SF Etsy Summer Pop-up

I'm excited to say I'll be participating in the SF Etsy Summer Pop-up on Sunday, August 23rd. Here are the pertinent details and the official Facebook Event link.

When
Sunday, August 23, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Where
All Good Pizza, San Francisco

What
This is of course what I'm most excited about. I've been working hard to create more products for Kitty Confetti. What's Kitty Confetti? You know party cats are just throwing catnip around like Scrooge McDuck in his money vault. So for all those times you aren't sure what to get your cat loving friend I've got Kitty Confetti; a whole line of easy cat gifts and stationary. At the Pop-up I'll be debuting a whole bunch of new items like cards made with that gelatin cat print you see up there. 

What else to do
All Good Pizza is a good ways down 3rd Street so you might be wondering what else can I do while in the Bay View? FIRST, come to the pop-up! Then walk just half a block down to the garden oasis that is Flora Grubb. Inside Flora Grubb you'll find Ritual Coffee along with a pussy cat lounging around somewhere. If you've got your car handy I also recommend checking out Building Resources where you could pick up a salvaged door or some tumbled glass. For something else that's a different type of old there's a wonderful antique store you could spend hours in called the Richard Gervais Collection. Unfortunately they're not open on Sundays but I wanted to mention it while highlighting some of the Bayview businesses.

Lastly I wanted to say a little note about this blog. If you frequent it often you may have noticed I've been lax on posting this past month. It's definitely due to all the work I'm putting into Kitty Confetti. But I wanted to assure you that I'm not done having this blog conversation. As I focus on new and old creative passions the blog is the place I've come to share them. And it's still the place I plan to share... but perhaps just not once a week like I was able to do for the last couple of years. if you want to make sure you're up do date on any of my creative happenings do stay connected by subscribing to my monthly Tiny Letter.

 

Pop-up at Rickshaw Bags

Bay Area locals, this posts for you!

There's a pop-up shop happening this Saturday at Rickshaw Bags in the Dog Patch. I'll be participating selling my Kitty Confetti goods along with five other vendors + Ritual Coffee.

The details:
Saturday May 2nd, 11am-3pm @ Rickshaw Bags. 904 22nd st. 
6 vendors + Ritual Coffee

After you shop the pop-up stay in the hood. The dog patch has lots to keep you amused. All within walking distance of Rickshaw is my favorite art supply store Arch, yummy treats at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous (ice cream!), and for your visual senses The Museum of Craft and Design. 

You're guaranteed to leave the neighborhood with the perfect Mothers Day gift. 

Post pop-up wrap-up

Mothers day weekend I had two events at my favorite SF store; Arch! I sold various letterpress ephemera and cat toys that I've been making lately. I was available to help folks wrap last minute mothers day gifts and share wrapping tips and inspiration.

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A  whole cabinet filled with cat toys.

A whole cabinet filled with cat toys.

Catnip piñatas! 

Catnip piñatas! 

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A week before my event I had my kid in the candy store moment when I went on a mini-shopping spree in Arch to find fun things to wrap with. I wanted to give people inspiration for wrapping with unique materials. I love a pretty wrapping paper and ribbon but I love to find alternatives to traditional wrapping elements or find humorous ways to make a present special. Arch used my wraps as inspiration to gather more fun wrapping elements from the store into a display. 

I used my masking tape ribbon technique on a zippered pouch to show that the wrapping can be part of the gift.

I used my masking tape ribbon technique on a zippered pouch to show that the wrapping can be part of the gift.

 The wings on this package are called Shwings and were designed to give your shoes wings.

The wings on this package are called Shwings and were designed to give your shoes wings.

This wrap is a paint chip chart + rubber bands as ribbon. Arch had plenty paint charts so we were able to give some rolls away to peeps who stopped by.

This wrap is a paint chip chart + rubber bands as ribbon. Arch had plenty paint charts so we were able to give some rolls away to peeps who stopped by.

I wrapped some mothers day jewelry in a pack of confetti I had for sale.

I wrapped some mothers day jewelry in a pack of confetti I had for sale.

We had a crafting table for folks to make gift tags and play with one of my favorite materials; washi tape.  Because I love working with patterns I also brought some vintage wall paper scraps.

Top: My materials example. Bottom Right: Tags by my friend Heather! Bottom Left: Tag by a Potrero Hill neighbor.

Top: My materials example. Bottom Right: Tags by my friend Heather! Bottom Left: Tag by a Potrero Hill neighbor.

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Thanks Arch!