Apple Chips!

Apple Chips!

We went apple picking this weekend, which is one of my favorite things about fall. I love apples. Especially Macouns. The crafty side of me decided I wanted to see if I could make apple chips. We don’t have a dehydrator so I found a recipe to do them in the oven. -Preheat oven to(…)

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Surf Fest

Surf Fest

We spent the day at the 4th Annual Re-Evolution Surf Fest put on by Grain Surfboards in York, Maine. Grain opened up their work space to the public for the day and threw a party. They had demos from how to glass a surfboard from Entropy Resins  to how to shape your own handplane. Dogfish Head(…)

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Foldover Backpack

Foldover Backpack

I got the idea in my head that a backpack would be perfect for our trip to the Surf Re-Evolution Fest put on by Grain Surfboards in Maine this past weekend. So naturally, I had to make one! I went through the piles of fabric in my studio and narrowed it down to these three options.(…)

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Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine

We went to Camden, Maine a few weeks ago for the weekend. It’s quickly becoming one of our favorite places to visit. It’s right on the coast, with a great little harbor that is always filled with sailboats. In some other coastal areas you can even see boats sitting on the bottom of the ocean at low(…)

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Brimfield

Brimfield

The Brimfield Antique Show happens three times a year and is so massive it’s impossible to see everything in one day. I love to go and will drag anyone with me who is relatively willing to tromp around dusty (or muddy) fields in 90 degree heat. There are plenty of over priced items, but if(…)

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Finishing a Hand Dyed Scarf

Finishing a Hand Dyed Scarf

To finish the linen pieces that I had dyed while on vacation, I needed to fringe all the edges. Fringing the edges of a woven textile helps to keep fraying to a minimum and makes the product look more finished. To fringe the edges, the threads running parallel with the edge you are working on(…)

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New Leather Embossing Die

New Leather Embossing Die

I was so excited to receive my custom embossing die! I had one made so that I could incorporate my logo on the pieces that I make. I ordered it from Artfire.com from a really friendly guy named Steve at CustomMadeStuff. He was extremely helpful, has a quick turn around time and offers a lifetime guarantee(…)

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