• Presidentine/New Year's 2011

    Make More Mail

    I accidentally wished a bunch of people "Happy 2001" instead of "Happy 2011" when addressing these cards to friends & family. Whoops.



  • Temporarily Out of Hibernation

    Hello readers! It's been a long winter, and there is still more to go! I've been laying low since the holidays, thinking about what I want to make next. I've been working on some illustration projects that I can't share just yet (soon, soon!) but rest assured there has been lots of art-making and project-planning happening on my couch if not in my studio.

    I'm currently doing a lot of drawing (for me and for other people) and am working on a new zine.

    If you like to plan in advance, you could mark April 30 and May 1 on your calendar. That weekend will be Somerville Open Studios, and I'll be exhibiting again this year. Here's a photo to give you a clue of what my projects this year will entail:

    Coming soon

    ... more on that very soon!



  • Holiday closings / shop now if you're gonna

    Friends! A bit of consumerism this Monday morning. Just wanted to let you know that the Thimblewinder shop is closing NEXT Monday, 12/20, at noon. This gives you a week to do any pre-holiday shopping, and gives me time to mail things to you before I start my holiday holidaying.

    I mean, maybe you need this scarf as modeled by Elvis, so that you're properly outfitted for a Blue Christmas:

    Ready for a blue christmas

    Think about it.



  • Stuff I Made

    Thimblewinder table setup

    Hi all! Bazaar Bizarre was great, even though I have a cold I had a really great day. I wanted to let you know that there is a lot of stuff left over, so if you couldn't make it to the BBB in person, there is still an opportunity to check this stuff out in my etsy shop.



  • Bazaar Bizarre Boston this weekend!

    Hi guys! There hasn't been too much going on here lately because there's been so much going on in my studio lately. Bazaar Bizarre is this weekend, and I've been working on all kinds of stuff that YOU (yes. you.) can purchase for yourself or others on Sunday. Exciting! Here's a peek:

    sleep with a winner

    You may have heard about my winner medals, as I've been talking about them pretty much nonstop since I started making them this summer. But now, in addition to winner medals and CUSTOM winner medals, I'm putting winner medals on other things, like the pillow above, which I like to call "Sleep with a Winner" ha ha.

    Oh yeah, and the custom winner medals will be in full effect at BBB this weekend. Because sewing them at the fair would be kind of nuts, I'm taking orders and will mail them to you by the following Monday. So you get a winner medal AND some mail. Brilliant!

    What else? I'm still not done with the swimmers...


    These are silkscreened cotton jersey scarves. They are SO soft and cozy, and work well for outdoor warmth as well as indoor accessorizing. I imagine it would also be nice to wear one of these scarves after you swim a heck of a race at a swim meet, just saying. I made a prototype for myself, and based on the reaction from my swim team I knew I had to make more. So these will be available at BBB, and I do expect to make more in the future.

    So that's it! If you're in the Boston area (or anywhere in New England and like to road trip for crafts), you should stop by Bazaar Bizarre this weekend. Hope to see you there!