Sunday, August 14, 2016

Felted works of art for your head - Acme Hats by Lauri Chambers

Thanks to a heads up from Sham's Facebook page I went to the San Francisco Crafts Council show last weekend.  Shams showed off a new hat she had purchased from Lauri Chambers of Acme hats. 

I stopped by this irresistible booth, and saw an AMAZING selection of playful felted hats. 

Many of them reminded me of the best of Dr Seuss illustrations and the world he created. 
  Women were irresistibly drawn to try on the hats.  Lauri guided them unerringly to hats that fit and created flair. 

As a group, all of the folks in the booth voted on which ones we liked best on the other women. I really wanted to see every person walk out wearing a hat, with that big grin still on their faces.
After trying on many, many hats I settled on this black one. Lauri doesn't like her photo taken, so she agreed that I could have a photo with the back of her head, which I did. 
Many of the vendors commented that those of us who bought and wore Lauri's hats were "rocking" the hats.  

Here is a little better selfie once I got in my car.  I love my hat.

I am also a fiber artist and write upcycled fashion sewing pattern/instructions booklets and create one-of-a-kind upcycled garments, more here:   

Paganoonoo instructions guide stitchers through each step of taking existing garments and transforming them into new fashions. Upcycle sewing is good for the planet, terrific on your budget, and simple as the tough parts are often already sewn for you.

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Happy Upcycling,  Michelle

Monday, August 8, 2016

Upcycled Fobots! Darling robot creations

I was at the American Craft Council show this weekend in San Francisco and ran across a wonderful booth. It was full of upcycled materials turned into robots. Small darling robots and I wanted to take every single one of them home.

You know I am a sucker for all things upcycled. Nothing tickles me more than seeing other upcycler's artistic creations. 

This is Amy, the talented artist behind these creations. 

Oh the variety!

The booth itself was a work of art. I can't think of a more effective way of displaying these beauties. 
Simply delightful. Thank you Amy! 

Happy Upcycling, 

P.S.  If you are into upcycled fashion then visit my Etsy store.  I sell instructions for my upcycled designs.