holiday sale this weekend

I’m excited (and a little nervous) to be participating in Finch’s Holiday Time Boutique this weekend. I mean, I dropped off a box of stuff but there’s a nervousness that comes along with that. (Thoughts like, “What if nothing sells and my work just takes up lots of room and the organizer is annoyed and wish she’d never heard of me?” Really helpful thoughts like that.)

But in any case, the invite:

One cool thing is that each vendor makes a donation (through the event) to the American Cancer Society. Another cool thing is the organizer, Elisa, takes care of everything:  the setup, sales and inventory, refreshments, and a blog promoting the event. Elisa is even making things for the sale. How does she find the time?

For more information, and to window shop the vendors, go the boutique blog site, here. I’m selling demi-aprons, sets of coasters, stitched cards, ornaments, and hand-dyed silk scarves. I’m hoping to find a really cool ornament for my book club exchange.

Save the Date: upcoming holiday show!

Hey all–I’m pleased to announce I have work in the annual holiday show and sale at the Textile Center. This is first time I’ve had work for sale in their shop. The grand opening weekend is November 11-13. Quoth the Textile Center’s show postcard: “No matter your holiday budget, you will find plenty to give and treasure.” The show runs November 1 through December 30.

For a full list of participants, and for more info about the Textile Center, go here. Oh yeah–and here’s the front of the postcard:

You can spy my work in the bottom row (the striped ornaments). I’ll also have stitched cards for sale.

On a (kind of) related note, was anyone else watching Game 6* last night? Normally I get quite a bit of mindless busywork done while watching baseball–stitching business cards, pressing fabric, cutting strips for ornaments and such–figuring that I can listen and always stop to watch the biggest plays. But last night there were so many dropped fly balls, and errant throws, and lead changes, that I did not dare use a rotary cutter for fear of slicing off my finger tip. The boyfriend went to bed early but I don’t know how he slept through all the shouting.

*Of the World Series. Not the Michael Keaton-starring, Don Delillo-written-screenplay movie, which is actually pretty decent.

Find my everyday art at Frame Ups!

Did I ever mention this? You can find my art at Frame Ups in South Minneapolis. It’s a recent undertaking–I brought in work for the miniatures show in November and then more goods for the holiday season.

At Frame Ups, you can buy my thread sketches, measuring a little over 5 by 5″, constructed from stitched cotton wrapped around a small wooden frame:

And my holiday cards–stitched by machine, using fabric scraps to make little trees:

And my holiday ornaments, shaped to look like old-fashioned glass ornaments, and stitched from a mix of vintage and contemporary cotton fabric:

Find out more about the shop here. I’m excited to have work there, so I hope it does well!