The Art and Craft of Serena Blossom Appel

Posts tagged “felt

Afternoon Tea Party and Art Show

Live singing, art vending, yummy tea & snacks, tarot card readings, art & craft displays, and more were at this afternoon’s event, hosted by the Notorious Mrs. S. I showed off my felt accessories, cards and wire crochet jewelry, and hubby Kris did live painting. A fun time for sure!

Wacky Jacket updates

My jacket is almost done being modified… Phoenix patch is done and has been sewn on to the back… I have also added shoulder pads and made a few structural alterations to the body and sleeves; it now more resembles a 1940s style jacket. There is a very special occasion that I am planning a Steampunk/Dieselpunk ensemble for, and the jacket will be prominently featured! I will reveal the secret and post complete pics very soon… Stay tuned!

Wacky Jacket Backet

phoenix stars

The back patch for my flamey jacket is starting to take shape. Now that the felt has been placed and trimmed, time to begin sewing. I am also coming to conscious realization of what this jacket is to be used for, and what style I will tailor it in. More to come…

My booth at Astoria Winter Market

We made it to Astoria this weekend for their annual holiday market. This year it is at the Astoria Event Center from 11-4. I am just here for the day. It’s a beautiful space, mellow atmosphere, live guitar carols, beer and wine from local sellers, and of course lots of awesome handmade crafts. It’s gonna be a fun day 🙂

This Weekend: Astoria Winter Market

Astoria Winter Market Postcard_Front

Hey folks! I will be at this event THIS SATURDAY, 11am-4pm. I am planning on one day only. I will have prints and cards of my artwork, new and overstock jewelry, and hopefully some hoodie scarves if I have time to finish them. This is the last weekend of the Market, so I’d love to see you come pay a visit if you’re in the area!

Keeping the holiday spirit

It’s been a quiet weekend so far at the Splendorporium Splendorcraft holiday sale… We blame the unusually cold weather for scaring Portlanders into huddling inside. That said, it’s been really nice to connect with other vendors and shoppers who appreciate quality handmade goods and personal connections. There’s so much awesome stuff to see here! Been well fed and watered with homemade chili, wine and hot cocoa. We had the Portland Lesbian Choir visit this afternoon and sing songs. I’ve still managed to sell enough to break even, so now I am just enjoying my time doing networking and showing off my handiwork to passersby. Still room for more entries in my custom necklace contest… Also waiting for the pugs to arrive soon. If you’re brave, come check it out this evening 🙂

Dickies Bag Patch update



Here is the design I came up with for a jumbo patch to go on my refurbished Dickies shoulder bag (only $6 from the thrift store). I have been continuing in the theme of using layers of felt in a mola art style cutaway pattern. I am considering the method I would like to use for adhering it, as the contouring is going to be really labor-intensive… Perhaps machine stitching? I am at a bit of a loss because my sewing machine had developed technical issues, but I may be able to use a friend’s loaner. Stay tuned…