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Small Batch Soy Candles Are Coming

I found a new interest.  I was nearing 250 or so face masks, when I realized that I needed something that was a little different from sewing.

I had purchased a number of Earl Grey candles from someone in New York and I believe that is what took me down this path.

I have been making slow progress over the last 3 months.  I've had so many mask orders that it slowed my testing down.

As of early September, I believe I have reached the point where I can begin producing the soy-based candles!

Migrating from Craft Show to Square Shop

There are definitely a lot adaptability going on for everyone these days. 

The craft show circuit has been hit hard.  

All of the local venues have canceled their craft show events.  I was really looking forward to making solid advances in 2020.   

We are all hopeful that they can be rescheduled at sometime in the future.

Like most people, I have been performing my IT job at home.  Things are finally somewhat moving into a new rhythm.

I will finally begin moving more of my handcrafted products to my Square Shop.

Quilted Fabric Mosaic Designs

This is a sneak peak!

I have been working on a number of designs that are created to look like mosaic tiles.  These are all created with fabric, quilted and will be framed.

I have started with sea turtles and will be expanding to include other designs.  These should start to be available by mid to late March 2020.

New items arriving at my show booth

I have been developing a new of new items that I'm excited to bring to my show booths.  The first 4 are ready to make their appearance at the Indie South Handmade Lovers Valentine craft show.

The first item is a large variety of key chain fobs, featuring a great many fabric combinations.  These are just a few...

Patterned and textured fabric styles...

Floral styles...

Caribbean Waters Quilted Acrylic Wall Hanging

I had a number of firsts this year.

I decided to enter something in my guild's quilt show.  I've been in the guild close to 6 years and was never interested in creating something for the show, but after stumbling across the quilted acrylic canvases, I decided I had finally found something I wanted to submit.

I took the watercolor painted applique last year and wanted to take it up several notches.  I had only been dabbling with it.  Meanwhile, I had been holding onto 3 canvases that I had dubbed Caribbean Waters.  The two techniques suddenly collided.