Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday in the city

We will be participating in a few stellar Holiday craft shows this month. Get your holiday shopping done the crafty way starting this weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Are you taking part in all the Printmaking goodness happening in the city? We are on day two of Printopolis, Open Studio's International Symposium on Printmaking. There are all sorts of print shows, talks and workshops across the city, take a peek at the Printopolis website for more info.
There's some pretty spectacular programming. If you get a chance, we would recommend you take a trip up to York U's Gales Gallery, to see Printapalooza! A show of former York print program students including us! We're really excited to be back in our old stomping grounds. We got real nostalgic on the 1.5 hr commute up. The opening is on the 28th, we'll see you there.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Plush You! Seattle

If you happen to be out in Seattle, you should stop by Shmancy, Nancy and Fancy (on 2nd) for this year's Plush You! show. The opening was on the 8th (sorry about that) but the show is on for the next month.
More details on the Shmancy website and some photos of amazing plushiness on Kristen's flickr.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Queen West Art Crawl

We had a great weekend in Trinity Bellwoods Park, as part of the Queen West Art Crawl.

Our friend Takashi was in the show too!

We were lucky enough to trade for one of these little automobiles.

This show actually marked the one year anniversary of Beside Herself. Woo! Happy Birthday to us.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Absolut Summer

If the posts have been sparse this summer, it's definitely not for lack of activity over here. In fact, busier than ever, we've been working away on a super top secret project. We were hired by Absolut Vodka to create and art installation that we had the delight to put in the spotlight last Thursday Sept. 9th at a Tiff kickoff party: Absolut St. Art. It was a challenge, but it was wonderfully rewarding to see it all come together. We're working on a real gallery of photos to share with you, but in the meantime, here are some photos of the night taken with the disposable camera invites.

They made a drink inspired by us! This is how you make it:

It was elegant and amazing... raspberry!

It was sad to take it all down at the end of the night...

To see a more photos from the night check out the Absolut facebook album.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Plush you video

Check out this sweet little video of the Plush You show.

...wish we could have made it!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Plush You L.A.

We've had such a busy summer we forgot to mention that we are a part of a great show down in sunny L.A.! The show is organized by Seattle's Schamncy and is taking place at Munky King.

If you happen to be down there be sure to check it out (and send us pictures!). All the details are here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WORN fashion journal

Did you happen to pick up the latest issue of Worn?

If you have, then you might have come across this delightful spread,

It includes a piece by us, inspired by Mr. Don Cherry's wardrobe.
It was a fun challenge to play with an icon such as Don. We hope he likes it.

Here is our original piece

Thanks to Hillary for inviting us to participate. We *heart* WORN

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Why ... hello

Long overdue shop update today.
New cat card and doily sets for one and all. See a familiar face here and see doily goodness here.
Smammich not included.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Trunk show amazingness!

Here are some over-due photos of the Yard sale trunk show. We had an amazing time and got all kinds of fantastic goodies, which will get a post all on their own. We *heart* the Workroom. Oh, and as always, take a look at Karyn's fantastic flikr set here.

The workroom!

All kinds of bright things going on

We brought along our new scarves, new doilies and even some rummage.

Lovely Lee Meszaros of Merit Badge fame!

Delicious snacks. yum.

We fell in love with these itty bitty chalkboard signs by Killside Krafts. Friggin' adorable.

We got all sorts of amazing rummage back here.

mmmm... vintage goodness

There was a great photo booth out back, see all the great photos here.

In particular, you gotta see this cute photo.

Amazing lamp in the Workroom bathroom.