Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Coming to a Book Store near you in January!

I am so excited that my Needle Book is going to be published in the same issue of Sew Somerset as my good friend Jane and her daughter Jeane! I just received an email from the fabulous Jenny Doh, editor-in-chief of many, many Stampington magazines congratulating me........what a thrill and honor! The best part is that I get to share this excitement with my art sister and her daughter. This is a needle book I made from frustration and necessity this past summer in Virginia. I needed a place to store my different needles that would be labeled as well. So I created this cute little book to hold my needles, needle threaders, scissors, razor blades (for ripping seams quickly). I used the free-motion technique of writing that I learned in Ruth Rae's ArtFiberFest class this summer, got to practice embroidery stitches, and used some ultra soft silk ribbon. It was fun and I made two versions so that I would have one to use after sending the other in for possible publication.
Here is the cover:

one of the page spreads:

and the back:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Interview by EtsyTeamSNEAK

Celeste over at EtsyTeamSNEAK interviewed me via email so go here to check it out. I love the idea that this Team is sneak attacking new Etsy shops to support their handmade work. What a great support system. Go and see what's new in the world of Etsy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Collage Packs on Etsy

April came over this afternoon to drop off a truck full of yard sale stuff and we spent an hour or so destashing my supplies. We put together some collage packs for my Etsy store. These packs are full of papers and ephemera from my personal collection of "stuff." Hopefully these will be popular because I have much more where these came from! Hop on over to my store and check them out.......... here is a close up of some of the goodies:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Etsy!!!!! Now!!!!!!! Buy!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my hubby, my Etsy store now has two more items! I LOVE making books, albums, journals! So much so that I end up with too many. It almost feels like selling a piece of me (probably all artists feel this way at first?), but there must be loving homes that would adopt my work and keep it safe from the boogyman........ so, that said..............
This is my Blue Green book (not very original titles, but, works for me!) which has 42 embellished and numbered pages:

I call this my Spring journal because the colors are, well........ spring-like! This book has a free motion stitched "star flower" on the cover (hand dyed fabric, too!) as well as 40 embellished numbered pages.

Both books are very interactive with tags plus lots of ribbons and tabs sticking out all over the place. Check out more pics on my etsy store.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Welcome to Faerie Acres

Welcome to my new blog! I'm following in Jane's footsteps and consolidating/coordinating all of my blogs, emails, etc. to match my Etsy store for when I am famous and rich (snort!) so my followers won't be confused! Right now I am in the middle of sorting, reorganizing, tossing, etc. my huge stash of "stuff" to get ready for our little move to be followed by our BIG move to VA. Our house is under contract so when it sells we will be selling many things in a big yard sale, moving to an apartment and then trucking what's left to our home in VA. If all goes as plans we should be there permanently in May. In anticipation of the move and losing our Cox services you can reach me at Dave created and bought me some pretty cool business cards with all of the new information on them!
My next creative step is to send more items for attempted publication. And thanks to Miranda for the wonderful idea for Etsy, I will soon be taking special orders for fabric memento books like the one I made in VA this summer (this will be winging its way to Somerset Studio soon so I'm only posting the cover). I incorporated my photos of VA and the trip April and I took last fall to upstate NY along with some of the treasures we found there (sticks from my yard, blue jay feather, etc.). I loved making it and adding the hand sewn touches to make it unique.