Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Picture of the week

Click the images to be taken to my online shop and see the products taken in each location!

April 27, 2011
My photo journey begins at home. In my studio, my mind wanders to places far and near. Sewing outside is fun. Pretend sewing outside is crazy. Where will I be next week? You will have to come back and check it out!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

The stockings are hung (Except the missing one, how did that happen?) There are some awesome presents under the tree. The house could certainly stand a once-over before my mom gets here, but I am ready for Christmas. I am ready to have some quiet days with my family, reflecting on 2010 and dreaming on 2011.  I am ready to head into 2011 with a good attitude, and some worthy goals!

2010 brought me "closer". Closer to goals. Closer to family. Closer to my sister inparticular. I made deeper friendships, and learned things about myself I did not know existed. I think 2010 was the year I finally became "Casey". 

Watch out 2011, here I come!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December Shows

Today I will be showing my work at Alfred Alive's annual "The Station and the Center" in Alfred, NY.  I am looking forward to this event because I am sure to see many friends. Santa is planning to make an appearance as well!

Last week, I was in Belmont at the Whitney Cafe. It is in a beautiful old building that has been restored and has a warm, inviting atmosphere. I took pictures of some of the other vendors and their work.  I had some time to kill before the show got started, and since it was such a cozy atmosphere, I took the opportunity to get some blog fuel! :)

I was able to get quite a few great Christmas gifts at this show. And, thanks to the new-fangled technology, I was able to shop for ornaments with my children who were at home. I went around and snapped pictures of all of the ornaments and emailed them home, where everyone voted on which one we liked the best! :) We ended up with a cute wooden elephant from RLA Miniatures (Russell Allen from Wellsville, NY) and a gorgeous cloth Santa made from an old quilt by Betsy Orlando.

Charles Orlando was there as well, selling beautiful hand-knitted items. His sweaters are so detailed, you can find them here:


Deb Garrison was there with her work as well. The stool in front of her is now my daughter's Christmas present. :)

Bev Evans makes hand-crafted pottery with a focus on function. If she wouldn't use it herself, she wouldn't make it! :) She is the one on the left in the picture, and Betsy Orlando is on the right.


Laurie Johnson makes fleece hats in the shape of fun animals. They are warm, and cute and colorful! She is a member of the Allegany Artisans.

These colorful, soft paintings are the work of Barbara S. Learn, and are now being sold by her daughter and granddaughter across the country. go to to learn all about it!


Christen Dupre Davis makes cute items for babies. She has developed a nice product called "Silkies" which help sooth sweet little pumpkins. She also creates great headbands and other baby-essentials! Great gifts for moms-to-be!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Studio Sale at Len Curran's

This was one of the best weekends I have had in awhile! Friday was an adventure. It is a long tale of ice and friendship, and the deep dark forest where coyotes live. There is just not enough time to get to the details, but most of the evening was spent in Len's amazing studio talking to great people, and eating delicious snacks. Len and Renee are a hoot to work with. They are such positive people with great energy. They are the type of people who make you believe you can do anything.

The studio was such a fun place to have a sale in. The ceilings are high, there is a woodstove, and Len had the place filled with music that just rounded out the corners and brought the room to life. There are plants taller than my living room in there, and the windows on the back went practically floor to ceiling. You could look out the window at the falling snow, it was the perfect backdrop.

Before this weekend, I had never met Renee, but have admired her work for a long time. I was so excited to meet her, and I now have several of her painings on my walls. I am really happy about that, because her art has the same vibe as my personality, and it is perfect for my house.

It was good to get to know both Len and Renee a little more this weekend, and it was so nice to be with people I immediately felt a connection with. We were able to talk with each other in such a free manner, as if we had been friends for years. I can not wait to do another show with them, I hope it is soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lots of shows coming up!

Please join me at one of these upcoming events:

Studio Show this weekend, Friday 5-8 pm

Saturday 10-4

Location Len Curran's studio, Alfred NY

5431 Jericho Hill Rt 12 Alfred Station NY

December 11 -

The first Annual Whitney Cafe Winter Wonderland December 11th
10am-5pm. Featuring A Taste of The Whitney, a variety of local Artisans. Come enjoy this day with us! Bring your appetite and your last minute shopping list! See you there!

December 18-

Alfred Alive!

A seasonal event in Alfred ny. Craft show from 12-4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Remodeling my website

I noticed a friend of mine, (Jenn from had a nice looking website, and realized it was time to clean up my act! She told me that her webmaster was using wordpress which reminded me of a blog I read about building a website on Wordpress. Well, the instructions were easy to follow, and while there are a couple of things I wish I could change, I am pretty happy with it over all. I will keep tweaking it over the weekend, and hopefully I will begin updating it frequently.  I have a lot of stock right now, and would love to get it all up on here and Etsy and my new Artfire account as well.

I have been very busy with custom orders I received during last weekend's Artisan Tour.  It was  lots of fun, and I can not wait to do it again.  The weather was beautiful, the customers were funny, and the treats from the Almond Joy Bake Shop were delicious!  I even received a gift the day after the show that my friend Tammy got for me from another Artisan, Trina Allen.  (TLA Designs) She makes gorgeous silver jewelery, and I have been trying to hint to my husband for awhile that I would love to have a pair of her earrings.  Sometimes girlfriends are just better at that sort of thing! :)