Monday, May 28, 2012
Yesterday was the Patchwork craft show in Santa Ana, California. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the crowds were out. We had a great location in a corner spot. Gilded Moon sells beautiful jewelry (I bought a pair of earrings at the show last weekend and have my eye on another pair!) blog by South African artist Heather Moore (etsy shop skinny laminx) and thought that it looked really quick and easy, which it was. At a local quilt shop, I purchased for $10 a pack of 42 pre-cut pieces (Moda, California Girl) with the edges pinked. I simply cut each piece down the middle and had enough pieces for 3 strands of bunting. I pinned and sewed the fabric onto 12 foot lengths of twill ribbon. It was an easy one night project. Here's the result:Bazaar Latino (I purchased one from her etsy shop just last week) Hephzi Creations. I love the way she lined the vintage suitcases with fabric to display her jewelry. www.sewsweetnsimple.wordpress.com and at missvickyb.blogspot.com.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Since my first craft show of the year (Patchwork Long Beach) is this coming Sunday, I thought I'd make some items using my new collages. I've done 6 different note cards, and a few decorated Moleskines with matching bookmarks which will be sold as a set. If they do well at the show, they'll debut in my Etsy shop in a few weeks.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It's time for the spring craft shows and so far, I have 3 scheduled. Patchwork Long Beach on May 20, Patchwork Santa Ana on May 27 and Patchwork Culver City on June 10. These are all great shows with music, food trucks and way too many cool things to buy. (It's a wonder I make any money!) You can find out more about all three shows at patchworkshow.com. I did this new promo postcard to hand out and I think it came out pretty well.