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2011 Calendar

January 7, 2011

Hello! Happy 2011. Our team collaborated and created a new calendar again this year. Available for FREE download here. Enjoy!

Living in 100 square feet

August 16, 2010

I was very impressed when I saw this video from Tumbleweed Houses. According to the website, this company has received a lot of media coverage, but I managed to miss it.

Check out this video of Jay Shafer giving a tour of his Tiny House. I know I would feel like a giant in this house!

Then I got a flashback to this commercial that made me laugh and laugh… That was in the days before DVR…

Renegade Craft Fair

August 11, 2010

I had so much fun attending the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco last weekend. It was a little more Farmer’s Market than Deep Fried, but you all would have loved it! There was huge Etsy presence, free craft area for kids and adults, vendors from all over and even a few QR codes. Check out my pics and the link for a full recap:

Have a Deep-Fried 2010

December 31, 2009


The 2010 Calendar from Deep-Fried Creative


I think I can speak for all of us when I say 2009 was a heck of a year! We had many wonderful things happen to us and I hope 2010 is just and happy and lucky.

A couple of months ago, a group of us at Deep-Fried Creative got together to make something special. Each member designed a month of our very own 2010 calendar.

You want one for yourself, you say? I don’t blame you; it’s pretty awesome. The 8.5″ x 11″ PDF is available for download! Click here.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year from all of us at Deep-Fried Creative.

Ric Rac Roundup

July 27, 2009

This past weekend, a bunch of friends and I ventured up to the Kansas City area. In addition to shopping at the Plaza, we also hit Ric Rac Roundup. Organized by the owners of Bon Bon Atelier, RRR was a Westport gathering of crafty booths from creators that live in the Kansas City area. What clever people live up there! I loved looking at all of the beautiful handmade items. I could have shopped there for a while, but my party was a little tired and ready to head back to the house, so I went with the flow. I did find a vintage belt from Emmy-Ray. Here are a few photos of the event. I hope this event becomes a regular happening, so I can attend in the future.

Handmade jewelry

Handmade jewelry

Skull necklace from Amuck Design

Skull necklace from Amuck Design

Jewelry designs from one of the owners of Bon Bon Atelier

Jewelry designs from emetalworks

Fun creatures

Fun creatures

My friend, Mrs. Jones, with her new earrings from Lost & Found

My friend, Mrs. Jones, with her new earrings from Lost & Found

The decoylab booth

The decoylab booth

Sub-Studio’s Follow the Leader Project

July 16, 2009

Came across this while perusing sub studio, one of my favorite blogs,  and thought it was a fun idea. Basically, you can download a high-res pdf of one of 6 drawing “seeds,” draw whatever you like and submit it to the blog for posting. Eventually, there will be prints of selected works that will be sold with the artists receiving a percentage of the sales. Check out the whole shebang here.

jar proof

Above, the jar drawing seed. The location and the size of the seed in the drawing has to stay the same. Below, illustration student Lauren Gentry’s rendition, my favorite so far.

jar by Lauren Gentry

Create Your Very Own Treasure Map

July 2, 2009

When it comes to bargain shopping, I’m a huge fan. I clip coupons and search sale ads for the basics. But when it comes to good, old-fashioned fun, my circuit includes thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and estate sales. That’s why I was thrilled to find this in a coworker’s report a few days ago –

Once I jumped on the site, I was disappointed to find that it’s not a widely used tool in my area just yet, but I’m holding out. It will allow you to read the sale listing, remove the ones you don’t want to go to, add your own stops and mark your stops in the order you plan on making them. Once you’ve got a plan, you can get a print out complete with directions for your day’s excursion.

How cool is the potential of this? Check it out for yourself, and be sure to leave some deals behind for me.