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january slump January 15, 2017

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The weather here in Michigan has been just icky. Hovering somewhere just between freezing and not, somewhere just between raining and slush falling from the sky is not my idea of a Michigan winter.

Fortunately my studio is in my basement and terrible weather is perfectly fine if you aren’t leaving the house!

So far this weekend I finished a scarf warp that I’d been putting off for months, measured and started warping a set of yellow-striped towels, and planned out the next few months of production weaving.

I got a few extra hours at the day job to get me through the winter months with no fairs to boost my weaving sales. I’m hoping to get lots of weaving done in spite of that.

I also hope to be updating here regularly. I’m gonna aim for Sundays since I usually have those days off. But next week I’ll be off in Chicago and probably not weaving at all. It’s good to take breaks sometimes (I try to convince myself).

I’ll leave you with a picture of the last market of the 2016 season

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Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2016

 

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goods woven October 21, 2016

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I got some very tasty apples at the Dixboro Farmer’s Market tonight, if you’re inclined to make things with apples I highly recommend coming out next Friday afternoon. It’s the last market of the season!

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I really loved watching all the tiny superheroes and animals and royalty parading around the market and demanding candy tonight.

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The wind kept making my displays pretty dynamic, and my fingers pretty numb.

But in spite of the chilly weather, trick-o-treaters and pie-makers were out in force, and I made a few sales.

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Happy almost Halloween!

 

Dixboro Artisan Market!! Tomorrow! October 6, 2016

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It’s really happening this time! I’m gonna be out selling my things!

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The Dixboro Artisan Market is my first market in a long while. I’ve got a new folding table and big plans.

Dixboro Artisan Market September 28, 2016

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EDIT: The market was cancelled due to flooding, but is re-scheduled for this Friday October 7th from 3-7pm!

Friday afternoon might just be rainy, but it might have some dry moments!

I’ve got to find a tent to borrow but I’m looking forward to the market.

I’m having a lot of nerdy fun making my things ready for selling!

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Zine Show September 27, 2016

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It’s coming! so soon!

The Zine Show! At the  22 North Gallery space in Ypsi. (22 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197)

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From the facebook page:

“Join us on the evening of October 1st, from 6-10 pm for the third annual Zine Show!!!

Featuring original zines and artwork from over 100 local and national artists, and a special musical performance by local talent babes Meshes.

It’s going to be such a great show!!!

After the Zine Show, you can head on over to the Dreamland Theater and catch another great event: Child sleep / Modern Lady Fitness DOUBLE RELEASE SHOW !!!”

See my attempts at tapestry, embroidery, and drawing!

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it September 17, 2016

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In two weeks some exciting things are happening: on Friday September 30th I’m gonna be a the Dixboro Artisan Market selling my stuff.
 
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Towels, washcloths and cloth napkins display 2016

AND on Saturday October 1st (the very next day) I’m gonna have a zine and a tapestry-thing in the Zine Show in Ypsi!
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I’m gonna post more things when they get closer but I’m just so pumped for the fall and all the things coming up!
Alright, back to the studio.

a regular Carmen Sandiego September 15, 2016

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Look! All the blue places had people looking at my Etsy site this month!

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Internet is cool.

and big.

Practice makes perfect September 3, 2016

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Just making a mock-up of my display for upcoming fairs!

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and one close-up

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still have to add prices, business cards, and signage, but, progress!

DIYpsi Summer Festival August 28, 2016

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Walked around the DIYpsi craft fair at the Corner Brewery yesterday and got super inspired by all the beautiful things and vendors!

It’s happening again today from 12-6pm.

If you are in the Ypsilanti area I highly recommend that you check it out!

The business of art August 24, 2016

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Working on some tags and cards:

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So this is my logo, for now:

 

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doing some photo shoot action for etsy listings

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I haven’t finished the whole batch. I was gonna list a bunch of colors of washcloths under one item with lots of options, now I’m not sure…

and here’s the super glamorous behind the scenes:

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Next up:

white and red bamboo towels for a commission!