I have been a wee bit busy lately so I have neglected you. Sorry about that. Today’s post is short but I hope you will dig it. It is a recent collection I made on ETSY. If you like what you see just click the image and it should take you right to the Etsy site. Hope you enjoy. I also think that the Wonder Woman Costume must have sold…
One of my favorite times of the year. I hope you will visit the shops of some of these wonderfully creative people.
Treasury tool supported by the dog house
If, like me, you grew up in the mid-west this title may conjure up memories of summers waiting in traffic jams or praying you didn’t run into the orange barrels OR the cement wall that ran on either side of you all through the warmer months on the highways. Welp, this summer I have also been Under Construction. A lot of things have been changing.
First: We packed up the family and, moved from Arlington, TX to Durham, NC. It’s a good thing. My husband applied for a job at UNC that he just couldn’t ignore and, no real surprise to me, he got it. I loved Arlington and all my friends. My crafty self is seriously going to miss my friends at Etsy 817 and all that they have going on this year.
And B) I’m trying to change up my branding a bit. I’ve always been all over the place. I did what I thought was fun. Put together papers that I loved and created my decoupage items. I didn’t really have a ‘look’ I could claim as mine.
I’m trying to change that. It’s in the works and I will be sharing a lot more soon. Here is a sneak peek:
In order to facilitate my new crafty-self I have joined a new Etsy group, NC Street Team on Etsy.com. I have also applied for a local craft show that I was invited to The Howliday Shop 2011. I will keep you posted as to my status with that one.
I really am excited about all these changes and I hope to meet some more crafty friends here in the area… Although my etsy817 buds have set the bar pretty high… I hope you will stick with me as I try to figure all this out in a brand new place. I will be reviewing local craft stores, craft shows and artists. I will also be checking in with etsy817 from time to time as they prepare for their first big show Handmade Holidays. And yes… I am VERY jealous that I’m going to miss that one.
It’s good to be back. Stay tuned!
I have been slacking on the blog… Please forgive me. I am trying to prepare for my first show with Etsy817. If you haven’t heard me mention it before you haven’t been listening. I am excited to be a part of this event. We should have 25 artists plus some of the Farmer’s Markets regular vendors. This means that not only can you buy tons of great handmade items but you can also purchase some delicious baked goods and produce.
The event will be bike friendly, dog friendly, kid friendly, elderly friendly, hipster-dufus friendly… You get the picture. We want EVERYONE to come out and have a good time. There will even be a musical performance or two. Tell your friends. You will find the market on 215 E. Front Street, Arlington, Texas.
Here is a sneak peek of what you may see on Saturday:
This is by NO means everyone that will be there. Stay tuned for more vendors to be listed within the next day or so.
Hope to see ya Saturday!
As I am preparing for an upcoming show (Craft Show at the Downtown Farmer’s Market) I am finding myself a bit overwhelmed. I’m just wondering how other people deal with kids, significant other, work AND managing time for their art. I have a three-year-old that’s home with me during the day and I work until 11 or twelve 3+ nights a week. I am having time management issues.
What do YOU do?
No secret… I LOVE attending craft shows. Meeting the artists, seeing what they have to offer, chatting with other shoppers… I love it all. The Cowtown Indie Bazaar was no exception. What a fun place to be on a Saturday morning. I took my kiddos to this one. Clyde had been dying for a tooth pillow from REGAL COTTAGE for over a year now. He was so excited and it was one of the first booths we saw. There were about 10 artists there that I had seen at the Spring Fling the week before but a ton of different ones as well.
I remembered some of the vendors from the last Cowtown I attended. I am always impressed that they have created such a brand for themselves that they stick with me from time to time. Even though I had the kids I was still able to walk the aisles for a couple of hours. The kids were impressed with the music and the make and take which was sponsored by Flowerbedhead. They also enjoyed the free photo booth that was sponsored by Captures by Erin I liked that it was a bit more interactive. I’m not 100% sure how I felt about the flow. I kept feeling like I was missing some booths. I guess I’m just disorganized enough that I LIKE being made to go in straight rows without the option of turning half way through. That’s just me though…
If you recognize yourself or were involved with this event please feel free to promote yourself in the comments. I’m all for supporting our local artisans!
Sorry I wasn’t more of a busy blogger last week. Son and hubby both had Spring Break. It was a little more chaotic than usual.
I was super excited to be able to go to yet another fabulous Craft Show featuring Texas artists. The Cowtown Indie Bazaar was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center on Saturday, March 19. Yet again Etsy817 was represented. Here are those members. Click on their picture to get to their shop. You shall not be disappointed!
I do have to mention that they were ALSO at Funky Finds and I didn’t get a photo. The same is true for my next artist…
Weeds & Wildflowers
As you can see we were, yet again, well represented. I’m always impressed with the talent we have. I will have a longer write up about this show sometime this week. For now please visit the above artists and remember to buy handmade.
What large Craft/Art shows have you attended and what did you like or dislike about them?
I am a big fan of a website called Craft Gossip. It’s wonderful. You will find book reviews, tutorials, downloads, give-aways and more. Just thought I would share.
Go visit and let me know what you think.