The Autumn Artisan Market, sponsored by the Rainbow Rebekahs, in Sherwood, Oregon, present a wonderful new handmade market. This cozy market will occur over the course of two days and feature many different local handmade artisans. The Rainbow Rebekahs will have hotdogs and drink on hand midday on Saturday and Saturday morning, they will have handmade fresh yeast raised donuts, know for miles around!
Artisans that will be participating include:
Symaria Browns Couture Bodycare Creations
The Shaws handmade glass lit pendants – so unique!
Melissa Nash and her painted artworks
Surett J’s Handmade feather earrings – Love these!
Berniece handmade sewn creations a local favorite – Here you will find those things you didn’t know you needed until you see them.
Pure Pizzazz handmade jewelry a Sherwood local favorite as well – What a selection!
Brianns Handmade soothing neckwraps and other creations – Get these for yourself before the holidays, some real stress relievers!
Lori Randels unique handmade mixed media artworks – One of a kind art, a must have.
Mizzoni’s unique handmade TuTu’s and unique creations
Puthucodes beautiful polymer clay creations
Petersons handmade crystal trees that must be seen and taken home to share for generations.
Winegars sweet infant and child items, beautiful items for those sweet little ones, we all love!
Nuttin Perfects creative holiday wood and rope decor items, I will be shopping here for great holiday decor, that you won’t find at Target or Walmart for sure!
famous handmade fresh
Donuts are 50 cents each or a dozen for $6
Order ahead for larger quantities
Please contact us if you have any questions!
In celebration of almost 1000 likes on my Facebook Page, I will be giving away one of my jewelry pieces. To be in the running all you have to do is like my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sharonorellaArt. Please feel free to leave me a note when you do, I love to hear from folks.
To see what you could win check out my website at www.sharonorelladesigns.com. Tell your friends and if they like my page they will be int he running as well. It is only about 20 people to reach 1000… Good Luck!
I am always on the hunt for hand bags, purses, accessories that hold more accessories, by whatever name you call them, they are essentially bags. Here are some of my favorite hand crafted bags made in America. My criteria, you ask… well… Leather construction, bags must be lined, have a good shape and plenty of room. (Each image is a link to where you can purchase the bag, if you are so inclined)
Madeline Chadwick Handbags Based in Los Angeles
Genuine leather. Silver hardware. Two open interior pockets and one zipper pocket. Custom lining.
Handmade by ValhallaBrooklyn Larch bag in buttery soft and sturdy black pebble grain premium grade cow hide
Handmade by ContraBandCouture Butterscotch brown with, Two pockets on the faux gator inserts outside, front and back along with three pockets on the inside paisley print lining.
Handmade by DahlingAccessories
Red rose super soft lambskin lined with gray woven fabric. Ruffle flap at front with steel spike details. Inside flap is grey Italian leather. Magnetic snap closure. Red leather reinforced crossbody strap that can be tied at end to adjust length. Inner pocket. Fully lined. Dahling satin inside label on pocket.
Handmade by LolaFalkDesigns and made to order Custom color bag
Lining and Interior Pocket: Cotton
Closure: Metal Zipper
Adjustable Strap: Leather (can be lengthened/shortened to be worn cross-body or over shoulder)
I had some fun this weekend at the beach, playing with my book pages, paints and pencils. I had a vague idea of what I might want to work on, and since I only had a few days, I thought it would be perfect to start some drawing and maybe even color some in with paint.
Good thing I had my stuff, the weather ran quite the gamut over the weekend. First it rained (totally expected, as it is Oregon) then on Saturday the blessed sun came out, this pushed me outside to absorb the warmth and color! (the whole beach lights up with color when the sun comes out) Then on Sunday it snowed! I was greatly amused by the changes in the weather as they were so extreme. It fit me perfectly, as I never do anything in a logical to others order. You would think the weather would go in order of sun, rain, snow, not rain sun snow… oh well, chalk it up to the wonders of the world…
Before I left I had finished a drawing and painted it and applied it to my notebook. I used a page from an old book to draw and paint on and then applied it to my notebook using Golden Matte Medium.
While I was there I drew and painted one for the other side. This page is also an old book page but you really cannot tell due to the amount of paint used.
I am seemingly obsessed with my little chickens and they seem to come out of the woodwork no matter where I go. Yes, I even draw in restaurants. On napkins, you question? Nope, I carry a tiny wallet type purse, and I have managed to always keep a set of white index cards and a pen in there. Very handy for when the order takes a while and your companion (read husband) runs out of conversation.
C’est la vie
Are you a scrapbooker that has invested in one of the die cutting systems like Sizzix or one of the others? Are you looking to stretch how you use this equipment? Wow, I am starting to sound like a company rep!
Ok, I have a couple of these die cut pieces of equipment and I love them. I found out recently that the quilting world has one as well for cutting fabric. This made me wonder if the one I have for paper would cut fabric. It does. It opened a whole new world for me, it made me think about how I could use fabric instead of paper for projects.
Now here is the disclaimer, that I do this at my own risk to damage to my dies. If you choose to do this and it results in damage to your dies etc, I am not liable. It is your choice to do so.
First iron a sewable fusible on the back of your fabric. Cut the fabric into pieces the size of your die. Run it through your machine. VIOLA! you now have a pre-cut fusible that you can iron onto any other fabric.
I used sewable fusible because I wanted to be able to sew through the applique after it was applied, without gumming up my machine needle.
With some of the letter embroidery sewing machines out there, you could embroider the fabric, apply the fusible, then die cut out any shape you have on hand.
Too much fun!!!
Easy charm bracelet that you can make as a gift or bedazzle it for your own holiday attire. All you need is a chain that you like with links big enough for fit a lobster clasp in the links. Here are some sources for the supplies (its also a good way to see what each item is):
Lobster Clasps – These Open and close and you will attach to your chain
Hanging charms – 5-12 charms that you will attached a split ring to.
Chain – This is the base of your bracelet to which you will attach the open part of the lobster clasps.
Split rings – These are just like key chain rings only much smaller. You will want one of these for each charm, and 2 extra potentially for the ends of your chain and I always get 2 more than that to lose in the carpet…
Now that you have all of your supplies.
Put one charm on each Split ring.
Attach the split ring to the round portion of the lobster clasp.
Attach the open portion of the lobster clasp to a link on the bracelet chain.
(if your bracelet chain is not already equipped with a closure to hold it on your wrist. You can attach a split ring to one end of the bracelet and then attach that split ring to a lobster clasp. )
The open end of that lobster clasp can then be opened and attached to the other end of the chain when you wear the bracelet.
The great thing about this type of bracelet is that you can switch out the charms as easily as you can undo a clasp.
Give it a try!!
If you would rather have someone make it for you, then send me a convo on Etsy with 2 week lead time and I can make you a custom bracelet or a bracelet kit. I will just need to know what theme you want and the size of your wrist.
What does this all mean when you’re a creative person? Well, for most it means instead of throwing something away, either find another way to use it or put it in the recycle bin. That is if your community will recycle it. In some areas of the country there are community reuse places that you can take your, still useful items in hopes that someone else will find your trash to be a treasure.
Near where I am we have a place called Scrap (School Community reuse action program) it is not all that near to me, but I will make a special trip to get there. Most of the time though I am a shopper there, but thankfully, there are many that make donations to them. For example they have lots of fabric, upholstery and wallpaper sample books, yarn, tiles, paper, envelopes etc. All of which are very reusable to make useful and decorative items. I have picked up many a large fabric sample to make pillow or handbags. For the longest time they had a barrel full of corks. I could never figure out what I could make from a cork, but others did because they dwindled down to nothing eventually.
Perhaps one of my favorite spots is the book and magazine corner, where you can find books and magazines for pennies. Or the paper corner where you buy office paper for 25 cents an inch. (measured by the height of your stack) Sometimes you can find envelopes with no return address, those are great! But they also have some with a return address which are easily upcycled by sticking your address sticker over theirs. Scrap keeps so much stuff out of landfills each year just by redistributing it, that they deserve a recycle award! Besides I have no idea where I would find a barrel of corks or belt blanks to be re-purposed. Would you?
Just recently I incorporated some glossy cardstock from Scrap into my gift tags. The original sheets were 8 1/2 x 22, so required some cutting down before I could punch them. It took longer to punch them as they are pretty sturdy, but it was worth it. The paper is wonderful with my tags. It embossed beautifully and I am very happy with it.
Tree Ornament Gift tag
I encourage everyone to donate to their local reuse program and to shop there. You just never know what you will find…
P.S. I found one in San Francisco too.. Scrap (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts) Love it!!
To see more please visit my shop on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SharonOrella
Have a great day!