Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"We are asking out members and friends to donate a handmade bow ties to be auctioned off at the ACS Pink and Black Tie Gala on May 7th 2009.
Want to help? Download the David Bow Tie pattern Sew it up in pink and/or black fabric and send it to us here at BurdaStyle by May 4th 2009."
merry christmas, and once all the glitz and glam of the holiday season is over - remember that you can stretch the "giving" all year round - it's called karma, loves!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It's that time of the year when most of us with art/craft businesses are wound down - taking a break from a (hopefully) busy holiday season. Here is a great, short, motivational podcast from Alyson B. Stanfield, author of the Art Biz Blog, on how best to utilize this down time and prepare for success in the new year.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I found this tutorial and thought it was so simple and beautiful, it needs to be shared. I love recycling/upcycling and the lovely shapes of the ornaments are great. I know you wouldn't have to stick with leaf shapes but it's just a bit of creative fodder to get those juices flowing!
Aluminum Can Ornaments from Little House in the Suburbs
Sunday, December 14, 2008
A *Huge Handmade Holiday Thanks* to our participating crafters and designers, the folks at the Visual Art Center of Richmond for providing such a wonderful venue & for putting on a great party on Friday, our super awesome volunteers, the members of the Richmond Craft Mafia for all your hard work - and, of course, everyone who came out to show their support for our local craft scene here in Richmond.
Here's a few photos from Handmade Holiday on Friday and Saturday. If you missed it you can still do some shopping with our crafters and designers online - checkout www.richmondhandmadeholiday.com for interviews and links to everyone's websites or Etsy.com shops.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Psst, since you are a friend of the Richmond Craft Mafia, we wanted to let you in on an insider tip:
at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
on Friday, December 12th from 7 - 10 pm for a steal of a price!
Inside you will find wine, cheese, appetizers, music and most importantly: FIRST DIBS on the handmade goods. Tickets Sales for the Preview Party benefit the Visual Art Center of Richmond :)
Monday, December 08, 2008
Yuletide Greeting and Happy New Year Cards/Oversized Gift Tags from Ernst and Thistle.
Aren't these just excellent? I love the idea of using them for holiday cards instead of picking out the least offensive box of cards at Target.
I also adore this little baby jar pincushion from Hersey is my Baby:
I'm not much of a sewer, but it'd be a cute place to keep the spare buttons that come with new clothes.
I'm always looking for funny odds and ends to go in my husbands stocking, and these buttons from Phil Barbato are freaking awesome:
And seriously, who wouldn't want a cool t-shirt from Popidiot? An idiot, that's who wouldn't.
(hey...I think I know that guy!)
And OMG. Hamster! Nugget! from oelle m.
What are you looking forward to checking out?
Originally Posted by Adrien at www.richmondhandmadeholiday.com
Hey all! Thanks to everyone who made the opening of the Fawn Shop just fabulous. It was a great crowd. Don't forget that the shop will be open this week for a limited time. Stop by and say hi!
ALSO, this weekend is the Handmade Holiday! Woo! If you haven't been reading our HH blog, please check it out: http://www.richmondhandmadeholiday.com/
You'll find vendor information, artist interviews and more. Get to reading!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Richmond Magazine also has a brand new shopping blog and it has Richmond Craft Mafia all over it! Page down for an article about an Erin Taylor Designs trunk show and another about the Fawn Shop. (We'll see you there, yes?)
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
- opening night: Friday, Dec 5, 11am-10pm
- Saturday, Dec 6, 2-5pm
- Sunday, Dec 7, closed
- Monday, Dec 8-Friday Dec 12 11am-7pm
- Saturday, December 13, 11am-5pm