Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall's Needle Felted Harvest

Hi All!

I just wanted to put together a blog entry showing all of the needle felted goodies I made this year to celebrate fall! I love needle felting and I love sharing my love of it with others, especially with those who have an interest in learning how to do it. If you have any questions about needle felting please feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to help you! Also, all of the items shown below are available for sale in my Etsy shop; they are made-to-order (just for you!) so please allow up to a week for delivery. If you need them faster please message me first (through my shop) and I'll let you know if I can accommodate you. Blog readers get a 10% discount if the coupon code "artistry&craftery" is entered at check-out (discount sent via Paypal refund). Thanks for looking!

Needle Felted Pumpkin

6 Needle Felted Acorns

Needle Felted Balls -- Autumn Leaves Solid Colors Mix

Spooky Cat Needle Felted Mini Play Set

Needle Felted Autumn Leaves

Needle Felted Balls -- Autumn Leaves Marbled Colors Mix

Needle Felted Jack O' Lantern

Needle Felted Acorn Appliques

Needle Felted Balls -- Bark and Autumn Leaves Mix

Happy Halloween and Happy Fall to all!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My First Craft Fair!!!

I just had my first craft fair this past Sunday, October 25th, 2009. I was a nervous wreck the week leading up to it, missing a couple nights of sleep and agonizing over countless details. I thought my nervousness would dissipate once I was there for a while, but in fact it did not... lol. It was a great experience, however, and I look forward to doing it again! I walked away with a nice profit as well as the contact info of some very nice local crafters that I met. The items of mine that did best were my needle felted items (sold some appliques, my ladybug, and my spooky cat mini-play-set) and my earrings. I also sold my first bracelet, a ring, some fabric-covered buttons, and some hair clips.

Some of the wonderful people I met included my "neighbor" Cathy Nichols of She does beautiful paintings including painting with wax! My other "neighbor" was Lisa Dalton of She makes adorable sewed kitty cats called "Travel Kitties" -- you can take photos of your Travel Kitty and write up stories and send them in to her to be published on her site! Fun! I also met a woman who knits with size FIFTY knitting needles -- she uses up to 10 strands of yarn at a time! Her husband makes the wooden needles and they sell them at a shop in Huntington, NY called "Knitting on the Lamb".

The craft show occurred alongside a screening of the movie "Handmade Nation", followed up by a Q&A session with producer and director Faythe Levine. The movie explores how young people have taken up crafting and the various reasons they do it, from helping the environment to fighting the take-over of the corporate world. As a vendor I got to see it for free!

All in all it was a very successful day, and I am so glad that I was invited to be a part of it. A great big thank you goes out to the show's organizer, Gabi Moisan of!

Me at my table

Table shot #1

Table shot #2

Faythe Levine and Cathy Nichols

Lisa Dalton and one of her Travel Kitties

Size 50 knitting needles!!!

The room