You're Awesome!

Not much going on here except preparation for The Summit Of Awesome taking over DC this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Hope to see you there!


Earth Day SHOULD be everyday....

I know, Earth Day was yesterday, but to celebrate I am offering free shipping till Monday on my new earth friendly Bamboo Dandelion necklaces!!! Check them out in the shop, please wait for revised invoice before making your payment.


Sooo Awesome!

The line up for the The Summit Of Awesome is out!!!! If you scroll down to Friday, guess who you'll see leading a workshop on photographing your work??? So get your tickets fast, it's going to be one jam packed weekend!!

Through a partnership with the MidCity Business Association, all Summit seminars and workshops will take place in the wondrous and vibrant independent businesses in MidCity. View the map.

Thursday April 30

3 p.m. MidCity Tours
5 - 8 p.m. Hello Craft Welcome Party - Gate 54

Friday May 1
*Make Something Awesome area open all day 10 -5 at Miss Pixies*
9:30 a.m. Check in and breakfast - Miss Pixies
10:30 a.m. Welcome
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Morning Sessions:

1 - 2 p.m. Lunch with Craftnote: Maria Thomas - CEO, Etsy - Miss Pixies
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions:

  • FIber Demo with Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera - Urban Fauna Studio - Miss Pixies
  • Simple Mold Making with Adam Maron - Miss Pixies
  • Am I a Business? How and when to form a business for your crafty endeavors with Cynthia Gayton and Paige Totaro - Washington Area Lawyer for the Arts - Gate 54
  • How to Photograph your Work with Sherry Insley- Dandelion Blu - Bar Pilar
  • Branding and Identity with Jeffrey Everett - El Jefe Design - Solly’s
  • Event Sponsorship with Deb Dormody and Margaret Carleton - Craftland - DC9

4:30 p.m. Break
6:15 p.m. Summit showing of Handmade Nation - DCJCC
8:30 p.m. Public showing of Handmade Nation - DCJCC

-Dinner on your own-

View the rest of the schedule after the jump!

Saturday May 2
*Make Something Awesome area open all day 10 -5 at Miss Pixies*
9 - 9:30 a.m. Check in and breakfast - Miss Pixies
10 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Sessions:

12 - 1 p.m. Lunch with Craftnote: Jenny Hart, Sublime Stitching - Miss Pixies
1:30 - 3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions:

3:30 - 5 p.m. Afternoon Panel: Going out on a Limb with Jeffery Everett - El Jefe Design, Kasey and Kelly Evick - Biggs & Featherbelle - Miss Pixies
8 p.m. Show of Awesome - Miss Pixies
-Dinner on your own-

Sunday May 3
*Make Something Awesome area open all day 10 - 3 at Miss Pixies*
10 - 10:30 a.m. Check in and breakfast - Miss Pixies
11 - 12:30 Morning Sessions:

1 - 2 p.m. Lunch at Miss Pixies
2 - 3 p.m. Awesome Crafty White Elephant - Miss Pixies
3 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap up and Farewell - Miss Pixies


New! Green! Dandelion!

The Dandelion has once again figured out how to be a little more gentler on the environment, your pocket and my sanity! Introducing the new Bamboo Dandelion necklaces! I had my original drawing laser etched on to bamboo, and then created these pendants. The bamboo is sustainably grown, naturally anti-microbial, and I hand finish these with no toxic chemicals. They come strung on a 16" oxidized sterling silver snake chain. Just listed in the shop today!


Dandy New Dandelions

Dandelion Blu has some new items for your wearing pleasure! A more budget and recession friendly option for owning a Dandelion Blu piece, these lovelies are only $22! I had my original hand drawing (you may recognize this as my logo- it's everywhere!) laser etched into this fresh translucent yellow acrylic. The etching does not go all the way through so the image appears trapped in the acrylic. I added a little black to a few for added contrast, and are offering both versions in the shop! Very light weight and fun for spring and summer. Keep your eye out for another surprise coming very soon!


Under Construction!

Hello friends! I'll be taking a little blog vacation as we demolish our kitchen and I do my taxes- both very unpleasant things while in the midst of them, but with good outcomes. I hope to be back in business by next week. Here's to hammers, dust, new appliances, and hopefully a large return to pay off this project!


BEST Jewelry Trunk Show!

Saturday April 4th, 11-3pm, come join BEST members for a jewelry trunk show at Magnolia Designs in Highlandtown! Kick off spring with fresh new designs, adorn yourself with handmade goodies, and treat yourself to light nibbles and wine! Hope to see you there!

Don't Forget!

The Bridal Happy Hour is today at 5:30-7:30 at the Visionary Art Museum! Come to this free event to check out the areas best wedding vendors! BEST team members will be there to show you their handmade wedding wares. Plus!!! we will have an amazing giveaway!!! Don't miss out!!!