Monday, October 22, 2007

The one where I'm SO glad to be back!


It is so nice to be sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee! My little monkeys have been taking turns being sick (and staying home from school...boo...) They were then off Friday for Teacher Institute, so I haven't had any computer time. Its great to be back, and have a couple of hours to myself again!

I've been just dying to blog about this...A friend told me about this new shop that opened in our neighborhood. She said that I would love it, and to check it out, that the stuff that they carry reminded her of my art. I walked in, and WOW, I wanted to live there. It is called The Hawk and the Butterfly and it is on west 111th street and Fairfield (if anyone out there is from Chicago/Mt Greenwood/Beverly.) They carry lots of gorgeous folk art, tables and tables of Bethany Lowe designs, lots of handmade goodies, and fantastic jewelry. I must have stayed for an hour, carefully going over every piece.

I first found this little crow, just so cute and wonderful (Joanna Parker...of course it's wonderful!) I greedily snatched it up to purchase, and then was struck by this adorable bunny. It was just the cutest, I had to have it, and when I turned the tag over, I was DELIGHTED to see the words...HipHopJingleBoo!! Of course I bought it, and I just luuuuuuuurve it!!



I did manage to get a little work done as well, and mailed out a few packages, here are my ladies Arden, Heloise, and Mathilde. They will make their debut at the Holiday ArtShow in Bucktown. Can't wait!




18 comments:

Lisa Kaus said...

Very fun goodies!
thanks for stopping by!

Auntie Joy said...

Hi
Thanks for stooping by to visit. I know with 4 kids its hard to get everything done. I appreciate you taking the time. I do agree that many of us have ADHD. Wonder what 'normal'
feels like? It might seem like slow motion?? I love your 'pretties'. Have a great week, keep eveyone healthy! JOY!

Auntie Joy said...

Did I really write stooping instead of stopping?? Where is spell check on this?? :)JOY!

Jamie said...

"Nothing says Christmas like aliens!". Lord girl, you crack me up!!! I love your new ladies:) Did you sign up for my free goodies? I am mailing out tomorrow so shoot me your address if you didn't! arteology@hotmail.com

Love, Jamie

Sadie Lou said...

Oh how adorable your finds are! And I love your creations as well!

Kari & Kijsa said...

So fun shopping and fun creating....sounds like a wonderful day!

blessings, kari and kijsa

Lori said...

ditto what Jamie said...she beat me here!!! wait til i get my glitter on...then you'll see!! love your ladies, they are so very cute! and great goodies, love the bunny :)

Scrappy Moments said...

Very Cute Finds!Glad You are Back :)

Thank You for The Sweet Comments at My Blog :) Visit Anytime :)

Angie

Shelley said...

Hi Colleen, that shop sounds wonderful. Bet it was a lot of fun looking at all the goodies. Love the ones you chose to bring home and I also think your ladies are so cute.

Blessings,Shelley

*Heidi* said...

Your three ladies are super sweet, are they "ladies in waiting" at this point? :) The new shop you toured sounds like a place I'd love to visit! What a treat for you!

Flea Market Queen said...

Colleen...I love your finds!
Especially the bunny that Debra makes!
Enjoy...
Priscilla

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great stuff! Thank you for the hugs for my son. He will heal, but it will take time. Hope your kiddos are all well. I love your face ornaments. Great work and so creative.

Lucy said...

Cute new items--you have such a great talent for assembly the best eye candy!

Don't ya just love new shops that have such great assortment of artistic and hand made things?? I found one a couple weeks ago and have been back three times.. They probably think I'm a stalker...LOL

Thanks for the kind words the other day! xoxo lucy

Adla said...

Hi there,
just stumbled across your blog. I could totally relate to your post about feeling ADHD. hehehe a thousand and one things on the mind.Had a nice time reading your blog, do visit mine at www.vintagedelights.blogspot.com
will visit again,
Ta for now, Adla

Mary Timme said...

What a fun day to be back at your computer. This is the official end to my super busy time. Now, it is just busy time and I can handle that pretty well. Sick little ones, ah, I remember it well. . .

Cathy Nash said...

Glad your kids are better. It always seems to take forever for my crew to recover from sicknesses. Once we had strep throat so many times that our dr. tested the entire family to see if we had a "carrier"--you guessed it, I was the Thyphoid...er..."Strep Throad Mary" infecting everyone and never getting sick. Talk about a guilt trip!
Love all the pics you posted!
Cathy
P.S. I don't think I'm still contagious. :-)

Sam I Am said...

awwwwwwwwwwww..dontcha just love a good find??? and a sweet lil shop to wanna live in???hehehehehe
i love places like that..and love your purchases and your sweet new offerings :) very whimsically fun :)
hugs
sandy

Laura said...

OH, just reading the words Bucktown makes me homesick...It sounds and looks like you are truly leading an artist's life....