You might remember all my adventures in making mittens from fulled wool sweaters. I’ve pared down my wool collections to just cashmere (and some other wools to use under the suede palms) and come up with a few more pairs of cashmere mittens for this year’s craft shows. These mittens are made with suede palms… Continue reading More Cashmere Mittens!
I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life. I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork. Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about? I happily put those to use. Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!
Before I get to the projects I’ve been working on, I want to mention that I’ve been accepted to the Windfall Fine Art & Handcraft Market set for this coming September! It’s listed on my Shows page as well. Their Facebook Page likely will start posting updates later in the summer. But check it out now,… Continue reading Variety of Projects to Show You!
Yikes, I forgot to write a blog post about the then-upcoming craft show I participated in this past weekend! Anyway, it was the fourth annual one for the NS Art & Craft Sale, and it was my third time participating. The two organizers do SUCH a great job, and they love doing it!! I’m so glad… Continue reading Craft Shows, Floral Sheets, More Projects
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!
A fellow artisan asked me awhile ago if I could make some travel jewelry bags for her to give as gifts. I had made one once, and it didn’t quite come out as I’d hoped. But I told her I would try. Recently I finally sat down to make a pattern (after studying the construction… Continue reading Upcycled Silk Jewelry Bags
I just finished a three-day weekend of my first big (translation: pricier-booth-rental-but-thousands-of-visitors-coming-through) craft show! I was a vendor at the Dalplex Christmas Craft Market. It was a lot of fun having a booth space (8 ft. by 10 ft.) in which to spread out my products. I had a general layout idea in my head,… Continue reading Dalplex Christmas Craft Market – My First Big Craft Show!
Value Village had a 50% off sale on clothing and bedding recently. Guess who drove to both local stores in a single afternoon and spent the whole time poring over racks of clothing and sheets?! My daughter came along, and though dragging by the end, she had fun watching me go nuts over linens and… Continue reading Thrift Haul From Value Village
Wow, I cut out a lot more pieces of fabric for projects than I thought! But I have made progress in them. I should be ready for the first craft show of the season in three weeks! Featured below are reversible cross-body bags, reversible tote bags, and wool and silk brooches. Feast your eyes on the… Continue reading Bags, Brooches, and Craft Show
Yikes, two months is far too long since my last blog post! Time for a shows and works in progress update!! First of all, I found out that I have been accepted for a few juried craft shows in the fall!! I am very excited about these. Two of them are the Hand Made Art and… Continue reading Upcoming Shows and Works in Progress