November 25, 2016

Artisan Market at Union Cowork

What're you doing on Dec 2, Friday night?  Come see us at 1010 Coast Highway in Encinitas California from 6p to 9p.  This show benefits Community Resource Center.   Come on out for shopping, food and drink.  See you there!

Jewelry by True Love Remembers
Jewelry byt These Stones Will Shout
Mariette Martin Photography Notecards



November 17, 2016

Talmadge Art Show


You know this show -- it's the best in San Diego County with over 85 artists and artisans.  There are food trucks and, now, the producers have included four art classes.  *FUN!*  Come out and see us at this location on Sunday, November 20.  We'll be there from 10a to 4p.  You will not be disappointed.


As for me, follow your nose to the scent of lavender.  And remember I now have aprons ready to take home, sewn from cotton that was handspun, hand-dyed and handwoven, and from an area just outside of Shanghai.  Lovely stuff, this textile.  The pattern is from The Sewing Workshop and stitched for sale with their kind permission.


November 12, 2016

Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair

Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair.  We had a lovely turnout with wonderful guests, and beautiful weather to boot.  I am grateful for your support of independent artisans.


Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair

Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair.  We had a lovely turnout with wonderful guests, and beautiful weather to boot.  I am grateful for your support of independent artisans.




November 4, 2016

Artisan Festival 2016

This Sunday, I will be hawking my wares.  The event will be at the beautiful Temple Emanu-El in the Del Cerro neighborhood of San Diego from 9a to 3p.  I hope to see you for a hug and a hello.


My newest offering is an apron much like the one I wear at shows.  Now you can have one as well.  Each apron is made from fabric which was spun, indigo-dyed and then woven by women on an island near Shanghai.  The ladies used to keep the cloth for their dowries and, back in the day, the quality was the measure of a potential bride.  The textile is 100% cotton and is machine washable and dryable.  Mine has gotten a lot of abuse and it holds up sturdily through repeated washings.  The ties go around your waist where you might hang a dishcloth while preparing meals.  The aprons are suitable for all genders and have a generous double-pocket on the front, large enough for a cell phone.  Choose yours from among various woven patterns, primarily indigo-blue or indigo and white.  My friend Johanna wears it well.  The pattern is by SewingWorkshop.com, and I am selling what I've sewn with their kind permission.