Sunday, November 30, 2008

283 Bar Holiday Sale

Join me and some other fabulous crafters this Sat. Dec. 6 for a Holiday Market of goodies. You'll find everything from ceramics and t-shirts to lotion and earrings. Of course my photos and pillows will be there and my sis, Allie, will have her fab beaded jewelry.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support your local artists at the same time.

The market is located at the 283 Bar at 283 E. Broad St. in downtown, Athens, GA from 11-4. See you there!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Favorite Artist of the Week: Beth Cyr

Beth Cyr makes amazing jewelry and metalwork. Her Organic Vine earrings are some of my favorite earrings to wear and I always get a lot of compliments on them.

Pretty Little Pillows

Yay! I'm going to be published! This little Poppy quilted pillow will be in the book Pretty Little Pillows by Lark Books, due out in 2010. I just finished creating the template and instructions on how to make it, that will be included in the book, along with a bio of me. Exciting!
More Pretty Little books in the series

Friday, November 28, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

T-Shirt Quilt

Hooray! I just finished a t-shirt quilt for my friend, Sarah. She was in the U.G.A. band and has been saving up her favorite shirts for years. It's nice that she has them all in a cozy throw for the couch, just in time for winter.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Favorite Artist of the Week: Allie Low

Fabulous global necklaces and earrings by my sister, Allie Low.


Yesterday I shared a booth at the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa with my sister, Allie. She makes fun beaded jewelry with a global flair.

It was a very chilly day but we had fun showing off our latest photos, pillows, cards, and jewelry. Thanks to all who braved the cold to come to our booth!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Take a Trip

As the holidays approach, many of us take long trips, far away to visit relatives. Here are some photographs of my fabulous trip to Italy that will leave you wanting more (not of Aunt Erma's fruitcake that is...)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Pillows

I have been working on a lot of new pillows lately. Some are asymmetrical, use crooked lines, or use new shapes that I haven't done before. The bottom pillow here is made with a vintage white and blue star handkerchief.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Craftstravaganzaa: Holiday Market Nov. 22

Come see my work in person this Sat. Nov. 22 at Craftstravaganzaa!

Athens' largest craft fair with modern flair! This handmade market of artists and crafters brings together over 50 vendors from around theSoutheast, featuring an array of quirky and innovative artists with anentrepreneurial spirit. From fine arts to fashion, you'll find an emphasis on recycled materials, local and green production methods, and often an edge to the work that sets it apart from what's at the traditional county fair.There's a variety of wares in a range of prices, so you can enjoy the hassle-free holiday shopping with the satisfaction of knowing that your gifts will be truly unique.

November 22, 10am until 6 pm. Corner of Pulaski and Clayton Streets, Athens,GA.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Photo Pillows

I made a lovely photo pillow the other day using my Horse on Farm photo. I used a special kind of fabric that can go through my printer, then washed the fabric photo in a solution to make it washable and safe for cuddling. I quilted around the horse to make it puff up a little too.

You can submit your own photo to me to be made into a pillow at , price for all this loveliness = $40.


Hey guys! I'm new to blogging so be nice to me.

I am an art teacher with duel passion- photography and sewing! I just couldn't decide on one or the other, so I do both in my business, Shutterstitch. Shutter (for photography) and stitch (for sewing).

I am an elementary art teacher by day, so I work on my craft by night, on the weekends, and in the summer.

I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to take some awesome trips around the world to Italy, France, Barbados, and Nigeria. (Some trips were study abroads, mission trips, or for fun!) You'll see some of my travel photography posted here.

I have an online shop on Etsy. If you've never shopped on Etsy before, you are missing out! It's the best website for shopping for handcrafted goodies from around the globe.

My Etsy site is .