Everyone! Look at how gorgeous the winners of our Short Short Story contest look!
WHAT THEY’RE WEARING
(from left to right, top to bottom)
Redundant Chevron ring in brass & silver
Excellent choices, ladies. You all look stunning! And just for fun, if you don’t remember their alluring entries here’s another reminder:
1st place: To Denmark
“I left my green flowered scarf wrapped around the empty whiskey bottle in the pocket of his leather jacket. He’ll find it when I’ve already flown away.”
2nd place: Packed and Ready
“Starr slips a note to the man at the bar.
She calls her girlfriend. Meet me at the bluffs.
They drink prosecco out of the bottle with the past, present, and future.
Laughter, tears, dreaming.
I’m already packed.”
3rd place: An Invitation Abroad
“Reaching into her pocket, she felt the soft, worn edges of the letter he had sent months before. Her eyes wide with anticipation, she knew it was now or never. ‘Wait,’ she said, and she stepped out into the sun.”
Now, I feel like I need to go on an epic adventure to a far away land! Thanks for the wishful memories, ladies. We’re so happy to see that you’re enjoying your winnings and looking so good in them!
***Song of the moment: Day Dreaming by Inf***
This past Saturday was my very first time going to Crafty Wonderland. Not just my first time working at it, but also my first time ever being there! I know, how embarrassing. But if there’s ever a time you want to ease into the flurry of Crafty, Spring is the time to do it; as busy as it was during the holiday weekend in December, Saturday was even crazier!!! I’m glad I got to experience this handmade phenomena and I can’t wait to go back in a few months! Here’s a slide-show of betsy & iya at CW.
What a rush! So many happy, curious people walking around. And don’t get me started on the vendors: crocheted bridges, flasks, clothing, chocolate, leather goods, and so much jewelry. Glorious. Simply, glorious. Thanks to everyone who came out and stopped by the booth. We hope to see you all again and more in the Winter!
***Song of the moment: The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah***
Hey Party People!
This Saturday is the beloved Crafty Wonderland and betsy & iya will MOS DEF be there!
Here is all the info that you need:
Did you see that? There will literally be cute lil’ cats up for adoption. Say What?!!
Check out the Crafty Wonderland website to check out all of the wonderful vendors that will be there, too! Oh and did I mention you’ll be able to see Matt, Lacey, and Barrie’s beautiful faces?! How can you pass that up?!
We hope to see you there!
***Song of the Moment: Bug a Boo by Destiny’s Child***
The rumors are true! betsy & iya has added a new member to the team. Please welcome, Laceylyn Anderson!!!!!! Lacey for short.
This sweet lamb has entered into our doors with her calming and positive energy, kind heart, and adorable style.
Let’s learn a little bit more about this mini marvel:
From where do you hale? Washington State
Hobbies: Ballet and printmaking. If I could do both at the same time I probably would.
Favorite Band: Mirah. She played outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland a few summers ago. The backdrop was downtown traffic, it sounds chaotic but it was actually very serene.
Favorite bar in Portland: Kask. I love sitting on those miniature chairs and huddling around the small tables.
Favorite breakfast spot: Irving Street Kitchen. Again, it’s the furniture and the decor that I can’t resist.
Early bird or night owl? Early bird. I’m always trying to convince my friends to go on early weekend coffee dates and they often refuse.
Ultimate vacation destination: Iceland.
Favorite fluffy animal: Anything that is 3-6 months old and has a youtube video? I don’t think there’s one animal that takes the gauntlet for me.
Guilty pleasure: Perfume, french macaroons, mid-century modern architecture, oh the list goes on…
Where was your first kiss? Good or bad? The airport. I was a late bloomer, a high school friend turned sweetheart after we went to college in different states. It was very sweet.
(Barrie: Um, adorable much?!?!!?!?)
Top three fav b&i pieces: The Prehensile Dream necklace from the music collection blows me away. The silver plated Fremont Bridge cuff is sentimental as I moved to Portland because I was romanced by the looming highway structure and numerous bridges. Last but not least! I’m very fond of the Pathway necklace. The lavender heishi beads are subtle yet striking.
Lacey, I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say, “Welcome to the family! We couldn’t be happier to have you.” :)
Everyday, bigger and better.
***Song of the moment: My Old School by Steely Dan***