It’s a Picnic!

Picnic is almost here!  For those of you who know, you know this is one of the most fun arts, crafts and music festivals that Portland has to offer.  For those of you who DON’T know, then you better find out!  Saturday, August 25th brings sunshine (I hope), arts, crafts, and loud noises to Lincoln Park in Portland, ME.  Lincoln Park is right by the courthouse, on the corner of Franklin Arterial and Congress Street.

Once again, Little Eye will join Kate Sullivan-Jones at a fun-filled booth of buttons, bottle caps, metalwork, vintage goodies, screen printed kid’s clothes and canvas totes.  And I’m sure whatever else we can cram in to our luggage as we pack for Picnic!

We know you’ll be there to enjoy the yummy snacks, get some books signed and listen to some music.  Stop by and say “Hi!”

Hopefully I’ll have some pictures of our new products that will be debuting this weekend… we’re busy, busy in the workshop so no promises!!

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Convalescing, Craft Style

Hello everybuggy!  I’ve just started this site to keep y’all up to date on the comings and goings of Little Eye Designs.  We (Kate and I) just finished up PICNIC Music and Arts Festival and as my reward I’m taking the month of September to recline, clean up and regroup.  The ultimate goal is to learn some new skills, see if anything sticks and take pictures all the while.

So far, we’ve learned how to roast coffee and I’ve started pouring soy candles in to mismatched tea cups and shot glasses.  Pretty good!  Next up:  basket weaving, baking and t-shirt quilts.

In the meantime, why don’t you let your mind be blown by what I saw today?

Go Here and Drool

There are about a hundred things on this website I wish a) were still made today b) were semi-normal to wear in public.  Not that I would let that stop me.  The jacket shown is by a designer, Fortuny, whose estate’s website is www.fortuny.com and totally Italian and totally inspiring.  In addition to making beautiful velvety clothes he was a renaissance man, photographer, and even made his own photographic paper.  My kind of guy.