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.

Koto Showing at the 2013 Spring Handmade Cavalcade

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Apologies for the long silence, following a long break after the holidays, I am gearing up for the next big project for the shop. I am very happy to announce that Koto will be showing at the next Handmade Cavalcade on May 4 at The Space in Williamsburg (503 N 3rd Street).

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I’ve been designing, poking and sewing away trying to roll out a variety of new products for the show.

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Since Mother’s Day is the following weekend I prepared several cards that would be appreciated by moms.

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Above you’ll see a mother and baby owl card, a trio of flowers, and geometric MOM text cards.

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I’ve also expanded on the super popular bike mini-notebooks and enlarged them into sketchbooks.

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In addition to the bikes, you’ll find a variety of geometric patterns on sketchbooks.

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These notebooks are inspired by the decorations on the earth houses in Tiébélé, Burkina Faso.

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After the show I’ll be updating the Etsy shop with new listings for everything, but to get first shot at these products (and to avoid the wait of me making new inventory), come check out the Spring Handmade Cavalcade, this Saturday, May 4!