Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First fall craft show

My first craft show of the fall season is the CBC Charity Craft Sale, on Thursday, November 5, 9-5. Proceeds from the table rentals go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Details here. I'll be debuting lots of new items!

Friday, October 9, 2009

New bag for me

I needed a new bag, and rather than buying one I thought this would be a good opportunity to try making one myself; in particular I wanted to learn how to make an inside zippered pocket and insert a magnetic snap closure. Along the way I made a few execution errors (probably because I wasn't following a pattern), which made the dimensions a bit smaller than I had originally planned, but overall I'm very happy with it and am already using it. I had wanted an adjustable strap but didn't have enough of the navy fabric - I'll know better for next time. The outside is a navy lightweight canvas, and the inside is a Japanese mushroom and hedgehog print.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Christmas cards

Here's another new item I've been working on, a result of trying out typing onto fabric:

I personally don't like traditional Christmas cards, so I think these will be a good option for people who want something a bit different, or who don't celebrate Christmas but want to send out a holiday card. These too will make their debut at the CBC craft sale Nov. 5.