Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Colors

I just love the colors of fall, here in Indiana! This is the view from my house - we live on a small dead end street. You would barely know it was in the city (Indianapolis)!

And there is a lovely "fire bush" right outside my studio window!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lollishop Design Team Dollie Samples!

I wanted to share some art with you! The Hello Dollie Bodies Collage Sheet was picked to be a part of the Lollishop Design Team's inspiration kits!
Go HERE to see more sweet samples!

How SWEET are these Dolli Pops by Lori from Faerie Window! I could just eat them up!

And check out these adorable samples created by Sadie Lou Who! Cuteness overload!

Sadly the giveaway is over, but you can go see the other lovely samples HERE!

New Goodies in the Shop!

I just listed several new goodies in the shop! See them all HERE!

Faux Fuse Kit

Fuse Kit Samples

Chipboard Paris Kit

Microscope Slide Cubby Shrine Kit

Vintage Skeleton Paper Piecing Collage Sheet (by Coffee Break Design)

Heather's Art

I wanted to share these sweet sweet art samples created by Design Team member Heather Robinson!
Heather used the Hello Dollie Nature Fairies and Hello Dollie Halloween collage sheets in making these. I just love these samples! Heather is an AMAZING artist and has been with Retro Cafe' Art Gallery since day one! Thank you my dear friend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Published Bracelet

I wanted to share this bracelet with you. The bracelet was recently published in the book Jewelry Beyond Time by Cynthia Powell and Sherre Hulbert.
I had so much fun creating this piece, but since I don't like to wear bracelets (had bilateral wrist surgery a while back) I've decided to part with it so it may be enjoyed. You can find the bracelet offered HERE on my site if interested.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Oh, I just love Halloween don't you? Blooming Dragon carries my soldered pendants, and I was only delighted when they asked me to make some for Halloween! These will be making their way down there tomorrow!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Vintage Attic Treasures!

Check out all of these yummy "vintage attic treasures" from Melissa Frances just listed at Retro Cafe' Art!
Bottlebrush trees, tinsel, pink and white mica flakes, resin angel wings, and sweet shabby resin frames (VERY small and great for jewelry too)! Perfect for your cottage style Christmas :).
See all of the lovely new goodies HERE.

New Tim Holtz Products!

The BRAND NEW Tim Holtz products are at Retro Cafe' Art! The film strip ribbon is to die for, the type charms are so fun and nostalgic, the word sticks are so versatile, and I can't wait to make my own masks with the mask sheets!
You can get all the new products HERE! And pssst... I'll be posting a sale above in a few minutes!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hoosier Artisan Holiday Boutique

UPDATE: Here is my booth space from the show today! The show was very nice and I made lots of new friends! I was also approached for a few more store opportunites as well. We shall see :).

I'll be a vendor at this wonderful event on Saturday! I hope you'll come visit! A great way to do some holdiay shopping - Christmas will be here before we know it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Indieana Handicraft Exchange this past Weekend!

I had so much fun this past weekend at the IHE! Below is Mike Altman, an awesome artist eating?? Hmmm.... well I'm actually not sure what he is eating. But his art is amazing and he's a super cool dude!

Here is Naptown Roller Girl Aubrey Thamann, aka "Dear Stabby" wearing one of my necklaces! To my delight, 15 of the 20 sold, so I hope to make the NRGs more to take to the bouts.

My booth neighbors and friends, Becca White and Michelle Warble! The coolest crafters around! I traded Michelle for one of her bags, it's cute and girly, but has skulls! I love it!

Here is my set-up!

And moi, with my "fake smile" as my BF calls it. I was already tired from setting up I think. This show was 2 days!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Audrey's Art Samples!

Check out these amazing pieces by Design Team member Audrey Hernandez! Audrey has an incredible talent for combining fabric, paper, stamping, and other bits!

Retro Cafe' Art products used: Eggs and other Curiosities collage sheet (fabric),

Retro Cafe' Art products used: Angelic Being 1 collage sheet (fabric), Happy Hallow 1 collage sheet.