New Treasury: Spooky Seasons…

A new treasury here.  Some selections from the season for you as you cuddle up in a warm sweater, sip hot cider, create costumes, and watch the foliage change.  Be sure to click each image for the full product details.

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Allison Ostertag: Riverside Cemetery (8 x 10)

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Real Fruit Jewelry: Real Orange Pendant

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Nikki in Stitches: Halloween Embellished Fabric Rosette Hair Clip (LARGE)

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Totemoyoi: Skeletal Hand Cameo Necklace

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Yvonne Jacinta: October Black Earrings

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Kinj 16:  Sweater Vest

To view the complete treasury, click here.

–Bonnie MacAllister, Multimedia Artist

DIY “Candy Corn” Stamps and Cards


Here’s a fun and easy Halloween card that you can make with very few materials.

You will need:

Two wine corks
Orange and yellow acrylic paint (you can also use a regular ink pad)
Hobby knife
Blank white paper (card stock is best)

1. Use your hobby knife to carve the top and bottom orange stripes of the candy corn shape. Start on the top of the cork and cut about 1/8″ to 1/4″ deep. Then cut in from the sides to remove the unwanted cork sections. Go slowly as the cork cuts very easily.

2. Out of the second cork, carve middle yellow stripe of the candy corn shape.
(See my photos for reference.)

3. Dip your 2-stripe cork into the orange paint. With some pressure, stamp it onto your card.

4. Dip your 1-stripe cork into the yellow paint. Aim for the middle of the two orange stripes and stamp.

5. Make a fun pattern with candy corns! They look almost good enough to eat.

*Note: you should do a few test stamps on a piece of scrap paper before you stamp your cards. Because corks have varying textures and planes, you will probably need to adjust the pressure or amount of paint.

Happy Halloween! – Kate Holeman from The Lettered Set

Almost Live from Swap O Rama Rama

Wow, we’re here at the Third Annual Swap O Rama Rama at the Navy Yard in the Urban Outfitters building (drive back to the end and take a right) and it is beautiful and amazing!  The building is huge and the tables are full of clothes and fabric. 

Handmade Philly’s team table will be helping visitors make monster pins and collage pins with all sorts of bobbles, pins, buttons, flowers, felt and fabric.

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Come by today from 12-5