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craft shows, design

Holidays, Crafting, and Kids: Why I’m a grump this December

  Untangling a big box of string lights – that’s a good analogy for my life right now. There are just so many different strands in there that need to be straightened out. I’m down to my very last holiday show. It’s been a good season, and the last show, Grump@Zoolights, looks very promising in …

craft shows, design

Post Crafty Bastards Update – Freezing My Socks Off with the best crafters

Hellooo! Did you miss me, readers? Sorry for the lost week, but I have been ridiculously busy getting ready for the biggest show of the year, while trying not to neglect my poor children. So…Crafty Bastards What a crazy, a-ma-zing experience for me. It was my first time doing the show, and I was totally …

craft shows, productivity

Mayday, May Day, and Mayhem. The Busiest Month of The Year

Apparently the distress signal Mayday comes from the French term m’aider, which means “help me”. The signal was invented in the 1940s by a radio officer in Croydon airport. These two facts make me smile, because, first of all, I like the fact that something so important came out of Croydon; the term “mayday” comes to mind frequently when …

craft shows, screen printing

The Ups and Downs Of The First Fair of the Season

Last Saturday was Art on the Avenue, my first Autumn fair of the year. I had raced against time to get all my shirts and onesies printed, sewn and packed in time for the big day, fueled by strong tea, adrenaline, and Tiger Balm patches (pulled muscle – thanks for the betrayal, body). The night before …