Sunday, December 5, 2010

Learning Kumihimo - and Starting up Handmade Saturday

It's been a long week - and the above banner is a large part of it! I've one of the brains behind the new site, Handmade Saturday, and it's been a lot of week! We've had a lot of fun though :) I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Susan of MyFathersGifts for all the hard work she did on the website! In case anyone hasn't heard me say it yet - Susan is the web genius and I'm really proud of her for all the hard work she's done!

I can hardly believe I haven't really blogged about it, but with all the hard work I've been putting in, I've just been   swamped! I rather burned out  :P

For those of you who haven't heard about the website yet - it's all about YOU. The Artisans. We're open to artisan's from any venue (including your own websites!) We did a big sales push this weekend and we are going to continue to promote each week! So come sign up and join in on the fun! Handmade Saturday.


Ok - that probably looks bizarre! And it is. I'm learning to do beaded Kumihimo braiding. Kumihimo is Japanese (in case you hadn't guessed that LOL) and it's a LOT of fun! since I don't actually have the proper equipment, I made some! Thank you Chex cereal :) It's working out great and I love it! That's the start to a necklace that I'm going to wear at my brother's wedding :) I'll make sure and show you the final results!

3 comments:

Dori said...

When I was at the craft fair at the expo center, there was a booth that showed lots of this type of braiding. It is lovely. Good luck and have fun. Can't wait to see what you make.

MagdaleneJewels said...

Your Blog idea sounds really interesting - are you planning on showing people work on Sat. - didn't quite understand "Handmade Sat"
Also would love to hear more about Kumihimo - the necklace looks beautiful - is it very intricate beading?
Would love to do a write up on your new blog - so convo me a little more info!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Can't wait to see the necklace!

Question: Is the Handmade Saturday site an ongoing thing or was it just for last weekend?