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Craft magazine release party

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.

· comments [3] · 09-8-2008 · categories:craft · events · seattle ·

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  • 1 Amy T // Sep 9, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I love buttons! Never thought to use them for rings… I’ll have to try this!

  • 2 Mary T // Sep 10, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Dammit! I should have gone to that. *I WANT THAT RING.*

  • 3 Robyn // Sep 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm


    seeking insight. i need some rando buttons for projects. any hints tips or suggestions on where to find inexpensive, cute ones in the city?

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