It's that wonderful time of year again! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming. And we go south to Philadelphia for Art Star Craft Bazaar! I don't know if you've been following along on instagram, but there's lots of new stuff!
I'm going to have plenty of the classic favorites along with these new things, AND some specials just for the weekend! Stop by booth #7 to say hello?
So, spring weather is here in New England, but it's a little fleeting still. Warm one day, chilly the next. Oh well. It *is* supposed to be lovely this weekend!
Speaking of which, this Saturday + Sunday we're in Holyoke, Massachusetts for the Alchemy Artisan Fair. Western Mass, this is probably the last time I'm out this way until at least the fall, so swing by if you can? There will be food, coffee, and tons of fun workshops!
I'm working on an odd mix of secret projects, production (which is mostly just stacks of tiny pieces of felt) and completely new designs and rebranding, which all feels hard to share in blog form. I'm going to try to get better sharing more regularly, but in the meantime, here are a few peeks at some of what I've been working on...
Hope it's feeling spring-y where you are! (Or autumn-y, if you're on the other side of the hemisphere...)
I can't lie, it's been quiet around here. Sorry. I've been slogging through some of the less fun (and not so photogenic) parts of my business this month, and so I haven't been posting much. Working on turning the corner, though, and SPRING will is supposed to be here soon...
In the meantime, I am very pleased to be participating in this new-to-me event nearby in Dracut, MA this Saturday (and I *have* quietly been making lots of cat dumplings & other fun items, plus a few surprises for it):
I am selfishly most excited about trying smoothies & other tasty things at this local spot, since this crazy winter has been limiting us from getting out & doing as much locally as we normally like to. Local folks, stop by & say hello & grab a bite (or a cup of coffee, which I hear is EXCELLENT)!
In an effort to not save all the good stuff for in-person events, I'm going to be scheduling online shop updates of ready-to-ship items; some that I will eventually add as made-to-order in the shop, some limited-editions, and a few special never-to-be-seen-again items now & again.
I am notoriously slow with shop updates because I fidget with the details of EVERYTHING. I'm going to try my hardest to make these quick & painless & not-over-fussed with instead, so that more of what you see me working on via instagram ends up available online too. This is a bit of an experiment, so it might evolve as we go, but for now I'm going to try to do one or two of these updates a month.
The first ready-to-ship shop update (lightly Caturday themed) will be on Friday, February 27th, at noon EST.is LIVE!
Helllooooooooo out there! Since I've pretty much been sick since the new year, I'm going to wish you a happy new year too. Happy New Year!
And while I was fighting viruses/cold bugs for many more days than I did for all of 2014, I was also working on new things! Which I will have at these following upcoming events! Which I will be leaving my house to attend despite the urge to hibernate for two more months with all the snow we've been having!
No seriously, these should be really good events & I'm excited about them.
We will both have a lovely selection of gifts for all you last minute shoppers! Please say hello (and a happy belated birthday!) to the mister if you are at the Gather Here Market and have a donut and a grilled cheese sandwich for me!
If you cannot make it to either of these great shows, you can email me with a request to pick up items in my studio in Lowell on Monday the 22nd! That is my absolute last cutoff for the holidays! I will be taking a real break after that!