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Constructing Roman Leather Military Boots (Calcei) – Part Two

Sooooo I should have had this finished ages ago, and I’m sorry for keeping everyone waiting. I hope its worth the wait! If you need a refresher, this the second part to the Roman Military Boots Pattern Making article I published oh, ummmm *mumble-mumble*…yeah about 2 years ago. . . ANYWAY! Here’s the follow up and as always, if anything is unclear, or if you have questions, feel free to comment…

Handcrafted Air Plant Stand Giveaway!

It’s time for week three’s giveaway! First, I’d like to start off by announcing last week’s winner of the Corky Friendz Giveaway so congratulations to Laurie M! You should have received an email and have 48 hours to reply to the email in order to claim your prize! In addition, don’t forget to enter the Mohawk Valley Trading Company Giveaway ending this Friday if you haven’t already! So are you ready…

Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, 100% Beeswax Candles – 2014 Holiday Giveaway from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company

It’s week two of my 2014 Holiday Giveaway series and it’s brought to you by the wonderful people at the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. I’ve held giveaways with them before and always love to have them back! This giveaway includes a variety of their products that would make a great gift bundle for someone you love this Christmas, or maybe parcel them out to a few friends. Or treat-yo-self! And…

Holiday Giveaway with Corky Friendz

Portland, OR — Ahhhhh! Why have I not been blogging?! Well. . . school. It’s going well so far, only a few issues with professors – the most annoying things right now are that my nutrition professor can’t spell or create coherent quizzes and my Psych teacher pronounces the word “etcetera” as “egg-sedra.” It drives me nuts. haha On to more important things! The holidays are coming quick and I…

Artwork For Charity & Pet Portrait Raffle!

As I mentioned in my last entry, I will be attending Oregon State University this Fall, majoring in Nutrition. While I was filling out my school application, I realized I haven’t done much charitable giving other than dropping off items here and there to Goodwill and The Salvation Army. I decided to make more of an effort to help others in my own way. I remembered reading last year about the…

Merging Careers: Art & Science, hand-in-hand?

A blogger I follow published an article yesterday mentioning how July is half over already and its been a month since he last posted anything. I realized I haven’t published a new article since May! Well, if you’re interested, I’d like to explain why: About a year to a year and a half ago I was living in an apartment with my boyfriend and another roommate. I was working crappy…

Gigantic Wedding Themed Giveaway with Crooked Brook, Corky Friendz, and The Mohawk Valley Trading Company

Portland, OR — Wedding season is here and being recently engaged, I’ve been staring blankly at the seemingly endless list of tasks I need to get done before the big day. Also, as many of you likely know, Oregon lifted it’s ban on gay marriage this week and it is now legal for same-sex couples to tie the knot in this beautiful state! Now they can legally clamp on their ball-and-chain like…

Selling Artwork at Eclectic NW: Northwest Artisan Consignment Store in Salem, Oregon

Some exciting news to report! Starting in June I will be selling artwork, wood frames, airplant stands, and note cards in a new consignment store opening in Salem, OR. The store sells high quality products made by artists and craftsmen living in the northwest and the store’s Founder, Jennifer Cerf, is working hard to secure 200 vendors for the grand opening on June 1st! Yes, 200!!! Needless to say there is quite…

Custom Felted Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s day is right around the corner and what better gift to give your mom, than a subtle hint to wash herself! Or pamper herself, whichever you prefer. Or maybe you are a mom and want this for yourself. At any rate, in this giveaway you have the opportunity to try two of my new felted soaps, not yet available to purchase online. The first is the Spicy Cinnamon and Aloe scented 2 ounce felted…