A LandScape Of Handmade Goods + Art

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Think Pink!

Feeling a bit pinky today. Don't know why. I should be feeling blue considering I'm in the middle of moving. :) I've shown you the green pillows, now here are the pink ones. They're in the etsy shop. I've thrown in a pink painting just because of the pink theme. Happy Thursday!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thank You Treat!

I want to thank Derilyn at Treat for highlighting my work on her fabulous blog. It was the first non softie blog to feature my work and I was pretty excited. Check out her great, inspirational, design, artsy, kick-butt blog at http://www.treat.typepad.com/.

Ugly, Yummy Polyester

look at that tan + white pattern...love it!
also lovin' the cute pink + white floral pattern
Woke up Sunday morning (yes, this post is tardy due to photo upload issues) with one thought pounding at my head ... Polyester! Had to run out to see the "fabric lady" at my local flea market and her stock did not disappoint. Found some things on top but then starting digging through bolt after bolt and found gold. Just what I was looking for, Poly and her sister Ester. I was craving some really ugly polyester. You know ... the kind of polyester you see in the photos of your grampy in his favorite ugly poly pants from way back when. I love that ugly, ugly polyester. To me, it's delicious. I didn't find the ugly stuff but was still happy with my discoveries. Can't wait to dig in. I'm having visions of dolls, christmas stockings, hats, mittens and maybe some bags. Yummy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Inventory Findings

hand drawn coasters
patchwork pincushions w/hand drawn appliquesThe ProodinThorpe Family of plush dolls

Here are some of the inventory items I came upon yesterday while packing. Some of these goodies will find their way over to etsy the first week of October. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Items in Etsy Shop After 10/1

Over the next 2 weeks I'll be packing and moving, so I will post all new items after October 1st. This whole process has allowed me to see just how much inventory I have. I came across things I'd completely forgotten about that had all been neatly packed away awaiting the day I had an online shop. I found cat dolls, bird dolls, girl dolls, indian inspired dolls, wallets, pillows, eyeglass cases, christmas stockings and ornaments, some funky, textile wall art - all kinds of stuff. If I do any holiday shows this year, I have plenty of inventory to work with. :)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Polyester Junction + Etsy

Sorry ... So excited to actually have an etsy shop that I had to say it again ... even though I already mentioned it below. Yaaaaaaaaaay!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Carneys Are Headin' Over To Etsy

Celestia : Magda
Myrtle : Gingko
The Carneys are leaving Carneyville for Etsy. Well...some of them are heading over to etsy. I can't let all of my babies go. For those of you who don't know the Carney story, they are my latest series of plush dolls who include Myrtle, Valentino, Gingko, Gumbo, Magda, Doodlebug and Celestia. The Carney name derives from the fact that they were reincarnated them from gently used fabrics like corduroys, t-shirts, skirts, etc. I love recycling and thinking of new ways to turn one thing into another thing. Here are 4 of them. I think Myrtle will stay with moi. I love her. She's an odd looking girl but that's what I love about her. Also, she was my first Carney and, thus, has my heart. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Etsy Shop Up & Running

Ok...It's 12:08 am and I've spent the better part of the day...oops...I mean yesterday working on an etsy account and now I can say I have an Etsy shop ... finally! :) You'll find coasters and sachets (like those above) and so much more. Feel free to open the door and come on in to http://www.polyesterjunction.etsy.com/.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I've never owned an apron in my life but almost two weeks ago, during an after dinner clean-up, I looked like I'd been in a wicked, water balloon fight with about 20 5 year olds. Lightbulb moment ensued - perhaps I needed an apron. Off to the sewing machine I went and here is the result. Now, I want to make a truckload more - in every color!

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Product Line, Chapter 3, Pillow Talk

For all of you pillow lovers, have a gander at these green delights. All cotton covers with an envelope back for easy removal of the pillow insert. The above pillow is a mod design in shades of green, blue and off white. The pillow below is done in a patchwork of three different fabrics - the mod green to the right, a green paisley to the left and a solid darker green on the bottom right. Passe un bon weekend. :)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My Art Porfolio

I just created a portfolio of my work on a wonderful site for artists to showcase their work called Warm Toast Cafe. I felt it necessary to do so since this blog mostly focuses on the crafty side of my work. For those of you who need a portfolio, check it out. You can see my paintings and collages at http://www.warmtoastcafe.com/art/tracyv/.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New Product Line, Chapter 2, Smell This!

SACHETS: Here are more new goods for the home. These sweet, petite, sachets are filled with the most wonderfully fragrant lavender ever - and it's organic! I've worked with lavender on other projects in the past and was a bit disappointed with the weak scent but this new lavender is really going to make the drawers and closets smell good. I guess organic is better! I was so happy with my herb purchase that I have to share information on this shop with you. It's called Acadia Herbals (http://www.acadiaherbals.com/). The owner is an herbalist (who also makes fabulous soaps), so how great is that for all of you herb lovers out there?

Sunday, September 2, 2007

New Product Line, Chapter 1, Roller Coasters

COASTERS: Here is a wee sample of the new products I've been jawing on about. They include pillows, aprons, coasters, sachets and more. These cotton coasters are 4"x4" and the bottom is done in a contrasting color from the top. Enjoy!