I had a guest over last weekend for some pre-holiday ornament crafting. We didn’t have much time, so we crammed a few projects into one short afternoon, with varying degrees of success…I don’t know if we will be trying the pipe-cleaner snowflake again! I decided to create a Felt Partridge ornament this time. I did … Read More
Graphic Depictions of Crafting
Workshop at the American Folk Art Museum
Last Thursday, I lead a Make-It Thursday workshop at the American Folk Art Museum. We gathered for wine, creativity and conversation as we made the Ruffled Felt Wreaths that I love making for friends this time of year. Here are some photos of the wonderful evening. Thank you to Rachel and The American Folk Art … Read More
Crafternoon Number Two: Autumn Craft Smackdown!
With memories of last year’s mega successful Christmas Craft Smackdown! floating through my head, I rearranged the tables again this past weekend and invited some folks over for Crafternoon Number Two: The Autumn Craft Smackdown. This time around, the theme was “Puppets and Marionettes”. Some of us really enjoy puppet theatre and always wanted to … Read More
Wine, pins and the American Folk Art Museum
I am excited to announce that I have been asked by the American Folk Art Museum to lead a session in their “Make It Thursday” series! The museum runs hands-on workshops and discussions with leaders in the DIY community on select Thursday evenings. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make something new, … Read More
First Annual Christmas Craft Smackdown!
The holidays are a super busy time for me here at LwTHQ, and sometimes I find myself wishing for just a bit of downtime in between fairs to do some not-for-sale crafting. A quick stroll through the interwebs revealed many awesome and fun Christmas projects, most of which were offered up as free tutorials by … Read More
Swim against youself?
I wasn’t sure how to start this post today. Originally, I was going to start off by talking about how wonderful this holiday season was for Life with Tigers. Craft fair sales have been excellent, new ideas are brewing and new opportunities to expand our little furry empire are on the horizon. In general, it’s … Read More
NYCC official data dump
It happened, and it was awesome! The 2011 New York Comic Con has packed up and left the Javits Center, but the memories (and in some cases aromas) linger on. Face paint? Check! Swords and guns? Check! Body parts, organs, monsters and zombies? You bet! And just how did it go? How did the Indie … Read More
The final countdown
It’s almost time. This Sunday is the Bust Magazine Craftacular in New York City. It’s been a busy, busy flurry of activity around the studio. Legs to make. Topiaries to sew. Dolls to create. And just to make sure we don’t run out of severed leg catnip toys this year, like we have during all … Read More
Oh, this is Craptacular
Here we are, less than 3 days to the Bust Magazine Holiday Craftacular and I’ve been a busy bee here sewing up all kinds of goodies. Our booth number will be #32, by the way (towards the right hand side wall when you finally get into the main floor area). There was some concern that … Read More