Time to hustle

Alright. I had an unexpectedly good weekend of sales at the Toldeo Maker’s Mart! Awesome! But also, I have three weeks until the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and I’m starting with almost no product. On top of that I have two large-ish commissioned orders to get done before December as well. So my schedule is…

Toldeo Maker’s Mart

So it’s been a hard week. If you’re like me you might want a break from thinking about the current US political situation. And you can have just that tomorrow at the Toledo Maker’s Mart. Come see me and so many other awesome makers selling our wares. Get gift ideas, treats for yourself, and support…

Fair’s Fair

On Saturday November 12th I’ll be at the Toledo Maker’s Mart selling my wares. I am so excited and also a little nervous. I’m not nervous about the fair itself, but about how much weaving and finishing I have left to do before Saturday. I am so happy that I’m getting a chance to try this…

Fibers, going “green” and paying myself minimum wage

*I have so much more to say/figure out on this topic. This is probably part one of a series of posts on the cost/ethics of handmade goods* I’m trying to steer my weaving in a particular direction but I’ve been pondering the best way to do it for a while.   I want to get more…

Placemats

It’s been a while since I last made placemats. Altogether though, it’s been a fun process, working with my customer to find out what colors and style works for his space. The weaving was pretty fast since it was just plain weave, but  with the color variations it was more interesting than the washcloths I’ve…

goods woven

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

Towels off the loom, washcloths in the online store

Back from vacation, weaving-up a storm. washcloths in the store: Towels off the loom and ready to be washed: And I’m putting a new washcloth warp on today, and measuring out a warp for a set of commissioned placemats. Busy Times!

Dixboro Artisan Market!! Tomorrow!

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

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…

Zine Show

It’s coming! so soon! The Zine Show! At the  22 North Gallery space in Ypsi. (22 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197) 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,…

mad Madison

I took a vacation to Wisconsin this weekend and got some great inspiration. We mostly walked around the Willy Street area and drank tasty beers, but in between pubs I managed to take in some culture as well… The best place i stopped in was a little re-sale and antiques store that also sells stuff…