Back to pincushion production with one more show to go!

2017popupartA BIG THANK YOU to everyone who stopped and shopped at my booth yesterday at the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar. Great energy, crowds and more at this PTA-sponsored event. I almost sold out of all my items: pincushions, potholders and polar bears.

Laurelhurst2017 After a brief respite this morning, a jaunt across the Columbia with two of my gal pals to the Pendelton Outlet Store in Washougal, I’m back at work. And yes, I’m now the happy owner of a cozy, classic Pendelton blanket.

blanketPincushion production restarts NOW for this Saturday’s December Pop Up Shop. Check out what just arrived 5 minutes ago via US Mail from Renaissance Ribbons. Aren’t they fabulous? Looking forward to stitching them into new colorful pincushions.

newribbonsHope to see you Saturday! Additionally, I will have more information about my Stitching classes, which will begin in January.

 

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December Pop-up Shop & more

It’s crazy busy here in PDX what with the upcoming (and just finished) holidays, parties, family gatherings and (most important to me at the moment) SHOWS. Four to go and then I’m finished. Whew.23172754_1580780921960699_5600731712206462794_nBe-ribboned wool felt PINCUSHIONS (they are featured on the poster), POTHOLDERS stitched from repurposed felted wool sweaters and POLAR BEAR ORNAMENTS (10% of each ornament sales goes to Polar Bear International 

2017popupartOur 4th Year! Drop by and meet our new artists, Diane and Virginia. Shop Local!

23722223_10155533927738110_2848966384253473669_nI will have 10 encaustic photo collages in the BIG 500 – all artwork is 8 x 8 inches, ready to hang and only $40!

23659311_1657659184279202_7323035400940186670_nOpening December 16 at 2pm runs through December 28 / Pioneer Place / 700 SW 5th / Portland / Next to BIG 500 / MAJOR Deals to be had at this show – I’ll be selling older encaustic collage artworks along with some stitched and embroidered  fabric collages (at a huge discount), knitting yarn & more treasures from my studio. There will be something for everyone on your list!

 

 

Save the Date!

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Saturday, December 13! (12.13.14) 10am to 5pm • 4915 NE 26th  – Head on over to Portland’s Alberta neighborhood to join me and six fabulous artist pals at our one-day POP-UP Shop!

I’ll have felted potholders, cozy cashmere fingerless gloves, travel sewing kits, collage journals, pretty pincushions & more. Robin May will have her charming needle-felted animals, delicious cooking rubs and potted paper whites.

My studio mate, Naomi Abrams Reinstein’s calendars, clever paper collages and art necklaces will delight you. You’ll want to adorn yourself with Cheryl Cook’s unique jewelry made from precious and semi-precious gemstones. Abby Roth is creating delightful hand-stitched nature-themed mobiles.

We’ll have two Seattle artisans as well. Jeanette Deary’s handmade cold press soaps are made with natural healing soothing ingredients and smell so good! Tami Johnson’s pottery made by hand is sure to make you smile.

Bring your friends. You’ll be able to “shop local” by supporting artists AND sign up for some way-cool door prizes. What could be better?

PS – check out the new tab Recent Work at the top of the page. I’ve been busy.

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Whew – Potholder Shop is live!

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I’m presently residing in “Potholder Heaven” or “Potholder Hell,” depending upon my mood. Needless-to-say, photographing these babies and creating a new page took awhile. In the future I may be creating an Etsy site or trying FB’s sales page, but for right now this will suffice.

Click on “Shop” at the top of the page to view what’s for sale. Email me to purchase, comment or whatever. I am able to take cash, check or credit cards (via Square). If you live in PDX or thereabouts you can shop at my studio in SE. Otherwise I’ll mail your order. 

I’ve been creating these potholders for several years and have many satisfied customers. I use them in my own kitchen and to quote that infamous infomercial “They really, really WORK!” If you enjoy using hand crafted items (and want to help me pay my studio rent) these re-purposed felted wool sweater potholders are just what you need. Make handling those hot pots fun!

Now back to the studio . . .  Oh, the featured potholder above is SOLD!