I’ve played around with stamp carving before, a few years ago when I started this whole crafty blog thing. Recently I carved a big stamp to try something different for a cup cozy design.
On the weekend I attended a workshop run by Uniiverse on lino cutting. It was run by Etsy shop. He was really nice and while I’m sure I could have figured this out myself since I’m crafty like that it was great to have him there to ask questions and be a guide.
I fell in love with these feather wall decals a little while ago and want to cover my bedroom wall with them. However, that could get expensive. I debating cutting them out of fabric myself but I don’t think I’ll get nice clean lines or prevent fraying. So when the workshop came up I decided I would carve a feather and then I can use it to stamp onto my wall.
I’m happy with how it turned out, the fine lines show up and everything. The tricky bit will be to do it properly on the wall. It’s easy to toss away a ruined piece of paper! I also think this is how I’ll be making my Christmas cards this year. As if I didn’t have enough crafts on my plate now I’ve stumbled into a new one I like.
On Saturday I headed into Toronto and volunteered at the City of Craft. If you happened to come to the event I was frantically trying to stamp hands and click that little people counter thingie at the same time. They give away swag bags to the first 100 people on Saturday morning. The doors opened at 11:00 and the bags were gone in about 5 minutes, seriously.
After my shift I wandered around the show and found these lovely ladies Have and Hold Design who were running a fun photobooth. Everyone seemed to be going in with a friend and getting super silly so I was a little hesitant at doing it but I was talked into it. That’s the fun shot they took.
I also picked up this great mitten lino print, I seem to be addicted to buying art lately. It’s by Katie Muth.
I regret not buying this one too.
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I nearly missed saying hi, things are busy around here!
I’m heading to the One of a Kind Craft Show tomorrow and I can’t wait! I love seeing all the great handmade items and talking to so many creative people. It’s such a blast.
I’m hoping to bump into this lovely lady. I purchased one of her prints when I was selling my own stuff, this print was just soooo beautiful.
I told Laura I wanted to wake up every morning looking at it and I do. I’m starting a wall right next to my bed of handmade art and graphic prints I’ve gotten on Etsy. Just a few things to frame and hang and I can share a pic. She’s got her Etsy shop on vacation right now as she lugs her stock down to the show but in the meantime here are some more of Laura’s amazing prints.
This last one is a detail of a beautiful print she has of a hare sitting in the snow on a starry, starry night. I just think nursery when I see it, it’s so simple and beautiful.