Get Occupied!

If you live anywhere near Vancouver BC you should quickly make your way to one of the cutest shops I have ever seen. Occupied a sweet looking shop owned and operated by Janelle, the “occupied mama”.

I first came in contact with Janelle a little while back when she placed a wholesale order for my stuff. She has since been back to order more, and its always fun to get an email from her. Not only does she run this super store..but shes a mother, and she makes things herself. Check out her adorable snails, and kittens!

She has a flickr account for the shop as well. If you can’t make it to Canada, you can still order from her. She has a bunch of Aranzi Aronzona stuff too! I only wish I was closer so I could actually visit her shop. I love the way she used cardboard boxes to make shelves for the walls, oh so clever!

I was thinking I should make more posts like this time and again. I’ve found some fun shops that carry my stuff now, and personally if it was in my area..I’d like to know about it! :) Today I am busy busy busy working on my occupied shop order….so more tomorrow!

My March Hare..

It is March! It came so quickly, and yet so slowly! So many things are going on in March that I feel busy all ready (and its only day one) One of my personal goals this year was to learn more about Photoshop. I feel like I just barely scratch the surface of the cool stuff I could be able to do with it. I should really take some sort of class, but hey who has time for that?
Tonight I finally figured out how to do dotted lines, you have no idea how happy this makes me. I also figured out how to round the corners on photos…then couldnt retrace my steps to repeat it with the next photo. I’ll have to work on that (and yes none of these photos have the rounded corners :)

I made these teeny tiny zippered bags last week because I found an amazing deal on short zippers that I could not pass up. Now I am the proud owner of about 100 little zippers, in a rainbow of colors. So I made these bags and plan to silkscreen some tiny tags to go through like a zipper pull, an image of some sort.

Todays entry is a late one because I spent most of my day driving. Driving to find more of the pink wool felt I needed (and did not order wholesale over the phone in time) I ran out….and I really thought I would make it before needing to place another order. I was wrong, haha. So I have to drive about 45 minutes one way to get more because all my local fabric stores were out of the pink. It must have been bought up for all the Valentines?