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I’m just back from Tokyo, visiting relatives and sightseeing with my family, and am inspired by some new fabrics! The indigos are a mix of vintage scraps (which I already had) and new pieces just brought back. The paper crane pattern is an adorable cotton remnant from Tokyo. The solar drawings/house come from a silk piece (not from Japan)–surplus men’s tie fabric. All are available at my Etsy shop now, with free shipping in the US!
Buttons + Greeting Cards at Silverlake Flea! Nov. 11, 2017
Particular Craft will be at Silverlake Flea!
Saturday, November 11, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
It’s true: Silverlake Flea is “The cutest Indie Flea Market” and you’re really going to enjoy it. Free parking and entrance: Micheltorena St. Elementary School playground, 1511 Micheltorena St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
New for the flea market and the fall:
For all your button greeting card needs–wearable gifts and greetings in one beautiful package. Two sizes, both with matching envelopes:
- 4-7/8″ × 3-1/2″: announcement card size
- 5″ × 6-7/8″: greeting card size
These come in a clear, protective sleeve and with a note on the back about the origin of the fabrics–so you and the recipient will have something cool to talk about.
NEW LISTINGS! Love and Transportation
Make of it what you will: my studio is full of love and travel, daydreams and flights of fancy, color and sweetness. In this heatwave (it’s been over 105F in SoCal most of this week!), who knows, I might just be seeing things. Enjoy!
Oh, and shop Labor Day Weekend on Etsy for 20% off! US shipping always free.
2017 Great American Eclipse Recap
To commemorate this delightful event and the thrill of observing with MILLIONS of others, I’ve created some eclipse-themed fabric pin button (Etsy link)! Enjoy!
How do you wear pinback buttons?
Looking for ideas for these little fabric-covered gems? At a diminutive 1″ across each, they add an understated pop of adornment worn solo, or make a bold statement worn in a group. Here are some recent examples of buttons in action. Summer sale is on now through August 31, 2017: 20% off with code SUMMER17 at my Etsy shop.
New listings and 20% off summer sale
After a weekend of pop-up shops, for National Dance Day at Pasadena Dance Theatre on Saturday, and then at the Nia Santa Monica Sunday morning jam, online listings were starting to look a little depleted, so new sets of pinback buttons have now been added! Enjoy these and others at 20% off now through August 31, 2017, with code SUMMER17 in my Etsy shop!
Buttons are made with scrap, recycled, and reclaimed fabrics in a wide variety of textures, fibers, and colors. Each one is just one inch (1″) across. Although I like to photograph them up close and personal, they’re really petite and understated in person.
Pop-up Shop! National Dance Day Pasadena, July 29, 2017
Particular craft will be at National Dance Day in Pasadena, CA!
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
Pasadena Dance Theatre Conservatory
1985 Locust Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
SCHEDULE AND DETAILS
Come by for a good cause — button sales will support dance education — and enjoy FREE DANCE CLASSES while you’re there!
To celebrate National Dance Day in style, particular craft will be offering dance-themed button pins made with unique bespoke fabric, custom made just for this occasion, along with stage-worthy glamour and other selections.
Scrap fabric hunting in LA
I love a good “tourist in my own city” kind of a day. With a few days off this summer here and there, I’m exploring new destinations in and around Los Angeles. Today, the fabric and fashion district(s) in DTLA called my name.
Between scraps by the pound at Michael Levine Loft and the small but mighty scrap bin and sample pieces at the FIDM Scholarship Store… well let’s just say I had an enjoyable and productive time!
Here are a few early products, some mixed in with older fabrics, now with a fresh new context.
particular craft now available at Retreat in South Pasadena
I’m delighted to share particular craft‘s new venue for local shoppers: Retreat, a “specialty artisan craft shop” in South Pasadena, CA! Owner Diane has an amazing eye and the shop is filled with delights.
Retreat is open every day and ’til 8 pm Thu-Sat (so stop by after you hit the Thursday Farmer’s Market), or come visit during the South Pasadena Arts Crawl this Saturday, July 15 from 5 to 9 pm!