Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Especially when they are yours. Well, I actually share this little guy with the rest of the fam, but sometimes I pretend that he is all mine. He puts up with my moods and plays along when I want to have a photo shoot. Ok, he is not really a puppy any more but that is fine with me. :)
Things to come:
Estate sale goodies
Tutorial on building your own jewelry displays for art shows
Are you excited?
P.S. I ate a whole box of Kraft Mac & Cheese for dinner last night-complete with a half of stick of REAL butter. I do not recommend this as it seems like such a good idea to start with-then-not so much.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
May the green beer go down easy and you don't get pinched!
Top left to right:
1. St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Toppers by VintagePaperParade
2. The Emerald Isle by thatjewelrygirl
3. Vintage 70's green maxi dress by Moonthong
Bottom left to right:
4. Green Clover Necklace by ShihoYamashita
5. Ireland handspun shetland farm wool by cosymakes
6. Eirinn Go Brach - St. Patrick's Day Postcards (Set of 10) by pinksnail
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here are a few more pieces I have been working on. You will find these and more like them in my booth at the Druid City Arts Festival on March 27th! Please be sure to stop by!
Remember that most of my pieces are one of a kind, but I am happy to try and re-create or collaborate with you if you see something that catches your eye!
Totally loving this dress. Classic shape with a modern twist and an over sized chevron pattern. I could see this with black gladiator sandals at the beach or some rockin' heels for a night on the town. I will take one please, thanks.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Happy Monday! I hope yall had a lovely weekend!
The weather 'round here has been less than pleasant lately and has me itching to visit somewhere tropical. Seriously March-do you want to play Winter with your cold winds and dreary skies or do you want to play nice and bring on Spring so I don't look silly wearing 13 layers of bright colors just to keep warm? I am going to need you to pull through on this one.
While I wait for March to decide-I will be heading to Target tonight to pick up some wonderful spring inspired pieces from Liberty of London, who debuted their collaboration with Target on March 14th.
I have heard most items have already sold out! Better hurry and get to your local Tar-jay to see what is left!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
And thank god for that! Here's to a peek of sunshine in what is supposed to be a rainy weekend.
P.S. Shot this picture from my iPhone using an AWESOME new app-ShakeIt Photo. It takes pics and turns them into Polaroids right on your screen! You have to "shake it like a Polaroid picture" first to see the image. Seriously worth every penny of the 99 cents I paid for it.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Yippee! Just got the word that I will have a booth at the Druid City Art Festival! The festival is endorsed by the State of Alabama Board of Tourism and sponsored in part by the City of Tuscaloosa and Creative Campus of the University of Alabama. It will be Saturday, March 27th in the City Fest Parking Lot (downtown next to RBC Bank and Temerson Square) and best of all...FREE ADMISSION! Of course you are more than welcome to purchase tickets to the "After Party" sponsored by the local bars in the area to hear more great music!
The festival will feature local and regional musicians and artists as well have have activities for children and some yummy goodies. Hopefully the weather will be as nice as it is here today so everyone can enjoy a lovely Spring day outside supporting a really great initiative. All proceeds from DCAF will go to support the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa’s Grant program! I hope to see all of you there!
You can join the Druid City Art Festival Facebook Page to get updates on the festival or you can go to the Creative Campus website to learn more.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I recently donated this sweet little number to the Mitchell's Place Junior Council's "Pre-Oscar Party" Silent Auction. This is such a great organization made up of young professionals in their 20's and 30's whose goal is to increase the awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder and provide support for Mitchell's Place within the Birmingham, AL community.
This is the second annual "Pre-Oscar Party" and with a Vintage Hollywood Cocktail theme, how can you not have fun raising money for a great cause!
It is such a cold and rainy day here that it took all the strength I could muster to get out of bed this morning. If only rainy days at my house looked as beautiful as New England.
It is days like today that I wish I could stay home and craft all day in my sweats. In fact I think when I get home from the 9-5, that is exactly what I will do! Well that and upload some new product photos on my computer to submit for an art show coming up here in my hometown...
Art show you say? I see that I have intrigued you. More details to come on this later...
Monday, March 1, 2010
My name is Katie McAllister, affectionately known to my friends and family as “Katie Mac”. I was born, raised... and I am still living in Sweet Home Alabama. Coming from a musician/photographer father and a mother who is a folk artist, I have always been creating things. I remember telling people when they asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up that I "just wanted to do something with color".
After taking EVERY art class I could in high school, I enrolled in the University of Alabama where I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. After slaving away at my 9-5 (gotta pay them bills...), I spend my nights and weekends enthralled in the creative side of life.
I enjoy "piddling" around my house, decorating and re-decorating. I LOVE the DIY mentality and have been know---more often than not---to say "I can totally make that". And I usually do. I am obsessed with great packaging, simple graphics and anything antique. I love making things for my family and friends to enjoy/wear/use.
I dabble in everything from screen-printing, painting, sewing, and most recently jewelry making.
Also, I love Mexican food and I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. Fo Sho.
Welcome to my blog!
As I dive head first into blogging for the second time, I sometimes wonder... "What am I getting myself into?" I started a blog about 2 years ago entitled "Navy & Gray". Being that those were my two favorite colors at the time I thought it would be a great name! Turns out I was just getting my little feet wet in the blogging world. After about a year I decided to take a sabbatical from blogging to find my blog "voice"-if you will. Let's just say-I think I have found it.
With that said, I welcome you. Here you will find out what goes on inside my crafty/ADD/Diet Coke addicted head. Follow me through my journey in life filled with beautiful things and handmade goodness and doing what I love.
I am so inspired by all the wonderful, talented bloggers out there and hope that I might offer some inspiration to some of you.
P.S. Please bear with me. Some formatting and colors are subject to change while I work on getting this little guy looking the way I want.