I worked on a few personal creative projects in December, and one of them resulted in being commissioned to do a custom order. I had figured out how to make mittens from shrunken wool sweaters, so I made a pair for myself: I lined them with fabric from a thrifted bathrobe, and I put red suede… Continue reading Wool Mittens and Christmas Cards
Well, I’ve had a busy summer with household and family projects in addition to craft projects, thus the gap in between posts again. However, today I was able to take a bunch of photos, and now I will catch you up on my progress towards the fall craft shows! One project I did was to… Continue reading Craft Area Gets Reorganized; New Items Made
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
I am working on some flower appliqued bags made from cotton, linen, and silk; so I thought I’d post some works-in-progress photos. The first set of photos shows the makings of some new reversible cross-body bags. This time the bags will have decorated flaps, and these have been very fun to create!! The next set… Continue reading Flower Appliqued Bags
After a busy autumn, I slowed down for the Christmas season. After that, I spent weeks decluttering my house! And since I also home-educate my kids, I spent time reorganizing that whole project. In between decluttering spurts, I worked on some personal creative projects, some of which you will see here. And I also got… Continue reading New Year, New Projects!
I’m excited that I finished painting my thrift store finds (bookshelf, shelf, and mirror) and garage-found table in the deep, dark purple plum paint! When they dried, I hauled them all upstairs and put them on my dining table. I measured for a typical craft show table, and proceeded to work on a new show… Continue reading Craft Fair Display Experiments!
Can you give me some advice and feedback about my craft show display tables? I have participated in craft shows since autumn of 2010. But up until last October, I did not realize the importance of having vertical and multi-level displays. I had always laid out my items on a table – a thought at… Continue reading Need Craft Show Display Advice!
I’m featuring works-in-progress-or-already-done in colours such as pink, green, and turquoise here!! I’ve created a new chevron cotton hat for sale. This is made from cotton yarn and is edged with pink beads. I’m also branching out with my cards! I will be experimenting with various types of art and media (all by hand, no… Continue reading Pink, Green, and Turquoise Works-in-Progress
So my next project in this craft business journey is to learn how to watermark my photos. This is so when I share them anywhere on the internet, my information will follow the photos. Let’s see if this simple experiment worked (the photo is a crocheted cotton stuffed ball I made for a friend’s baby):… Continue reading Learning How to Watermark Photos
Bear with me while I learn photography skills! Enjoy some photos of more of my works in progress: Since I am preparing for selling at an event at the end of June, I will take better photos of my products as they are completed in the next few weeks. Then I will post photos here… Continue reading Learning Photography Skills; Works In Progress