Thursday, September 25, 2008


I am bursting with excitement to announce that I will be teaching a "Regalo Per Me" as part of the the 2009 ZNE ConvenZioNE in gorgeous Pleasanton, California!!!

"Regalo Per Me" classes take place during Art, Paperie, and Pleasantries, May 2 and 3, 2009 - at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. They are open to the public and cost only $15 a session! If you are a ZNE ConvenZioNE registrant you can take this, or any "Regalo Per Me" class for free with additional "Regalo Per Me" classes for only $10 each!!!

I am so honored to join some of the other fantastic make "Regalo Per Me" Instructors like the awesome Sadie Lou, Donna Cook, Ann Denise Anderson, among so many talented others!

In addition to the teaching, I will also have a vendor table at the event where an assortment of handmade Polka Dot Pixie concoctions will be available for sale. I plan to have all kinds of promotions going on for this event!

And your jaw will drop when you find out who the other full and 1/2 day class instructors are. Too much talent to fit onto this page!!! Go check it out!!!!

Here's more info about the event from the ZNE Scene Blog:

ZNE ConvenZioNE registration is NOW OPEN, and class registration begins on November 1.

Registration includes full and half day classes with world renowned art instructors, 3 evening entertainment events, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, a sneak preview and discount at our vendor fair, and much much more.

I plan to post more about this event in the upcoming months. In the meanwhile, please go check out the ZNE website. Lots of cool stuff there!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Quick Announcement

My sweet friend and Spooky Time Jingles creator Dani Nelson will be interviewed on the Block Head Rod Internet Radio Show tomorrow (September 23) at 1pm EST (that's 10am for those of us in the Pacific area). If you miss the show you can listen to the archived show later on, but if you have the time, check it out. Dani will be chatting about her artistic endeavors and there will be prizes!!!!

You can listen to the show here......

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kitschy Kitchen tour

Wanted to show you around my tiny kitschy kitchen...

When we purchased this place a couple of years back, the cabinets were a depressing muddy brown and the counter tops a faux peeling butcher block. I painted both with a low VOC paint to freshen them up until we can afford to replace them. The vintage stove you see above is from the 1920's. I use the burners but not the oven (it's non insulated), thus the counter top oven pictured to the right. The pom pom trimmed gingham curtain hides an ugly microwave, circa 1983...

The Humpty Dumpty cookie jar was a Christmas gift from my husband. The record player is perfect for playing Fats Waller tunes to stir spaghetti sauce to! The fruity cake tin was a Rose Bowl flea market find. Only $9!!!

Found the miniature replica stove at this flea market last Fall. The veggie head potholders, funny head cookie jar and anthropomorphic postcards were eBay finds. The vintage egg carton is from the super sweet Lil Melfie. (see the other cool stuff she got me here... I use all of it!!!) I was lucky enough to have been her partner in a Vintage Kitchen Swap.

Legend has it that the swinging door (which leads to the laundry room seen here) once hung in a Hollywood Restaurant that was frequented by Humphrey Bogart. I am not sure if its true, but I like telling the story to our guests anyway! Lends the joint a little romance, me thinks :-)

I covet anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers and condiment containers. Those angry grapefruits are my favorite, and have inspired many a not so happy Polka Dot Pixie guy.. Most of these were found in antique stores or on eBay. I made the pumpkin couple out of polymer clay a few years back.

If you can see the old fridge in the corner.. we found it in the yard of an antique shop, all battered and worn. A trip to a local automotive painter gave it new cheery lease on life. It works, but not well, so it stores dry doggy treats instead of people food. Behind the vintage tablecloth/curtain is a very messy desk, complete with fax machine, computer, printer and scanner. If we ever can afford it, I'd like to bump out that wall a bit to create a cozy breakfast nook like this one...

A closer view of my kitschy bluebird collection, all from eBay (except for the canary S &P which I found here). The milk glass cake plate was a thrift store find :-)

Hope you enjoyed the little tour! This kitchen redo was definitely done on a budget, and often we chose form over function when it came to things like appliances (see inefficient stove). But I am very happy cooking in this little space. Wish I could have you over for pie!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Spookytime Jingles Site is up!!! :-)

Despite a small technical glitch last night, the SPookytime Jingles Pages are up and functioning thanks to Dani and her team! Polka Dot Pixie Stuff is available here and here!! :-)

Thanks for your patience! :-)

Friday, September 12, 2008

And Premiering Tommorrow at Spookytime Jingles!!!!

Pumpkins and Kitties here....

Santas and Snowpixies here...

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Coming Soon to PFATT Marketplace near you.....

Available here at midnight tonight :-) Blog readers get free shipping!! :-)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Spooky Trade!

Dani of Ambitions Designs recently concocted the spooky idea of hosting a Tombstone Trade to help usher in the spookiest of all seasons....

I was fortunate enough to be paired with the Marvelous Marie of Marie Patterson Studios. It just doesn't get better than this......

and this...

and this!!!!!
I love it!!! If you love Marie's work be sure to stop by her Etsy shop, or her page on Spooky Time Jingles! :-)

Below is the Creepy Creation I crafted for Marie....

The Polka Dot Pixie just can't seem to get out of Circus/Party Mode this year. Hop on over to my Flickr Page to sneak a peek at some new Halloween Pixies emerging from the studio...

See you there!