I have always been interested in history and early American crafts. Through this
interest, I became acquainted with the historical American floorcloths, and proceeded to
learn all that I could about them. I was so impressed with them, that I decided to make
my own. During the last ten years, I have made these canvas products for my home,
My floorcloths are made in the similar manner as the historical pieces, using heavy
sailcloth quality canvas and numerous coats of paint. All pieces are hand drawn and
painted as well as stenciled. These pieces are covered with several coats of a
protective finish and are water proof, pet proof and stain resistant, lasting ,any years.
My business Designs By Grace was launched about six years ago. My family has been
a great help to the business, helping with canvas preparation, sales and show set ups.
Many of my designs are inspired by the colonial canvases, and I incorporate many of
the early American stencils in my work. Additionally, I create more contemporary and
Currently, Designs By Grace products are sold at various craft shows, though an Etsy
Shop and via my website www.designsbygrace.biz. Floorcloth Making Workshops are
Cackie Trippe McCarty
was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and had the great good fortune to grow up in a home that had the best of two worlds: the woods and the water. As a child, the natural world became a powerful source of inspiration, comfort, and awe. Without being conscious of it at the time, she inherently become a visually driven soul.
At college, as an art history major, she became passionate about photography. A lifelong introvert, she turned her natural penchant for being an observer to good use. For her, a picture tells a story without having to fnd the words to do so.
About a year after college Cackie moved to Richmond, Virginia where she has since resided. Within two weeks of her arrival, she went to work in the photography/camera business for the next 24 years. Feeling a bit burned out, Cackie turned to working part-time in the antiques business for 10 incredibly fun years.
In 2009, Cackie started her own line of greeting cards, Glittermoon Cards, which are based on her photography. She has been an artist-in-residence at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond since 2011.
In 2011, Cackie launched Glittermoon Vintage Christmas: unique designs made from vintage ornaments and decorations. Her wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. She is an artisan for the Beekman 1802 holiday website, has been featured in R Home Magazine (November 2014) and the Los Angeles Times (December 2015). Mariah Carey owns one of her wreaths – a pink one, naturally.
When not making art in her home workshop, Cackie is either on the show circuit, in her garden, or dreaming about a trip abroad. Please visit her websites:www.glittermooncards.com and www.glittermoonvintagexmas.com.
Enjoy the comforts of yesterday with quilted treasures of today. My quilted items are one of a kind, expressly unique! Featuring “quilt shop quality” fabric. Whether it’s a table runner, table mat, wall-hanging, mug rug, bed runner, or holiday fare….there is a treasure awaiting you.
Landis Custom Ironworks
John Landis, Sr.
Roberta Gore & Barbara Gooding
Cherith Brook Crafts
Tassels by sewkaren