Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love this parade

Here are some pics from the night. Great time, as always. There are some hard working, talented people that put this parade on every year. Congrats to everyone who made it happen!

Our Kitty is Ready for the Great Halloween Lantern Parade, Eureka 2009!

Alright, we are rearin' to go to the Lantern Parade. Rain date be damned, we will go and be part of this 10th anniversary celebration! Brett and I put the finishing touches on our Cheshire Cat lantern. Whiskers, stripes, sparkly teeth -it's perfect!

See what it looks like lit up here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Gardening Club

This week was the first all volunteer garden club at the Southeast Anchor Enoch Pratt Library. It was a great day, 73 degree weather, raking sun, a perfect afternoon to set out a fall bulb planting.

With gloves and tools in tow, a group of community members offered to help us plant bulbs. We worked with a new local business, Baltimore Contained, who supplied about 200 bulbs for planting that day! The mixture of naturalizing daffodils and dwarf irises are really going to make a beautiful showing next spring!

Here are some great pictues of the event!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NYC Museum Visit

We had a great time navigating the New York subway system and visiting the American Museum of Natural History this past weekend. I had never been to this famous museum before and was really excited to share the experience with our 4 year old. It was easy for us to get there, the museum actually has an underground subway stop entrance which made it very convenient on our rainy weekend.

The Hall of Biodiversity was pretty impressive with a state-of-the-art science exhibit. From mushroom spores to lobsters and giant jellyfish, this display was stunningly beautiful.

Dioramas, ancient bones, fossils, mineral specimens, gems -it was all so much to see in such a short time. We'll be going back again soon. Memorable for sure.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Squidfire Philly Art Mart

Fall is a great time for a road trip. This weekend, grab a friend, hop in the car and jet up to Philadelphia for Squidfire's first Philly Art Mart. It will be held on Saturday October 17, from 11-6pm in the fancy schmancy neighborhood of Society Hill.

Over 40 of the best local and regional crafters and artists will display their handmade wares at the Old Pine Community Center in the heart of Philadelphia. Come visit BEST's Sugar Paperie, Jennyjen42, Yummy & Company ,Sweet Pepita, The Littlest Bean and The Broken Plate. This event goes on rain or shine. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WE WON!!! Congrats Girls!

Yay! We won the Mobbie Award for Outstanding Art & DIY blog in Baltimore! Won't you come and help us celebrate tonight at Metro Gallery? Say around 7 or 8? Thanks so much again to all of our wonderful readers and the Baltimore Sun!

I'm In! Holiday Heap Craft Fair

Mark it on your calendar's folks!

It's the best seasonal show in Baltimore!

The Charm city Craft Mafia's 3rd Annual Holiday Heap

10am-5pm December 5th
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bee Keeping, In the City

I have a friend who started a bee hive earlier this year, in his garden, right in the middle of Baltimore City. He was scheduled to check on them, to open up the hive and see what progress the new colony had made later this week, but had to do it last week before it got too cold. We were lucky enough to get invited over to witness the event!

This particular inner city hive made a lot of progress early on in the season, it even established more quickly and more robustly than another hive that was started by another friend out in Laurel, MD simultaneously. Even though Baltimore lacks trees and green space in some areas, there are spaces of thriving growth where nature has taken over. We do live in an old city that has a ton of wild growth out there.

We were very excited to see this type of Top Bar Bee Hive in action.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Featured in Air Tran Go Guide

A few months ago, I sent some things out to be photographed for a promo shoot for Air Tran. I guess they have a decent online site that promotes different city attractions for the places they service. I hadn't heard, then I happened upon this! Totally surprised me!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Vote for the BEST Blog!

Our BEST blog, where my friends and I write many of my craft-relate blog posts, is in the running for Baltimore's craftiest blog. Please vote for us today! (and tomorrow too!) don't worry if you are out of state, your vote counts anyway! thanks!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Growing a Grasshead

We brought this little guy home the other week after a trip to Port Discovery. The public programmers had the kids make these grassheads. Start with some grass seed first, then put some sawdust in a nylon stocking, add a few rubber bands for a funny nose and ear features. Next we threw on some eye stickers, watered daily to keep moist and soon we had a new friend on our kitchen windowsill.

He stares at us at breakfast and we just love him. Definitely going to do this project again. It really has been fun watching him change as the days go by.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crafty Bastards , Check!

This is all I saw for the entire time Saturday from 10 -6. OMG, I am still recovering.
Thank you all for stopping by, we had an insane and great day~!