Wednesday, December 2, 2009

open house

holiday shows

hello! hard to believe it's been since September since we posted anything...yikes! we have a few upcoming shows during the holiday season so hope you can come out to say "hi" in person.

renegade craft fair (THIS WEEKEND)

Hinsdale Adornments exhibit
now through 12/19

Chicago French Market
opens 12/3

Friday, September 18, 2009

ReadyMade mag post

We were mentioned in the ReadMade blog many neat vendors were at the Renegade show. Check out this story if you weren't able to make it out! Hope to see everyone at RAW in a couple weeks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Thanks to everyone who came out to Renegade and said "hello". My husband David + I had a great time. If you are in town the first weekend of October - stop by our studio for a visit during the Ravenswood Art Walk. This event gets bigger and better each year. Please check out some of my fellow participants + friends!
Sarah Drake
Blocked by Buildings
Circa Ceramics
Chapter One Organics (will be in my space too!)
Lincoln Square Pottery Studio
I'll be busy in the studio the next couple of weeks making more of those turquoise twine vases everyone wanted! Thanks for your support and interest in SODA...we're so happy to still be in business!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

renegade craft

This year we'll hopefully not get rained out at Renegade!
check out all the details for this show the weekend
of the 12th of September - in the wicker park neighborhood of Chicago
attached above from our first renegade....such a fun time...with my
friend Top helping out.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bucktown Art Fest

Our favorite show is coming up soon! We're going to be at the Bucktown Arts Fest in Chicago the last weekend of August. Last year it was a bit steamy so we're hoping for a nice weekend.

I have a couple of friends and artists that I love that are also show at this event - check them out....
Dolan Geiman
Circa Ceramics
sara lenart
leah evans
nancy deal

added a quick photo of some of my new twine vases...!

Friday, July 24, 2009

new squirrel charm

meet our newest critter to join the SODA clay clan!
I'm awfully fond of ms. owl, sally the seahorse + curly sue snail but couldn't resist drawing this little squirrel holding a heart. I need to name her so if you have any suggestions...send me an email!

please stop by our booth at the Bucktown Arts Fest. It's coming up soon...August already!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Pitchfork is coming soon and SODA will be there! The crafty location is actually on the tennis courts so come check out our new bag tags + charms.
there was a quick blog article by's a cute pic of our treehouse charm...but also lots of info about my fellow crafties at the show too!

Mimi's Organic Exchange

come out and see us at our first organic show! we're near the new whole of north ave.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Elle Decor - June issue

Our sweet little ABC coloring book set made it into
Elle Decor this month - available through our etsy store...or
Peek...Aren't You Curious in CA.
My creative mom wrote the poems for each booklet.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Constructor Craft Fair

Come on out and see us May 24th in the Chicago Burbs at this Constructor Craft Fair!
10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn - 6615 Roosevelt Road

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SODA + Design Sponge

check out my abode on Design Sponge - just posted this week. it's so funny to see my place online :) it's definitely a labor of love to make an average condo look unique. i guess i've been trying to put my design degrees to work!

SODA + design sponge

for pic's like this - you definitely have to call my friend Cara Garbarino - she's a miracle worker!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chicago Time Out

Check out a new post featuring one of our ms. owl porcelain charms in the latest issue of Time Out Chicago Magazine.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hot Mom + Cool Tot

we hope you come to our upcoming event! there will be plenty of items for mom, kidlet's or even your home.
check out the artists:
kimberly creswell + kim's photo site
hannah claire somerville
lanna mae brown
steracle press + cardiology cards
Friday, April 24th from 11-2 p.m. and also a wine open house from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th from noon-4 p.m.
3717 n. ravenswood suite 115
hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

meet my favorite spring bird - ms. ethel. these are some pics of her from a couple years past. she was quite proud of the nest and her babies. ethel has been the inspiration for my lovebird wallpaper and textile patterns. she also inspired some of the clay charm illustrations that have become my favorite!

i thought it'd be fun to post pictures of her so that we remember spring is right around the corner.

Monday, March 30, 2009

better homes + gardens

Such a surprise to hear that our wallpaper was photographed on a headboard for a spring Creative Home mag by BH+ G. It definitely is spring worthy with our lovebirds fluttering about in the pattern. It got us to thinking about all the various uses for wallpaper! There are so many. We'll have to create some of the new ideas to be ready for all the summer craft shows. Promise to keep you posted.

Friday, March 6, 2009

SODA in Chicago Home + Garden Magazine

hello everyone! we are thrilled to note that there's an article in Chicago Home + Garden magazine's march/april issue about SODA. there are some great pic's of our lovebird wallpaper and textiles. one of the photographs features a crib set that was made by my friend Jessica for her little fella Axel. it turned out so sweet and he seems to love sleeping next to the lovebirds....awe....
here's the link to the online story:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SODA on Design Sponge!

we were thrilled to discover this morning that SODA was chosen by grace at design sponge as one of her three favorite things at the new york gift show last week! considering the size and scope of the show, that's quite a compliment and we couldn't be happier or more flattered to receive it.  yay! 

if you are curious, read what grace has to say here.  

then find a list of SODA retailers here.

and don't forget to visit us here.

many thanks, grace!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

etsy treasury surprise!

things have been crazy busy in the soda studio and in the shipping department.  we had a happy surprise this week when we discovered our robot girl cups were featured in an etsy treasury!  the next day we spied our sweet ms. owl and posey branch charms already listed in the garnet hill online store.  and did you know you may also find us at poppytalk handmade where we have some lovely valentines treats for someone you love.  

so much goodness, click over and take a look!

have a wonderful holiday weekend... cheers!

amy and sandra