Austin Flea Holiday Show 2011 The Highball

photos by by Tina Phan

This Saturday, May 12th, we're doing our 3rd Austin Flea at the highball. This is the Mother's Day Austin Flea, and you'll be able to buy some hand-lettered and illustrated ceramics from kathyphantastic and pretty fabulous hair accessories for mom.

Last December was our first Flea and my first in-person craft show. I was nervous. Was it going to go well? Was I going to go home with a car full of (my own) handpainted ceramics?

I was glad my friend Lauren from DottiePop was there to keep me company as was Santa Mario.

Here's an excellent picture that show how we coincidentally both wore black and white stripes.

A few friends stopped by to check out the booth and show, and I found myself noting many locally-made crafts I wanted for myself, including rings by Kelly Stiles, ceramics by Dim and Sum, and jam by Confituras. Objects of Confection had a batch of homemade chocolate dipped graham crackers. I snagged a few.

Joanna from Keep Austin Stylish stopped by to pick up her The East Side Mug she won from a giveaway on the kathyphantastic Facebook page. She shared her favorite mustache with us:

Yep. That's a winner.

A few people inquired about the custom pet mugs.

So I did go home with ceramics in my car, but far fewer than I started with. Success!

New on the Etsy Shop: Hand-Drawn Flapper Mug

Say hello to the flapper mug.

She's new to the kathyphantastic Etsy shop.

This mug and her mustachioed friend will also be available at the Mother's Day Austin Flea next Saturday, May 12 at The Highball.

I think they're perfect for coffee after a late night of Prohibition-era cocktails at the East Side Show Room.

Flapper Mug, kathyphantastic Etsy shop, $22
Mustache Mug, kathyphantastic Etsy shop, $22
Red feather hair accessory, DottiePop

Photos by Aimee Wenske
Styling by Kathy Phan

Austin Flea May 2012 Announcement

kathyphantastic and DottiePop will be sharing our third Austin Flea booth May 12th, at The Highball.

I'll be selling items currently listed in the kathyphantastic Etsy store - mostly hand-lettered ceramics and a few new items if things go my way early May.

Come have a discounted mimosa with us. Prices will be ever-so-slightly cheaper - the benefits of shopping kathyphantastic in person. And check the Facebook page for some giveaways leading up to the show.

Austin Flea
May 12, 2012
11 am - 5 pm
The Highball - 1142 South Lamar [map]

Dog Portraits Featured in The BARK Magazine

Big news! kathyphantastic dog portrait plates and mugs were featured in the January/February 2012 Issue of The Bark Magazine. Oh you haven't heard of The Bark? It's only the premiere "dog culture magazine"

My custom hand-drawn pup portraits were featured in the Home Works: Best Picks of Domestic Design section. The Shipley dog portrait mug and French bulldog plate were among three retailers. kathyphantastic products were featured next to Anthropologie.

photo by Tina Phan

The editors of The Bark found me through my kathyphantastic Etsy shop. Huge thanks to photographer Aimee Wenske for the great product images.

photos by Aimee Wenske

Here's my copy of The Bark Magazine.

photo by Tina Phan

Custom White Persian Cat Portrait Mug

Last December, I had the pleasure of drawing Charlotte the White Persian cat. When asked about her personality, her mama's friend Sarah called her a very regal and prissy cat who loves long naps. Sounds good to me, I need a long nap.

Sarah also revealed that Charlotte has quite the brush collection. She has four brushes and chooses which brush she wants to be brushed with!

Have your kitty's portrait made on a mug or plate at my Etsy store.

Behind the scenes (please ignore my holiday crafting mess):

Why yes, those are penguins putting up a Christmas tree pajama pants.

Photos by Tina Phan