September, Part 2

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Hi everyone! I hope this month is treating you well so far. I spent Labor Day weekend up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, bidding a fond farewell to summer. Fall is definitely in the air now, and I think my number one task right now is getting used to my new routine. And remember when I said this newsletter had two parts? Well, it’s true. Lots of fun stuff going on. So I’m back with September, the sequel.

Videos! Pop-opens! Palm trees! Magazines!

1) I have been a part of the Creativebug family for many years now. Sometimes, when we’re filming, it’s almost like I’m sitting around the fireplace chatting with my pals. Minus the fire. And with bright lights and a camera in my face. But almost. Check out this mini-documentary on CBTV, Creativebug’s FREE library of artist biographies, live stream recordings, and other fun glimpses into the lives of the artists.

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2) Speaking of families, mark your calendars for the Fall Patchwork in Oakland! I love the community that Nicole and Delilah have built, and am proud to be a part of this show. Also, big news, I am going to be selling my pop-opens in a new material! I’ll give you a hint, it starts with waxed and ends with canvas. That’s right, the long anticipated WAXED CANVAS POP OPENS! Come and get yours on November 5th.

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3.) Speaking of Nicole and Delilah… let’s talk about Craftcation 2017! I’m super excited to be teaching again, and look at what an amazing cast of presenters is already on the lineup! General registration opens on October 13th at 9AM PST, so mark your calendars. Click on the photo below for the registration info. If you’ve ever wanted a vacation, on the beach, with a bunch of awesome crafty people, taking crafty classes and just generally being crafty and awesome… this is your conference. Palm trees! Fish tacos! Glue guns! Need I say more?!panel-craftcationPhoto courtesy of Dear Handmade Life (me, Amy Tan, Adrienne Wiley, Kiffanie Stahle in our panel on Multiple Income Streams.)

4) Lastly– phew!– Can you believe that people are already thinking about holiday gifts? Yes, it’s true. Well I wrote a sweet little tutorial for Modern Patchwork Gifts on how to make a set of these nesting fabric buckets with handles. I also had a revelation last week that they also make great handbags. Get a copy and make some!

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See you soon!

Ashley

3 Thoughts on “September, Part 2

  1. Ashley! Thanks for the love on your blog. 🙂 We are so happy to you in our Dear Handmade Life family. 🙂 P.S. – your nesting fabric buckets are amazing! Congrats on the feature. 🙂 -N

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