Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Send happy thoughts.

I'm busy, I'm frazzled and I'm completely overwhelmed. The good thing is that I'm excited too and happy for all the busy days and work and meeting people. Superchica makes it's big debut in NY this weekend, so let's hope for a great reception. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I travel and work. :0)

Massive updates when I get back and I'll surely have a ton of restaurant recommendations.

Talk soon

Monday, October 29, 2007

It's New York or Bust... wait AND Bust!

That's right! The news is good. I'm headed for the Bust show in NY!!!!!
This is exciting for many reasons. Mostly because I'm thrilled to be a part of the NY craft scene, even for a day, but also because it means I'm returning to my birthplace and childhood home. I have not seen my family in 20 years and during my trip I plan to have a reunion of sorts. My hope is to be able to revisit places of significance in my early years, such as the hospital where I was born, the apartment my parents and I lived in, the church where I was baptized, where my parents were married and where I went to school. After all these years I'll be able to see and remember the life I lived and left behind. It will certainly be cathartic, but I know that it's all going to worth it.

On another note... the time is drawing near... HALLOWEEN!
No costume for me this year. Again. Even so, I plan to enjoy the day fully with my sweetie and watch scary movies, eat popcorn and rice krispie snacks and later, watch the Stars game. Can't beat it.
I wish you a Happy Halloween and many more to come.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Girlie Show 2007

Wow! That was a great show and I was proud to be a part of it. I hope you were lucky enough to be there with us and that you went home will some killer stuff.

Heading to Oklahoma City I had no idea what to expect. My husband and I packed the car, said good bye to our dogs and cats and hit the road. It seemed like we were there in no time and before I knew it, we were setting up the Dallas Craft Mafia booth. The first night was truly amazing. It was a real party and everyone came dressed to kill. There was great food, a DJ and best of all amazing crafts. We were in the middle of it all and our booth was crowded nearly all night. Midnight came and we all went back to our hotels for some much needed shut eye. The next day was just as fun, but a really different vibe. The crowd was more subdued and ready to shop and we were serenaded by some great local music. When it was all said and done I was exhausted, but content with a great weekend.

We stayed an extra night just for fun and after I gave my aching feet a good rest, we scouted for a restaurant. Our waiter gave us excellent service, in fact my husband said it was the best he'd ever seen. I think he was right. A good dinner really satisfied us and we went back to the hotel with full bellies.

Thanks Girlie Show for giving us an excellent experience! I hope to do it again next year.
Toodles for now.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wobbles and bobbles.

Check out the new Halloween items on the Dallas Craft Mafia Etsy page! http://www.dallascraftmafia.etsy.com
Just to vent a little. This week is jam packed for me and for the DCM and Craft Gypsies as we head to The Girlie Show this weekend. Everyday I'm making more and more goodies to bring with me, but yesterday was just one of those days! My sewing machine kept throwing loops in the thread and then I sewed a belt inside out! It was clear that sewing was not supposed to be in the plan that morning, so I switched to painting and things didn't improve much. Somehow I lost the ability to draw a straight line! Who knew? Then I stuck my arm in the paint and tracked it everywhere, ruined a few pendants because of general frustration and finally gave up in a huff. Later I tried to light a pumkin and caught my shirt on fire! What on earth?

We all have our days, don't we? Today is much better and I'm feeling good and creative and my talents seem to have returned. Wish me luck this week, because I need the positive thoughts and prayers of everyone in my world.

Back to the studio!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Crazy, wicked, spooky times.

Oh, it's going to be a great Fall and Winter. Don't you think so? I've somehow managed to book lots of shows and all sorts of events and I'm thrilled. In the meantime, my very favorite holiday is here....HALLOWEEN!
My home is thoroughly decorated and every night we light the pumpkins and bask in the glow coming from the various candles and lighted objects. It's heavenly.

We're thinking of dressing up our dogs as astronauts! That should be interesting. Our eldest Nat passed his Pre Agility 2 class this month and we're very proud of our boy. We'll start PA 3 in November. He's great at spins and stays. Good dog.

In addition I'm working and working to make special goodies for the next show. Are you going to be there? It's only the coolest show you'll ever go to in October. It's THE GIRLIE SHOW! I'm really excited because it's a girl powered event and the whole atmosphere is like a party (so I'm told). I'll post some pics after it's all over. Wish me luck!

Be sure to give me your email address if you want to get invited to my upcoming shows. I only send show updates and info and not junk or spam. Add superchica@sbcglobal.net to your address book. "-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

All that is and will be.

Blogging has taken a back seat lately, but let me take this opportunity to fill you in on all the things that have been happening. First of all the Dallas Craft Mafia show was really fun. We were so happy with our guest crafters and everyone had a great day. Special thanks to Make for hosting and Hunky's for doing such a great job of delivering our food. Also, a big shout out to Rachael McBride for making her delicious and totally amazing vegan cookies.

Also, I've listed on my News page most of the shows I'll be doing this Fall and Winter. So save the dates! I'm still waiting for confirmation about a few shows and I'll list them if I hear good news. The next big thing is The Girlie Show. I'm so exciting to be doing it this year. Last year I wasn't able to attend and afterward I heard so many amazing things from other vendors. It was a bummer, but this year I'm there and I plan to rock it. Did you know that Oklahoma City is only 3 hours from Dallas?

The Mafia... well we're working our tails off. There is so much going on behind the scenes from planning our events, managing our contacts and updating our many websites to securing advertising and creating promo materials. If we're going to take Dallas by storm, it's all necessary. We hope to add new members soon too!

My life: Oh, my back! Really. Painting and sewing are wonderful, but after 10 hours my back is yelling for help and my tush isn't exactly thanking me. Despite the conditions, I'm cruising along well and have added a couple of new glazes to my collection. Burnished Steel and Copper Adventure . They should be right on trend for this season. Woo hoo.

Well that's it for now. I'll leave you with a cute pic to make you smile! See you soon, Judy

Monday, August 27, 2007

Bursting with new stuff!

Oh man. It's been a heck of a couple of weeks. Work, work, work and a bit of a cold that I haven't yet shaken. It's all good though, because I've accomplished quite a bit.

I hope you've seen the new and improved Superchica site and visited the brand spankin' new Dallas Craft Mafia site and the new Dallas Craft Mafia MySpace page. Yep.


Friend us!
Friend Me!

P.S. Are you coming to the Trunk Show on Sept. 8th?


Thursday, August 16, 2007


Just wanted to spread the news that the new Dallas Craft Mafia website is up and running. Go and see what we've put together. There's lots of good info and links. I'd love to know what you think.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Lazy Days

My new dog Arlo!!!

Hey again Superchica friends!

Nice to see you back. I'm really in the middle of short break from work. The summer is really not the busiest when it comes to shows and events, so I figured it would be a good time to take a breather. Of course you can still find my goods featured at Make and also on Etsy. I plan to load some new items on Etsy this week as well.

Here's an update on the Dallas Craft Mafia....
We're working hard to get everything going and I think you'll be impressed. We have a blog and a newsletter going is up soon. The website is being re-worked and we'll have it up and running this month. We've applied for the big Austin Stitch show in November and the Girlie show in Oklahoma City. Stay tuned for a new logo, new site and a more active and visable DCM.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hot, hot heat.

We can't deny it any longer. Summer is here and it's in the 90's. This is the time of year when my instinct is to hybernate. I absolutely fade in the heat and from now until October I'll be hoping for Fall. Summer is also the time when I long for the comfort of a good book. This week I bought a copy of Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It's a huge book with tiny little font but I'm determined to get through it and love it. I also got Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

Today is all about cutting clay and sewing bags. Truthfully, what I really want to do is sit myself down on the couch and watch a movie, but that would be a bad idea. Working for myself has it's perks but it also requires a lot of discipline. Getting inspired helps a lot and recently I've seen some cool things that have my creative juices flowing. I hope you'll like my newest creations.

Thursday (tomorrow) night is the big Grand Re-Opening of MAKE. Freelisa and JenniMac are the featured designers but my work will be for sale as well. Julie tells me that she'll be giving a 10% discount on all merchandise, so it's a great time to shop. In the Bishop Arts District every first Thursday will be a special night. The shops and restaurants will have specials and most likely food and drinks for shoppers. They'll also be staying open til 10pm.

313 N. Bishop Ave
Bishop Arts District
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) - 256 - 3061

Monday, May 28, 2007

And then....

Hi all. I'm just stopping by to give you some quick updates.

1. I've joined with the Dallas Craft Mafia! More to come on that. I'll be attending my first meeting in a couple of weeks.
2. My Etsy shop is up and I have 10 or so items available.
3. Superchica merchandise is availabe at Make! Check out their new location... http://www.themakesite.com
4. The Craft Gypsies site is up! http://www.craftgypsies.com
5. I'm cutting more necklaces this week, so if you have a special request or idea for me please send me an email.
6. Bummer... I can't do the Girlie Show AGAIN this year because I have a family conflict. So, I guess I'll have to just wait until 2008.
7. I think I have a cute idea for a mini messenger bag. Stay tuned for pics. They'll be great for summer.

So that's it. Please check back often for more info and be sure to check my NEWS page weekly. :0)

Take care and I wish you an enjoyable holiday.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Uploading ain't easy.

Hey all. Well, as promised I've opened my Etsy shop, but after 3 days I only have 3 items for sale. Why? Well, because every time I try to upload my images, it won't make the connection and accept the upload. This is a bummer, because I have about 15 more items to list. I've had the problem for 2 days! I promise to keep trying and eventually I will have a fully loaded Etsy page.

This week I'm taking a Super break from Superchica. My in-laws will be visiting us and I'm going to spend this week getting ready for their arrival. After that, it's full swing again. I'm also considering finding a part-time job to supplement my income. So if you know of a position available that would suit a creative, hard working, well spoken gal that doesn't want to stand on her feet all day, please let me know.

On another note, I've designed a new website for the Craft Gypsies, but before you race to open CraftGypsies.com, let me tell you it isn't up yet. You may have visited our site and found that it is "under construction" time and time again. This won't be the case for much longer. Hopefully in the next few days it will be a fully functional site. So to those that have been dissapointed, thanks for your patience.

Happy Mother's day to all the mommies.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rain or shine.

Just wanted to say THANKS to everyone that came out to the show this past weekend. It was touch and go for a while when the rain came on Saturday, but we stuck it out and Sunday was really beautiful.

All the vendors at this last event were so talented and I was really pleased to be a part of it. I hope you were able to catch some of the great performers as well. Yes, there were a few no-shows, but over all it was a great bazaar.

Last night, for reasons unkown, my computer could not connect to the internet. So, I was not able to upload pics to my new Etsy shop. That will have to wait until tonight. I was really surprised at how many customers had not already heard of Etsy.com. It's such a great resource for all things unique and stylish.

Check mine out in the next few days, as I add necklaces etc.

Oh, and I'll be updating my mailing list this week too. If you are not already on it, or you've recently changed your email address please contact me. I only send out emails a few times year and I promise not to share your info with anyone. It's a good way to know when and where to find me if you are interested.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Something for everyone.

It's almost 6pm and I've been working non-stop in my office since noon. Yesterday it was 10 straight hours of sewing, but it's worth it. The time passes so quickly when I'm working and I feel like the days just fly by. Before I know it, the weekend will be here and so will the Bazaar.

What's new for the Bazaar? Well, I've just made a ton of new wrist cuffs, a few new head scarves, new belts etc. In a minute I'll be back in my studio painting more necklaces and a few larger ceramic pieces. Overall everything seems to have a vintage, tattoo, rockabilly type of theme. A little edgy, but nothing serious. Just kinda quirky.

The House of Dang show was so much fun and I met several new people. Thanks to everyone that came out to support us. I sold a few of my newer necklaces and cuffs too. My wares seem to fit in pretty well with the H.O.D. vibe and I think that you may be seeing my work there in the future. (fingers crossed) If you didn't make it out and haven't been to the House of Dang, then I can tell you that it's a really funky place. It's a boutique that features vintage housewares, clothing and furniture, mostly from the 60's - 80's. Mixed in with all of that, are items from local designers as well as artwork. There is so much to see and the prices are really fair. Check it out and then have lunch or dinner at Bangkok City across the street. yum.

Back to work for me. I probably won't blog again until the night before the show or maybe even after. I hope to see you there and please stop bye and say "Hi".

Much love

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's here!

Yes, finally the big Urban Bazaar is almost here. These bazaars are probably the biggest thing that I do. They take so much preparation and coordination, but they're fun and I meet all kinds of new people. This year we're at the Dallas Farmers Market, but we have a better location. You'll see new vendors and old, plus a 2 days of live local bands. It's all free.
MAY 5-6

Tonight I am participating in the House of Dang trunk show. It should be a very groovy event and I'm pleased to share it with the Craft Gypsies. We hope to make a good impression and if so, you may see our wares in H.O.D in the future. Please come out to see me and the other designers. It's one big party.
4219 Bryan St.
Near Downtown Dallas
Check my "news" page for a map.

My latest creations are all tattoo and pin-up inspired, so if you love it then come on down and get it. I plan to work hard to build my inventory before the bazaar and I think it will all have that same theme. I've also been recently wanting to incorporate a little graffiti art into my work. So we'll see. :)

I hope to see you there. Please come by and say "Hi" at either event.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A lot of new things happening.

Hi again. I'm about to leave the house to attend a promo event for The Craft Gypsies. So far we're doing very well and we now have several shows under our belt. Of course this is not a detraction from Superchica, but instead it gives me more opportunities to see and be seen.

What's coming up?

April 22nd we are going to be at the Oak Cliff Earth Day. This is a really exciting event and there is a lot to do and see. If you haven't visited Oak Cliff before, this is a great chance to do so. There is so much going on the "The Cliff"! The community is very supportive of the arts and particularly local artists!

May 5-6 (Cinco de Mayo weekend) The big Urban Street Bazaar!! I'll have a large booth and promise to have lots of fun new stuff. The weather should be beautiful and the Farmers Market will be in full swing. Check out urbanstreetbazaar.com for more details. Live music, hancrafted goods, great atmosphere and a live auction too.

We may also be doing the Second Saturday Sale in May at Southside on Lamar, so look for more details there.

Good news! I'm opening an Etsy shop! So many of you have expressed a desire to shop from me online, but it's really difficult for me to keep up with a shopping cart since I'm a one woman show. In the next month you'll see my shop open and I'll be selling necklaces etc. So check it out.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thievery and other things.

This past weekend I was shocked to learn that the local studio currently selling Superchica merch. was robbed. I was hit hard. All of my necklaces, pins, ceramic housewares etc. were just gone. Snatched by someone with N.C. No class. This was a big blow to many of the vendors who had most if not all of their merchandise taken as well. Honestly.

The fact is that we can narrow down who is responsible for this smash and grab. I'm convinced it was a woman and that it was someone that is also in the local crafting community. It's crazy to think it, but it's true. Who else would steal an expensive pair of scissors? Your average man would never know that a pair of scissors could be valuable and if he did, he would not be the type of person to break into a store and steal. Many t-shirts were stolen, but all of the hangers were left nicely hung on the racks. They even took patterns and fabric that would never appeal to anyone other than a seamstress. The clues are all over the place.

What's done is done. So, I'm facing a lot of work in the near future to replace what has been stolen. We plan to hold a fundraising event in March to help cover our losses and keep us going. If you would like to donate furniture, household goods or anything that would be a good seller, please contact myself or the Make studio.

Wish me luck and better times in the future, and as always thanks for supporting Superchica.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Upcoming Events

Wow, the ball is really rolling for Superchica and the Craft Gypsies.

Here's what's ahead.

The Gallery Salon Suites
14833 Midway Rd. Suite 205
Addison, TX 75001
Sale is from 9am-1pm

Thursday Night - Feb 8th
118 N Windomere Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

We're all hoping for some good shows ahead and to see this really take off. If you are interested in hosting a trunk show, please contact us through my website or visit http://www.myspace.com/craftgypsies.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Yes, I know that was 2 weeks ago... but I've been taking a small vacation, so it seems like just yesterday. I'm back and ready to start new projects and get the ball rolling again. The latest news is that I've aquired an industrial sewing machine that will allow me to work with heavier fabrics! You're sure to see new products as a direct result.

The next big thing is that I'm part of a new Dallas based group of crafters/designers that will be showing more often. So, instead of waiting months to get your Superchica fix, you can see me every month or maybe more. Details are coming, so check back in a week or so.

Also, I'm hoping to consign with a few more stores in Dallas and surrounding cities. If you have a suggestion regarding a boutique please pass it on. I would appreciate it :)

There is also a chance that I may begin to sell my accessories through the website again. Not sure yet, but it's either that or open an ETSY shop. We'll see what actually happens, but I have been receiving requests for online shopping, so I want to be able to accomodate.

Ok, that's all for now.
I may have a show in a few week and will list the info on the NEWS page.