Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Handmade Appliqued Kitchen Towels

*New Product!*

I have been making these appliqued kitchen towels for a while now as gifts for family and friends, and finally had some time to make some for my shop! Perfect for it you love the look of Hip Violet, but didn't have any kids to buy for!

Check out my Etsy shop for a full selection!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Appliqued Wall Art, Anyone?

I'm trying out something new! I had an idea to make some wall art for my awesome Grandma for Mother's Day. She already has a few kitchen towels and I wanted something she might see more often (we live across the country from each other and I miss her!). So here is my first try! It's 12" x 12" and actually went pretty smoothly for my first time!I have had a lot of interest in making some to sell - they would be really cute nursery artwork, kids room art, and just generally nifty to hang around your house. My husband just-so-happens to be a carpenter and already told me he can make any size frame pretty quickly and easily.

I'm excited about possibly expanding into more adult areas - I often get asked what I'm going to do with Hip Violet when my girls are grown (they are currently 4 and 2 so I have a while!) and although I always think I'll be making bibs, I would love to be able to offer handmade items to a wider variety of people!

Let me know what you think!

Also, the craft show season has BEGUN!! Up first is one of my favorite shows, the Horseshoe Craft & Flea! It's in NW Denver and features tons of my favorite indie crafters as well as antique and vintage finds too. What more could you ask for? Oh, I know - FOOD TRUCKS! This year they have a ton of really great local food trucks as well as one from The Food Network's Great Food Truck Race! What?!?

See you there!


p.s. Guess what? I'm TWEETING! Follow me @HipViolet!