Craft Show Sneak Peak, Part II

I am ready and patiently waiting.  The weather forecast is good.  And I have many new PK Handmade things to share with you.

Here, bracelets in all colors.  Earrings too.

And button rings just for fun.

There will also be playing-card garlands.  For those of you have seen these before, they go fasty fast.  Plus some new card designs and unique gift items.  And of course  journals for recording your child’s school year or upcoming holiday memories and hair clips in new Autumn designs.  But I can’t show you everything now.  For that you will have to visit me at Kaneville Fest this Saturday (by the Community Center) or Sunday (by the historic buildings), August 28 and 29.  And tell me you read the blog.  I’d love to meet you!

Hope to see you!

Published in: on August 26, 2010 at 5:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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I Make Things

Many of you have been asking what I’ve been making lately.  So I shall give you a peek.

These were so very popular at my two holiday shows I decided to make some of these over-sized ornaments, pretty, floral, and feminine.  So nice to hang on a doorknob, in a window, on a wreath.  Or you may choose to tie it onto a gift and write a message on the back as you would a greeting card.

This is a tiny shadow box made of repurposed items.  Cute and sweet.

New card designs, always needed, always a favorite, to be sent, or kept and framed for yourself.

Small gift boxes, perfect for giving  jewelry or sweets.  Holds a gift card perfectly.

So please come visit me in my cozy little PK Handmade craft booth at Kaneville Days, August 28 and 29, (more info to come).  You can see these lovelies as well as a few surprises.

Happy Friday!

Published in: on August 6, 2010 at 8:19 am  Leave a Comment  
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I Do Make Things

You are probably wondering, where does the ‘handmade’ come into this blog?   So I shall share a birthday gift we made and gave to a seven year old girl recently.  This is a canvas tote onto which I sewed her initial cut from a vintage pillow case (ah, see, handmade and  vintage), added a piece of old lace, some buttons and a big bow in her favorite color.  So pretty.

Inside were more handmades: a journal, flowery pen, bracelet, hairclips.  And stickers, always stickers.  This bag is the perfect size for going to the library and bringing home your favorite summertime reads.  Or for carrying your journal and pen outside to sit under your favorite tree and write a bit.  Then hang it on your bedpost until you need it next.

Published in: on July 26, 2010 at 8:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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Give Thanks Bunting

I made three of these “Give Thanks” buntings last year to give as gifts.  Except, only two of them actually were given away.  This one hangs in our dining room windows.  I had to split the words because our sweet old home has smallish windows.  All the fabrics, buttons, thread and ribbon are from my stash and were thrifted.  The orange glitter letters came from Micheals



Fun and easy, straight line sewing.  Each flag is  double sided so it is pretty from the back as well.  I made a much smaller scale, very girlie bunting for our daughter’s room.


Think I need to make some more.

Published in: on November 18, 2009 at 8:48 am  Comments (2)  
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