[Manic Monday Pre-Game] A Day in the Life of a Crafter

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I have two fiber arts this month, a Needle-Arts Festival where I got my ass handed to me last year and participating in The Garden State Yarn Crawl with my favorite yarn store.  This year, I have new business cards, pattern sheets, felter’s samplers, Nuno scarves and more variety in my fiber, Japanese glass seed beads and dye lots.  We’ll see what happens.  So I’ve been dyeing and felting and spinning like crazy.

My herbs were getting testy indoors so I also planted them this weekend along with our compost which perked them up.

Also pictured: Our cats (Max, The Fat and Orange and Bellatrix, The Pretty and Evil), Skullhead Island (Altar).




Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


One Response

  1. Good luck! (Or, um, break a leg!) I really need to get into some local fairs myself, but first I have to build up my inventory, which I’ll be working on this summer, since it looks like there may be an October or November event I can get in on. Spinning is time consuming period, but even more so when you’re starting out with raw fleece and a tiny drum carder, lol.
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