Tuesday, August 6, 2013

You've Got the "Power"

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Check out the logo design I was asked to do for Florida Energy Choice, a start-up company hoping to bring competition to the energy market in Florida.

I love working with companies that have a great cause behind them! I encourage everyone to check out the energy options in your state.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Bang!Boom!CRAFT! ... and RAIN!

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Despite the record amount of rainfall last Sunday, the beginning of Bang!Boom!CRAFT!, which was organized by Nice Things Handmade, was fantastic! With a cool summer breeze and turn out of over 5,000 people it was a great way to start a show.

Unfortunately, the rain sent everyone packing around 2:30 and didn't let up the rest of the day. I managed to transport almost everything safely and only lost a couple product packing pieces to the downpour.

I loved being able to set up at a craft fair so close to home and can't wait for the next event off Passyunk Ave!

Thursday, June 27, 2013


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Just a few more changes to make before I get it printed. The final piece will be a tri-fold on 11x17 paper, so much easier to read and follow along :) Super excited about how this project is turning out for the Map Making Skillshare class with Anne Ditmeyer.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

World's End State Park

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Just a few of the pictures I took on our trip to World's End State Park in Forksville, Pa. It was one of the most beautiful parks we've camped in and I definitely plan on returning to finish up more trails.

Forksville General Store, this was one of the only stores / restaurants in the area we were staying. They saved us when we were ready for some fresh coffee pot coffee!

Becky's Ice Cream was definitely worth the drive to the town over. 

The view from our tent in the morning and our dinner of veggie and chicken kabobs, bacon wrapped asparagus, beans, and baked potatoes! We were taco free for 3 days, possibly a record :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

30th St Craft Market

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It was beautiful all day Saturday at the Porch at 30th St.

It was a really unique spot to set up, and overall, I had a great first craft show experience!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The City as an Egg

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I recently signed up for a map-making class on Skillshare, which has resulted in some seriously intensive internet searching on unusual maps.

Here are some examples, that I found rather interesting.


There are so many ways to approach map making. I really like how different they all are. My favorite ended up being Cedric Price's simplified map of the City as an Egg.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Story of a Family Who Lost Everything

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If you know me, you know I have been excitedly waiting for the return of Arrested Development, which premiered on Sunday.

I also was super excited to have my Secular themed love card been featured in by Etsy in the "Top 15 Arrested Development Etsy Finds".

This Tobias-themed mug, made by A Bird in the Hand, is probably my favorite from the list of goods...although it is hard to pick just one.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Flea Market Vendors Wanted!

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My street in South Philadelphia is holding a Flea Market on June 8th. Please let me know if you or anyone you know is interested in vending. The fee is $10 and you must provide your own table. The fee will go toward helping maintain Palone Park. Contact me at alyse@madebyalyse.com 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Feature on Handmade Philly

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I am super excited to have been featured on Handmade Philly :)


Monday, May 6, 2013

30th Street Craft Market

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I will be showing at 30th St Craft Market on June 15, from 10-4. I am so excited! I have been working a lot of new pieces, including DIY iPhone cases and an Arrested Development greeting card series.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Brief Interview for the Examiner

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Check out this Philly crafting article on The Examiner featuring work and words of wisdom from me :)

It features the calendar I made for this year with the Philly Skyline.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shop & Craft Fair & More

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I applied to my first craft show and if I get in, I will be sharing a table with Ann from Top Stitch Design at 30th Street Station Craft Market presented by Vix Emporium.

I am super excited and also scrambling to get everything together in case we get in. I have been busy this week, ordered business cards, stickers, new materials for products, as well as added about 10 new items to my shop.

All this activity is exciting! Here are a just a few new items from my shop.


As you can see, my interests have taken me every which way in jewelry and creating designs for print. I love being able to explore all different types of crafting and then sharing it! 

Aside from working in the studio, I have been drawing up plans for our outdoor patio! This weather is perfect and I can't wait for Alex to get back so we can take full advantage of our new home :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tulum, Quintana Roo and Chitzen Itza, Yucatan

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Ik Kil Cenote, which was right outside of the Chitzen Itza ruins. Some swimming and jumping occurred.

Chichen Itza ruins, which were about a two hour drive from our hut in Tulum.

I don't know what these are, but I couldn't help myself.

The beach of Tulum.

The Tulum Ruins, which were overrun by....

these little guys.

The ruins of Limon, which were basically in someone's front yard in the small village of Limon.

This little guy was hanging out in Bacalar at the lagoon where we ate lunch.

Things We Saw

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Our trip began in Mexico City and here were some photos taken with our Nikon D-60 camera. It was an amazing city with even more amazing food. Tacos on every corner.

The above pictures were taken in Chapultepec Park and Chapultepec Castle

Restaurante Los Manantiales in Xochimilco by architect, Felix Candela. 

The floating gardens of Xochimilco, for a day filled with boats, cerveza, mariachi bands, and of course tacos.

The Frida Kahlo house, which we didn't actually go inside, but we did explore the San Angel neighborhood, which was beautiful.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tulum ruins

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