Thursday, October 30, 2008

I Made It! Market Holiday Edition

I love I Made It! Markets. This great Pittsburgh project (which expanded to L.A earlier this year) partners with local non-profits to create low barrier nomadic marketplaces for indie crafters.

Check out my work in person at the next one:
December 6 -- I Made It! Market-- at the Union Project in Highland Park from 12 - 5 pm.
Great place to support local artists, crafters and get presents for your loved ones!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Xmittens at Baz Biz Cleveland!

Yeah! One of my goals for 2008 was to be a vendor at a show/festival/fair outside of Pittsburgh and I just found out I was accepted into Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland!
A fabulous and fun 2-day indie craft event, BazBiz Cleveland is sure to be a GREAT time. I am going to bring items from my Xmittens: Recycled and New collection including Xmittens fingerless gloves and more!
Check out the details below:
Bazaar Bizarre- Cleveland
Sat. Dec. 13th (12 PM- 9 PM)
Sun. Dec. 14th (12 PM- 6 PM)
78th Street Studios: 1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St., North parking lot, North entrance — accessible from W. 78th OR W 80th St.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Surprise to me! Two lovely Etsy sellers included me in their latest treasuries on the same day!

Check out these great collections:

Autumn Skies


Stick Your Neck Out

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gonna learn how to do this!

Who knew you could spin old newspapers into yarn?
I think this is a great way to re-use materials and save the energy that would go into recycling them into other things. Now, it is human power rather than non-renewable power being used to re-create.
Here's a simple tutorial to get you started:
Spin Newspapers from greenUPGRADER
I actually just got a package from a friend of mine who lives in Japan (Hi, erin!) and he sent me some newspapers to use in this latest addiction of mine. Some newspapers from Germany should be coming soon, too, from my host family there.
My plan is to spin yarn from all of the places that have touched my heart/where I have lived and create a piece that connects them all via re-used materials.

I will keep posting as I go!