I just ran across the Houston-based Etsy shop Future Primitive. The hand-drawn vintage-style stamps are so cool. (Plus she does custom work!) I would love to have a teacher that used the set on the right. That is, the Excellent stamp… wouldn’t be too happy to see Sign + Return on my homework
Last week I stopped by the Langford Market on University for a little blogger party. It is a fun and affordable store and the girls that work there are really sweet. The strangest moment was when store manager Amber and I bonded over the fact that we both had bunion surgery (TMI?) when we were teeanagers. It’s so strange, I have never met anyone else under 60 who’s had that surgery!
The most challenging (and fun) part of the night was the mannequin styling challenge. I suppose if you’ve worked in retail (or styling, of course) this is an everyday task, but I’ve never tried to dress anything but myself! There are a few things I wish I could change, but I think it came out okay!
Langford Market has uploaded all the mannequins to their Facebook page. Go check out the full gallery and ‘Like’ the one you, er, like the best. Also, Amber and I are talking about having a DIY night at the store in January. What works better for you, Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoons?
I have a new crafty endeavor! Katie of The Caged Yarn is teaching a knitting class here in Houston that started last night. We spent about an hour being baffled and frustrated but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, at least casting on and knitting which is as far as we got. I get such a thrill out of trying new things + can’t wait until next week. Do you knit? If so please leave me your best tips in the comments!
She was really well-prepared- isn’t it a welcoming classroom!
I spent the morning at the Junior League sewing dolls for Texas Children’s Hospital. Crafting for a cause is just as good as crafting over cocktails. Now if only we could combine them…
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Houston! I want to see all of your shiny faces at Caroline Collective next week to get crafty and make Halloween masks. There will be drinks, snacks and lots of feathers and glue. I’ll have materials to make the DIY lace masks as well as more traditional masquerade-style masks. Please RSVP on Facebook and spread the word!