Christmas in July Sale at Deeds and Petunia!

I couldn't resist.  I love when you walk into a store mid-summer and everything is on SALE!  So I'm extending the offer to my Deeds and Petunia customers of all trims and kits on sale.  Many of them are discounted big time!  So check it out!  And if you're not a Deeds and Petunia Facebook fan, you should be!  You'll get an extra nugget of sale goodness!



There are some lovely treasuries created by Etsy members featuring Deeds and Petunia items.  These are collections of items sold on Etsy, gathered together to fit a common theme.  I'm always impressed by how beautiful these collections turn out and how these curators always manage to uncover some amazing diamonds in the rough.  Check them out and give my items a click!  ;)





I think my favorite might be "Time for Tea."

Balancing Act

A balancing act is the theme of life as of late.  I'm working hard to balance the beauty and freedom of summer with the duties involved in managing a budding business.  It's hard to maintain a routine when there are REALLY only 2 good months of summer in the Northwest, and frankly, I don't want to waste them working!  I want to go camping, barbeque, play at the park, and hang out with family and friends until the wee hours of morning.  Still, if I walk away from the workroom or computer for too long I start to feel lost.  I've managed to squeeze out a few new creations since my last post (find them on my Etsy site), and hopefully you will see some of them in the shops around Tacoma very soon!


Art on the Ave this Sunday!

Whew!  What a great week!  The weather is HOT and wonderful.  I've been busy trying to prepare for Art on the Ave in Tacoma this weekend, and will have loads of Deeds and Petunia handmade goodies for sale at my booth there.  My very first craft booth!  So exciting...

What have I been up to you ask?  Well, to begin I had an epic camping trip with amazing friends by the ocean in Westport. We braved Tokeland once again to watch the fireworks show on the reservation, stayed up until 5 AM sharing stories, ate more hot dogs than anyone should be allowed to eat and had all around, the best camping trip ever.

I've been carving stamps inspired by small furry animals:
I think Miss Mouse is my favorite.

I've also been drawing on cups and bowls (dishwasher safe!), making glittery bird houses, sewn and stamped stationery and gift tags, making little wrist cuffs and trying to come up with some other last minute creative ideas.  Want to do more aprons and make a banner for my shop.  And have yet to take any photos.  AAACK!  Running out of time!  Hopefully get it all done by this weekend...

Please come to Art of the Ave!  It should be great weather, a lot of fun activities, live music, food and of course artisans on display.  I really hope to see you there!