As I prepare for my third annual show put on by the Friends of Alpharetta Library things start to be all over the place again. I have beads, jewelry, yarn, scarves, baby hats, price tags, tablecloths, display boards and all the other “stuff” that I carry to a show. The tent and tables are not in the room that I assemble bits and pieces in preparation for the show.  However, altogether, these things will quite fill up the boot and the backseat area (thank goodness for drop down seats that help extend trunk space!). This year, in addition to what I have taken to shows before, I am also taking some handmade silk cuff bracelets in gorgeous colors and copper and brass scarf ties made by a long time friend and metalwork artist Rhonda Waters. Plus, I will have some of my favorite traditional, artisan made lac jewelry that a friend sells but is unable to do so any more! Here is how lac jewelry is made.

Details on the show:

WHEN: Saturday, 4th May 2013

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Alpharetta Library lawn, Mayfield Road, Alpharetta

WHAT: Jewelry, scarves and baby hats

It is a great time to be shopping with Mother’s Day and teacher appreciation gifts as the school year comes to a close. I do hope that you will stop by, look through some of my material and support other local artists. In addition to my booth, in the past there have been a couple of other jewelry booths, a lady who makes quilts, doll clothing, a potter and the monthly Book Fair. It, hopefully, will be a lovely day out there. Stop by for a chat and say hello! I would love to see some familiar faces there!


Scarves on sale

My house is now overflowing with yarn – all that, added to the beading supplies I have has lead to a VERY full house. I keep telling my kids that at some point I might have to have them sleep in the kitchen as I am running out of space.  With the 20 odd scarves I have made so far, I decided to put them up for sale. So, I popped them onto my facebook page at Designs by Anupa – take a look at them and tell me what you think! There are new ones not found on this blog. I have many colors of the black mesh scarf in yarn, and hope to finish them up by the end of the month. Then, on to making baby hats – something that is cute and practical. That post will come another day along with thoughts on how I find working with the different types of yarn.

More scarves!

The crochet bug has caught me and I just keep making more scarves now! Here are the latest ones…I have a few others in the making as well…one in a gorgeous purple, but it has taken so long to make it, I am unable to do more than a row or more at a time!

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es and green delicate yarn

Blues and green make up this delicate, lacy scarf.

Green, pink, maroon, khakhi and deep red ruffled scarf

Greens, pink, maroon, khaki and black ruffled, lacy scarf

Maroon and pink with a touch of silvery glitter

Maroon and pink ruffled, lacy scarf with a touch of silvery glitter

Black eyelash yarn

A mesh-y scarf made with black eyelash yarn. The picture shows both the mesh-y nature of it and how it can look solid against some backgrounds.

My latest project

All of a sudden, after a space of several years, I have started up with crochet. Those lovely, twisted, ruffled scarves with delicate lacy threads that have been around are in my radar and I decided to try to make some. This week alone, I have made six of them and am trying to work different ways to make them (still using my crochet hook) right now. Meanwhile, here are some photos.

Which one is your favorite? Vote for your favorite and tell me what you like or don’t like about them!


Lacy, light yarn scarves with a metallic border…green and gold to the left and pinks and grey to the right.

Lacy, frothy sea-foam blues and white on the left and a heavier yarn with sequins and teeny tiny pom-pom border in browns and creams to the right (for some reason, my camera picks up the dark brown as a gray).

A very interesting yarn in greens and black with a multi colored pom-pom border. A heavy cotton feel to this one.

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