{craft-o-rama}

So as usual, everything takes wayyyyyyy more time than you anticipate or plan for. Here I was thinking I was so organized for this weekend’s upcoming Handmade Harvest and here I am working day & night this past weekend to get stuff done! It’s mostly the silk-screening that I left to the end because it’s the biggest job. Probably not the BEST idea. I did a bunch of silk-screening years ago and had little to no issues. This time around however, it hasn’t been so smooth. I think it’s a combination of the design I chose and maybe my make-shift studio area (read: my dining table) that’s giving me the problem. Either way – there has been a share of wasted supplies and time. I haven’t actually decided if those pieces are going to make it to the show or not and I haven’t had a chance to take pictures yet.

BUT on a more positive note there is a bunch of stuff that I have made, on top of the buttons & tags that I showed a few weeks ago. Here are some pictures of some other items I’ve been crafting up:

I pulled out my old silk-screen and used this great vintage clipart-esque image on some kitchen towels:

Then I made some of these cute matchbook notepads with various messages stamped on them:

And I was so in love with that cute felt garland that I blogged about a few weeks ago that I decided to make a few of those too. They look a little arts & craft in person but when you put them up, they just look so great!

Needless to say I was thankful that I decided to finally get cable (and PVR) just two weeks ago because I have been watching ALOT of TV & movies while making all of these goodies. My favourite so far has been re-discovering Will&Grace…I watched 5 episodes in one sitting. I also watched many episodes of Hoarders which is hard to watch while having random piles of finished and half-finished projects laying around all around you.

There will also be some 2011 wall calendars, photography and some printed shoe bags for those winter evenings out but I don’t have pictures. You’ll just have to come to Handmade Harvest to see them!

{harvest time}

I love autumn. It’s my favourite season by far. Probably because it matches my colouring. Kidding. Sorta.

Anyway, there is some special harvest going on this autumn by the name Handmade Harvest. It’s a craft harvest! (read: craft show) It’s hosted by my dear friend Emily and her partner in crime, Colleen over at Blackbird.

I’ve been getting my craft on these last couple weeks in preparation for the big day on November 6th. I’m planning on showcasing some fun & colourful items. As promised here’s a sneak preview:

Gift tags, for Christmas and some for any occasion. They will look great on a nicely wrapped package in plain brown paper with a pretty ribbon.

Then I made some funky & fun buttons. These add a little flare to any bag, purse, jacket, hat, shirt…etc. etc….wherever you want a little punch of fun & colour.

I have a few more ideas up my sleeve but they’re still in the works. I’m going to get my hands dirty with some silk screening and see if my sewing machine is in the mood for a workout. Fingers crossed that it all turns out!