Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Linden Tree Artisans: Krista and Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Krista
Egads and Little Fishes and Tiny Crumb. That's the brands behind for these two talented friends, Elizabeth Childs-Caugin (Egads and Little Fishes) and Krista Hurcomb (Tiny Crumb).They are also two of the many people who helped by sewing items with my Poppy Hop fabric for the Linden Tree Trunk Show that I want to share with you.

First of all they are best friends.  Krista said they met at an ECFE class when their kids were all just 12 months old.  They bonded because they lived on the same street, both had family in Vermont, and because their kids loved each other.  When the kids were about three years old, Krista started knitting and Elizabeth started sewing and somehow they passed their hobbies on to each other.  They were both recruited by Melissa, to sell their work at The Linden Tree. I always look forward to running into them there.

Krista likes sewing zipper pouches, bibs, cocktail napkins and makes eye pillows filled with flax and lavender seeds.  She loves to learn new things and is always happy to find a clever technique or new approach to something.  Elizabeth likes making small projects like the key fobs and pony tail holders for the instant gratification but finds quilts enjoyable because of the endless possibilities and sense of accomplishment.

They both know a lot about fabric and were very helpful to me while designing Poppy Hop. They liked seeing my whole process from sketch to final printed fabric with Modern Yardage.  Please stop in the Linden Tree if you live in the Twin Cities area to purchase their work, or you can find their shops on Etsy.  Click here for Tiny Crumb and here for Egads and Little Fishes.

Eye Pillow with flax and lavender seed with taupe blossom fabric by Krista in the foreground.  Melissa made the taupe panel pillow.

Zipper pouches and eye pillow by Krista using Poppy passion tangerine fabric

Elizabeth's key fobs using a variety of the Poppy dance and passion small prints

Magenta eye pillows in front of my Lady Slipper print

Zipper pouches with orange lining of small blue poppy print 

Pony tail holders made by Elizabeth. 
All of these items make great gifts, too!  My family will be receiving some of these and I use my key fob all the time.  Thanks so much Krista and Elizabeth for making inspiring and fun items out of my fabric and sharing your fabric knowledge with me.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing your beautiful fabric designs on these wonderfully made items. So cool!