Sunday, December 6, 2009

featured in a treasury

I just found out that my red porcelain earrings were featured in an etsy treasury:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

winter project

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a pack rat when it comes to just about everything. I moved 7 1/2 hours north of where I used to live in June and have somehow managed to make my room/studio look like I've been living here for 10 years. One of my favorite projects is making things with all of my scrap fabrics. This winter I've committed to making a quilt.. I'm usually so busy making things for stores or to sell that I don't have anything to show.. here is the quilt I am working on.. I hung the piece in our kitchen until I make more to add!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

camel's hump

i did it! it only took me six months of living in vermont to finally go on a big hike...announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bobby Pin Giveaway!

Long over-due! I'll be giving away this bobby pin! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your favorite item from either my Nicole's Threads etsy shop, or my new Pottery Lottery etsy shop and also what you'd like to see more of. I'll be picking a winner out of a hat on November 15h. Good luck!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New stores carrying Nicole's Threads!

here are some new stores that are carrying Nicole's Threads accessory line:
Double Dutch Boutique - Baltimore, MD (will be carrying clothing soon!)
Red Envy Boutique - Toledo, OH
Trinket - Burlington, VT
Fancy Tiger - Denver, CO
the Artisan Gallery - Northampton, MA
Anna Grace - Buffalo, NY

Monday, October 26, 2009

introducing.... the pottery lottery!

thanks to jesse for coming up with this name.. along with some of his suggestions last year were.. "stoned.. where?" and I also came up with "Clay Bakin" (you know.. that guy who was on american idol....) anyway, I thought the pottery lottery was most appropriate, being that a lot of glaze combinations are unpredictable, you never know what you're gonna get! Here are some of the things that I have made, when I find a new place to work out of here in Vermont, I'll be adding lots of new stuff!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009


new item: the neckwarmer/headband.. i'm really excited about it! They take forever to make, I have to cut out a million and a half squares usually...but.. on my most recent trip to recycle north in Burlington and the ReStore in Barre, I found some pre cut quilting squares... when finding things that have been given away, I always wonder why and how someone put so much time into something and is able to part with it... every little thing has a story... someone had an idea to cut out each of these squares but never got to put them to use... I feel fortunate to have stumbled these materials... all are fleece or lined with faux wool. Thanks to Sam, Ryan, Maggie and Barbie for their recent modeling and photographing expertise. Be on the look out next week for a giveaway... also, be on the lookout for new fall items at all boutiques Nicole's Threads are carried in, and new boutiques being added weekly.. soon Renegade Handmade and Needles and Pens!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

back in action

Just moved to a new house with room for a studio! Also, a few new stores are carrying Nicole's Threads: 

Honeypot - Asheville, NC
the Hodge Podgery - Pittsburgh, PA
the Clothing Line - Burlington, VT
the Bobbin - Burlington, VT

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Star Craft Biz

It's finally here!!! I hope to see you if you're in the area..
It's May 30th and 31st from 11am to 6pm - rain or shine..although I hear it's supposed to be nice out... i'm going to do sun dances.. at Penn's Landing Great Plaza (Walnut St. and Columbus Blvd.)... for directions click here
The first 250 people on both Saturday and Sunday will get a goody bag filled with lots of awesome things... live music will be happening.. including one of my personal favorites - toy soldiers! Lauren Fleming included my top in the city paper aritcal - check it out here! I'm going to have lots of new shirts, button earrings, wristlets, headbands and a few pieces of stoneware jewelry. Have a great weekend. P.S. Mention this blog entry and receive 10% off!

Friday, May 22, 2009

First Monthly Giveaway! Wristcuff

I'm starting my first monthly giveaway, I'll pick a winner out of a hat on May 29th and mail you your wristcuff. To enter the contest, visit my etsy shop and leave a comment telling which item you like best and what you would like to see more of! Post this on your twitter account, facebook, or myspace to earn one extra entry and then post another comment letting me know you did so. The giveaway will be for the blue wristcuff in the photo... good luck!! :o)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Festival Time

This time of year always gets me. There's always 500 things going on in one weekend that I want to attend, and just can't seem to get to nearly enough. I've also been biting off more than I can chew.. sometimes I wonder whether it would be easier to play music or make clothing and just not do both, but I have too much fun running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
This week, i've been gearing up for the art star craft bazaar, sewing tops for Mew Gallery, and trying to pack for Vermont. I also listed a bunch of stuff on my mom's etsy page.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

25% off moving sale

I'm having a 25% off moving sale until May 13th. Everything in my etsy store will be on sale until then! I just got back from Vermont, where I played the Skinny Pancake and went to visit Johnson, Vermont. It's an awesome town!! The countdown is on.. 4 weeks until I move! P.S. Since my camera broke I had to resort to a photo where we went blueberry picking in July. I can't wait to go again. I can't believe it's almost July again... where does the time go?! I'm getting all ready for the art star craft show.. I hope to see you all there! Also, I dropped off a bunch of button earrings at the Green Closet in Winooski, VT, along with a new design of stoneware earrings I've been working on.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

electronic appliance madness

They're all broke except for my computer, sorry about not listing anything new on etsy for a while. I have to get a hold of my mom's camera.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I left my computer in Asheville!

Ahhh! I'll be getting it back tomorrow. Luckily, my head is attached or it would have been gone a long time ago. On top of it all, my sewing machine and camera all broke the same week.. so I have just been renewing items on etsy and using my old crappy sewing machine.

After the tour, i'm gearing up to move... many yard sales are in the works, along with finishing the last few shows i'll be playing in PA...for the time being, I'm sure i'll be back to play more in no time. Tonight is a very important show.. it's near and dear to my heart and I hope if you are around the NEPA area you will be there. I'm sure you've already heard of it.. but for those of you who haven't.. it's Concert for Karen. This is a very important year for it, as it is the 10th anniversary.. please come show your support! It's at the Woodlands tonight and starts at 6pm.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Back from Vermont...Winter SALE!

Before I get into anything, I just want to say that I'm having an end of season sale.. $15 off any top with sleeves!

I'm back from our little tour in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. I have to say the whole time was a blast but I especially loved Keene, being that I had never been to New Hampshire. I couldn't have asked for a better, more attentive and fun audience... the people who run the Starving Artist are wonderful! The art there was really amazing and colorful. It was all of the colors that I tend to decorate with.. I wanted to bring it all home with me!

On another note, I just updated my etsy store with a top and just got supplies to make more button earrings! I also found out that I'll be sharing a table at Art Star Craft Bazaar with Kate from Flederhaus. I was really excited to receive her e-mail and find out that she was the gal with the awesome peace flags last year. Art Star Craft Bazaar will be held on May 30th and 31st from 11-6 at Penns Landing's Great Plaza. I went last year, despite losing my wallet, after accidently eating coconut ice cream (i'm allergic... to everything), it was AWESOME!

I have been taking a pottery class with my awesome mom, freaky lyn, who is a great potter despite her modest view that half of the things she makes aren't good enough to sell (which decorates where ever I live well). I'm hoping to start selling some of the jewelry soon... Also, I have been working on a 'hipster'. I hope no one has taken that name! I made myself one as a waitress. It's basically a big pouch with a loop on the back to attach it to your belt. I'll hopefully be adding those this weekend to the etsy shop....

Also, look soon for a giveaway/contest!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why am I so bad at blogging?

Terrible.. I read other blogs all of the time, every day...thinking to myself, 'oh I should really post a blog today.' I'm going to make an effort to blog more!
A while back, my uncle purchased for me, it was before I knew much of etsy and was still selling on E-bay. If I ever learn how to build a website, you may see something there but as for now.. has launched but it just forwards you to my etsy site.

I've added a new item to my etsy shop: Reusable Coffee Sleeves.. They're really fun to make and go right along with the rest of my patchwork line.

Monday, March 9, 2009

new! the scrap skirt!

I'm the biggest bag ladies of all bag ladies, I think. I can't throw these fabric scraps away. They're taking over my life! I found a fun way to put them to good use: The scrap skirt! Now available at Art Star in Philly and recently updated on my Etsy site!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

art show friday! the bog thursday

i'll be playing this thursday for the fixture series at the bog in scranton along with bob aluni and charles havira... hope you stop out... also i'm having my first official art show at green being for first friday in scranton!


Monday, January 19, 2009

booking another tour...

I'm going on tour again..a shorter one this time... with Charles Davis and we could use some help booking shows if you know of any places near these cities... We're looking for places with a built in audience or house shows...Also looking for a date on March 30th in or near Vermont.
10 - Philadelphia
11 - Baltimore
12 - Roanoke/ Charlottesville
13 - Boone/ Winston
14 - Ashville
15 - Athens
16 - Atlanta
17 - Nashville
18 - Louisville
19 - Lexington
20 - Pittsburgh

if anyone could help, that would be great! my e-mail is

Monday, January 12, 2009

Crafters with Carpal Tunnel

I do a lot of repetitive motions with crafting, painting, playing guitar, etc.. I noticed when I was cutting squares for patchwork things my hand started getting a weird nerve shooting through my hand. I looked it up and it looks like there are many crafters with carpal tunnel. I found this article useful, I think i'm going to the local health food store tomorrow to get some B vitamins. Has anyone had a problem with tendonitis and tried B vitamins? Here's the link to the article if you're interested

I started a new etsy shop with only vintage items, view it here if you're wondering where all of the Nicole's Threads vintage items went....they went to Granny's Threads!

Friday, January 9, 2009

honey heals all wounds!

I burnt the roof of my mouth. It's so annoying. I looked up some folk remedies and one was to put honey on the roof of your mouth and not eat anything for three hours. I'm about one hour into it and it's definitely soothing!

On another note.. I just found this DIY screen printing tutorial that seems very resourceful!

I'm going to be shipping out items to Young Blood Boutique & Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow so if you are near there, check next week for some cute shirts!

Also, myself and Becky Lee of Pigeons In The Attic are revamping the Philly Etsy Team's Myspace. Be our friend here!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Concert for Karen - Please Read!

This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, it was started 10 years ago after my Aunt Karen passed away from Leukemia. My Grandmother was looking so much forward to helping raise money for research for this cause and has since past and will not be there. Please, if you are my friend, if you care, if you have ever had a loved one pass or survive, if you are broke, if you have lots of money, the least you could do is repost this. The most you could do is donate to the Leukemia Society. This information has been sent to me from Alan Stout who donates so much time to put the concert together every year. I'll be playing and I hope to see you there!

Well, it's been about eight months since you've heard about CFC, but it's back ... "Concert For A Cause 7: A Concert For Karen" will take place on April 22 at The Woodlands. Check out the CFC 7 MySpace page for complete details on the show, the complete lineup of bands, updated blogs on the show's history and hundreds of photos of past CFC events.
It's at: http://www. concertforacausenepa. com

You can also check out the story about CFC 7 from the current issue of The Weekender at:

theweekender. com/music/CFC_7_set_for_April_22_music_on_the_menu_01-06-200

Save the date and help spread the word. This is going to be a great night of music for a great cause. And thanks for all of the great support over the years.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I stayed up late last night making a treasury and then walked away and missed my chance to get it, so i'll post some of my favorites here:

Business has drastically slowed after Christmas on Etsy and Earth and Wears. I'm looking into new advertising for my Etsy site and looking into building my own website. My uncle reserved for me a few years ago and I haven't done anything with it...that's something I'm planning on for this year.. along with more collaborations. I'm really looking forward to the art show at green being, i've been painting my butt off while sitting at earth and wears. What things are you going to be working on for New Years? Where do you advertise online?