Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holidays Sale!

Hello lovely readers! I'm hoping you're all having a wonderful holiday season. Mine consisted of eating a lot of Korean and Indian food and just vegging out at home. Well, I just wanted to take the time out to thank you all for your support and reading my little blog. I also wanted to let you know that I've marked down everything in my shop by 50%! I have to do inventory after the year is over, so it would be great if I had fewer things to count. So take advantage because prices will be going back up on Jan 1, 2010.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Get To Know... The Asian Cajuns

Alright kids. This is my last interview for the year, so of course it has to be good. And I do have to say, they've all been good. So for this last one, I'd like to introduce to you, the Asian Cajuns! They are fashionista twins who run the fabulous blog, The Asian Cajuns, and local celebrities. I met them by seeing them at a local restaurant and going up to them saying "Excuse me, are you the Asian Cajuns?" in front of their boyfriends and visiting parents. Hehe, it was a rock star moment. Well, I could go on, so here are their finished sentences, which they did separately. Enjoy and be sure to check out their site!

I am…an AsianCajun.
In another life I was…either a queen or a maid...I'm going to go with queen.

In a future life, I hope to be…a twin again.
Many people don’t know that I…really enjoy a slice of grilled Spam.
I wish I had known sooner...that Anderson Cooper was gay.
I’d like to learn to…enjoy blue cheese.
I can’t believe I…can't run half a mile without getting winded.
I've never...not liked sour patch kids.
If I won the lottery, I would…travel to Sweden and shop at H&M and Ikea.
I’d like to thank the Academy for…recognizing all the people who have made a tremendous difference in the world...of Hollywood.


I am ... the other AsianCajun (my mom didn't know she was having twins until the doctor said, "Oh my God, there's another one.").
In another life I was... probably, you know, the Dalai Lama, or the person who made his sandals.
In a future life, I hope to be... a twin again too! Even if it were twin ligers, I'd vote for having a double.
Many people don't know that I... wish I could sing.
I wish I had known sooner... how to make a good gumbo.
I'd like to learn to... have Hilary Clinton's composure (learning how to rock a pantsuit would be a bonus).
I can't believe I... never got to meet Kevin Aucoin.
I've never... been comfortable in the water, unless it's bathtub.
If I won the lottery, I would... be so tempted to buy the Olsen twins' wardrobe, but I would travel and donate more money to women in third world countries (who will some day soon rule the world).
I'd like to thank the Academy for... nominating me so I could wear this dress and these shoes (red Valentino, sky-high Christian Louboutins)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And the winner is...

Nicole from Lillyella! She says she would love to see a penguin and more fruit in the shop because she loves the pear. Congratulations Nicole, and thank you, Alex for the interview!I've been a bit busy with the holiday rush, but I will be posting one last interview for the year. I hope you've enjoyed the series so far, and if you know of an artist that you think should be featured, shoot me an e-mail to june [!at] Thanks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Get To Know... Lil Sprout Knits

Hi everyone! I hope you've been enjoying my weekly interviews/giveaways! Well this week, I want to introduce you to Alex of L'il Sprout Knits. She makes adorable knitted goods for the little ones, and for those of you who knit, she sells patterns too!
I am… a mom, wife, artist, business woman, homemaker, volunteer

I was…
a buyer for home decor and housewares in big old corporate America.

I will be…
more creative tomorrow than today.

I am motivated by…
inspiration, trends, art, people, kids, everyday life.

My passion is…
something that changes each day.

Many people don’t know that I…
have a Masters Degree in Marketing.

I’d like to learn to…
work my knitting loom.

I wish I had known…
all that I know now.

If I won the lottery, I would…
move to Ireland and soak up the culture and travel the rest of Europe

I’d like to thank the Academy for…
my husband sending me to my first knitting class.
And now for the giveaway. Alex is giving one lucky winner an owl from her shop! To enter, leave a comment and let me know what else you would like to see in her her shop. *You must leave your name and e-mail address to be entered. Any entries without both will not be put into the drawing.* You have until Tuesday, Dec 15th to enter, and I will announce the winner on Wednesday. Good luck!

For additional entries:
1. Become a fan of Lil Sprout Knits on Facebook and write on her wall.
2. Twitter about this giveaway. Please have @juneshindesigns in the tweet so I can track it.
3. Become a June Shin facebook fan and say hi!
4. Join my mailing list and let me know that you did. You can do that from my blog on the upper right.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And the winner is...

WaterRose! Like me, she grew up on Archies comics. Congratulations to Rose, and thank you, Kristina for the interview. I hope you all enjoyed it.
My schedule is a little off this week, so I will be posting the next interview/giveaway tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Giveaway Reminder - Gangbusters

Just wanted to let you know that you still have a few days left for the Gangbusters giveaway and read more about Kristina. I'll be announcing the winner on Tuesday. So get to it!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Decatur Holiday Marketplace This Weekend!

For my last show of the year in Atlanta, I'll be at the Decatur Holiday Marketplace over at the Clairmont elementary school. So for all you local readers, I hope to see you there!

Fri, Dec 4th 5:30-9:30pm
Sat, Dec 5th 10-8pm
100 Erie Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Get To Know... Gangbusters

I'm really excited to introduce you guys to Kristina, who runs the shop, Gangbusters. I met her last year at the Indie Craft Experience, here in Atlanta, where she had her booth across from mine. And now, we've become friends and knit on the occasional Tuesday for our weekly craft night. She makes resin pendants and cuff links using old and vintage comic books and other random finds. Her booth was a big hit at the Junktique show that I blogged about. So here are her sentences, and yes, she's giving something away!
I am…a firm believer in doing whatever you can to keep yourself happy. I don't keep clothes that don't fit, agonize over projects I don't care about, hang out with people I'm not comfortable around, or eat when I'm not hungry. And I try never to compare myself to anybody else. It seems to work.

I was…trying to be an illustrator for a while. I love to draw. But creative goals freak me out. That's true whether I'm working on someone else's project, like a big commissioned painting, or a long-term project of my own, like a children's book. So I have a big crate of sketchbooks at home, full of drawings that might make adorable kids' books, but you can't have a book with only one picture of a bunny. You have to draw that same bunny over and over again. Just talking about it is making me a little fidgety.

I will be…forever delighted every time I see someone wearing my jewelry out into the world. That just never gets old. I love seeing my prints in people's homes, too. I don't think it's vanity, because it's not about me, it's about the work and the fact that it's making someone happy. It's tough to explain. It's just nice.

In a past life I…was probably a way better dancer. I love music. Sometimes I feel like I'm dancing and then I find out that's not really what I'm doing. Usually someone tells me. Or makes a face.

Many people don’t know that I…know the words to "We Didn't Start the Fire." I couldn't get enough of that song for about a month when I was 12. I listened to the tape on my Walkman everywhere I went. I also had a huge crush on Jeff Goldblum in high school after we read Jurassic Park for class, so I guess I was just a weird kid.

Most nights, you can find me…far away from the computer. It's a big change, because up until a few years ago, I was always on the computer in my free time. In fact, got into graphic design originally as a hobby. Now it's a job, and I feel like eight hours of computer time is enough in a day. So I hang out at home with my boyfriend and make stuff with my hands—jewelry or crafts or food—or I go out.

I’d like to learn to…drive a stick shift, style my hair, run a business, talk to strangers, write great fiction, play a team sport, and mimic every accent in the world. Every one, even Welsh. Accents are The Coolest.

I can’t believe I…live in Atlanta. Growing up, I didn't have a very flattering picture of the South. My opinion of Georgia was more or less based on shows like "Designing Women" and "Green Acres." I thought I'd get here and be surrounded by easily-affronted women who faint at the drop of a hat, and coverall-clad men with a penchant for getting into wacky mix-ups. I was wrong. I like it here.

If I won the lottery, I would…get my mom and grandma a place here in Atlanta and pay someone to load them and all their stuff up into a truck. Apparently, and I don't know if you've heard anything about this, it's difficult to sell a house in South Florida right now.

I’d like to thank the Academy for…always giving lots of awards to Nick Park and Aardman. I know that's a literal answer, but it's true. Their work has always been an inspiration. Park has taken sort of an offbeat talent and focused it into making really unusual, fascinating things. So many brilliant minds at Aardman have gotten together and put thousands of hours of hard work and innovation into a field that strives only to achieve widespread joy. And they receive legitimate respect and recognition for it. It's nice to see evidence that it's possible to find success without folding yourself up to fit into existing niches.
And now for the giveaway! Kristina is graciously giving one lucky winner a choice of any item from her shop! To enter, leave a comment and let me know your favorite item(s) in her shop and what comic books or strips you enjoy now or did while growing up. You must leave your name and e-mail address to be entered. Any entries without both will not be put into the drawing. You have until Monday, Dec 7th to enter, and I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

For additional entries:
1. Become a fan of Gangbusters on Facebook, and write on her wall.
2. Twitter about this giveaway. Please have @juneshindesigns in the tweet so I can track it.
3. Become a June Shin facebook fan and say hi!
4. Join my mailing list and let me know that you did. You can do that from my blog on the upper right.