I had a lot of fun at the Craft Release Party last weekend. It was held in Stitches, a really great fabric store in Capitol Hill. They had some Japanese fabrics right inside the door that were fantastic. One was a gray print with a border of leaves and pears that I cannot stop thinking about. I might have to go back this week and get some some of that to make pillows.
I got to make some rings, Kristen from Plush You and her store Schmancy (which you simply must visit) brought along a huge box full of interesting buttons and supplied elastic and thread. Sorting through buttons was surprisingly relaxing and mesmerizing. I was a little greedy and made two, this one is a little tall, like wearing a small pagoda on my finger:
Moxie of Made By Moxie was there teaching needle felting and I picked up one of her felted flower kits, the kit is fantastic. It contains vegetable starch eco-foam, two felting needles, a nice pin back, an adorable little container of glue and more roving that you need for one project. Here are my small test flowers:
But of course the party was for the new issue of Craft magazine, which I skimmed through and it’s a fantastic issue. I’m intrigued by the paper loom (scroll down), which they include right inside the magazine, you just cut it out and fold it.