Blue Genie show opened tonight!

Saw a preview of the show this morning while adding items to my booth, looks really great this year! My friends and family will love the handmade local gifts they get this year, just like every year 🙂 Read more

9th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar: Dec 3-24th 2009


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Thrifty food and meal planning (vegetarian-heavy)

Still adding to this list, notes, etc…

Meal Plan Monday (Veggie meal plans from Half Pint Pixie)
$40 Frugal Vegan Weekly Meal Plan for 4(PDF link)
A Year of Slow Cooking (vegetarian)
Cook For Good

Made some soap!

Just cut bars of milk soap I made w/@fetosoap last week, they’re great, super-rich and luxurious! Thanks Lisa! Check out her soaps + lotion sticks 🙂 fetosoap.com

Swap and Sew + Sweets: Saturday, September 5th noon-6pm

WHAT: Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale
WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 2009: 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Space 12 – 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 (space12.org)
WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the
Austin Public Library Youth Services “Sew What?” program.
HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation
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Handmade Nation coming to Austin the weekend of Sept 5-6


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Handmade Austin Women Annual Spring Show this weekend May 2nd + 3rd

Handmade Austin Women 4th Annual Spring Show
May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

It’s the weekend before Mother’s Day!
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
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12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye Easter eggs!

Since Easter is soon upon us, I’ve been seeing lots of articles and postings recently about natural egg dyeing (using vegetables or spices). Don’t think I’ll get to trying that this year with my little guy, but I wanted to share this blog post @DotatDabbled (dabbled dot org blog) that I came across:
Easter Eggs: 12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye them!
“Another Flickr Roundup for you, this time it’s Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs… come on, you weren’t going to just go use a kit, were you? From cabbage to duct tape, we have lots of cool ideas for making your eggs memorable. Some complicated, some easy and kid-friendly!”

Check out the newspaper transfers! (#10 in the grid/list), plus she has a ton of links to how-to’s and info.

Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin is Saturday Feb. 21st

Austin Handmade is hosting the upcoming Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin this Saturday (Feb. 21) from noon to 6pm at their location 507 W. Mary (South 1st and Mary) This will be an outdoor market offering goods created exclusively by Austin area artists and makers of things!

Austin Handmade Parking Lot
507 West Mary St. (corner of South 1st & Mary Street)
Austin 78704
512-383-9333

My Book, and Love Notes From The Universe

Some fave things I’d like to share with you:
My friends Bernadette and Carrie at Slow Family Living have created My Book, one year’s worth of pages that begin when you begin – on any day of the year:
“A day book, a journal, a list of gratitudes, to-dos and intentions, a place for you to put your insights, feelings, and your wishes, wants and dreams, and a tool for transforming your life, all in a completely succinct and welcoming format. The prompts are given and the space is there for you to fill in, make My Book a habit you will love and look forward to and get started on living life the way you want to live it… once you begin, it will quickly and simply become a part of your daily practice, thereby changing the way you begin, or even end, each day.”
I really enjoyed Carrie’s Your Best Year Yet workshop (based on this book) and am using My Book as one of my tools to keep on track…

Also, sweet Kiera is offering lovely handcrafted Love Notes From The Universe and books made specifically for that person you want to send a little extra love to!

Happy Valentine’s Day to You! xox Jen