Monday, July 29, 2013

A wave hello.

Hey folks!

How's it been going?  It's been a whirlwind of busy in my neck of the woods.  I recently moved to a cute little hidden home in central Austin, which has been a bit of an adjustment, only because I left all of my comforts that were in my 'hood but I am quickly finding that I am loving it here even if it's a bit Austin weird.  That is what I am here for, right?  I have had nothing but weird living situations since I moved here so why would I expect this to be any different? 

Welcome to my kitchen.  Something I didn't really have in my last house.  I am excited to build some pieces and re-purpose some others that I look forward to finding either by thrifting or dumpster diving!

I love the half tile, half wall decor in the kitchen.  It's very old and large and CUTE!  And check out my view and the size of that YARD!!  Par-tay!

I am currently running Fartsy Arts full time and have been trying to surround myself with colors, art, and inspiration.  So far it's working because I feel pretty confident about the level of production in preparation for the holidays this year.  Starting in July is something that I have always strived to do but never quite got there.  My Etsy shop is finally getting stocked with ALL new stuff.  WOAH. Right? So. Much. Excitement!

A lot of my time has been spent at TechShop here in Round Rock-Austin.  They have laser cutters. OMG drool.  It has allowed me to expand my business in ways I never believed was possible.  They have the DC's (Dream Consultants - WHAT!???) there to help at all times with any questions you have and a community of makers that serve as endless inspiration and brain storming sessions.  If you have a TechShop near you... GO. Join. DO IT!

In the upcoming weeks I will have a lot of new product releases.  I have a lot of ideas up my sleeve that I plan to start executing this week, so stay tuned!!

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Happy Monday and hope your week is filled with adventure!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Fartsy Arts is having a Giveaway!!!

Hi folks!!

Life has been a little nuts lately but full of excitement and adventures! I would love to re-cap the beginning of summer for you but I will have to wait until my move is over.  I am moving into a cute little house with a large backyard, vintage appliances, and those adorable features an old home has.  I can't wait to invite you into my new space in Austin, but for now, I would like to share what is going on RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE. (and until Thursday at midnight!)


You are all invited to participate!!! 

I am very excited to launch this new collection.  It has been on my mind for a while, and thanks to TechShop in Austin-Round Rock, I not have an awesome workplace to create all of the ideas rolling around in my head.

These earrings were first launched locally at The Mini Maker Faire at TechShop and then at The Big Crafty in Asheville, NC!  I have a staff of optometrists now sporting these at work at a local business in NC.  How cool!!!!

Good luck to you!! Don't forget to let me know your favorite color or a color you would like to see.  

These are also available with dainty Swarovski crystals - ohh la la.  

Check out my Etsy shop to have a peek.