So it looks like spring may have finally sprung in the midwest, though I remain cautiously optimistic. As of monday (was it?) we had a dusting of snow on the ground. This was just days after we had almost 80 degree weather. Welcome to Ohio, where you can have all 4 seasons in 1 week!

That said, I am excited to be exhibiting at the annual Bloom, a handmade shopping party, hosted by one of my favorite people in the world, Julie Crusenberry of Steph’s Jewels.

bloom flyer 

This is a fun show for me as it gives me a chance to see my fellow handmade Dayton members that I don’t see often. There is food, drink, fun and lots of cool handmade items!

I have been up to my eyeballs in making stuff, both to prepare for the show, as well as to ramp up production for the shop side of AfroMartha.  I have been printing, printing, printing! I’ve been mostly doing test prints, trying out different color combos, sourcing material and all the fun parts of creating. I’ve also been honing my pillow-cover skills!


The theme (as you might notice) is C O L O R ! Lots and Lots of colors! I’ve been dyeing fabrics, testing out color combos and diffent patterns!

I’m also in love with shimmer, lots and lots of shimmer!


And, oh look! Earrings, and necklaces, Oh my! Color, color everywhere! I blame it on spring fever!



So now I have all this stuff!

I think it might be time for a


Check back on monday for details…

Happy Easter weekend!

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