It’s been seemingly forever since we’ve recorded a new song, so I’m super happy to announce our newly written and recorded song Oh My Love.
It was written by Steve Weems, who also plays a tremolo-rich electric guitar and bass guitar on the recording. All I do is provide accompaniment on vocals.
PS. It’s the first song that he’s ever written for me in our 5 year relationship. I’m ecstatic.
PPS. We’ve decided, sort of haphazardly, to call ourselves “Made By Us” for now. So that’s what we are… for now.
My sister, an anthropologist, mentioned one day how cool it would be to have a laser cut skeleton, so I made one for her. They’re fastened at the joint and come with several suction cups allowing you to pose them in your window. Oh, and they’re available for sale now, too.
Check them out on my Etsy shop – I’ll be adding more colors and sizes shortly.
My first visit to Renegade Craft Fair was awe-inspiring. So many people, so many handmade goods, so little time. I gave myself 3 hours ( on the parking meter) and I still didn’t see everything.
One of the reasons I decided to go to Renegade Craft Fair was to check out the craft fair scene. What would it take for Moonish Goods to be a seller there. I knew that I wanted to see how vendors arranged their booths, and displays, and how they tied it all together with their brand/style. But what I hadn’t realized was how many items you have to stock for an event this large. Two full days from 11-7pm. And those things have to stand out from the hundreds of other vendors, an the several who may be selling items similar to yours. Lots to think about.
Meanwhile, I did take some photographs of booths and displays that stood out to me. Check them out below:
One of the booths I admired was Ji Kim’s paper flower shop Blooms In The Air. I thought she did a good job of displaying the flowers in different and interesting ways. Flowers with stems were in buckets like at a flower stand, and flowers with peelable sticker backs packed in produce containers. I also appreciated that were examples of the flowers in use so that she could easily point to the examples when the inevitable question arose.
I liked Zelma Rose‘s display (not to mention her necklaces) using cradled art boards to create sections and organize different items. The tall displays and shelves are also made of cradled boards. Nice and DIY.
I’ve seen Tina Produce‘s packaging before on Etsy, but I still think using the berry baskets and crates is genius.
There were so many more amazing booths and handmade art and products. Will definitely be back next year!
This week I’ve debuted two, read it, TWO new Window Words up on my Etsy Shop Moonish Goods.
This Window Word is a revamp on one of my original little window hangings. This one has been simplified into one font (Futura), as a straightforward reminder that everything indeed is okay.
I made this wood bowl in my teens. It was an amazing experience. The power of the lathe of the lathe was frightening. The fear of pieces of wood or metal or body parts being tossed into the air was almost as great as the fear of making a mistake.
This cover of Sea of Love (based mostly on Cat Powers’ version) was recorded during a late-night rehearsal before my sister’s wedding last year. The organ, drums and bass were looped and played by Steve and I played the surfy guitar and sang. This song was sung for my sister and her husband’s first dance as a married couple.
Be forewarned: this track isn’t mastered so the volume is low and the recording quality is rough.