Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weekend Craft Fairs

I had a fun time at the D.C. Craft Mafia's Holiday Heist this weekend. It was great to catch-up with fellow crafters. There was a good turn out and the Soundry was the perfect venue! I ended up with some awesome items from See Katie Sew , Ugly Kitty, and blugrn design.

Here are a few pictures of the event:

Here is my corner of the room. I liked being in an actual studio space with equipment!

A close-up of my accordion photo albums in one of my favorite vintage luggage pieces.

Katie of See Katie Sew in her beautiful booth.

Katie's pencil cases are the bomb!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Craft Fairs

Yes, it is that time of year. The start of the holiday market season. I wanted to let you know my schedule so you can come by and visit me at my upcoming markets. I am all over this year with shows in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. There are lots of new products: chalkboard journals, felt photo albums and new sizes of books made fromLEGO® pieces.

Holiday Heist
Saturday, November 21 12-6 P.M.
The Soundry
316 Dominion Rd.
Vienna, VA 22180
Hosted by the D.C. Craft Mafia in a super-cool location!

Temple Sinai Chanukah Mart
Sunday, November 22 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
3100 Military Road
Washington, D.C. 20015
Can't wait to participate in this fundraiser for Temple Sinai.

Holiday Shop-N-Stroll
Saturday, December 5 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD
This is an OUTDOOR market in downtown Silver Spring with over 50 vendors.

Squidfire Holiday Mart
Saturday, December 12 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Dubuns Arena on Boston Street
Baltimore, MD
The cool kids of the Squidfire T-shirt company are putting on this BIG show!

Holiday Booty Show
Saturday, December 19 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Design Within Reach Showroom
1838 Columbia Rd.
Washington, D.C. 20009
A mini Crafty Bastards reunion with 20 vendors who all participated in this year's show.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finally Felt

I have had these colorful pieces of German felt (thanks to FilzFelt) for months. I have actually gotten around to making felt photo albums with them. The cool thing is that the felt is so thick that no boards are necessary in the binding process. The result is a limp style binding. A cozy photo album to warm those cold winter nights!

My struggle was how to add a bit of fun to the cover. I thought about cutting out designs in a contrasting felt color to attach to the cover but this proved more difficult than I anticipated - the felt is 100% wool and VERY thick. So I decided to pull out the sewing machine and add a decorative stitch to the edge of the felt. I am so happy with the results!