It’s the time of year for grinning pumpkins, rubber spiders, and small monsters roaming the streets. For candy corn, caramel apples, and dentist’s nightmares. Yes, it’s Halloween time. Only as an adult (thanks to Martha Stewart) have I come around to enjoying Halloween. As a child, Halloween was just fraught with… “issues.” I’d select a costume-in-a-box at Woolworth’s (one year mine was the same as … Continue reading Scaredy Cat!/SOLD
I love the blog Poppytalk for all the handmade shopping, design and DIY ideas. When the challenge came out last week for Poppytalk 2011 Summer Colors I gleefully submitted images that exemplified the concepts of yellow, blue, and red. (I missed pink day, which is too bad because I had some doozies!) My pic (above) of a wet penguin in the Central Park zoo was … Continue reading Keeping cool: Summer Colors selection
Check out “A Chip Off the Old Sock” by Linzee over on the Etsy Blog Storque for the historical background on sock monkeys, their perennial fascination to collectors, and why crafters find them an amusing challenge to create. The raw material for sock monkeys are Rockford Red Heels, socks that are currently made in Osage, Iowa, by Fox River Mills. The socks first appeared in 1932, when … Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about Sock Monkeys…
Hats off to all the people in the world who do things for the causes they believe in — who pledge to walk, run or bike in a great, cheerful display of support, who devote countless hours to planning events that bring people together as a community to be educated and rally around an issue or charity, and even to those whose effort may simply … Continue reading Fun, Fun, Fundraising!
I’m so thrilled that one of the pot o’ gold shamrocks has been included in a Treasury collection — Luck of the Irish — by CherriKissBlackHeart! If you want this Luck of the Irish shamrock from Fabled Attic, order now before someone else nabs it! (Though if they do, there are other styles to choose from…) Continue reading A Fabled Attic First! Shamrock makes Treasury!
I opened my sewing box and there was a stash of golden sequins sparkling up at me, like a leprechaun’s pot o’ gold. Out came the needle and thread, and the next thing I knew, I was posting these into the Fabled Attic over at Etsy. Continue reading Leprechaun love