08 December 2009

Final show of the season

If you happen to be in the Port Hope, Ontario area this coming Saturday, December 12th, I'll have a table set up at the Christmas Farmer's Market. The show will run from 10 am to 4 pm in the Recreation Centre on McCaul Street. It will be a combination Farmer's Market/Arts Festival and should be a great show!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Winter Fling last Saturday. Here's my table...

My favourite part of every show is trading with the other vendors. Here are my scores...

This adorable little fella was made by Danielle of Stitch Face. Visit her etsy shop here.

And these amazing paper goods from Kid Icarus. Visit their website here.

I wanted to buy something from every single vendor that participated. Thanks to everyone at Winter Fling for organizing such an amazing show.

30 November 2009

And gift tags...

Forgot to mention these in the last post. I have three designs available in a variety of colours...

The holiday season is here...

I've had a busy weekend, proof printing demo on Saturday at a very cool store in Toronto, Freedom Clothing Collective, (they are now carrying some of my cards!) and a craft show in Oshawa. So I've just now found the time to post pictures of my new holiday stuff, available in my etsy shop, as well as at the Winter Fling, A Craft Thing show this coming Saturday, December 5th, which is going to be a great show!

Here are all the wooden ornaments that I have available this season. Just added the cardinal...

And just click on the following links to purchase them in my etsy shop: cardinal, snowman,chickadee, polar bear, owl, rocking horse.

And here are some new holiday/winter cards:

Available here!


and here!
and here!

And these four are available on their own, or in a set of four:





If you are interested in ordering a large quantity of cards just send me an email at laurafetterley@yahoo.ca and I will quote you a (reduced!) price.

Hope to see you at the show this weekend!

21 November 2009

Cats!

Inspired by my cat's many unique poses, most of which involve sleeping, here is a new notecard set available in my etsy shop.




Please stay tuned for a Christmas update, coming very soon. I've got new holiday cards, almost ready, and some new ornaments...

22 October 2009

How is it late October already?

I can't believe how quickly time is moving along . . . Lots of things keeping me busy in laurajean land. In November I'm going to be instructing a printmaking course at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Here is one of the prints that I just completed to use as a demo for multiple-block printing.

This block was used for colour.

And this one for black ink.

On Saturday November 28th, I'll be doing a print-making demonstration at Freedom Clothing Collective in Toronto, 939 Bloor Street West. I'll be there all afternoon hand-printing cards that will also be for sale. This is a great store full of unique gift items, perfect for holiday shopping . . .

I also just confirmed that I'll be participating in Winter Fling: A Craft Thing on December 5th, which is going to be a great show featuring special guest DJs and is sponsored by Bust, Kid Icarus, Glitter Pie, and Sublime Stitching.

I'll have a range of holiday items available, including these folk-style wooden ornaments . . .

If you're planning on attending a show, make sure to see the blog post below and print out my postcard to receive 10% off your laurajean order!

See you soon!

22 September 2009

Peterborough Downtown Craft Market

The ambitious and tireless Wendy Gibson has started a craft market that will take place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm in Peterborough. Click here to find out more details about the market and the variety of vendors. Here are the dates that I'll be participating (so far!):

(this upcoming!) Sunday, September 27th
Sunday, October 25th
Sunday, November 22nd
Sunday, December 20th


Print out this postcard and present it to me at my table at the Peterborough Downtown Craft Market (and any upcoming craft show!) and receive 10% off your order of laurajean crafty goodness.

17 September 2009

A fancy sofa for a fancy Greyhound

Here are the latest cards to enter my etsy shop...


Also available as a print, framed or unframed...


I love dogs and I love Arts and Crafts style furniture so I decided to put the two together.


The inspiration for the greyhound came from my sister's dog, Pearl, above, who is the prettiest gal around.


I also had my "Nine Reasons to Smile" notecard made into an 8 x 10 print, available in my shop framed or unframed.

10 September 2009

Circus Notecards!

Now available in the my etsy shop here, here and here!


08 September 2009

More notecards!

Here are two more notecards that I had printed from my original watercolour and ink illustrations.

Available in the shop here.

And here!

05 September 2009

Whale Thank You Card

Now available in the shop!


31 August 2009

More greeting cards!

Lately I've been on a greeting card kick. Here are a couple new ones. Click on any of the images to enlarge!


Available in my etsy shop!

This one folds out to tell a little story about a dog...

Also available in my etsy shop!
Click on this image to enlarge the picture so that you can read the whole story.

21 August 2009

Nine Reasons to Smile

This is a notecard which I just got back from the printer. It was printed from my original watercolour and ink illustration. Cards available in my etsy shop.


The original idea for this card came from a book that I made for a friend. He was feeling down and I made this to cheer him up. My intention was to remind him that when life is really crappy there are simple things that always make me feel better.

Here is the original book cover (sorry for the terrible scan), with a linen spine and hand-spun wool for the tie.

One of the original illustrations. I typed the book on my sister's old 1980s electric typewriter, which frankly I'm surprised still works. And more surprised that you can still buy ribbon for these old work-horses.

11 August 2009

Once

Last spring I participated in a group show in which the artists were given a theme and told to create a piece using whichever media they chose. The theme was just a single word, “once.” This is the print that I made for the show, which is now available in my etsy shop:

This print deals with the loss of childhood and the power of nostalgia. I wanted the print to look old, like a faded illustration that might be found in an old book for children full of frightening cautionary tales about becoming an adult.



The print is fairly large and was made using a bunch of different lino blocks that were each printed, then reduced, then printed again.


10 August 2009

Annie Cat and her Kittens

Annie and her removable kittens are now available in my etsy shop. Made from vintage fabrics (printed cotton paisley and wool fabric) with hand painted wooden eyes, hand stitched silk-thread faces and hand-knitted scarf. The kittens can be free or can rest in Annie's pocket.