Yay for crafty Austin artists!


I was so excited to meet some local artists at the Renegade Craft Fair! The first was Leslie Bonnell, owner of The Stitch Lab. Her shop carries tons of awesome fabrics like this sweet deer and stove — that I have no idea what I’m going to do with just yet, but had to have!  Her shop also carries wool felt — that I do know what I’m going to do with.  More on that later.

Next I met Kathleen McTee, who teaches at the Stitch Lab.  So glad I got to do a stamp carving with her! She is awesome.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I got to meet Jenny Hart, owner of Sublime Stitchingthis ain’t your gramma’s embroidery! She has an online shop where you can order this cute pattern and sew many more, and a super fun blog, too!


And last but not least, I watched a demo by Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary Club. She is mega cool. I want to make some of her style jewelry — but I don’t know if I’d work up the courage to wear it!  Sure would be fun to try tho, wouldn’t it?

Does your town have a local craft scene?  I’d love to hear!

8 Replies to “Yay for crafty Austin artists!”

  1. oh, i love all these links…really great creative people…;)…go now to jump over to their sites…thanks for sharing and i wish you a lovley creative week…cheers and hugs…I….

  2. I love all your shopping and the links! Pitty we don’t have that kind of fairs here in Portugal…. and then…it’s good otherwise I would break the bank!!

  3. Love that very pretty fabric!

  4. I am so jealous!  I would love to go to a Renegade Craft Fair!!  I guess I will just have to live vicariously through you!

  5. love those fun fabric! i think there is a Renegade Craft Fair coming up in the bay area, really hoping that i’ll be able to go… crossing my fingers! i’ll just drool over your loot for now! =) thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  6. Ooo I LOVE that stove fabric – wish we had a craft fair here but there is a stall or two at our local produce market.  Nothing to get excited about though – I’d be very excited at your fair Lisa!

  7. That deer is just about the cutest thing :)  I keep reading about this Renegade fair…sounds like it was alot of fun.  bummed I don’t live close enough to go :)

  8. Thanks for posting about the Renegade Fair!  Will be keeping an eye on this for future and hope that this returns to Austin.

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