Friday, April 16, 2010

The Trunk Show is Coming!

7 lovely ladies have been hard at work to fill a suitcase or 2 of their art and crafts to share with you. Come by the Chocolate Claim for a snack and a browse of this spring's loveliest locally made jewelry, soaps, watercolours, quirky handmade dolls, women's tunics, and pottery to name a paltry few!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mini Messenger Bag - fresh batch for the Trunk Show

I started a little collection of vintage pot holders this winter while on vacation in Portland, Oregon. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them but they are so pretty, so much work went into them (double thickness crocheted) and I doubt that anyone will use them as potholders anymore. In fact I wonder if these were ever used, they're in such great shape - the owners probably couldn't bear to pick up the overflowing crock of baked beans with them. At Christmas I designed a mini-messenger bag that completely sold out. This batch with potholder embellishment turned out really nice, almost like a big flower on each flap. For more photos click on the photo to go to my flickr site.