On ugly fabrics

As per Micki’s request in the comments of my last post, here’s a photo of the ugly birch fabric: It’s a Northcott Lyndhurst fabric designed by Janet Orfini as a part of the Farmer’s Market series. I found it in the country-kitsch (and I mean that non-derogatorily) section of a local fabric store. The realm…

Bedevilment and details

Over the last few days, I’ve been preparing summer stock for two of the shops I supply. Most places around here like to be in full swing by mid-May, so I generally aim to have things in their hands by mid-April. This week has been a week of birches. I use hand-dyed cotton fabric (low…

A shot in the arm at a slow time of year

Found in the mailbox today…… Sometimes I get the (obviously erroneous) feeling that all the work putting together proposals and filling out forms is much hassle for little reward. Things like this reaffirm that taking that little bit of extra time pays off. What a way to kick oneself out of the doldrums of winter,…

Rather sweet (and uncannily accurate)

Katherine drew a picture today. She crumpled it up inside another piece of paper and brought it to me, telling me that it was a present. I opened it and found this: “This” is a picture of John (the pink blob, with black legs), at work, thinking about home. The squiggles to the right of…

Online sales

I’ve just gotten my online sales up and running and things seem to be smoothing out wrinkle-wise. I’ll be adding things over the coming days, as I get the photography done and have a chance to work through inventory. I can be found at http://www.Vickyth.etsy.com . The shop can also be reached through the links…

Online sales

I’ve just gotten my online sales up and running and things seem to be smoothing out wrinkle-wise. I’ll be adding things over the coming days, as I get the photography done and have a chance to work through inventory. I can be found at http://www.Vickyth.etsy.com . The shop can also be reached through the links…

Tara Bryan’s book art

I was cruising CBC today and saw fellow craft council member Tara Bryan’s name jump out at me from the from page of the website. Her work is amazing and she’s an incredibly talented, well-spoken and intriguing person with whom to chat. I had the pleasure of being in the booth next to her at…

Autumn Lights

I just realised that I’ve never actually taken pictures of these tree sets. They were immensely popular at the last fair (I sold out and had to go home during the evenings and make more, which also sold out) so I am taking two sets with me to the Anna Templeton fair. If they don’t…

Diminishing pandemonium

Now that the Craft Fair is over and done with, the show is down, shops are supplied for the holidays, proposals are in and the few sales and orders that needed completion are taken care of, the chaos is lessening somewhat around here. It’s rather a nice feeling to move through the morning at a…

Major meanie, that’s me.

It’s been a while since I worked in watercolours, but I decided to revisit them and see how my handling of composition and the flow of the medium has changed since working with fabric paints and surface design techniques. A trip to the art store (M. Francis Kelly on Golf Ave.) yielded some new brushes…

Craft Fair Recap, part 2 (the display)

If you were thinking I had a table at a little flea market affair, you’ll need to adjust your vision a tad. This fair (held by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador) allocates booth space and bases the fees on a combination of on square footage, shape and location. Here’s the schedule of fees…