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 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!
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! 😀
I went through my photos today to curate collections of some of my favourite creations so far of the things I’ve made in the past six years. I am in the midst of applying for a couple of juried craft shows for the fall, so here is a post where jurors can see the variety of techniques,… Continue reading My Favourite Creations So Far!
Carrying on from my last post, I ended up buying MORE argyle wool sweaters and making THEM into mittens which then quickly got sold! Samples: My fair last weekend in Halifax went well. My mittens gained a lot of admirers and new owners. This Saturday I am participating in a local artisan show at a… Continue reading Shows, Argyle, and Flower Power
Yikes, I forgot to write a blog post about the then-upcoming craft show I participated in this past weekend! Anyway, it was the fourth annual one for the NS Art & Craft Sale, and it was my third time participating. The two organizers do SUCH a great job, and they love doing it!! I’m so glad… Continue reading Craft Shows, Floral Sheets, More Projects
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!
I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but I am still crafting away here in between all my other life duties! I’ve slowed down on the mass-production mode I had been in; and I’ve enjoyed making unique pillowcases, sunhats, mittens, and granny squares for two different blankets. The following photos are of the… Continue reading Pillowcases! Sunhats! Mittens! Granny Squares!
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