I’ve got to say… after a couple mostly disappointing craft shows, my open house was insanely refreshing! As much as I prepped and set up for this, it was much less stressful than a show… I didn’t have to pack my things into boxes and shove them in the car at 6 in the morning


My computer problem isn’t fixed, but we’ve figured out a temporary solution (I’m plugged into the modem… how sad for a laptop to be tied down like this!). So you get a real update now! This was my booth at the Made in the South Christmas Bazaar yesterday. Looks pretty good, right? I’m not going


No big post tonight, because I’m going to bed. Tomorrow? November 15, 2008 Event: A Southern Christmas Bazaar Features: Queen City Decorative Painters and Crafts (uh, and yours truly!) Location: Meridian Activity Center Address: 3300 – 32nd Ave Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission: Free to all I’ll post pictures when I get back!


Today was the MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) Christmas Stop. We woke up at 6, loaded up the car, took care of the dog, and got on the road to set up. Setting up took a little longer than usual because we weren’t sure where to put the gridwall and the things on it… now I


I guess this should really be called “Craft Show Checklist – What I bring to my shows” I can’t tell you what to bring… we all have different needs and sell different things in different parts of the country and the world. So while sunscreen and bug spray might be necessities for an outdoor show


October 11th was the Threefoot Arts Festival downtown, so I scooted into town with my husband, armed with a bit of cash and an excited spirit. I love art shows… going to them, being in them, shopping at them. I don’t love $1 stretchy bracelets, bags of M&Ms labeled “grumpy pills”, and kitschy polymer clay


Since moving to Meridian, Mississippi, I have mostly been limited to my current stash of craft materials. You see, here, there’s no Michael’s, AC Moore, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hancock Fabrics… really no craft store that I am aware of. There is a nearby-ish fabric store in a neighboring town, but I haven’t been there yet. So


I never did post pictures of my craft area in Milton, did I? I loved the color of the walls and the curtains (they were like that when we got there)… perfect. And they coordinated perfectly with my bulletin board and office chair, too. The desktop computer is only hooked up because I forgot to


The Santa Rosa Riverwalk arts festival (in Milton, Florida) was really nice. It was so gorgeous to be right next to the water, and the days were clear and sunny, even if the wind and cold on Saturday almost froze us to death. I went with my sweet friend Liz, who makes gorgeous custom hand-embroidered


Shisha (the Hindi word for “little glass”) embroidery is also known as mirror-work or abla embroidery. Originally, pieces of mica were used as the mirrors, but later, thin blown-glass pieces were broken and used. Today, small mirrors are commercially available for shisha embroidery. If you use these, make sure to file the edges first so


I’ve read all sorts of tutorials and how-to instructions for making a homemade lightbox for photographing things… and I’ve tried a couple of them. The cut-up-a-cardboard-box-and-line-it-with-tissue paper thing didn’t work out for me. It felt flimsy and didn’t even yield decent pictures (for me, at least). Then I combined some different thing I have read,


Feb 03 2008
Category: Crafts. Sewing

You know, I realized that I never updated about my quilt that I made in October!!! I teased you with cutesy illustrations but never showed you photos. So here they are! The binding turned out a little weird… but I think that’s largely because of the batting I used… which was pretty puffy, so it



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