July 22, 2008

the ramble

Old Northenders! This weekend is the Ramble, the annual O.N.E. arts festival. Saturday at noon the Bobbin will be opening a Ramble craft fair featuring Flying Hen Studio caps. Please come by the shop on the corner of N. Winooski Avenue and Archibald Street to visit! Here are a glimpse of some of the children's caps I'll be selling inside.

June 11, 2008

new caps are coming...

Working on new caps... when I can... catch them at The Bobbin on N.Winooski Ave in Burlington, or email me.

May 27, 2008

Crafters' Delight, tonight!

Come hear the Flying hen's own djs Mothertrucker and Classic Hits while you hot glue your glitter heart out, tonight at the Bobbin!

6 to 9pm
The Bobbin, 299 North Winooski Ave
craft party featuring hot glue gun bar, bedazzler and more!
DJs Classic hits and Mothertrucker

"get public art out of the dark"

Here are some pictures of the Anarchist Craft Circle's recent lamppost cozy. Get public art out of the dark!

May 22, 2008

"Recession Economy Tag Sale"

The flying hen studio presents:

"Recession Economy Tag Sale"
10 am to 3 pm
Saturday, May 24
14 Decatur Street, BTV

Things you may or may not want or need at prices even you can still afford! Records, cds, fabric, yarn, art and craft supplies, baby stuff, clothes (maternity and otherwise), old bikes and tiny treasures.

Free books for everyone!

March 25, 2008

corduroy jacket

I have wanted a jacket like this for a long time. Long enough to justify the long time I spent making it! It may be the most complicated thing I've ever sewn; certainly more difficult than my wedding dress.

It was an adventure in topstitching and buttonholes. Actually the adventure began in the church basement thrift stores, finding pants in a blue-green palette to cut up.

I chose the pattern for the pocket depth. I need to carry around a small notebook most of the time, as well as the obvious necessities: wallet, keys, crackers.

Now I have just enough leftover pieces of reclaimed corduroy to launch the spring line of Flying Hen caps. No custom orders this time... just have to wait and see! Caps will be available May 4 with one exception: the first in the series is a child's blue cap which will be auctioned to benefit the Fools Gold Artists' Fund. The auction is from 6 to 9pm on April 1 at 216 Battery Street, preceding the Pink and Blue Ball.

February 13, 2008

birthday quilt

This quilt was made from the leftover scraps of last fall's cap project. I love the texture juxtaposition of so many denims and corduroys. The back and border are a sarong I bought in Thailand seven years ago.

The barn swallow appliques are from a vintage tablecloth. After all that piecework I got sick of driving the heavy duty thread and heavy duty needles through my heavy duty quilt. Good thing my 1940's White is a heavy duty stitchhorse! I only made it do minimal quilting and tied the rest!

Now it's all ready to celebrate, warm up, cuddle, stroll, and make forts! (So are we!)

February 12, 2008

check out my mom's blog!

Here's a link to my mom's new blog. She is a crafter and independent businesswoman here in Vermont. See what she's up to:


January 26, 2008

so sorry

Dear Anyone who came out in the cold last night,

So sorry! A sneaky stomach flu hit late in the day and I had to cancel the "Archives" reception at the last minute. To salt the wound, it was bitter cold, and I do believe that the note of apology which should've graced the cafe door was overlooked.
The show is coming down on Wednesday the 30th, so the reception will not be rescheduled.

We are planning to go ahead with the sewing class tomorrow. "A Better Fit" is a workshop on basic garment alteration, at the Bobbin, from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, January 27. The cost is 30$. The are a few spaces still available.

January 22, 2008

"archives reception"

"archives" closing reception

january 25, 7 to 9 pm

viva espresso. 197 north winooski avenue.

with djs classic hits and mothertrucker

notes, numbers, alphabetical order: keeping a record collection, a kennel, and a pirate radio station organized. collages and copy art by rebecca mack. through january 30. cheap art.