Happy Friday Craft Day CLE! Do you have lots of fun sweetheart plans for the weekend? Hanging with your best gal pals or enjoying a nice dinner out with someone special? I think a lot of people are celebrating the Valentines Day holiday this weekend…why not kick off happy hearts day this weekend and celebrate the entire week…sorta like we do for Christmas.
Remember when you were little and you would make Valentines for your classmates? We would drop our creations into little classroom mailboxes each individually decorated by the entire class. I love to give little notes and cards to my friends and loved ones for Valentines…I thought maybe you’d like to make some too.
Happy Friday all you CLE crafters! Today I bring you my last and final holiday decor idea. Nothing too fancy or especially new, but it’s just a way to tell that special someone you care. A holiday countdown garland made especially for your loved one. It’s easy with a few simple steps. MORE! →
Hey CLE…did everyone run out and raid their garage for a shiny tomato cage last night? I’m glad so many of you liked the simple idea of how to add a touch of holiday flair to any room.
Picking up on the holiday craft ideas, today we are going to make illuminated artwork for any space in your pad.
If you’re just not in the mood for the traditional stockings hanging on your mantel this year, then these illuminated paintings might just fit the bill. It’s an easy project to complete with just a few simple steps. MORE! →
For all the details of tonight’s big CIA Spring Show (including the Craft + Material Culture, Foundations, Integrated Media & Visual Arts + Technologies Spring Show!) visit their site for locations, times, details, etc.
It looks like a wonderful event at CIA! Kudos to all the participating artists.
While over the holidays I caught the “must buy yarn bug.” No, I don’t knit or crochet (I can’t take on ANY new hobbies as of late) but I saw this very fun braided scarf at one of the holiday bazaar’s and thought…I can make that!
As I was searching for the perfect yarn for my upcoming project I came across this wonderful shop on Etsy…come to find out the yarn is inspired by the sellers travels outside of Cleveland but the actual yarn spinning and dying process happens right here in Northeast Ohio!
All you yarn aficionados take a look at Destination Yarn…way to go Cleveland entrepreneurs!
Hello & happy post-fourth! like many of you, I spent my weekend relaxing outdoors and taking in the INCREDIBLE sunshine of Northeast, Ohio. In my “must-go-inside-because-my-skin-will-turn-to-leather” mode I turn to my other favorite pastime and creative workshop; “Miss Etsy!”
Since I like to keep my dollars pretty local, I have discovered the following great “shops” and fun summer finds that I wanted to share! Enjoy and shop Ohio!
Are you a lover of pattern and fabrics? Hip handbags and stylish “to-do” projects? Do you know who the Midwest maven, Amy Butler is? Well if you do then you surely won’t miss the opportunity to meet the designer behind the fresh patterns that are taking the world of sewing, quilting (I LOVE her cozy quilts!) and crafting by storm. Amy’s designs (www.amybutlerdesign.com) have a clean, fresh look in fabrics, tableware, fashion, home dec, and more. Her products and her work are smattered all over the pages of magazines like Lucky, Domino (R.I.P.), Country Living, and Martha Stewart Living.
Join the seamstresses over at Stitch Cleveland (www.stitchcleveland.com) as they welcome Amy to their store for a meet and greet with artist Amy. Peruse the Amy Butler trunk show (in store until April 22nd) including the Sophia bag, Weekender, Cabo Halter, Anna Tunic, Domestic Goddess apron-and more. Snacks and refreshments to be served…and don’t forget to bring your books to be signed. We also have copies for purchase as well as a new shipment of her patterns and select fabrics.
6-8pm. Stitch Cleveland is located at 1387 Sloane Avenue, Lakewood
Wein particularly enjoys using his creative talents as a glassblower to marry old gears and pipes into lighting fixtures and other unique glass items that are sold in high-end stores from Los Angeles to Milan to Dubai. You can find his work in many high end boutiques across the world (from Cleveland to Milan) …next time you visit LA stop by their newest showroom.
With the holiday of love, lust and laughter approaching, I found myself surfing Etsy (www.etsy.com) for some token gifts that are anything but flowers and chocolate…not that there is anything wrong with either. All of these Etsy stores are located in Cleveland, so while you may be shopping online you will be supporting our local entrepreneurs…Shop on Cleveland!