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DIY Craft Show Banner

DIY Craft Show Banner

I’m not quite ready to invest in a professionally made sign, but wanted something a little bigger and more durable than the signs I have been using for my craft shows. I’ve also been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the stuff around me, so Saturday’s outdoor show was great motivation to get to work. … Continue reading

Artomatic: Installation

Artomatic: Installation

Artomatic–DC’s biggest creative event–opened on Friday. Before sharing the details of what you’ll see in my space on the second floor, I thought I’d share a bit from installation. The good news was, with 11 floors to choose from, space was not really an issue. I found an open wall in a nice window-filled room. … Continue reading

salad table, season two

salad table, season two

So, last year we built a salad table. The thyme and oregano wintered over nicely, and this spring, we decided to add some salad greens to the mix. We picked up some yummy looking lettuce and swiss chard and planted them on a cool spring day. Not two days later, one of the lettuce plants … Continue reading

last stop

last stop

As predicted, I didn’t make it to all (or nearly all) the shops participating in the Metro Yarn Crawl. However, Sunday I was able to add one more to the list. I was in Arlington to pick my space for the upcoming Artomatic (running Friday, May 18 to Saturday, June 23) and a super rainy afternoon … Continue reading

handmade holiday decor

The holidays seemed like a perfect excuse to change up my color palette a bit. I set out to make three blown glass globes in varying sizes: one red, one green and one white. As the white and red globes started to take shape, I realized the green might be a bit much–so I stuck … Continue reading

DIY Chalkboard

I feel like chalkboard paint has been around forever, but this is the first I’ve used it. I picked up a wooden calendar holder at a yard sale for $2, added three coats of chalkboard paint and… …now the dogs use it to leave us messages.

natural light

I spent the past three days soaking up great business advice, meeting crafty peeps from around the country and generally having an awesome time at Hello Craft‘s Summit of Awesome in Baltimore. I have quite the homework list ahead of me, some around the house chores to tackle this weekend and a fun open house … Continue reading

firey

More explorations in color and shape! Here’s I’m seeing how flattening changes up a two-part application of red and yellow. p.s. please forgive the light blotch. Thankfully, I learned some new photography strategies at the Hello Craft Summit of Awesome today which I’m looking forward to trying out soon!

craftacular indeed

My weekend was as craftacular as expected–and exhausting. Taking time for a quick recap in (mobile) pictures, then it’s off to bed! {Friday: after trimming. first wheel-thrown bowls in progress.} {Saturday: gave tent walls a try at Fenton Street Market} {Saturday: first cool temps of fall inspired the start of an afghan} {Sunday: dove into … Continue reading