Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall is Here

These are just perfect to add that autumnal touch to any outfit this season:
Fresh out of the acid bath;)

Friday, September 26, 2008

And the Giveaway Winner is:

MODNAROS!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5626249

I can't believe it! A fellow button lover, too!
congrats! convo me w/ your address and the pieces will be in the mail;)

Thank you all for commenting. I am so excited that I have reached this milestone, so unbelievable thinking back to when it all started. And I am very grateful to all of you for your purchases in the past. I am lucky to have made a living making things b/c of you. Thank you, thank YOU.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Giveaway! Celebrating My 4000th Etsy Sale!!!

Well, I never imagined that I would reach this milestone, but tonight it has happened! WOW!

As a thank you to all of my customers, I am offering this rainbow silk button bracelet and super big 1 1/2" cool kimono ring up for grabs! Just leave me a comment here on my blog and I'll randomly draw one of your names Friday 9/26/08 at 4:55pm eastern time. I'll post the results here! Good luck!

Building Stock Today

I have been scouring Baltimore and beyond for interesting things to electroform. My daughter, inlaws, sisters, friends have been collecting things for me over the summer. Most of the specimen have dried out and are ready to go. Seed pods, twigs, acorns, pine cones are glued up, waterproofed today. Later tonight I'll be lacquering and painting them, should have some in the acid bath tomorrow. Always an exciting time of year for me.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cherrycreek's Lovely Necklace

Heather Gill is a fellow etsian of Cherrycreek.etsy.com who has a unique creative sensibility. Leaving the culinary world after having her daughter, she needed an outlet for her artistic vision. She took some interest in metalwork and has been creating one of a kind items ever since.

Heather resides in Scottsdale, AZ! She contacted me to show me what she made with my rubber stamp images! I was so excited to see this beautiful reversible pendant with PMC. A really unique piece, love it!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I got all of this for $8

We shopped our neighborhood farmer's market this morning. Located in he heart of ha! Highlandtown arts & entertainment district at Bank & Conkling Streets, the Market operates every Saturday, 8:00am til Noon, July 12th thru November 1st. BEST will be be joining the Market on Oct. 25th.

I used to shop Sundays at the big one under the JFX overpass... but ours is charming, within walking distace, and I get a deal everytime I go! Today I parted with $8.00 and got a quart of juicy Asian Pears, half a dozen ears of fresh corn, a quart of sweet peppers, and 3 huge and beautiful plump pettypan squash (one of my faves). I mean, DEAL.
Then we swung by Hoehns Bakery right there on the corner for mouth watering fresh baked pasteries. My daughter and I split the lemon one, my husband picked up a still-warm buttery cinnamon bun. Thier donuts are the best I have ever had. It is great to have this 81 year old bakery in the neighboorhood. Still operated by the original founding family, Hoehn's is a scratch bakery using no mixes or bake-off items. Most of their recipes date back to the 1920's and are still baked on the original brick hearth oven. $1.60 later, we were a happy and sticky family;)

The Highlandtown Farmers' Market & ART-ket @ the Market is the only Farmers' Market in Baltimore City that can boast having ALL MARYLAND LOCAL product.
In fact, all of the Market producers are located within a 50 mile radius of Highlandtown!

The Ferguson Family Farm located in Parkton, MD, offers all natural free-range brown eggs. Lynne Ferguson takes orders for pasture raised roaster chickens, ducks and turkeys. Pasture raised pork (Roaster Pigs) are available by request.

Richardson's Farms located in White Marsh, MD, is a family-run farm providing the best veggies.

Harris Orchards as produced Maryland State Fair award winning tree-ripened peaches, apples and pears for the past 10 years. Their Asian pears are sooooo goooooood today.

Bluebird Artisanal Coffee Roasters are there weekly, along with other local craftspeople sell thier screen paintings, jewelry, and art.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Kimono Pieces

Beautiful colors to set off any fall outfit.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall Flowers

New Colors for fall! These are vintage componet earrings are made with non-allergenic nylon posts. Even the most sensitive ears can wear these earrings. No metal in these cuties;)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Ponies!

I keep getting requests for hair ties, so here they are! New for the Fall Season, Kimono hair ties for kids and ladies alike:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Autumnal Garden Bounty

Picked a bouquet to bring some fall spirit into our home.

Sadly, I think we are nearing the end of the tomato season. These aren't the prettiest of the year, but there are some new varieties that ripened late. The green/yellow heirlooms on the right are especially tasty. Wish I could remember what kind they were!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Abell Street Fair

This is a busy weekend for me! Come by and see my stuff in person this Sunday Sept. 14 at the Abell Street Fair in Charles Village.

The Abell Improvement Association throws a street fair that brings the surrounding community together to celebrate urban living at it's best. It looks like it will be a great weekend to stroll through the streets of painted ladies and take in the fresh early fall air.

I'll be at Hampdenfest Saturday! Don't forget your craft donation for a 10% off coupon;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Come by and see B.E.S.T this Saturday in our massive tent in Hampdenfest!
The Baltimore Etsy Street Team is proud to be giving back with our first “Craft Supply Drive!”

Please bring any unused craft (or office) supplies or gift card to our booth at Hampdenfest on September 13th, and receive a coupon for 10% off any one purchase from a BEST member at the show!All supplies will be donated to Art with a Heart, a Baltimore charity which provides interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges. They lost many of their supplies to a fire this summer, and we would love to help get them fully stocked again!

Most Needed:
Deco Markers / Paint Markers
Elmer’s Glue
Fabric Glue / Fabric-Tac
Hot glue guns and glue sticks
Glue sticks
Masking tape
Mod Podge
Paint brushes
Pencil sharpeners
Single hole punchers
Scotch Tape
Tacky Glue
Also Needed:
Aluminum foil
Disposable/plastic bowls
Elastic string
Glitter glue
Jewelry hardware
Mat board
Mat cutter
Mini hot glue gun sticks
Paper towels
Puffy paint
Screw gun
Sculpey clay
Self-hardening clay
Tag board/poster board
Watercolor paper

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Orchid Collection Is Here!

Inspired by these:

to create this:
for you to be inspired by!

My new Orchid Collection has a variety of flowers to offer the creative soul. These images of varieties such as dendrobuim, phalaenopsis, and paphiopedilum are all made from original drawings.
These are copyrighted images for my customers to use in making things. I ask people who purchase my stamps and intend to sell their items made with them, to please give me credit in some way for the original art used to create my stamp. Either link to my shop, put my name, Allison Fomich somewhere in the listing, or my tigerlillyshop.etsy.com name.Thank you for honoring this request ;)
AND if you get back to me w/ pics of the work you make with my stamps, I'll promote you on this blog!