November 27th // 2009

Giant Dwarf // Art vs. Craft

Art vs. Craft, Milwaukee's most amazing indie craft fair, is set to take the Brew City by storm Saturday, November 28th, at the Scottish Rite Foundation in downtown Milwaukee, from 10am to 7pm. There will be 75 incredible makers representing their art + craft and Giant Dwarf will be part of the roster for the 2nd year in a row. I couldn't be more excited! I'll have lots of handcrafted eco-friendly goods, such Fleurette Cloche hats + Rosette Fascinators, as well as some Fancy Felt, so stop by and see what the buzz is all about. It's a fantastic show and what better way to shop for the holidays!

November 26th // 2009

The invite.
Thank You // Thank Us

Shopping for Le Creuset at Fante's.
Le Creuset // Le Happy

Our first piece of Le Creuset.
Le Creuset // Le Happy

Our Thanksgiving feast.
Thank You // Thank Us

November 24th // 2009

I'm excited to offer ready to ship bundles of Fancy Felt to my Etsy shop. Each pack of 15 coordinating colors is perfect for creating wonderful gifts for your friends + family or decorations for your cozy wintery home.

Classic Holiday Bundle

The colors were inspired by the perfectly trimmed tree, sleigh rides through winter wonderland, and the classic holiday movies that many of us look forward to each year.

Fancy Felt // Classic Holiday Pack

Vintage Holiday Bundle

The colors were inspired by colorful collections of glass ornaments, kitschy glitter + embossed cards, and the great stop-motion animation specials that many of us look forward to each year.
Fancy Felt // Vintage Holiday Bundle

You can find both Holiday Bundles, as well as Cut To Order packs, in my Etsy shop, filed under Fancy Felt. Happy holiday crafting!

November 12th // 2009

Giant Dwarf // Today Show

Giant Dwarf was featured on The Today Show with Bobbie Thomas! The Style Buzz feature was cleverly titled Don’t Just Recycle, Upcycle Your Wardrobe.

Here are all of the products I sent for review.
Giant Dwarf // Secret Press Samples

You can take a peek at the video clip if you'd like or look up above at the still I took with my camera.
There were lots of wonderful upcycled gifts featured and I feel honored + humbled for the opportunity to be amongst such talented makers. Thanks to Adam Brown, over at Etsy, for inviting me to send samples, Bobbie Thomas + Natalie Morales, for putting their sweet little hands on my work, and Ann Curry, for the shout out right before the segment aired. I feel really lucky + I'd like to thank all of you that tuned in to cheer me on!

November 3rd // 2009

Giant Dwarf // Make + Take

Join me Saturday, November 7th, from 11 - 6, for the second annual Make + Take Trunk Show at Art Star! I'll be setting up shop, in the annex of the boutique, with lots of Giant Dwarf goods, but there's a twist. I'm bringing my sewing machine and I'll be creating my signature designs from the colors you choose. Oh, and there will be mimosas and plenty of snacks, so bring your best pals and come on down. I'd love to meet you and make something special just for you!

Art Star is located at 623 North 2nd Street, just one block north of Spring Garden.