I am constantly in awe of the support and recognition I receive from my university and my department. When my department head (& boss, I work for her too) told me about the Folklife Festival, I was just excited because it meant that I would be selling my pieces at a large venue, in a new location, to hundreds of new people. And yesterday, I was interviewed for this lovely little writeup about me and my work. I’m honored and flattered and so happy to have such an encouraging department and work environment. They have all done wonders for my confidence and work ethic, they just don’t even know! 😉
I’m very, very excited to announce that my shop has reopened for business! After my long hiatus prepping and being on display at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, my jewelry has returned to me safe and sound, and I’m happy to offer it up again on Etsy. Most of the pieces currently for sale are one of a kind and won’t be replicated again, so if you see something you like, go for it! This may be the last time you see it! 🙂
My friend Emily’s birthday was about a month ago, and in true crafter fashion, I decided to make her gift. I’m new-ish to embroidery, but it’s quickly become one of my favorite hobbies and artforms.
She & I are both huge fans of Hayao Miyazaki. We went through a phase of watching his movies far too often to be healthy–most often, we watched Totoro. It’s such a charming and gorgeous film, I recommend it to everyone.
Anyway, I think she likes her gift, so I suppose it wasn’t so bad that I was a month late getting it finished. 😉 (Of course I don’t own the Totoro image or art or anything, I’m just a big fan.)
In vaguely-related embroidery news, my jewelry pieces have been away and on sale at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D. C. It’s a pretty awesome marketplace-style festival, I didn’t even need to be there to sell! My pieces should be coming back sometime next week–the festival closed yesterday, and we have to give them time to re-pack and tally the sales. I’m really excited to see what kind of sales I’ve had!!
Depending on how much of my inventory is gone, FiberLuxe may be closed for a bit longer. This could be a good thing, because I’ve been toying with ideas for brand-new products and I’m excited to get started on them. I’ll keep ya’ll posted!