Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Friday, October 29, 2010

This week...

This week I worked busily on special orders and BUBBLES. I also have some fun bits and pieces to show off, as long as they stick around ;O

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

reminders...and THANK YOU! I have zero photos to share today, because...

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 and grandma dedicated am I to this week's photo challenge that I was outside in the wet grass getting photos before my trip to Omaha for tonight's appearance at St. Robert's (5-9).
Here is a sampling of what I have ready for grandma charms...remember I can always make special ones for "that special grandma"...
Here are a few for mommies...I get lots of requests for these for Christmas gifts...
Now off to Omaha...hope to see some of your faces tonight :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

...more charms

These are such sweet little charms...5/8 inch squares, aqua blue on vintage ivory text...

For more of what you'll find in my new charms, scroll back over the past 2 days...can you believe I've posted THREE days in a row now?!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

...more Nebraska

I finished more fairies today...I'm keeping them under wraps until you see them at a show ;D

Scroll back one day if you want to look at the INITIALS I posted yesterday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

my goal this

My intention this week is to post photos of glass charms I've just added to my collection.

Today...INITIALS! In addition to replacing sparkle-y twinkle letters and bright glitters, the above are some of my BRAND NEW initials. I've taken the liberty of sorting out some "S" charms, for Sarah, of course! You may also notice the silver "S" which is also brand new, and will be joined by other letters of the alphabet over the next few weeks. I have more initials planned for next week, too!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week...and winner!


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

this week...and winner

The show at Lincoln Southwest was so much fun. Lucky to have sister-Emily come for a few hours so Lucy and I each had time to eat and take quickie-break. I could have used her the whole day, but 3 of us don't really fit behind the tables :) Our part towards the shopping experience... the brown dog (aka Miso) got a new collar with pink flowers and Lucy ordered a gorgeous "L" for her wall.

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

new in the studio...

What an amazing show at Millard many friends showed up to see us, and there were lots of new faces.

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

winner...and where to find me tomorrow!

You can find me at Millard West High School tomorrow, Saturday October 2, from 9-4. I have an extra-large space, so I'm bringing more than just adjustable mini-clip chains, fun new sterling, and SO-MANY new charms, whew!

The, 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!