Thank You for Visiting the LNHC Craftsmen’s Fair at Sunapee!

Fantastic weather combined with fantastic people made this year’s League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee a real treat!

Julie & Dorothy Model the Hats That Chose Them

Julie & Dorothy Model the Hats That Chose Them

So many happy hat folks stopped by to say hello and tell me how much they love their hats…
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Thank you! I’m grateful that my art-to-wear hats are out there in the world, making lives warmer and brighter.

(Couldn’t make it this year? The LNHC Fair starts the first Saturday in August every year. Mark your calendars for August 7 – 15, 2010!)

NEW for the League of NH Craftsmen’s Sunapee Fair: Embroidered Felt Hat with Antler Buttons

With just 5 days until the start of the 76th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee, I’ve been embroidering felt hats as fast as I can.

Hand-cut caribou antler button, seed beads and ribbon embroidery on felt.

Hand-cut caribou antler button, seed beads and ribbon embroidery on felt.

I love the over-sized caribou antler buttons on this hat (2008 #124)…

I’ll be in Tent 7, Booth 713 for all nine days of the Fair, with as much new work as I can muster!

New Year’s Treats: Artisan Jewelery

Normally, I am bit of a tomboy when it comes to things like jewelery, clothes and shoes. Maybe it’s because I had two older brothers, or maybe it was the 10 years living in Alaska, but I generally require things to be practical first and foremost…Knitted-felt fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, NH, rings in 2008 with new paper art earrings, by Melissa Lanitis Gregory, of Paper Moon Studio in Lake Tahoe, CA, as well as a silk with silver necklace by Jessica Sirois, of JLynne Designs in Damariscotta, ME.

That’s why my new one-of-a-kind art-to-wear pieces are so much fun for me… they are just for the sheer joy of it!

I discovered Jessica Sirois’ unusual silk and silver pendants at the Westport Young Woman’s League Creative Arts Festival when I returned in November, 2007.

I have been wearing mine every day since…

Then, imagine my joy when I received these coordinating, light-weight & cheerful, recycled paper earrings from Melissa Lanitis Gregory, just for participating in her recent Virtual Open Studio!

Knitted-felt hat artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan attempts a snowy self-portrait photo to show Melissa Lanitis Gregory's lightweight & cheerful recycled paper (therefore not cold against the skin!) earrings, New Boston, New Hampshire, New Year's Day, 2008.

Thanks so much, Melissa for hand-picking just the right pair, as I have worn these paper delights every day since Christmas…

I reckon a little hand-made bling can delight even the tomboys among us… especially in winter when the landscape could use a shot of color and cheer.

So, thank you, Jessica and Melissa, for following your creative muses and making these treats I treasure. I feel more cheerful when I wear your work!