Sunday, October 19, 2008

Remains of the day....

A little photo esssay of the items remaining from the fair yesterday.

New items will be listed by November 15th for the next Fair (sponsored by Friends of the Conant Public Library at the First Church in Sterling)!!
Look for Fire and Police Dept themed bibs, autumn print bibs, snazzy aprons, new winter weight handbags, holiday bow ties and a few art to wear pieces of clothing!

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sterling Craft Fair

We had a wonderful fall day today, mid 50's and sunny. OK, so mid 50's by noon anyway; setting up at 7:30 we could see our breath....I sold most my inventory so there are only a few stragglers left behind and now there will be a new batch for the Nov 15 show.....I will keep you posted! Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Monday, October 13, 2008

two new Michelini Bags

One of my favorite fabrics is used to make up these two bags. The round button is from a stash I purchased at a closeout and the red rectangle bakelite one was found in an antiques shop. I love them! How can you argue with an old button??

whether it's latkes or sugar plums...

...the little ones will inevitably dribble something onto thier special outfits. I constructed these toddler and baby bibs for the winter holidays. I just like playing with the fabrics and wanted them to be cheery!!
These are 100% cotton outside with poly batting inside and are relatively indestructible. The velcro closures are extra soft for babies!! The more you wash them, the softer and more user friendly they become.
The holidays are fast approaching......

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Button button

My latest Michelini bags. The brown one is adorned with a vintage leather button and some cording made with embroidery floss that was twisted back onto itself using the bobbin winder. The blue and green bag is just so happy isn't it? I textured the panels with pin-tucking. The loop for the closure is knotted and stiched to tie in with the binding design. The button is hand painted of my finds during a two day respite on Cape Cod.