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Brown Herringbone Wool Laptop Case <3 by Stash

I think I mentioned earlier that I’ve been bitten by the herringbone love bug. I don’t even really know when it started. While shopping online for a case for my new Macbook Air (which I got as a Christmas gift!) I came across this herringbone wool laptop case on Etsy. Since it was expensive but… Read more »

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Products of My Suffering – Mousybabe Hand-Sewn Linen Bags

As I wasn’t allowed to eat today (see our last posts: Detox Post #1 | Detox Post #2), I busied myself with sewing so I wouldn’t think about delicious fried oysters or ramen or fill-in-the-blank with favorite food. These are the products of my suffering. More explanation to come on what exactly these bags are… Read more »

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Mousybabe Jewelry Crafting

I’ve been devoting a beautiful Saturday afternoon to making our Mousybabe jewelry, which features, as usual, our dad’s artwork. This is a thin vertical pendant that we sold out of in one show last year, and we hadn’t gotten around to making more until now. It was a shame at the time because we realized… Read more »

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Bat Blockprint Project

Returning to this blockprinting project that I started a few weeks ago. It’s my goal to finish whittling this print out today, so I can start using it on my linen dishtowels and napkins. If I succeed hopefully I can post an update photo later today! Stay tuned 2:10pm Ok here’s the update. Still got… Read more »

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“Put an ‘Owl’ on It!”

Last year, I got hooked on a sketch comedy series called Portlandia that satirizes, ever so gently, the righteous lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest’s boho-urban elite. One of our favorite episodes parodies the cliched “bird” prints as an icon in Portland’s earth-loving, greener-than-thou, eco-fashion sensibilities. You’ll recognize references to the sketch whenever you hear the phrase: ”… Read more »

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New Book from Hello Craft! “Handmade to Sell”

Who knew what those awesome Hello Craft ladies were up to during the “off-season” of Crafty Bastards? But of course they were super busy elves, compiling all the latest tips and expert advice on how to run a craft business into a shiny new book. It’s called “Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning,… Read more »

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…aaaand that’s a wrap!

Crafty Bastards 2011 has come and gone. It was a wet one this year, but thanks to plastic sheeting and duct tape, we still had an amazing time! And special thanks to Kim + Sara of the Crafty Bastards crew for continuing to outdo themselves every year. Please note: We’re working on migrating all of… Read more »

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Come one, come all to the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market!

so looks like it’s that time of the year again for arts, crafts and music in the ballston sunshine! mousybabe will be on hand at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market this coming Saturday, hawking our imoM prints and jewelry (including new 11×14  poster print additions, yay). See photo of the newly framed prints. This is the… Read more »

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DC Record Fair // Lennon Art // Ballston Craft Fair

This weekend, if you’re at a loss for what to do, you have some neighborhood hopping to do – There’s the opening week of the Ballston Arts+Craft Fair, the DC Record Fair, and Here Comes The Sun exhibit of John Lennon’s lithograph artwork. This is the second DC record fair of its kind, sponsored by… Read more »

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Hello Craft’s ‘Summit of Awesome’

As far as mousybabe (DC) is concerned, this weekend is all crafts & schtuff. The Hello Craft “Summit of Awesome” is happening from Friday to Sunday, and it’s gonna be a fun convergence of lots of crafting talent from across the country! Speakers include Maria Thomas, the CEO of Etsy.com, and Jenny Hart, of Sublime… Read more »