A few years ago I made some terrariums. The pieces were all hand stitched from felt. I really liked them and have had it in the back of my mind to make more for awhile now. This past week I started. I’m really pleased how this one turned out. I’ve started another with some very different mushrooms made from dupioni silk.
We don’t indulge in Black Friday shopping. We’re more of a Cyber Monday kind of family. This weekend we’ll actually be shopping at the small local shops. For those of you who are in the Seattle area, remember that the Pratt Holiday Art Sale is still on until Saturday evening.
What a difference 48 hours make! On Friday I set up my little spot at the Pratt Holiday Art Sale. The sale ran Friday night and all day Saturday. Saturday night I got an email from the organizer asking me to come in and restock. She wasn’t kidding.
I went in this morning and restocked and will go in again on Wednesday because Thanksgiving weekend can be pretty busy at the sale. I’m so pleased! I did quite a bit of shopping myself on Friday and today I looked around again. There are so many amazing things – do try to get down to Pratt, you won’t be disappointed.
2013 Holiday Art Sale
Location:Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2D/Print Studio 1902 S. Main St, Seattle, WA
Time: November 23-30 from 11am-7pm daily*
Free and Open to the Public!
Enjoy an exceptional selection of art and unique gifts including handmade glass, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, ornaments and other functional objects — all made by local artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pratt Fine Arts Center, the most dynamic year-round, multidisciplinary arts center in the Pacific Northwest
Yes, we’ve already started listening to Christmas music at our house, since November 1st actually. My husband absolutely adores everything there is about Christmas, it is his favorite time of year so he stretches the season out as long as possible. I honestly don’t mind, it is fun to see him so excited.
I’ve been getting ready for the Pratt Holiday Art Sale. A few last minute things, including these three. I love this vintage camel pattern (I can’t even remember where I found it).
I can’t think of anyone who has been more integral to the world of plush art than Kristen Rask of Schmancy. She is the founder of Plush You! The author of several books on how to create your own plush toys. She supports plush artists by selling their works in her store. Four years ago she accepted my work for Plush You!, giving me an incredible boost to my confidence as a plush artist. But you’ve probably heard all of this from me before…
On Sunday morning Kristen posted to Facebook that her adorable shop had been robbed, her computer, iPad and some cash all stolen
Fortunately, none of her stock of toys was taken so this is where you, my lovely readers, come in. The very best way to help Kristen is by shopping at Schmancy and there are a few ways you can do this!
- shop online at www.schmancytoys.com
- shop in person at Schmancy, 1932 2nd Avenue in Seattle
- attend the book release and art party for Kristen’s latest book, “Wizard of Oz Crochet” this Friday, November 15th from 5pm to 8pm.
It is the very least I can do.
Due to a wonky schedule, this is the first time in a month that my little Plush Club has met up. I’m really excited about the project that we are doing over the next two meetings.
I got the patterns for the raccoon and mushroom from Better Homes and Gardens “Make it Yourself” magazine, the fall/winter edition. I changed up the raccoon pattern a bit, to allow it to stand on its own. I added the bits of grass and everything is glued onto the paper box from the craft store. This week we’ll make the raccoon and next week we’ll make the mushroom and decorate the boxes.
The magazine is loaded with projects and ideas – something that seems to be a rarity these days. If you are looking for Thanksgiving decorating ideas or ideas for homemade gifts, this issue is great.
I’ve been working on some new small pieces to have available at the Pratt Holiday Sale this year. I like the idea of having pieces that you can hang on the wall and these are really fun to make.