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Canary Created has started to grow the number of products that are available to our customers, and we do lean towards the “ghastlie”, halloween, or even zombie themed fabrics, but we will take custom orders for any fabric or any reasonable changes in a purse that a customer may ask for.

Our bags are not just limited to the fabrics that are shown in our pictures, we can work with customers to find a fabric that they may like!  For example, we recently had a request for a Rosie and the customer sent us the fabrics that she wanted to use in the purse.  Read the rest here -→

Canary Created has several cross body purse styles available and I wanted to put up a comparison so that my shoppers can have some sense of the difference between the purses.  We want everyone to make sure they are making the best choices for their lifestyle.

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UPDATE (2/10/2015):  Our quilt was accepted to be in the AQS 2016 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar, click this link to purchase this calendar from AQS.

Towards the end of 2013, a quilting group that my Mom and I are a part of a challenge to create a quilt that is 30″ x 30″ to submit to a the AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show Guild Challenge.  A few months later the group decided to make the challenge a Mackinaw Island Bike Tour theme.  Mackinaw Island is located between the upper and lower peninsulas in Michigan, USA.  Mackinaw Island is open from Spring to Fall and the only way to access the island is by boat or plane.  There are no cars on the island and the modes of transportation around the island are bike or horse.

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Confett Art Quilt Lake Michigan 2013

In March, my Mom and I attended a class by Ann Loveless on Confetti Quilts through the Mid Michigan Quilters’ Guild in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  Ann Loveless has several types of art quilts that she creates, but this type of quilt is made up of 1″ squares of varying colors for the background of the quilt.  The artist then builds the scene on top of this background.  She helped us shape our picture, add the horizon line and taught us how she fuses the background.

Confetti Art Quilt Lake Michigan 2013

I love doing landscape quilts and don’t get to do them very often, so this little 8″ x 10″ quilt was really fun and a great distraction from making my purses.

Confetti Art Quilt Lake Michigan 2013

If you look closely the leaves are just small cuts from different shades of green fabric, and I used metallic thread in the water to help give it some movement.

Confetti Art Quilt Lake Michigan 2013

I hope to do more of these more often in the future because they are so fun to make!

Confetti Art Quilt Lake Michigan 2013

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My daughter is getting her degree in Film and she has been doing the make up artistry work on the films her school is working on.  She asked if I could come up with a makeup apron for her to wear on set to have all her brushes and makeup right on her.  I studied what make aprons were comprised of and used my sewing background to come up with this custom made make up artist apron for her.

Make up artist apron on Model.

She gave me the number of brushes she currently had and the approximate size and I came up with this apron with 27 brush slots, 4 open pockets and 2 zippered pockets.

Make up artist apron laid out

Another feature of make up artist aprons is that they can be either folded or rolled up and that keeps your brushes and accessories together and portable.  I added a flap that would be folded to the back when wearing the apron, and then folded forward to cover all the brushes when it is rolled up for transport.

Make up artist apron flap

The straps that go around the waist are plenty long to fit most sizes and to stay snug so they don’t come untied very easily.  The straps that wrap around the make up apron when in transport are also plenty long to wrap around twice to keep it from coming open accidentally.  This can also be laid flat on a table if needed also.

Make Up Apron rolled up for transport.

If you are interested in this item, you can find it for sale under my shop, and it can come in other types of material as requested.  Please contact me if you would like something that will fit your particular needs and I can make a custom made piece for you.

Make Up April Close Up Shot