Ah, paper crafts -- sweet, peaceful, clippy, foldy, gluey goodness. You guys called it - the cat has flown the bag. I have a new line of paper craft & scrapbook goodies on its way, announced last weekend with my googly eyes peering down at the crowd from the top of a 12-foot banner, as if to say, "Hey down there, be nice now."
This has been in the works for a while now, so my lips are quite sore from the super glue. Figuratively. Pschewwaa, what a relief. Now that I can talk, you have got to see the vintage button stickers I have coming down the pipeline - all shiny & 3-D - and the french paper clips, die-cut felt ribbon, chipboard buckles-thingies, etc, etc, etc. Gaw!
Heck, here's one peek - Ribbon Charms (buttons & buckles to me). Autumn Leaves doesn't have the collection up on the web yet & it'll be a while before it hits stores, so I better not go further just yet.
And another fun thing. I ran into Kathy from Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion at the show and guess whose article made the cover for the next issue! They have some sort of public internet vote to pick the cover - cool tradition btw. Well, I meant to campaign, dance in a clown suit, whatever it would take for you to go vote for Isaac's covershot, but completely missed the vote all together. It came & went. And there we are anyway, with no guilty feelings for swinging the vote either. He-yaw.
These Party Chicks are one of the projects I put together for that upcoming MEHC article, place-card holders for only the most decadently-playful table setting. That's watermelon & orange-flavored licorice back there. Who needs veggies? I used aluminum soda-can-sides, together with art papers & random whatnots from around the studio. And each chicky-girl roosts on a vintage toy block.
Easter's only a month away - free pattern in sidebar : ) Fun for baby shower or birthday decor too - or as gift tags.
I have a couple of days left to go in polishing up the paper collection for production, then it's onto another new adventure in the works.