Saturday, November 20, 2010

trunk show last weekend

Last weekend was my trunk show and it was a lot of fun. The weather was typical Portland in November; rainy and chilly. But that didn't stop the folks ready to shop! Set up went pretty smoothly and I was happy with the results.

Isn't this home gorgeous? My dear friend lives here and graciously offered her space for my use. She also was my main go to person, stylist extraordinare, and chairman of my "board of directors". She scraped me off the ceiling the Monday before the show and got me back on track.

So here are some of my wares...

There's a side view of my thrift store cotton slip that I embellished and made into a dress...

And here's me with my variety of knitted things, paintings, etc...

More crafty goodness...

More thrift store finds transformed...

And here is a photo of my gorgeous friend, hostess to the event, in her dining room modeling one of my necklaces...

All in all it was a lovely time and a great kick-off to the holiday season.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

A little hooky goodness

I've been working like a mad fiend on getting projects done before my trunk show next Sunday. I have the tennis elbow to prove it! I craft a little, get the ice pack out, do a little more crafting, get the ice pack out. Sigh. The hazards of being a crafter..

I spent some time this morning crocheting a little neck wrap. I'm almost done, and the jar of buttons awaits.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

thrifting has a bright spot

Lately I've been crazy for thrifting. Looking for wonderful treasures to alter, use parts of, or just enjoy as is. A couple of weekends ago I traveled to a Goodwill in another part of town and was rewarded with some fantastic items. I got a few yards of vintage fabric, pure 70's eye-popping color. I'm planning to make a bag with it initially, then see what other projects need a color injection.

Meanwhile, I'm focusing on my trunk show coming up in a couple of weekends. Here's a sneak peek of a couple of items that will be for sale: