I did it again! Packed up my gear and headed for Houston. What a trip.
You know, I love a good theme and my Quilt Market booth was no different. I did a THRIVE theme with cacti and succulents. I had fabric printed for stitching up my samples. It all came together!
I built my booth walls from pegboard. The original plan was to stitch through the holes with yarn, but after everything was up it seemed like overkill. I kept it simple. This was the half booth space and was perfect for little ol’ me. Actually, it was pretty much all I could handle. It was just me and assembling it all was such a bear! I unloaded it all myself.
One of the fun things about market is all of the eye candy everywhere. So inspiring!
Another Quilt Market is in the books!
Come vote for my design HERE!
I loved making this piece with Easter in mind. We are FREE from the chains of sin, He has done it all and all He wants in return is ❤️.
These past couple of weeks have brought on big changes to our family. After homeschooling for 4 years, we have made the decision to put them in public school.
This has brought on many firsts for us. First time in middle school. First time riding the bus. And for me, the first time that I get to dedicate proper office hours to my creative biz.
The first week was spent tidying up the studio and missing my girlies. It’s not as easy as it sounds to all of a sudden have time dedicated for your craft. What to focus on? What to do first?
Luckily, I started a marketing course called Get Clients Now through the Design Trust. This is a perfect time to start it because it gives you a list of things to do and that’s what I really needed during this time of transition.
It’s going well and I feel accomplished at the end of the day. It’s been a nice balance of producing new art and admin upkeep. And yes, the course does stress the importance of rewarding yourself!
I spent Christmas break in the studio experimenting and playing and getting messy- it was the best.
The next section of Unfurling focuses on backgrounds. This is where my hoarding comes in handy. I have tons of paper ephemera waiting to be used for just the right project. I loved decoupaging the pieces on, covering them with paint, and then uncovering them again! It’s all about the layers.
They are so beautiful on their own but add so much to a piece as the starting point.