14 July

Terrarium Tiny on My Mind


I’ve been really inspired by the music at the new Girdwood Farmers Market(!) yay! I also have been inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk AND soooo began thinking tiny, miniature, smaller bits of beauty etc. I stumbled across these Odoria 1:24 Vintage Japanese Furniture pieces & thought about how each piece is so cool and wanted to isolate or encapsulate these miniatures along with natural beauty here in Girdwood, especially after the rain. Using moss I found in the yard, I made these glass terrariums that are about 5-7” tall each with the Odoria phonograph and low table, vintage telephone, vintage TV, and my favorite, a vintage sewing machine and bench. Hope you like them as much as I do!

16 June

Into the Woods We Go!


How exciting to be prepping for a MARKET!! I don't even mind digging out the tent and racks, table, chairs, performing the tagging, pricing, bagging, loading, and everything else that goes into free market capitalism. At the top of my "positives" list for this market is that it forced me to up my POS bank card transaction game. Using my Crow Creek Cool Shopify set up I was able to obtain a Shopify card reader and integrate my current e-commerce sales flow! No more printers, reconciling sales after each show, crazy expensive cc machines and paper that annually become obsolete. The past pandemic year has hit everyone hard - especially us MAKERS. I've always needed an outlet for my making and the new, home grown neighborhood farmers market being kicked off in Girdwood is just what the community needed. Every other Sunday throughout the summer come to the Ghood and shop local for veggies, artisan wares, coffee, self-care goods, flowers, ferments, tie-dye, and even FRESH SALMON(!), all bathed in LIVE MUSIC! Crow Creek Cool will have new bags & flags -even one-of-a-kind hand painted cool flags along with my latest hand crafted items of muse! The market is made possible in part by the generosity of the founders of Girdwood's new Raw Market Company located next to the Girdwood Laundromall near Towne Square.

Here is a little video link of the last market posted by the Girdwood Community Land Trust! > https://www.facebook.com/GirdwoodCLT/videos/1617038768495377 

29 April

Ahhhhlaska never disappoints...

Merely on the drive home to Girdwood from the grocery store in Anchorage. In 20+ years I don't think I have ever slowed and pulled over into a Seward Highway turnout but on this day I just had to. Here is Turnagain Arm in rare and calm reflective beauty. xOx

23 August

Share the Care Friends

We are in a strange, new world.πŸ’™πŸ˜·I have uploaded my most popular designs to our Crow Creek Cool Society6 page for Masks. Share the Care friendsπŸ‘


16 November

Loving American Buttercream

Oooooo! Now you can follow these bakes & creations on IG at > https://www.instagram.com/cindysbakes/
☆ Creative provisions by a Newb Baker, Artist + Maker in the cool little ski town of Girdwood, Alaska USA ☆

Practice continues πŸ‘©‍🍳 sweet fun! Trying something NEW can be challenging and takes some bravery to fail -I should do a better job of showing photos of my "uglies!" I need to remember patience while I practice but at least we can eat my failsπŸ˜† But how am I expected to patient when Miss Margaret sends me this link: https://www.ice.edu/newyo…/continuing-ed/art-cake-decorating (!!) πŸ§πŸ’—πŸ˜¬
🍰For friends who are inspired here are my go-to links:
How to make buttercream flowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHc8cqgmYTQ
Attempting Russia Piping Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAgXne621o
Next, still refining the #AmericanButtercream recipe and learning what pipes best using various tips. Also practicing the basic piping borders onto a cookie sheet.

My Latest MUSE!

Slightly obsessed with American Buttercream &🧁πŸ₯ loving to learn how to decorate PLUS any mistakes are the best part!πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’œ
#Wilton #Cupcakes #FrostingArt #Sugar

Sneak peek at our birthday girl'sπŸ‘Έ "Sea Jelly" πŸŒŠbirthday cake! My first layer cake and I learned a thing or THREE! BTW Love YouTube's PreppyKitchen πŸ₯🧁
#AmericanButtercream πŸŽ‚πŸ’—

02 March

Show at Georgia Blue Gallery

Cindy Shake objets trouvΓ©s 

GEORGIA BLUE GALLERY    April 5 - April 30, 2019
Opening Reception April 5, 2019 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

23” x 27” Mixed Media Assemblage by Cindy Shake
All images © 2019 Cindy Shake

20 June

NEW Artist Fabric Panels & Art Quilt Patterns are now available!

NEW Artist Fabric Panels & Art Quilt Patterns are now available at Quilt Shops or on line through our website at Crow Creek Coolture! https://crowcreekcool.com/
A Be-YOU-tiful display at Quilt Tree  Our new Plushy friends, AK ABC and Raven Panels merch are customer-ready  #makersmovement  https://crowcreekcool.com/
#sewing #patterns #madeinalaska #madebyhand #quilting