Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Treasury

About a week ago, my Yellow Iris Wallet was featured in a lovely springtime Treasury on Etsy. Although the Treasury is expired now, I wanted to share it with you here. 'New Shoots' was curated by Kendra of Underhill House (aka It features an array of work from talented Western Mass artisans...I am quite happy to say that my daffodil and garlic shoots are indeed up- a true sign of the abundant summer to come!

Enjoy your weekend~

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It took me about a week to mentally recover from the big craft show that I did. They can be really draining; especially when they are multi-day shows and you're doing all the loading and set-up alone. But I survived and I'm back in the saddle now! Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and sorting, in an attempt to uncover my work space. When a patch had cleared, I finished cutting up some product tags for my totes. It's a bit of a process but I'm happy with the end result. First I get the layout set-up on my computer and print too many copies (to make sure the front and back line up the right way), then I make lots of copies on cardstock at the local print shop, I then cut them by hand, stamp them with my logo, punch little holes in them, string them up, and attach them to my wares. It can be a little time consuming, but the price is right, they look great, and they've got my own personal touch. Here's a picture I snapped of the stamping process...Happy Tuesday to you! ~Cheers~

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Old Deerfield Spring Sampler

There is only 2 days left until my first major craft show of the year! I've been sewing like mad to build as much inventory as I can... Hopefully I'm fully prepared. I will be there with 3 of my Artisan of Western MA comrades... Lou's Upcycles, Katie Ray Arts, and Sieber Designs. We'll be in booths 147-150. It's supposed to be a rainy weekend up here in the Northeast; so if you're in the area and looking for something to do, come check out the handcrafted work of over 200 vendors! There will be demos and crafting workshops, and you could win shopping gift certificates. Here are the show details:
The Old Deerfield Spring Sampler
Saturday & Sunday- March 13 & 14; 10am - 5pm each day
The Young Building at the Eastern States Exposition Center
1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield MA
Admission is $6 (print admission coupons off the Old Deerfield website!)