Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Happiness

In going through my Christmas decorations, I was struck by how many of them were handmade.  I have ornaments made by me, my grandma, and my great-grandma, as well as a no-pattern-needed stocking, custom made by my mom!  My family is chock-full of creative women, and I’m so thankful that I had them to inspire me to craft and design throughout my childhood. 

The only reason I didn’t seriously consider being an artist as my profession was because sometime in elementary school I heard that artists were always “starving.”  That didn’t sit well with me.  Oh well.

When I was in middle school, I took one of those career aptitude tests and it said I should either: (1) go into agriculture, or (2) be an interior designer.  As a 7th grader, I wasn’t all that into thinking about being a grown-up and getting a job, so I moved onto something else (i.e. watching “Boy Meets World” or practicing my hook shot with my dad).

Now that I am a “grown-up,” it’s so exciting that I get to be a creative little kid again and spend time every day making art in the form of home decor!  Turns out kid and pre-teen me knew exactly what would make me happy all along (well, except the agriculture thing).  

Oh!  And check out how well my great-grandma’s handmade ornament complements my holiday line!  We obviously share some fabulous design genes.  

Great-grandma's Ornament

Just a week and a half until Christmas and I’m feeling incredibly lucky to be loved and supported by such wonderful family and friends.  Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!

As my great-grandma used to say... 

"With Oodles of Love,"


Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Frist Craft Fair

Since it was my very first craft fair, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I read all the Etsy Handbook articles I could find on the subject, and consulted with several craft fair vendor veterans.  Next, I got my extra supportive sister and hubby to help me out, and I was on my way!

The fair was in an elementary school, on the (wait for it) 3rd Floor.  Oye...  With one pain-stakenly slow elevator to share amongst all the vendors, we ended up taking many trips, arms fully loaded, up the flights of stairs.  And by "we," I mean my amazing hubby!  He claims he didn't mind since he's in a steps competition at work so he was thrilled at the 14,000 steps he'd taken by the time we had packed up after the fair!

I've been to a handful of craft fairs as a buyer, so color me confused at the huge number of little kids running (i.e. SPRINTING) up and down the aisles of vendors.  Turns out there was a children's event of some kind going on simultaneously on the 1st floor.  I was having heart attacks every two seconds as another 10-year-old came running over and grabbed one of my $48 hand-blown glass Swarovski crystal ornaments!  My choice not to have children was validated, once again.

Amongst the chaos of the kids, there were some really fabulous moments!  So many people stopped by and complimented me on my wine bottle pendant lights!  Such an amazing feeling to see others appreciating my designs.  :)

Thanks so much to my sis and hubby for their support in helping me make my very first craft fair a success.  Thanks to their efforts, I am now $8.00 richer.  Yeah... not a super profitable venture, but it was a great trial run.  I look forward to my next craft fair adventure!

Check out my booth set-up!!!

Check out the awesome Industrial Blush t-shirt my sister made for me!
Photographs by Grace Posluszny

Sunday, December 1, 2013


It's official!!!

I have a spot of my own in a brick-and-mortar store, POSH Design Center, in Norwood, MA!  Lighting, scarves, ornaments and wall decor - all are available for purchase!

I invite you all to come check it out and share in my excitement!  :)