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Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

TARDIS Quilt

All my fellow nerds out there are probably well aware that this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. I thought this would be a good time to share the TARDIS quilt I made earlier this year for my Whovian sister, Dani. Aside from a small, simple lap blanket I had previously done, this was the first quilt I had ever really made. And on top of that, I created my own pattern for it by just sketching it out on graph paper. There was a lot of improvising and tweaking along the way. I probably did a lot of things wrong, so don't look too closely. ;) My sister loved it, and that's all that mattered to me.






Keene Craft Show

Hi, I'm back (again)!


In recent months, I've been focusing a lot of my free time on building a portfolio of design and illustration work. You can take a look at what I've been doing with that at nicolejinjones.com. As a result, I haven't been great at keeping up with this blog (yeah, what else is new), but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting my little heart out. Lately, I have been busy preparing for the upcoming Keene Craft Show, run by a very lovely person--my mom--of Kel & Company. The show will be on Saturday, November 30 at Keene High School. I plan on selling prints of some of my holiday illustrations, as well as my miniature hand-knit sweaters as Christmas ornaments. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by the show. There will be lots of crafters there selling their wonderful creations. :)