Late last year, James Glassman, blogger par deluxe of all local arcana at Houstorian, approached his younger counterpart Dena Yanowski (who is also a crafter) with a commission.

Glassman was already a fan of Yanowski's hand-made Astrodome-shaped Christmas ornaments, but he wanted a larger Dome memento. How about a sofa cushion, he asked, and after 10 or so hours on the couch with Netflix burbling away in the background, Yanowski obliged.

Yanowski wrote that she was so pleased with it, she found it a little difficult to hand it over to her patron. And it's easy to see why—personally, I haven't coveted a crafts item quite so much in many a year.

But I am an inveterate Dome buff. If the Harris County Domed Stadium is not your thing, Yanowski is expanding her selection of Texana/Houstonia felt crafts to include representations of Lone Star bottles and all manner of additional local- and Texas-themed items—your imagination is pretty much the limit.

Email Yanowski at panchoandleftey (at) gmail (dot) com to negotiate your idea and a price.

 

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