We like to move it, move it!

Artisan’s Corner Shoppe has been making a move over the last month…across the street! I re-joined the group of local artists and artisans this past Thursday. I am very excited at the larger space and new ideas that the very sharp, Jennifer Moon, is presenting. She works hard to make the shop possible in quaint, up-and-coming, Blackfoot, Idaho. I can’t wait to see things fill out as the other members bring their work in to display. These are just a few snaps I took before leaving. My paintings will be joining the display this coming Tuesday.

Along with changes at Artisan Corner Shoppe, there have been changes here at home where we welcome late spring weather, graciously. Jay has been avidly gardening a large 30′ x 30′ plot on our half acre. I have been working on a smaller flower garden and have plans to prune the overgrown honeysuckle and lilac. It is amazing how different everything looks compared to when we purchased this house and land last year around this time! The lawn is actually a green lawn! We spend a lot of times in the mountains and have purchased a small camper so we can make overnight stays comfortable.

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Adorable, right? This photo is from Mosquito Flat Reservoir.

Another change in Snappy Tatter-land was the re-working of one of my Couture designs. As you know, my Couture work is one-of-a-kind, wearable, fiber art that takes hours and days to design and create. Sometimes, something I have created just doesn’t sit right with me. That is true of Flyaway Butterfly Gala. I did not like the way the center butterfly sat. It didn’t look attractive to me and I felt I could do better. So I dismantled it some time ago with the intention of reworking that center piece. FINALLY, I got to it with everything that has been going on in the last couple of years. Yes, it can take me that long to get to something now. Between moving, living, my neurological condition, and the things that make up daily life, it took me time to get back to Flyaway. But, I am grateful I did. I love what developed so much more than what it was. By now I have more butterfly patterns under my wing (so to speak) so I chose Gloria to take up the space of the butterfly I did not prefer. She is 3-D, which I love, and is a magnificent crescendo in this modern display of natural delights.

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The previous version of Flyaway
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The new version of Flyaway Butterfly Gala

I love this so much more!!! In the new version of Flyaway, a Vivien Butterfly tags along at the bottom giving the bib necklace a better “plunge” look and the extra PIXIE butterfly was added at the top to attach around the neck, mirroring the other side. Instead of stabilizing the work with trimmed and sealed organza on the backside, I added flesh tone rings where stability was needed. The butterflies are more transparent and look bolder. Flyaway is on display in Blackfoot or available in my Etsy shop in the J Kohr Couture section! I would love to hear what you have to say about the Flyaway transformation. Please feel free to comment below!

Thanks everyone for stopping into Snappy Tatter-land. Feel free to use coupon code “LOVELACE” for free domestic shipping…it’s still active for a limited time!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

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Huge News! My work is in Country Living magazine!

I have been waiting for the day I could shout this from the rooftops! My lacework is in the October issue of Country Living Magazine! Back in July they commissioned me to design a panel of tatted words surrounded by a simple old-fashioned lace design. I worked hard for perfection, spending two weeks, emailing and phoning back and forth to get the editors at Hearst Magazine what they were they were envisioning. And I tatted around the clock to meet their deadline! The final result was this panel:

The panel was over-nighted to their offices in New York and then I waited anxiously to see if it actually made it into the magazine. It is one page of a two page introduction to an article called ” Arsenic and Old Lace”, an article about old-fashioned fall and Halloween themed home decor including lacework. The actual panel was cropped for the magazine page and shot up close. It is on page 84. My name and web address are on the seam side of the page.

I am soooo excited to have been noticed and asked to attempt this task. Yahoo!!! Another good thing that came out of this project is that now I have a basis for a tatted script alphabet.

The original panel before the ends were tied in:

The detail of the lacework: I tried to be as perfect as possible!

I continue to count my blessings as I continue my career as a fiber artist. And I thank everyone, especially my husband, for all the support and encouragement I continually receive. It truly means so much to me.

Thanks for letting me gush!

Cheers!

Jennifer

June Custom Jewelry Discount for Everyone

I know many people had planned to see me the second day at the ArtFest or were talking to me about custom work when everything fell apart with the weather. So for June, I would like to offer 20% off all custom jewelry*. You can search my Blog galleries, my Etsy shop and my sold items and find what you like and have it made in the color, size and style you would like.

This discount is for everyone to enjoy! I am always happy to take sales directly through email with PayPal or checks and now my Etsy shop has direct checkout so I can take any credit card directly though my shop. Email me anytime with your ideas and requests. I try to respond within 24 hours.

Cheers!

Jennifer

*note: one-of-a-kind Ice Crystals, Snowballs, Snappy Couture and Fiber Art is not available for custom creation. 20% does not apply to packaging/shipping charges.