FLY on By!


Just to let you know,,, for you local Tacoma folks, you can find my paper ornaments at FLY, located inside Kings Books.

FLY will be open today (Thursday, Dec 23) until six, and noon to five on Christmas Eve. They have an awesome assortment of crafts made by local Tacoma artists.

Stop by and pick an ornament up,, $10 each, kitten not included.

FLY (inside Kings)
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Merry, Merry!!!

Happy Holidays!  With love, from Laurie

I just wanted to take a break between cookie batches to wish you all the best. I hope you have a joyous holiday season, filled with friends, family, food and fun.

Thanks so much for the kind words, love and support you've sent my way over this past year. I appreciate you.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

With love, from Laurie


DIY: Make A Paper Disco Ball!

My December DIY project for Hambly Screen Prints just got posted on their blog. Here's a sneak peek at the project.

Paper Disco Ball

Paper Disco Ball

Click HERE to visit the post and get the complete instructions to make your own!


One Sale Left this Season... and it's Saturday!


This Saturday (Dec 11th) I'll be selling my wares at the Second Saturdayz Market. It's a wonderful show - a mix of crafts and vintage goods - and it's organized by my friend crafty friend Linda (of LULUZ) and her craftin/junkin' pals.

I'll be selling pins, garlands, ornaments, gift tags, and a few other treasures, too.

The show's in Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park on Sandpoint Way in Seattle WA.

Show hours are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come for early bird shopping (8:00 - 10:00 AM) and pay $10 to enter. Arrive after 10:00 AM and pay $4.00 general admission.

Click HERE for complete directions, more information on the show and a peek at a few of the vendors participating in the show.

Hope to see you there! It's going to be a good one!!


What a Day, What a Day... The Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale Recap

We just got home from the most amazing trip to NYC. The Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale was an incredible event and by far the finest craft sale I have ever participated in or attended. The caliber of craft was SO high.

It was very interesting getting a glimpse into the MS world. I also enjoyed being able to meet and mingle with so many creative and crafty folks.

The sale was held at the Martha Stewart HQ in Chelsea. "Martha" was there to meet us when we entered the sale space. Entrance to the craft sale

The real Martha came by and previewed the sale.

Hey!  It's Martha!  She stopped by while we were setting up and I got a chance to chat with her a little bit.

Giant wedding cake style chandeliers made of tinsel strands hung from the ceiling.

Fab ribbon chandeliers hung in the space.

A couple of demo stations were set up and guests were able to make their own ornaments.

Ornament glittering station.

MS had a couple of stations set up for ornament making.

Before the show opened on Saturday, while everyone was still setting up, I took a moment to walk around and take a look at the other tables.

Crafters setting up.

Handle and Spout had some adorable hair clips.

One of the other vendors, Handle & Spout.

Vintage by Crystal had a sweet collection of spun cotton figures.

Sweet spun cotton figures from Vintage by Crystal.

Maria Eife brought her lovely and bold felt jewelry.

Groovy laser cut felt jewelry.

Here's my table, all set up and ready to go.

My table at the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale

My table.

A few of my pins on display.

The guests lined up around the block, and at noon, the doors opened and everyone flooded in. The sale was packed ALL day long.

Shoppers shopping.

Sales were great, and I had a chance to meet a lot of nice people who follow my craft blog, and my kitty blog too.

A customer picking her pins.

It was an amazing experience, and I am so grateful to have had this incredible opportunity! I'm hoping many good things will come from this day.

Thanks to all who came by and said hello. I am so happy to have met you and appreciate your support!


Today's the Day! Come on by!!

Last night we all set up our tables at the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale. Oh, my. There are some amazing crafters there. And Martha herself was there too, and she stopped by my table! EEEEEK!!!

I hope you all are coming down today because it's going to be an AWESOME show.

I've got lots of photos to share, but no time to upload them today. I'll post them once the show is done.

You can see a few pictures from the sale on the Crafts Dept Blog, and get details on the show too by clicking HERE.

OK,, I'm off to the show! Hope to see you there!


On the Way! Hooray!!


I am writing this post in the air, on my way to NYC for the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale! My jumbo suitcases are packed to the max with hundreds of ornaments, pins, tags, flowers, and all the craft sale necessities like bags, sales book, calculator, business cards, etc.

I have to say, it feels pretty good to be on my way. I've only had two and a half weeks to prepare for the sale, and have been spending every waking moment crafting and planning. It's been fun being so focused on making things, but pretty exhausting too. I'm ready to give my hands and eyes a break.

Here are a few last pics of all my wares packed up and ready to go.





My fingers are crossed there will be no lost luggage!

All you NYC peeps, please come by the sale this Saturday and say hello. You can find all the details here.