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Begonia’s Sister and 2015 show lineup!

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This little lady was created in the month of December in 2014

Graphite on 14 X 17 recycled bristol

The process can be seen on instagram! @April_Alayne

Prints will for sale for a limited time on my Etsy Shop

2014 was an AMAZING YEAR. And I can not thank you all enough for the support. I can’t wait for this new year and what it possibly may bring!

Big changes are happening to the site! So keep posted! I will have a working shop/ checkout and will be giving this whole site a face lift so stay tuned!

My Facebook page will let you in on all the stops and places I am going this year but here is a rundown of what I have so far!  I would love to meet you.

Jan  15-16  DC tattoo expo

Feb 13-15 Philly tattoo con

March – eep? maybe 19-22 Chicago tattoo con   but probably not.

                                                                         April 10-12 Baltimore tattoo con
                                                                                  18-19 Arlington art festa(?)
                                                                                   23-26 C2E2
                                                                         May 6-10 WW Philly
                                                                                14-16 Atlantic city Comic con( if I get in)
                                                                                21 – 24 Denver Comic Con (if I can afford it)
                                                                                29- 31 DC Awesome Con
                                                                      June 5-7 Frederick Art Fest ( if i get in)
                                                                               18- 21  NC Heros Con
                                                                     July 17-16 Baltimore ARTSCAPE
                                                                              31- aug 2 Richmond WW
                                                                    August
                                                                             13-16 WildWood NJ tattoo con OR Mt Grenta Fine art show (if I get in)
                                                                             19-23 Chicago WW
                                                                  September 25- 27 Bmore Comic Con
                                                                  October 7 – 11 New York Comic Con ( if I get in- cross your fingers for me!)
Come say hi friends! If you have any other show you would like to meet me at please feel free to share
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Tales of the Wild

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This is a commissioned piece I have completed for a delightful company in Vancouver.

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A company I have worked with in the past.

Their store is about as wonderful and charming as the family behind it. Vancouver 001

After completing the above piece they asked me to create something for their Woodsman natural product line and I happily agreed.

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The tools I used.

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And with a little help this bearded stud was born in August.

BOGO art prints.

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Now through mother’s day (also my birthday day!) buy one print and get another of your choice FOR FREE!

I am having this sale to help me get to ARTSCAPE , one of the largest art festivals on the east coast.
Having trying to get in for 4 years this year I finally got in!! I plan to have a whole new look and display to make shopping easier for my new friends.

Please head on over to AlwaysApril.Etsy.com to pick up your new art prints.
If you are a fan of the art but do not wish to own prints but would like to help out simply spread the word! That would be the best of help.

Now if you are feeling extra sassy there is a little piggy donate button to the right of my website, any little bit helps.

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If you would like to shop locally I will be at the DC Meet Market for Pride Week!

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Here are new things  I am working on for you all!

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 I am in the process of listing all my illustration pendants and lockets on Etsy!

 I hope soon to follow with all my handmade rings… I should probably get a manicure before that though.

But as always, thank you all so very much for the love! I am so fortunate to be doing my own thing and I owe it all to you! win

Back in action for curvy vintage

So it has been a while since I went shopping for you all! Working hard on my artwork and craft shows my vintage finds have took a back seat but they are back and ready for you.

Here is a sneak peek of dresses I have found and dresses I have snipped and tucked to make perfect for my curvy soul sisters.

If you see any that you enjoy please feel free to contact me before I list them on Thread Over Heels!

Have a great day lovely folk.

Craft fair scare

 

Last Saturday, September 8th was like any other craft show morning. It was a beautiful day with warm temperatures, a cool breeze and a sunny crisp blue sky, perfection craft show weather.

I had my things all nicely set up as normal with the help from my wonderful both babe Malarie. Her also once being a crafter she knew the scoop on how to get things done.

 

We even made a grasshopper friend who hung out with us for a while. I named him Jasper.

 

So having a moderately paced day in the sunshine with new and old friends things were going quite well!

Word got around that a storm was a’brewin in the north west and they were getting pretty heavy so our wise and wonderful craft show leader told us to pack up an hour early. We did so like some of the others since the day was winding down. The sky was still beautiful in front of us but little did we know behind us and the tall buildings the sky was black and ready to burst.

Having most of my things packed and stacked all that was left to do was put the tent down, fold chairs and tables, take down the Jackalope of the easel and tuck away a few odds and ends. With Malarie keeping an eye on things I decided to go get the van from the other side of the block and with that thought the winds started to pick up and it started to drizzle. I got in the van and turned the corner and in a blink of an eye the old dusty van shook, the wind turned violent, the sky cracked open and it poured.  I turn the one last corner and  looked over at the fair to find my artwork and tent along with 30 some other craft show displays on their sides and blowing away. It was tragic.
Frantic, I did the best I could with the help I had to save as much as I could of my display and my craft show neighbor Melanie from Grey Moggie Press who was doing the show alone. We kept a light heart about the situation that is every crafters worst nightmare.  But like every situation, it could have been worse. Luckily no one got hurt in the storm that sent crafts and debris flying at high speeds, the storm that damaged and ruined thousands of dollars worth of handmade items and display set ups. But though expensive and heart breaking things are replaceable live are not.

 

 

Well mother nature… you can go suck and egg! Because this weekend I and my crafty friends are back at it again! It will take more then a freak -almost- tornado to hold us back! I will be having a discounted damaged section in my -bent-booth. After doing damage control Saturday night and Sunday some things were destroyed but some things were just a little bent up but worth throwing away. So along with some new things, old things, a little busted things, come hang out with me and some talented people this Saturday.

 

Hand drawn necklaces

It certainty has been a while since my last post, everything from new nieces and nephews, new jobs, car crashes, and moving plans have been filling my time this summer! But I am getting back in to the swing of crafting and happy to share my new handmade  items with you!

This new collection it simple and sweet and perfect for the minimalist who enjoys handmade jewelry.

Each piece is hand drawn -by yours truly- using a fine point ink and a magnified glass and carefully crafted into a pendant. The necklace is paired with an adorable charm to give you a variety of ways to wear your new necklace.

 

Saturday I will hanging out with the fine crafters at the Ballston Arts  Market  Where my necklace will be ready to purchase for the first time!

Come have fun with me and 34 very talented artists for music and crafts this  Saturday at the Ballston Metro center! Check out some of the talent!

1). Kosmoceratops – Art Squared 

2). DCR Studios

3). Pocketful of Posy
4). Refined Creations
5). Noctiluna
6). Reinvented Elegance
7). asparagus!
8). Wunder Around
9). Olivos Art Studio
10). David Jenkins Papercutting
11). Dragonfly Key
12). Laughing Moon Artworks
13). Fitbliss Organics
14). Steven L. Miller Photography
15). Grey Moggie Press
16). April Alayne
17). Jon Wye
18). Linda Blackbourn Jewelry
19). Jenny Wen Jewelry
20). Allison Lange Photography
21). TreetoArt
22). Byrd Clothing Co.
23). Glamour ‘N’ Glitz
24). Sovereign Treaures
25). Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
26). Maggie’s Pottery
27). Signatures by LaNorma
28). Genevieve Lalle
29). Glazy Days & Nights
30). Bette’s Bags
31). Brighter Day Beads
32). Naked Decor
33). Melissa Lew
34). Fast Snail
Hope to see you there!!

That little guy borrowed from http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com/   You should totally check out that blog.

New items for Thread Over Heels

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Hello Everyone!

YAY! Spring and summer are here! I have not forgot about you and your saucy vintage! I have been super busy with craft shows as you know but here are my new vintage items I have found for you! What’s better then a new unique outfit for the season?

Feel free to write me with any questions on any items! And if you would like to claim a little number for your own before I post it on Threadoverheels please feel free to write me!

SIDE NOTE:

This Saturday please come join me for the DC Craft Mafias Spring Thing! Its going to be a whole lot of fun with crafty crafters and hand made goods! A great place to shop for unique finds and meet wonderful people.

RSVP here: FaceBook  or  just come out and join us, we would love to see you!

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