Wednesday, December 23, 2009

there's a kind of hush...

...all over the little shop of chickadee.

the shutters are shut for the rest of this festive season and will open up again when the year turns to 2010. enjoy your time with friends and family! thanks to all of you for your support, kind words and encouragement.

this chickadee loves you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 is in the bag

it has been so much fun working with fibre space and supplying them with their "shop bags." thanks to danielle and her hard working crew of yarnistas for the opportunity to be featured in their fantastic store that is stocked to the brim with colorful, unique and thoughtfully chosen yarns. here is a peek at the final chickadee project bags for the year:

more to come in 2010!

the fibre space bags are made from upcycled linen and are fully lined. they come in two styles: tote and drawstring. and they are available exclusively at fibre space in alexandria, va!

Monday, December 21, 2009

giving back in baltimore

check out this post from the baltimore etsy street team and find out how your holiday spending can help those in need:

just click here to view the original post and get direct links to participating crafters. thanks ladies, you really are the b.e.s.t.!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

snow day

this just in: this chickadee will miss the dc craft mutiny's holiday booty market scheduled to take place today. why? if you live in the dc metro area you know the answer to that question. if not, the answer is SNOW and lots of it. at last check the show is still on for those fortunate enough to be within walking distance. if you had your heart set on a stocking stuffer sewn with love, we are considering polar bear delivery service. but there are whispers that they are unreliable.

Friday, December 18, 2009

so far so good...

they are predicting anything from a lot to a little snowfall in the dc metro area this weekend. as of now, the show is on! and it looks like things will stay that way, even if mother nature decides to shake down some flakes. in the off chance that the booty market is canceled, you'll get an update here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

gift giving

great big thanks to friend and fantastic crafter katie of moonlight bindery. she's included chickadee wanderlust wallets in her last minute shopping guide!

there they are, alongside some other awesome products from herban lifestyle and see katie sew (a different katie).

you can find the wanderlust wallets in the little shop of chickadee and at the holiday booty market this weekend. katie and her magnificent handbound notebooks, journals and photo albums will be there too! if the weather outside is too frightful, you can also shop moonlight bindery online. here's a peek at some of the creative and impeccably crafted pieces you'll find there:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

so much to sew

and so far, nothing to show for it! there are multiple works in various stages of progress around here, but no finished objects as of yet. ah, the crazy christmas crunch! speaking of, all of you last minute shoppers out there rejoice! you have one more chance to pick up some handmade prezzies from a team of talented crafters. it's the dc craft mutiny holiday booty market, and it will be held this saturday at the design within reach store in adams morgan.

and if you want even more shopping fun, you can scoot on over to the black cat at 8pm for rock and shop. oh ginger and pretty little fings will be setting up shop center stage and they'll help you wrap up that wish list.

Monday, December 14, 2009

back in business

the little shop of chickadee is back up! thanks for you patience as we shut down over the weekend for the squidfire show. here's a view of that one from above:

your last chance to catch up to the chickadee in person will be this saturday, december 19th at the dc craft mutiny holiday booty show. come out to design within reach in adams morgan to stock up on stocking stuffers from 20 super talented area crafters.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

and they're off

dropped off these lovely little bags at fibre space today!

more to come next week...

firing on all cylinders

see you saturday in b-more, hon

p.s. the little shop of chickadee will close saturday morning before squidfire. after the show, inventory will be updated and the shop will reopen. get your orders in now! or they might sell out at squidfire.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

honorable mention

this chickadee was written up in we love dc's holiday gift guide! looky here:

thanks tiffany!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

can you feel the love

meaghan over at queering domesticity has put together the sweetest post on little old me. it is part of a series of write-ups on crafters participating in her jolly holiday giveaway (the results are now posted). i can't thank her enough for her support and her kind words about this chickadee. in fact, i'm speechless. so you'll have to click on the image below to read all of the lovely things that she has written.

wonderful wanderful wallets!

christmas is coming a little early for your id, metro pass and credit cards! the little shop of chickadee is stocked to the tip of our tall elf hat with wanderlust wallets in super cute retro prints. there's a wide array of colors to choose from, each with the same super triple slip pockets, snap tight closure and removable clip ring. a chickadee workshop original cobbled together with love and ready to stuff holiday stockings.

p.s.: they are great for giving gift cards!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

it's easy being green

this chickadee has joined the green team!

cosa verde

cosa verde is an internet showplace for crafters with an eco-conscience. they feature work made with sustainable practices and recycled ingredients. for each shop that opens on their site, they plant ten trees through trees for the future and donate a portion of their fees to charity.

it warms my winterized heart to be a part of their kind community. you can check out cosa chickadee by clicking here. while you are there, take a minute to peruse their offerings. they have great gift guides to help with your holiday shopping and have assembled a lovely vendor line-up.

Monday, December 7, 2009

snow day!

here's a scene from the chickadee canopy snapped saturday morning at the holiday shop and stroll. the rain was a pain for set-up, but it quickly switched over to snow. lots of snow! big flakes of snow! which made the atmosphere festive for those brave shoppers who came out to support all of the awesome vendors.

many thanks to the shoppers and supporters, and to kim and debbie for their incredible craft show organizational skills. thanks to fellow vendors and friends moonlight bindery, pretty little fings, and oh ginger for hanging out and having fun. lots of love and appreciation goes out to mr. chickadee, who was there from set-up to clean-up.

and the mvp of the day award goes to john from fisticuffs. we couldn't have done it without him and his handy heater...which for some reason he didn't want and shared with us for the day. hopefully good crafty karma is already on its way. you can see him and his creative cuffs at squidfire's winter art mart in baltimore on saturday. this chickadee will be there too!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

let it snow!

it is going to be a great show!
see you there.

Friday, December 4, 2009

five alive

five fancy new kangaroo/joey aprons have hopped into the line-up for this weekend's shop and stroll! come by and check them out. they'll be appearing with the entire chickadee menagerie, performing from 10am-3pm saturday...snow or shine!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

door decor

holiday cheer! these fun and festive wreaths will add a new dimension to your yuletide display. each leaf is lovingly quilted and cut out, then they are individually applied to a ring wrapped with corresponding fabric. come meet them up close and personal at the shop and stroll on saturday!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


new for you and your idevice (pod and phone)! a sweet little slip pouch with an additional pocket to store id, cards, earbuds and more. with a clip on the side for keys you are all set. just snap it shut, snatch it up, and you are set to go wherever your daily commute takes you.

lined with soft flannel, it will protect sensitive surfaces without scratching. it is sized to accommodate phones/pods with and without hard shell cases. come out and see the entire selection on saturday at the silver spring shop and stroll!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

giveitaway giveitaway giveitaway now

you've seen the image over in the sidebar, now it is time to find out what all of the fuss is about! friend and patron saint of craft, oh ginger, is hosting a holiday giveaway that features some really fantastic and creative creators. click over to her blog for more details and while you are there, check out the list of featured crafters. consider buying your holiday gifts from people who put them together one stitch, one toggle, or one screenprint at a time. this chickadee is happy to be a part of the pack and has contributed a cute little craft apron to santa ginger's sack. just one little comment can win you this crafter's little helper:

and it is always the poor, tireless hostess who doesn't get a seat at her own table. have you seen what oh ginger has been up to lately? not only is she blogging and organizing this holly jolly giveaway, she's also crafting up a storm herself and preparing for several upcoming area shows. click on over to her shop too where you'll find all sorts of things both fancy and schmancy. here's a sample:

and grab your woolens and brave the first cold snap of the season to come on out to silver spring and support us this weekend. oh ginger also has a booth at the holiday shop and stroll. she's sharing with fellow contest contributor prettylittlefings. ohprettylittleginger is going to be filled to the splitting seams with cuteness and charm.


pretty placemats and sweet table linen sets have just hit the shelves over at the little shop of chickadee. a great way to say congrats on your new home! glad you tied the knot! or thanks for having me over for dinner!