Category Archives: Crafts
One of my pleasures as a crafts person is to fill the requests of friends and acquaintances who are looking for something specific. In this case, my friend Amanda wanted earrings to match a brass necklace with sky-blue tiger eye
Some people travel and come home with new clothes, carpets and furnishings. Some people prefer to travel lighter. No matter what you bring back in your pockets, the changes that a few weeks abroad in a unfamiliar place make vast
“Phoebe? It’s Jen. I’m outside your house,” I heard on the other end. I jolted awake again, having fallen back asleep after getting dressed and lying down on top of my made bed. I scrambled up and avoided slipping down
A tornado of questions usually keeps me from getting a good sleep the night before I head to a craft market. How should I arrange my display? Will I make enough to cover my rent? Will the other vendors be
We become used to seeing ourselves in a certain way– in a certain role or profession or capacity. I particularly tend to identify myself as what I primarily do, as a writer, but on a muggy day in July, I
I’ve been a long-time fan of Wiksten, a handmade clothing line by Iowa-based (formerly of Brooklyn) Jenny Gordy, as well as the fiber-wrapped jewelry of Erin Considine. I don’t deny that I’d love to spend some time in Brooklyn, where
I was around 11 or 12 when the recession in the nineties began. My parents, who had their own graphic design business with their main source of income from federal government contracts, suddenly found themselves phased out of departmental budgets.