Sunday, May 31, 2009

today!

don't smoke 'em if you've got 'em

may 31st is world no tobacco day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

** the little shop of chickadee will be closed for a few hours today to allow the merchandise some time to bask in the sun at the hand made mart. come check it out there! or wait patiently, and it will be back up this evening. thanks **

today is also the last day of the month! you might remember, on may 1st a pledge was made to list an item a day in the etsy shop. and we did it! congratulations to us. ice cream cake for everyone.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

the sun will come out, tomorrow

bet you bottom dollar that tomorrow, they'll be sun for the hand made mart!



dandelion blu and this chickadee are staking claim to a 10'x10' space along ellsworth avenue in silver spring. and we'll have plenty of pretty handcrafted items for you to peruse through. lots of our friends will be there peddling their wares as well (check out the vendor list on the hmm blog). it is going to be a great day. music! crafts! workshops! sunshine! and you!


PLEASE NOTE: the little shop of chickadee will be closed temporarily tomorrow. many of the items listed will be with me at the mart. stop by and see them in person or get them online before they disappear.

an item a day for the month of may is winding down! any orders placed before midnight on the 31st qualify for ** super free ** shipping!


tomorrow, tomorrow,
i love ya tomorrow
ice cream cake is only a day away

image courtesy of the gemini company

my houseplants will be so happy

may 30th is water a flower day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Friday, May 29, 2009

get 'em while they're hot


a fresh batch of wanderlust wallets is cooling on the window sill...waiting for their day in the sun at the hand made mart.

happy birthday, mr. president

may 29th is john f. kennedy's birthday (b.1917-d.1963

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Thursday, May 28, 2009

quick pics

a new batch of kangaroo/joey aprons are hopping in to the craft caravan bound for the hand made mart. here are some hasty pictures:

your questions answered!



click on over to the hand made mart blog to read the q&a with yours truly. while you are there, check out the other vendors and events planned for sunday's big event! hope to see your pretty face in sunny downtown silver spring.

go for the gold

may 28th is jim thorpe's birthday (b.1888-d.1953)

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

forever in (blue)jean(s)

money talks, but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk. but it will buy you a lovely little craft apron at the hand made mart on sunday.










chasing the clouds away

may 27th is sunscreen day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the natural(s)

the hand made mart is just a few short days away! here's a peek at some of the new treats that will be on display sunday...an array of craft aprons in colorful cottons and natural denim:












Monday, May 25, 2009

kind of blue

may 26th is blueberry cheesecake day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

do you remember the time

you surely know that today is memorial day.

but may 25th is also national tap dance day
(and the birthday of bill "bojangles" robinson)

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

to market, to market



just a little reminder that this chickadee will be in bethesda this weekend for the artisan tent sale at gallery st. elmo. to complement the store's vintage furniture, the chickadee line-up for the day will mostly consist of items made from repurposed linens. be on the look out for placemat sets, coasters, pillowcase aprons and clothesline bowls!

and in one short week, team dan-dee will be setting up shop along a little strip in silver spring. the chickadee and the dandelion, together again. out in the (hopefully) sun and having fun at the hand made mart! the vendor line-up for this show looks great! and there will be music, plenty of food options nearby and workshops offered all day long at pyramid atlantic. the mart is conveniently located a short walk from the metro or next to a number of free parking garages.


good times for a change

who put the "m" in manchester? who indeed...

may 22nd is steven patrick morrissey's birthday

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Thursday, May 21, 2009

nuts for hazel

friends recently added a beautiful baby girl to their family. here's the chickadee contribution to the welcome wagon:

the blankie is a blue sky alpacas pattern designed by kristen rengren. it is a series of slip stitches and color changes that knits up to a pretty, speckled, and soft fabric. the softness was thanks in part to knit picks comfy, a cozy cotton blend with just a touch of acrylic. to speed things up a bit, i went with the bulky version of the yarn, larger needles then called for, and an abbreviated stitch count.



but with a new embroidery enchantment, it didn't stop there. this little onesie was stitched up using some new skills (thanks jenny hart!), fabric stabilizer and an old aunt martha transfer pattern.


check please

may 21st is national waiter and waitress day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

sock it to me


here's a peek at a special order for a certain someone's upcoming sock club. not naming any names now, don't want to spoil the surprise!


here comes the upsetter

introducing myself...introducing myself...

may 20th is lee scratch perry's birthday
he is 1..2..3..4..5..6..7....73 years old

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee


please note: this post contains at least one inside joke and a "you had to be there" moment

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

sign o' the times

the little shop of chickadee has been the recipient of much love from meaghan of oh ginger. this week it is occupying prime real estate on her blog, queering domesticity, where meaghan kindly highlighted the l.s.o'c. in the shop o' the week corner. she's also a lady who puts her paypal where her post is, and kicked things off in style by becoming the first chickadee online buyer. thank you again meaghan!



thanks also goes out to long time supporter and blog follower michelle of pardon my french, the first ever (and only) winner of the chickadee paper boat regatta. recently, she took some time out on her blog to say a few sweet things about this chickadee and to point people in the direction of etsy. merci beaucoup!

send in the clowns

may 19th is circus day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee

Monday, May 18, 2009

desperately seeking model

this chickadee recently filled another special request for that sweet paisley pincushion scalloped apron. (see previous posts here and here ) i am pretty fond of the fabrics used this time. too bad no one was around to model it before it was sent on its merry way. but you can get the picture (haha):



and while writing this it came to my attention that there was another apron who never got a blog mention. this one was made as a christmas prezzie for a friend:

day at the museum

may 18th is international museum day

today's treat:

now appearing in the little shop of chickadee