Sunday, November 28, 2010

1-2-3

A few VERY  exciting things for today

1) I got a last minute spot in the Bazaar Bizarre Boston Winter Craft Fair!!!! It's one of the most popular craft shows in the country and I'm so lucky to have gotten in last minute! It's going to be held on Dec 5th from 12pm-7pm at the BCA Cyclorama at 539 Tremont Street in Boston, MA in case anyone is reading this from the Boston Area.


2) If you haven't taken a peak already, FREE SHIPPING on every item in my shop until November 30th. Click here to check out some great holiday gift items.

3. Now that Etsy has graced us with the use of COUPON CODES (!) I will be revealing a new coupon code for The Morose Bee's Etsy shop each month on either this blog, twitter or The Morose Bee facebook page. The first one will be announced Dec 1st!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Unload

This year for Thanksgiving, I met with my family in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. At first I thought it was exciting and thought it was an interesting place and, well, it really is, but there was certainly overwhelming feature about the whole place.

When you think about it, a colonial themed park basically turns this:

Into this:


I'm proud to be an American, but there are undeniable embarrassing aspects of our history. I took several pictures during the trip, but I accidentally deleted most of them when my memory card started acting up.

Spending time with family can be so exhausting, but big trips always seem to give me lots of time to think. After Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky posted her 23 before 24 list, I was really attracted to the of doing a 21 before 22. We're getting close to the end of the year and I like the idea of of resolutions with a definite time span. So here's my little list that I wrote at the airport in Virginia. 

21 before 22
1. take a real pottery class
2. try new foods and recipes
3. cook at least 5 meals a week
4. keep myself from chopping all of my hair off
5. get a new tattoo
6. become a derby ready skater
7. make the morose bee my full time gig
8. get more blog followers
9. take a trip to a new place
10. exercise semi-regularly
11. finally get all my old photos in a scrapbook
12. complete a 20 piece portfolio
13. actually watch the dvd's on my Netflix que
14. read at least 20 books
15. get Denny to like me
16. become a better violinist
17. stop eating things with high fructose corn syrup
18. start an apartment garden
19. make rent each month without a full on panic attack
20. do more craft shows
21. reduce the clutter in my apartment

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from The Morose Bee and DENNY CRANE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Internet Inspiration- Moxy Creative House

I love the simplistic styling of Moxy Creative House. There are so many iconic elements of pop culture that such a simplistic design is so powerful.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Weekly Wishlist- Little Red Riding Hood



This looks amazing, but I can see how it would easily get very cheesy. I'm going to keep my hopes up for this movie and geek out on some awesome Red Riding Hood garb from Etsy.

etsy seller: emandsprout

etsy seller: GypsyWarriorBrand

etsy seller: bayousalvage

etsy seller: PersephonePlus

etsy seller: papernoodle

etsy seller: talk2thetrees

etsy seller: zatsuyo

etsy seller: DeriDolls

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Milk

I feel the sudden urge to move back to South Florida where it's considered acceptable to go around in public in nothing but a bathing suit since discovering Black Milk. If it weren't for the price tag I would go around with Dark Side of the Vador and damn the New England winter.








Saturday, November 20, 2010

Craft Commandments

Amy Sedaris, hostess queen supreme, has a new book out and has been all about town promoting it and I couldn't help but catch wind of her fabulous-ity.....ness.

Here are Amy's Craft Commandments:

 The Ten Commandments of Crafting
I. Remember the crafting day, to keep it hobby.
II. Thou shalt not attempt crafting beyond thy intellectual capacity — a nitwit can't knit.
III. Thou shalt not craft graven images of thy neighbor's wife.
IV. Thou shalt remember to replace the glue cap so the top of the bottle doesn't dry out and then thou hast to get a pin to poke a hole but the glue never really flows as well as it did before.
V. Thou shalt not fill envelopes with glitter and confetti and send them in the mail.
VI. Thou shalt remember that popsicle stick crafts only have the illusion of being structurally sound.
VII. Thou shalt not force a mollusk out of its shell by boiling it alive but rather coax it out with a fork when making a shell necklace.
VII. This craft book, which towers above all other craft books, is a jealous craft book. Thou shalt have no other craft books before it.
IX. Remember to honor thy crafting and pastimes for they are a great way to get your mind off all the damage thy parents did. 
X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's crafts, even though those crafts look like they are supposed to, and thouist crafts resemble a random pile of yarn.

You can check out some of her work on Amazon.com, this Etsy Article, or just check out this interview about her new book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.


Friday, November 19, 2010

New Items- Ornaments!

The Morose Bee ornaments are now up for sale! I have a few posted already and more to come. It's exciting to do something other than jewelry for once. Check them out in my shop!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Wishlist- Alice

I watched a version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland simply titled Alice or Něco z Alenky in Czech. Aesthetically, the film is quite interesting...err... if you like foreign films that are creepy as hell.

First there is this creepy little chick who has no real lines in the movie. Just being creepy really well.

 Then there's the mouse that nails a camp fire into her head.

Then there's the white taxidermy rabbit who slices himself open and bleeds and re eats sawdust throughout the film. 



Then Alice turns into Chuckie's mistress every time she shrinks

And she keeps sticking her finger in strange colored jellies.....yeahh.....WTF

While this film throughly creeped me out and caused me to turn it off and watch a surprisingly less creepy Walking Dead instead, it got me thinking about how much this Lewis Carroll tale has influenced popular culture globally. It's a story almost everyone knows even vaguely and there are certainly versions that are more loved than others. It's amazing how an inanimate object like a watch or a playing card can have an entire assumed narrative from one story.

My weekly favs for the Wishlist are items that aren't Alice in Wonderland themed, but are still very much Alice.

etsy seller: yalipaz

etsy seller: IsabellePineau

etsy seller: TemporalFlux

etsy seller: Tanithsoddsandends


etsy seller: Cajsita

etsy seller: NeverlandJewelry

etsy seller: revolt70

etsy seller: GwenDelicious

etsy seller: lovemexleaveme

etsy seller: cartbeforethehorse