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!
Years ago I made Christmas ornaments for our tree, but I had the idea that I had to make them in sets of twelve. Later, as I started selling my crafts at craft fairs and browsing other crafters’ goods, I realized it would be more fun to collect from other makers one special ornament at a… Continue reading Christmas Tree Ornaments: Local and Global
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!
I spent last Friday and Saturday at the Hand Made Art & Craft Show. It was fun to meet some new artists and crafters who are closer to where I live! I bought an art print from one of the artists, who was very fun to talk with. Many thanks to those of you who came… Continue reading Craft Show and Flower Brooches
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 created sixteen new reversible batik bags last week and this week. I figured I’d take advantage of a school break (I homeschool my kids) and get ahead on stock for fall fairs. I also wanted to have enough to take to an event with me in a few weeks (more on that in another… Continue reading Sixteen Reversible Batik Bags
I live with my husband and our two teens. I love working with fabric, yarn, and paper; and I love bright colours. I have been sewing and crocheting since I was a child. I developed a love for working with paper when I was in my mid-20’s, and after the birth of my second child… Continue reading About Me