This weekend I was busy silk-screening film reels and motion picture cameras! These fabric pieces were silk-screened by hand, with 2 ink passes, and will be cut into handbags and change purses. Now I just need to come up with a good name for this design...

And I did some tees as part of my business goal to increase my number of "man friendly" items! http://www.etsy.com/listing/96673801/motion-picture-cameras-and-reels-organic


Raising $$$ for Little BRATs!

BeCAUSE Charity Craft Show 2012

Last Saturday I raised a little green for BRAT(Basenji Rescue and Transport) at the BeCAUSE Charity Craft Show (VT). It was fun to talk to people about basenjis and meet some former owners of basenjis. To learn more about basenjis go to www.basenjirescue.org

I also donate a % of my online shop profits to BRAT so... if you are looking for a Happy Fantastic baby shower gift or a birthday gift or need to reward yourself for being awesome check out my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyfantastic


Women’s Festival of Crafts

Women’s Festival of Crafts is a WONDERFUL show showcasing Vermont female artisans and handcrafters. Come on out and show your support to your local artists!
Saturday November 26th, 10am-6pm
Sunday November 27th, 10am-5pm
Burlington City Hall



I have made tutus! The tutus are adjustable and can fit a variety of sizes from little girls to us ladies. Tutus are great if you want an easy but ultra cute costume as a ballerina, fairy, or Madonna 80's chic. Just throw one over leggings and a leotard and... VOILA! Instant cute costume!!!


New Product Alert! Trick-or-Treat Bags

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I love the look of black and orange together. I love the costumes and candy. I deeply sympathized with Linus when the other kids made fun of him as he waited in the most sincere pumpkin patch on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. As a child, I would start planning my costume in August. I would form alliances with kids in other neighborhoods and plot ways to cover the most trick-or-treating territory spanning multiple cities! And as an adult, I love the beautiful connection other cultures have in which we honor and pay respect to the dead.

I have been wanting to make some spooky spooktastic creations for years. So I am excited to say that I have whipped up the ultimate trick-or-treat bag! It is big enough to hold 3 times as much loot as the plastic pumpkins. The handles are short so that it can be opened easily and will not drag on the ground. My trick-or-treat bags can be thrown in the washing machine and used year after year. That makes them much greener than the plastic bags which get holes and end up in landfills each year.

Oh... and surprise... SURPRISE! Each trick-or-treat bag is REVERSIBLE! So it is like getting 2 bags in one. If your kiddo is feeling spooky they can have the skulls if they are feeling sweet they can have the pumpkins.

I will have them for sale at the Burlington Farmers Market (8:30am - 2:00pm) each Saturday in October. And if you can't make it to the market please e-mail me ship one to you. Bags are 15 each plus 3.95 shipping.


New Website!!!

Just finished the full "test run" of my new website. I am sure I will be tweaking things for a while, but for now it is exciting to begin my journey of branding my business. You can check it out at www.happyfantastic.com.

Go Happy Fantastic! Go!!!


New Belts!!!

I know I said I would not have time to make many new belts right now as I am focusing on school. But... When I saw these beautiful bohemian ribbons I just had to buy some and turn them into belts! I will have them for sale tomorrow at the Burlington Farmers Market. Burlington, VT in City Hall Park from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.


Putting the FUN in Fundraising!

Wow! What an exciting day we had on Sunday! Mr. Calvin Cuddles, my friends Ellen and Kylee (and Kylee's pug Tuffy), and I all went out to Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs to raise money and awareness for Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT). It was one "wild party" for dogs and their owners and there were so many great things going on! A cowboy parade and costume contest, dog demonstrations, disc dog Vermont state championships. Plus DOZENS upon DOZENS of dog rescue groups and dog-tastic vendors!

Ellen, Kylee, and Mr. Calvin (the ONLY basenji of the 1,000 dogs at the event)

Someone's getting tired!

And he is out like a light! :)


Happy Fantastic Fabric Fabrication!

A lot of people ask me where I get my cool + unusual fabrics. Did you know that I make a lot of them? That's right! I silk-screen on solid colored fabric before I cut, pin, and sew.

The above image shows spirograph designs that will soon be turned into change purses, pouches, and handbags.

Here is one that I finished a couple weeks ago!

And as you can imagine this is a LOT of work. But it is worth it! Here are some beauties I have printed over the years:
Purple Circles on Olive Green Canvas

Black Skulls on Red

Brown Peace Sign and Flowers on Hand-dyed Aqua Canvas


New Baby Onesies for Spring!!!

I just finished a photo shoot of baby onesies for spring! Come stop by the Burlington Farmers Market (March 26) or my Etsy store (http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyfantastic) to shop for Happy Fantastic baby gifts. ♥


Raising Money for Basenji Rescue at the BeCause Craft Show

Yesterday I participated in the BeCause Craft Show to raise money for Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT). The BeCause Craft Show is a really unique event here in Vermont in which VT artists and and crafters come together and spend a day raising money for the local or global charity of their choice. So a big thank you to all who came out to the show and support all the wonderful organizations represented. Another big thank you to my friend Lauren who helped me run my booth + the Basenji table. And if you missed the show, you can still donate to BRAT thru their website or via my online shop in which I am donating some of my profit to Basenji Rescue.

Please enjoy the pictures of the event. :)


One of my Happy Fantastic goals for 2011 is to make sure I have more items in my Happy Fantastic Etsy shop for my long distance fans. So please welcome my pocket mirrors to my online store! These are great to give out at weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and other special events. And I even have special bulk discounts!!! :D


Happy Fantastic Designs will be at the Burlington Farmers Market this Saturday 10am-2pm. The market takes place in Memorial Auditorium (250 Main St).
SUPER SALE on children's fleece hats with ear flaps.
Just 10 bucks each!


Happy Fantastic Designs is now at A Passion for Pets!!!

Happy Fantastic Designs is now at A Passion for Pets!!! ♥

They have a bunch of my Happy Fantastic Doggie Tees, dog collars, and dog + animal themed magnets and pins. Perfect for making your doggie look Happy Fantastic this holiday season! :)

A Passion for Pets
110 Heineberg Drive
Colchester VT
(Near Danform Shoes and across from the McDonalds)

Doggie Tees are perfect to keep cute and cozy indoors or to add extra warmth under a dog coat when walking on a chilly day!

I am no longer making dog collars so get 'em now before they are all gone!


Queen City Craft Bazzar!!!

Happy Fantastic Designs will be at the Queen City Craft Bazaar this Saturday!!! Please spread the work as this will be an AWESOME show with a cool, DIY, Brooklyn/NYC kinda feel! :)

Queen City Craft Bazaar

Saturday November 20th

10am - 5pm

Union Station

1 Main Street, Burlington, VT


Childrens belts are FINALLY finished!!! :)

YEA!!! :)

After a LOT of customer requests I finally made some childrens belts which I will have for sale at the Burlington Farmers Market this Saturday. I have only made 4 in a smaller toddler size and 12 in a child size as this will be a limited seasonal item coinciding with back to school.
♥ ♥ ♥

p.s. If you haven't already "liked" Happy Fantastic Designs on Facebook please do so. Cause you know you do! ;)


I am OBSESSED with Dog Collars!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't explain it, but for the past week I have become obsessed with making dog collars! I have a bunch of new designs for spring including Martingale Collars. Big ones, small ones, ones with mushrooms, and skulls, and outer space themes! Keep checking my Happy Fantastic Etsy Store throughout the month of March for new collars! :)


To Dye For

I am dying for spring!
(literally with tote bags in robin's egg blue and rain cloud gray!) ;)