She Turns Pages

I am back from CHA and ready to share some of the highlights from the show. For me personally, this was an amazing show! It feels like visiting family when I go to the show now and it is so much fun to see familiar faces, meet new friends, and of course, get crafty.

For this show, I applied (and was accepted) to create a dress for the Crafty Couture Challenge, open only to CHA Designer Members. 16 Designers were chosen to show their take on “craft Fusion”, mixing materials from at least two different areas of the craft world. I chose paper,ink, and fabric. 

Well, My dress was a Judges' Pick!! That means it will be published in an upcoming issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, my first time being featured in that publication! What an honor this has been!

On top of that, it was very cool to have people come up to me during the show and tell me how they loved my dress, to have them ask about how I made it, and to hear all those positive affirmations. A lot of love and heart goes into a project this big, especially for us papercrafters who are used to working on such a small scale on cards and layouts.

I figured I'd share a little insight into what went into the creating of this dress so tomorrow, you will get to see the ONLY behind the scenes pics I am releasing to the public,. These are photos of the dress in various stages that I sent to sponsors and close friends during the process to let them know how it was going :)

Happy Crafting today and I will tell the rest of my story to you tomorrow :)

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “She Turns Pages

  1. oh jennifer, i am so happy for you :P big congrats to you.
    the dress is just fab and i will make sure i come back and see the “behind scenes” photos.
    take care!

    Posted on July 25, 2012 at 1:59 am
  2. Congratulations again sweetie. you did an amazing job!
    So proud and happy for you

    Posted on July 25, 2012 at 2:37 am
  3. That dress was pretty awesome! I bet ot tookm forever to make!?

    Posted on July 25, 2012 at 6:18 am
  4. congrats on your judges pick. well deserved. this dress is gorgeous.

    Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm