Friday, May 14, 2010

The Crafty Life

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.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday cool kid! Have a big, fat, yummy piece of cake!

Mich said...

You are one craftacular lady! I'm reading the new Regina Brett book. I got both my mom and me a copy for Mother's Day.

Marsh said...

My birthday wish for you is a gigantic infusion of creative juices as a result of an educational and fun summer working with Lauren!
Happy Birthday! I hope you have cake.

brandi said...

Happy Birthday, Cheryl! Hope you have a great summer! :-)

MaddTish said...

craftilicious!

Christina said...

very fun and exciting stuff!!

Susie said...

Good luck with your crafting ventures!! Etsy is so easy. I encourage you to pursue it:-)

I am from the Welcome Wagon at SITs! I hope you are enjoying the party:-)

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Happy Birthday! Stopping by from SITS;o)

~Tanya

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Have fun crafting this summer. Maybe by fall you'll be ready to join Etsy!

Stopping by from SITS. Welcome!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns