Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Old News: Shop O' The Week

March 2 - 8, 2009

If I could line my home with cute little felt people and animals, especially owls with hats and hedgies with capes, I certainly would!
The Cupcake Girls - Available @ Etsy.com

March 9 - 15, 2009

Madison Belle is a unique mixture of vintage, modern, whimsy and style. They carry anything from kitchen accessories to home decor to stationery. Quite fabulous, if I do say so!

March 16 - 26, 2009 (oops!)

Please take a moment to check out Farouche @ Etsy. Wildly delightful, hilarious and sometimes whimsical [with an edge], Farouche produces finely printed stationery and et ceteras for just about everyone's aesthetic.

March 27 - April 2, 2009

Vessels & Wares is the creative project of Jeanette Zeis. Her delicate color palette and simple touches of whimsy make for a lovely and unique line of vegan pottery. I'm fond of the bunny, as that is my nickname for Em.

I love the ingenious design of the berry bowl, which has a colander base, allowing you to wash and eat your berries from the same bowl. The bright blue "basket" would also be perfect for flowers.

April 3 - April 28, 2009 (oops again!)

26 Olive Street is my new favorite vintage shop! Based out of Omaha, NE, the self-described "vintage hoarders" collect and share a stunning assortment of vintage gifts and household accessories.

Their use of saturated color-rich polaroid photographs sets the scene for an authentic vintage shopping experience. Their prices are reasonable, and their stock unique, expanding and excitingly vibrant. Check out their blog too!

April 29 - May 5, 2009
My friend Pang has an INCREDIBLY enviable imagination and sense of wonder, and that is made evident by her shop, Pretty Little Fings. She's created a fantastical world of real and imagined plush creatures, everything from anthropomorphic food to owls!

The quality of her work really solidifies the fact that Pang is one artist and crafter to watch! She'll be participating in Artomatic in DC over the course of the next month or so and you might even see Pretty Little Fings and oh ginger sharing a booth at the Handmade Mart in Silver Spring at the end of May!

Also, take a moment to visit her blog where she talks about her work, her town, and everything else that makes Pretty Little Pang interesting!

May 6 - 12, 2009
This week I'm featuring a designer I know very little about, but I'm already in love with her work. Miss Pickles Press is on Etsy and in her own online shop, and she features a bevy of fantastic typographic delights! I'm fond of the very itty bit she currently has in her Etsy shop and the other treats available on her website seal the deal.

When I've 100% settled on a design for oh ginger, I am going to try my darndest to work with Miss Pickles as her aesthetic, silliness and sly southern twang are all things with which I closely identify. And the s'mores labels! Oh, hello summer!

Old News: Blog O' The Week

March 2 - 8, 2009

A good blog is hard to find, but I'm fortunate to know the author of flânerie. Megan describes flânerie as "just kind of aimless exploring, which is what I do on the internet." If a keen eye for art, food and other simple pleasures is "aimless exploring", I'd like to be an aimless explorer when I grow up.

March 9 - 16, 2009

Hello Craft is more than a blog, but a great place nonetheless. With a powerhouse group of DC-area crafters and indie goddessses, Hello Craft is poised to become the where-it's-at for all things craft. Be sure to check back often, especially for information about the forthcoming Summit of Awesome!

March 17 - 26, 2009 (oops!)

While I'm relatively unfamiliar with the cuisine, I'm regularly entertained and fascinated by the [often hilarious] writing and cooking of Carol Blymire, the blogstress of Alinea At Home.

As the name would suggest, AAH is a weekly update on the trials, tribulations, joys and tastes of cooking this complex and unique set of recipes.

Please also check out Carol's previous blogging exploits at French Laundry At Home.

March 27 - April 2, 2009

My pal Julie, or Bangs, writes this blog from her hip San Francisco apart- ment, appointed with mid-century modern style on a budget. Julie's always had a keen eye for great design, at least for as long as I've known her, and so it's a wonderful treat to read her blog.

Bangs, A Beard and Ballyhoo is a great read if you're looking for design ideas and inspiration from a person with a great perspective and an affordable and accessible sense of style. Her fiance is quite handsome, too.

April 3 - April 28, 2009

BAKERY is a collaboration between artist/blogger Jaime Derringer and blogger/publisher Erin Loechner. What these fine ladies have managed to create is an accessible resource for all kinds of small business owners, with detailed information about how to start, prepare, run and successfully manage your mini-empire.

From their site: "BAKERY offers a wide variety of assistance to small businesses and independent shoppes worldwide. Whether you’re struggling with a start-up, self-promotion or navigating the waters of social media, BAKERY has the experience and knowledge to advance your work." Be sure to also check out their Etsy site for fantastically priced kits: thinkBAKERY.etsy.com.

April 29 - May 5, 2009
doe-c-doe is everything a true craft and vintage-ephemera lover needs! Curated, conducted and driven by the creative vision of Gina Bailey, doe-c-doe features crafts (as in: the making of), crafts (as in: the appreciation of), vintage decor and design, photography and even delightfully reworked downloads of modified crafty and vintage bits! She even has embroidery patterns AND embroidery inspiration...that cuckoo clock is amazing!

When I visit doe-c-doe, almost everything I see reminds me of my Nanny, who as you all know has been my crafty inspiration. I feel like doe-c-doe is just one of those diamonds in the rough, where it's tough to distinguish between the nostalgia and the fantastic eye for great design...and that's mighty fine with me! Please visit doe-c-doe's Etsy shop, too!

May 6 - 12, 2009

Womanist Musings was a gift shared with me many, many months ago by my best friend. We've always talked very candidly and often critically about anti-oppression/social justice politics, and I adapted to Womanist Musings very quickly because of Renee's (WM's editor) approach. She is unabashedly direct, which can make the brain (and ego) of a newbie social justice advocate ache, but she is also concise and abundantly clear with her topics and discussions.

QD is not just about the pursuit of domesticity through a queer lense, but a conscious deconstruction of gender and sexual orientation. Womanist Musings has provided me with more chin-scratching concepts to ponder than I realized I could ponder, and we (white, cisgendered, able-bodied folks) are blessed to have this voice of justice and anti-oppression accessible to us and forcing us to critically examine our privilege. Please take a moment to add Womanist Musings to your feed aggregator and spend some time with the archives.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

About Me

Hey There!

Thanks for coming by Queering Domesticity. This place is kind of like my home, home-on-the-web (although, there are no deer or antelope playing, that I know of), and it is very reminiscent of my real home: small, mish-mash and cozy. Many friends of mine joke that I'm The Gay Housewife as I have a strong penchant for all things domestic. I'm an avid crafter, ritualistic baker, now-and-then cook and overall homemaking nut!

When Blogger asked me to create a little profile for myself, here is what I wrote:
I'm an enigma wrapped up in a flaky pastry dough drizzled with a delicious berry reduction. But for reals...I'm a hip sister from DC with a penchant for crafts, baking, blogging and Hank Williams, Jr. (but not in a Republican-loving sense, for damn sure).
I've also written a post about my version of domesticity, and why I call it "queer" - click here.

Those two sentences couldn't be more accurate! I'm excited that you stopped by QD. Why don't y'all sit a spell, and I'll bake you up something really delicious!

Have any questions about my blog, my crafts or myself? E-mail me!
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