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    Bench - MADE Spring 2017June 24th, 2017
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What’s Going on in My Home Studio

Textured Spoon Rests

I continue to use texture found on vintage glassware pieces from my personal glassware collection to imprint my clay art pieces. These are new for 2017 and have been selling well. Three sizes of spoon rests – because all spoons are not the same size either! I just finished another awesome show with Handmade Omaha a couple weekends ago. That is such an awesome show because it is well organized, well publicized and well attended (by customers that truly appreciate handmade and support local artists, too!)

I signed up for three “Night Markets” at Midtown Crossing this coming season. Hours are 6pm-10 pm and I am curious to see what these are all about. The first one will be Friday, May 26th. I love the Midtown Crossing area and although I swore off of outdoor shows last June at Junkstock (due to the woman next to me collapsing in front of my booth from heat stroke)… ¬†I’ve decided I am willing to try a few fun evening shows.

Coming up June 24th at 1141 N 11th St in Omaha is a show called Bench-MADE. I’ve been invited to participate in this one day show and I hear it is awesome! I’m building up inventory with some more new items. That is my studio update. I hope you have a great spring heading into summer. I can’t wait to get to these new shows!!
Deb

Lavender Sachet Pillows for October Picket Fence Boutique

Sachet Pillows measure 8"x10"

Sachet Pillows measure 8″x10″


I still need to stitch these little cat pillows closed. I will have about a dozen of these ready for Picket Fence Boutique October 6, 7 & 8 in Omaha. They have pillow stuffing, but inside of each one, I have a lavender sachet (rice and essential oil) tucked inside. They smell great. Lavender is known for its calming scent. These would be great on a shelf, near an air vent or even in the car. If it is in a warm spot, the scent will come out nicely. Once the scent fades over time, the handmade pillow is still cute as can be. I hand illustrated each one…giraffes, cats, raccoons, bears and used vintage linen as my canvas. The backs are coordinating upholstery fabric.

Something different — not made of clay!
I may spruce them up with some type of button. What do you think?

Have a great week!

Handmade Omaha April 16 & 17

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Spring is here and that means you need to mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Handmade Omaha Modern Makers Spring Arts & Crafts Bazaar. Here is the  Facebook Link so that you can get an idea of what will be there on April 16 & 17. The show details are also on that home page banner on Facebook. Here is the link: HANDMADE OMAHA

I am excited to be a part of this quality show! You won’t want to miss it!

Mid America Center Arts & Crafts Council Bluffs Saturday & Sunday, March 12, 13

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern "RABBIT"

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern “RABBIT”


It’s here! My first show for 2016! I have some new items using vintage glassware and old wood toy block patterns that I have collected over the years. Come and see what it is all about at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs. Free parking, 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors. Admission: $5 (10 & under are free.)

Here is the Google Map Link for the Event: MID AMERICA CENTER, Council Bluffs
Hours: Saturday, March 12 -9am-5pm and Sunday, March 13 – 9am-4pm

Hope to see you there!

Pair of Dipping Dishes for Grating Garlic and Olive Oil

Olive oil is so good for you! This pair of dishes can be used for grating garlic on the textured bottom, adding olive oil and herbs if so desired. I have them for sale in my Amazon shop right now. They are the perfect size for your table. I also have singles listed in my shop, so take a look! Creative Clay Cafe Handmade at Amazon

PS: The raised textured areas were made by pressing in one of my custom clay stamps that I made from the pattern on the bottom of a vintage drinking glass.

Have a great week! It’s getting closer to spring every day!

Two Great Shows Left for 2015 Shoppers!

My Dishes, among other handmade art...

My Dishes, among other handmade art…

Visit my booth (as well as other fellow artists) at my two remaining shows for this year. They are both FREE admission, plenty of parking and wonderful talented vendors!

Click here for the show this coming weekend : Handmade Omaha

Click here for the show Dec 5 & 6: Aksarben Holiday Market

Happy Holidays!

Handmade at Amazon Shop


It’s so much fun coming up with seasonal items although I tend to gravitate toward making items you can use all year ’round simply for practical reasons.

I am so excited to have some items listed on my new Handmade at Amazon Shop. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY SHOP—> NEW HANDMADE at AMAZON The items shown above are currently available for sale.

It has been a challenge getting things listed since the official launch of Handmade at Amazon last week. This is already a very busy time of year for artists getting ready for shows, but
I hope the efforts are worth it. I had a sale within 10 hours of the launch, but not much since. I am very hopeful that things pick up. My plan is to list a few items every day and build up the shop inventory.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy the fall season!! I just found out this week that I have been accepted to be a part of two fall shows that were my best ones last year. They are in late November and one is a week later the first weekend of December. Lots to do – good thing I love it!
Deb