Our school had a craft fair and I got to be a vendor and I was right in the front of the kids vendor hall.
I sold some of my things, I sold some monsters, earrings and aprons. I sat next to my friend Esme. It was so fun! My mom got to be the Pocket Fairy, where kids go up to her and give her a ticket and she gives them a little gift from her pocket.
The next craft fair I did was at Arbor Lodge Coffee shop and I was vending with my friend Aidan. We had lots of fun, I sold some of my big monsters and earrings, and we bought some hot chocolate.
When we started the Modified Style PDX designs, my mom got some fashion illustration books from the library. I really enjoyed learning how to draw in the fashion way.
I drew this picture, and it was my favorite, and people kept complimenting me and my mom on it, and we thought we could put them on t-shirts and iPhone cases! I drew it on lined paper, so my Uncle Joshua took the lines out and made it nice. You can buy my illustration merchandise at my Cafe Press site! I am so excited about all the different things we can get, like water bottles and shopping bags and lunch bags! So many cool things! Go look!
Last year I modeled for my mom who made a dress for Modified Style Portland, and this year I get to be a designer! I am really excited about being a designer this year!
With Modified Style, we go pick out our bags of fabric, then have to design with just the fabric that is in the bags. We also get to pick out some notions and lace and buttons to go on it.
We got to go to the Fabric Distribution Party on July 25 and pick out our bags of fabric. We put our name in the drawing and even won some sparkley fake fur!
My mom and brother are designing too, here we all are, with our bags of fabric! I will post more pictures as I go! The show is September 26 and you can get your tickets here!
The gown I designed got to be in another fashion show my mom was a part of! I was so excited it was showing again! Here are some pictures.
If you want to purchase this gown, you can buy it on my mom's Etsy Page.
The model, Torrie, unbuttoned the shoulder button at the end of the runway and showed the back. Mom said there was applause! People loved my design!
Here's my mom on her designer walk with Torrie in my purple gown!
I made this dress for my mom for Mother's Day. I didn't let her go in her sewing room at all for awhile while I made this, so I did it all myself!
I put it on the dress form and then covered the dress form up so she wouldn't see it. She had to wait until Mother's Day!
She loved it! Happy Mother's Day to the Best Mom Ever!
I started making some of these bird shirts, which is really fun. We got a bunch o felt from SCRAP PDX and I'm loving making all these birds! More will be coming soon to my shop! Here is my little sister modeling them for me.
My mom and I got a booth at the ADX Makers bazaar called Gifted 2, Still Giftin' on December 15 and 16. I had SO much fun and sold so many of my things! I made a bunch of new things for it like head bands and bracelets and paintings.
My mom upcycled this cool apron for me for my money so I could give change easily, I loved it!
There were so many other amazing people that made really cool things. I got my mom a Christmas gift there but I can't tell what it is yet. There were also lots of yummy treats we ate and even gluten free things so that was really exciting.
Here is my mom and I being goofy the last day as it was getting slow. It was really cold.
Also, I learned to crochet a bit more from the lady next to me, she was really fun to hang out with, and I got a shirt for my brother for Christmas from her too!
This Saturday December 1, 2012 I am going to be at Arbor Lodge coffee shop for their neighborhood craft bazaar. You can meet me because I am having a little table and I am going to sell some of my art and new art too! And it is a craft fair and don't go there at the day time looking for the craft fair because it's at night 6:00 to 10:00! Ok! And hope to see you there!
My mom and one of her friends decided to go to this event called All Stars of the New Economy by Supportland and it was at ADX, where my mom just got a working membership so we got to check it out!
We picked up mom's friend and her daughter, and we all went to ADX. When we first got there, we got a name tag that said "ask me about" and I filled in "my art and my website" and my name. I remembered to bring my business cards in a little bag that I made!
I got to sign this giant fabric sign as a commitment for shopping locally this holiday season!
So then we went over to the next booth and wrote on a chalk board which local shop we like to go to and then we take a picture of it, and I wrote Scrap! Because I love shopping there!
Then there was a DJ and he did the robot and all sorts of other stuff, it was pretty cool. There was a kids craft table and we made card board stars. There is a special kind of glue, and you put glitter on it, and you heat it up and it turns into metallic. My little sister says it's like magic! I made a lot of stars and I put them around my head and I looked like the queen of stars!
I talked to lots of people! I handed out lots of business cards, it was fun to see what other people know about. There were some tattoo drawings on the wall, I liked those. There was a lot of pizza and peanut butter jelly sandwiches.
I danced to the dj's music, there was all this different music, it was really cool and amazing, I loved it!
Thank you Supportland and ADX, it was great being there with you guys!
My mom was invited to be a part of a fashion show at the ReUse Expo and the people involved in the fashion show got some booth space there too, and I got to sell my things! I walked around and met other people who were selling things, I saw a lot of dresses, and one had a key and a door knob as part of the dress! It was so cool. And for a wig there was old curly telephone cords. There were clocks, and all sorts of things made out of recycled things!
A lot of people came to my booth and I sold a lot of my art! I really felt like a part of a community of people that love art.
Then I got to model in the fashion show! Another lady asked me to model one of her vests, so I got to model twice! I felt really happy to be a part of all the people that loved art and love recycled things!
I even won a bag and a Chinook Book mobile app!
18 years old with a love for art, dance, fashion, tattoos and piercings.