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Lovin' from the NYT...

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Woowhee! Check out this super article from Brooke Hodge about shopSCAD in The New York Times today! Amy kindly shared our story with the writer and once again shared the limelight of shopSCAD glory with me...and she needn't! She has taken the shop to an entirely new level of awesome-ness since I was there! (Speaking of which...a print catalog that is so fabulous it blows my mind is under construction as I write this-consider yourself warned!) Unfortunately, Amy's last name was misspelled a-gain. {New note: it has been corrected!} Its Amy Zurcher..."enterprising retail director" eXtraOrdinaiRe!!  Soon to be a household name so's you better get it right! xo 

Beauty Everyday!

"artists", "blogs", "ceramics", "etsy", "press clippings"Katie Runnels2 Comments
I'm getting pretty cheeky over all the generous kudos recently from my favorite artists and bloggers! Today it is a huge compliment to be kindly featured by the talented Kristen Bach (whose InCrediBle home I completely covet-remember it on D*S??) at Beauty Everyday...see here. Thank you, Kristen!! xoxo
Beauty Everyday is brought to you by the group of talented artists, including Kristen, and fellow artist magicians at R. Wood Studio...my all-time favorite ceramic studio located in Athens, Ga! Did you know they have any Etsy shop for their other creative endeavors too? The swell bunting pictured above is available there! xoxo

thank you!

"blogs", "brick and mortar", "online shops", "press clippings"Katie Runnels2 Comments
I need to thank my kind friend Barb Blair of Knack Studios for giving me a much-appreciated boost of support on her blog last Friday! Barb is so talented and such a lovely person- I feel so fortunate just to know her! Thank you also to Christy of farouche for her super sweet post yesterday about my work on her blog, Dandy Bread and Candy. I can't tell you how much I appreciate these kind gestures from folks I so admire! xo

Tea and Talk!

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Please visit Melissa Brown's blog, Melissa Loves to view the beautiful post she and Ez of Creature Comforts put together today about my work. Melissa and Ez have been a constant source of support and encouragement since the day we each met, through Etsy or FLickr I think, about a year ago! Thank you both so very much! I had fun with the interview and your kind comments have lifted my spirits through the roof! xoxo

Daily Candy!

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My Branch and Bird Yarn Wreath made today's edition of Daily Candy Everywhere featuring Poppytalk's Handmade Market! Woohoo! However, I took that wreath to ShopSCAD last week! If you are interested in purchasing it- please call them at 912.525.5180. I have uploaded three new wreaths onto my Etsy site- and will upload them to Poppytalk as soon as it lets me! I think it must have hit a Daily Candy overload!! *Yes-just received word from Jan at Poppytalk that their server was blasted from more than 30,000 hits this morning-way more than expected-but they are working to repair it asap! Yay-Thank you, Daily Candy readers!!

Skinny Laminx

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I had an OMG! moment today when I clicked on the blog link on a comment I received here yesterday! It was from Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx! I am a big fan of her work and was elated to find out she writes a column for Elle Decoration's Blog! She is extremely kind in extending credit to me for introducing her to the work of Thomas Wold! She didn't need to-but boy am I tickled pink that she did! I have had a crush on Elle Decoration since college. I even sent them a bunch of handbags I made in my early twenties-which they politely sent back with a gracious letter that I still keep in a scrapbook somewhere! Thank you, Heather! Visit her blog today to see a great coverlet she made!
Read Heather's article here!
Visit her Etsy shop Skinny Laminx here!


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Thank you to my new friend SuzANNE of the wonderful blog:S.HOPtalk for her post about my new work! We met on Flickr as mutual admirers of each others work. If you have yet to fully discover Flickr - and you are an eye-candy addict like myself- get ready for some serious carpal tunnel and eye strain! If you click on a member's profile-you will find leads to other interesting people in their contacts list. There is sooo much goodness to peruse- consider yourself warned!

Holy Moly!

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I almost fell off my computer stool when I saw that Victoria at SFgirlbybay had mentioned me today! Her blog is one I've been reading for the longest time and I've been fantasizing about getting her attention the entire time! I just cannot believe it! I have been feeling so out of touch and on the verge of giving up lately for a steady paycheck-but thanks to my friends and those in blogland who have been so supportive of me lately- Artsy Mama, Poppytalk, Victoria-and today my friend, Liz Demos from @Home!-I can't help but take this good energy and persevere!!
(BTW- Jackson won First Prize in the First Grade division of the Science Fair-Way to Go, Action Jackson!)

Domino- the Final Frontier

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When Amy Zurcher and I began shopSCAD we faced a lot of naysayers! Everything from the name to our display fixtures were poo-pooed - and loudly! Although, within a few months it was quite exciting and satisfying to see our efforts noticed in national publications. While I am no longer associated with the shop- I still feel as though I have bragging rights- and I want to especially applaud the work Amy has done to take shopSCAD to a new level! ShopSCAD, shopSCAD Atlanta, and shopSCADonline, have been mentioned in all the great magazines such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Country Home, Blueprint, Lucky, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, Cottage Living, and now........Domino! We both love the magazine and Amy couldn't have been more thrilled to meet style editor, Rita Konig! Rita has put together a lovely article that I think captures the old-world glamour and moodiness that we love most about Savannah. I've always thought Domino was the only equivalent we had in the States that compared to my British favorite Elle Decoration. Ok-I'm done buffing my trophy of No Shame. But stay tuned... ShopSCAD is about to undergo some big changes!

Thanks Annie!

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Thank you to Annie from Imogene-the sweet online shop filled with indy art treasures-for selecting my Ms. Virginia Deer as one of her favorites on her blog today! Imogene is having a fantastic sale right now -check it out here. She has some Jill Schwartz pieces on sale! Annie sells her handmade jewelry via Imogene and also has an etsy site called imogeneANDannie and a super vintage bead shop called Vintage Bead Boutique. I am so impressed by it all!