Monday, July 27, 2009

Coffee or Tea?

New embroideries in the shop:

It's so hot here today! Tomorrow is going to be 102! In the Pacific Northwest. It's supposed to be cooler here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Look

I thought it was time to freshen up this little blog. The banner design is doubling as packaging for brooches and pendants.

On another note, I had no idea I would become a such a chicken nerd. We will be going on the Tour de Coop tomorrow along with a large percentage of other Portlanders who have taken the chicken keeping plunge. In case you're wondering, the Tour de Coop is where you can go to about 25 different homes to see their chickens and coops. What fun! What? This doesn't sound fun to you? For shame! I was delighted to chat with a fellow chicken nerd at a party recently. See, most people have about a 3 minute chicken conversation tolerance. But us chicken nerds, we can discuss for hours. Really, no question is too silly. How big is your run? Do your chickens like zucchini, because mine won't touch it? How old were your chickens when they laid their first egg? This is a sampling of the questions we ask each other. I feel like there should be a secret society for us c.nerds so we don't bore others to death.
Here are some new pictures of the cutest flock in town:

chickens on deck

Millie, Petunia and Freckles

in the run

Petunia, star of the chicken show

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Summertime Crafty

We will be all set up at Crafty Wonderland tomorrow! If you happen to be in the Portland area, it's supposed to rain - perfect for an indoor craft show.

Some new illustrations are in or headed to the shop:

Monday, July 06, 2009


Hey! Guess what! Wednesday is my 4 year Etsy anniversary. It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy. To celebrate I'm offering free shipping on all purchases made July 8th on domestic orders, and half price shipping on international orders ! Use code "etsy4" in the checkout and then wait for the revised invoice with your shipping discount. Hooray! The shop is chock full right now, so it's a great time to shop.

I've just posted some of my newest project 'cheap ass art'. I'll be doing some simple illustrations on lovely beveled matboard for only $5! It's bargain city here at Chet and Dot headquarters.