Hi All! Just wanted to let you know that tomorrow’s (Saturday, February 9th) Puplandia! Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza at the Oaks Park Pavillion has been canceled due to weather. The organizers have rescheduled the event for Saturday, March 30th at the same time and place. Stay warm and safe!
Chinchilla Whiskers’ next show will be the Buckman Art Show + Sell, a fundraiser for arts education at Buckman Arts Focus Elementary, on March 9th & 10th. Looking forward to seeing you then!
I thought the early months of 2017 would be a quieter time to sew some garments, build my skills, and develop my online store. But surprisingly, it seems there are quite a few craft shows happening out there!
Buckman Art Show + Sell 2017 on Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12, 2017 at Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School in SE Portland. I have always enjoyed attending this show as a shopper, especially art created by the students! The Buckman show features 140 artists and makers selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! Plus there’s live music and dance performances, food cart deliciousness, free children’s art activities, and more.
Summer vacation hasn’t been awful so far. It’s a lot of togetherness for me and the Ferd (5 year old son). Today we went to Oaks Park for Chipper’s Preschool Morning. We managed to get on the hot-air balloon ride, but Ferd didn’t have the patience to wait in line for any others. I don’t think he’s ready for Disneyland. He did get to hug, shake hands, and high-five with Chipper. Always a highlight!
Hope to visit the sale at A Common Thread this week with an eye on buying the darning and invisible zipper feet for my sewing machine. I wanted to give free-motion quilting a try and make Amy Butler’s Cabo Halter. I’ve had the pattern for a long time and haven’t done any garment sewing since a failed attempt at a skirt last summer.
Also hope to attend the Artfiberfest Artists’ Marketplaceat Reed College here in Portland on Friday, June 26th from 7-9 pm located in the Student Union. I have been so out of it (for the past 5 years), I didn’t even know Teesha Moore was having Artfiberfest here in Portland this time around. So if I can’t go to the actual workshops, the marketplace sounds like the next best thing.