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:   Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life lately . . .

I haven't posted since late June, so what have I been up to???

My "ironing board"--not really used for ironing--is full of projects!  I have been creating!!!!

Embroidery, jewelry, textile art, and custom curtains for a client's boat (on the floor under the ironing board!)  I really hadn't done much creativity for quite a while, since I was finishing up my first novel. While it was being edited and reviewed, I took a break from everything, took a cruise, house sat for a friend, and finally, I was ready to create again!

The piece on the right of my ironing board was inspired by two little fabric scraps, turned out like this and is listed in my shop:

Also working on a few more project for art hoops:

And the other two projects on the ironing board are part of a batch of felt needle books that I made. (Also made some cute pin cushions--not pictuted.)  Not sure if I will be listing them in my shop, since I am featuring items for sewers at my biggest show of the year in November, and these will be part of my stock.

The other piece on my "ironing board' is a textile jewelry piece that I will be showcasing in Friday's post.  See you then!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Abigail Jayne Art Re-opening!

After a long pause . . . . . . . . . . . .   :)  
Abigail Jayne Art is reopening on Etsy!  

I'm excited about offering my textile art and wrist cuffs again!  Also working on several new projects that I will be sharing here in the blog in the near future.   It's been a long while since I have done this type of creating, since I was busy writing my first novel.  (More about my book in my other blog when it is available.)

Textured bracelet

Unique wrist cuff in red and gray with antique coin

Wall Art - Summer Branch
Hope you will go over and take a look at the  listings and maybe, if you feel inclined, share on your social media sites.

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