Thursday, July 28, 2011

MaddyMaze Studio will be at TREAT YOURSELF

I just received paperwork from Angie at MaddyMaze Studio who will be joining us with her tote bags, zipper pouches, and wallets. So adorable!

Check out her etsy shop - MaddyMaze Studio - ahead of time. And we hope to see you at Casanova Oakknoll Community Center next Saturday for TREAT YOURSELF.

Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Casanova Oakknoll Community Center
735 Ramona Avenue, Monterey
2pm - 5pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love Knots

I won't post a photo of the piece until after the bridal shower this weekend, but I created a bracelet to celebrate my cousin MNM's upcoming nuptials. I used three sterling silver love knots and lapis purple freshwater pearls to match the color of her bridesmaids' dresses.

love knot n : a stylized knot used as an emblem of love

When I taught a class about dragon stories last year, we delved into the cultures that had these stories in their literary traditions, eating a traditional snack and doing a craft each week. One of these was the Welsh; we looked at and created our own Welsh love spoons.

The Welsh love knot has multiple variations each with their own meaning. I like the simple meaning of the knot: as a married couple you are tied to each other in love. In this one-of-a-kind piece for M, I opted to use three love knots - one of their past, one for their future, and one for the present.

Hope she likes it!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Learned Stitchworks will be at TREAT YOURSELF

As we gear up for the TREAT YOURSELF event, I will be introducing you to some of our crafters.

Karen Learned of Learned Stitchworks will be showcasing her dog collars, leashes, harnesses, and accessories.  Karen writes: "I have a love for sewing, pets, and grandchildren."

Thanks for joining us, Karen, we look forward to seeing your stuff on August 6th! In the meantime, feel free to peruse her website:

Saturday, August 6th. 2-5pm. Casanova-Oakknoll Park Community Center. 735 Ramona Avenue, Monterey.