What is Shibori?

as shibori

In short, Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique of dying cloth fabrics while using a variety of binding methods to achieve a variety of patterns and effects. Indigo or purple root is the typical dying agent used which offers a rich, deep blue. Believe it or not, at some point in time, most likely when […]

Painting with Annie Sloan


Last month, I went on a whirlwind of a trip to Oregon to take a painting class with Annie Sloan. By whirlwind, I had to align the sun, moon and stars to pull together childcare, store coverage and the dollars to get myself to Oregon all within an eight to ten day time frame. But, […]

Painting for Profit

knot too shabby at the Los Angeles Ultimate Women's Expo

Over the past five+ years, we have witnessed remarkable and talented women (and men) take their passion for painting, up-cycling and re-purposing and turn it into a lucrative business. Many had their start selling at the knot too shabby BAZAAR, others spent months taking countless workshops to refine their technique, and others yet “wing it,” […]

knot too shabby BAZAAR 2017: Furniture Makeover Competition

#knottooshabbyBAZAAR Furniture Makeover Competition

To enter in the #knottooshabbyBAZAAR Furniture Makeover Competition, knot too shabby customers were challenged to bring a piece of furniture to the 2017 knot too shabby BAZAAR in the Glendora Village that they had painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint along with a printed 8×10 “before” photo for a chance […]

The 2017 knot too shabby BAZAAR Recap


I always feel like April rings in the official season of Spring. In Glendora, we are witnessing the greening up of the previously fire scorched Foothills. The onslaught of rain brought about clean, blue skies and the crisp air brings about a season of fresh anticipation. And, Spring brings the Annual knot too shabby BAZAAR. Not […]

Feeling Nostalgic

Happy holidays with Knot too shabby (www.facebook.com/KnotTooShabby) and Killer Cupcake Event Photography (www.facebook.com/KillerCupcake Photo)

This morning, a mom walks in with her toddler son. She is opening her own shop in the Pasadena area, browsing for display pieces and props all while chasing her little guy around the store and attempting to get him to stop touching things. The whole situation made me smile. It wasn’t so long ago, […]