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Luscious Velvet and Updates…

Happy Saturday!  I figured it was about time I give an update on what’s been going on around here.  I am working on adding new items to the shop, and these are a few new creations currently available…

I just love this dusty rose/mauve velvet–it makes a great handwarmer.  It is so silky smooth and lustrous.

This pouch was handwoven by me, from silk and wool yarns.  The wool yarns (cream and beige colored) were actually handspun by me as well.  The back is made from a caramel linen, and the lining is a fabulous, mustard-colored organic cotton…

Handspun Handwoven Zipper Pouch

This necklace includes reclaimed bits of Kuchi chain, beads and other baubles.  The felted wool is from a knitting swatch.

textile found object mixed media necklace

Though I plan to continue to stitch, March will be bringing on some serious arting vibes!!  The Clearwater Art Walk, an event I’ve participated in for a couple of years now, is coming up on April 6 and I hope to have lots of new work by then.  (There might be another art show, too, depending if I am able to get ready for it…details to come if I decide on it…)

Garden season is nearly upon us, too!  Well, it should be already…there are seeds I’ve wanted to start, but haven’t, of course.

I’ve also started working on what I’m calling Anatomy of a Pouch…I’m not yet sure if it will be a series of posts, an ebook, or what yet….but basically, it’s designed to help YOU sew and design your own zipper pouches.  I would hope to have this done sometime in March, but no promises!

As always, I would love to know what crafty things you’re up to!  Feel free to share here or on any of my social pages, or shoot me an email!

Zine Love

God willing, 2018 will be the year of more ART.

Often times, I am torn between my desire to create and my desire to sit on my backside and stare at books (…or the internet…a lot of times, the internet, if I’m being honest…)

Anyway.  I mean to work on that.  I want to paint and just make more cool stuff.  If you know me, you know I have an obsession with zines.  I’ve only made a couple myself.  But there is something so indescribably attractive to me about these little books.  Maybe it’s all the possibility for freedom and expression in these often minuscule volumes.  Who knows.

A fabulous box of books…

As I’m scanning online sources (ironic, eh?!) for inspiration, I’m coming across some interesting-looking zines and other handmade books.  What about you?  Have you ever created one, or would you like to?  Do you have a favorite zine?

Filmage: A 35mm Photo Zine
Double zine pack with extras
Sketchbook by Molly Egan
Matchbox zine by Caelli Jo Brooker
A map of leaves
Zine Mermaids by Nina Schindlinger
Sketchbook by Molly Egan
How to Knit
Poetry zine

Is #moreart on your list of goals for 2018?  I’d love to see what you’ve been working on!