Holiday 2014 sneak peeks

A new letterpress holiday card.

A new letterpress holiday card.

I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the Holidays are on their way! I'll be at a couple upcoming San Francisco craft fairs over the next couple weekends and I thought I'd share a few sneak peaks of projects I've been working on.

The Fairs I'll be attending are:

The San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 22nd, 11am – 6pm

You can expect to see lots of hand printed goods at this fair since most sellers are printers of some sort.

Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium @ Pier 35
Saturday/Sunday, November 29th/30th, 11 am – 5pm

This fair will feature a wide variety of Etsy sellers. 

Both are FREE to attend and both should have ample PARKING near by. Come say hello and get a jump start on holiday shopping. And if you're making gifts this year I always think going to craft fairs can provide great inspiration. 

New hand painted ornament design.

New hand painted ornament design.

Reusable gift sacks for easy wrapping. 

Reusable gift sacks for easy wrapping. 

Stamp motif notecards in christmas colors.

Stamp motif notecards in christmas colors.

First batch of catnip filled voodoo dolls.

First batch of catnip filled voodoo dolls.

I'll be sharing more about some of these projects in the coming weeks. If you're not local check out my two shops for goodies. I'll be adding new stock through the beginning of December. Stationary/Wrap items can be found here and gifts for cat lovers can be found here. 

Craft pen pals

A few years ago I participated in an ornament exchange organized by Blu Penny. It’s sort of pen pals for the holidays. I’m a sucker for buying new ornaments each year so it’s exciting to get them in the mail. 

I’m joining the exchange again this year and there’s still room if you’d like some motivation for holiday crafting. Sign up by November 25th! I suggest joining with friends so you can exchange with your group of local crafters as well as your new pen pals. It’s a good way to quickly grow your handmade ornament collection. 

We’ll see what I come up with this year but in the meantime these are my ornaments from when I participated in 2009.

T  hese  gingerbread men were made with the re-use of brown paper bags. They were a good excuse to bring out my PrismaColor pens and sewing machine. They were finished off with some stuffing, bakers twine and embroidery floss.
These  gingerbread men were made with the re-use of brown paper bags. They were a good excuse to bring out my PrismaColor pens and sewing machine. They were finished off with some stuffing, bakers twine and embroidery floss.
Gingerman_01.jpg
T  hese guys were the re-use of trader joes holiday bags. The snowman is my favorite.
These guys were the re-use of trader joes holiday bags. The snowman is my favorite.

SFCB Holiday Fair

The San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair is coming up on December 10th. This will be my first time selling at a craft fair. I learned to print at SFCB so I’m happy to come full circle to sell there this year. Come check it out Noon - 5pm!  

Some of the items I’ll have are my past holiday cards as well as some of the other masking tape cards I’ve been making this past year.

2009 Holiday Card, Print Gocco

2010 Holiday Card, Letterpress, First project printed on my press

Letterpress gift tags

Soon I’ll be posting images of the two cards I’m making this year. Because Christmas provides lots of reasons for present wrapping, tree trimming, and hall decking I’ll be posting here more often in December. Hope it keeps you inspired. Happy Holiday 2011!