Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bold as Brass

Wow, I haven't posted since July. Sorry! I needed to take a break for a couple of months, from everything that wasn't my day-job. But I am getting back in gear for an awesome event next month!


This was a truly epic event last year, but I was unable to go. Based on the amount of Steampunk I saw at DragonCon, I think this year will be even bigger.

I will be there with my army of shiny things! And a corset! Come on down and see us ;-)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blogathon Auction!

My friend Shira is organizing a blogathon and auction for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center on July 25th. She is a wonderful writer, and asked her cadre of creative peeps to donate work based on her stories.

Inspired by her online novel-in-progress Shayara, I put something together this weekend:

House Tamra

A green dichrotic art glass pendant wrapped in silver wire hangs from a cord of green and gold Czech crystals, woven with bright green ribbon.

I got the pendant in a trade, and it very much wanted to be involved. I have no more pendants of that kind, so this is a one of a kind necklace ;-)

Here's more info on the blogathon, with more artisans and stories to come!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Return of the Elegant Cats!

I am not the most consistent blogger, as you've probably noticed. But every week is an opportunity to get back on my feet even if I don't land there :-)

This week's artist just friended me on Twitter, with very good timing.

Lola Lynn makes lovely jewelry and prints for her Etsy store, including these adorable paintings:

Kubist Kitty Bleu

Go forth and enjoy!! (Also, buy her stuff ;-D)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Silk & Opium: New and On Sale!

For sale on Etsy [link], just marked down from $42 to $33. Part of the Summer Reading List Sale :-D

Silk & Opium

P1180849  Silk & Opium 183

I stood on a boulevard paved with prim orange poppies, and suddenly I tasted brandy rolling down my throat, and pale smoke filling up my lungs. My green-scarved quarter was savoring her snifter and her opium somewhere far from me.

Inspired by the short story Palimpsest, free to read online:

A pale green ribbon flows around and over beads of green aventurine and golden yellow glass. 18.5 inches long with a 14k gold toggle clasp finishing the ends.

This is actually the first Palimpsest item I was inspired to make. There will be more ribbon necklaces, and bracelets, in the future. Possibly without the arcane associations ;-)

Friday, June 26, 2009

My dress, my sail!

A new serialized novel by Catherynne M. Valente. Technically free, but donations are luv ;-)

Follow September into Fairyland:
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Updates every Monday!

I forsee much, MUCH jewelry makings in my future ;-)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Social Experimentation

I've hit a lull. Not quite a rut, because I don't feel stuck or unhappy with my crafting. I just can't buckle down and get it done. It's not exactly like a creative block, because I have the ideas and write them down for later. Am I distracted? Depressed? Disoriented by the rising pollen count?

Eventually I should snap out of it, and I am scribbling down lots of new plans and ideas. I just need to be more patient with myself.

As far as the craft fair experiment goes, Brooklyn Indie Market is really wonderful. The lady who organizes it is very sweet and accommodating, the other vendors are nice, the neighborhood is quiet (if somewhat sleepy) and safe. My ploy to lure in younger customers with the $5 pendants is working out great, and next time I'm going to bring even fewer high ticket items. My friends have been really awesome with helping me out, too. I highly recommend this market both to buyers and sellers, especially new sellers who want to find their feet in a happy, safe environment.

So the fact that I still don't like selling at craft fairs indicates that it's not them, it's me.

Sci fi cons and kink fairs are different. I sit at my table and chat with other weirdos, and get to watch the con wander by. The audience in Brooklyn is lots of nice normal people, very very kind and complimentary but ... I just don't know how to relate. It's not you, it's me! You are wonderful for oogling my beadwork, and your kids are very awesome! Thank you for stopping by!

I wonder if I'd feel better putting more time and energy into making more stuff, taking better photos of said stuff, and hawking it on the internet. For part-time artisans like me, the larger part of our customer base is people we know. And the people I know really enjoy looking at my online listings, jump all over the sales I have, and tell their friends and family all about it.

I'm going to keep on working at BIM, because they are soooo wonderful and I'm doing well there. This may just be a weird kind of stage fright phase I need to get over. They may also have another Steampunk event in October, yay. But in 2010 I may decide to stick with 3 freak-cons a year instead of monthly craft fairs.

There will be firmer plans by the end of 2009, but I'm already looking into some new SF cons for next year. New to me ;-)

Also, I started putting up the last of the clay necklaces, still on sale:

Priestess of Ma'at, $15 [Etsy Link]


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Save Our Cat!

The state of the U.S. economy is still taking it's toll on our favorite artists, and is now encroaching upon one of my favorite authors Catherynne M. Valente.

What's the best way to help an artist out of trouble? BUY THEIR WORK. And now all of her books are available to purchase online as e-books. The rare first novels, the poetry, her newest book, EVERYTHING. And by purchasing the e-books, the cash goes 100% direct to an artist and her family.

And I'm not just here to tug on your sense of humanity. I'm also here to bait your sense of capitalism.

Most of the jewelry-based blogs I've seen are part of a sales-promotion ploy. There's no shame in that, mine is. Ironically most jewelry blogs are watched by other jewelry makers and crafty types, who are usually less inclined to buy jewelry when they can make their own.

So let me tell you fellow jewelers- this author's work inspires more jewelry to be made than any other writer I HAVE EVER SEEN. By purchasing her books, you are also investing in your own creative reserves.

You would also be joining a larger cult of Cat-fans who really really like jewelry. Looking at it, purchasing it, showing it off on their blogs and feeds. Other crafts as well! In fact, there is also a new online community called Adopting Cat, full of auctions for jewelry, crafts, writing, and a variety of other products and services by the fan-base, FOR the fan base, to help our fave authoress.

By auctioning off YOUR work on the community you will gain more exposure with a new fan-base of your own, plus you help out a wonderful artist. Financially and karmicly, you come out ahead.

Help Catherynne M. Valente

So go forth, wreak havoc, invest in art and artistry.

I'll make this city long for you...

Palimpsest is a slow, steady stream of inspiration for me these days.

But Quartered, the album inspired by Palimpsest, has it's own charms ;-)

This track definitely influenced the necklace I made by the same name.

<a href="http://skinnywhitechick.bandcamp.com/track/casimira">Casimira by Skinny White Chick</a>

The whole album is available for purchase as a CD, or MP3s. Follow the links ;-)

And if you've read Palimpsest, CMV is launching a cyberfunded serial novel on Monday: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Prepare yourselves for awesome, and more awesome sparklies from here ;-) And I'll put up the serial's address when I find it.

In other news, I had plans to be very industrious this week, but I seem to have the soul flu? I think it's due to the unseasonably cold & wet weather pattern that hit NYC this month. Fie.

Remember to come see me at the Brooklyn Indie Market on Saturday! And if it's still monsoon season, pls bring me herbal teas!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Calling all courtiers ;-)

I'll be selling my sparkling gear in Brooklyn this weekend!

Brooklyn Indie Market
And I'll be there Saturday, June 13th, from 11am-7pm.

Stop by and say hello ;-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Reading List Sale!

Its almost Summer! That means it's time to start combing the book shops for your between-semester reading assignments, or languid beach side amusement.

To celebrate, and because we're in a Recession this Summer (*shrugs*) I'm putting most of the pieces in my Song and Stories section ON SALE for the next few months.

ESPECIALLY the Palimpsest pieces ;-) Casimira, November, and more to come in the next few weeks. Most discounts range from 15 to 20% off.


The Glass Princess - P1110411

The Navigator - P1110359

P1180831 187 Casimira P1180708 November (186)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dream yourself to death...

I have assaulted Etsy with more darkness. Hurrah.

Casimira, Dressed in Green [Etsy link]

Matriarch of Palimpsest, lady, general, temptress, teacher, lost little girl.

She wears a severe dress, just the sort of thing a governess might wear, green-black from throat to floor, clasped by an enormous copper wasp at her collarbone... Her curly hair is piled high, an artful, decorous shade of green, deeper than emeralds or water, a sedate and proper color. It is the exact shade of her eyes...

Deep green ribbon with onyx, green Czech glass, metallic Czech crystals, dainty antique brass colored insects, black cinnabar hearts, sterling heart toggle clasp, and a black cinnabar cameo.

Based on the character by the same name in Palimpsest, a novel by Catherynne M. Valente. And the sister album Quartered by S.J. Tucker.

P1180831 187 Casimira

P1180759  Casimira (187)

P1180725  Casimira (187)

I ended up getting a lot of them, but I don't think any really captured the deep vibrant green of the ribbons. I've been having a lot of other problems with my camera lately, usually when my photos are either blurry or grainy.

And if you luv Palimpsest, or don't but would like to know what the hell I've been mooning over for the last several months:
Cat Valente and her touring partner S.J. Tucker will be putting on their Palimpsest performance of prose and song tomorrow night in NYC. It's the last show of the tour that started in Brooklyn. But this time it's at South Street Seaport, ON A PIRATE SHIP. June 2nd @ 7pm. How can you miss that and live with yourself?!?
For more info: The New York Review of Science Fiction, Readings

Stay tuned for more Palimpsest pieces, anon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Things that are left in the morning...

Last week I completed and cataloged a TON of new stuff. Then I had a party-filled weekend. And I've been home sick for this whole short work week. So no photos. Whups.

Well, now there's some photos. I broke down and picked up my camera to capture one the newest Palimpsest pieces:

P1180708 November (186)

November available on Etsy!

Enjoy! I'm probably not going out at all *this* weekend, so I hope to have more pieces photographed soon ;-)

Also, two new pieces on Etsy: April Moon and Ravens Studying Jewels ;-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Promotion: SUDDEN DEATH!

Today I am starting up a new promotion.


Ivy and Faith (049) will be on sale at 10% off for the next week (marked down from $75 to $67). If it does not sell by then, I am going to strip it for materials and/or rework it into something different.

So if you've been waiting for just the right moment to swoop down and pick it up, now might be good ;-) Or stand by and see what it turns into as it seeds later generations of art jewelry!

If you really like this piece, don't *not* buy it to spare me! If this sells, I will be able to purchase more of these materials for my next project. And you will have an awesome rosary style necklace to show off to your friends. Everybody wins!

Also, when going through stock for my last couple of craft fairs, I came upon ANOTHER stash of polymer clay necklaces. So I'm extending the polymer clay sale through the end of May at least. But hey, it's good for you guys ;-) Some of these pieces are even in the Steampunk idiom.

I hope to have at least one or two of them in the Etsy store by the end of the week, but it's also my birthday tomorrow, so I may be distracted ;-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dealin' today!

I'm at the Brooklyn Indie Market today, from 11am-6pm. Come on out and see us sometime!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Welcome Back to Palimpsest

I've completed my first two of the Palimpsest necklaces. It's a bit late to set up the lite-box, so I just put down a towel and took some lazy pics. There will be better pics when they go up on Etsy... eventually ;-)

Silk & Opium

Aventurine, amber colored glass, light green ribbon, gold & sterling findings. Actually, this one is based on the original short story of Palimpsest, which I linked to at some point in the past. Also, yay for new techniques :-D


Frosted quartz crystal, czech crystal, metal findings and charms, black ribbon. Lariat style, no clasp, VERY long. Could not find the type of coral I wanted to use for this (branchy and black, like bracken and sea weed), so I improvised with some ribbon, and it finally came together in my head when I thought of the key ring.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Examining Stature, chains will keep us together

Examining Stature [Etsy link]



Vintage pearls, vintage style glass beads, and a nice hefty magnifying glass that looks like a monacle. Very elegant, and part of my beginnings in making my own beaded chains. Later chain experiments resulted in the Casimira! Cas mark 1 at least. Muahaha.

This piece's "sisters" have both sold already. Pretty fast, actually. One to a friend who wanted it as soon as she saw the pic on my LJ, another to a regular customer and friend at a convention soon after. I think I need to make some more of these. And this one will hopefully find a friend online ;-)


Hmm. The lighting was better on that day. I think the spot where I set up my light box last weekend wasn't the best. Time for more experiments!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Blood & Bones

Did a craft show on Sunday, it did not go very well. May expand on that later.

Got home and needed to do something constructive, so I got back to photographing old pieces of stock to finally get them up on Etsy.

Today's offering: Blood & Bones [Etsy link]



Doesn't he look sweet & creepy :-D

I've also rediscovered a whole bunch of polymer clay necklaces that missed the sale, so I guess I'm extending it until June now ;-) Some of them are quite gear-punk, yay.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Seed Bead Maddness

THREE new pieces up! But now I need to photograph more tomorrow to keep up this momentum.

Embers and Ash (on Etsy)
Rose not included, and I hope that doesn't cause any confusion. Tho it does give me an idea for something new ;-)

Tiger Sheen (on Etsy)
This one was inspired by my research of Victorian hairwork jewelry, waaay back for SalonCon no.1. I didn't really want to learn that craft, but I always felt that tiger "eye" looked more like the sheen of tiger-fur.

Over Sea and Sky (on Etsy)
Yaaay, more Steampunk inspirations.

On Thursday I finished my first new piece of jewelry in the new apartment! A commission for a friend that we can hope I remember to photograph before I hand it over ;-) And today I did a TON of bead shopping. Should be set for a few months. Hopefully I'll have some more pieces ready for my "Songs and Stories" shop section by next weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another new piece!

Writing pithy descriptions on Etsy is fun at an hour past my bedtime :-D

Also part of my "Steampunk" line, mostly inspired by the color scheme, which I really really like.

Copper Infused Glass




The third picture is me finally experimenting with the ever popular Etsy idiom: tight shot, out of focus. Only I did it by accident.

And remember, my art clay pieces are still on sale this April! They ain't your grandma's polymer clay ;-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Items!

Wow, when was the last time I said that? ;-) Bravo new apartment! Bravo free time!!!

However, I must say, I finished these pieces many months ago. Many other situations got in the way of my Etsy habits after that. But they're up now, and that's what counts.

Bronze Twist, a Steampunk inspired necklace of seed beads:

Grape Loves
, a bracelet of violets and hematite hearts:

Both available for sale on my Etsy shop, Huzzah!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brass Kat

Even kitties are not immune from Steampunk!

Industrial Kitty-aged brass pendant, by fancymemad!

Show me more Elegant Cats!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Live and in person, May 3rd in Astoria!

I'd resigned myself to chilling out this April, but I'm already signed up for a local Queens craft fair in Astoria on May 3rd ;-)

The Astoria Events Spring Fling Market!

Sunday May 3rd, 2009

32-33 31st street
Astoria, NY 11106
Omonia Cretans Association

(Indoors, footsteps away from the N train.)

So if you want to see my work in person, plus items not yet available on Etsy. I will definitely have my polymer clay items on sale at the event, plus my "bargain" section of pendants and earrings :-D

And wouldn't you know, I move away from Astoria and suddenly they have a craft fair. Lol. I'm also trying to get in contact with the Brooklyn Indie Market, but for some reason they're not getting back to me. Will look into it now that I have some time.

Did my business taxes last night. Not the best outcome, but I'm glad that my book keeping skills have improved. It makes taxes go faster. I would have finished them months ago, but the house-moving got in the way.

Also, I gave up beads for Lent, and now Lent is over. And I'm getting a tax refund. I really hope I don't lose the self control I've been working on... Although I do need other non-bead jewelry materials as well. The craft area is now neat and organized- I can get back to work.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Back to beads, and extending the sales :-)

The move is over! Renovations and home decorating... not quite over, but I can take my time there ;-)

I miss my beadwork sooooo much this week. If I manage to get my workshop set up, I can get back to my crafting. I have a bunch of ideas waiting in my notebook, and uncovered a ton of unused supplies during the packing/moving process. Not to mention all the newer pieces I haven't had time to photograph properly.

I hope to have *something* new and crafty to post by the end of the weekend. In the meantime, this is what my workshop area looks like right now:
Wow. Photographs are the best way to pinpoint clutter...

BTW, I'm extending my Polymer Clay Sale on Etsy for the rest of April, because why not ;-) I've already had a really good response to it, yay!

<3 Cris

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Hallo kits, I'm sorry I've been away for a few weeks. I closed on my new co-op apartment, and now I'm in the middle of renovations and moving. It hasn't left me much energy to keep up with my blog, and my beads are still packed away :-/ I've been poked for a few really fun bloggy things, and I just don't have time to play. *sad kitteh*

Tomorrow I'm off to join the Palimpsest train tour, and if all goes well I'll have plenty of tales and photos to share! W00t!

After I get back on Monday, I have more last minute packing to do, and then I move on Thursday and Friday. I may not be back and active on the blogosphere until April, and the first weekend of April is ICON (just as a fan girl, not a vendor ;-) Expect ICON photos as well. And my new home and workshop, I hopes.

So the next few weeks will be CRAZY. However, my polymer clay necklaces are still on sale! Don't worry, I've packed my stock pieces in a separate box from the rest of my jewelry supplies, so they are still easy to ship. When I'm actually moving house, I'll put my Etsy shop on "vacation mode" to be on the safe side. Internet may be tricky for a while.

See you on the other side!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Elegant Cats :-D

Cats in the window quilt.

I don't *just* like this b/c of the kitties. I'm not into most quilts because I'm not very into the country look, but a lot of this artist/quilter's fabric choices make it look more elegant. More my style.

I think I'm going to make a tag for pieces I find that are covered in elegant little kitties. Feel free to send me more links ;-)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pictures of Palimpsest

Wow, what an awesome party :-D Reading, singing, dancing, burlesque, suspension art, bondage, chocolate, tophats, tea. I don't think I can frame it all in words, so hear are my pictures:
May not be safe for work.

The best part:

The Authoress and the Songstress
Book + Music = OTP

Cat even signed my copy,
For Cris, whose jewels live and walk.
Yep, that's the idea ;-)

Second best part:

People recognizing me by my necklace ;-)

Last I heard, the first printing of the book is almost sold out, after barely four days. So go read the short story for free, get hooked, and clamor to Amazon for the book. (I'm too tired right now to hunt for the links again, they're on a post earlier this week.)

With luck, I'll have some small Palimpsest themed pieces on my Etsy store by early next week. But I'll have to hold out on more until after I move. *angst* At least I can sketch them down in my little notepad until I have the time.

Also, I've decided to give up purchasing beads for Lent. I had my party on Ash Wednesday instead of Fat Tuesday, but it works. Even though I'm not a Catholic, or a Christian, I respect the art of sacrifice in daily life. And with my home problems, its a financially sound idea.

Thus the earliest pieces of Palimpsest will be made out of items from my formidable stash of craft supplies. Or out of other things than beads. Ironically, I'll be out of town during the New York Whole Beads Show, on a train trip with CMV and Sooj ;-)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Polymer Clay Necklace SALE!

@ my Etsy shop: http://queenofthecatpeople.etsy.com

All polymer clay pendants and necklaces are on sale for March. I'm getting a head start ;-)

Most include Swarovski crystals, check crystals, pressed glass beads, and vintage elements. Discounts range from 20% to 40%.

I'm moving next month, and once I have my new workshop set up, I want to start putting a whole new line of polymer clay art together. But first, I need to clear out the older pieces ;-)

But no worries! I have all stock on hand to mail out with my usual speed. It's just my raw supplies that have been packed up. And I think I'm starting to go through withdrawl...

We've also lowered shipping costs in our shop, in a neatly tiered system. Check out "Policies" for more info.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I have often relied upon the kindness of strangers...

There is a new gathering place for crafters, compatible with every sales platform I know of, and a few more to boot. So far, all done for love of the community and not for profit. Like... wow. The creators are VERY dedicated to this vision. They have tons of nifty gadgets, a community blog, and a great forum!

What exactly is Byhand.Me?

Why exactly is Byhand.Me?

Innovative Window Shopping!

And look! I've made a Spotlight of my Victorian Art Pendants! And a profile, of course ;-). It's easy.

There are a lot of people on the internet doing a little (or in this case, a lot) something extra for us needy artist types, in the face of economic recession and recovery. Thank you all for your help to our community.

Come along and play!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Enter the Dreaming City

Not only is it Mardi Gras, it's


Palimpsest, a novel by Catherynne M. Valente, is finally available in stores.

I've made so many pieces of jewelry based on her books, and I've already made one based on the short story of Palimpsest from Paper Cities:
P1170448 - Casimira
Casimira, dressed in green. Handmade chains of green goldstone, semiprecious stones, buttons, bones, wood, sticks, a copper magnifying glass, and spiraling green seed beads. Featuring polymer clay creature molds.
(Forgive the picture, I need to unpack my light box!)

Once I'm done with moving, I suspect there will be many more Palimpsest shinies to follow. I can't remember the name, but one reviewer applauded her use of "jeweled language," in all of her stories. That's probably why her work is so inspiring to jewelry artisans ;-)

Now that I think of it, the necklace I made custom for Catherynne is also very Casimira-like...
098a - Copper Mountain
In Malachite, copper, glass, steel, and sterling, with a happily curling lizard.
(Wow. My photo skillz have improved drastically over the years.)

Tomorrow is the Palimpsest launch party, with C.M.V. AND S.J. Tucker, at the Brooklyn Lyceum in NYC. Tickets are $10 (You can buy them online, follow the link!), and I'll be selling literary-based jewelry at the event, including pieces based on C.M.V.'s books The Orphans Tales, and a few "tickets" to Palimpsest ;-)

If my words and pictures alone can't move you to attend, listen to Ms. Tucker's new album Quartered, based on Palimpsest. It will be even more awesome live, I promise! And this is just the beginning of their book tour, so check out C.M.V.'s website for more shows in your area!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dream yourself to death

What am I wearing at Wicked Faire this weekend?

P1170448 - Casimira
Wood, glass, seed beads, bone, polymer clay, green goldstone, multiple metals, various stones, single magnifying glass. Hand made bead-chains, hand made creature "molds" of small creatures. Will she stroke my head if I bind myself in chains?

[Not for sale, but I'm available to make similar items.]

Based on a secret city.

From a not so secret book.

And after Wicked, I'll also be vending jewelry at the Palimspest book launch party. Also in chains.

I miss my old photo rig. There's a hold on my moving date, I should unpack it and photograph some of my new stuff anyway.

<3 Me

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines/Singles Awareness Day!

Whether you have a someone or not, Feb. 14 is about love. If you are a single person confused by this statement, stop by my other blog The Sassy Spinster for my Singles Awareness Week Blogathon!

Hearts and loves are definitely in season, so let me share a few of mine:
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wicked Faire! Hooray!!

I'm in the middle of real estate hell, but there is one gleaming light of hope to look forward to:

The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, February 20-22nd in Whippany, NJ! Now open on Sunday!

Attractions include ME ;-), other awesome vendors, and lots of great performers and artists. The Lazersword Continuum, Voltaire, White Elephant Burlesque Society, and Repo: The Genetic Opera, with Terrance Zdunich in the flesh! Plus author Catherynne M. Valente, and spectacular steampunk events!

This year's theme is Wicked Chocolate Factory ;-), and I'm totally prepared.

Unfortunately, with all the packing, I am without my usual awesome photo setup. But here are some raw clues to what special pieces I'll have at the fair:




(Please don't eat the jewelry.)

Furthermore, I'll have some fine pieces based on The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice, one of Cat Valente's latest books. And by request of the author I'll have several of these:

Djebah, coins from the city of Marrow:
P1170456 - Djebah

I was a little ... bored the night I made these, so they also glow in the dark. Yay for polymer clay.

For my online onlookers who can't make it to the fair this year- what I don't sell at Wicked will eventually end up in my Etsy shop. Also, I can make more tasty looking pieces if there is interest and demand. Just ... not this month.

Right now, my stock is still accessible, but my craft and jewelry supplies are all packed up. I'm so bored.

<3 Chrysilla

Friday, January 9, 2009

Back from limbo, again!

Eeek, sorry I've been away. I was house hunting for several months, but now I'm back. And *almost* closed on a deal for a co-op in Queens. Once I get the new home (and the new workshop! SQUEE!) set up, there will be a LOT more action goin' on here :-)

In the next few months, Catherynne Valente's new book Palimpsest is coming out (trust the link, it's an unsubtle story waiting to happen), which means I'll have a lot more storybook pieces to work on. Also, some fun commission work is coming together.

To tide you over, I <3 these Etsy Widgets!

Buy Handmade

<3 Chrysilla