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!