The gift show…

Posted in Fun Stuff, Main, Mind Wanderings at 3:46 am by carrie

gives me more ideas and energy than, frankly, I should have. It’s almost like monkey see, monkey do. I see that they have so many wonderful, perfect, brilliant displays and I must do THAT… and… duh… do that NOW!

it’s 2:40 in the morning and we are about to venture over to our favorite color copying place to drop a CD into their mail slot so it will be the first thing they see in the morning. I’m convinced that the things on this cd are going to finish off our Valentine’s display perfectly, and it MUST be done tonight (my brain scares me). The Valentine’s display needs lots of love… that is my project for the week! I’m going to make lots of cards and hanging art using vintage postcards swimming in glitter.

I’ve been working on this art for a while now… I’m trying to get a line of cards and hanging art boards together and this is the first time in months I’ve been able to get things into digital form :) Yay! progress!!! I still have a few ideas but I’m going to hold off on them until I get the spring display nailed down. I’m thinking “Paris in the spring” with the Eiffel tower, flowers and birdies. I got SO much spring and Easter stuff this year it’s kind of frightening. I just brought home an entire car full of silk florals for the shop, including little fake cakes and muffins.

I’ll post my gift show findings soon… we didn’t spend a ton of time there today but tomorrow… tomorrow we are ordering Halloween and Christmas items and I couldn’t be more over it. I’ll have to get a gingerbread latte and wear my special christmas happy socks tomorrow to get me in the mood. It’s never-ending these holidays ;)

So, the top one will become wall art with lots of glitter and crystals. The other 3 are cards and the beginning of the kitschy kitchen “eat me!” line. I found the coolest old picture of a jello ring with fruit in it… that is SO next on my list of things to draw :)

Off to copy land!!! And just to make Tina giggle… this is a reminder to tell you all about “Cleve” the fish from Manzanillo… sooooon.


  1. deb said,

    January 22, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Oh.. I’m so jealous! I want to go to the gift show too!! I used to work retail and loooved going to get inspiration and drool over all the new product! Yes, please post pictures or at least descriptions.

    I just adore your new artwork! So bright and cheery. I especially love the pocket full of posies! :)


  2. Amanda bel said,

    January 22, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to see the jello-mold one….I love those things!

  3. Holly said,

    January 23, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Welcome back, Carrie! Glad you had a marvelous time on vacation and looking forward to seeing the new goodies available on your site. =)

  4. Deborah said,

    January 24, 2007 at 9:08 am

    pocket full of posies always reminds me of Zuzus petals!

    Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  5. Cleve said,

    January 26, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Greetings from Asheville!
    Thanks for the giggle “)
    Asheville is beautiful!!! It’s like a mini San Francisco-ish town…Lots of character and tons of great little restaraunts and shops. I took a bunch of photos today and will send them out as soon as I can.
    So far the rest of NC is pretty flat with lots of trees…The mountain areas are much more quaint and asthetically pleasing “) I’m afraid there is nothing out there that can compare with the West Coast, especially central CA. I’ll keep you posted as I see new stuff…so far my favorite has been Cream Of Wheat Grits in instant packets at the grocery store! A Target with a grocery store no less! Hee hee! Piggly Wiggly here I come “)

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