Monday, August 22, 2011

It's Quiet

If you have been to one of our shows, you know that I operate both The Curious Canvas and The Curious Cake Shoppe.  The Curious Cake Shoppe was where my mother and I made all sorts of goodies for children of all ages... a candy store for the imagination.  You would have heard me sing my mom's praise in the products she brings to our table.  I am completely smitten with the amazing hats and booties she crocheted, the fun hair bows and fancy tutus, the adorable pacifier clips... her's was an imagination that truly knew no limits.  Every time we spoke, she had a new idea for something great to bring to the shows for you.  We would text pictures of our latest crafty creations back and forth and we were so excited to see you all this Fall.

In June, my mother was suddenly taken from us.  I have been living in a world without her light, and that is truly a dark place.  This is why you haven't seen the new website I was going to surprise her with, or the neat products that she was going to surprise us all with.  She was my crafty partner in crime and she never ceased to amaze me.  This is why it has been so very quiet on the page.  It is so very quiet in my heart now.

This is the only picture I have of us together at a show.  If you happen to have one in your stash, I would love to have a copy:  orders@curiouscakeshoppe.com.

I can't say if or when I will be back to the show circuit.  I will still be selling my current inventory via the website and phone orders, but I'm not sure there will be any new canvases right now.  Her's was a beautifully inspired mind and making these products for you all was truly her joy and peace in rough waters.  For those of you who stopped by and told her how much you loved her work, I thank you.  You brought sunshine to her life and for that, I will be forever grateful.

Tania

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bunny Tree

Bunny Tree

"Bunny Tree" by The Curious Canvas

This landscape canvas features a cute cottontail rabbit standing before one of his grandest meals under the shade of a mature tree. The bunny has extra dimension, popping it from the background and bringing the canvas to life. The leaves and carrot are created from recycled eco-friendly felt.

Limited Edition of (10) 8 X 10 Handmade Fabric Canvases, each numbered and signed with label of authenticity. Canvas is 3/4" thick and comes ready to hang or can be placed on a table-top easel.
$40






Or, you can contact me at orders@thecuriouscanvas.com to discuss your custom order!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Upcoming Shows :: April 2011


Craft Fair at the Market
"Craft Fair at the Market will feature the distinctive hand-created work of many local craftsmen and women. FREE admission and one of a kind affordable gifts. Weather Permitting. Bike and pet friendly event."

April 9th 2011
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market
215 E Front Street
Arlington, TX

Check back, more shows will be added soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Upcoming Events :: March

Springtime is upon us and that means the beginning of what promises to be a very fun year for Arts & Crafts in North Texas! I hope you will join us for our first event of the year, which also happens to be one of my favorite annual shows!

Funky Finds 3rd Annual Spring Fling

"The 3rd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a free 2-day family AND pet-friendly event showcasing hip, unique handmade goods created by 100+ artists, crafters & designers! Photographers will be setup both days to take FREE pet portraits. There will be a charitable raffle benefiting CASA of Tarrant County and The Humane Society of North Texas, who will be on-hand facilitating pet adoptions. The first 75 shoppers each day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a Funky Finds tote bag full of free swag donated by the artists at the show!"



March 12th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM
March 13th, 2011
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Small Exhibits Building (Poultry Bldg.)
3409 Burnett Tandy Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hairy Potter

Hairy Potter

"Hairy Potter" by The Curious Canvas

This canvas features our favorite, furry wizard sporting his Magical Hat (+150 Spell Power) and glasses (+350 Intellect). These very rare drops are created from eco-friendly felt made from recycled (magical) plastic bottles. Reference photography also by The Curious Canvas.

Limited Edition of (10) 8 X 10 Handmade Fabric Canvases, each numbered and signed with label of authenticity. Canvas is 3/4" thick and comes ready to hang or can be placed on a table-top easel.
$40







Or, you can contact me at orders@thecuriouscanvas.com to discuss your custom order!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Funky

Funky

"Funky" by The Curious Canvas

This canvas features a funky fabulous pup that is ready to take on the world. Reference photography was provided by Jessica of Funky Finds. The glasses and text have been created from eco-friendly felt made from recycled plastic bottles.

Limited Edition of (10) 8 X 10 Handmade Fabric Canvases, each numbered and signed with label of authenticity. Comes ready to hang or can be placed on a table-top easel.
$40







Or, you can contact me at orders@thecuriouscanvas.com to discuss your custom order!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ostrich Tie

Ostrich Tie

"Ostrich Tie" by The Curious Canvas

This fabric canvas features an ostrich dressed and ready for the 9 - 5. His tie extends past the end of canvas and is made of cotton with hand cut stripes.

Limited Edition of 10 (8 x 10) Handmade Fabric Canvases, each numbered and signed with label of authenticity. The canvas comes ready to hang or can be placed on a table-top easel.
$35







Or, you can contact me at orders@thecuriouscanvas.com to discuss your custom order!

Home Swine Home

Home Swine Home

"Home Swine Home" by The Curious Canvas

This fabric canvas features a lovable nerd-pig waiting patiently to welcome you home! Glasses and text are made from eco-friendly felt created from recycled plastic bottles.

Limited Edition of 10 (8 x 10) Handmade Fabric Canvases, each numbered and signed with label of authenticity. The canvas comes ready to hang or can be placed on a table-top easel.
$35







Or, you can contact me at orders@thecuriouscanvas.com to discuss your custom order!