September 30, 2011

Marimekko Sheet

So excited to have snagged this vintage Marimekko sheet for Lizzie's bed from Aunt Sisters Picks on Etsy. The bold, floral graphics are soooo cheerful. Only problem is now it's kinda hard to get someone to make her bed--she really doesn't want to cover up the sheet!

September 28, 2011

Trios Of Tin

A few trios of tin cups 'n pitchers were listed in the shop last night. I adore these tiny things and have so much fun arranging them into collections for you! Click here to view all available tin treasures at Sushipot Parts. Enjoy!

September 26, 2011

My Mom Story at Bloesem Kids

How very exciting to wake up this morning to my Mom Story feature at Bloesem Kids! Thank you Tiffany for such a lovely interview and welcome to all of you wonderful Bloesem readers. Lizzie was/is pleased to play such a starring role as my sweet daughter--I guess she didn't have a choice 'cuz I sure wouldn't have a story to tell without her! You can take a peek at the interview right here. And...sending a Happy Birthday greeting to my own mom today!

Doll House no 371

Doll House no 371, original mixed media assemblage

September 25, 2011

Prickly Ornaments

I've decided to bring back my Prickly Ornaments for the 2011 holiday season! This first selection is a bit on the darker side of things but never fear--I'll be offering some with classic Christmas imagery very soon. Thought I'd start with these for those of you who would enjoy them as Halloween decor too.

September 23, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

I'm thrilled it actually feels like autumn today on this first official day of Fall--it's sunny, crisp and cool (ie, just perfect!). Aren't these the sweetest illustrations? They are from a grade school primer titled Friends, which was published in 1929 and illustrated by Marguerite Davis. Happy Fall Y'all!

September 22, 2011

Spoons & Clothespins

Tin Spoons

Wooden Clothespins

A couple of old-school objects listed this week at Sushipot Parts. I picked up the tin spoons at a local antique shop and my Dad scored the clothespins at a yard sale in his neighborhood. Thanks Dad! Don't you just love their varied 'n weathered patinas?

September 21, 2011

Observing Squirrels

Lizzie and I have been observing the squirrels on our recent walks and noticed they always seem to have an acorn in their mouths these days--gathering food for the winter months no doubt! She thought it would be handy if they had little baskets to carry on their tails. We spotted a bright red one scampering up the tree in our front yard this morning. He was a friendly fellow and even paused for a moment so we could take his picture!

September 20, 2011

Our Post Office

Thank you everyone for making my art block BOGO sale a big success! All the sale packages have been shipped so if you're expecting one it should arrive very soon. Lizzie is such a little helper on our post office excursions several times a week. Chances are your package was personally deposited in the package drop by her! After the thousands of packages we've shipped via the USPS since opening our Etsy shop 5 years ago it's hard to believe that the post office is facing such financial straits. I for one wouldn't know what to do without them. Saw this article with some off-the-wall ideas to save the post office. And...not that I'd personally hurt from a 5 day delivery...I'd really feel for Jim, our postal carrier, every Monday with all that extra mail to sort 'n deliver.

September 15, 2011

BOGO Art Block Sale

This coming Monday, September 19th marks my 5th year on Etsy! To celebrate this milestone and express my thanks to all of you loyal patrons I'm having a BOGO (buy one, get one free) sale on my collage art blocks. Here's how it works:
  • Fill up your Etsy shopping cart with Sushipot Art Blocks
  • Click "Other" as your form of payment
  • Submit your order
  • Wait for a new invoice via Paypal
  • Pay for your BOGO art blocks
  • Wait with anticipation for your new Sushipot goodies!
The sale begins now and will end at midnight on Monday.

September 14, 2011

Things Organized Neatly

My grocery blocks were featured on Things Organized Neatly yesterday. Oh how I love this blog by Austin Radcliffe! Yes, I've raved of it before right here. But...there are a bunch of new folks 'round here so if you've never visited this site be prepared to be sucked into the TON mindset. In no time at all you'll find yourself tweaking 'n arranging all the objects that surround you. Now that I've piqued your interest, here is a great interview that Imprint did with Austin about his blog and you don't wanna miss this article the New York Times featured earlier this year. If you need more you can take a look back at other images of things I've organized neatly here, here, here, and here. Obsession I tell ya!

September 13, 2011

Put Out My Lights

Put Out My Lights Carnival Sign at bellalulu

I have no idea what's involved in the carnival game "Put Out My Lights" but I do know it only cost a single dollar (and had some really cool signage to boot)! Anyhow, the sign inspired this collection of vintage objects from my Etsy favorites. Enjoy!

September 9, 2011

Flying Kites

Does anyone else feel like this week flew by a little too fast? Must be because we had a short week but still. Thought I'd share these Instagram pictures from last weekend. We had a perfect, windy day for flying kites and took full advantage. The kites sailed up, up, up without any effort on our part 'cept for the couple times Lizzie's fish kite took a nose dive.

September 6, 2011

Circus Wagon no 2

Circus Wagon, mixed media assemblage

The original circus wagon I created earlier in the year was such a hit I decided to make version no 2. Of course it helped when I came across a broken toy tractor at an antique shop a couple weeks ago. The wheels were p-e-r-f-e-c-t circus-wagon-wheels and I knew it was meant to be.


Coulrophobia, mixed media assemblage

K. This is what happens when I stay up way past my bedtime tinkering in the studio. Not cool for anyone who may suffer from a fear of clowns. Luckily (as you know) I do not! That said--I do hope this little trick-or-treater finds a new home quickly 'cuz quite frankly he's a little too creepy even for me!

September 2, 2011

Long Weekend

Vintage metal skates by Marvel

We have a 3.5 day weekend starting right now! (Yay Labor Day!) Our plan is to work hard and play hard. Nothing better than that! How about you? What are your plans for the weekend? Hope its a good one for all of us. See you next Tuesday.

September 1, 2011

Embroidery Brooches

Remember this old French embroidery book I shared with you a while back? I finally did something with it and created a handful of brooches embellished with snippets from its pages. Some are square and some round--you can take a closer look at 'em right here.