Sunday, June 26, 2011

Look What I Made!

Wowzers, it has been a looooong time since I've posted. I've been a little busy:

I'm so crafty, I make people! Ok, really I had little control over how this particular project turned out.

My daughter, Cora, was born March 6th, and she is awesome. She also keeps me very busy.

With the applications up now for the fall craft shows, I realized I'd practically forgotten that I make jewelry (wait, what did I use to do before I became a mother? I can't remember...). So it's time to reorganize my supplies (the craft room has since turned into a nursery) and create lovely things again.... after I get the little angel to sleep!

Who knows? She might even inspire a new product line! *wink*

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Favorite Earrings!

Many people over the years have commented on the glass raindrop earrings I always wear.
I bought a pair years ago from a catalog, and then when I lost them I tried to track down the artist, but to no avail.

While riding the bus today, another passenger told me she, too, had been trying to find the same earrings!
With renewed vigor I searched, and I'm happy to say that I have finally located the earrings and the artist who creates them!

The artists name is Joy Oxley, and she is amazing with glass.

She makes all sorts of glass creations, but these little beauties are my favorite!

The earrings I have are clear, but she also makes them in colors.
These simple earrings go with everything. They are very stylish and lightweight.

Prices are $16 or $18, depending on color and design.
Visit Oregon Rain Glass Jewelry to order directly from the artist.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Farmers' Market - Summer Hours!

The summer hours for the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market start tomorrow! The market will be open two hours earlier. Operating hours will be every Saturday, 8am-1pm.
The market is indoors, so rain or shine, you can come buy locally produced goods.

I will continue to be there every week unless I have another event (please check the list at right for upcoming shows). My booth is in the back of the building; please stop by and say 'hi!'

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Responsible consumerism - a short essay

I had to write this little essay for an assignment today in my capstone class. It is a topic that is important to me, and I felt the need to post it here.
It could be expanded upon, but this is the short and sweet truth.

Big box stores, of which Wal-Mart is one example, have become the destination of choice for most of America’s shoppers. This is a fairly recent development; we didn’t have Wal-Mart in California when I was growing up. Instead, we bought our food at the farmers’ market or grocery store, our clothes at a clothing store, and our records at an electronics store. I don’t remember it being an inconvenience to have to go to these different places to do our shopping, but apparently some people did. The megastores came along, offering everything one could possibly need at the lowest prices of anywhere. People saw that they could pay much less for the same things they were already buying, and they could get them all in one place. Cost and convenience became the bottom line, and customers flocked from the specialty stores to the new megastores.
But we have to pay for cost and convenience, and part of that cost is loosing our connection to the products that we buy and the people who make or grow them. When you buy an apple from Wal-Mart, do you know exactly where it came from? When you tie your child’s shoes, do you wonder if they were made by another child in a sweatshop half a world away?

We must each be responsible for our buying power. Sure, it may cost a little more to buy eggs at the farmers’ market instead of Wal-Mart, but I know exactly where they came from; what the chickens are fed, what part of Oklahoma they are from, how much time they get out of their hen house, perhaps even what the chicken’s name is. A connection with our purchases; that is one item that you can’t find at Wal-Mart.

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Year!

Hello everyone!
I'm back every Saturday at the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market. It is located on Portland Ave. just south of the main campus in the Horticulture Pavilion. Winter hours (until April) are 10am-1pm. As always, check my Twitter feed for news, information and special deals.

Here is a lovely little video highlighting the market!
I appear nine minutes and thirty seconds in:

See you at the farmers' market!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Correction: Closed for the holidays

I know I said I would re-open my Etsy shop this week, but this week is finals, and I don't need any additional stress.
The holidays are upon us, and in order to devote my time to family this season I've decided to not re-open the shop until after the new year.

There is still one last chance to shop Funkybella before Christmas; I will be at the OSU-OKC Farmers' Market this Saturday from 10am to 1pm with all the lovely goodies I have left from the Deluxe show (and free gift boxes for them!). I won't be returning to the market until the second week of January.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Etsy shop closed for the week

My Etsy shop is closed for the week as I prepare for the Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar on Saturday, December 12th in Oklahoma City.

The Etsy shop will re-open next week with whatever inventory I have remaining.
(But seriously, you don't want to wait for that!
You need to come see the full selection of Funkybella's lovelies in person!)
If you are in the Oklahoma area, please come to Deluxe on Saturday!
Admission is free, and the first fifty people through the door will receive lovely goodie bags full of free stuff!
Over eighty vendors will be selling their handmade wares;
everything from jewelry to clothes, home goods, fine art,
body products.... an amazing selection.
You'll be able to get all your holiday shopping done in one stop!
Stop supporting the big box stores! Make the ethical choice and shop locally.