Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Digs and New Items!

The past two weeks have been more than eventful. I went to Brooklyn, NY and left with all of my worldly possessions. I moved into both my new apartment and my studio space in Louisville.

My New Home!!

I started a job at the coolest hotel I have ever seen (21 C).  I also started work on some new items that I am crazy excited for.

I mentioned in my last post that the trunk show had given me some great inspiration and feedback.  Tiffany Embry had commented on how much her cat would love my tiny octopus creations if they were only filled with cat nip.  After some sourcing I've starting cranking them out.

They are filled with organic cat nip from local natural food grocer Rainbow Blossom.  Like most of my yarn creations, they are crocheted from old sweaters.  They also have eyes made of tiny jingle bells.  The dangly tentacles, jingly noises, and catnip psychedelia will be sure to make these things your cats favorite toys. I plan to grow my own catnip this spring/summer for future batches.  The fact that I have an amazing porch off my third floor apartment makes me want to get lots of gardening projects going.  I have room for quite a few planters.

A set of items I make regularly are plush dinosaur and octopi.  I recently started making a few GIANT dinos.  The FLNL & HNLY biz card is there for scale.  These cuties are HUGE!

I've also begun work on some textile wall art.  I'll share some photos as they progress.

I'll leave you with a few photos of the studio I am sharing with Joan Schulte.  
We are located at 1220 Bardstown Rd in Louisville, KY.
We are open 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and 12-4 on Sundays.  I am around most days either in my apartment on the third floor, in my studio, or behind the front counter.  Come say hello and check out all the artwork this place has to offer.