Sunday, November 23, 2008

etsy shop open!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Announcing the opening of the cristaemade Etsy shop! Okay, so the Creative Hand Show went really well overall, but I only sold one scarf. So, instead of moping, I'm excited that I get to open my Etsy shop earlier than expected. This is just the beginning; there will be much more than silk scarves going up there, so be sure to check back periodically.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

handspun yarn - throws - handbags - spinning fibers - woven rugs

Creative Hand Sale
sponsored by the Kansas City Fiber and Weavers' Guilds
Friday, Nov. 21, 4-8 pm
Fashion Show at 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10-5 pm
Demonstrations all day

Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway, Mission, KS

mittens - hats - afghans - blankets - jackets - scarves - shawls - sweaters

If anyone is going to be in the Kansas City area this weekend you should check out the annual Creative Hand Sale. I'll be selling my dyed silk scarves there!

Friday, November 14, 2008

folk princess

I am getting really inspired from the "folk princess" style at free people. It's exactly the kind of stuff I love to wear: classic style influenced by old European embellishments. I'm going to try an interpretation of the cream and red bodice using a folkwear pattern I have. And I just might get to making myself a coat with some embellishment like this charcoal gray one. (I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't make my own clothes, I think I'd be bankrupt with all the money I'd spend!)