Thursday, December 11, 2008
I sold a fair bit of stuff and a few people took my card.
I have been doing so many projects at once for so many weeks now, that the simple act of doing one thing at a time nearly drove me insane!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Please take a lovely drive up to Ojai this weekend and buy some local handmade goods direct from the artist.
This weekend December 6 &7th in Ojai:
Holiday Boutique, A wonderful chance to purchase local handmade goods directly from the artists! Over 20 local artists featured.
A full range of options to delight you at affordable prices:
Pottery, children’s clothing (The Bird & The Bean), jewelry, lanterns, candles, soaps, skincare products, aromatherapy, kids crafts, art cards, edibles and more!
Saturday and Sunday December 6th & 7th
Place: 615 & 613 Emily St, Ojai Ca
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Each day contestants will have to find the image of the day, which will be hidden in one of our listings. When they find it, they will email/convo the person collecting entries for that day with a link to the listing, or the listing id number. All correct entries will go into a drawing to win a prize. We will give away 1 prize the first day, 2 the second day, 3 the third, and so on!
Please stop by Etsy and check out the EtsyKid vendors!!
More information how to to play coming up soon!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
If you are in the area and want to get your hands on some great kids handmade kids clothes
or other locally made goodies drive on up and check us out!!
Dec 6th and 7th
615 & 613 Emily St
Featuring the creative works of over
20 local artists and crafters
Including Pottery, clothing, jewelry, lanterns, candles, soaps
Skincare, aromatherapy, kids crafts, art cards, edibles and more!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th be a part of a massive Etsy Street Team event. An EtsyKids BOGO sale of monstrous proportions!! With over 175 EtsyKids’ shops participating you’ll be sure to find huge deals on what you need this holiday season for children big and small.
Get your shopping list ready today and beat the crowd by previewing the entire list of EtsyKids shops taking part in this colossal event:
A La Mode Fabric - http://alamodefabric.etsy.com/
Ali Bug Bowtique - http://www.alibugbowtique.etsy.com/
Baby Friendly Beads - http://bfbeads.etsy.com/
Baby Hangers - http://www.babyhangers.etsy.com/
Baby Kay's - http://www.babykaysboutique.etsy.com/
Baby Peas And Carrots - http://www.babypeasandcarrots.etsy.com/
Bam Designs - http://bamdesigns.etsy.com/
Black Eyed Susie - http://www.blackeyedsusie.etsy.com/
Boo Roo's Bowtique - http://www.booroosbowtique.etsy.com/
Bossy Baby - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5430401
Bows & Things - http://www.bowsandthings.etsy.com/
Bumble Belly Designs - http://bumblebellydesigns.etsy.com/
Chichi Boulie - http://www.chichiboulie.etsy.com/
CiCi Art Factory - http://www.cicifactory.etsy.com/
Ciuccio - http://www.ciuccio.etsy.com/
Coco and Milk Weed - http://www.cocoandmilkweed.etsy.com/
Cozy Cabin Creations - http://www.cozycabinmom.etsy.com/
Cute And Sweet - http://cuteandsweet.etsy.com/
Daisy Chains - http://daisychains.etsy.com/
Deedaloos - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5137032
Designs By Michele - http://www.designsbymichele.etsy.com/
Dine.N.Doodle - http://lilbdesigns.etsy.com/
Doodies Booties - http://www.doodiesbooties.etsy.com/
Doodle Designs - http://doodledesigns.etsy.com/
Ellie Beans - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5202542
Flora and Nicole's - http://www.flowernicky.etsy.com/
Francisbel Boutique - http://www.francisbel.etsy.com/
Going-Ga-Ga - http://goinggaga.etsy.com/
Grandmas Girl - http://www.grandmasgirl.etsy.com/
Griffin Gear - http://griffingear.etsy.com/
Happy House Quilts - http://happyhousequilts.etsy.com/
Hip Kids Tye-Dye - http://www.hipkidstyedye.etsy.com/
Hot Fudge - http://www.hotfudge.etsy.com/
Hullabaloo Boutique - http://www.hullabalooboutique.etsy.com/
I Luv U TuTu Much - http://iluvututumuch.etsy.com/
Itsy Bitsy Bunny - http://www.itsybitsybunny.etsy.com/
Jennifer's Bows and More - http://www.jennifersbowsnmore.etsy.com/
Joey And Aleethea - http://joeyandaleethea.etsy.com/
Jus Shar Designs - http://psbbdesigns.etsy.com/
Kaching Design - http://www.kachingdesign.etsy.com/
Kathy's Lil Creations - http://www.kathyslilcreations.etsy.com/
Katie Bean Kids - http://www.katiebeankids.etsy.com/
KeiKi Boutique - http://www.keikiboutique.etsy.com/
Kim's Stitch In Time - http://www.kimsstitchintime.etsy.com/
Kissie Girl - http://www.kissegirl.etsy.com/
Knit Style - http://knitstyle.etsy.com/
Kuddle Bugz Threadz - http://kuddlebugzthreadz.etsy.com/
Lemon Cadet - http://www.lemoncadet.com/
Lilly Rose Bow Company - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5095159
Little Bird Creations - http://www.littlebirdcreations.etsy.com/
Little Bit Designs - http://www.girliemomma.etsy.com/
Little Butterbeans - http://www.littlebutterbeans.etsy.com/
Little Duckies - http://littleduckies.etsy.com/
Little Empress - http://www.littleempress.etsy.com/
Little Prairie Designs - http://littleprairiedesigns.etsy.com/
Lizzy Pops - http://lizzypops.etsy.com/
Loco Mo Momma - http://www.locomomomma.etsy.com/
Loopy 4 Ewe - http://loopy4ewe.etsy.com/
Love 2 Sparkle - http://www.love2sparkle.etsy.com/
Luca Bella Designs - http://www.lucabella0522.etsy.com/
LuLu & Peep Children's Shop - http://www.luluandpeep.etsy.com/
Madaline Jane - http://www.madalinejane.etsy.com/
Mami Girl Boutique - http://www.mamigirlboutique.etsy.com/
Mary Had A Little Party - http://maryhadalittleparty.etsy.com/
Michele's Jewelry Designs - http://micsjewelrydesigns.etsy.com/
MJD Boutique - http://mjdboutique.etsy.com/
Mom N Mia Quilts - http://momnmiaquilts.etsy.com/
Moochies Mama - http://www.moochiesmamma.etsy.com/
My Kangaroo - http://mykangaroo.etsy.com/
My Sugar Plum Baby - http://www.sugarplumbaby.etsy.com/
Nana McQuilts - http://www.nanamcquilts.etsy.com/
Ninkey - http://www.ninkey.etsy.com/
Odannysgirl - http://odannysgirl.etsy.com/
Olive & Ollie - http://www.oliveandollie.etsy.com/
On Cottage Way - http://www.oncottageway.etsy.com/
On The Sweeter Side - http://onthesweeterside.etsy.com/
Once Upon A Cloud - http://onceuponacloud.etsy.com/
Oscar and Theodore - http://www.oscarandtheodore.etsy.com/
Painted With Heart - http://www.paintedwithheart.etsy.com/
Petit Debutant - http://petitdebutant.etsy.com/
Petunias - http://www.petunias.etsy.com/
Pink Dixie - http://pinkdixie.etsy.com/
PJ Hill Co. Crochet - http://www.pjhillco.etsy.com/
Pretty Baby Boutique - http://prettybabyboutique.etsy.com/
Pumpkin Head Baby Co. - http://pumpkinheadbabyco.etsy.com/
Punky Fae Designs - http://www.punkyfaedesigns.etsy.com/
Punky Fae Designs - http://www.punkyfaedesigns.etsy.com/
QB Tots - http://www.qbtots.etsy.com/
Reilly Belle - http://reillybelle.etsy.com/
Retro 80's - http://www.retro80s.etsy.com/
Retro Family Works - http://msliesenfelder.etsy.com/
Ribbon and Ruffles Boutique - http://www.ribbonsandruffles.etsy.com/
Rosey Posey Bowtique -http://www.roseyposeybowtique.etsy.com/
Rozzis Sweet Peas - http://www.rozzissweetpeas.etsy.com/
Scandeez - http://www.scandeez.etsy.com/
Scissor Stitch -http://www.scissorstitch.etsy.com/
Seaside Quilts - http://seasidequilts.etsy.com/
SewSoNancy - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5198033
Sheeps Clothing - http://sheepsclothing.etsy.com/
Snap Dragon Design House - http://www.snapdragondesign.etsy.com/
SoBright Designs - http://www.sobrightdesigns.etsy.com/
Stella Bella Designs - http://www.stellabelladesigns.etsy.com/
Sunny Day Tags - http://sunnydaytags.etsy.com/
Sweet Beets - http://sweetbeets.etsy.com/
Sweet Pea Boutique - http://happygrandma402905.etsy.com/
The Bird & The Bean - http://www.birdandbean.etsy.com/
The Clever Kitty - http://thecleverkitty.etsy.com/
The Quilted Lion - http://thequiltedlion.etsy.com/
Thumbelina Boutique - http://thumbora.etsy.com/
Tiki Tales - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=41608
Trendy Tot - http://www.trendytot.etsy.com/
TuTu Cute & Moore - http://www.tutucuteandmoore.etsy.com/
Tweet Tweet Boutique - http://www.jabstweettweet.etsy.com/
Twinkle Star Art - http://twinklestarart.etsy.com/
Whimzee Baby Boutique - http://www.whimzeeebaby.etsy.com/
Wild Olive Kids - http://www.wildolivekids.etsy.com/
Zwei Baby - http://twinmommy.etsy.com/
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Guitar Man, this image was hand drawn by me during a classical guitar concert. It is called a blind contour drawing;a drawing done by only looking at the subject and not the paper. It is very insightful as to how you are "seeing" your drawing subject. I have also printed this image on a variety of papers for a cool series.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I am hoping to make more, and would even be willing to make them in "bigger kid" sizes for us "more grown up" kids.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
With my nephews and friends boys in mind, I am working on items that will compliment their rough and tumble curiosity as well as keep them at the top of the cool kids list!
One of my Northwest nephews....Aqua-man to the rest of you.
New BOY items coming soon!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I made a new item for my nephew (he turns 3 this weekend) and thought, this would be great for the shop. This is AJ's gift
So...introducing the newest item to hit The Bird & The Bean shop:
Crayon and Drawing paper rolls!
I have made mine a little bigger and they can hold markers, pens, pencils or crayons!
My mom always supplied my brother and I with paper and pens when we went anywhere that traditionally bores kids. I loved being able to zone out and draw and color.
These rolls allow kids to always have supplies on hand and let the creative juices flow wherever they are.
More styles coming soon!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I had a wonderful bit of time away, but alas, all things must end and so we came home this morning.
The blow of my return "back to earth" was softened when I opened my email, and found this sweet little lovely snuggling up underneath the "Kissy Fish" blanket. Her Uncle ordered this for her the day she was born. What a pretty little doll!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I call it the "Cupcake Dress", I swear I smelt chocolate every time I used the iron on it. Luscious chocolate swirls and rows of cherries and strawberries. Yum, yum...who wouldn't want this for their little sweetie!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I made a VERY pink apron for my sister in law, she wanted an apron that Bree of Desperate Housewives would wear.
This is what I came up with, ruffles and all!!
Currently "Under the Foot":
Double Tie Top outfits....four more coming soon to the shop!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I am going to be trying some new printing techniques, as my school is beginning the summer break.
As for now I am cutting fabric and plan on cutting some more tomorrow, followed with an afternoon of sewing.
I sometimes hesitate cutting new fabric as I am so in love with it, but my desire to want to share it overrides and so I cut and then sew, and fall in love with the clothes they become.
Friday, June 6, 2008
As for today, I was making custom items for customer requests.
It was a little frustrating...but I knew that if I got the custom stuff out of the way I could get back into my routine.
double tie tops
Thursday, June 5, 2008
So instead I started sewing these goods out of the love and desire to see kids in them!