Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Time, and the Shoppin' is Easy!

Summer is here already - and so is the heat!  

If you have weddings, proms, graduations, baby showers or housewarming parties on your agenda this summer, Textures Craftworks has a cool collection of gift ideas for your warm-weather celebrations!

Proms and Graduations:

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces
No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks  - Alice Cooper

Felted wrap by Barb Dillon

Silk peony fascinator by Sandra Rodwell

Well, I'm gonna raise a fuss
I'm gonna raise a holler
About a working all summer
Just to try to earn a dollar
Well, time I called my baby
Try to get a date
My boss says, no dice son
You gotta work late
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure
For the summertime blues - Eddi Cochrane


Reversible pashmina w/dichroic glass brooch by Angela Sirrs

Silver pendants by Tracy Brailsford

Let's go surfin' now
Everybody's learning how
Come on and safari with me - Beach Boys

Cyber clock by Sharon Beasley

Turned wood pen by Malcolm Cumming

Mother-of-pearl cuff links by Sandra Rodwell

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer
Memories that remain - ABBA


Pottery by Pat Patterson

Felted purse by Pauline Zamprogna

Crystal earrings by Sandra Rodwell 


Summer lovin' had me a blast
Summer lovin' happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days driftin' away, to uh-oh those summer nights
Uh Well-a well-a well-a huh  - Grease

Ceramic mugs by Deborah Doran


Raku clock by Lisa Skog

Pearl and crocheted wire necklace by Sandra Yemm

He came down through fields of green
On the summer side of life
His love was ripe
There were no illusions
On the summer side of life
Only tenderness - Gordon Lightfoot

Fused glass panel by Angela Sirrs

The summer wind came blowin' in
From across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair
And walk with me - Frank Sinatra

Decorative picture frame by Margo Griffith

Stained glass window panel by Beth Paulin

And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high - George Gershwin

Raku platter by Lisa Skog

Ceramic sink by Monika Minnis

Baby Showers:

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime... - The Jamies

Knitted baby toys

Button and ribbon cupcake picture by Ginelle Bucher

Stained glass owl sun catcher by Beth Paulin

Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
People talking, people laughing
A man selling ice cream
Singing Italian songs  - Chicago

Stuffed bunny by Mary Anne Kammermans

Teddy Bear by Ruth Oldham

Knitted caps by Lynne Therrien

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer
Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies
Then lock the house up, now you're set  - Nat King Cole

Baby Hairclips by Linda Somerville

Baby Quilts

Button cards by Ginelle Bucher

Decorative 'Juggler' box by Lindsay Grahovac

Oh, when the sun beats down
And burns the tar up on the roof
And your shoes get so hot
You wish your tired feet were fireproof
Under the boardwalk
Down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby
Is where I'll be - The Drifters

Knitted receiving blankets and baby booties by Helen Pergentile

Knitted hat by Lynne Therrien

Housewarming Parties:

See the curtains hangin' in the window
In the evening on a Friday night
A little light-a-shinin' through the window
Lets me know everything's all right
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind... -Seals and Crofts

Dragonfly platter by Monika Minnis

Clocks by Sharon Beasley

Beeswax sheet candles by Sharon Beasley

Hot summer streets and the pavements are burning
I sit around
Trying to smile but the air is so heavy and dry
strange voices are saying (ah what did they say)
Things I can't understand
It's too close to comfort this heat has got right out of hand
it's a cruel, cruel summer  -Bananarama

Ceramic mug and saucer by Diane Irons

Glass platter by Angela Sirrs

Honey by The Bee and Me

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head - The Lovin' Spoonful

Beeswax candles by The Bee and Me

Mermaid bowl by Monika Minnis

Wood cutting board by Ian Waltenbery

Turned wood bowl by Malcolm Cumming

Nibblin on sponge cake
Watchin the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they're beginnin to boil  - Jimmy Buffett

Marble Wine Stoppers by Alison Rose

Small original paintings by Patti Fortune

Stay cool out there!

From The Artisans of Textures

Textures Craftworks
236 Locke Street South (at Charlton)
Hamilton, ON L8P 4B7

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