Friday, May 29, 2009


Give a Cotton Monster or eyeball a squeeze at this Sunday's Handmade Mart in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.  I'll be working the Charm City Craft Mafia booth along with Carly Bird Weaves and HMV designs! If you're in the MD/DC area, come say hi! 

More info, vendor list, and Q&A's on their Blog HERE

Monday, May 25, 2009

Long weekend

Ahhhh....long weekend: a new hair cut in the sunny backyard, that clean new baby head smell, one pound of pasta salad consumed, a dip in some cool water, a dance party, a puppet show, a mini bon-fire.  I felt guilty even taking the day off today, as I've been a little less then productive this past week, but all that intro to summer fun was exhausting. Its hard to stay focused when the weather is oh so lovely, so i'll be hoping for rain this week! More pics of my weekend (which happen to be all of the cutest baby on earth, my nephew) here!  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oh may

Thanks to everyone who came by the Cotton Monster booth at the Squidfire Art Mart, it was a lovely day with not one rain drop! A few more photos here.  

New monsters going up in the shop asap this week! For a peek of the new beasts and eyes click here.

Happy Mama Day

Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful moms out there, you deserve all the thanks in the world!
Two mom's in particular I'd like to send extra love to today: my own mom of course, and my big sis who is now a new mommy! (both pictured above, back when they were just young carefree girls). What an amazing job you've done (and will do)...Here's to you! Hope you're having a lovely day together!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Squidfire Art Mart Tomorrow!

SquidFire's 2009 Spring Art Mart



I'll be there! Rain or shine...but crossing fingers and toes for sun! Bring cash or check please if you'd like a monster! 40 other super vendors too! Click image to see the whole list, directions, etc.  Also, FYI, I  took the remaining beasts and eyeballs out of the Etsy Shop to bring to the Art Mart. Check back next week when I'll be posting all the new beasts that are left!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I'm it.

Woke up to find I'd been "tagged" by the lovely Dawn of Plush-a-holic/Lookwhaticando fame. Guess I'm it. 

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. A long awaited San Francisco trip in June with my girl Gretta
3. Next week when craft show madness is over
4. Going to sleep before one a.m.
5. Duckpin Bowling!
6. Making a giant quilt of eyeballs
7. Reupholstering a chair
8. Biking again (as soon as this rain stops)

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Started six pentapods (but did not finish them...)
2. Took a nap with a pink bellied cat
3. Swept the steps (tumbleweeds!)
4. Built a display to hold the the watchful eyes for Saturday's Craft Show
5. Hot Glued 96 hand-and-rod puppets together for a residency
6. Held a beautiful baby (and was consequently told by three people that its about time I should push one out)
7. Taught 5 little girls how to do "Chinese staircase" w/ embroidery floss
8. Ate pizza. Again.

8 Things I Wish I could do
1. Take two months off to travel
2. See my new nephew everyday (or at least every week!)
3. Play guitar 
4. Find time to work on my "alteration" pile of clothes that need fixing
5. Lie on a beach. Right now.
6. Spend this seemingly rainy weekend at the MD film fest
7. Go on tour (with what/who I don't know...)
8. Keep up with everything

8 Shows I Watch
1. Right now, only "show" I'm watching is Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD while without TV these days. Seriously.

Thats it! Have to get back to work asap, will try and tag some others later!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Finale and Twitter!

This weekend we made it through three Maestro Sensational performances, to sold out crowds! Thanks to everyone for coming out! I managed to snap a few pics during thursdays dress rehearsal, and a friend caught this image from the spring finale with Cricket and I (the pink lotus) in all our flowery glory.

Now that thats over with, this week is dedicated solely to mass production mode for this weekend's Squidfire Artmart in Baltimore!

And FYI, I joined up on the Twitter band wagon...I promise to tweet infrequently, probably only when the shop is updated, or when craft/puppet/art shows are happening! Follow me here!