Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Pillows at Buttermilk Hill

Stephanie from Buttermilk Hill posted this picture of my new pillows on her country porch in central Ohio. I know I mentioned this in a previous blog post- you can now buy my pillows at this new site. Featuring "local, handmade, and vintage goods from the back roads of beautiful Ohio", I'm excited to be part of this new venture.
The site is new and she's still stocking the shelves- but I wanted to start spreading the word. Buttermilk Hill offers free domestic shipping, and their country market features Amish quilts and baskets, rag rugs, painted gourds, my pillows, and much more!
I hope you take the time to have a look!
I'm off to enjoy my Indian Summer day !

Friday, September 17, 2010

What I'm working on.....

I just realized tonight that it's been awhile since I blogged. My show last weekend was a success. I would have liked a little more traffic- but this is an odd selling season. The Cleveland Handmade group is a really wonderful group of people! I met some great artists and am sure I'll do this show next year. Shows take so much out of me though- not so much the actual show- smiling, talking about my work, shlepping displays, making sure my presentation looks great. It's the preparation- new ideas, new product, pricing, display- it's all so important. Am I making something people want to buy? Is this self-indulgent?
Sometimes I feel so comfortable here behind my computer that to step out and interface with clients face to face I always question myself. I don't know why....
Here are a few new pillows I made- vintage 40's quilt fabrics appliqued on linen (the 1st photo is from a new fabric collection) I really love to make these- it satisfies the quilter in me- without having to commit to months of time. (My mother is an amazing quilter with the patience to HAND quilt her pieces. HAND quilt!) These are all new in my Etsy shop.
I hope I'm not too rambling... more later about some new ventures I'm working on..
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cleveland Handmade Market- Wooltex Gallery

Save the date! This Saturday 9/11 Cleveland Handmade vendors will be at the historic Tower Press building as part of the 8th annual Sparx City Hop. The first of 2 markets in the Wooltex Gallery, this is a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. The Sparx City Hop offers free Lolly the Trolley to take you through all the downtown neighborhoods- Tremont, Ohio City, Waregouse District, MidTown, Asia Town, and St. Clair Superior.....
Over 70 galleries & studios are participating in the event- including ME! Here's the link with all the info you need. More tomorrow on a few new things I'll be bringing with me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Applique House Pillows....

I just finished these new house pillows for a new website called Buttermilk Hill. I love the look and feel of this site- but I especially love that everything they sell is made in Ohio. Amish quilts, rag rugs, painted gourds.....
Any day now they'll be selling my pillows in a few new designs. This is just a sneak peak (I haven't even stuffed them yet) As always, they're appliqued on linen using mostly vintage fabric and lace, and mostly one-of-a-kind.
More later......