Austin Flea Booth with DottiePop

Hello blog friends. It's been a while. I hope you forgive me. I've been quite busy crafting for the kathyphantastic Etsy store and a recent wedding (and all the intensity that comes with being in a wedding).

This Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, kathyphantastic and DottiePop will be sharing our second booth together at Austin Flea. This weekend's Austin Flea will be at The Highball from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Photo by Aimee Wenske

I'll have quite a few hand painted plates and mugs for sale including a few pieces from the new Austin, Texas series. Blog post coming soon, promise.

Austin Texas I Love You Plate, kathyphantastic on Etsy, $30

Photo by Jane Ko

Lauren Blazic from DottiePop's half of the booth will be full of plumage for humans. She's been crafting some GORGEOUS hair accessories. I have my eye on a bright pink headband.

My friend Jessica from Objects of Confection will also be at the flea with delicious desserts including salted caramel jars, homemade graham crackers, and cake balls (of course).

Stop by and see us.

The Highball
1142 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Highball will have drink specials to accompany all the crafts. Here's their short and sweet Austin Flea post on their events page. So yeah, shop, have a cocktail, shop even more. Don't forget to stop by kathyphantastic and DottiePop twice. Sound like a plan?

Proof that kathyphantastic will be at the Austin Flea. Ha.

PS Don't forget to like kathyphantastic on Facebook. There may be a giveaway leading up to the flea. (*hint hint)

Austin Craft Riot Booth - kathyphantastic and Dottiepop

Big news! kathyphantastic and DottiePop will be sharing a booth at Austin Craft Riot in the Marchesa this weekend.

Stop by booth #41 for hand-drawn plates, mugs, and banners from kathyphantastic and gorgeous hair accessories from Lauren Blazic of Dottiepop.

Check the Austin Craft Riot website for more details.

Austin Craft Riot
November 12 & 13
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Marchesa - 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, 78752

Louis Vuitton Pumpkin

I'm generally not a fan of LV-monogrammed stuff. On the other hand, Mommy Phan can't get enough of it.

She's also one of the people responsible for my never being allowed to carve pumpkins as a child (the other being Daddy Phan). Mommy Phan would approve of this Louis Vuitton-inspired pumpkin though. No carving, no pumpkin guts, yes LV - all wins in her mind.

She has an authentic Louis or two and then the knock offs of the same bags. I refer to them as "decoy bags," to trick possible thieves and other villains. I don't know how the trickery would actually work in a real-life scenario though. And judging by her telling me that women in Houston's Chinatown are being purse-snatched regardless of authenticity, I'm thinking she doesn't either.

Did I ever tell you about the time I went to (the now defunct) Astroworld on NAACP Day? There was some really great Louis Vuitton stuff that day.

Mother's Day Gifts at Rockin' Mama's Day Celebration

This Saturday (ahem...tomorrow...) baked goods and crafts unite for a Mother's Day at Community Renaissance Market. A portion of proceeds will benefit SafePlace, a non-profit focused on ending domestic and sexual abuse.

Rockin Mama's Day Celebration features plenty of baked goods with cake balls, Mother's Day cake ball bouquets from Objects of Confection (including a few collaborative Mom and floral cake pops from kathyphantastic), vegan baked treats from Sugar Tooth Bakery, baked goods from Cake Maker 3000 and Sugar Pop Sweet Shop. In other words, it should be a tasty Saturday afternoon and your mama will be well fed on Sunday.

Quick iPhone sneak peek on the treats:

Jessica from Objects of Confection is also (wo)manning a decorate-your-own cupcake station which has already been deemed "sprinkle heaven." Marshmallow clouds open up, kathyphantastic wants in. 

A Little News: At the last minute, I decided to have my first tiny test booth with crafts (mainly Mom-friendly banners) from the kathyphantastic Etsy store. This is more of a practice round for me, since I don't have too much to sell right now and I haven't had time to dream up a booth display The booth fee goes directly to SafePlace so I'm definitely for that. It will be interesting to see the others' booths as well.

Were you wondering who those others are? My good friend Micah Porter from The Clever Chick is selling some clay and bottlecap necklace charms. Kristin Farwell from Karmalized Photography is selling cards and prints while hosting a photobooth. MotsDots is selling jewelry for moms with a different sense of style (than kathyphantastic).

I hope you can make it out. Here's the Rockin' Mama's Day Facebook event page for more details.

When: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, May 7th
Where: Community Renaissance Market
             6800 West Gate Blvd 
             Austin, TX 78745

Here's an interview with Meghan Krasnoff of ATX Sugartooth Bakery about the event on KOOP radio:

Sugartooth Bakery - Rockin Mamas Day by Queen of Spoons

PS: Sunday is Jessica from Objects of Confection's first Mother's Day. Be sure to wish her a good one.

Today I Love: Purl Bee's Ties

My friend Ana from My Ten shared these gorgeous patterned ties by The Purl Bee with me over chat. I am smitten.

Wouldn't these be great for a wedding? Or a co-ed* tea party? I vote for choice B.

Now I want to have a co-ed* tea party. Who's in?

Make your own patterned tie for kathyphantastic's tea party with The Purl Bee's tie tutorial.

*in my mind, tea parties are "no boys allowed" but I'm willing to change that...just this once.