September 29, 2008

Slow-Ea-Po

Slow-Ea-Po

........And it was totally my fault!! Who knows what in the world I was thinking doing a craft show at a bar this past Saturday night?! Perhaps the visions of super nummy cocktails coupled with the idea of rock surging through out my bones clouded my brain.

I sell jewelry and hair accessories that appeal mostly to children and teens, not rocker queens. Both of the items that I sold were in the first hour of the show (thank you Heather (My Red Gumball) and kind stranger lady!!!).


Thankfully Trish (Felt Up Tees) came to visit, yap, drink and eat some bar fries with me. I was also lucky to be in between two other local Etsians, Adrienne (Mmm....Fiber whom I traveled to New York with last year for the PDX Etsy trunk show) and Paula (Paula Deer) who I'd never had the chance to meet before (super nice).
Later in the evening the music started rockin' and the crowd became full of energy, amongst other things. I got to see a bass made out of a suitcase, yes ladies and gentlemen, a suitcase. I also got to see a drummer do some fancy baton like twirlin' action with his stick between beats and experienced my first burlesque troupe.
I was happy for the entertainment and if anything the event totally got me out of the house, and that my friends is a feat within itself!!

September 26, 2008

Rock Out With Your Crafty Self!!

Summer's Last Rockin' Outdoor Fest!!

(I know it's fall but we can pretend right?)

Vendors Participating:

Paper Wings
sweet bonny
Pearly Grey
Mmm...Fiber!
Loot
Meshel Designs
dwanjabi
The Darras
MOSS
Little Daisy Chains <--------That's Me!!
Northwest Shirts
Coco & Co Fine Chocolates
2monkees
sybil designs
A Going Green Initiative
Adorable Spraypaint Art
Paula Deer
PDX Softgoods
Molly Muriel
Scrumptious Suds

Come check it out Saturday Sept. 27th 4pm-2am!!
Plan B Bar 1305 SE 8thPortland, OR 97214
Sponsored by Bitch Magazine, Full Sail, KPSU, DIY Alert, Viso, The Portland Mercury, The Darras & Integrity Spirits

September 24, 2008

Feelin' All Kinds Of Busy

Buzzzzzzzzzz................






Bumble Bee TuTu by courtneyluv
Bee Bot Robot Pouch by anatomyofaskirt
Large Bowl Honeybee by CircaCeramics
Puff and Bees Print by ConstantDreamer
Bee Bee Smashing Lite Bracelet by Smashing

September 23, 2008

I Heart Relate Magazine.....




Because Relate Magazine Hearts Me!!!





About a month ago I was contacted by Relate Magazine, an online publication geared toward teens. They wanted to do a feature on my children's line Little Daisy Chains. I was ecstatic. I sent in a few samples and I nervously awaited a reaction. They loved them!! We did an interview and here is what came of it.


I'm super excited and had to share! Hope you like it!!

September 21, 2008

Happy, Happy Bailey Day!!



Bay turns 4!!

September 20, 2008

Picture Day, Oh The Memories!!

Ode To Picture Day!!
I don't know what it is exactly about picture day, but I'll never forget it. Every year the same routine. Standing in a line watching each classmate in front of you take their turn. Most of them forcing a smile or just not smiling at all, just staring daring the camera to make them. All of the fidgeting in line, the mixture of boredom and nervousness hoping that this year’s picture didn't suck as much as the last.


As I awkwardly grew up my pictures seemed to get worse year by year. Some years my super straight hair was forced into curls they wanted no part of by parents obsessed with the "perfect" picture. Crazy bangs, crooked smiles or blinking eyes. I just couldn't seem to win.


My kiddo’s picture day is Monday and thankfully they've missed out on the curse of picture land. Could it be because I'm a Mom and just think they're cute or do they feel the same way about theirs that I did mine??

To skip out on the horror of sharing with you what were my picture days I decided to finally check out a site I found out about on WhiMSy love's blog a while back called year book yourself and fashioned one of my own. What do you look like? Go See!!!

September 19, 2008

Sugar On The Brain

Mmmmm..............
I don't know what it is or why but this week I've had sugar on the mind and so much so that just the other night as I checked my messages on my laptop before bed I suddenly thought to myself.... 'I wonder if Etsy has any sweets?' Sure enough! Check out these drool worthy finds.
BANANA BUTTERSCOTCH BAD BOYS by FatDaddyBakeShop

White Chocolate Cherry by KEcookies

Apple Pie Caramel Apple by DoubleDippedSweets


Coconut Almond Chocolate Brownies by Bluejss2002


Raspberry Mini's - Anna's Oatcakes by DownFromtheMountains



The Devil's Bon Bons - box of six (6) by sugarsmitten


September 18, 2008

The Shop Heard Around The World





Fruit Punch Designs crafts fun and festive whimsical wearable art. From belts to handbags all in you guessed it, Massachusetts!! Find their great products online or at their mobile boutique that now carries Little Daisy Chains ribbon bracelets along with a variety of unique handcrafted goodies from artists found far and wide.

September 17, 2008

Little Daisy Chains Goes Street Side!

Daisy Chains Fall/Holiday Craft Show Schedule 2008

September 27th 4pm-midnight
Plan B Bar1305 SE 8thPortland, OR 97214
NO COVER! ROCKIN' BANDS! ROCKIN' ARTISAN BOOTHS! BBQ! PORTLAND CELEBRITY DUNK TANK!
October 12th 11am-4pm
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E. Burnside Portland, OR
Crafty Wonderland voted "Best of the City '08" by Portland Monthly Magazine!
October 25th 10am-4pm
Second Annual Milwaukie Elementary Expo & Bazaar
11250 SE 27th Ave. Milwaukie, OR 97222
October 24th & 25th All Day & Night
EtsyKids BOGO Sale
Online in my Etsy Shop http://www.daisychains.etsy.com/
Buy One, Get One 50% Off Select Items

November 8th 10am-3pm
4401 SE Evergreen Street
30% of my sales will be donated to Lewis Elementary School
November 14th 2:15-6pm
The 3rd Annual Llewellyn Holiday Market
Llewellyn Elementary School 6301 SE 14th Avenue
10% of my sales will be donated to the school
November 15th 10-4pm
The 3rd Annual Llewellyn Holiday Market
Llewellyn Elementary School 6301 SE 14th Avenue
10% of my sales will be donated to the school
November 22nd 10am-4pm
Inside the Historic Ballroom of The Irvington Tennis Club
November 30th 10am-6pm
Secret Society Ballroom 112 Ne Russell St.
10% of my sales will go to support the Oregon Food Bank
December 7th 11am-6pm
The Chelsea Ballroom 1510 SE 9th Portland, OR 97214
December 7th 1pm-4pm
Heathman Hotel Portland, OR
10% of sales go toward the league
(Amanda Bowe will represent me at this show)
December 13th 9am-3pm
Butler Creek Elementary School 2008 Holiday Bazaar
2789 SW Butler Road Gresham, OR 97080

*December 14th 11am - 7pm
At The Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall E
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
*On Waiting List/Volunteer

*December 20th 8am - 3pm
2nd Annual Winter Solstice Sale
1825 SW BroadwayPortland, OR 97201
List will be updated throughout the season, hope to see you around!!

September 16, 2008

Queen of the Quirk

quirk
(kw├╗rk)




1. A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists" Harriet Beecher Stowe.
2. An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary: a quirk of fate.
3. A sudden sharp turn or twist.
4. An equivocation; a quibble.
5. Architecture A lengthwise groove on a molding between the convex upper part and the soffit.


[Origin unknown.]
quirki·ly adv.
quirki·ness n.
quirky adj.


I've been tagged by Miss WhiMSy love to list 6 quirky things about myself, this should be easy, embarrassing, but easy!!
1. I can do the thumbs up gesture with both my hands and my feet.





2. In 4th grade a group of about 5-6 friends and I formed a jump rope team where we would make up tricks along to a play list of very cool songs. We would practice at recess. We asked the Principal if we could perform in front of the whole school (grades K-5th) and she said yes. We did. It was very Napoleon Dynamite-esque, geek goes cool goes geek again. I still have my jump rope in a box in the garage.





(Not Me, But Yes Ladies and Gentleman I Could Do This)


3. I took tap in middle school. I randomly will break out some moves in the kitchen or dining room when I'm feeling silly and/or happy. I must be happier than I realize because my daughter now taps away while we are in stores, at school or at home.




4. I communicate much better in writing than in person or by phone.


5. Until just recently when ever crossing a bridge I would roll down the window so that if I were to end up in the water below I could swim out and survive. Apparently the blow of hitting the water would have no affect on me.....






6. To go into a store or any public place alone I have to have a fresh piece of gum to pop in my mouth or I won't go. If you ever need gum let me know, I'll have it.

Off to go tag;

1. Trish of Felt Up Tees
2. Sarah of Urban Designs
3. Jennifer of Punky Kidz/Urban Designs
4. Lea of LeaK Arts
5. Ryan of Littleput Books
6. Danielle of Poetic Purl

September 15, 2008

Thinking Outside The Box

Stop Hiding Your Pretties In Boxes,
Display Them!!
Jewelry Box Shutter - Aqua Blue by kakilakimoon
Knightly Elegance by 2ndChances

Grey Squircles Necklace Holder by YellowCanoe
Earring Holder - Silver Bloom Medium by anneball
Mini Mannequin by angeli
Quad Rack -Small by Shauneil

Jewelry Frame - Red Tin Square by MorganDesign
Tune in Tokyo Dot Dot Dot by antongabler
Living Steel Jewelry Display by TimothyAdamDesigns
Wood Jewelry Frame by PurpleDesignStudio
Click on the display you like to find out more!!

September 11, 2008

Hello Wisconsin!!


dainty daisies
317 Market Street Oshkosh, WI 54901

Are you looking for a little flair to add to your hair??



Well then check out dainty daisies in downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin where you can now find Little Daisy Chains hair accessories for wee ones, hipsters and the like!

Here are just 5 of the 18 possibilities!





Thank you Michelle!!

September 9, 2008

Space Type Thing

Like Your Space?
Want It Blogged About?

Then check out

Etsy Spaces


a blossoming blog project by Renee of Renee's Paper & Yarn

September 7, 2008

The Making of a Jump!

READY?
SET!


GO!
Yay for play dates!!!
Mik and I are back from our trip to Spokane and I just had to share a few pictures before I head off to bed! If you'd like to read more about our fun day with the WhiMSy Fam. and see more goofy and silly pictures visit Nikki's blog http://whimsy-girl.blogspot.com/2008/09/yay-for-rad-visitors.html .

It was the best day I've had in a loooooooooooooooong time!!

September 5, 2008

Stone Temple Pilots And A Nikki Chick


Can You See Just What Mik Wants?




The Stone Temple Pilots!


Mik and I are packing our bags and headed on over to Spokane's Knitting Factory to enjoy the sound of my husband's favorite person ever.



Scott Weiland

We missed them at Bumbershoot due to a doink in timing so we're catching him in Washington. Mik is completely thrilled that STP has decided to reunite for a few more shows and I'll have to say it's kind of hard not to catch all of the excitement, even if I am the only one of us that has moved on from the 90's.

AND.........................................................


Since we'll be in the "area" Mik and I will be stopping off for another Etsy BFF meet and greet, hubbies and all!!


I can't wait! See you Sunday Nik, Nik the in Washington chick!!