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Embroidering takes a steady hand, an artful eye, and a careful attention to detail. I can’t say for certain, but I suspect that each of the items in this inventory were made with a lot of love, too.

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Hand embroidered Eliminate Girl Hate pink patch or merit badge with yellow and white daisies, pin on back,pink felt backing, feminism Hand Embroidered Victorian Couch Oranament Girls Tea Party Dress Hand Embroidered Apron Knot Dress Toddler Unicorn Art, Artwork Original, Mixed Media - Hand Embroidered - OOAK - Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn quote
Textile wall hanging hand embroidered faux gem in emerald green with glass beads on canvas MADE TO ORDER Pillow cover red, hand embroidered, Mexican Textiles home decor handmade, handwoven, colorful sunflower and arum lily Hand emroidered white floral blouse H   Bright Felted wool mittens  hand embroidered with bright colored flowers  size small lined with fleece
Moon Phases Hand Embroidery Hoop Art hand embroidery diorama - Connection no. 8 textile art fiber art Art hand embroidery willow pattern china pottery vase with pink blue and white flowers. Handmade Framed Embroidery Art - Fall Grass - Textile Art
Embroidery Kit, Hand embroidery - Botanical flowers Hand Embroidered Crystal Heart Patch / Brooch. Pink Heart Gem Sew On Patch or Brooch / Pin. Spring 2015 Trends. Hand Embroidered Siesta Sleep Mask Hello Sunshine Hoop Art. Embroidery Hoop Art. Needlepoint. Hand Embroidery. Home Decor. Wall Art. Fabric Art. Wall Hanging. Stitched Art.

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

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Not excited by what’s in style or can’t afford that fancy name label? Why not make your own clothes or find a local seamstress? The sense of accomplishment and knowing you are wearing a one of a kind is all the motivation you need to get started on a new wardrobe.

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Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Model 221-1 Portable Electric with Accessories Cotton Thread - Light Sky Blue Vintage sewing basket, mid century, sewing box, basket Antique Wooden Sewing Darning, Mushroom Style Wood Darning, Sewing Items, Sewing Machine, Sewing Accessories, Seemstess Gift - Vintage 1930s
Fun Tapes, Assorted Fun Colors, Fun Colors Measuring Tapes, Craft and Sewing supply Seam Ripper Hand Turned on Lathe Blades on One Side Sewing Notion Quilting Tool Curve ruler / Sewing ruler sewing tools / Sewing supply / Seamstress gifts / Dressmaking / Gifts for seamstress / Sewing accesories Featherweight Blind Stitch Attachment #160616. Vintage Singer 221 & 222  sewing machines
Handmade Wood Thimble Country Lane Wood Folding sewing station storage cabinet Set of 4 Seasonal Tree Ceramic Buttons, Family Tree Button, Novelty Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Tree Sewing Buttons, Genealogy Buttons Wool Felt Needle Book, Needle Case, Embroidered Flower Needle Book, Felt Needle Holder, Beaded Needle Case, Felt Sewing Kit
4 Rolls of Hug Snug Seam Binding Ribbon - Message us your 4 colors! Great for Scrapbooking, Crafts, Floral Arrangements, Sewing & More! Kid's sewing pattern pdf/Toddler Kid's/ suspender skirt / jumper skirt/ overall skirt/ All in one with fox face, sizes 2T to 7Years. Felt strawberry, emery pincushion, needle sharpening, nature pincushion, felt fruit, cute pincushion, gift for seamstress, sewing tool, elin Liberty of London Stile FQ Bundle

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

 
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The snow is slowly but surely melting here in the Berkshires. Maybe the gathering of all the essentials for a bountiful garden will draw spring out. I hope spring has arrived promptly for everyone else.

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Bachelor Buttons Mix -Seed-Organic Heirloom Flower Seed Organic Bronze Mignonette Lettuce Heirloom Vegetable Seeds garden journal Back-Ordered** Driftwood Herb Garden Markers - Wood Burned
June:  Doubled natural raffia trilby crown with floppy brim and bamboo finding with chocolate leather trim Gardening Dungarees Vintage Galvanized Watering Can SLUGS Fleece Rain Boot Liners in Solid Purple, Fleece Socks, Festival Picnic Style, Boot Insert (Med/Lg 9-11 Boot)
Whimsical Bird House, Painted Bird Houses, Chickadee Birdhouses Old French garden trug vegetable basket gardening basket pannier grape pickers panier French country home 1/2 lbs of Red Wiggler Worms / Compost / Eggs for Vermiculture Composting Little Flower Pots (Set of 4)
Garden Tools Hand Forged Potting Trowel Utility Apron with pockets - gardening apron - vendor apron - half apron Rainbow Carrot Mix - 300 seeds, 7 Varieties of Carrots - (Organic/non-GMO) Cedar potting bench with soil tray

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

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Skateboarding never seems to get old. But skateboards do. And these enterprising craftspeople have repurposed old skateboards into something beautiful and new. Waste not, want not, bruh.

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Sitflip - The Artist Series Nr. 001 - Skateboard Art - Triptych - Skateboard chair Recycled Skateboard Clock, Wood Clock, Office Accessories, Skateboard Art, Reclaimed Wood, Handmade Gift, Mini Clock, Bespoke Art One of a kind recycled skateboard dice Recycled Skateboard belt . Made and ready to ship. Black vegan belt.
Recycled Skateboard Cruiser No Rest 4: Table made from recycled skateboards (cut pieces skateboards, frame in wood) Recycled Skateboard Wood Bracelet Set Recycled skateboard #38 bottle opener
Hand made  maple wood recycled skateboard ring, size 10 and 3/4. Recycled Skateboard Keychain No.237 - Old school "Pig" shape Wood Sunglasses, Red Rounded 7-Ply Wooden Eyewear, Recycled Skateboard Wood Sunglasses HALF CIRCLE recycled skateboard jewelry // unique, geometric, wood jewelry, jewellery, copper chain, striped, red, green, blue, spring, art
Custom Recycled Skateboard Shifter Knob Recycled Skateboard Guitar picks (2) Hair pins hand-made from a recycled skateboard, available in different lengths, styles and colors Set of 4 Recycled Skateboard Round Drink Coasters

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

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03.22.15.1This weekend I taught a Sweater Chop Shop to a group of friends who gathered in my studio for two full days of hands-on used sweater alchemy. We had a blast chatting, telling stories, sharing memories and the sweaters they made were fantastic! It was such a wonderful way to connect scattered friends – sharing creativinty a lot of laughter. The weekend flew by and each person left with a unique, handmade garment that they had made in a circle with their friends. Magical.

Think about planning a creative weekend with us and a group of your friends! Choose from all manner of workshops offered at Shire City Sanctuary and stay near-by at one of the many options for accommodations. We can help you plan you trip! Shire City Sanctuary is The Berkshires’ first Makerspace focusing on textile arts and silkscreen printing. My hubby Chris and I own the property – a former Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts ‘Uptown Cultural District’. The church houses a sewing lab, screen printing shop, commercial kitchen and event space. We turned the rectory next door into 6 separate living units with a lovely garden with outdoor sitting areas.

Once this post goes live, I’ll be packing my bag for a trip to California to meet up with my family and head to Craftcation at the end of the week. Stay tuned for posts about our adventures.

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Think back to how special your favorite plush toy was to you. Then think about how special it is to receive a handmade gift. Add those two feelings together, and you’ll get a sense for just how special somebody would feel, receiving one of these.

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Hand Knit Eskimo  Doll,  Plush Doll,  Knitted Stuffed Doll, Stuffed Toy,  Knit Toy, Kids Toy , Children Toy, Knit Doll Eskimo Colourful hedgehog, handmade stuffed toy, dark blue and white dots Crochet stuffed toy pony horse Viking Plush, Viking Soft Toy, Viking Stuffed Toy, Viking Doll, Viking Plushie, Norse Plush
Eco-Friendly Soft Fabric Doll -- Pearl the Mermaid -- Ethnic Mermaid Doll with Wool and Silk -- Teal Mermaid magic fantasy plush violet whit buttons Stuffed toy "Yellow submarine", Felt submarine, Nursery decor, Baby nursery decor, Kids art, Kids room decor, Tooth Fairy Pillow House Pillow  Pink  Polka Dot Girls Children Stuffed Toy Secret  Door Keepsake
Candy Colors Pegacorn Fantasy Plush, Handcrafted Eco Felt, Stuffed Animal Toy, Eco Friendly, Girls Gift, Fantastical Winged Unicorn, Pegasus Big Totoro Plushie, Big Totoro Amigurumi, Big Totoro Crochet toy, Big Totoro stuffed toy Adventure Time BMO Beemo plush stuffed toy Knitted hippo - Stuffed hippo - Hippo plush - Stuffed toy - Nursery decoration
Astronaut Toy, Space Stuffed Toy, Stuffed Pillow, Soft Stuffed, Toy Pillow, Soft Pillow dowager fox | soft sculpture animal Hermit crab, waldorf toy, all natural toy, ecofriendly toy, sea creature, small stuffed animal, toy fish Woolly Woolly Mammoth

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!
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Have paper, pencil, scissors and an imagination? Then you too can create a world of your own. It’s amazing where your mind can take you. But if you need to jump start your creativity, here are some great paper dolls to inspire you.

Two Custom Articulated Paper DollsPersonalized,Made to Order,Handmade,One of a kind 11.25 in. Red Riding Hood Paper Doll Fabric Paperdolls Furniture and Reversible Play Mat Lubimia Blodmer  -  vampire  Halloween articulated Paper Doll -15 x 11 inches -drawing  monsters freak creatures zombie witch halloween prop
Harry the Bird - Paperdoll Kit Sleeping Beauty Paper Dolls Theater Set (Dolls Only) Flying scuba diver_articulated paper doll_ mixed media_artwork_indian ink drawing by itzihdo Pidgin Paper-Doll: The Scorpion Woman
Flower Fairy Paper Doll Paper Doll  Ring Master- Lunette Frida Kahlo Articulated Paper Doll Instant Download The Counts Castle Theater 6 Sheets Dracula Halloween Puppet Articulated Paper Doll Digital Collage Sheet Model Toy
Old Timey Paper Doll Puppet - Emily the Guitar Player DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Mermaid - Articulated Paper Doll by Dubrovskaya. Kraft paper, hand painted, MADE To Order. Mexican Folk Dance Paper Dolls DIY cut out and dress paper cat Mathilde - paper doll - cat card - paper puppet - dress doll - retro cat

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

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The Big Reveal! Display of the Final (and process) Prints of the 10×10 Poster

Over at Shire City Sanctuary…in collaboration with Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival, we have just finished up a 10 color, hand silkscreen printed poster depicting our majestic former Roman Catholic cathedral.  Each day of the 10-day festival, a color was added and a silkscreen printing demonstration took place at Shire City Sanctuary’s Print Shop. The culmination is a limited edition, rich and vibrant 10 color, 17″x24″ print of our fantastic Shire City Sanctuary building.
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Not everyone has the means to make it into the city. The web is an amazing tool for the fortunate to access the world from the comfort of their home. So now you can make it there from anywhere. Shop like any New York tourist with this treasury.

 

Women's Scarf - Women's Fashion Accessories - Elegant Ruffle Scarf in Charcoal Gray Money Drawing Spell Kit|Career & Job Spell Kit Train tote, large travel tote with handles, cross body strap, custom leather tote bag, made to order Long Fringe Ombre Tassel Necklace, Fringe Statement Necklace, Black and Gold Elegant Necklace, Wood Bead Necklace
NYC Necklace - New York Jewelry - NYC Necklace - Brooklyn Bridge Hand painted silk scarf, crepe de Chine 16.5 momme, 14x72" (36x184cm); turquoise, aqua, dark blue, and pale yellow green. Hooded Knit Capelet, wool cape, hooded cape, knitted cape Mica Red Asymmetrical Clutch
Dark Gypsy Rose Millinery - gold felt hat Twin Size Bedcover in Grayish Blue   - Throw - Katha quilts - Reversible Quilt - Quilted bedcovers - Floral Quilt - Spring Collection Quilts Custom Selvage Jeans
14k Gold Plated Evil Eye Ear Jacket Earrings - Ear Cuff, Designer Earrings, Pearl Ear Jacket, Pearl Ear Cuff, Statement Earrings Accordion Fold Frame Card Holder PDF Sewing Pattern Fleurs & Cacao - organic loose leaf green tea blend 2 oz Love 11x14 Mixed Media Original-ClayBord-Valentine Painting-Vibrant Abstract Painting-Modern Art-Contemporary Art-Wall Art-Blue Modern Art

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy – an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!
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