Sunday, December 11, 2011

holiday time...

here's a photo of our setup from the I Made It! Market Holiday Market last weekend, which was our last show of the year. we've had a week at home to rest up and fill our etsy shop and now it's time to work on gifts for our family and friends.

we have some sales planned for the second half of december and the new year. So check back here, on facebook, or on twitter (@evrydayballoons) for updates and coupon codes.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

productive sunday

Sundays are our favorite days. Neither of us has to go into work, we get to sleep in a little, and there's really no schedule for the day. Today was a perfect Sunday. Our apartment is nice and toasty warm, we got a little extra sleep, made some delicious food, and worked on new items all day. Here's a few pictures from our day...

delicious onion soup

living room print set up

art prints for handmade arcade

 colors outside the kitchen window

best friends!

Handmade Arcade is fast approaching. We're super excited but still have so much we want to do. So we'll be hard at work until then. Sorry friends, unless you want to come over and help we'll see you in two weeks. Check back for photo updates!

Friday, October 14, 2011

oh, hello there...

Hey, so sorry it's been awhile. As I have said before, I'm still trying to get into this blogging thing. But hey, we have exciting news! Two new upcoming events, just in time for holiday shopping!

Handmade Arcade
November 12th from 11am - 7pm at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA.

i made it! market
December 2nd from 5pm - 10pm and December 3rd from 11am - 6pm at Bakery Square
 6425 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA.

We're working on many new things and we're excited. Keep checking back for peeks at our process. Also, you can find us on facebook (everydayballoonsshop) or on twitter (@evrydayballoons) for even more updates!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new designs...

this week we'll gradually be adding new items to our etsy shop because we have a few new or re-editioned designs. 

new "radio" onesie design


the "power on" onesie has been re-editioned in silver on blue.

we now have t shirts available in youth sizes.
they look like this:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

south side works exposed and what's next...

This past weekend's event in the south side works was a success! i made it! market did a great job organizing. The weather was beautiful and we met so many nice people.

So what's next...

This weekend we're participating in another i made it! market event at Bakery Square. You can find the info and vendor list here. We've been working on new bags this week and we'll have a new edition of both the "power on" robot baby onesie and the "robots blasting" t shirt.

Check out some pictures of our setup in the south side courtesy of i made it! market after the jump and you can see even more photos from the event on their flickr page.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

new events...

We have some events lined up for July that we're pretty excited about. First, we lucked out and were added, last minute, to i made it! market's artist market at South Side Works Exposed. It takes place next weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and will be our first multi-day event. We just found out yesterday, so we'll be working hard all next week to make sure we have new items.

Then the following weekend on Sunday July 24th, from noon - 4pm, we're participating in another i made it! event at Bakery Square. This is a reoccurring market held one Sunday a month from June to September. It's our first time participating but hopefully not our last!

So July is turning out to be a pretty busy month for us! Check back next week for pictures of what we've been working on!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a soup recipe...

Right now our second bedroom, which is supposed to be our studio, is mostly functioning as a supply closet. I had big plans on my day off to seriously get to organizing this room.  So we can maybe, actually start working it in it? But I woke up feeling under the weather, it's either a cold or pretty bad allergies. I'm leaning towards the cold. So I spent most of the day yesterday watching episodes of Anthony Bourdain and knitting. Not a total lost cause I suppose. Then I made this soup because what else is going to kill a cold besides a ton of garlic.

Basically I followed the recipe from Joy the Baker but altered a few ingredients based on personal preference.

Recipe and photos after the break...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


we've been working on our container garden.
i plant marigolds with my tomatoes because that's what my mom does and she's a pretty smart lady. i think it's supposed to keep bugs away? either way it looks pretty.
 sweet and hot peppers. these are the only seedlings that i started myself that did very well. so we're going to have a lot of peppers.
flowers and some moss. my terrarium keeps fogging up. i need to fix that.

we also have some lettuce, spinach, and herbs. it's a pretty good start. i hope to add to it gradually.

also i'm working on invitations for my sister, elizabeth's baby shower.

and chris has been working on a poster for white wives. which i can't show you because it's a secret.

so we've been keeping busy.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

hey guess what....

...i'm really bad at blogging. it's harder than i thought it would be, or maybe i have less to say now that we're not constantly working on things for handmade arcade. i guess i've taken a mini break to get our porch garden started and spring clean the apartment. BUT we have been tossing around some new ideas
and we're slowly adding items to our etsy shop. so some things are happening.

also, i flew kites with some pretty cool members of my family on easter and even though it wasn't a very nice day, it was really fun!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

handmade arcade

handmade arcade was a success. it was a lot of work leading up to it and a long day on saturday but it was totally worth it.  the day went smoothly and we learned some useful tips for next time. we're already looking for another event in the next month or two.

thanks to all our friends who came out to see us. it was really nice to see some familiar faces in the crowd and we appreciate your support always.

thanks to esti and chris' mom, marcy for snapping some photos.

this week we're taking a quick break to do a little spring cleaning in our apartment, double check our inventory and photograph everything. we hope to have our first items listed on etsy by sunday or monday!

more pictures...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

crunch time

our apartment is totally trashed, our refrigerator is pretty bare, but we're just about ready. just a few more days until handmade arcade! the rest of this week we'll be working on our display and tagging and packing up all our items.

here are a few things that were added to the inventory this weekend.

shirts for small people, like babies 

a few new wine and whiskey bag designs

new tote bags


we're making these as promo items

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

it's getting close!

there's only about a week and a half left until handmade arcade! we've been really busy. there's a few new designs and some products and promotional items in the works. we haven't had a chance to photograph them all but here's a little preview.

saxophone design in bag form - two ways

once the findings are attached, these guys are going to be keychains.
there are four different characters in five different color editions. 


that's it for now, another photo update coming at the end of the week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

one month to go...

there's a little less than a month to go until Handmade Arcade, it's exciting but also slightly stressful. we still have a lot of work to do, and it's especially hard to stay inside and print or sew when the weather is so nice!

here's a few things we've been working on since the last update...

a new design for t-shirts and tote bags:


wine and whiskey totes!

wine and whiskey are what we usually drink and give as gifts, but these bags can hold your choice of standard size wine or liquor bottle. more styles and colors are in the works! i'm pretty excited about these because i think they'll make great gifts. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

quick update - new design!

we've been busy busy busy. we're working on many new designs. here's one of them:

we're also working on promotional items and packaging. exciting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

good news!

well first the bad news, i'm not doing a very good job at updating this blog. but i swear i'm going to try harder in the next few months.  pinky swear.

now the good news, we've been accepted for handmade arcade 2011. this year handmade arcade is being held at the david l. lawrence convention center on saturday april 16th. we've attended before but this year we get to participate and we've really excited!

the next month is going to be really busy just working on items and promotional materials. keep checking back to see what's new and hope to come see us in april!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

things are happening....

We're finally getting ready to list some items on etsy. Once all the shipping info is figured out, we'll be ready to go. Things should be up by the end of the week! 

For now here's a little preview of what we've been working on.

Also we're crossing our fingers because we applied for Handmade Arcade this year. Hopefully we make the cut!