I seem to be making a lot of personal and gift projects these past few months! I have some craft show projects on the go, too, such as in the last photo of this post (and I’ll post more photos as those projects are finished); but making personal projects has been fulfilling, too. First up… Continue reading Personal Sewing and Knitting Projects Again!
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!
Hello! Long time, no hear; I know. For me, craftwise, 2016 was somewhat of a writeoff. I made the decision back in May that I would not be participating in craft shows last year. I needed to tend to some family and personal matters and just didn’t have the steam to prepare for shows for… Continue reading Updating With Home Projects
I finished the beautiful cashmere mittens I was working on last week! I love how they turned out – what do you think? Find full description here. Find full description here. Find full description here. Find full description here. and find the full description here. Save
Even though I’m not participating in any craft shows this fall and winter (sniff, sniff! I miss it! I almost applied for one in December, but talked myself out of it because I just. do. not. have. time. this year to produce enough!), I am still working on craft projects for sale here and there. … Continue reading Upcycled Wool Mittens in Progress!
Three years ago, I wrote about making a bunch of reversible cross-body cotton batik bags to start selling. You see, the year before that, I had stumbled upon an unbelievable deal on yardage of cotton batik fabric ($2.99 USD/yard) while visiting a surplus discount store in the States. I went nuts picking out pieces of… Continue reading Thrifted Batik Fabrics
My mother was here visiting me from the States last fall. I gave her a bunch of bags to take home with her, as she had offered to try to sell some of them in her region of the world. A few months ago she sent me this photo of a happy-looking customer holding her… Continue reading Colleen Sharpe Bags Go International! 😀
Last night, while browsing Instagram (and discovering that one of my favourite craft bloggers started following my account – fangirl moment!!!), I learned that my very favourite vintage cotton floral sheets were made by Wabasso in Canada under the product name Marvel Press. I then spent hours obsessing over finding every Wabasso Marvel Press sheet pattern… Continue reading Home Decor Projects
I found some photos of more creations I’ve made over the past six years! Some were gifts and some were custom orders. Enjoy! (You’ll find other pre-blogging days past creations of mine here, here, and here.) Crocheted hats: Knit scarves: Tissue holders made from silk: Card, dishcloths, bottle holders, and sewing machine cover (this is… Continue reading More Past Creations!
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