Research Field Trip

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

I went to take pictures of houses for a new design I’ve been working on (which if you follow me on Instagram, you already know about). It was late-August when I went on this field trip and the main reason I finally made it out to another neighborhood was because I was sick to death of wandering around in my own neighborhood. I needed out, so on a whim, I set out to the West Portal station and wandered around from there. It was grey and foggy. It was perfect.

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This was the house I ended up using as my model for the design.

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I knew this house wasn’t the one I wanted to use but I had to take a picture because c’mon look at that color coordination.

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The topiary bushes out front were just what I was looking to add to my design.

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The details on these houses are all a little different and I loved getting to take note of them.

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That garage door, right?

Two Events This Week

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

I can’t believe that October is here already. It’s nuts! My last appearance at the Mission Community Market for 2014 is happening this Thursday, October 9th. The market continues year-round but I’m too much of a wimp to stand out in the cold all winter. Here are the details:

Mission Community Market
21st Street at Bartlett
San Francisco, CA 94110
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND
The Heated will be there October 9th for the last appearance of the season.

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I’ll also be at the Urban Air Market in the Lower Haight this Saturday, October 11th. For once, I’m sharing a booth with someone and we’ve been joking about how luxurious it will be to take a bathroom break. So, come on out and see how happy that makes me. I’ll be in booth 42E, halfway between Fillmore and Steiner on Haight Street.

Urban Air Market
Haight Street, between Fillmore and Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – FREE TO ATTEND

Bay Bridge Dish Towel Ready To Go!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

Sure, there’s a new span of the Bay Bridge that I could be celebrating but personally, my heart belongs to the old span. Part of that is because of the Bay Bridge Lights, which, if you haven’t seen yet, you definitely should. Anyway, on the 4th of July I was out impossibly early on a bike ride and took a few photos of the Bay Bridge that I later used to model for my dish towel. If you want to buy one, do it!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/205584616/flour-sack-dish-towel-bay-bridge-in-grey

Here are images of the new design:

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The Bay Bridge design on a natural flour-sack dish towel.

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The Bay Bridge design on a white flour-sack dish towel.

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Close-up of the Bay Bridge design on a natural flour-sack dish towel.

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Close-up of the Bay Bridge design on a white flour-sack dish towel.

Here’s the image I used as a model. It’s the first time one of the research images I took for a project has any appeal as a photo. That’s largely due to the early morning sun, rather than my skills as a photographer. At any rate, it’s not terrible.bay bridge model photo

Excelsior Art & Music Festival This Sunday

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

Check out the snazzy poster for the event I’m working this Sunday. It’s the 12th annual Excelsior Art & Music Festival. I will be there with dish towels like you wouldn’t believe! Here are the details.

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Come see me at the Excelsior Art & Music Festival which is coinciding with Sunday Streets on September 28th
Excelsior Art & Music Festival
Ocean Avenue and San Juan Avenue (at Mission Street)
San Francisco, CA 94112
Sunday, September 28th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND

Busy Week For The Heated

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

Man, have I got a busy week ahead of me. First of all, you can find me this Thursday at the Mission Community Market. Here are the details:

Mission Community Market
21st Street at Bartlett
San Francisco, CA 94110
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND
The Heated will be there August 21st, September 11th and October 9th only.

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Then, on Saturday, I’ll be participating in the Re:Make Festival (by Brit & Co) on September 13th. Check out who else is gonna be there: makers
Re:Make Festival
Fort Mason
Festival Pavilion
San Francisco, CA 94123
Saturday, September 13th
11:00 am – 6:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND

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Then on Sunday, I’m working one of my favorite events of the year, the Alamo Square Flea Market, which is coinciding with Sunday Streets on September 14th. My booth will be on Fulton Street
Alamo Square Flea Market
Fulton, Scott and Hayes
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sunday, September 14th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND

New Store In The Mission

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

It’s hard to believe The Heated’s dish towels haven’t had an outlet in the Mission for a few years now. Well, I’m back in! Wallflower is located inside another store (the awesome Carousel Consignment) and features vintage and new stuff like clothing, home decor and of course, dish towels! You should definitely check it out. Wallflower is located at 2391 Mission Street (at 20th Street) and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

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Victoria, the proprietor of this fine establishment.

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These awesome embroidered constellations.

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Blurry shot of vintage goods.

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Yeah, I made it to the table.

Events This Week

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

I’ve got two events this week. If you’re around come and check out the Mission Community Market this Thursday or make your way on Saturday to the Rickshaw Bags Headquarters for an SF Etsy Pop-Up. Both will be awesome. Both can be viewed on my events page: EVENTS

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Price Changes Ahead

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

Just a quick heads up, on August 15th dish towel prices will be going up to $14 in my shop, in stores that carry my dish towels and at my craft fairs. That leaves you two days to place an order at the old price so if you were thinking about buying some, now is the time.

 

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Adeerable Trays For Sale

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

Check out what got posted in my online shop late last week. These deer trays stumped for a long time. It’s harder to come up with a deer pun than you might think. At any rate, you can now make one of these your own. There are only three in existence so, you know, don’t wait too long if you want one.

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Beer Is Best

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

This “Beer Is Best” design has been hanging out since last year. I originally released it in red and electric blue and the response was lukewarm. So, I didn’t add it to my line but wasn’t ready to give up on it just yet. When I tried printing it in light arctic blue, suddenly it was getting some attention at my craft fairs. So, at long last, here is my “Beer Is Best” design, ready to go now.

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Beer Is Best AB NAT MED