Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Whitefoxx Etsy Shop Review

Have you ever wondered what taxidermy with stuffed animals would look like? Well, Angela of Whitefoxx sure did! And as a result she has created a colorful array of quirky little creations with funny names and descriptions to boot! ;)

I met Angela awhile back on etsy in one of the teams I'm in and ever since have been addicted to her items. It seems like she has so much fun with each piece, but I'll never know where she draws her inspiration from! I mean who thinks of things like "Bark Bark Obama"; a poodle with the face of Barack Obama? It just has me hooting with laughter! ;)

So far I've been able to score some really cool items from her shop and I've actually got a few more coming in the mail right now! I'm excited.

The first little oddity I got from Angela was this hungry caterpillar. Isn't she cute??

She likes to crawl around my sewing machine now and snuggle up with my pins and needles. I love her weird glitter eyes that appear as if they've been plucked out too. :)

I also got this really cute baby centaur!

 I love her funny little shocked expression as if she just made a toot and got caught in the act. At least that's what I like to imagine anyways... haha

So you see with funky creations as cute as these it was inevitable that I'd come back for more, right?? I'm SO uber excited for my new little funnies to arrive in the mail! They might even come tomorrow! No ones knows but the post man though... Silly post man always making me wait for my pretties. :(

Either way... very soon I shall have this silly little "Bless Baby Bear" to play with! I can't wait to make him march around my living room.

And let's not forget Cristina the gangster penguin! hahah

Bottom line: you need to check out Whitefoxx! Her stuff is hilarious and fun and very unique. Plus, she makes a whole lot more than just funky little stuffed animals. She's got hanging ornaments, statues, keychain and so much more! It's fun for the whole family, but only if they have a sense of humor. :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Shout Outs: Nothing But A Mother & stroberiHITAM

Is every one having an awesome weekend?? The trade events are going full speed and I've been having lots of fun so far. Can't wait to get all my new goodies! ;)

Anyways, just thought I'd take a moment to tell you about two of my awesome teamies Nothing But A Mother and stroberiHITAM! You are gonna love their stuff. I promise!!

First up is...

stroberiHITAM is one of those shops that's got a little bit of everything for sale. It's obvious they have a knack for gothic rockabilly fashion too. From stuffed animals to clothing this shop has everything you could ever want with an elegant spooky twist to it. Lois is based out of Indonesia and has been selling her wares on etsy for a few years now.

I was very happy to find out about her shop during a team trading event and scored these ADORABLE sock dolls. They are vampire bats and I love them so much!

I have them displayed in my room (near my jewelry zone) so I can gaze at their pretty faces every day when I get dolled up. I think they are really cute and very well made. Plus they bring nothing but smiles to my face. Do check out her shop if you get the chance. I don't think you'll be disappointed! ;)

Next up is...

Nothing But a Mother is a very cute nerdy haven filled with tiny clay creations. So totally up my alley! I found her shop of course because she's in a few teams with me. I love everything from the zombies to Star Wars inspired items! Most of what she creates is jewelry related, however she also does larger decorative pieces, ornaments and so on.

Since I found out about her shop I've oogled many of her items, but I knew I just HAD to have this funky necklace so one day I broke down and bought it. Isn't it cool?

I really really like it and when she mailed it out it came with this cool little matching tentacle hair clip too! BONUS!

Now I just gotta save up so I can get these bad boys. Zombie grandparents never seemed so cool before!

Friday, October 4, 2013

What's shakin'??

Well as some of you may know already this has been quite an amazing week for me! First off I got accepted into the competitive RAWards event where I stand to win the title "Accessories Designer of the Year" and an amazing career building package including $$, gallery placement, insane media coverage and so much more. Voting for this has already begun and will last until October 9th. You can vote for me once a day until the time period is over. Just go here and click the "vote for this artist" button at the top! ;)

RAW artists also invited me back for their upcoming show entitled Encompass on October 17th! I had a blast at the Marvel show (last April) and look forward to working with these folks again. They are truly an amazing bunch! So excited! The catch of course is I have to raise enough money and/or sell enough tickets to participate in this wondrous event. I still have a few weeks left but I need all the help I can get! If you live in the Austin, TX area and would like to buy a ticket to the event please do so here by clicking "Buy a ticket from this artist" at the top center of the page.

I'm also running a promotion in my shop right now for 25% off ALL purchases until the day of the event in hopes of raising money for the event. Just use the coupon code "RAW2013" at checkout! As extra incentive I will also be including a FREE gift with every order placed over $15! I really hope to participate in this event as April's show was a HUGE success for me and helped get the word out about my shop/items in the Austin community and provided me with a bunch of free advertising among other things. I just added a bunch of new items to my shop as well getting me up to 100 items on etsy! A new record for me! Please stop by and check out all my new pretties and tell your friends about my unique creepy cute creations if you get the chance. :)

In other news this weekend is going to be crazy exciting as I am participating in TWO! team trading events along with a few BNRS. I'm hoping things don't get too out of hand and that I get a head start on my xmas shopping! ;)

So far I've created two wishlists for the event feel free to check 'em out if you are interested!

Dark Traders October Trade Event Wishlist

Wear If You Dare October Trade Event Wishlist

And if you thought this post wasn't filled with enough exciting news just wait till you hear this! Fall is here and you know what that means?? Art show season is back with a vengeance! That's right! My new art show schedule starts next weekend and boy am I pumped! Look below for a full list. I hope to run into some of you there. :)

More dates coming soon!

Canyon Lake Trade Days - Saturday October 12th - Canyon Lake, TX
RAW Artists: Encompass - Thursday October 17th - Austin, TX
Alamo City Comic Con - Friday October 25th - Sunday October 27th - San Antonio, TX
St. Thomas Holiday Bazaar - Saturday November 9 - Sunday November 10th - Canyon Lake, TX

Thursday, October 3, 2013

RAW Artists wants me back!!

Isn't that the shit?? I swear RAW Artists is the coolest organization ever! They have just accepted me into their upcoming show on October 17th called Encompass! I'm so very excited to have been given the opportunity to work with these folks again. However, like last time I'm going to need to sell some tickets and/or raise $150 in order to participate. Will you guys help me out?? I don't currently have a job so every penny counts. Plus, this is a once in a life time opportunity and it's just too amazing for me to miss out on!

You can buy tickets here:

OR you can message me directly and either donate by sending/giving me $$ or buying stuff from my shop. I will be offering several incentives for buyers including 25% ALL purchases and a free gift with ALL purchases over $15! You know you can't beat that!

Coupon code will be valid until the day of the event on October 17th. Just use: RAW2013 during your checkout.

Also, don't forget to vote folks! The voting period has now been extended to October 9th and you can vote once a day between now and then.

Just go here and click "vote for this artist" at the top of the page!

Thanks guys you rock!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Help nominate me as the winner of this years RAWards!

Hey everybody!! GOOD NEWS!! Remember that art show I did in April called RAW?? Well the organization has lent me an opportunity to become the "Accessories Designer of the Year"!!

Winning this prize could be a HUGE deal for me and the future of jewelry. Voting starts today October 1st and will last until October 8th. You can vote for me once a day in this time frame. Once the voting period is over everything is tallied up and then we'll all find out if I made it to the semi-finals. From there on out it's up to the judges, but this is the only time where you can all pitch in and help me out. Should I win the award I will receive a career building prize package consisting of everything from gallery placement to crazy amounts of exposure and so much more!

You can vote for me here:

And here's all the info you need to find out how voting & the contest itself works!

They even made a cool video explaining the process on youtube!

Thanks a bunch to everyone in advance!!