The Vintage Heidi

Since I’ve been on a vintage book kick I thought I would share two books I’ve been on the look out for. I prefer to look in used book shops, thrift shops, and yard sales for my kid’s books…so I am sure I could find this on ebay or Etsy quite easily, but part of the fun is in the hunt. These two little books have been on my radar for a bit now, its the anthropomorphic characters that steal my heart! They are both Whitman Tell-A-Tale books, perfect little sized pocket books. I can’t seem to find any author info online for the runaway pancake, but it seems to have the same story line as the gingerbread man, which has me wondering if it includes death-by-fox.

I’ll be coming to Florida!

golden years flyer
I was really excited to be asked by Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, FL to curate this show. I’ll be there for opening night on Friday June 28th 7-10pm and then for a Yummy Meet & Greet on Saturday June 29th 3-4pm. Please come out and see all the amazing new work inspired by cherished classic Golden Book stories! I can’t wait to share some sneak peeks of the stuff I have been working on for this show soon!

April Crafternoon

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This month’s crafternoon was a laid back project that did not involve sharp blades, or complicated materials…..just Perler Beads (also called hama beads) and the little plastic racks you arrange the beads on before ironing. I asked everyone to bring a pattern or idea (cross stitch patterns work great, but you can find tons of perler beads patterns for free online too) Though some of the patterns take some time, they really are super simple to make! And smart phones make it real easy to look up even more patterns on the fly!
This crafternoon was a potluck, so there was lots of goodies to eat, and a white elephant gift swap as usual. Unfortunately I didn’t take as many photos as I usually try to do, but I think you get a good idea of the fun things everyone made.