Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Handmade NW Portland Arts Bazaar

I was a vendor at the Portland Arts Bazaar at Pioneer Courthouse Square on November 29th in the heart of downtown Portland. What a fun event! It was a cold but, sunny winter's day for this outdoor sale. My recycled sweater mittens were a hit for the holiday shoppers who were looking for holiday gifts or to stay warm. I got to spend the day with Betsy and her husband of Betsy & Iya Jewelry ( who were my tent mates for the day. We both had a successful day of sharing our handmade items with the shoppers of Portland. The highlight of the day was the 75' Christmas Tree that created a wonderful centerpiece to the cold night.

Recycled Magazine Gift Bows

Just in time for the holidays. I discovered how to make my own gift bows from magazine pages. What I love about these, it that they are so easy to make and they are all different colors and designs. Hopefully I will be able to create my first tutorial, but unfortunately, that will have to wait until after the holidays. Life is a little too hectic with the holiday quickly approaching.