We had some unexpected delays, but the collaborative project Shanna Murray and I have made is now up and ready to download!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, but also versitale enough for any occasion, these kits include illustrated templates and detailed instructions for making your own little heirloom + gift box to keep or to give to someone special. All suggested materials are easy to find either at local stores or in your closet.
Visit Shanna's shop and blog (an update is coming very soon) for more photos, inspiration for using our kit and to purchase the download.
We hope you love making these prizes as much as we did. The possibilities are endless for creating- each ribbon becomes a lovely celebration- of a person, a place, a shared love- and a little work of art that can be displayed and cherished all year.
There is nothing better than working with someone you think is awesome! A big thanks to Shanna for the opportunity to work on this project. I have admired her work for a long time and this collaberation was so exciting to be a part of- every step of the way.
These are images of my table from the second storie show. Lots of little things- handprinted and embroidered garlands, ornaments, pins, and handmade Rochester souveneirs.
One of the things I love about Rochester, is that there is always something to stumble upon. There are so many places to scour for materials, that I have to say, I rarely buy anything new- I really never need to. There is something about using what is in my home town and making it into something new, that is very comforting and rewarding. It's a dedication, a little way to take what I have and make the most of it.
Next Friday, Februrary 1st, I am excited to announce a collaborative project I am working on with Shanna Murray. Download and decorate valentines, just in time for Valentine's Day! Stay tuned!
If you are in Rochester next Saturday (after Thanksgiving), be sure to go to Second Storie- not the mall!! One day only, such an incredible and beautiful show- featuring local and national artists and crafts people. Check out vendors here.
This is an ice cream cone pin I made- I made a whole group of them to bring up to Toronto for Bloorcourt- which was great by the way! These are so satisfying to make- just the tiniest bit of embroidery and embellishment, with painted images and scenes- more of these later.