Monday, June 27, 2011

Art on the Circle...

Here's a few pics from my booth at Art on the Circle at Notre Dame College. The show was fun- not a whole lot of traffic but it was very successful for a first year show. I have never worked with a staff nicer or more accommodating than the Notre Dame staff. This show has so much potential- I'm sure I'll be blogging about it next year!
And did I mention the mayor bought one of by big totes? I have a handful of bags leftover that I'll list in my shop this week....
My next show is end of July- Summer Market- my favorite!!
More later....

Friday, June 24, 2011

what I've been working on....

Later today I'm setting up for another outdoor craft show- the first Art on the Circle at Notre Dame College. I snapped a quick pic of a new pillow I made. I've made a few of these over the years- another way to use all those tiny scraps of vintage fabric I can't bear to throw away!
I know- the design is not the most original- but who doesn't love trees? Mostly vintage quilt fabrics from the 1940's, it's appliqued on linen. This one's about 20" x 20".
Wish me luck this weekend- and stop by the show if you're on the east side of Cleveland!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Shows Begin!!

My first of the season outdoor show "Art By The Falls" was great fun! Despite the foreboding weather forecast, it was hot and sunny all day Saturday, and cloudy & cool on Sunday. Thankfully the rain past us by......
Thanks to everyone who came out to visit & buy- it was a great success! I never remember to photo my booth, so here's a few quick pics. Nothing fancy- I always try to keep it bright & cheerful......
A lot of new bags & pillows.......
...and of course my leather wrap bracelets.
The Notre Dame College show "Art on the Circle" is in 2 weeks, and so is the Peninsula Log Cabin Gallery show- gotta get sewing!
So now you can see why I haven't been blogging much.
More later!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Checklist...

I just read Rebecca Sower's post on her blog & was blown away. She's an old soul that has a way of making me think twice about things. Forget your crazy self-imposed deadlines, the laundry piling up, the dust in your living room. Take a moment to read her Summer Checklist. Definitely old-school, and very wise indeed!

In Rebecca's words:

"Go wading in a creek

Visit a real working farm

Sleep under the stars

Walk down a country road

Eat a warm tomato off the vine

Sew a summer skirt

Drive with the windows down

Have a picnic on a quilt

Stay home more

Make homemade jam

Let your laundry dry in the sun

Host a block party

Play cards on the front porch

Go to an outdoor concert

Eat outside as much as possible

Read a book under a shade tree

Catch fireflies (then let them go)

Make fresh-squeezed lemonade

Buy your groceries at the farmers market

Play hide and seek after dark

Learn to identify birdsongs

Go barefoot

Walk or ride your bicycle when you can

Plant something

and, last but not least.....

linger around the dinner table, not the tv"

(I must say that the only thing I can't do is sleep under the stars. Nap maybe, but not sleep!) This list was well worth sharing. I hope you can benefit from these wise words- I know I will!