Thursday, May 19, 2011

BUST CRAFTACULAR this weekend!

I'm so excited to be a part of the Bust Craftacular and Food Fair this Saturday, May 21st! It's going to be one big party full of handmade crafty goodness, plus tasty specialty foods ranging from cupcakes to pickles to lobster rolls! Come on down to Soho on Saturday and join in the fun!

Here are the details from the Bust magazine blog....

Are you ready for the biggest spring BUST Magazine Craftacular yet? This Saturday, May 21st, from 11am - 8pm, we're bringing 100+ of the most unique indie vendors and food artisans to 82 Mercer Street in SoHo, NYC for a one-day shopping extravaganza. Be one of the first 300 shoppers and get a special BUST Magazine tote bag packed with swag! Plus: DJs, raffle prizes, food trucks, and book signings with chef-authors Erin McKenna and Gabrielle Hamilton.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Art Star Craft Bazaar this Weekend!

It's that time of year again! I'm heading to Philadelphia for a weekend of selling Wonder Threads wares among 150 crafty vendors, spread out over Penn's Landing along the Delaware River.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations, and hoping Mother Nature is kind to us...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

zig zag

I've been a big fan of Denyse Schmidt, quilter extraordinaire, since she first appeared in Martha Stewart magazine many years ago. Taking her Improvisational Patchwork Workshop at her amazing Bridgeport, CT studio back in 2006 remains one of the highlights of my creative endeavors.

I'd been wanting to make the Big Zig quilt from the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book for some time, and finally did recently as a wedding shower gift. Well, my version of the Big Zig anyway. Now I want to make more! Endless color combos and sizes come to mind...hmmm...maybe a bedspread for me! And a throw pillow.

I decided to keep zigging and zagging for my version of the Big Zig quilt.

Next time though, I will use a lighter batting (this one was waaaay too heavy), and do my best to get my walking foot working properly. I have a feeling that would make a big difference with my so-so quilting job. Practice, practice...