Thursday, December 1, 2011

Getting Ready for the Show

I have three holiday art/craft shows this month, and I'm busy as a bee in the studio finishing new items! Sipping lots of vanilla coffee and staying up until the wee hours this week... I love doing shows, it's really fun seeing tons of other wonderful handcrafted items, meeting new people, and hearing which items people like best.

Here are the latest goods! First, I've been working on ornaments. They are hand-cut from travertine stone, and then hand-painted. I thought about all the beautiful places in Oregon I've visited when making these. I love the texture of the stone works naturally to form a landscape.  :)

Then, a new series of paper collage cards for the holidays! I used lots of papers, buttons and yarns from my stash and found new ones to re-use from thrift stores too. I look forward to card making every year. In the past. I have made them for family and friends, but this year I decided to offer them in my shop too :)

And on my thrift store shopping trip, I found all these cool vintage holiday fabrics and yarns!

More gingerbread people are cut and waiting to be sewn ... Their eyes are baby buttons.

Holiday gift baskets!

If you live around Portland, Oregon, come visit me:

December 2, 2011 Duniway Holiday Boutique
10 AM -7:30 PM, Duniway School, 7700 SE Reed College Place, Portland, OR

December 18, 2011 Crafty Underdog Holiday Art/Craft Fair
Sat 11 AM -5 PM, McMenamins Mission Theatre, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland, OR

December 22, 2011 Winter Solstice Art/Craft Fair
Thurs 4 PM - 8 PM, Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR

Or if you can't make it to a show, see my new online gift shop, I'm very excited to have this shop up and running, it's a dream come true for me. :)

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