Friday, November 28, 2008

Team Trashion Encourages Shoppers to Go Green on Black Friday

Going back as far as the 1960’s, the day after Thanksgiving has held the unfortunate title of Black Friday. The name was given due to the madness that happens in highly commercialized places of commerce, but mostly because of the heavy traffic on that day. Folks are at the mall before the sun comes up, cars fill freeways and parking lots, money is burned on mass produced products and the gas it takes to get to them. It can get ugly.

Team Trashion, a unique, eco friendly, international group of artisans on visualizes a different sort of Friday following Thanksgiving. Team Trashion wants to encourage families to keep the car in the garage, leave their slippers on and curl up with loved ones and a second helping of pumpkin pie. Doesn’t that sound great?

On Friday, November 28, Team Trashion will provide holiday shoppers with a unique opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts that are innovative and eco friendly. Buyers will be able to connect directly with sellers at a virtual Trunk Show on Over 30 Team Trashion artisans will be showing a varied collection of handmade treasures all created from upcycled, repurposed or otherwise abandoned materials. The Team Trashion Green Friday Trunk Show will be overflowing with holiday shopping opportunities that would make Mother Earth proud. You will not want to miss it!

The Team Trashion Green Friday Trunk Show is at 7pm est – just the perfect time to grab a cup of tea and do a little shopping in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how you get there:

1 - Log on to
2 - Choose the “community” tab at the top of the home page.
3 - Choose the “Virtual Labs” tab at the top of the community page.
4 - Choose the GREEN Treehouse “room” within the Virtual Labs.
5 - Sit back and enjoy the Trunk Show!

6 - You could also just click here & that will take you directly where you need to go.....

It will be great to see you there.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Getting Ready for my Big Show!!

After splurging on fancy-schmancy business cards:

(They look way cooler in person)

And, super-cute buttons:

I decided to go handmade with my sign:

If you are local-ish, please drop on by - I'd love to see you!! Click here for more deets or if you're curious. There are 2 artist galleries with photos of what everyone creates.

Yes! I am very excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meme? Why not.

Where is your mobile phone? Recharging.

Where is your significant other? Couch

Your hair colour? Brown (w/ pervading gray)

Your mother? Thoughtful & Kind

Your father? Funny & Disarming

Your favourite thing? Color

Your dream last night? Can't remember

Your dream goal? Contentment

The room you're in? Kitchen

Your hobby? Sewing/Creating

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Walking someone to kindergarten.

Where were you last night? Watching Tivo at home

What you're not? Fake

One of your wish-list items? I'm really not wanting or longing for anything material - at all.

Where you grew up? All over. (Try explaining that during your homestudy).

The last thing you did? Eat Dinner.

What are you wearing? Corduroy

Your TV? Tivo'd Guilty Pleasure Shows like Real World, Oprah, Martha, Project Runway & The Hills

Your pets? = Family

Your computer? Very Functional

Your mood? Blase

Missing someone? My former self.

Your car? Red & reliable. With new tires!!

Something you're not wearing? A tan.

Favourite shop? Etsy.

Your summer? What?

Love someone? Lucky for me, yes.

Your favourite colour? Kelly Green. Raspberry Red. Lemon Yellow. Glacier Blue.

When is the last time you laughed? Few hours ago.

When is the last time you cried? do you really want to know?

I'm thinking that we need some racier meme's....this one was a little weak. Just sayin'.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oh My Gosh Its Been Nearly a Month!

Wow. Time flies sometimes.

Tomorrow marks a month since my last post & that is a new record for me. If you haven't heard from me it is because I've been been saving up my Bloglines connections for catch up in a big swoop. Marathon style. Like back to back Amazing Race or Real World episodes...but you know the players. That was my plan, at least, but now I am overwhelmed. At this point, I have some blogs with 32 posts to catch up on (Chief!) and some with 21 (Mamacita!) and a few others that I'm just too embarrassed to admit.

I kinda don't know how I'll catch up. But, I'll do my best.

The reason for my absence from the adoption/blog slice of cyber space is for a lot of little and big reasons. Too many to list, and that would mean more writing than I really have time to do right now.

I have been writing, though, just not about myself. Here is one place where I've been spending a lot of my creative time:

Click here to get to the site....

I'm still not sure why I thought I should volunteer for a Promotional Team on etsy - but I did. And, I've been loving it! Go ahead and click on the above link & see our work. A lot of the writing that went into the category blurbs was mine. This week I am also in charge of changing the artwork on the front page on a daily basis.

Its been fun. I get to play with color and pretend that I'm all advertiser-ish. I've also made some new friends and have learned a lot in the process. Here is a blog link to one of the primary peeps on our California Promo Committee:

Please go visit this link - you just might win a very cool pendant handmade by the Crafty Wren! Wren is giving one away EVERY DAY for the rest of this month! I've already purchased 2 of her pendants & won one last week for playing along...they are beautiful keepsakes. Feeling lucky? Leave Wrenay a comment & try to win today!

What else? Oh, I don't know. A lot of sewing. I'm getting ready to work a pretty cool show up in Sonoma, so I'm up to my elbows in plush owls. Here's proof:

Etsy has been good to me. It has provided a much needed distraction and some very cool validation for my efforts. Creating is cool and I've met some really talented and nice people. Truth be told, though? I'd walk away from all of it in a heartbeat if I knew when it would be my turn to go to China. I'd pack up my thread, my bobbins, my growing button collection. You'd prob. find me hanging out chitter-chattering in Yahoo groups or on my blog, if I knew that motherhood was on the horizon. Damn straight.

Until then.......

This is what fills the crib this season:

Its better than old boxes and clothes for donation. I figure that something cute and future oriented is a better bit of energy for the crib.

More later. Gotta go put my goggles back on and get back to work. This is on my Christmas list:

More later, there are some other fun things to share.