Not Martha

Design*Sponge guest blog

I had enough posts to cover the Design*Sponge guest blog for another week. This week interviews with Alicia Paulson, Susan Beal and Amy Karol have gone up. Later this week is Cinnamon from Poise and Daria from Glamscience.

I wanted to do a little follow-up with what is going on with the lovely ladies of the interviews, in order of appearance:

Suzy‘s Frock Shop was a Finalist for Peoples’ Pick of Best Boutique at and was listed in Seattle Magazine’s issue of Best Shops. I absolutely love this hearts and horses scarf even though I wasn’t a horsey girl, and I’m still going through that flat wallet-love so this checkerboard wallet is calling to me.

Kristen announced that next year’s Plush You show will be so big it needs to be held in two places next year. Also, she is having a signing for her Plush You book at Elliott Bay Books this Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

Paola put up a fantastic post about taking product photos, with some extremely helpful before and after comparisons. She edits photos using Picasa which is free and owned by Google. Also, this mid-century modern interiors coloring book which she has in her shop looks amazing.

Alicia is busy finishing her book which comes out next year (?) and I’m looking forward to an awful lot. Go Alicia go!

Susan has announced her new jewelry making book Bead Simple which will be available March of 2008 but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. I got to peek inside the book and it’s beautiful, starts with the basics and has a friendly tone. It’s probably going to get me into making jewelry for the first time. There is more information at

Amy will be having a signing for her book Bend-the-Rules Sewing (which I love) next Thursday at Bolt fabric shop in Portland. There will be gifts for those who bring a finished product made from a pattern in the book!

Cinnamon is busy getting ready for the DIY Trunk Show in Chicago on Nov. 17th, which I wish I could attend.

Daria is busy getting ready for the Queen Anne Artists Trunk Show here in Seattle on Nov. 10th. I’m planning on picking up a few glittery things from Daria at that show.

· comments [7] · 10-31-2007 · categories:craft · events · mumbling ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tamar // Oct 31, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    I love your interviews, they are very inspiring and interesting!

  • 2 Alicia // Nov 1, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    I love all the Halloween recipes you carry. They are really inspiring and some of the the kids can help with too. But really made me inspired waas the bread with the pumpkin faces designed into them. Thanks for inspiring me!

  • 3 Amison // Nov 1, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    This stuff really brings out the Halloween celebration! It’s really inspiring! Thx

  • 4 Thank you! « Bead Simple // Nov 8, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    […] Thanks so much to Megan Reardon who interviewed me about Bead Simple and other assorted craftiness for her amazing Design*Sponge crafty business series, and then posted about the book again on her own blog, the lovely not martha. […]

  • 5 Mary T. // Jun 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, you are so busy!! Had no idea you were guest-posting.

  • 6 Mary T. // Jun 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Um, okay, next question is…how did I stumble upon your archives from October thinking they were today?!

  • 7 megan // Jun 12, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Mary – Beats me! But it was cool to see a comment from an older entry pop up.

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