August/September 2017 Creations!

My favorite time of year is back again! Fall and Halloween!! I have began making my fall creations including new Trick-or-treat bags, and I even made a new reversible quilted table runner…one side is Halloween and the other side is fall pumpkins!

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September has been a pretty busy month for me…I have participated in two craft fairs/farmers market this month. One of the markets was behind the apartment buildings we previously lived in. The Markets were a lot of fun, and I hope I’ll be able to participate in some Christmas shows.

I have made several other bags the past two months, some examples are below! I have also finally updated my etsy site with several new listings!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuliesJewelz086

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Autumn in Denver!

So far, Fall has been unseasonably warm these past few days in Colorado.  Halloween is approaching, so I have been busy making trick-or-treat bags, mainly for my niece and nephews.  Last week, I participated in my second craft/vendor fair here in Colorado.  This fair took place in Centennial, and I had fun meeting other vendors and makers.  Last week we visited a couple haunted house attractions and pumpkin patches.  I didn’t carve a pumpkin this year, instead I painted a large sugar skull.

Of course, I am continuing to sew more handbags!  I have been working on a new design, which is sewing the Colorado flag onto the tote bag using felt fabric for the C and the yellow sun.  The first bag turned out good, and I am working on a few more bags using the Colorado flag inspiration but experimenting with different colors.

I have been shopping at my favorite local fabric stores, and buying so much unique fabric that I think my new handbags are better than ever!  I also think I have found a new hobby, which is the paint and wine nights!  On Friday, I painted an awesome picture of “Colorful Colorado” which is hanging up in my living room!

 

Fall Creations and New Orleans Trip

Fall is my favorite time of the year!  It is the time when I get the most creative with making Halloween Costumes, fall decor, Halloween/fall dog scarves, and Trick-or-Treat Bags.

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Besides Christmas time, Fall is the time I enjoy and participate in craft shows and farmers markets the most.  I love the weather and the atmosphere at farmers markets during the fall season.  The Virginia Beach Farmers Market craft show events I participate the most in but unfortunately, the events were cancelled 2 weekends in a row due to the heavy rain and hurricane threats on the east coast.  But that’s okay, I have been participating in other crafts shows including the “Riverview Village Days” which is a new local craft fair event in Norfolk, Virginia that is held once a month in the summer/fall.  It was a great event full of other local vendors and artisans.

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Last week I took a trip to New Orleans with my boyfriend and a couple of our friends, and it was my first visit.  Of course I loved the food there, and loved the layouts and architecture of the older buildings.   But most of all, I loved the artistic culture atmosphere.  We checked out several art shows and craft markets, and saw some awesome local art and paintings.  We even took home a few pieces of art with us!  I mostly checked out the art and shops to gain some inspiration from the local artisans.  I also loved the popularity of sugar skulls in the City and how they were all included on clothes, jewelry, and paintings.  New Orleans is definitely an exciting City, and definitely unique from other Cities here in America.  I had a great time, and would love to go back some day.

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