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!