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Bouquet Full of Crafty Goodness.

Bouquet Full of Crafty Goodness.

So pretty.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken during CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.




A graphic yarn display – very Dwell magazine.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken during CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.

Airy Elegance

Airy Elegance

I enjoy taking photos that capture the texture of an object.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken during CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.

Stitching Sisters Education Seminar.

Stitching Sisters Education Seminar.

Eileen Roche, one half of the Stitching Sisters duo and Editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, gives a presentation during the Stitching Sisters weekend hands-on education event in San Marcos, CA.

Photograph by Stephanie Garrison.


“She Has A Beauty Within.”

It’s impossible to not respond to artwork like this. In a world where beauty has been celebrated to a point of losing one’s self over it, how nice is it to remember that the most beautiful people are those that shine from their actions, not their looks…

Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken in the Tsunieko booth @CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.

Paper Cutting Artistry.

Paper Cutting Artistry.

This was hanging down from the ceiling at some store waaay back in 2007 (I think it was Target, but I can’t remember). I love paper cutting artistry.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison.

Paris Theme Craft Detail


Just a little bit of Eiffel imagery.

Photo taken by Stephanie Garrison @CHA Anaheim 2013.

“Be You.”

Happy crafting artwork at the Canvas Corp Booth earlier this month @CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.

Photo taken by Stephanie Garrison.

Don’t Stop Believin’

Don't Stop Believin'

Guerilla knitting at it’s (sub)urban finest.

Photo taken by Stephanie Garrison in BayHo San Diego, Spring 2012.

Being Creative On Other People’s Terms

I was at a scrapbooking/mixed media indie store today, Ever After Scrapbooks ( One of the things they were advertising was the “12 Tags of 2013” challenge that Tim Holtz, a crafting industry designer, has launched (

For fits and giggles, I think I’ll participate in the exercise to make one artistic tag a month. There are restrictions, and it’s going to be interesting to see how I maneuver around them.

If you’re ever looking to stretch your creativity, get inspired by undertaking someone else’s project/quest/vision/class. You’ll find your creative vocabulary might have new answers if someone else is asking all the questions.

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