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I have so many items planned for the holiday show in which I will be participating this year. This week, I am making six wristlet/clutches. Wallets, messenger bags, and lunch bags are also on the list. The show is at the Josiah Smith Barn and Tavern and is sponsored by the Weston (MA) Arts and Crafts Association. It is the only holiday show I do, and it was excellent last year. Hoping for another great season!New-WACA-Postcard-2013-1

It was a germ-y, long, snowy, and cold winter here in New England. I am going to usher in spring by being part of Brookline (MA) Open Studios. I will be sharing the space at Abeille where I will be joined by many other excellent local artists. Last year, the weather was very nice, and we were able to set up outside on the sidewalk and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. I am hoping for another great weekend this April 26-28. That’s one of my bags in the top center of the postcard.openhouse2

I often like to make a bunch of one item at once and work like an assembly line. I usually will make 5-7 of one item at a time. With a big storm bearing down on us last week, I decided to make 25 wallets knowing we would be stuck inside for a while. These wallets are really popular for Mother’s Day and end-of-year teacher gifts. I got a jump on the spring season during the blizzard – between bouts of shoveling, of course.

Making the wallets involves a lot of straight stitch sewing which means a perfect time to use my vintage Singer Featherweight. Machines work best when used! Too bad my snow clearing machine was me plus shovel.ImageImageImageImage