Peek-a-Boo: Spring is on its Way!

Spring has Sprung 2015 Ellijay, Georgia USA

Spring has Sprung 2015 Ellijay, Georgia USA

Spring is popping up all over the sunny sides of the hills around North Georgia, USA. It makes me smile to see those daffodils (March flowers) in February. Its one of our first signs of Spring’s arrival in my neighborhood. How about yours?

With Spring comes a new season of crafting in my studio.  I love to shop early for summer supplies and there are an abundance of pretties to pick over.  Here’s a picture of my latest treasures found in the holler of Morganton, GA known as Miller Cloth Shop. I can’t wait to get my backlog of custom orders finished, so I’ll have time to play with these pretties.

Pastel Pallette

Pastel Pallette

I also placed an order for basic supplies to keep my ruffled tote bags standing tall.  I love the Peltex (Pellon) 71 Ultra Firm fusible stabilizer.  It’s getting harder and harder to find it online, but thank goodness I can find it locally.  There are substitutes out there, but I love using the best I can find for all my fans.  I want to keep you HAPPY.

Speaking of being HAPPY? What makes you happy? Sassy? or otherwise Smiling all day long? Craft-wise, what are you up to this time of year? Are you itchin’ to be stitchin’ like me? Or are you drooling over digging in the dirt first day of sunny warm weather?  Thankfully, here in my neck-o-the-woods, we get sunny and fairly warm days in between all the cold snaps. So we can actually dig in the dirt earlier than most Americans.

But, my TRUE LOVE is sitting in the Studio Green Craft and letting my mind spin out new creations. I’ve made notes and doodles to work on new projects.

They’ll be on debut during a Spring Craft Show coming up in May, Georgia’s Apple Blossom Festival. 2_2015 apple blossoms

It’s a new craft festival to our town, and the weather will be glorious in May. I’m excited to be showing all my Boho, Chic, & Shabby handmade purses, totes, aprons, & gifts to the locals and those who visit our area the first weekend in May, 2015.

 

Sh-h-h-h-h-h………Here’s the PEEK-A-BOO part of this post!

Coming to My Etsy Shop soon, a new section for you planners and gifters: Weddings . That’s right! A new section for you gals who love to shop! or party! or decorate! I will be working on getting that section filled little by little with all sorts of goodies. Here’s a list I’ve been building for YOU: wedding favors, bridesmaid gifts, burlap decorations, lacy table toppers, & diy kits, too!  (Pics coming soon. Check the post updates in a week or two.)

If you go to that Weddings section NOW (see link above), you’ll see the beginnings of my bridesmaid gifts: sari silk purses.  Later, I will add more styles: frame clutches in lace/satin, snap bags w fabric rosettes in pastel colors, there will be an entire collection of handmade bags in ivory, cottons, linens, lace, burlap added to this section.  The only thing holding me back is TIME; time to cut-out, sew-up, photograph, & list the products.

Be patient. GOOD THINGS come to those who wait.

 

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Make Love, Not War!

Hippie is to Woodstock

~ as ~

BoHo is to Becca’s Green Craft Studio

Nostalgia for the early 1970s dominated the runways this season,

but the Spring fashion message went beyond “make love, not war.” so says, Style.com.

BoHo Style

BoHo is a nick name for Bohemian.

Bohemian Style is predicted to be HOT again this year. And you will see the trend for BoHo Bags and Purses continue in my online studio (https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftStudio).

Textiles with a true Morrocan feel and the color of Marsala wine are trending, according to the experts at Pantone and Style. Pantone has jumped onto Pinterest with a color of the year 2015 board. I’m happy to share it with you here: http://www.pinterest.com/ftrendsetter/color-of-the-year-for-2015-pantone-18-1438-marsala/

Bohemian Style still shows up on the Wedding Scene this year, too. Along Vintage or Country themes here are a few other popular style trends for 2015 to keep in mind: Love for Camo, all things Western or Earthy, as well as Modern Geometrics.

It seems that, as far as Wedding trends go, anything goes this year from earth tones to bright colors that really pop.

No matter what your reason is for checking out the 2015 forecast for trends, here are a few links you should definitely check out!

If you find more trending 2015 links in your research, please feel free to share them in the comments below the post. 

***Becca’s Green Craft Studio blog claims no rights to any of the links shared here. This is purely an informational post, and if it serves to promote those who are quoted from the links, more power to ’em!***

http://www.busbyway.com/2015/01/21/afloral-com-predicts-top-wedding-theme-decoration-and-color-trends-for-2015/

“Backyard weddings will have a relaxed fun feel and decoration choices will tend towards rustic and colorful touches.

http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/life/2015/01/24/camo-among-top-local-wedding-trends/22213783/

Brides are looking for dresses that are lacy, vintage lace but also elegant.”

Camouflage is a trend,” confirmed Carolynn Bahem, owner of Royal VIP Studio in Marshfield. She has seen an increase in sales of brands such as “Country Life” that feature camouflage, for which she credits the rise of popular shows such as Duck Dynasty.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-knot/10-hot-new-wedding-trends_b_6446128.html

Weddings are headed west — at least in style and design. The big theme of the year is inspired by ranches and lots of leather accents.”

Sunshine Makes Me Happy

O' Sunny Day!!!

O’ Sunny Day!!!

Sunshine makes me happy. What about you? What makes you happy these days?

Even when its cold outside, the sunshine makes the day better.  But I do wonder if I’m part cat because the warmth of our star called ‘the Sun’ makes me want to lay around and soak it up, especially when it’s cold outside.

Part of it is that the typical day in winter is very grey and gloomy where I reside. And grey days get old real quick! Sunshine gives me pleasure, brings a smile to my face no matter what I’m doing. Today it brought our temps up close to 70 F degrees! I even opened the windows and let the place breathe a little fresh sunny air.  I took some pics of my vintage tablecloths outside and just soaked up as much as I could.

I also took some time to browse my own blogsite and realized that I have not been keeping house too well around here.

Up until October (festival season), I have kept my goal of blogging at least once a month.  So its time to make up some lost time.  Now to come up with some things my readers would love to see, or hear all about…..h..mmmmmmm. Get to it, Becca!

I promise to write a few interesting pieces for all of my followers real soon. Hoping to do a Craft Tutorial or maybe showcase a couple of fellow Etsyians.  So don’t give up on reading my posts….and seeing what’s up in the Studio.

Check me out on Tumblr.com @beinggreenncrafty or on Pinterest.com @GreenCraftStudio or on Twitter.com @greencrafterbec and then I have a facebook page too! https://

http://www.facebook.com/GreenCraftStudio and go shopping in the studio!  Lots of things for the ladies in your life: handmade and vintage linens, aprons, handbags & totes http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftStudio