The girls over at Crafty Carnival and Handmade Parade invited me to join Glitter and Grunge! I first met Missy and Claire at a Sacramento Handmade Parade event last year. Now, I am so excited to be with them! And actually feel a little honored to be asked. Kinda silly, huh? But I am really thrilled!
Each month I will create a one-of-a-kind katie jean item and sell it exclusively through Glitter and Grunge. This feels like I’ve joined a monthly challenge! Which is such a good way for me to challenge myself and be creative making new things. I love this idea and now that I’ve just sent off my first 3 new items for my artist’s page, I want to let my brain rest. But it can’t, I’m already dreaming of something new. Doesn’t this sound like fun?
Check it out and see what I made for March. The above picture is just a little peak at one very special blanket. It is pure katie jean style. Using a great mix of both new and vintage fabrics. I can see someone buying it as a gift for a baptism, it has such an heirloom feeling to it.
I bought some complimentary vintage fabric at The Tin Thimble to make the bias tape. This was my first attempt at making mitered corners. I thought my brain would explode trying something new. It didn’t, and was so fun to accomplish it! I gave myself a little high five. I looked at Alicia Paulson’s blog and she had a really good tutorial, with pictures, that really helped a ton. I really love the way it all came together. A very special thank you to Emma and Sharon in helping me choose just the right fabrics!