Tuesday, September 21, 2010

making the cut

I spent my studio day cutting bibs from the scrap pile left after a summer of tshirt weight johnny caps. These bibs take so long to complete with the reverse applique and the snap and yet they are my least expensive item.I guess they are my gift to all the messy babies and their tired parents. After my morning cutting and cutting and cutting I came home to discover I have made the cut once again for the winter Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle (december 4&5)As the boy sleeps in my lap I've been checking out the other vendors. Everyone is so slick and clever.I am sort of in awe that I am in the show. And as I type this that familiar feeling is already creeping in: I am so behind for this show! Time to Do Work.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I will not be at the farmer's market this saturday, september 18th because I will be attending a wedding. hooray for love! I will be in my studio that morning trying to catch up on hats and bibs. And then maybe swing by the market just to shop...

Monday, September 06, 2010

return of wool

whether you are moaning about the end of summer or secretly pleased to dig out your old sweaters and scarves,there is an undeniable crispness in the air. With Labor Day just hours from being over, I am announcing the return of wool hats to the moth and squirrel booth.And for those of you who might find moth holes or unfortunate stains in those favorite sweaters when you pull them from the back of your closet, think of me before you toss them out in the trash.I offer a $5 coupon as a token of thanks when people donate sweaters. They need to be wool or a high quality wool blend. They can have holes, ink spots, or suffered accidental washing/shrinking. I love crafting hats and critters from well loved garments, things that have already lived a few good stories before I turn them into some new item to cherish.

p.s. thanks to franklin for modeling this set of esther amelia hats with me. This is an outtake from the shots we took for official documentation but it is my favorite. It is already much harder to use him as a model now that he has learned how to pull hats off his own head and is endlessly fascinated by the camera itself.