I took a break from “mass production” of products during the past couple of months. Instead, I worked on various personal projects, such as a ukelele bag and a yellow patchwork comforter cover. The first resulted from a request from my husband who teaches guitar for a living. He asked if I could make a… Continue reading Ukelele Bag and Yellow Patchwork Comforter Cover
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
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
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