Crafting


My New Queen Bee Bag

My New Queen Bee Bag


Posted on Jun 27, 2010

I've loved my first Queen Bee bag nearly to death.  After over 4 years of use and abuse, it's starting to get a few small holes and tears.   I had started to think that it was time for a new bag, but wasn't being very proactive because I love the embroidery I had made for my bag.  When I heard about the Queen Bee Studio sale today (until 5pm), I knew the time was right.   I got to the...

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Surreal Craft

Surreal Craft


Posted on Jun 24, 2010

Jeepers!  This photo appeared online on Craft: today.  I never dreamed something like that would ever happen.  Wow.  Many thanks to Susan Beal for wanting to include us.  Find the HiP: Felt Flower tutorial here.  Read the full Craft article here.  It's been a very good...

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HiP: Felt Flower Tutorial

HiP: Felt Flower Tutorial


Posted on Jun 16, 2010

Today is the first day of the Summit of Awesome.  I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day to arrive for months.  Because of the summit,Handmade in Portland made the push to launch last week.  It gave use the concrete deadline we needed.  The summit is also letting Handmade in Portland sponsor a craft.  We decided our craft would be felt flowers. Felt Flower...

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Jewelry Class

Jewelry Class


Posted on Jun 12, 2010

I had my very last Metal Clay class this week.  It was also the last class of all the classes I took this spring.  I must say that 3 classes is a lot.  I think 2 should be my cap.  With one class blending into another, it was hard to work on projects at home.  Still, I had such a great time in all of my classes and I learned  a lot. I made the effort to make some things at home right before my last...

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I can't believe the day is actually here!  Becoming Bettie, SwankyDays and I  have launched Handmade in Portland.  This venture has been in the works since last Fall.  The three of us will bring you Portland's amazing craft community and we will feature all walks of craft through tutorials, interviews, product reviews and more!  There is no end to where this new adventure will take us. Our first...

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Felt Flowers

Felt Flowers


Posted on Jun 7, 2010

Exciting things are happening now!  I've been making felt flowers like crazy to get ready for the Summit of Awesome.  I've cut out a million flowers and written the tutorial.  Only a few more things to cross off our list and we will be ready.  Handmade in Portland will be sponsoring this craft as our first adventure under our new name.  Our website will be ready to launch soon.   We...

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