I've been pretty quiet here on my blog, but it's not because of inactivity. First I wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, June 14 and 15. I'm very excited about this, partly because I think it will be a lot of fun and partly because we're turning it into a mini family vacation and plan on spending a few extra days in NYC. So, if you happen to live in or near NYC and would like to stop by my booth, I'd love to meet you in the flesh,as they say. I'm sure I'll be posting about that in the weeks to come.
I've started planning some of the things I'm going to make for the fair, but mostly this past week has been taken up with finishing several custom orders. All of the items were repeats of designs I've sold in the past.
These two are slight variations of other pillows.
These two are basically exact copies(as much as one-of-a-kind pieces can be copied). I'm always amazed when I manage to copy something. I don't know why, but it's one of those things that I build up in my mind as much more difficult than it actually is. I guess I worry that the person ordering the item will scrutinize it to make sure that every seam and stitch is the same. That's so ridiculous, but I worry about it nonetheless. All in all, I'm happy with how the re-creations came out. I did get to make something that was, if not completely new, at least something that I hadn't made for a while.
I've made this keyhole scarf design before, but not recently and not in this fabric combination. It was definitely a nice respite from the pillow making. I'll probably be itching to make more of these in the next few weeks as I think pillow covers will be big on my sewing agenda.