Well I’ve been sewing! I like to categorize my crafts into separate categories, those that I practice to sell and those I practice for myself and sewing falls in the latter category. You won’t find me selling things that I sew but I plan on making some more new duds to sport this summer. Working next door to a craft supply store has it’s perks, one of which is being invited to staff sewing night.
The lovely ladies at Fancy Tiger Crafts welcomed me into their drool worthy workspace and after 2 hours and constant guidance from my good friend Tina of Fast Geek Boutique, I emerged with a perfect pair of summer shorts! I plan on making at least 2-27 more pairs of these bad boys.
And of course what kind of photo shoot would this have been without a fun one…
This is how we do it!
I started off this year on a crafty foot and crocheted my husband a hat. After months of preparing product to sell at Holiday Markets it felt great to work on a project that I would get to see in use on a daily basis. This was my first time (believe it or not) making a hat. My mom is the resident knitter in the family so she has always made me lovely hats to wear so I have never felt the need to make one. Without further ado here is the finished product in action…
For this hat I used MADELINETOSH hand dyed 100% superwash merino wool yarn from Fancy Tiger Crafts, of course! You can download the pattern for the Crocheted Seafarers Cap free HERE!
I recently had the opportunity to check out the Handmade Colorado Exhibit at the Denver International Airport. This is an exhibit focusing on the handmade talents of Colorado. Here’s a peek at the few of the artists on view…
There is even a DIY craft station that you can create something before you travel. If you are passing through the airport anytime soon, don’t miss this exhibit.
Holiday season is upon us and that means Holiday Craft Markets. I have two upcoming markets this month…
First up is Fancy Tiger Crafts Holiday Handmade Friday November 30th from 5pm-10pm and Saturday December 1st from 10am-4pm at the Sherman Events Center, 1770 Sherman St. This is the 5th Annual Holiday Handmade and features over 60 local emerging and established crafters.
Next up is Firefly Handmade Holiday Market Friday December 14th from 6pm-10pm, Saturday December 15th from 11am-6pm and Sunday December 16th from 11am-6pm at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street in Boulder. This market features the work of over 70 artisans in a unique setting.
Finally if you are not in the Colorado area or can’t make it to the shows enjoy 25% off your entire purchase through the end of the year in my Etsy Shop with the coupon code “HOLIDAY2012”
Happy Holiday Shopping! Remember if you shop local you are keeping your money in your local community!