Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Friday, October 28, 2011 Faith Lutheran on Saturday...and info about Private Trunk Shows

I will be at Faith Lutheran on Saturday, Oct 29 from 9-4. I have SO many lovelies, including more chalkboards, new little "erase" boards, remaining Halloween, and a smattering of Christmas.

...and LOTS and LOTS of orders ready for pick-up. Check your e-mails tonight if I had something I promised to get to you for this show :)

I will not have any shows NEXT weekend (Nov 5th)...a lovely family weekend is planned.

...but I will be appearing at the Girl's Night Out Boutique, Thursday November 3rd, from 6-8:30. The boutique will be held at the Latvian Church at 33rd and Mohawk, in Lincoln, and then I will be in 2 locations Saturday November 12th, with the help of the lovely Lucy and my sister, Emily.

***Very FUN studio news***
I just finalized dates and hours for the studio Open House, first weekend in December...
...AND the openings for Private Trunk Shows, leading up to the Open House.
I will fill those times via e-mail on a first come basis. You can find those hours and details by clicking HERE.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Heart give-away for Norris and The Goods shows this weekend

I have cute little heart gift boxes to give away with purchases of $20 or more at my two shows this weekend (until the supply runs out)...
You just have to say you HEART my blog or Facebook ;P
Find me at Norris...Saturday Oct 22 from 9-4
The Goods...33rd and B Streets...Sunday Oct 23 from 1-4

You can read the previous post to hear more about Kaydra's shop, full of lovely vintage items and also see Janelle next door at Nelly's Nest after you come visit me...Kaydra is opening up especially to show off all that's new in the studio, and lots of her fall decorations (and more).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

just DoTtiE...AND the THREE shows I'm doing this Week!

...for Halloween!

...and tiny little halloween guys...I LOVE this spider! (but I don't like the real ones, oh-no!)

...and silver (and bronze) baby dots. These are NEW, NEW, NEW...and I love them!

I'm wearing mine on a 16 inch sterling ball chain, along with an ensemble of silver and glass on a 30 inch chain.

I sold my first set of these at my studio show, and made up a few more sets for my next shows...which include...
St. Robert's in Omaha...Thursday Oct 20, from 5-9...Loved this show last year, and this year I added a helper and an extra big space. Omaha gals, if you order at this show, your pretties will be ready to mail or at the Millard South show November 26.

Norris...Saturday October 22, from 9-4...this is a great show. I'm HOPING to do a bit of shopping at Norris...I have extra help :)

The Goods (33rd and B Streets, in the old bike shop, but MUCH cuter now!)...Sunday October 23, from 1-4. Owner Kaydra is opening up for ME, and so that you can shop her cute selection, too. Her shop is full of FUN, eclectic decor and furnishings. I've been known to snap up some vintage flashcards or a repurposed chalkboard. Janelle of Nelly's Nest plans to be open next door, for you primitive lovers.

I hope you'll come find me at some of my upcoming shows. With all of my out-and-about time, I'm not opening up the studio to shopping, until the December Open House and Private Trunk Shows.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New...from old!

Once every few months I look at a growing pile of silver boo-boos...the "Jack" you ordered was "Jake," I mis-counted how many letters could fit on a line, I'm tired of that ring...

I start thinking about the possibilities of that little tin filling with unwanted names, quotes and dates...

This week, in the midst of EVerYThinG I needed to do to get ready for a whirlwind of FIVE shows in 2 weeks...I had a fun little idea. And a creative girl needs to play with fire every now and then ;P

It was a lovely day on my porch, and play with fire I did...the result is over a dozen of these new little crosses. They are all different. Some have very distinct segments, some stayed in the flame longer and got that special flame-y look (I'm keeping one of those!), and some received a little gem on the front. I haven't decided if I am going to stamp on any of them or what degree of patina they may receive.
I am bringing ONE to Cathedral today. I'm not sure if any will make it to the Southwest show this Saturday, October 15 (I hope so, but a girl does have to snuggle her family when she gets home from Cathedral the next few evenings!)

...but THESE will!

I have more of the LSW mom charms (and other schools) and ONE each of the dottie hearts for most of the schools.

LOTS of other new pretties will be with me, especially if you weren't able to make it to my open house October 1st.

Can't wait to show these off!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thank you...thank you...thank you...what, NO PHOTOS?!

Thank you to everyone who made it to my Fall Open House. It was a wonderful weekend, which is why I made the decision to have it OUTSIDE!!!
I got the best of everything...Lucy and I could enjoy the weather, and I got to visit with so many of you and meet some new wonderful people! (AND...I used a huge hunk of the never-ending roll of orange velvet from a long-ago upholstery's still growing!)
As we were taking the final displays and twinkle lights into the house, I remembered I should have taken photos of my somewhat transformed garage...oh well.

Now I'm getting ready for the next times I'll be out and about in Lincoln...
...5 days at the Cathedral Art Show (Oct 12-16...I'll post times that I plan to BE there, but you can make purchases at any time that the show is open). You can count on the preview night on Wednesday evening, but there is a small entry fee for that night (most of the other times are free for shopping).
...and Saturday October 15 at Lincoln Southwest. I have a LARGE spot that day and will be bringing 4 tables of pretties!

Photos to come :)