Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Holiday Kits!

I sold a bunch of these at the show, so thought I should whip up a few for my Etsy shop. They include 4 note cards, 5 gift cards and 6 gift tags. $20, all packaged in a cello sleeve.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The holidays are upon us!

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by and now Thanksgiving is over (hope everyone had a really nice one). Things have been quite busy around the ol' PB studio, which is currently an embarrassing mess. Last week I finally completed my large wholesale order which I received at Handmade Arcade. It was my largest, money-wise, ever! What a relief when I delivered it Wednesday and she was thrilled! If you are in the Pittsburgh area, the store is Divertido in Lawerenceville. It is a fabulous store!

More orders to crank out this week, including one for Greenwich Letterpress in Greenwich Village! Take a peek at their website, what a great store!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Handmade Arcade November 10 & 11, 2007 - Pittsburgh

What a fantastic show! I exceeded my sales goal, met some wonderful people and picked up a large wholesale order from a fabulous local shop. Despite sore feet, some dirt (due to being in a building materials warehouse) and being located right under the very loud speaker, we had such a great time. My sister and trusty sidekick (pic below) came up from Nashville to help me out...I couldn't have done it without her!

Note: the photos aren't great, but wanted you all to see the table. We had quite a spread of goodies. And, yes, I desperately need a new sign!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Gocco Sunday

<<< What a freakin' mess!

Sunday should have been about getting organized and making products for my upcoming show, Handmade Arcade, here in Pittsburgh next weekend. But what did I do instead? I pulled out the Gocco printer (which I have had for a year or so) and decided to start using it. I have only used it one other time to mixed results. I guess I was thinking that it would be great to have some prints to sell at the show. This all goes back to my need to make something that doesn't get tossed out, like greeting cards.

This time around was much more fruitful than my previous attempt. So, introducing my first limited edition Gocco prints: "funky trees with bird in green"...ooh, such a clever name...

I had tons of fun with the Gocco, but what a mess I made! I was trying to limit myself to just two prints but did three...and was not happy with the third. I admit that I am still getting used to the whole, how many prints can I make? what do I do with the used screens? and how long do the prints have to dry? I have read that you can clean the screens and/or freeze them and reuse. I also feel like I wasted a lot of ink. And the used light bulbs...what to do with those? I hate to throw them out. Anyway, it was quite a fun and creative Sunday!

Tip: Old CD racks make great drying racks!