After two years of making torn fabric garlands, I have a lot of unused cotton strips. These mainly come from the selvedge of the fabric, which is a bit stiffer in hand than the cotton I use to make the garlands. I started saving these and using them as ribbons for gifts or in lieu of twine for tying up vintage items that were headed to markets. Then an idea started to take shape one night at yoga class. I know that I'm not supposed to be thinking about anything other than my inhale and exhale, but often my best uncluttered thinking comes when I'm on a yoga mat. I was imagining little tiny pocket garlands - kind of like garlands that travel and can be used as key fobs or a little decoration for your handbag or tote. So I found some lovely antique brass colored clips and sweet little bells for a soft sound. They make great stocking stuffers and I'll have a whole bunch at the Brooklyn Waldorf School Winter Fair this Saturday. Join us for a day of holiday shopping!
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Clover Market is tomorrow in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Hope you'll come, say hello, and do some Mother's Day shopping. It's 10 - 5pm, rain or shine... hopefully, shine.
I shipped out a wholesale order last week to a beautiful shop in Massachusetts called Kestrel. The order included a couple of small custom garlands. I loved them so much that I decided to add them to my collection. They're very sweet and the perfect size to hang just about anywhere. I've even made a few into mobiles which I'll be selling at my upcoming Spring markets – Clover Market, Squam Art Fair, and Brimfield.
My niece just stayed with me for a long Fall weekend that went by in a flash. We jumped in the leaves, still a little wet from the rain. She learned and I re-learned how to crochet. We played games- Fibber, Candyland & Monopoly. We read books and talked and danced to our favorite songs. She even tried on my torn fabric skirts and I snapped a couple of beautiful photos as she twirled around. She's the biggest part of my heart and my pint-size Muse.