ScarfCity will be at the following locations this holiday craft fair season:
November 2 & 3 Spanaway Lake High School, Spanaway
1305 168th Street East
November 9 & 10 St. Brendan's Craft Fair
10049 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011
November 16 Queen Anne Trunk Show
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Avenue West, Seattle
November 22, 23 & 24 Holiday Gift and Food Fair
Kitsap Sun Pavilion
1200 Northwest Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton
November 29 & 30 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show
Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, Seattle
December 7 Dickens Craft Fair
Lake Stevens School District
Cavelero Mid High School, Lake Stevens
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Signage is something I have struggled with for several years of doing craft fairs. I change it every year and by the end of the holiday craft season, I am sick of my signage and am ready for a new idea. This year I am THRILLED with my latest installment.
In just a few easy steps I used floor tiles to create mini chalk boards.
First: I cut each one into quarters to make a 5 x 5 inch squares.
Then: I spray painted the squares with chalk board paint.
Finally: I purchased some big sidewalk chalk in an array of fun colors and scribbled away.
The boards are mounted on Styrofoam squares and have a very earthy look and feel. These are sure to be a hit this November arrive at my first holiday craft fair.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I blogged recently about getting inspiration from fashion magazines; Today, I was truly inspired to do an exact duplicate of something I saw in Elle magazine's May edition. This is one of those times when I put my dearly loved crochet hook down and tried my hand at another craft. I think it’s important for any crafter to deviate from their primary creative outlet, and do something fun and different.
So …back to the picture in Elle. I saw this pair of jeans from Bloomingdale’s for $248. They had a fabulous gold star design to But that price tag is so far above what I’ve ever paid for a pair of jeans, it was laughable. So, I did what any crafter would do and hit the supply store. I got some glittery gold fabric paint, a star stencil and a stencil sponge. Then I hit a retail store for a pair of skinny, dark-wash jeans. About an hour of careful stenciling later and the jeans are looking every bit as fabulous as the pair from Bloomingdales. I can’t WAIT until they dry and I can stencil the backside ….and then, of course, head out on the town in my new gold-star rip-off jeans!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
My latest guilty pleasure is spending an hour in the bookstore looking at magazines. It’s the cheapest (free) and best way to get inspiration for new ideas. I’ll look at knitting magazines, craft magazines, fashion magazines, even women’s journal publications. It’s not always a literal translation; I look at color, what’s hot on the runway, what patterns are in, i.e. polka-dots, plaid and stripes.
My latest inspiration is a turban I saw in a fashion magazine. I added turbans to the ScarfCity line last year, but this picture gave me an idea on how to spice up the pattern I created for that item. I went shopping today at a high-end boutique …well, window shopping anyway. Amongst the $300-$500 jeans, shoes and clothes I found a bevy of inspiring ideas, including using an old pair of jeans and adding some leather …irrr, pleather to make CHAPS!
Inspiration can come from anywhere, as long as you keep your mind open to new ideas and push yourself to create them.