Friday, December 11, 2009

Wren Handmade Holiday Flier

I was so excited to receive this email today! Wren Handmade is having a Holiday Craft Sale on Sunday, Dec. 13th.

Feel free to join her! I wish I could be there :)

"Hi Friends,
I wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season! I have been busy crafting at Wren Handmade getting ready for holiday sales and updating my Etsy shop. Please take a look at my shop, I have dolls for sale as well as many stocking stuffers. There's still time to order for Christmas delivery! I'd also like to invite you to a special sale this Sunday if you are in the NYC area. It's always an amazing sale of high quality handmade goods. As always the best way to keep up with me is through my blog. Thanks so much for supporting my business this year, I look forward to coming up with new products in 2010!


For Kids Sake art show and auction-this weekend (Longbranch Coffeehouse in Carbondale, IL)

The 10th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Show, a silent auction to support schools and orphanages in Bangladesh , is being held at the Longbranch Coffeehouse. The Closing Reception is this Friday December 11 from 6pm to 8pm, which will include live entertainment and delicious hors d’oeuvres. The auction has over 140 pieces including artwork by children from Bangladesh and Southern Illinois , as well as by professional artists. The silent auction also includes products and services donated by local businesses such as weekend getaways and theatre tickets.

For Kids Sake sponsors fundraising events which support over 3,000 children in Bangladesh . 100% of all proceeds from the Art Show will benefit orphanages and schools in Bangladesh .

For more information, contact Shema Jamaluddin at (618) 529-5044 or

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hello Handmade

I am so glad that Art and Craft Fairs are becoming such a great place to shop for the holidays! It is a great time to take a few minutes and reflect back on some of 2009's events and see which fairs are good to vend at in 2010. IF you'd like to leave a comment below and share what your fave events of 2009 were, I'd love to know!

I found this lovely artist (Hello Handmade) and promotion over at Poppytalk Handmade.
"We're in a festive holiday spirit over at Hello Handmade this week! To spread the cheer we've marked our 2010 Laureled Tea Towels down to $20! We've also listed some bulk orders in quantities of 2, 5, and 10 for those of you looking to stock up on gifts for friends, teachers, and family at a further discount and with free shipping!

To top things off, we're also having a little giveaway over at Poppytalk! Simply leave a little comment with your favorite holiday tradition by 10pm pacific today (not here, over at the Poppytalk post) and a winner will be selected and announced tomorrow. We will also have another little surprise to announce tomorrow, only for Poppytalk readers, so stay tuned!

Betsy and I have re-launched some old favorites from last holiday season as well. Back by popular demand are our Woodland Snowglobe and Joyful Bells Ornament downloads, as well as our Happy New Year Bunting. We're hoping to release a few more downloads next week but our to-do lists are brimming, so we'll have to see. And for those of you thinking of purchasing the O Tannenbaum Specimen Chart, quantities are limited. Scoop one up if it's on your list, before they're all gone!

Good cheer to you!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prints Charming

Melbourne Events image found HERE.

Thanks to One Flew Over, I found out about this cool event!! The Prints Charming Market Day! This festival looks super sweet, and if attracts awesome crafters like One Flew Over, it is probably great fun :)

"So, if you are in Sydney on November 28th, you must stop in...lots of fantastic goodies from napkins to kids clothing but my favourites had to be the prints on linen."

Here is the site this event is also listed on...Prints Charming.

Also, check out Magnolia Squares. It also looks like a fun event!!!
I am super insanely excited about this picture below too! eep!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stationary Shops and Bakeries

There are a lot of really cute images of stationary shops in this slideshow. I love some of the vintage containers some of the paper goods are housed in!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bella Boutique!! eep!!

Please check this out if you are near by...

Fun, Indie Shows for YOU!!

Thank Goodness for people like "Loop+Lil"! She is very into doing really cool, really big art shows and then shares the good word to people who read her blog. She is a really great seamstress, and I found her in a slide show on Flickr!

Please take a look at her BLOG
and her Etsy SITE...
and of course, her charming website...

"After a great time last weekend at the October Market, we've jumped right into readying ourselves for the Urban Street Bazaar. Come by the Bishop Arts District this Saturday (12-8pm) and Sunday (12-4pm) and visit us, as well as over 85 other great artists. And while you're down there, bring us a burger from Hunky's too! See you there!"

" October Market at St. Thomas Aquinas in East Dallas at Mockingbird and Alderson. We're excited to be doing a show close to home after traveling this summer.

Here's the scoop from the October Market:

The October Market is a one of a kind shopping

experience featuring items such as jewelry, home

accessories, art, antiques, personalized gifts, clothing

and more. With over forty new vendors, this year's

October Market is bigger and better than ever!

So, come join us for a day of shopping, lunch at the

Mom’s CafĂ©, and photos in the Pumpkin Patch."

"If you're in the DFW area and want to beat the heat inside while doing a little shopping, check it out on Friday evening, August 21st from 5-9pm and Saturday, August 22nd from 3-7pm. I've never been to a trunk show with this much fun stuff going on. Not only are there great vendors including Harrilu and Tara to the T (who were the other two Dallas artists at Renegade LA), but there are also going to be chair massages, makeup and hair consultations (I could desperately use), and other fun stuff. "

Renegade San Francisco

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quilt Market Fall 2009 By elliebelle7620

October 2009 Art Shows Around the World

This one sounds very neat!!!
The Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair 2009 (OCT.21-25: Head there now if you are near by!)
Please visit their site for more information. It is a super cute and interactive site, and my description alone cannot do it justice!!!
The locations and dates are as follows:
Newcastle - Feb
Perth - May
Sydney - Jun
Hobart - Jun
Melbourne - Jul
Canberra - Aug
New Zealand - Sep
Brisbane - Oct
Adelaide - Nov

Since I have been slacking a bit about posting, I will now present you with some upcoming shows to finish out October...

Dates and Locations
Founded in 2000, the Toronto International Art Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

October 22-26, 2009
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West

Thursday October 22, 2009

Special Collectors' Preview
Tickets: $290.00

Opening Night Preview
Tickets: $190.00

A Benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario
For more information or to order tickets, call the Art Gallery of Ontario at 416 979 6608 or visit

Friday October 23, 12-8pm
Saturday October 24, 12-8pm
Sunday October 25, 12-6pm
Monday October 26, 12-6pm

Advance tickets available at all TicketKing outlets, by phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333, and online at Tickets will be sold at the door until one hour before close.

General admission - $18.00
Groups, Students and Seniors - $14.00
Four-day Pass - $44.00
Children under 10 - Free

ART Singapore 2009

The fair saw almost 10,000 visitors at ARTSingapore 2009, included 60 exhibitors and artists from 10 countries bringing over 600 pieces of artworks. Highlights of the fair included a never-exhibited-before collection of Singapore pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng’s works, the first ever Asia International Photography Fair, and a “New Finds” section for emerging artist and galleries.
General Public Admission
8 - 10 October : 11am - 8pm
11 October : 11am - 5pm
Sorry, this show is over for the year...

$10 per entry
$20 season ticket (unlimited enteries)
Free Admission: Children under 12 and students

Zapp Show Information (around the US)

Here are some updated show times and dates for you that like the fine arts fairs...

Many new shows have joined ZAPP™, and many show application deadlines are approaching. See what new shows you can apply to below.

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

Artisphere 2010 - Greenville, South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/22/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/7/2010 - 5/9/2010
Artisphere's goal is to make exhibiting in an outdoor setting as enjoyable an experience as possible. Artisphere is a 3 day, open-air event situated in the West End Historic District of Downtown Greenville, SC. The Festival includes a wide array of performing arts in local theaters and outdoor amphitheaters, visual art exhibits, a culinary arts cafe, a children's art activities area, and the centerpiece of the festival, the Open Air Artist Row. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River in the heart of Downtown.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2010 - 25th Annual - Fort Worth, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2010 - 4/11/2010
We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 8 - 11, 2010, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, an increased artist award program of $10,000, an art purchase program of $10,000 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. has forged new ground in terms of increased sales for artists. More corner booths (109 out of 200 spaces), more artist amenities (at-booth lunch delivery, stress-free load-in and available storage) and more “shelf-space” for artists to exhibit and showcase their work (enhanced program guide, award winning website with extensive artist presence and focused advertising strategies targeted at discriminating buyers), MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma. Note: Due to our successful sponsorship and underwriting programs, booth fees will not increase for 2009.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2010 - Atlanta, Georgia
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/16/2010 - 4/18/2010
Celebrating its 74th year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment . Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta's premiere spring festival that attracts an average of 200,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event.

Art in the Park Myrtle Beach - November 2009 - South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/25/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 11/8/2009 - 11/9/2009
Art in the Park has been going on since 1973. As a judged show It has always been in a beautiful treed park two blocks from the ocean and in the center of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Special Note, all of our jewelry and photography categories are full for this show.

Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts 2009 - Florida
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/7/2009 - 11/8/2009
23rd Annual Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts - a Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Festival

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2010 13th Annual, presented by Art Colony Association - Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/26/2010 - 3/28/2010
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event. The Festival was ranked the #3 art festival in the country in AmericanStyle Magazine's "TOP 10 Festivals" in February 2009, "Best Art Gallery in Houston" in March of 2009 by readers of and "Best Festival in Houston" in the 2008 Houston Press "Best of Houston" magazine. Nestled in Houston’s most prestigious park, the Festival is conveniently located five miles from Downtown, two miles from the famous Galleria area and neighbors alongside the elegant residential communities of River Oaks, and Memorial. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is an art lover's delight.

New Waves: Juried Museum Exhibition at Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2010 - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/5/2010 - 3/28/2010
New Waves 2010, CAC's annual, juried exhibition, features work in various media by Virginia artists. “New Waves” promotes emerging artists while providing an excellent opportunity to purchase art. This year's exhibition has a special emphasis on art that contains narrative elements or somehow tells a story.

ArtAwards 2010 Art & Fine Craft Show Va Beach - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 1/30/2010 - 1/31/2010
ArtAwards 2010 is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show - conceived and produced by artists who were seeking several winter mid-Atlantic venues. The January event is at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center and will feature a heavy-duty promotional effort aimed at art buyers in the surrounding affluent areas (not the tourist audience, paid attendance). The show is recruiting professionals with many years of show experience for staff and will be run by artists who understand how such a show needs to be done. The show emphasizes awards won as a marketing technique to entice art buyers as well as high caliber artists (there is no minimum number of awards for acceptance). About 100 Exhibitors in many categories, 100% indoors at a state-of-the-art facility. Basic 10x10 booth is $295.

Salida Holiday Gift Market 2009 - Salida, Colorado
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/28/2009 - 11/28/2009
"The Holiday Art Spirit" is the theme of this exciting new show that follows the Salida Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and parade to Tenderfoot Mountain. Festivities are in the air after the parade and we are planning a splendid launch to follow our successful first fine arts festival in August.
The event will be inside the new Salida SteamPlant Theater and Event Center located on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown historic Salida at the foot of Tenderfoot Mountain, in the Ballroom, the Annex and the Theater Lobby, all easily accessible. This small but very special show of juried fine artists and crafters will be the draw for Chaffee County and visiting Thanksgiving weekend guests. Generous holiday decorations will enhance the Artists' booths and the festive mood of gift seekers. The outdoor Plaza in front of the complex, which faces the river, will feature a warming tent for holiday musicians and hot delicious beverages and goodies.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Mid-Atlantic
DEADLINE: 10/31/2009
Jury Fee: $45.00
Find the customers you need next Spring at Sugarloaf’s six established shows in major metropolitan markets. All of these established shows continue to deliver sales year after year! Apply to as many Spring 2010 Sugarloaf shows as you’d like for only one jury fee!
* Chantilly, VA (Washington DC suburbs), 12th year, January 29, 30, 31, 2010
* Somerset, NJ (Central NJ area), 17th year, March 12, 13, 14, 2010
* Oaks, PA (Philadelphia area), 2nd year, March 19, 20, 21, 2010
* Hartford, CT (State Capital), 7th year, March 26, 27, 28, 2010
* Gaithersburg, MD (Washington DC suburbs), 35th year, April 9, 10, 11, 2010
* Timonium, MD (Baltimore, MD area), 32nd year, April 16, 17, 18, 2010
Booth space costs range from $295 for a 15’ x 8’ outdoor space in Gaithersburg to $595 for a 10’x10’ indoor space in Chantilly. Don’t miss your chance to become part of these established shows.

New Events

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival - 22nd Annual Spring Show - 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
OPEN DATE: 9/23/2009
DEADLINE: 11/05/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/12/2009-3/14/2009
New Mexico’s premiere art event of the year, the 22nd Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival’s Spring Show, will be taking place March 12-14, 2010 at the Lujan Exhibit Complex, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Featuring 175 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country, live entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, food sampling, the Kids’ Creation Station™ and much more, this delightful show is a great way to celebrate spring in New Mexico. It was recognized by the New Mexico Department of Tourism as one of the state’s top 10 attractions, by Rand McNally as one of the ‘Best Fests’ and by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top 100 art shows in the current ‘200 Best’ issue.

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff 2010 - St. Joseph, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 10/17/2009
DEADLINE: 1/14/2010
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/10/2010 - 7/11/2010
Apply to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff where estimated crowds of 70,000 converge annually on this beautiful resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan. The art fair is in downtown Lake Bluff Park overlooking Lake Michigan. Our mission is “Bringing People and Art Together.” Our goals include:
Providing high quality art to the Midwest,
Providing a nurturing environment for the artists,
To be considered one of the best fine-art-fine craft fairs in the country and
To provide jurying by judges who are “experts in their fields.”
The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the largest fund raiser for the Krasl Art Center's general education programs and exhibitions.
Once a “clothesline art fair” in the early 1960s, Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff has become a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed event by artists, experts and patrons. The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff continues to attract high-quality artists.

Utah Arts Festival 2010 - Salt Lake City, Utah
OPEN DATE: 10/20/2009
DEADLINE: 3/8/2010
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/24/2010 - 6/27/2010
The 34th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 24 – 27, 2010 at the new Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 140 visual artists from across the country are juried in to participate in our Artists Marketplace. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kick off the summer in Utah each June. More than 80,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, a film program, children’s art and culinary arts.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lots of Events in Southern Illinois this Weekend!!!

This weekend is full of really fun events. They include...

** Vulture Fest in Makanda, IL (Saturday Oct. 17th and Sunday Oct. 18th from about 10-6pm). There will be live music, beautiful handmade art and crafts, and also

Williamson County Pavillion in Marion, IL. There will be crafts and flea market and garage sale vending.

Sam's Parking Lot in Marion, IL. Look for lots of flea market and garage sale vending!!! Big Yard Sale & Flea Market (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Marion, IL - Rain date October 24 - For a nominal fee, rent the area of two parking spaces. Sell your crafts, extra inventory or clutter. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sam's CLub Parking Lot, 2709 Walton Way. Family & Community Org. $25.00; Businesses--$40.00.

Next weekend, is the SIUC Welcome Weekend Craft Show at SIUC.
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
Student Center, Hall of Fame
Each year the SIUC Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the Southern Illinois community take part in many campus events.

And in the future, here is another event:
Giant Flea Market or

Open Date:
Sat, December 05, 2009
Close Date:
Sun, December 06, 2009
Features exhibitors displaying and selling all types of items including collectibles. Held on the first Sunday of the month April to October.

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Gate Admission, Handicapped Access, Public Transportation
Giant Flea Market
Duquoin State Fairgrounds
655 Executive Drive (Route 51 South)
Duquoin, IL 62832
Admission Fee
Phone Number:
(217) 529-6939

Other events:
*Carterville Pumpkin Path (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

Carterville Pumpkin Path-Downtown Carterville is Spooktacular. Downtown businesses hand out free candy to children and decorate their storefronts as haunted houses. Grab the kids and take part in the Halloween parade and costume contests.

I will keep you updated as to more events too! Finally some fun things to do before it geets to be freezing every day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3 Shows at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Visit the Site HERE...

Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales here at the SIUC Student Center in the Hall of Fame Area: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community come together at these events to sell their handmade wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public.

To become a vendor, first read our Guidelines and Regulations below, and then contact us by phone, in person, by email, or by letter.
Craft Shop Craft Sales 2008-2009 Brochure

Holiday Craft Sale: Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009

Valentines Craft Sale: (Not this year!! Resumes in 2011. Sorry!! This is usually a really good one!!)

Family Weekend Craft Sale: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dates and Descriptions of Sales 2009-2010
Family Weekend Craft Sale

* Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* Each year the SIUC Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the Southern Illinois community take part in many campus events.

Holiday Craft Sale

* Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame (1st Floor) & International Lounge (2nd Floor)
* Our annual Holiday Craft Sale is a major event featuring more than 75 craftspeople. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Southern Illinois community shop for holiday decorations, gifts, and unique items.

Valentine’s Day Craft Sale

* Will not be held in 2010. The Valentine's Day Craft Sale will return February 14, 2011.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* The Valentine’s Day Craft Sale fits the bill for those last minute shoppers searching for the perfect gift for that someone special. Everyone from SIUC faculty, staff, and students to the local community shops at this special one day sale.

Guidelines and Regulations

All art and craft items must be original work. No commercially obtained items, imports, food, literature, books, or magazines, etc., can be sold. Vendors must submit a photograph that represents their work. Photos may be emailed to Additional photos may be needed if there is a change in the craft sale items or at the request of the Craft Shop Coordinator. Vendors will be asked to remove items from their tables which do not fit these criteria.

All crafts will be prejudged for compliance to guidelines, quality, and excessive repetition by vendors

Limited space is available. Vendors may request locations, but final allocations of space will be determined by the Craft Shop Coordinator to preserve consistency, variety, and quality.

Large fixtures for vending areas may be brought in to location the night before the Holiday sale. Please contact the Craft Shop to make arrangements.

Set-up time is two hours before the start of the sale. No early set-ups will be allowed.

Vendors are responsible for collecting their profits. The Craft Shop is not responsible for any checks accepted.

No refunds will be given unless the sale is canceled by the Craft Shop.

Tables and rented space may not be sub-leased, traded, or given to other vendors.

Vendors are responsible for lighting and extension cords.

Booth spaces have an 8ft frontage and are approximately 6ft from front to back. Tables are approximately 8’x 30” wide. Tables and chairs are provided. If vendors choose to provide their own set-up, they must comply with the space requirements. A map of craft table locations is available at the Craft Shop.

No late applications will be accepted (see application forms for deadlines).

Failure to comply with any of the above guidelines and regulations will result in a forfeiture of privileges to participate in the sale.

Premium and front row area will be reserved for vendors with 10 years of Holiday Sale.
Previous Craft Sales

Over the past 30 years, we have been very fortunate with the quality and professionalism of our vendors, and the over all turnout of the sales.

All craft sales will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Center in the Hall of Fame area, located at the south end of the building. Additional space will be available in the International Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, for the Holiday Craft Sale. Locations may be changed at the discretion of the Craft Shop.
Loading and Setup

The loading dock, located at the south end of the Student Center, is available for brief periods to vendors. Please limit parking in this area to loading and unloading items.
Application Procedures and Fees

Please use the application form attached that corresponds to the sale in which you wish to participate. Separate application forms must be completed for each sale.

Please submit a photograph of all work to be sold along with application. The photograph should represent the items that vendor will be selling.

Make all checks payable to SIUC.

Mail applications with payment to:
Craft Shop
Student Center - Mail Code 4407
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

To make campus parking more convenient during University operating hours, we encourage the use of free parking in Lot 56 south of the Arena. This will allow more customers easy access to the craft sales.

We will, however, continue to offer parking permits. Vendors using the permit must park in the lot directly across from the Student Center. You may pick up your permit upon arrival, on the day of the sale.

Please request a parking permit on the Craft Sale Application. The deadline for purchasing a parking permit is the Monday prior to the sale. Please make your check payable to SIUC in the amount of $4.00 per day, excluding Saturdays.
Overnight Security and Liability

Overnight security is provided for the Holiday Craft Sale only. All items must be removed each night for other sales.

Vendors exhibit their work at their own risk. The Student Center Craft Shop is not responsible for lost or damaged merchandise.
Local Accommodations

Many hotels and restaurants are located within a five mile radius of campus. Further information is available upon request.

Promotion includes advertisements in campus and local newspapers, as well as distribution of Craft Sale flyers and press releases to all local media.

If you have questions or require additional information not found in this brochure, please visit our website at:, contact Ron Dunkel by e-mail (, or phone 618-453-3636 or 618-453-5209.

Renegade Holiday Applications Due Friday!!!

To visit their site for more info...CLICK HERE!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vulture Fest 2009 and Art Around the Square (Carbondale, IL)

Tonight was the Carbondale Downtown Art and Wine Festival. It was nice to vend at, and the weather was absolutely amazing!!! Please visit the DAWF Website for more info...

Next weekend (October 9), is the Art Around the Square, where local businesses in the downtown area feature artists from all over the country in their shops. Many times, the artists may even begin selling their work from the shop after the event too. Please visit The Art Around the Square Website for more info. Stop into Dayshift if you have a chance to see two really great artists!! (Carbondale, IL)

Then, the following weekend (October 17-18) is Vulture Fest!! I will be there shopping and possibly vending. The boardwalk is a fun place to visit and there will be lots of art, crafts, and music. Some good food (especially the candied almonds and pecans...yum!!) Dayshift will be vending there too. (Makanda, IL)

Tis the season to be creative and make, sew, craft, whatever you fancy!! The nice cooler weather (at least in the Midwest) inspires more people to get put in their communities and enjoy local art and other fun activities. The holidays are fast approaching, so stock up your Etsy shops and be prepared this year!!

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Home Ec.

Sew Darn Jenny can be found HERE. Her new brick n mortar shop is so freakin adorable. I love it!!! She is the author of Sew Darn Cute, a book you really need to check out!!

Her shop is just adorable :)

Our doors are open...come visit!

Home Ec. Silverlake
3815 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

Tue-Fri 12-7pm
Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 11am-6pm
closed Mondays

Friday, SEPTEMBER 4, 7-10pm

Thursday, September 24, 2009

StoneMountain & Daughter Fabric Shop in Berkley, CA

This craft-friendly, fabric-friendly shop is so fun!! It looks like this shop is their only one. They have a really nice selection of unique materials and notions too!! See their website HERE.

As for craft shows in Berkley, I found this info:

Maven: Urban Design + Craft Fair
Read more on Craft: blog here...
1700 Dwight Way
(between Mcgee Ave & Roosevelt Ave)
Berkeley, CA 94703
(415) 710-4726

"The idea for Maven: Urban Design + Craft Fair was born from the final project in Adjowah Brodie's graphic design class at San Francisco City College. The professor asked the class to design a two color poster that captured the essence of a place or event, and Adjowah, an Oakland based jewelry designer, made a poster for the fictitious Women of Color Crafts Fair. She loved her poster so much she wanted the fair to be real. Although she has decided not to continue with her studies in the Graphics field, Adjowah was able to make the craft fair a reality.

Maven: Urban Design + Craft Fair is an indie boutique style craft fair featuring the Bay Area's most exquisitely skilled and ultra crafty women artisans. Held the second Saturday of every month, the next event takes place on October 14th from noon - 5p.m., at the corner of Dwight and McGee in Berkeley, California. Maven is a Hebrew word, which, loosely translated, means "One who is skilled in any field". Adjowah chose the name because she felt it best described both herself and the artists she'd met over the years at various fairs & festivals. "Off the top of my head I can name a local Soap Maven, a Felt Maven, even a Paper Jewelry Maven." Adjowah describes her customers as mavens, too. "When you shop this fair, you officially become a Shopping Maven, because you will be choosing from an eclectic assortment of gifts you just can't find anywhere else. You'll be an exceptionally gifted giver."

The Maven Craft Fair seeks to promote the businesses of all women, with a special emphasis on women of color in the arts/crafts/handmade/D.I.Y. communities. The Maven Craft Fair presents the best of the best, with a strong commitment to locally handmade arts, crafts, goods and services. Although Adjowah has gracefully exited the world of graphics, she is enthusiastic about her new project and looks forward to seeing it grow. "There's nothing else like it in the East Bay." she explains. "I know a lot of great women crafty types and I already have a waiting list for the November show. There is a need for this kind of marketplace, and I'm glad to be a part of it".

Monday, September 21, 2009

Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Show Dec. 2009

" Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Show
Saturday, Dec 12 10:00a to 5:00p
at Siesta Key Village, Sarasota, FL

The 31st Annual Siesta Fiesta returns to its original date this year on April 25 – 26, 2009.

The 31st Annual Siesta Fiesta returns to its original date this year on April 25 – 26, 2009. Admission is free and open to the public.

This two-day event brings together a variety of talented artists and crafters with all original work that is handmade in America"

Here is their website:

And below is info on another show...

"10th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27, 2009

Show Hours: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free, no gate.
Osceola Blvd. in Stuart, Fl.
Stuart is located on the banks of the St. Lucie River and downtown Stuart brims with activity daily. With over 70 gift shops, restaurants and clothing stores, downtown Stuart is certainly the place to enjoy beautiful fine craft and the Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is the perfect location! From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from over 100 fine crafters, your visit to downtown Stuart is promised to be a feast for the senses. See you there!

Mankind Magazine

This is a fun idea...
Why not make a PDF magazine featuring your own work, or the pretty things made by friends or other people you admire. This site sells digital copies of their magazine. Not sure the exact amount, but if you are familiar with Photoshop and Adobe InDesign or Frontpage, this is a really innovative idea. Word may even do nicely, just give it a try!! You could also use this same idea for family albums to give as gifts this holiday season...

To check out the Mankind Magazine, click HERE. Their website is AWESOME!! and contains a bunch of fun links to other cool sites.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Please please do not forget to save next weekend to visit Strange Folk Festival!!! This show was great fun last year, so I know you will enjoy it if you love crafts!!

See their website HERE

Earth Cadets

Today I am featuring this amazing booth setup from Earth Cadets!! Their booth is so homey and filled with spectacular goodies...
I am in total awe of her super cute booth!!! I love the Papisan chair in the front too. Many of her items are for home, are bags, or are tshirts it looks like.

Please see her on Flickr HERE
and See their super cute website HERE...
ALL IMAGES (c) of Earth Cadets 2009

21st Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair (Springfield, IL)

Today and tomorrow visit the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair. It is super nice and very great for vendors too!.
Saturday Sept. 19 : 10-5
Sunday Sept. 20 : 10-4

This is definitely not a show to miss!

Located in Springfield, IL
700 N. 4th Street
(217) 523-2631

5 Blocks North of Jefferson Street

On September 19 and 20, 2009, the Springfield Art Association will host its 21st Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair. A family-friendly community event, the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair provides a park-like setting in downtown Springfield for juried fine art and craft artists from around the nation to display and sell their original works of art.
Annually, the Fine Art Fair attracts more than 5,000 people to the historic grounds of Edwards Place to enjoy a free weekend of art and entertainment."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Zapp Show Information

Craft Fair Season is in full swing! Take advantage of the nicer, cooler weather...

Many new shows have joined ZAPP™, and many show application deadlines are approaching. See what new shows you can apply to below.

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

MusicArte de Fort Worth 2009 - Fort Worth, Texas
DEADLINE: 9/9/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 10/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
MusicArte de Fort Worth - A Celebration of the Americas is a two-day fall arts and music festival celebrating Latin cultures, taking place in beautiful Downtown Fort Worth along storied Main Street. As its name implies, art will be a major component of this event, with 100 juried artists. It is produced by the organizers of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival for the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, with all proceeds funding scholarships.

ArtiGras 2010 - Jupiter, Florida
DEADLINE: 9/11/2009
Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 2/13/2010 - 2/15/2010
Celebrating 25 years, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival has grown from a small, local art show to a nationally recognized fine arts festival attracting more than 150,000 art lovers and collectors. ArtiGras will be held President’s Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2010 at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, Florida. Produced by the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, ArtiGras was recently named one of the top 50 fine art festivals in the country and features 300 juried artists along with artist demonstrations, Youth Art Competition, ArtiKids children’s interactive activity area, Celebrity Art Auction, entertainment and more.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art - Miami 2010 - Coral Gables, Florida
DEADLINE: 9/11/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 1/9/2010 - 1/10/2010
Consistently on the Sunshine Artist and Larry Harris lists of the nation's best art shows, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art is an outstanding show for approximately 200 juried exhibitors. It attracts over 100,000 patrons and is held on the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Winterfest Arts and Crafts Festival 2009 - Center for the Arts Evergreen - Evergreen, Colorado
DEADLINE: 9/14/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/14/2009 - 11/14/2009
The Winterfest Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival nestled in the lovely mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado. Winterfest is a 30 year tradition and it takes place at Evergreen High School.
Winterfest has approximately 100 artists with over 2,000 attendees during the one day event.
Center for the Arts Evergreen and the town of Evergreen provide support for the wonderful two day event. Volunteers and board members contribute many hours to make Winterfest one of the outstanding fine arts and craft shows in Colorado.
All proceeds earned during Winterfest are given back to the mountain community in the form of grants and donations to various artistic, musical, and theatrical groups. In addition, funds are used to support the "Arts in the School Grant Program".

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival 2009 - La Jolla, California
DEADLINE: 9/15/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/10/2009 - 10/11/2009
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, a premier fundraising and community event, will be held in the Village of La Jolla on upper Girard Avenue the weekend of October 10 and 11, 2009 from 9am to 5pm. This unique two-day festival will showcase outstanding artists from Southern California and Northern Baja and will feature performances by local singers and interpretive dancers, a silent auction, a wine and beer garden, and a children's art center.

Boca Raton Fine Art Show 2010 (Hot Works, LLC - Patty Narozny, Show Director) - Boca Raton, Florida
DEADLINE: 9/15/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 1/2/2010 - 1/3/2010
The Boca Raton Fine Art Show brings quality art to the area. The event is held 100% outdoors at Royal Palm Place with high visibility from Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida. Royal Palm Place is a mixture of international restaurants, boutiques, salons, offices, services, entertainment & 185 luxury rental residencies. This site attracts hundreds of thousands of people annually to events and celebrations. Royal Palm Place is owned and operated by Investments Limited, one of the country’s premier real estate investment, ownership, development, operations, management, and leasing organizations. It owns a geographically diversified portfolio of commercial properties as well as residential communities. The creation of quality shopping destinations and places in which to live and work throughout South Florida have become synonymous with Investments Limited and the Batmasian legacy.
The Boca Raton Fine Art Show focuses solely on the visual arts. While music and food are a part of the experience, they are not permitted to intrude in the relationship between artist and patron. This is a quality juried art show, juried by art professionals, with about 150 of the nation’s finest artists.
Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. We focus on high quality art work. We don’t work at attracting 500,000 bodies to the event. Instead, our mission is to bring 45,000 to 50,000 serious art shoppers with the means to purchase art and other items that they appreciate.

ArtFest Fort Myers 2010 - Fort Myers, Florida
DEADLINE: 9/16/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/6/2010 - 2/7/2010
ArtFest Fort Myers, held the first weekend in February, is one of Southwest Florida’s premier juried fine art festivals. Art lovers and collectors join forces along the downtown riverfront, to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of 200 fabulous professional artists from across the country. This two-day community event draws approximately 60,000 art patrons, and focuses on providing an unparalleled art experience to our tri-county residents and winter visitors. Extensive and effective advertising, great artist amenities, artist friendly layout, and education outreach combine with an enthusiastic public to make this show a stand out!

Coconut Grove Arts Festival ® 2010 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida - Coconut Grove, Florida
DEADLINE: 9/17/2009
Jury Fee: $55.00
Event Dates: 2/13/2010 - 2/15/2010
The Festival is held annually in the streets of Coconut Grove, Florida, a charming village within the City of Miami. We invite you to apply to our Festival, one of the most prestigious outdoor festivals in the United States.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is presented by the Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit organization with a full-time professional staff, Board of Directors and more than 600 community volunteers. With over 150,000 visitors, proceeds from the event provide funding for educational and community programs, including a Building Fund for a permanent Arts Center in Coconut Grove.

New Events

RiverSpan Sculpture Exhibition and Sale 2010 - Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky
OPEN DATE: 9/8/2009
DEADLINE: 12/7/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/18/2010 - 6/20/2010
The 2010 RiverSpan Sculpture Exhibition and Sale is the most unique “sculpture only” event in North America. RiverSpan is an annual, juried, fine art sales event designed exclusively for the promotion of three-dimensional art in a broad spectrum of style and media. RiverSpan is held each June on the fully tented, deck of a 138 year old, historic, steel trestle spanning the Ohio River between the Newport, Kentucky entertainment district and downtown Cincinnati, Ohio's riverfront park. 2010 marks the third year for RiverSpan. Eighty sculptors could be juried into the event each year from an international pool of applicants. RiverSpan is designed to become the premiere independent sculptural event in North America and the reviews from the 2008 and 2009 exhibitors indicate we are right on track. Register today for RiverSpan 2010.

HeartFest 'A Fine Art Show' 2010 - West Des Moines, Iowa
OPEN DATE: 9/9/2009
DEADLINE: 12/1/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 2/6/2010 - 2/7/2010
You are cordially invited to submit an application to exhibit at the fifth annual HeartFest ‘A Fine Art Show’ at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. Organized and promoted by Stookey Companies, this juried event is a partner show to ArtFest Midwest ‘The Other Art Show’. ArtFest Midwest is an annual June show which is held the same weekend as the downtown art show. HeartFest will offer a fine-art venue for Valentine’s Day gift giving—handmade one-of-a-kind pieces. Valley West Mall is located in the western upscale suburb of West Des Moines and is newly-renovated. It is located just off the Des Moines freeway, I-235; and its anchors are Von Maur, Younkers and JC Penney. (
Stookey Companies is a family-owned, Iowa-based business that has specialized in organizing Fine Art, Craft and Antique shows for over 15 years.

Posters on The Hill

Just received information about this:

Each year, an event called “Posters on the Hill,” organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research, allows sixty competitively selected posters of undergraduate research projects to be displayed on the U.S. Capitol during a late afternoon reception. In the morning of the same day, there is an orientation session, followed by visits from students and their faculty mentors to their Representatives and Senators' offices. This event will occur in the Spring of 2010 and applications are currently being accepted until November 10, 2009. I strongly encourage SIUC students involved in undergraduate research to apply. Please see the following website for more information and their application portal -

I attended the event this past May with the SIUC zoology student who was selected, Andrew Dennhardt, and I would be happy to help with the application process or with any questions you may have.

Meg Zimlich Martin

Research Project Specialist & Director of REACH

Office of Research Development and Administration

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Woody Hall C-213

900 South Normal Street, Mail Code 4709

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

(618) 453-4538

(618) 453-8038 fax

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Sudio on 6th in Springfield, IL News Updates

This is a cute little shop in Springfield, IL (my hometown) that is sort of like an artists' Co-Op. They feature lots of fun items from local artists. They have been there quite a while too.... See their website HERE.

Springfield, IL Upcoming Events:

The Route 66 Festival begins Friday, September 25 and runs thru 27. Come for the car show, music
and other entertainment. For further info check out

The kids are back in school which means fall is around the corner. Our artists are beginning to bring
fall themed and color items. Everything from jewelry to clothes for your new fall wardrobe to flower
arrangements are being brought in.

There are only 2 events left this year. has information on these events.

Check for other events.

We are open Monday through Fri from 10:00-5:30.
We are open Saturday from 10:00-5:00.

215 S. 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217 522-8006
It”s a groovy thing!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Newest Local Shop Love : Dayshift!!

So, my friend Mary opened a shop here in Carbondale. It consists of handmade goodies and some vintage stuff too. My friend Mary has an etsy shop called inblue. Please take a look at her goodies and the new blog I have put together for the shop...

If you are in Southern Illinois, you know this is the newest, coolest, and ONLY Handmade Boutique in the area. Definitely worth taking a look...

Check out the Blog HERE.

Austin, TX Renegade Handmade Premier (September 6th)

I am quoting from this fun blog HERE

Please visit Model Citizen Here. She will be there!!

"On Sunday, September 6th The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting the Austin premier of Handmade Nation! A documentary about the craft movement in America by Faythe Levine. If you read my blog I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you are crafty - or a crafty connoisseur - ergo you must go to the premier. It's mandatory.
Faythe has been traveling all over - premiering her documentary 1 city at a time & I've been eagerly awaiting it's arrival to the Lone Star State! So you can only imagine how thrilled I was to be asked to come and sell Model Citizen Clothing @ the premier! I've got some new stuff that isn't available in the shop yet! Ooh Aah! Other crafty Austinites will be there too - such as Sublime Stitching, Naughty Secretary Club, Made With Sweet Love, Ramonster, One Creative Girl, Pommes Frites & More! Come out, shop, see the film, check out some awesome demo's by Yudu, Wondercraft & Rachel Hobson! It's guaranteed to be an inspiring day! Tickets are still available through the Alamo Drafthouse!"

Le Dressing Room in Paris!!

Oh this shop is adorable. The girly pink sets the mood, and their mascot is a French Bulldog!! Too cute. See more about the shop on Myspace Here.