Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Craft Council Rummage and Seconds Sale

Anyone in the St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada) area, take note! The annual Craft Council Seconds Sale is taking place on Saturday. (The photos in this post were taken at the sale few years ago.) The official ad reads: April 14, 2007 Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 FIELDS OF FABRIC ENDS! YAFFLES OF YARN! HARD-TO-FIND CRAFT SUPPLIES…

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…

Silken Self-indulgence

I picked up some sari silk yarn today at the local wool store, Wool Trends. It’s fabulous stuff and should prove eminently useful as I work through some of my next projects (another couple of books, a series of boxes and some bowls and vases). I have great hopes for it! As an aside, Wool…

All that glitters….

Ah, I love having an chance to play with some new products. Recently I wandered through Kent Hardware store (Kent are the spawn of Irving, a New Brunswick company) and discovered that they are ceasing to carry the Pebeo line of art supplies. The remainder of the paints were seriously discounted (I paid $1.30 CDN…

And the winner is…

This is probably the closest I’ve ever come to buying myself a Christmas present. It’s mainly the timing of the purchase that makes it so, therefore I can absolve myself of the feelings of guilt that go with spending money on oneself in December. Meet my Pfaff 2027. Purchased from Joan MacNeill in Springdale, who…

Test-driving

My husband (a man of great learning, wit and possessed of an appreciation for good tools) thinks that “Pfaff” sounds like the German onomatopoeia for a sneeze. This has somehow stuck in my mind and I kept having to refrain from saying “bless you” around the dealer whenever she used the P-word. Thanks, dear. I…

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…

Mailing list and news

I’m starting out a low-tech, low-volume email list for those who are interested in my new products, exhibits and such. If you wish to be notified regarding new shows, venues at which to purchase my wares, and new products that I have devised or might be carrying, please send an email to SeaStrands. If you…

New toy

Much of my smaller work involves cutting squares, rectangles and strips of fabric, some of which is attached to stabiliser and some of which is not. I also produce my own tags, business cards and custom-fold and trim my brochures. Doing those things by hand, with a rotary cutter and straight edge is not difficult,…

Supplies listing

I have finally gotten around to starting the “Supplies” page for this blog. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time now and now it’s done. Or at least started. It should be on-going; as I get more sources and information, I’ll update it. It’ll probably only be really useful to those living in…