Thursday, May 3, 2012

Talented Artist....

 Recently, I attended the "One of a Kind" show and sale in Toronto as a customer, not a vendor. It was great to take the time to visit booths that normally I do not have time to do while "working" the show with the "Sisters". Odile Gova, of "Woollyfabulous" was there with her amazing creations. Odile is the master of everything, it seems. She is one of the most artistic people that I have ever had the pleasure to meet, and she is always "on to" something new, while still providing her classic loved designs from the past to her customers as well.
 Odile featured unique pincushions at this show as well as her beautiful brooches and pins. The pincushions are little works of art. I could not resist bringing one home. Some are perched at the top of a bottle, or "thrifted" item, to hold pins, buttons, etc.
 Odile loves to work with felted items, which she felts herself. Her signature use of the metallic zipper in her designs is beautiful, and adds that bit of "bling" to each of these pieces.
She is working with a new product now, as well, and has fun with her embroidery skills to further embellish the pieces. Antique buttons are part of many of the designs as well.

Perhaps you will get a chance to visit with this talented lady at a future "One of a Kind" show in Toronto. If not, please visit her shop, "WoollyFabulous" at "Etsy"!

2 comments:

  1. Always fun to meet new friends at an artisan show and OOAK has some very talented people. Having had a booth at a Christmas OOAK, I agree it's fun to take a break as a customer and enjoy the show. Odile is a very talented lady and I look forward to visiting her shop next OOAK.
    Thanks so much for sharing her talent with us.
    Meg

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  2. Great to see such talented people at these events...and even nicer to have the time to "check out" each booth a little while longer than one can when exhibiting! Are you thinking of having a booth again sometime, Meg?

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