Monday, October 31, 2011

no tricks, just treats!

This savvy shopper (and one of my biggest fans!) snapped up this most unusual OneWomanStudio tote bag at the recent Hall-Dale Art and Craft Show in Farmingdale, ME. The tote is fashioned from a SolidGold dog food bag which appears to be made of a reflective type of material. I think it would make a great trick-or-treat bag!

Joyce is also sporting a gorgeous strand of chunky amber from local jeweler Laurie LaBar of Spirit House Jewelry - my very entertaining and delightfully irreverent neighbor at the show!

But wait! That's not all!
Later that afternoon Joyce was lucky enough to be holding the winning raffle ticket and scored one of my Alpaca totes as well! Woo-hoo!

But was it luck or was it karma? You see, Joyce co-owns McKenney Tree and Landscaping in Richmond, ME, which earlier in the week had donated their services to hang a banner over Main St. advertising this very craft show!

Yup. See how that works ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

'tis (almost) the season


It's that time of the year! Time to browse for that perfect little something for that someone special. While this would be a nice thing to do ANY time of year, the 'holiday season' is the most traditional - and let's face it, the most commercialized - gift-giving season.

But to help you cut down on (and hopefully eliminate) those invariably stress inducing and wallet emptying last minute shopping trips (to stores I would rather not mention...), I have compiled a list of high quality, fun, and most importantly - LOCAL - sources of high quality, fun, and yes - LOCAL - gifts! Collectively, these sources are know as: CRAFT SHOWS!

Check out my 2011 Holiday Show Schedule for a list of shows which feature the best of the best in locally made art and fine craft.

Have fun! And please shop responsibly ;)