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welcome andrea and alyce!

 This is Alyce. She writes, knits, sings, plays the bass guitar, and makes people laugh. This is Andrea. She  a talented visual artist and dancer who is starting her own art studio, has pink hair, is super sweet, and has a way of making everyone feel super special. These wonderful ladies helped me out for my latest photo shoot of… Read more →

handmade handkerchiefs and a shag rug

I’ve slowly been wrapping my head around the appearance of fall. Not only does this mean apple cider, jackets, and pumpkins, (and my dear yellow puffy vest!) but it also means the holiday season is nearing for my business. WHOA! Where did summer go! This holiday season, I’m hoping for a lot of love from gift-givers visiting my shop looking… Read more →

Help with my company description? Thanks friends!

I’ve been busy putting together marketing material for myself, and have been mulling over a rough draft of my company description. I’ve never written something like this before for people to actually read and consider. It’s quite exciting! I’ve had to pull out the stops and remember all of the wonderful writing skills that I learned in college. It’s been… Read more →

Lauren Baker Arts

Lauren Baker has done it again. Although it was fast, we had another little photo shoot to record my work for a batch of t-shirts and skirts that are heading for Seattle WA. I recommend going to check out her website, www.laurenbakerarts.com. Not only does she do photography but she dances too! She’s leaving Chicago this week to move back… Read more →

Yay, I’m a Beautiful Blogger!

Awards, although completely unneccessary to survival, nonetheless are great at making people feel warm and fuzzy. Yesterday I was awarded a Beutiful Blogger award by the lovely Lee at his blog Tossing It Out. How sweet! Apparently, it is now my turn to share seven interesting things about myself. Here goes… 1. I am a dancer. Specifically a tap and… Read more →

Carmelized Onion Gluten-Free Pizza

  Mmmm…. gluten-free pizza. As some of you may know, I am gluten-free, mostly because of a wheat allergy. But I love me some gluten-free pizza. I recently ordered a box of pre-made gluten-free Glutino pizza crusts, and have been creating some rather unique pizzas. My favorite, however, was a carmelized onion pizza with a homemade sauce. Here are a… Read more →