Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Were you a winner of one of the studio give-aways and never got around to picking up your prize? Remember, that any remaining prizes need to be picked up by the end of the year (this show!)
If you don't make it to this show, have a very, Merry...
I'll look forward to seeing you NEXT year :)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I have my next 2 weeks planned out, ensuring that I can get the OODLES of orders filled in time for the promised dates...the studio Stop & Shop, Friday Dec 17 (10-7) and Saturday Dec 18 (9-noon). The studio will also be set up for last-minute SHOPPING on those dates, and gift certificates will be available, if you missed last weekend's special order deadline :)
If you need to find me before the Stop & Shop, I will be at Scott Middle School on Thursday December 9 (5-9). Hoping I can take Lucy...no homework ;D
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
"tag-alongs"...name is courtesy of Lucy :) I want to have more finished by Thursday, but will that happen?!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
More tomorrow, and if you missed yesterday, you can click HERE.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Today I'll show off a few silver pieces...I'm hoping for better outdoor lighting tomorrow so I can snap NEW photos.
This is one of my new necklace options, available for wearing charms as a necklace...mini-clips dangle from a 30" adjustable chain, spacing your charms for viewing! The necklace begins with 3 mini-clips, but I can add more...it's like a charm bracelet!
This is one of my new "charm-keepers." Different sizes, shapes in copper or silver start as the base for your glass or silver charms. This heart dangles from an adjustable silk cord, but it's also great attached to a silver chain. I'm displaying various 1/2 inch silver and copper pieces on this piece, and remember that while I have some ready for shopping, I also make them especially for you!
Friday, November 19, 2010
I'm here today (Saturday November 20) from 9-4. Southwood Lutheran is on 40th and just past Yankee Hill Road. Last year I was upstairs...not this time.
So...it's easy if you come in the back door. I'm straight back in the craft room beyond the stairs.
If you're shopping around upstairs, come DOWN the stairs and find me in that back room, before you wind around for the rest of the shopping.
The blog will have photos all of next week, with sneak peeks of what you can find at my upcoming open house. Also, I plan to mail postcards on Tuesday, which opens up the private trunk shows to everyone. So many fun charms and silver. See you soon!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
But now it's time!
Last week's give-away worked so well, that I'll repeat a version of it this week!
Blog readers get in on a SECRET...come visit me at my show this Saturday, Nov 20 at Southwood Lutheran (40th and Yankee Hill Rd) from 9-4. Be one of the FIRST FIVE SHOPPERS and mention you read my blog, and we'll tuck one of my fave polish pads and a surprise in with your purchase!
I'm busily working in the studio, getting ready for the Christmas Open House. Postcards should go out next week, and all details except my address will be on the blog (if you need the address, e-mail me...I just don't have my address floating all over the WWW!). I still have times available for private trunk shows, and readers have time to schedule before my cards get sent to everyone else.
All orders from now until the Open House (last day for special orders) will be ready at the Christmas Stop and Shop/Pick-up dates, and I won't be able to accomodate any rush orders, so that I can finish everyone's pretties in time :)
I can't wait for you to see all of the new pretties in the studio...I'm saving some JUST for that show...too fun!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I've been having drawings for studio-goodies for followers/comments here and on the studio FACEBOOK page...but I haven't gotten much on-line response (I hear all sorts of lovely things in person!), and there have been some unclaimed freebies (click HERE for give-away guidelines!).
NEW IDEA...this week, I will be at St. Mark's craft show (84th and Pioneers, 9-4, no admission). You readers get in on a SECRET....
Just tell me you saw my blog this week, and I'll tuck one of my favorite polishing pads and an additional surprise into the bags of the first 5 sales at my table on Saturday. FUN!!!
So...new this week..."dico-sticks," fill-in initials, bottles of treasure, military love, lots of Christmas, new necklace options!
And...if you love joining in with me on my blog, I LOVE to hear from you ;D
Friday, November 5, 2010
I have all of these special orders done...they'll be available tomorrow, or at upcoming shows or Thursday open studio hours...
Kate F...your copper cuff :)
Michelle (your M bee)
Shari B (your silver)
Amy J. (giftie love-handle)
Gina B (I'll look for you in Omaha, but it's DONE!)
Ann (silver combo)
Sharon S (silver/glass racing combo)
Can't wait to start seeing everyone...I'll be having new, new charms every week...look for new initials and Christmas this week!
Monday, November 1, 2010
That means art/craft shows are in full swing, and I'm preparing for the studio Open House (Dec 2-4) in between shows!
I am opening up the calendar for studio private trunk shows the week leading up to my open house...you may reserve one of these slots for you + 5-10 friends on a first-come basis:
Sunday Nov 28...1pm or 3:30 pm
Monday Nov 29...5pm or 7pm
Tuesday Nov 30...5pm or 7pm
These times are wonderful for special orders and looking through my pretties with your friends. Plan to come without the kiddos because Lucy will be helping with orders :)
This Saturday I'll be at St. John's in Lincoln (76th and Vine Streets), from 9-4. This is the show that has Lucy's vote for #1 sloppy-joes! It's where I buy my honey and dishcloths, too!
I'm in the beginning stages of putting together next year's calendar...any suggestions for places/shows? This week's give-away is for a 1/2 inch silver initial tag. Comment HERE or on the studio FACEBOOK page to be entered in the give-away and then check back on Friday to see if you are the winner!
Friday, October 29, 2010
I am at St. Wenceslaus in Omaha tomorrow, Saturday October 30 from 9-3:30. I plan to have open studio hours on Thursday from 10-2 and then will be at St. John's in Lincoln on Saturday November 6.
I should have LOTS of special orders ready for that show...I'll post names of everyone whose order is done on Friday, so you can check there to see if it's ready...looks like everyone who ordered before and up to Norris should be ready for that show!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I was SO very busy at St. Robert's boutique last night!
My word, it was a fabulous show...many, many of my favorite people showed up (all asking about the lovely Lucy, who was home on a school night!), and I met so many new wonderful folks.
But there are so many thank you's to send out...
*To the wonderful, smiling organizers of the boutique...WOW! I even got a goodie-bag!
*To my aunt, who brought me a plate of food and my fave diet cherry pepsi!
*To the sweet Patricia who not only helped me schlep in armloads of goods before the show, but stayed at the end to help finish bringing my items to the car (and she had kiddos at home!)
*To the MANY lovely shoppers who never complained that they had to "take a number" to talk to me (that's not usually the case when I have Lucy with me).
I took an afternoon break today and I'm ready for Norris tomorrow, 9-4 in the gym...see you there!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Here is a sampling of what I have ready for grandma charms...remember I can always make special ones for "that special grandma"...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I'm hoping to post daily photos this week, showing samples of the charms I've been working on over the past month...N's, FAIRIES, initials, new words, fall/Halloween, a tiny taste of Christmas, GLITTER...
I will not have Thursday hours this week, as I'm getting ready for the show at St. Robert's in Omaha that evening. And I'll be at Norris on Saturday October 23 (I got a double booth...HOORAY!).
Amy B. is the lucky-ducky winner this week...e-mail me Amy and we'll get your polishing pads to you!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Very popular...Nebraska "N", fairies, initials, Halloween, bitties, bracelets, MY SILVER, and the new adjustable chains. I had one new chain, put together just that morning, hadn't even priced it or taken a photo yet...I'll have to make a new one! Can't wait to see what I'll finish in the studio over the next two weeks...I have high hopes for lots of initials (new styles), some more fairies, and LOTS OF SILVER. Wish me luck to stay on task...
So here are my details for this week...I don't have a show this Saturday (October 16), but do have TWO slots left for private trunk shows in my studio on that day. You may reserve one by phone or e-mail (make sure I confirm your time!). That's my last Saturday available until after Christmas. I'm still taking reservations for some evenings and Sunday afternoons.
And for last week's winner of the copper cuff, stamped with her quote of choice...Kate F. Contact me, Kate so I can write your name in my winner book and I'll get working on your cuff.
Now for this week...I still have lots of shows left...where do you hope to find me? Comment here or on the studio FACEBOOK page and you could win a 3-pk of my favorite polishing pads. Check back here on Friday to see if you're the winner...I can actually send those in the mail:)
Now...busy, busy, busy! So many ideas...
Monday, October 4, 2010
I brought a very large assortment of pretties, and loved the size/layout of my space. I've been inspired to contact all of my upcoming venues to see if I can duplicate my larger space...I think I've outgrown the normal 8x8 size-limitations :) If it doesn't work for this year, I'll make sure to request it for next year!
I introduced my "like a girl" cuffs over the summer and then saw a special t-shirt while shopping with Lucy last week. Here's my take on it in copper...$22-$25 (remember I can make a custom cuff for YOU!), or I can duplicate it in sterling for $55.
So...what would you "say" on your wrist? Comment here or on the studio FACEBOOK page and I'll pick a random winner for a copper version of the cuff. Check back on Friday to see if you're the lucky-ducky winner, and then contact me to get in my WINNER book!
I'll have more details on Friday about the show at Lincoln Southwest High School, as well as all of the new pretties I'll be bringing to show you :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
The fairies...coffee, chocolate (had to make more!), cookie, soda, cupcake, veggie, scrapbooking (new ones), sewing, and NEW...quilting, peanut butter, SHOE, #1 Fan, Garage Sale! I have a few more in the works...too many ideas :)
The winner of the free $12 charm is Shawn, who commented on Facebook. Contact me Shawn, and I'll put you in the Winner book for a future freebie you can redeem the next time you see me!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Nebraska charms, fairy charms...
school charms (Omaha this week, Lincoln next week!)...
Twinkles and sticks...
Words and glitter...
It seems every time I think I have fun charms ready for my fall shows, I need to fill in more (hooray, but I need something to take to shows!)
I wanted to post the my new "N" charm...red glitter on black...but it sold yesterday at the open house, so I'll slip the photo in later when I finish another one!
I almost forgot to announce this week's give-away...I'm so busy chuckling over some new fairy additions I'm working on this week...shh...they're a secret until my next 2 shows...Millard West (Oct 2) for the Omaha bunch and Lincoln Southwest (Oct 9) for Lincoln gals.
Who in your life is on your charm gift list for this fall? Sister, Aunt Molly, neighbor-Nancy...comment here or on the studio Facebook page and I'll pick a random winner on Friday for a free $12 charm. Check back on Friday to see if you're the winner!
Hope to see some friendly faces at Millard West this Saturday...Lucy and I will be there from 9-4, she's hoping they serve sloppy joes, her fave craft show food!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I will have new...Nebraska, fairies, Halloween, glitter, LOTS of Sorority charms, new necklaces, including the charm-keepers and mini-clip necklaces...
I will have silver and other fun add-ons for making bracelets and necklaces.
This is my last pre-craft show setting for awhile, a really good time to ask for custom charms and silver!
See you...hoping for a sunny day!
Monday, September 13, 2010
I have a surprise engagement next week, and I'll be working in a give-away with that trunk show...more details next Monday...
And now, more tagging...I can't wait to see what all of the other artists bring!
Monday, September 6, 2010
The Studio Open House runs this Thursday (5-8...I won't be open during the day for regular studio hours, getting ready for the show!), Friday (10-3 and 5-8), and Saturday (10-4). I have a group coming in from Omaha for a private trunk show, as well.
So...for anyone who follows me on this blog or on the studio FACEBOOK page, you have the insider scoop for this week's give-away...
Anyone who comments on this blog or on the studio FB page by Thursday, may come to the open house and ask for their FREE polishing pad with their order. It's only good for this weekend (you can't ask for it at another show, silly!), and you need to say "hi" to me at one of these on-line locations, by Thursday 5pm.
If your want to hear about my Chicago trip, scroll down to the previous entry, and now I'm back to work!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
***re-read edit by Sarah...hopefully everyone who knows me realizes I meant that the PHOTO, not the trip was a bit fuzzy! Oh my!
I "needed" to be working, getting ready for this week's Studio Open House, but I think I REALLY needed some R & R and time with hubby. I also got 2 days with good friend, Shelly, who was the perfect shopping partner...and a really good map reader!
I managed a bit of a "buying trip," hitting one of my favorite vintage shops...look for upcoming rescued silverware jewelry. I did leave behind one PERFECT set of cake forks and server. I think I might have cried if I'd actually cut them up for parts.
So-oo...the first part of this week is all about getting ready for September 9th, 10th and 11th Studio Show...more tomorrow, or check my events list for times. If you aren't getting e-mails or postcards from me, you'll need to e-mail me for location.
Kerry D. is this week's lucky-ducky winner of the 1/2 inch silver initial disk. Contact me Kerry, to get that in my list of to-do's!
Watch tomorrow for a fun give-away for faithful Brown Dog Studio blog watchers!
Monday, August 30, 2010
The past weeks have been filled with glitter, bitties, Halloween, and more. I'm hoping to play with silver for a few days...so many ideas, so little time :)
I'd love to hear from you this week...comment here or on the studio Facebook page to be entered in a random drawing for a 1/2 inch silver initial charm. Check back on SUNDAY to see if you are the winner.
Oooh...I gotta get working...tray of bitties calling my name!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Jamie W,a new studio FB fan, is the lucky-ducky winner of this week's random drawing for the 3-pk of polishing pads...contact me Jamie so you can make your silver and charms all shiny!
I'm still taking calls for private trunk shows...some of you are trying to find THE date for you and your friends.
Now...for what's really important...what kind of PIE do I need tomorrow at market?
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
On Monday, I plan to let you start reserving times for private studio Trunk Shows, beginning in September. These are perfect for groups of 5+ friends, co-workers, sisters (and MOM!)...you get extra-special help for custom orders, plus there's usually a lot of laughing while you help Susie pick out what SHE needs! I only have 2 available Saturdays, some Sunday afternoons, and one or 2 evenings per week. If you have a group that can come during the school day, we can work with that, too.
Now for this week's lucky-ducky give-away winner...Natasha is a new fan on the studio Facebook page and should contact me to claim her prize, the "secret locket".
Hope to see lots of friendly faces tomorrow at market...I sure hope Mary Helen has a pie with my name on it!
Monday, August 16, 2010
So...Cathedral will be Wednesday September 15 (evening)-Sunday September 19. I'm almost certain that my open studio show will move one week earlier, to September 9, 10, 11. I'll finalize that later this week, but whew...thanks for the call, Katie:)
In all of my recent events, I've been having fun working with a combination of glass charms and SILVER. One very popular item this week was the "secret" locket... I'm asking everyone for what they would like on the outside... ...and then the secret-inside of a locket they might wear! You can comment on this blog entry, or go to the studio FACEBOOK page to add your two cents. You should check back on Friday to see if you are the random winner.
I'll be mentioning this again next week (when I have the kiddos' school events calendar in hand), but I'm going to open up the studio schedule in about a week for private trunk shows. These shows offer more time with me than regular open houses or craft shows and have been a lot of fun!
Friday, August 13, 2010
...the new "rescued silverware" jewelry made last week!And a taste of the other market vendors...Mary Helen's pies, cookies and pesto...
And you never know WHAT else...often there's a new vendor bringing surprises:)
I hope to see you! Gina B. became a new fan this week on Facebook, and is the lucky-ducky winner of the free 1/2 inch silver disk. Contact me, Gina...I'll bet we can figure something out to add into your order from this week, just in time for delivery!
Monday, August 9, 2010
...wonderful bubbles combined with my silver, colorful beads on bracelet or chain
Speaking of ideas...Lucy and I welcomed a group of friends to a private trunk show over the weekend...2 hours of dedicated studio time, perfect for shopping and special orders! Your friends (sisters, moms!) are great at helping pick your favorite photos, finding THE perfect charms, and knowing exactly what Aunt Susie wants for her birthday. I LOVE watching what everyone chooses, and I always end up with some new ideas for even more additions to the studio. (Yipes!)
I'll be ready to accept "fall" dates for private trunk shows as soon as I get my children's school calendars at the end of this month. I'll book 2-hour trunk shows for groups of 5+ friends...daytime, evenings or weekends (other than my open houses, these are the only evenings and weekends I open the studio!).
I'll be working with a lot of silver this week, so let's make this week's give-away one of my 1/2 inch silver disks...fits a name, an initial, short word...say "hello" here or on the studio FACEBOOK page (or become a new FAN of Brown Dog Studio on Facebook!). Mention some of your favorites, or what you're wanting to look for in future shows...Check back on Friday to see if you were picked by the oh-so-scientific method (out of a hat!).
Friday, August 6, 2010
I have been oh-so-busy with glass charms, and although some will work their way into my inventory, most will make their BIG debut during the September studio open house...although if you come to the studio during Thursday hours (10-2), you'll be able to sneak peek/purchase early!
I loved the suggestions I received here and on Facebook (you can still "like" me by becoming a fan of the studio, you don't even have to make me your friend if you don't want to;)
Amy B. is the lucky-ducky random winner of the free $12 glass charm...contact me, Amy, and I'll put you in my WINNER book!
This week, find me Saturday morning at the Piedmont Market (Cotner and A Streets) from 8-noon, Tuesday evening in Omaha from 4-8 at Yesterday's Scrapbooking (3673 N 129th St), and during Thursday studio hours (10-2). I've penciled the dates of September 16-18 for the Studio Open House...Big-Big!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Somehow we managed to forget we brought the camera...I think it was the last-minute run I made to Walmart 10 minutes before the show to purchase camp chairs (which we'd forgotten in Lincoln)! So all I have to show is a close-up of one of the new shirts I made for us to wear at shows.
Sold lots of charms, some new silver and necklaces...had great requests/suggestions for charms that made me think, "why did I never think of that?" I'll let you find these this fall when they're in my new line-up!
For this week's give-away I have a request...ideas for occupations, hobbies and maps...some of them will make it into my inventory...add those ideas here or on the studio Facebook page and you'll be entered in the random drawing for a free $12 charm, winner to be announced here on Friday! I have so much work planned for this week...inspired (!), but we're off to the movies with my auntie this afternoon...lovin' the stay-cation:)
Friday, July 30, 2010
You have to take a look at some of what I've made...
I made a few ribbon-ruffles...this bracelet nestles pearls and amazonite beads between purple gingham.
adjustable silk bracelets...I counted 8 of them in fun colors with silver, glass and bead-rings.
Monday, July 26, 2010
After weeks of saying "never" to all-day, outdoor shows, I got excited about doing Art-in-the-Park in Hastings. I will be there on Sunday, from 10-5, with what feels like a HUGE space, compared to most craft shows I do. I'm contemplating 3 or 4 tables and planning to bring more of my jewelry (in addition to my glass charms) than I'm generally able to show outside the studio.
Creativity "planned" for this week...some necklaces and bracelets, more leather, a new silver board (mine's on loan for a show planned next month!), and cute dog t-shirts for Lucy and me.
I'm on a week hiatus from charm-making (unless you're one of my special orders!), then next week I'll be back to my fun make-it list.
So, for this week's give-away...say hello in the post comments for this blog entry, or come find me/LIKE me over on the studio FACEBOOK page. I'll draw a winner on Friday, so you can check back to find out if you've won a 3-pack of my favorite polishing pads! ...Lucy has informed me that she thinks it's difficult to add a comment onto the blog...If you're having troubles, e-mail me and I'll see if my "expert advice" might be of help:)
Now I'm off to buy a canopy/tent...we outdoor gals need to keep in the shade!
Friday, July 23, 2010
I'm planning to take a sampling of my the charms tomorrow morning...and then I'll be getting my own veggies...some green beans and cucumbers for certain, and I'm REALLY wanting one of Mary Helen's pies:)
There was no tie settled between PIE and CAKE this week in my comments...rather, I think we even added ICE CREAM into the mix of fave sweets! But AMY's comment was chosen as the winner...contact me Amy, and you'll be entered into my winner book! I know there were some charms you'd like to choose from for your free $12 charm!
Watch for even MORE charms in Monday's post...
Monday, July 19, 2010
Many of this week's charms were results of YOUR requests or things we laughed about and later I said..."um, THAT could be pretty."
I had lots of requests for scrapbook charms...these are just a few!
Crowns, tiaras...WITH glitter were already on my to-dos, but when Amy and friends mentioned FROGS and crowns, I came up with some of these:) The backs are even funnier!
I spent 2 glorious days being creative, witty (in my mind, don't burst my bubble!) without worrying about making lots...the results were many FAIRIES... scrapbook,
chocolate, cupcake, more coffee...AND...PIE!!!! Anyone who's talked to me knows my love of CAKE...(click to view photos!)...but it took some Saturday mornings at the Piedmont Market with Mary Helen and some conversations with Lucy and family to remind me "I'm a PIE GIRL at heart! Can't have pie in the fridge that the kids and I aren't fighting over who gets it for breakfast!" So here are a few charms in my tribute to PIE!
If you've made it through this LENGTHY entry, you deserve to enter my give-away this week...are you a PIE girl or do you flip for CAKE? Comment here or on my studio FACEBOOK page and you'll be entered to win a fee $12 glass charm. Check back on Friday to see if you're the random winner. If you really want me to dream of sweet treats while I'm working on oh-so-many more charms this week, tell me your FAVORITES...Yum!