Prospect Heights Craft Fair, Saturday April 25

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This Saturday I’ll be selling at the Prospect Heights Craft Fair. The show is located at P.S. 9 and the proceeds benefit arts programs at the school.

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I haven’t had time to sit down and photograph things properly, but these are a preview of what I’ll have available. Above is geometric line art in a chevron pattern.

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This one I’m pretty sure will be a hit. Pretty Mother’s Day cards available with rose, yellow or orange flowers. Once I get these photographed nicely I will list them in the shop, but that may be awhile so your best shot is to come to the show this Saturday 🙂

DIY Embroidered Card Kits

I was very sad to discover that my notebook supplier discontinued my standard notebook, which I used in my DIY kits and completed embroideries. Their replacement had a cover that was totally unsuitable for embroidery, so I had to go looking for an alternative so I could restock my popular DIY kits.

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I still haven’t found the perfect replacement, but I have found a great way to continue to offer DIY kits: embroidered cards!

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Each kit comes with a pre-punched card, an envelope, embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, and detailed instructions to create each card.

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There are three designs available right now: dual circles (which can be used to create a variety of designs), a red heart, and a “Mom” script typography –listed early enough that you can finish the card in time for Mother’s Day! You can find all three available here.

Mother’s Day Cards

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you need a greeting for Mom, Koto has some options for you! Above you see a favorite from last year.

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I also did another color combination of the mother and baby owl card.

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There are also two brand new designs. Above, Mom typography embroidered over a petaled pattern. Available in blue on black, magenta on black and magenta on white.

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Finally a simple design with a straightforward greeting and a field with flowers. You can see the complete selection of cards for Mother’s and Father’s Days available here.

Valentine’s Day Cards, 2014

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I was slightly more prepared this year and got all my Valentine’s cards listed before February! Since the month has now begun (and Valentine’s Day is now on people’s minds) I am featuring the new and updated cards here:

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There are plenty of heart cards, in a variety of colors.

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I’ve added some red and white flower Valentines,

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I’m also renewing a few typographic cards, including this XO design.

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Finally, I’m embarrassed to admit that last year I had posted a “teaser” for this tandem bike card and then never got around to posting the finished product. Well here it is!

Holiday Card Roundup: Part 3

Presenting the final roundup of holiday cards in Koto this year!

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First up is a modified version of the spring flower card, a festive poinsettia.

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I also made some modified versions of successful cards from last year. Above, a geometric Christmas tree. Below, penguin card!

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Finally, I created another version of the popular stars card. I had two versions but the other sold out already!

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Click images for links to item listings, or see them all here.

Holiday Card Roundup: Part 2

Next up in this year’s holiday card roundup for Koto are snowflake cards!

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Above are a set of four embroidered snowflake cards. Each set features a different snowflake design.

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In addition to the blue on white card set, I made a robin’s egg blue on kraft set.

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These are my favorite I think, I love how the blue pops on the soft brown. The pictures don’t quite do them justice, definitely an area I need to keep working on.

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I also created another single card that features a trio of snowflakes.

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This closeup shot gives you a much better idea of how it looks in person. I used iridescent thread on metallic midnight blue cardstock, so that the card has a nice shimmer to it in the light. Click the images for links to the individual item listings, or find them all here.