Wednesday, December 14, 2011



Phwew... these past few months have been an absolute blur, I tell you! Quilt Market through Christmas just tends to be that way. And I'm overdue on just about everything, including ye olde blog! This year was especially crazy - hello, holiday Big Crafty! Boy, doing a craft show during the holiday makes so much sense, but it's killed any inclination I may have had for handmade holiday gifts. Gift cards it will be! Here's a little sampling of what I made for my booth:

First, a little series of stretched canvas birdies in various adventures with umbrellas, kelpies, etc. (see more on my flickr page!) This one was my favorite - the waves, the clouds, the big dipper - and it was a little hard to let go of!



And more bird cameos. The little scarves, well, they just made me happy!


And mushroom terrariums and mushroom embroideries. It was actually a pretty good show for me - all pennies go to the new sewing machine penny jar!

I have been thinking about some goals for next year. I'm thinking a healthy dose of quilt WIPs, maybe some crochet, and some more craft/quilt experimentation. I absolutely love making stuff that people want to purchase, but I need a break from that mode for a little while. There's one more crafting project on the horizon.... big announcement headed your way soon! Until then, may your holiday preparations be merry!

4 comments:

  1. Hello Amanda,

    Love your bird cameos!


    Gabriela

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  2. Your work makes me happy! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Searching online for fellow crafters in the Asheville area--just moved here from Portland, Maine--and then I saw your blackbird work. As a "Crowe," I'm drawn to work that features crows/blackbirds. Love these!

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