Gearing up for Fall 2016

Fall and Christmas seasons are rapidly coming up. I’ve updated my shows and where you can find me this fall to meet your holiday shopping and gifting needs (https://emilyspapercrafts.com/about/shows/).

At the Markets this summer, many of you have asked about classes and parties. I’m looking into reserving a space a coffee shop and holding a class there in Nov. and again in Dec. If you’re interested, please email me using the contact form on my website. I’m also always delighted to host a private class or party that is tailored to your party needs and theme.

Featured Artist

I found out a couple of days ago that I have been chosen to be the featured artist for the Covington City Hall Gallery for the month of July! Anyone can view the artwork during the City Hall business hours. City Hall is located next to Petco in Covington and across from the Fred Meyer. I’m excited about this opportunity!

Farmers’ Market Season

It’s hard to believe I’ve already had two market days at the Issaquah Farmers’ Market (held at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, WA). I’ve added quilled jewelry this year. I need to figure out a sturdier way of balancing my hanging displays on my vintage cups and saucers–it’s my goal to have it up by this Saturday though!

I’ve added a new line of greeting cards for this market season. I’ve been having fun getting into watercolors and decided to use some of my practice sheets as the design for the cards. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying using watercolors to create backgrounds for my quilled wall hangings. The watercolor backgrounds really make the quilling come forward in the pictures. To see some examples, head over the the Nutty Squirrel in Maple Valley, WA. Otherwise, there’s a picture of the Eiffel Tower in the gallery tab.

Early 2016 Events

It’s been a busy first two months of 2016. First, I had my son, Miles, in January. In between caring for him and his older sister, I’ve been working on two academic journal articles that just appeared (if you’re interested, here’s a link: https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/issue/current). In between all of that, I’ve got several requests for new quilling and papercrafting classes at the local library branches in King County. If you live in King County and want to see all of my upcoming class, visit my facebook page (Emily’s Papercrafts or Emily Mallory). Also, I’ve been getting several amazing custom orders that have been filling up my spare moments. However, I’m still hoping to have “zoo” animals on my Etsy store (EmilysPapercrafts4u) by the end of the week.

Paper crocodiles

Crocodiles

The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on building an extensive paper zoo. One of the most recent zoo acquisitions has been crocodiles. I like making crocodiles because as I work on them, I’m reminded of one of my favorite children’s books by B. Waber. He wrote several wonderful books about Lyle the Crocodile. If you want a crocodile for yourself, they’ll be available at my art show on April 9, 2016 or in person at the opening Farmers’ Market in Issaquah, WA. If you want one sooner, email me and we’ll get you set up with your own crocodile.

Patterns

I’ve added several more patterns to the Patterns and Ideas menu. There are several great Christmas projects to choose from and make to give away as gifts, make into greeting cards, or to decorate your own tree with.

I’ll be adding more origami patterns in the coming weeks. Next week I’ll have two more Christmas projects, a traditional crane that can be made into a beautiful tree ornament or a greeting card, and a star, which can be made into an ornament or greeting card as well.