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MADE Re-Fashion Event

13 Jun

So last night was the amazingly awesome Re-Fashion Event down at MADE Studios. It was an opportunity for folks to come by and donate their gently used clothing in exchange for others cast offs which are then taken into the studio and re-created into something new and exciting. It was great to see some St. Louis Craft Mafia members that I haven’t seen in ages as well as new faces of crafters coming to check out the space. We had a really fun night and much PBR was consumed by yours truly. What can I say? Kelly and I like to keep it classy.

I spent the day today at MADE cleaning up the aftermath of the party and organizing supplies. For some reason, I could not seem to focus and had total craft ADD. This resulted in the creation of some sweater cuff bracelets, sewing of  paper banners and garlands, fixing a ripped seam in a jacket leftover from Re-Fashion, and cutting up sweaters to cover glass jars. I love how the jars turned out. Thinking I may have to make some for The Foundrie this season. It will be here before I know it.

Hope everyone had a fun and productive weekend. And hopefully your plans for next weekend include joining us for the big Etsy Craft Party Meetup next Friday at MADE. There will be lots of goodies and fun stuff including several make and take projects. Get more details here. See you there!!

Where did spring go?

25 May

So it has been 90+ degrees outside the past couple days and super muggy. Summer is upon us and I just realized that I have been so busy lately that spring seems to have slipped right by me.  The month of May was particularly busy with the opening of MADE, 3 weddings and a high school graduation. Plus gearing up to leave for Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair next week has has me scrambling to make new displays and lots of new inventory.

And in other exciting news, I have started acquiring displays and vintage treasures for The Foundrie 2010 which is super exciting and a little stressful. I just bought 3 industrial steel rolling carts off of craigslist thinking they would make awesome table bases and my husband burst my bubble telling me they are garbage and there is no way we can get them into the basement. They are large. And super heavy. And a tad rusty.  But can’t he see how amazing they will be in the store? He just doesn’t get my “artistic” (I use the term loosely) vision. So now I have to prove to him that I can make them into something great. I have my work cut out for me. I will leave you with some pics of some of the projects I have been working on as well as some recent fun family outings. Hope everyone is plannning lots of fun for the summertime. It is here!