Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A few months ago, I was perusing the Columbus Alive's "Best of Columbus" voting section online - it's a survey that lets readers vote on the best things about our city - from nightlife to shopping to food. I was glancing through the "shopping" section to see if anyone I know was nominated (I'm lucky to know so many creative and talented folks with independent, entrepreneurial spirits!), and then I saw it.
The "Best Brand Without A Storefront" category.
Stinkybomb Soap was nominated. My friend Megan makes amazing hand-poured soaps in all kinds of fun molds!
Poshta Stationery & Design was nominated. Another friend, Liz, designs greeting cards, notecards, buttons and many other types of paper-related goodies.
And then I looked at the next name: Sweet Stella Designs! Holy crap! I was nominated for a Best of Columbus award! I found out from the survey even before I received the official email about my nomination later that day.
So, of course, I asked my friends and family and co-workers to vote for me. Only one vote per IP address was allowed - and I wasn't sure I was going to win because, in all honesty, I was up against some pretty awesome competitors. I wasn't going to mind too much if I didn't win, as long as one of my crafty friends did.
After the voting closed at the beginning of March, it was time to play the waiting game. And then I got that coveted email - I WON!! But I had to keep it a secret until the Best of Columbus issue came out at the end of March.
You can read the little blurb from the Alive here.
And here is my little plaque - I guess I get bragging rights now?!
Big thanks to everyone who voted for me! It's so nice to feel loved.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
If you've had the change to see 614 Magazine's FoodCity issue, you might have noticed a familiar face (or at least some familiar jewelry!)
Yup, that's me again!! I am beyond thrilled that I've received so much awesome press in the past month. You can pick up a copy of FoodCity around town, or read the article online here.
Friday, January 20, 2012
I think 2012 is going to be my year. This is my first post since October and I have fully recovered from the holiday craft show season. I had five events five weeks in a row and was feverishly making new merchandise every chance I could get. I also had an additional order to re-stock my jewelry at the Columbus Museum of Art Gift Shop - so as you can imagine, when it came time for my Winter Break - I just wanted to bask in the glow of mindless TV. Haha.
I was recently featured in 200Columbus Magazine - a special publication from Columbus Monthly showcasing local people & places of interest. I was so thrilled to be featured in the special issue - along with Columbus residents like Jack Hanna, Aminah Robinson, Gordon Gee, Mayor Coleman, Jeni Britton Bauer, and Abigail & Les Wexner. Crazy! I feel like a celebrity.
You can pick up a copy of 200Columbus Magazine at local newsstands!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
I am now in the process of reorganizing my life. I've been in my new apartment for a month now, and last week I moved all of my art supplies out of my studio space in Junctionview Studios (with the help of Matt & his awesome friend Ben).
As the holidays are approaching, I now realize that I have to get myself in gear and start making work again. Re-stock requests for my retail locations are filing in as are custom order requests. I really could use a magic portal to Ikea so I can get the table and chair I need for my studio set-up.
And in other news: this November, Sweet Stella Designs will be turning FIVE years old! I seriously cannot believe how far I've come since 2006. Just look at past blog entries - you'll see for yourself.
Please stick around and I should have my Etsy shop up and running again soon.
Don't forgot to come and visit me at Fall Flea this Sunday October 9th!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Remember that one time when I said I'd be better at blogging?
Here's what I've been up to:
* Moving apartments & studios
* Starting a new school year teaching art
* Curating two art shows
I will be back soon, I promise.
Until then, here's something to get excited about for the holidays: my new enameled jewelry line! Hooray!
Monday, July 04, 2011
I can't believe it's July already. I know I say that every month, but still...
The other day, I had the chance to look back over at my last blog post and I must admit that so far, I am failing miserably at achieving my goals.
This week, I fully intend to chase away my case of "the lazies" and get my ass in gear. I have a few shows coming up this month, the soonest of which is the Food & Ohio Wine Festival at the North Market on Sunday, July 10. I also have more pieces to make for 2 retail locations and some art shows to plan & curate for the fall.
Enjoy some of my summery creations below!
Corn Kernel Cuff Links