At my last craft fair at the Burren, I was exhibiting near a ceramicist and traded some earrings for a bud vase at the end of the day. It's so cute! I have in on my work desk right now, with a huge dendrobium orchid in it. It's nice to be able to have flowers at my desk, and the blue-green color is so pretty.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I decided to treat myself to an early Christmas present at the Harvard Square Holiday Crafts Fair one day after work last week. Last year my roommate got me a pair of spoon earrings from vendor Shine On, and I've been coveting their rings ever since, so when I ran into their stall I had to get one. It was hard to choose, but I found one with a lovely art nouveau design of a daffodil, which makes me think of spring.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I started making these little earrings at my last craft fair. I had been crocheting flowers out of embroidery floss and thought I'd try making them into earrings. The flowers sort of flop around, but I think that's part of what I like about them. I want to try making some with a whole array of flowers. They're really light, and unlike the twiggy earrings they're not likely to catch on anything.
I've been making a lot more things lately besides these, but as most of them are for Christmas presents you'll just have to wait til after the holiday to see them!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I took some photos at Saturday's craft fair in Davis Square. I had a whole lot of new things for sale!
Holiday map cards, crocheted flower earrings, twiggy earrings, crocheted flower pins...
My very Victorian earring/necklace display frame. I've been doing a lot of floral designs lately; the crocheted flower earrings are the most recent.
Hair accessories (clips and combs). Again, more florals!
I also had some brand new map posters, which were getting snapped up! I will be at SLAM again this coming Saturday (12-4pm) for my last holiday craft fair of the season, so please stop by if you're in the area.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I've been on a bit of a knitting binge lately. First I made myself a truly enormous scarf, and then I made a hat for my friend (more on that one later). Recently I've been making decorative crocheted flowers. I originally intended to put them on knitted headbands/ear-warmers, but as they're a lot more fun and fast to make, I quickly had a lot of them. I made them by crocheting a circle and adding stitches to make a ruffled shape. I then crocheted embroidery floss in contrasting colors onto the edges to highlight the shape. I sewed buttons or beads into the center of the flowers, sewed them to pin backs or hairclips and attached them to headbands.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I found some wonderful yarn in New York when I was there at the end of September. Since then I have been working on a massive scarf project. I had fun working on it during an apple-picking trip at the beginning of October. With their deep reds and green-gold bloom, the apples were exactly the same color as the scarf!
The finished scarf is incredibly long and wide. Right now it's kind of excessively bulky, but I'm sure it will be really useful in the depths of winter!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
There are a lot of events coming up soon -- here is a complete list:
December 2nd-23rd, 2010
December 2nd-23rd, 2010
"13 Under 30" Group Exhibition
Thirteen emerging artists in the Boston area will be showing a wide variety of art. My contributions include an imaginary map drawing and a large pop-up of a city intersection. The exhibition is at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery of Boston University's Hillel Center, located at 213 Bay State Road in Boston. More information: www.bu.edu/hillel/gallery/
December 3, 5-7pm
"Small Works" Opening Reception
An exhibition of small works (under 12"x12") by artists of the Fort Point art community. I have contributed two imaginary maps, each with a different style. The exhibition is at Fort Point's gallery space "Art at 12", located at 12 Farnsworth Street in Boston. The exhibition will be up through December 31. More information: www.fortpointarts.org/
December 4, 12-4pm AND December 11, 12-4pm
Saturday Local Artist Market
I will be showing lots of new jewelry, maps, holiday cards and more, and would love to have you stop by! There will be lots of other talented artists as well, with a wide variety of handmade products. The perfect opportunity for holiday shopping! As usual, the event is at the Burren in Davis Square, located at 247 Elm Street in Somerville. More information: www.burren.com/