Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 3 of Open House sneak-peeks

This week I've been adding photos and other tidbits about the Studio Open House, which begins TOMORROW, Wed Nov 30 (5-9) and continues Friday and Saturday.
If you missed the first 2 days, here they are:
Day 1 Day 2

Today I have a variety of what I've been working on in studio, leading up to this show...

I get to feed my creative self when I'm making my one-of-a-kind fairies...this one is inspired by a special friend...she knows who she is :) However, my family will probably give me this title (or I'll give it to myself!) on at least one night of the open house!

More of the gorgeous bronze I've been working's the answer to this silver girl's version of gold...all antique-y and perfect to mix with other metals. TONS of anagram letters in several styles...all made from vintage pieces of games...I love to think about the families that enjoyed these letters in another era!

Finally, I decided to do something earring inventory and my sweet-and-low charms (beadies hanging from the bottom of charm) are on sale for this show. This doesn't include my brand new Christmas sweets or the new-vintage crystal earrings I made just for the show. I want to make new charms, and decided these would make super-duper gifties!

Finally #2...

I decided to make some fun give-aways...just for the Open House!

Rather than offer something to "first ? shoppers" (that defeats the purpose of my show, I think!), I'm randomly marking pages in my receipt book. If you get one of those receipts, you'll get a random gift from my basket. I hope to give ALL of them away, and if needed, I'll make more for the following days of the show!

It's all about the FUN, don't you think?

See you this week :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

..."must-haves" sneak-peeks day 2

Click HERE to see photos from day #1 must-haves (as in "Sarah must be having fun in the studio!")
Playing with chandelier crystals...I'll have more to show off tomorrow, but I used this one to make a large charm/ornament with one of our Paris-pics. This would look GREAT on a black chain with some added bling!

I spent most of today getting the studio ready for the Open House, preview Wednesday evening from 5-9...

Tomorrow I'll let you know about some giftie-give-aways I thought up for the show!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day One of Open House sneak-peeks...

I promised photos of Open House "must-haves"...
These are all about BliNg and shiny...

Vintage-look rhinestone boxes...some with dotties

A set of rhinestone initial pendants...I made most letters. When these run out they'll have to be custom orders.

Teeny-tiny rhinestone rounds...with dotties. I claimed a blue glitter one for myself...Lucy's looking at a pink one.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next "must-haves"
from the studio.
Remember, the Open House begins Wednesday evening
November 30, from 5-9
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Friday, November 25, 2011

...Millard South on Saturday!

Let's hope for no ice tomorrow...
because Lucy and I want to be in Omaha at the Millard South show! (Sat Nov 26, 9-4)

All sorts of wonderful pretties, our last trip to Omaha for the season...

And then, next week...THE Open House...

Starting Sunday, look for daily "must-haves," as in, "Sarah must have been having fun in the studio!"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Where is Sarah at Southwood?

Well, I am EASY to find at Southwood Lutheran (4oth WAY South, past the SuperTarget), tomorrow Saturday November 19 from 9-4.

If you enter on the MAIN level, I am right at the entrance, to the left, literally at the front door! If you come in at the lower level, you have to go upstairs.

I will have all of my charms, and some silver, new bronze, and brand new patina dotties...clovers, peace signs, hearts, stars and some winter snowflakes and candycanes...FUN!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last 2 shows before Open House...

You can find me at Southwood Lutheran this Saturday, November 19 from 9-4...
There's always an air of suspense...where will I be set up?
because I just won't know until I go for my set-up time Friday evening...and this show has quite the spread!

BUT...just like last year, I'll hop back on my blog and the studio FB page Friday evening to give you the best directions to my spot :)
I'll have lovely new silver...
And more patina-ed dotties...just added...lucky clovers, hearts (and some WONDERFUL surprises!)

Next weekend I'm in Omaha at Millard South, for my last Omaha show of the season.
Then...Open House...Wed Nov 30 (5-9), Fri Dec 2 (10-3, 5-9), Sat Dec 3 (10-5)...last chance to order for Christmas.

I still have MANY time slots available for private trunk shows in the studio, on Nov 28 and 29. To come during those times, you must reserve it for you and your family/friends. 5-12 attendees, please :) I will be opening up availability to everyone else in an invite tomorrow.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

At St. Mark's with NEW pretties...

I will be at St. Mark's on Saturday (November 12) from 9-4, with most everything from the studio, and I've been BUSY!
Lucy will be at St. John's, with a limited, hand-selected inventory.
I have MANY special orders that I am bringing along with me. If you do not hear from me today (Thursday), and you are waiting on a special order, feel free to e-mail me at:
I've been busily adding pretties to my collection of charms for the upcoming weeks. These are a few of MANY...some patina with dotties, especially for the season!

As we get closer to Christmas gift-giving, a reminder about orders...
Orders may be placed...
via craft shows (St. Mark's, Southwood, Millard South)
The studio Open House (Wed Nov 30...5-9, Fri Dec 2...10-3 and 5-9, and Sat Dec 3...10-5)
OR during SCHEDULED private trunk shows, Mon Nov 28 and Tues Nov 29 (there are still times available HERE).

All orders from these times will be ready for pick-up, along with additional shopping, during the studio Stop and Shop, Dec 16 and 17. I will not be able to accomodate any rush orders or drop-ins for shopping or pick-up, or I won't have time to get all of the pretties made...and that would not be good!
I'm planning a repeat of last year's studio shut down following the Stop and Shop...time for ME to get the Long-household in the Christmas spirit :)
Can't wait to see you!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Girl's Night Out...Thursday evening!

I've had an event listed on my blog, on postcards, and I didn't give a lot of explanations, because it is my FIRST TIME doing this event and I didn't know all of the details...

Girl's Night Out takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday November 3 from 6-8:30
at the Latvian Hall at 32nd and Mohawk (curiously, this is just down the street from 2 of my past events at Nelly's Nest and The Goods!).

Here are some, hors d'oeuvres, and PRIZES!!!

Plus, a chance to come and shop with ME ;P
(but wine, food and prizes, just saying!)

After that, your next chance to shop/visit with me will be at the St. Mark's show, November 12th.