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New at QUiD S/S 2011

Just wanted to take a second to share some of the latest accessories available from QUiD for Spring. We were feeling a bit colorful, if you hadn’t noticed! If you see something you’re little heart can’t live without, just let me know!


I’ve also been a busy girl working on some very lovely custom Bridal pieces. If you need a special hairpiece to wear for a spring or summer event, let’s chat!



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Tool Candy

I’m in a mad rush today to get things ready for the QUiD Fall 2010 Preview next week. What? I forgot to tell you about it? Well consider yourself invited to Collected Thread, the evening of Friday, August 13th to see some new goods we’re putting together for fall!

Now, onto my find of the day. I’m a sucker for tools and gadgets that pull double duty by being pretty, too. So I just had to share the new line of tools from designer Cynthia Rowley. I love that there is more than just a hammer included in these sets. That staple gun? Be still my home-repair heart!

(visit Cynthia Rowley)



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New Accessories for the Bridal Party

Well now. Wedding season is off and in full swing! This week I’ve had the pleasure of dressing some lovely girls in these oh-so-feminine dollops!

If you’d like one of these for your very own, check them out in the shop!

And watch out…today I’m working on a lovely hair piece for the blushing bride!

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Artists I Love: Pamela Michelle

Located in a small studio in Dallas, TX, Pamela Michelle creates and designs original artwork in wood, on canvas and on paper that you can wear, hang, love and enjoy. Pamela and I have both been vendors in a few shows around the Midwest and let me tell you, she’s a sweetheart. Along with her main man, Dylan (a.k.a. Dowdy Studio), these two make a fabulous team!

I own this little Foxy Fox!

The Crafty Duo at Renegade

Visit Pamela Michelle to find some of the most darling, thoughtful illustration for miles!


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Renegade Favorite: Kevin Tong

When the boy and I laid eyes on this vendor’s designs, we knew we’d be taking one home with us. Kevin Tong is a freelance illustrator based out of Los Angeles – and he’s major. At first we noticed his humble demeanor but one look at his art and you’ll see that this fellow knows his stuff. Check out his blog to find out more and make plans to visit Kevin at an upcoming show!

We couldn’t pass up the Cake poster, but Kevin very kindly let us choose another one to take as well (we went for a mystery pack that included the Beck print)!


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Sneak Peak: Renegade Austin

Well now, I am a lucky duck. When we planned out trip to Austin we were only thinking that the weekend worked for us. Happily, it was also the date for the first ever Renegade Craft Fair in the city. I had such a good time today! Free magazines, cool artists and some of the funnest kitschy crafts you’ll ever find. I even met etsy celebs like Daniellexo.

Here’s a preview of my haul today!

A long Coveted Bunny Tee from Gnome Enterprises!


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Is that a Tumbleweed I See?

The best part about growing up in the Texas Panhandle was definitely storm season. Something about the fact that you can see what’s happening for miles and miles is magical. When the skies turned that humid, hazy green there was a good chance you’d find my Mema and I running around in the country in her old Cadillac with a camera just waiting to get the perfect lightening (or tornado!) shot.

The worst part about living on the plains? The wind. Hands down. Things can get a little hazardous when there’s nothing blocking those gusts!

Why the walk down memory lane, you ask? Well, Sunday is the second Dustbowl Arts Market that I’ll be showing at in Norman, OK and every time I see their logo, it brings me back to life when I was little and dust storms, hail and tornadoes were a regular occurrence. Ahh…the good ol’ days!

Here was my art project for the day! Cute little hand-dyed papers just waiting to be made into flowers. I can’t wait to show you the finished product!

xoxo, Heather

Paper FlowersPaper Flowers

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