Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Strangefolk 2009

Strangefolk Festival was a huge success! It was my third year in a row and hopefully that is just the start of many Strangefolks for me. I always have so much fun and meet the nicest artists. On Saturday I did have to shut down for about an hour because fo the rain. But it gave me the perfect opportunity to visit and shop! I stopped by to see Ginger ofBeyond Design and swapped some of my ribbon bracelets for some of her necklaces. She was my neighbor during my first year and has the cutest jewelry and cards. She specializes in awesome in custom invitations that are super creative and fun.
I also saw Denise who created First Born Studios. She had adorable pom poms and she is the queen of cute garland. Visiting her booth is always a super treat because she puts together paper, felt and fabric in ways that are so fun and cheerful. Her blog is always place to visit with a cup of coffee.
So next September, if you are in the St. Louis metro East are, come by and see all of these great artists!

Friday, October 2, 2009

New Purse Style!

I am so excited about this new purse style! It is very roomy, about 17" wide 13" high with a pocket on the inside. I love being able to put together three different fabric patterns and colors to give it a patchy feel. Plus, I am so in love the pleats! Too cute! (If my Mom could see me now getting excited about pleats. I am sure she is laughing at me.) And I am going to start using my old t-shirts to make this style of bag. I know it will turn out awesome and I will be able to use up my growing collection of t-shirts I just can't bring myself to throw away. Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Clean Workspace!

Finally straightened up my sewing room! It was a disaster. We had so many visitors in the past couple of months and "cleaning" started turing into "shove everything in the closet" But now it is tidied up again. Everything (or most everything) is in it's assigned drawer where I can find it. I love, love, love to see other crafters workspace so I posted some pictures of mine in trade of pictures of others. We shall see! here are some other artist's workspaces I have come across in other blogs:

1 year anniversary!

Dave and I just passed our one year anniversay of living in Florida. I still can't believe we are here and cannot believe it has been a year already. It was kind of bumpy begining but we are really starting to settle in. I do get homesick for a few things; free museums, the smaller town feel of Kirkwood, hills and trees... But they have been replaced by other things that I would miss if we ever left here; palm trees, the ocean, colorful houses, seashells, Disneyworld...My all time favorite thing that I absolutely love and in awe of everday here in florida is the clouds, especially at sunset. Almost every day there is a spectacular display worthy of a standing ovation. Words cannot even describe what it's like to stand under these formations. Pictures barely give them any kind of justice. So if you are ever in central Florida, don't forget to look up.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Washington Oaks Garden State Park

I have been searching for tidal pools in Florida. After a long search on the internet I am starting to suspect there aren't any which is crazy. There has to be some! But in my travels through the world wide web, I stumbled on Washington Oaks Gardens Sate Park. While we didn't find any tide pool, we did find a beautiful garden with Spanish Moss covered trees and a beautiful beach view with interesting rock formations.

Washington Oaks Gardens is just a bit south of St. Augustine. We walked through the gardens for a little bit but were more interested in checking out the beach side. Across the street is the beach where there are beautiful coquina rock formation. The beach is made up of beautiful crushed orange shells. Pelicans and sea gulls flewback and forth over the stretch of beach. A very beautiful park.

One of My Favorite Things

I of my favorite things about moving to Central Florida is the Spanish Moss covered trees. That's all for this blog.