Category Archives: Thoughts

Sharing is Caring

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Back towards the beginning of February, my artist friend Gary Bedell posted this on Facebook: A challenge to all my artist buddies (i.e. visual, music, etc.). Share a fellow artist page or a piece of theirs (that you KNOW) everyday for a month. Share more than one a day if you like. Who will accept? On the face of it,… Read more »

That Perfect Booth Set-Up

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It seems like among other things we’re striving for as professional crafters, we’re all looking for the holy grail that is the perfect booth set-up. Not only has to match your aesthetic, but it also has to be practical and portable. To make things even more complicated though, not every space or situation is the same, so you also have… Read more »

Happy Holidays from Handmade Family!

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Goodness, it’s been a busy holiday season! There’s been a lot going on around here as we’ve been doing shows, working at Fusion and the Foundrie, and making, making, making additions to our handmade wonderland. We hope that you had a wonderful holiday, and are looking forward to chatting about changes around here and plans for 2015. It’s going to… Read more »

Penny Loves Dinosaurs: Brachiosaurus

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You can find more information on the Brachiosaurus at your local library, or on Wikipedia. Stay tuned next week for some exciting announcements. Penny and I have some ideas for dinosaur hunter badges and activities at future shows. 😀

Armored Dinosaurs

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Stegosaurus is my favorite dinosaur, so my daughter Abby drew one for me. While cutting it out, I got to thinking about it’s tail. Reading about Stegosaurus, I learned that they have two rows of two spikes on their tails, but Abby’s looked more like an Anklyosaurus tail to me. Which got me thinking about familys of Dinosaurs and whether… Read more »

Penny Loves Dinosaurs – Merit Badges

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We’re super excited about the New Merit-Badges we made for shows. Right now, they’re a show exclusive, and we’re still working out the details for how you can get them. Penny really wants to give them away instead of sell them, so we might have a some sort of photo scavenger hunt or drawing trade for them.

Penny Loves Dinosaurs: Sharp Tooth

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Welcome to the first day of Penny Loves Dinosaurs in it’s regular new spot, Friday! Life With Girls is will start up again next Thursday, and I’m hoping to expand it to Tuesday as well, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I still have a couple of dinosaur drawings in my folder for Penny to talk about, but will… Read more »

Kittensaurus by Charlotte

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Charlotte stopped and talked for a long time with us about her dinosaur creation at the Saint Louis Science Center. It was so much fun talking to her as she drew. The story just got more complex as she went, and there were great reasons for everything she added. It sounded like she’s been working on these two for a… Read more »