Monday, June 15, 2009

We're Moving....come check us out!

Exciting news! Sweet & Sour Goodies would like to let you know that we have now launched our brand new website. It's still the same address, but there is a whole new look and feel!!
I've been a little behind in my posts (okay ALOT behind), but for good reason. We needed to recover from Maker Faire, we were launching the new site, and then getting ready for Renegade in L.A. Woohoo!! I'll definitely post some new pictures from our Maker Faire event, so stay tuned.
Also, please visit the new site and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!
:D Kristine

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maker Faire Awesomeness!!

Hey Everyone,
I just arrived back home in San Diego from the Maker Faire and I am exhausted! It was such an amazing event and we met alot of wonderful people. I'll post some photos as soon as I take a nap and get some much needed rest.
In the meantime, check out this link to the CRAFT blog. There's a picture of a Sweet & Sour Goodes lumberjack at the Maker!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Interview with Bazaar Bizarre

Hey Everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I did an interview with Bazaar Bizarre and it's posted on their blog. Click the Bazaar Bizarre link to read all bout it!
Have a great week!
:D Kristine

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maker Faire 2009

I just got the amazing news that Sweet & Sour Goodies will be a vendor at Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire 2009. Maker Faire will be in the Bay area on May 30th- May 31st. This will be a huge 2 day event and I am so excited to be a part of it.

So now the game plan is to sew like crazy and make stuff every moment of the day-well, most of the day. I still need to sleep and hang with the hubs and the pups.
"Yippeee!! Sweet & Sour Goodies is going to Maker Faire!!"
:D Kristine

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plush You 2009

Great News!!
Sweet and Sour Goodies has been selected to take part in this year's Plush You! show at Schmancy in Seattle.
"Plush You! is an annual exhibit that showcases plush creations from artists all over the globe. The first show was held at Schmancy in downtown Seattle in 2005. Since then, Plush You has grown tremendously. With a recent book from F+W Publications, an enormous list of applicants each year, as well as a second, 2008 show scheduled at Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco -- Plush You continues to show the world the impressive and boundless possibilities of plush!"
(from the Plush You! site)
Well, I am super excited to be considered for this event (there are so many innovative and creative plush artists out there-so this is an honor) and it will be my very first gallery showing! Yippee!!
Here are some important dates for you to take note of:
Friday, October 9th Opening at Schmancy, Fancy and Nancy
Saturday, October 10th and 11th Opening at Capital Hill/Faythe Levine
screening of Handmade Nation
A special thank you to Kristen Rask
for this awesome opportunity!!
I better get busy!! So many ideas.....
:D Kristine

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Inspiration from within.....

I've always been quite partial to Gnomes (maybe because I'm small in stature and I find Gnomes to be comforting and relatable). Anyway, I remembered a Halloween photo from two years ago that I thought would be funny to post for this blog entry. You can say that it was my inspiration for this new Gnome Doll.....
This was my costume in 2007.
Nuff said.

Have a Great Week!

:D Kristine

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Gnomes and Lumberjacks!!!

This weekend I've been busy working on some re-orders for some shops and Etsy, making birthday gifts for my adorable niece and nephew, and creating these two new characters:

I've had sketches for these two dolls for a while now, but I never had the time to sit down and make them. I'm pretty pleased with the end result. I just need to make an ax for the lumberjack.

The Gnome and the Lumberjack will be available in my Etsy shop!!

Gnomes $25.00

Lumberjack $25.00
Stay tuned for more new dolls!! And the launch of my new site in May!!
:D Kristine