Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cakespy Interview and Giveaway!

5013201824_5f0b20e4ae_b

Jessie Oleson (JO) is head spy of cakespy. She spies out of her new retail location on capital hill filled with all sorts of fun, kitsch items featuring...you guessed it, cake!

UCU: Pick a song that gets you in creative mood or you think would make a great addition to a "UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack".

JO:
"Africa" by Toto. No hesitation.

UCU: What’s one thing you wish you had known at your first craft show?
JO: Bring. Lots. Of. One. Dollar. Bills.

UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
JO: I have two pugs, Porkchop and Olive, and a guinea pig named Falafel. Porkchop often comes to my retail store with me, and has a large fan base. I call him the Mayor of Capitol Hill.

UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
JO:
New tote bags, mugs, and prints of a new series of Andy Warhol quotes illustrated in cupcake form! OH! And my awesome new holiday cards, including "Rudolph Meets Unicorn".


UCU: What day of show traditions are you bringing to UCU 2010?
JO: I always make cookies for my shoppers. This makes me a very popular girl at the show.


UCU: If you could sum up your work in one word, what would that be?
JO: Sweet.


UCU: What gift are you most excited to give this year?
JO: My presence in NJ, I am splurging on airfare to go back home and spend the holidays with my parents at my childhood home.


UCU: What are you nibbling on as the snow falls this winter?
JO: Eggnog Nanaimo Bars and hot chocolate! Breakfast of champions!


UCU: Favorite handmade item you have? It could be made by you, gifted to you or something you picked up.
JO: Felt "meat" magnets by Mucho Design, another great Seattle artist and vendor at UCU!

yourereal

Cakespy is giving away this adorable mug. Perfect for the cold and windy weather that will most likely be what we know as winter this year! Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.

DSC06867


website: cakespyshop.com

25 comments:

  1. My pug, Dorsey is a 14 year old puddle of love. Can't wait to see yr stuff at UCU!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So cute! So many amazing things at your store too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really need to go visit Jessie's store agains soon! I can't wait to check out her new stuff plus I miss hearing Porkchop's moans of satisfaction when you give him a good ear rub!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mmmm... i desire cupcake related mugness!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love jessie's store...and so does my mom!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Adorbs!!! I can't wait to see the store and come to UCU!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm a cupcake-loving librarian - gotta get this mug! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Would love to give this to so many of my friends - Jessie rocks!
    Can't wait for UCU Winter 2010!

    ReplyDelete
  9. what a cute coffee mug. I love her artwork.

    ReplyDelete
  10. LOVE the rudolph meets unicorn! How creative!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the mug...cupcakes rule in our household!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just looked at the cakespy's website and saw the cute gluten free things. They are perfect for me because I was just diagnosed with celiac disease. I can't wait to buy some!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh I love cakespy. Her drawings are sooo cute!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love librarians and Cakespy!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ahhh! So cute! I love Cakespy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love this mug! I almost bought the rabbit and carrot one last year. I debated too long and it was gone!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love your stuff, but oh man, it reminds that I am dairy and gluten intolerant! ;) Adorable mug, and good luck with the show this year!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is the PERFECT gift to give my mom (An elementary school librarian) for Christmas! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG! I am such a mug fiend and I love this one!! My husband would kill me if I bought another mug... but if I won it..... :)
    Also, did I mention how much I love cupcakes?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pick meee :) Love of books and 'cuppies.

    ReplyDelete
  21. How cute. I'd love to drink some hot chocolate in that mug!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I laughed so very hard the first time I saw your new card design. Thanks so much for making my day! I wish you much success this weekend at the show!

    ReplyDelete