Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Creativity!

Lots of new projects lately:

Recently a return client wanted me to make a banner for the open house of her new home.  She wanted paint chips that said "Home Sweet Home".  I think it turned out well!  A friend of mine helped me cut the letters with her Circut Cutting Machine.  Thanks Ritha!  

Also, made some new items to list in my shop.  I especially like this one!  It would be so cute in a little girl's room!  

Made this one that might be good in your cubicle at work if you are allergic to gluten.  It's hard to refuse all those home-made goodies that circulate around the office when you are allergic.  Maybe this would help others to not offer.  Maybe it would help you to not be tempted!

What have you been up to lately?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Christmas Destash

I know July is past, just a few days ago, but all the 'Christmas in July' sales got me to thinking.

I have lots of Christmas fabrics in my stash, 
and I do not plan to use them!   So, I will list them in my supply shop 
and hope that  someone else would use them! 
Watch for the listings in the next day or two in my Pruitt Supply  Etsy shop.  
Since I have made several items from these fabrics, I also have scraps!  I will also list one lot of Christmas scraps!  

While I was going thru my stash, I found a a screen printed Santa on muslin.  (What have you found in your stash that you forgot that you had?)  I bought it at an estate sale a couple of years ago, thinking I might finish it,  I can see it finished in red thread! I love Redwork and I love Santa!    I collect Santas and display my collection at Christmas. Still deciding if I will finish it or not!

What do you think?  
Should I finish it or add it to my destash section of my shop? 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Craft Show Stock

Working lately on stock for my largest craft show of the year.  The show is not until November, but life will be busy in September and October with commitments, so I am getting as much done NOW as possible.

My focus for this show will be on sewers with lots of pin cushions, scissor keepers, Crazy quilting caddies and needle books, along with my hand embroidered hoot art and a few other offerings.

 Handy Machine pin cushions

Non-traditional 'tomato' pin cushions

Designer fabric with needle keeper

Upcycled vase in a figurine cushion

Designer fabrics 
Other pin cushions with hand embroidery will be offered, and a cute felt characters yet to be made.  Sewers should be able to find a cute pin cushion with all the style choices and the various price points!  Lots of gifts for sewers too!    Wish me great sales!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Boho? Boho Friday Finds!

Just what is boho style?  I have wondered at the definition.  I know that it is literally 'Bohemian'  style, and people often refer to it as gypsy or hippie style, but I have seen so many things included in "Boho" style, that it's confusing.   So, I did some research.  First from Wikipedia:

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.

Wrapped Boho necklace from WABUS 

Doctor Watson has noted that Sherlock Holmes "loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul" and "remained in our lodgings in Baker-street, buried among his old books"  He basically did "his own thing"*
*In Arthur Conan Doyle's first short story about Holmes for The Strand

I love the character of Sherlock Holmes but never thought of him as 'bohemian'.  But the character was someone who had the ability to appreciate intricacies at a deeper level than most and didn't limit himself. 

Sherlock Bracelet by  retrobeadsandbangles 

So I have come to the conclusion, that tho I don't necessarily dress in a boho style, I am certainly bohemian at heart! Another resource I read (sorry, don't remember where) said that the world is one's own creation, instead of living in a box.  I always said, when  was growing up that if you put me in a box, I would promptly jump out! 
And I find that I do this from time to time with my creativity and with changes in my lifestyle!

So as a finish to this post, I am offering my latest creation to today's finds.  Mine is definitely "out of the box"! And can be worn as a bracelet or a necklace!  How's that for BOHO!


Oh, and it is available in my shop:  AbigailJayneART.etsy.com   Have a great weekend!!