Wednesday, May 25, 2011

anniversary, part 5: shopping

I found this adorable alpaca panda at the SAM in Seattle. Even though he was pricey- I had to have him.

Crafty Wonderland. It's like Etsy in a store. I want to live in Portland just so I can sell my stuff there.

I got some stuff at the store- then they had an event at the convention center, and I bought more handcrafted goodies.

I found this amazing artist, but didn't buy any of her stuff...yet. Fernworks. She layers resin and paint to add depth to her work. I love it. I find her work so calming and pretty.

She also makes jewelry. How gorgeous are these necklaces? She uses grass, saffron and other "found" objects in the layering process. (images borrowed from her website)

You have to check out chet and dot's Etsy shop...

This sweet little whale now resides in my miniature shelf...

And a house almost exactly like this one was the thank you gift I gave to Nan for taking such good care of my house and kittens. (images taken from her etsy shop)

A Woolie Original. I love this piece. It's mounted on wood and hangs to the right of my desk in my studio. Love it. I like to stare at it whist I'm sewing.

This knitted kitten pillow? Are you kidding me? I hug it all the time. Knitted by Emmakat.

Ohhh, the tail. So it sits on it's own. Independent, like a real kitteh!

Can you even believe this little freaked out felt carrot? They also had cheese, bacon, tofu, a tooth, some toast, and a drumstick. He had a pin on him that said "I heart veggies" but it was obscuring his smirk, so I removed it. Handmade by buttonarcade.

So after all the art buying- I limited myself to only 2 (out of the ten) fabric shops that I wanted to visit. I have so much fabric hoarded already- it seemed stupid after finding all that gorgeous art to bring back a ton more. So I just got a few cuts...

I found this fabulous Alexander Henry 60 inch home dec weight fabric at Fabric Depot. Half off. For reals. I may just have to re-upholster my kitchen chairs...

I got these amazing Japanese fabrics at Cool Cottons. I've only ever seen this brand online, so seeing them in person made me giddy. The top two are going to be aprons. The linen owls are waiting for the perfect project, and the other fabric...'s a double gauze. Yes, that's right- just like the Aden and Anais blankets. It's so so soft. And I love those little pigs!

Obviously, I spent all the money I have been saving. Money well spent.

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