Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Etsy find - neato art magnets

Now, here is a neat new craft. It takes a lot to see something really new, I think. I guess especially for someone like me who looks at this kind of stuff everyday. This is one big magnet, cut out in one piece:

There are a number of designs. The designer lives in South Africa. Here is her Etsy shop. I think these are really neat.

I like it when I find craft items like this that I could never do. It allows me to just appreciate it and not have to add it it my endless list of projects. Pretty much any illustration falls under this category.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


I keep collecting fabrics and not sewing. I really don't know how to sew. I mean I can thread my machine, but most of what I know is through trial and error and just trying to figure it out. Mostly I make simple square things. Pillows, pillowcases, tote bags. Today I finally tried to make some curtains. I have been collecting fabric for bedroom curtains and general decorations for about a year. I originally wanted to do my room all vintage 70's, in green and yellow. Like daisies and ferns, but a certain look. I have found it is very hard to find what I am looking for, so until then I am doing a more modern yellow and green room.

Today I picked up some fabric from Superbuzzy and came home and got to work. I was so in love with the big trees fabric and it was the prefect size for my small window. Here is a pic of half way through with my favorite pin cushion porcupine working hard. It is from Carryboo!

Here is the unfinished product. I may make the top border smaller, or hem it more, although I like the extra coverage if you have the blinds open. I still haven't hemmed the sides. I am pretty damn happy with it though. I mean, really, how can you go wrong with this fabric?

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Do you have any idea how much I really love Etsy? I don't think anyone really does. I try to keep a little bit of a lid on it.

Let's just say, I check my favorites almost everyday. I check other people's favorites, too. In fact, this is a great way to find new shops. Etsy is just enormous! It surprises me how fast it grew and how everyone, even people who have really nice online shops, use Etsy now. I love the way it has really brought the crafting community together.

I am going to use this blog to post a favorite Etsy find every so often.

I find many Etsy shops from the shopkeeper's blog and I find the blog through some other blog! Yeah, I can get a little obsessed sometimes. I found Marmee Craft's blog through her Etsy store I believe. Actually, I don't even know how I found her, but I am glad I did. I completely fell in love with Mr Fox (one of my boyfriends names for me is Mrs Fox and I call him Mr Fox sometimes, so I loved it even more becasue of that). I would have loved to get the original, but decided to be prudent and go wit the print, besides I like the faux mat she created for it. Mr Fox is sitting on my desk right now waiting to be framed. He is my most recent Etsy purchase. Check out her shop here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

off to Bloomington

I finally got the zines together for Microcosm. I was out of all but one when they ordered. Figure 8 #2, 3 and 3.5 and Imaginary Life #6 will now be back in stock there. Ahhh, feels good.

Also, zines are restocked in the shop!

The cheerleaders are gearing up for FatGirl Speaks on June 9th. There will be an awesome zine table there too, from Not Sorry Distro. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 14, 2007

It's been a long long time

PonyBoy Press has been pretty inactive lately. I haven't been doing crafts and I am still working on getting out a box of zines to Microcosm Publishing's new headquarters in Bloomington. Everything stopped because at the end of March my father died. He was an amazing man who did incrdible things with his life and his loves. He was a cinematographer, author and contractor. He provide footage for Walt Disney and Lassie, as did his father. As I was growing up their were all kinds of weird animals in our little track home in Southern California; otters, racoons, ring-tailed cats, bob cats, foxes, snakes, flying squirrels, kangaroo rats, owls, whatever Dad needed to film.

His heart attack was sudden and no one saw it coming. It has been very hard. I am working on getting his film out on dvd. He wrote a book and made a film about my grandfather and the golden eagle that he had for 16 years. You can read more about it here. It is only on video right now.

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