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Hi dawn, no not yet but I'm sure i will after I see the show!
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this might sound crazy but even though i just wrote a craft book i personally have never made a project exactly the way i find them pictured in a how-to book or magazine. i always add my own spin to it. that's why i'm loving some of the things i've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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i love magazines. magazines have played a very important role in my life - i was obsessed with interview and vogue as a teenager and i have to admit they did play a pretty big role in shaping how i look at things. i still have not recovered from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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here's a couple of shots of the window display i did last week at the curiosity shoppe in san francisco. i had so much fun at the book signing, saw some old friends and met some new people! the display should be up for another week or so. if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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(Here's The Curiosity Shoppe's windows with nothing in them. Check back soon and I will post photos of the window display I'm putting in using projects from the book!) Thanks to everyone who came out for one my events in May. Was so nice to meet you! I have just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
I'm running just a little behind so please excuse me for just now letting you know about the blog book tour that has begun! Some amazing bloggers are taking a turn each day and will post a little something about Vintage Craft Workshop. I'm sure you have most of these... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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So excited to be heading up to one of my favorite cities later this week. If you live in Portland i'm sure you already have plans to attend Crafty Wonderland on Saturday. There will be lots of crafters selling their wares as well as a few book signings! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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For the past couple of months I have been handing out promo cards for the book. Everyone has been very complimentary and I have been recieving a lot of really good feedback. But by far the biggest response has been on the blurb I got from Amy Sedaris. It has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
Members of the "Crafter's Choice" book club got the first crack at Vintage Craft Workshop - it was their selection for March. Dawn Rogal who is a regular reader of my blog posted a really nice review of my book on her blog. Thanks Dawn! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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Here's a sneak peek of a few of the projects you will find in Vintage Craft Worskhop - Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the '60s and '70s. Going clockwise from the upper left: Macrame Hangers by Derek + Lauren, Crochet vase Covers by Cecily Keim, Folded Book Sculptures... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
My friends Billie and Tootie own one of my favorite stores. Reform School is located in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. When I was preparing for my book I just knew that Billie and Tootie had to be a part of it. I am so excited that they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
A number of years ago, when I was still just getting started the craft world, I heard about all of the indie craft fairs that were being organized. I decided to apply for Bazaar Bizarre and was happy and a little surprised to be accepted. I did not know anyone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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My first book Vintage Craft Workshop is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2011. You can pre-order it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Chronicle Books. I am so excited! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at vintagecraftworkshop
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look how cute these raffia flowers look on the accessories from marc jacobs resort 2011 collection. (images via style.com and marie claire) Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
go glad you found a little inspiration from my post - your popcorn balls are super cute!
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Some beautiful photographs taken by Lauren at a workshop I did at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco last year. The flowers in the first photo were made with linen bookbinding thread and the second photo is a mix of different strings and raffia. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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The question I am most asked is where I purchase the raffia that I use to make the flowers. Here are a few tips and recomendations: ~Raffia is available is natural, rayon (synthetic) and paper. The synthetic raffia works the best on flower looms because it is smooth, strong and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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You can use lots of different materials on a flower loom. Yarn is probably the most popular. Here are a few of my experiments - I'm liking the string. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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When I purchase vintage craft supplies from places like Ebay or Etsy I sometimes get a few "extras" in the package. Many sellers will also throw in some of the craft projects that the original owners of the craft supplies made. A few flowers made using flower looms have come... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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The kits are back and I have redesigned the packaging. I got to thinking that the previous packaging was wasteful since it was a plastic bag. I think the best part of this new design is that everything comes in a natural muslin bag that is great for storage or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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I was a guest on the Martha Stewart show last year. I had a lot of fun. And to answer any questions that must be running through your mind: Martha was super nice to me and I have absolutly no "dirt" to report. Everyone who works for her was amazing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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For this how-to I’m using a vintage Studio Twelve “Multi-Fleur” loom. It’s about 3 ½” across and has 2 rows of pegs. The pegs are numbered 1-12 going counter clockwise. When you are first learning it’s probably a good idea to follow the numbers but honestly once you get the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at vintageflowerloomkit
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Mar 15, 2010
you are very welcome becky! i hope to bring more delight in 2007.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2006 on holiday string art, 1963 at cathy of california
the patterns in those old magazines are sometimes so bad! i actually made the owl by just sketching the pattern myself. it was super easy. i am now going to attempt the birds.