A Cold, Windy Day for an Art Fair

A Cold, Windy Day for an Art Fair

It was a windy day at the Peoria Heights Art Fair yesterday. Windy, cold, overcast, and decidedly un-lovely weather-wise. That was really unfortunate, both for the artists and the shoppers. At least it didn’t rain. And I have extra love for all the people who were willing to brave the weather, after a week of gorgeous, warm, spring-like weather, to come out and see what everyone has been creating. One of the organizers came around halfway through and told me…

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Peoria Heights Art Fair Tomorrow!

Peoria Heights Art Fair Tomorrow!

I’ve been busy preparing all week for the Peoria Heights Art Fair, and it’s tomorrow! There were will be fine art, jewelry, fine crafts, and food in Tower Park and running down Prospect St. in downtown Peoria Heights from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rumor has it that Anodyne Design will be located on the street near I Know You Like A Book, which is a fabulous little book shop and wine bar. (Seriously, is there a better combination than…

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Action Shots

Action Shots

One of my favorite things about selling online is when my customers tell me what they plan to do with what they’ve bought. Better yet, some of them even send me a photo of their Anodyne Design item in action. I love these photos. They’re so gratifying. Thank you, awesome customers, for sending a little love back to me. On top of the warm fuzzies I get from seeing an action shot, it has recently occurred to me that some…

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Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Festival

The Earth Day Festival was marvelous! Despite the constant threat of rain, there was a steady stream of people the whole day, and the rain politely waited until the very end of the festival before it started. I had a great time meeting new people, seeing some familiar faces, and talking about how Anodyne Design is environmentally friendly. From the Little Hootie Owls, which everyone seemed to love and which are made with felt made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles,…

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Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Events

Just a little reminder: The Earth Day Festival I’ve been talking about all week is TOMORROW. I know, I know, Earth Day was yesterday, but festivals just work better on weekends. And besides, weren’t you all just saying, “Earth Day should be everyday”? I bet you were. So pretend like it’s everyday and come out to the festival tomorrow. It’s rainy and miserable out today, but I have it from a good source (yeah, weather.com) that the rain should let…

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I’ve Been a Busy Bee

I’ve Been a Busy Bee

The Earth Day Festival is coming up this weekend, so I’ve been busy since last weekend preparing. I have been focusing on making environmentally friendly items, and I’m loving how they’re turning out. I have been making tiny pincushions out of bottle caps and felt scraps, and it’s like I’m creating a tiny felt garden! I’ve been saving the bottle caps for awhile… I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to start making these little guys. Also in…

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Owls, Owls, Everywhere!

Owls, Owls, Everywhere!

A new flock of Little Hootie Owls in shades of brown, green, and blue has flown into the Etsy shop. New to the group are the light brown owls, and I think they make a great addition to the more natural looking owl colors. Additionally, you may notice that Anodyne Design is sporting a pretty, owly new logo. Just in case you missed it, here it is: Isn’t is lovely? I thought it was time for Anodyne Design to get…

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Just One Thing…

Just One Thing…

I walked into the fabric store yesterday with the intention of just picking up some purple fabric to complete a custom order. But then, of course, they were having a sale, and there were some great things in the remnants pile, and those little owls were calling my name, and and… And I walked out of the store with a stack of new fabric. When Roo saw me getting ready to take a picture of the pile of fabric, he…

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So Very Cute: Embroidered Buttons

So Very Cute: Embroidered Buttons

I recently received a ridiculously cute set of embroidered buttons from Mollie at Wild Olive. We were partners in the Feeling Stitchy Embroidered Button Swap, and I couldn’t have received a better partner. Seriously, how adorable are these little guys? I love them all, but I definitely think the little sock and the cube are my favorites. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to use them, because I like thinking about how I could use them so much….

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