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summer craft show wrap-up + new tote bags

This past Saturday night I attended my last craft fair of the summer season at Squam Lake here in NH. It was such a lovely evening, and a wonderful way to cap off a summer of many craft shows. I feel like I learned so much preparing and attending events these past few months---a feeling I'm sure is shared by fellow makers who sell their work in person!

I learned about which products sold best to...
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gallery of gifts 2012

In case you've been itching to get your hands on some handmade Salty Oat goodies, here's your chance! From now until December 22, you can find a few of my things for sale in the Gallery of Gifts at the Library Arts Center in Newport, New Hampshire (my home state!).
The annual holiday show features the work of a number of New England artists, and I'm excited to be included for the second time (I first participated two years ago). Among the items I sent, you'll find corduroy lunch totes, cross-stitch animal hoops, patchwork pillows, and cross-stitch pinback buttons.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by the gallery and do a bit of holiday shopping and support a great organization!
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embroidered many mountains tote

An already well-loved tote bag I bought from Sublime Stitching and hand-stitched many months ago with coral red embroidery floss.
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scrap swap: what i received

Using her scraps and mine, Katie made me this amazing patchwork tote bag for our recent swap:

{Here's Katie's post about our swap and here's what I made for Katie.}
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christmas wish list

In case you were wondering (you were, right?), here's what's topping my Christmas wish list this year:
Zipper Purse by Made by Hank
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