Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lemon Cadet is off to Philly!

We're off to the City of Brotherly Love for Art Star, a two-day craft extravaganza, June 2nd and 3rd. In addition to the over 100 artists and crafters, there will be music, food, and demonstrations.

The even is held on the Liberties Walk. 1030 - 1040 N. 2nd St. and Germantown Ave. in Northern Liberties. There are better directions on the website. On Saturday we'll be there from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.

As always, we'll have something new that's not up on the website. This time it's kitty panties. I'm not even going to satisfy your curiosity with a sneak peek, they are that cute.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Feature on the Mira blog

First of all, thanks to everyone who stopped by the Squidfire's show in Baltimore last week. The show was a huge success and a really fabulous time. I got to meet lots of fellow Etsy sellers and some amazing crafters. I can't wait to do the next one (Art Star, Philly, June 2 and 3).

In other fabulous news, Lemon Cadet was featured on the Mira blog. Mira is the product of Etsy seller, Stephanie Gibson. She is a talented jewelry maker with extremely well crafted pieces. Her Etsy shop is full of dangerous items. We'll both be setting up shop in Lancaster on July 14 (more on that later).

Steph asked some tough questions for the interview but I think it turned out all right. She also mentioned the interview on her regular blog, Adornments and Distractions.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Lemon Cadet hits the Charm City!

Lemon Cadet is taking to the streets. Find us this Saturday, May 12 at Squidfire's Spring Art Mart in Baltimore, MD. It's in the heart of the city at Mount Vernon Square, Monument and Charles Streets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We'll be under a big white canopy -- just follow the scent of lemons. Along with the entire collection of onesies and shirts, there'll be several new button designs, a new yeti mirror and a fabulous bean mirror with a hip white background.

Please stop by to say hi and check out all the new items.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Welcome to the world, Jackson Nathaniel

Jackson Nathaniel, nephew number 3, was born Friday at 4:30 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long.

Look at his scrunched up little red face! So cute. Hopefully I'll get some better pics soon.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Support the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

If this camp was around when I was a kid, I'd have been in heaven. I always wanted to be the lead singer in a rock band. Now that I'm older, I have to settle for low-budget karaoke in dingy, smoke-filled local bars.

The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls aims to change all that. From their website, "Founded in 2004, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit summer day camp serving girls aged 8-18 in New York City. The program offers girls the chance to learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform, learn about different types of music, and generally "rock out" in a supportive environment that fosters self-confidence, self-esteem, creativity, tolerance, and collaboration.

They are currently holding an online auction raising money for scholarships to bring lots more girls to camp. There are some really cool items in many different price ranges. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Watch out for the Craft Mafia

I'm thrilled to report that I've been accepted into the Pittsburgh Craft Mafia! It's a bit of a hike but since I do most of my fabric and veg food shopping up there, I thought I'd just plan my trips around the meetings.

The first Craft Mafia was founded in Austin, TX in 2003 by a bunch of super cool crafty ladies. Lots of other cities followed their lead and created local chapters. There's a permanent link to the Pittsburgh Craft Mafia website over on the left.

They've got a great website to which they've recently added a shopping list. So if you want to buy handmade and support the Craft Mafia, there is a list of easy links organized by category. I'll be up there soon!

In other news, I just ordered 1,000 postcards to use as promos for swag bags and freebies that are given away at all the upcoming craft shows. That's a sneak peak. Each postcard will come with a little bean guy. Obviously he'll have a little face (I'll hand embroider each one as usual) and attach to the card by a pin. That way if you want, you can take him off and wear him. The back has my email address and website. This image is a scan of my printout from home so it's not the best quality but you get the idea.