Whew! My 3rd Open Studio Art tour is over! And this one was a very busy one! We guestimated around 300 visitors! 😁
I met so many new awesome human beings as well as visiting returning customers.
We had a kids section in our backyard for them to be creative and to play.
Sold lots of prints, cards and some originals!
Thank you to all that came by!
Open Studios in Santa Cruz is coming up!!!
The welcoming committee is ready to great you!!
You can download the app for your phone to locate all the artist’s you want to visit (Art Council Santa Cruz)
Come visit me!!! North County Artist #47
October 7th and 8th 11am til 5pm
Now available! On my ETSY page! Git one before they are gone! I am selling these at my wholesale price of $30. Stores interested in carrying these, please shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
So I have a SHOP page on my site and you can now get my note cards!!
They are 4″x 6″ and blank inside to write til your hearts content!
Just click on the links below and order up!! 🙂
Pack of 4 (1 of each design)
Pack of 8 (2 of each design)
Pack of 16 (4 of each design)
Also if you want a T Shirt, Tank or Sweatshirt with one of my pieces of artwork. You can go to my Skreened page and order them up as well! Choose your design then select what style and size of clothing article you would like and BAMM!!! You will be the cool one stylin my artwork around town!
So I created these decorative pillows out of a badly abused Vintage crocheted throw. This thing was in very bad shape. I rescued it from an estate sale we went to a few months back. I washed it and then was able to salvage all the good bits to make these pillows. I used coffee sacks for the back sides and for behind the crochet portion and even made the pillow inserts (which is the floral cotton fabric pillow) for them since they are just over 21″ square.
I was able to make 6 of them and will be selling these at the upcoming Goat Hill Antique Fair in Watsonville!
I feel good to have been able to save part of someones beautiful work. Now, her throw can live on as pillows in someone’s home. I do love the whole repurpose movement! 🙂
So I went to an estate sale yesterday where a 96 year old woman had seemingly lived her whole entire life in. Her children had passed away before her. Being sad, she spent lots of money on things she really did not need to fill the hole in her heart. Now she has passed and her belongings are moving on in life. Some of it junk, some never warn clothing and shoes. Lots of kitchenware, books and craft supplies.
I found 2 old beautifully crocheted bed spreads/table covers. One was repairable with just having one small hole. The other was pretty ratty and stained. I am salvaging what is good on this and making some pillows. Utilizing the burlap coffee sacks I have acquired and covering the top with the cut pieces of the crochet blanket.
At least I can give some new life to parts of something I believe she had handmade herself…….
Just posted up a few of my latest T Shirt designs up on my ETSY page!
You can contact me for other colors, sizes and styles available!!!! 🙂
Here’s a few Examples:
Cute birdie on a kids Pink T shirt
Women’s Dolman Sleeve T shirt in Athletic Grey
In Santa Cruz California tomorrow? If so come to the Handmade Gift Sale at the Center Street Grill downtown from 10 am to 4pm! Every thing in the show is $25 or less. This photo is a smidgen of what I will be selling and there will be many other vendors there too with their fantastic items!
I will have all sorts of T Shirts from $10 to $25. Wine/gift bags for $14. Leather card wallets $14. Zip pouches $8. Aprons for adults and kids from silk screened at $12 to the kids appliquéd at $25. Cute squeaky fishies for $12. Plus more!
I am also raffling my latest design and brand, Santa Cruz Bagworks large pink canvas and leather tote (shown on the left). $3 per ticket. All the raffle money will go and help a wonderful man named Nick Doan and his family. Nick is battling brain cancer and he and his family could use some support.
Please come by even if your not in the shopping mood, just donate to Nicks cause. 🙂
Also the Center Street Grill has fantastic food! Come enjoy one of their tasty burgers! I know that is what I will be having! 🙂
See ya’ll tomorrow!
Well how crafty are ya?!!!!
It’s always fun to make gifts for family and friends. Gifts that most will appreciate your time that you put into it. The love that went into homemade creations!
If you are finding it hard to come up with some ideas for the perfect gift for someone, how about a Mackerilla Bag?! I’ve got lots of patterns to choose from. From easy to intermediate. We’ve got them all!
Check out what’s available on my Craftsy Mackerilla page. Or check out Craftsy’s other designers and see what they have. I hope you find the perfect gift this season for that special someone or someones!!! 🙂
You can also order the above fabrics and other designs here:
I just added in some T shirts and some bags to my ETSY page!
My ETSY page will be featured tomorrow on a Dream Team on ETSY! COOL!!!! 🙂
Check them out!! 🙂