Friday, August 29, 2008

Arts & Crafts Wanted!

Hey everyone!

i'm working for the OSPCA (ontario society for the prevention of cruelty to animals) in petawawa as the Humane Education and Volunteer Coordinator. i'm currently looking for pet related handmade crafts for our Christmas Craft Sale.

The sale is going to be held on Dec 7 at the Civic Centre in Petawawa. If you are crafty (or know anyone who is) please help out! I'll need your crafts to arrive at the shelter no later than November 21st. So please mail your art/craft out early.

You'll receive recognition for your work, so please include a business card or other promotion material as you see fit. Again, i must stress that crafts need to be PET RELATED and HANDMADE.

I'm really looking for a lot of support from everyone so please help out if you can. Please forward this email on to anyone that you think would be interested as well. Getting a craft or two together would be a great way to get a few friends together one night AND you're helping the OSPCA continue their vital work (including sheltering, adoptions, education, volunteer opportunities, victims of violence services, etc).

Thanks for taking the time to read this request everyone! Get crafty!..and pass it on :)

I can be contacted directly at the shelter by emailing

You can also catch up on some of my work at the shelter by checking out my blog:


Renfrew County Branch - OSPCA
Attention: Jamie Sabot
P.O. Box 322
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 3J1

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

That Trunk Show I was Talking About...

So I did have a lovely trunk show a week ago, now at the lovely Neighborhood Co-Op. I had such an amazing time, met some amazing people, was possibly offered a cool job...
They have 4 Owner Appreciation Days a year, so I was invited to ALL of them! They even had a guy playing guitar inside. I guess that's where I would be in the colder months too. But, the experience of being near but not at the Farmers Market was interesting. I had so much fun being the booth in front of the door. See more of my event listings at THE SHOP. And checkout the Co-Op's site HERE.


So cool! This lady added me as a contact on flickr, then lo & behold, she does shows. She collaborated with another gal on this show. But seems to do a ton of shows!! See her shows set here...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Abbot Kinney Festival on Venice Beach Sept. 28, 2008

Celebrating the 24th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival ...

**September 28,2008, VENICE will become the ultimate block party in celebration of the 24th annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Renowned for eclectic shopping and world class restaurants, Abbot Kinney Blvd will be closed to traffic from Main St. to Venice Blvd to accommodate 3 stages of live music, dancers and performance artists, a spectacular Family Courtyard, Traditional festival and ethnic foods, Beer Garden, Green Living Area and over 300 vendors featuring original, handcrafted goods.

**This year, AKDA is proud to announce that ABBOT KINNEY GOES GREEN! With the goal to be a zero waste event, we are encouraging recycling, providing carbon offsets and not allowing our vendors to use plastic bags or Styrofoam. In the "Green Living Area" there are environmentally conscious vendors and non-profits, interactive events, workshops and innovative ideas on Green living. We ask everyone to please bike to the event (there will be a bike valet), or take public transportation. If you plan to drive, remember parking is very limited. For those who plan to shop, we have cloth tote bags for sale - and if you have your own, then bring those too!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mary Judy Ceramics

This is the first or second ceramic artist I have featured. I love her colorful style of art!! She is quite amazing with those glazes too. Her setup is nice and inviting. I know I would spend a while browsing!! See her on Flickr HERE!!

The Big Ass Indie Art Show

Sorry, no image for this one, but they are hard core recruiting for this amazing show. Great location, great town, great everything! So check it out HERE!!

Deadline to apply: Sept. 15
Show Dates: Dec. 4-5 or 5-6

If you plan on entering the show, let me know and I will add you to this post, and a link to your site!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Promos in a Snap

Some really smart ideas here! Packaging is incredibly important to your company identity. If you have a cohesive look to your tags, business cards, signs, etc, people will begin to associate you with that, and that makes your brand name a part of YOU. This person is just such an amazing designer, and I am truly not sure how many fairs she attends. But these images are so important to our shows, that I had to include them! See her on Flickr HERE!!

Kunkle Baby @ Craftin' Outlaws!

So cute! A woman after my own heart in the way of sewing baby items. Her pictures appeared on my front page when I got on Flickr today. She uses these cute, white ceramic plates, and also one of these trays that has 3 layers to it, also with coordinating plates. I believe that this look could be achieved fairly simply with plates you have already, or ones you find whilst thrifting. Not saying hers are, but you surely could.
See her lovely items here on FLICKR!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Very Own Trunk Show at the Neighborhood Co-Op

I am blessed to have the lovely opportunity to show off my goods in front of the Neighborhood Co-Op in the Murdale Shopping Center this Saturday (August 16, 2008). I will have a lot of new and wonderful items to show everyone, so I hope it turns out well! See lots of my goodies inside and out this Saturday from 10-2ish...... in the Murdale Shopping Center, off I-13 as you come from Murphysboro, IL. Hope to see you there :)

Murdale Shopping Center
1815 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 529-3533

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sculpture at the Green - Peg MacDougall - Edward Bernard GALLERY - Cape Girardeau

This message was sent to me because I am an SIUC student, and everyone is welcome to this event!!

"This will be our biggest event before the holiday shopping season.
We would love to see Carbondale/SIUC folks at our First Friday with the Arts!
Thank you.

Peg MacDougall
Edward Bernard GALLERY
107 West Drive, Suite D
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Tues-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
or Gladly By Appointment

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tanya Whelan's Grand Revival

This woman sure know how to decorate! Her lighting is excellent, that cute white iron framed bed goes so very well with the fabric she DESIGNED!!! And, she has quite an assortment of items made from her fabric to show how versatile it is. There's! Nice work, girl!! I also really like her shelving unit!! See her on Flickr HERE, and see her blog HERE

Sew Hats

Now this is a hand made item I have never featured before. This woman seems to really have so much fun with these amazingly beautiful hats. These have a life of their own, so she found a perfect way to display them without disotracting from their beauty. {on a side note...I remember a certain Project Runway U.K. Edition where they went to a horse race and had to make outfits inspired by these amazing hats.} Anyhoo! Check out these great hats HERE on her Flickr Page.

Mistletoe Magic Craft & Vendor Bazaar in Bartlett, IL {North of Chicago}

This is pretty cool! Yesterday, I received two wonderful compliments from Etsy members, and they asked me to join their lovely craft shows. One is this Mistletoe Show in Bartlett, IL. It is up near Elgin, IL.
"We are looking for some unique crafters for our event. Our event is Saturday, November 8th, called the Mistletoe Magic Craft & Vendor Bazaar. 80% are crafters and it is our 26th anniversary of our event sponsored by The Bartlett Woman's Club. Spaces are 7' x 7' and the fee is $40. We hope you will join us, check out the website for more information at and select Mistletoe Magic. The application is under the map.

Feel free to contact me, Co-Chair, CJ at 847-732-8475 or email at picc_2 [!at]"

See her Etsy Shop HERE if you want to contact her that way.
Or the Show's / Organization's Website HERE! Click on Mistletoe Magic!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I just can't help Myself! Anna Maria Horner

Today, I am featuring more quilt market images. Today's feature is the lovely Anna Maria Horner. She is a fabric designer, with lots of bold, bright colors, and also beautiful prints. I am quite lucky that I stumbled upon her images on Flickr. See her HERE.
Or website HERE!

Friday, August 8, 2008

This cool indie art show happens today or tomorrow evening. So sorry I did not post about it sooner, just found out about it today. It sure would be fun to go to St. Louie tonight though! I may try to participate or visit next year tough. Check out the website HERE!>

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

O.C. Baby

While I was searching for handmade baby displays on flickr, I found this woman's setup. I believe it was her first show, and she did quite an amazing job!!
See her on FLICKR here.