So things are looking up in my little crafting corner. My friend Lauren and I are working together to do some craft events this summer. I am very excited.
Lauren does some amazing 'up-cycling' (that's the hip lingo for re-purposing which was the hip lingo for recycling). She makes clothes and rag dolls from old clothes. She's been working on some really cool headbands and scarfs from old t-shirts. You can see some of her stuff at her etsy store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/lmlowel I'm not sure it's been updated in a while but if you like her stuff and want to see more just let me know. I get to work in her studio (which is a fancy name for extra room that you can leave your crap out in without it bothering anybody) with her this summer. I can't believe the stuff she comes up with! I'm in awe and feeling a bit out of my league.
We have been chosen to have a booth in the 'Artists Alley' of the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market. http://www.downtownbloomington.org/index.php?id=6
We will also have a booth at the Raspberry Grove Equestrian Center MayFest Renaissance Fair on May 29. Now there's a mouthful for ya. http://www.equi-coach.com/center/mayfest/mayfest.htm
Another thing we're looking into is having our own open house and inviting other local artists to participate. That's still very much in the works though.
I really hope that this summer boosts up my 'Crafty Confidence' and motivates me enough to open my own etsy store. THEN I hope to get into etsy Fort Worth. http://www.etsyfortworth.com/
I would love for this to be the summer I really find my groove in the craft world... Of course working so closely with some one who sews makes me wish I had room for a sewing machine... Baby steps Cheryl... Baby Steps.