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
Until last week, I hadn’t made any hand-drawn and hand-coloured original art notecards in awhile! But as happens in this varied-media artist’s life, I got the urge to sit down with my array of Sharpie markers, watercolour paper, and black cardstock to create some new cards. Every August I scour the back-to-school sales to see… Continue reading Original Artwork Cards!
I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below. The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself. I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post. I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags
Last summer I experimented with making my own sunhat pattern. I was quite pleased with how the hat turned out! Because I was so pleased, I immediately began picking out fabrics to make another one. Because, it’s just fun to make things when you are pleased with your own design. 😀 I poked around in… Continue reading Watermelon Silk Sunhat, Beaded Crocheted Flower Blanket, and Lime Green Bag
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! 😀
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love spotting a bright floral vintage sheet, in cotton, in my local thrift stores!! I’ve gotten to the point where I can scan my eyes down a row of mostly neutrally-coloured polyester sheets and spy the prize! 😀 Of… Continue reading More Vintage Sheet Finds!!!
I live with my local-guitar-teacher husband and two teens in a semi-rural area that has a lot of housing development but no public transit within walking distance. And we have one vehicle. We’ve managed to work out the logistics of this over the years, but today I needed to get out with no agenda, no errands,… Continue reading A Much-Needed Day Out