Thursday, June 24, 2010

July First Friday Indie Market-July 2nd

Come out to the July Indie Market!

2010 Summer Solstice

Yesterday I was a vendor at the 2010 Summer Solstice bazaar and festival in Greensboro, NC. I had never been to the festival and I had no idea what to expect, but it was awesome-except for the 90+ degree heat and the fact that I had disappointing sales, but the festival itself was cool. There were fairies, goddesses, woodland sprites, butterflies, and so much whimsical goodness in one place! And it took place in the Greensboro Arboretum-a rather fitting place, i think.

These are my pics, but there are some super awesome, professional pics of this event by a guy named Joe that you can see here. They really are awesome, mine don't even compare, lol.

They have beautiful flowers...
And this is my most favorite flower ever...the hydrangea.
Booth Pics

Do you like my curtains? I love them!
I'm so proud of this jewelry display. I made it all by myself! I just love it.
Check my Superfly shades. And my shrug kept falling down...not that I actually needed one in 90+ degree heat but I was trying to cover my super ripped *not, lol* arms.
My butterfly bling shoe clips.
My beau, Rob. aka Mr. SuperFly.
There was music....
And dancing...
And more dancing....
You could get a Henna tat or get your fortune told....
And there was shopping....
Really...What would you expect a fairy to shop for?
Tie-dyed from head to toe is always fun.
I almost went into overload when I saw this huge tub filled with jewelry grab bags for only $3 each at Thrill of the Hunt's booth! I so had to restrain myself from buying the whole thing!!!
Here is Fairie Central. I just love the bunch of hydrangeas on their table!
Fairy Photos
See the girl in the orange and yellow? Her 'costume' is actually body paint. So awesome!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fantastic Giveaway!!!

Check out this awesomeness!! There are no words to describe this great giveaway from Denise Yezbak Moore. Feast your eyes on this 7 1/2 pounds of beading goodness! I know, shut up!!! I mean, even if you don't bead, this is an excellent opportunity to start. You still can't believe it, right? See for yourself here on her blog. And if you happen to be the lucky winner, feel free to share some 'o this awesomeness with me. ;>)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Help!...The Name Game

Hey, hey, guys and girls out there, I need your help...

I am thinking of starting a local jewelry making group that meets at least once a month. We will learn from each other and, of course, socialize! It is my hope that we will have people with varying interests and different skills so that we can teach one another and just have fun. This is where you come in, I need help coming up with a super cool, catchy name for the group. I have a few ideas, but want to see what you come up with. And to reward participation, I'll give one lucky participant a prize.

The lowdown: 
  • Post a comment with the name that you think I should call the group. Earns you one entry.
  • Then, become a fan on Facebook. Earns you another entry.
  • And, become a follower on Twitter. Earns you another entry.
  • There must be at least five participants in this challenge, so, tell all your friends.
So, you can earn up to three entries! I need this fast so this will be a quickie challenge. The winner will get a $10 gift certificate to my shop for what-eva your little 'ole heart desires! Challenge closes on Monday, 6/21 at midnight. Good luck!

Monday, June 14, 2010

First Friday Indie Market-June Pics

So here are some pics from the June Indie Market. These are only a few on the fabulous vendors that were at the market. There was so much handmade goodness going on at the market that I couldn't get everyone because I was trying to not stray too far from my booth, lol. Hopefully next time I can make full rounds. But check out all the fabulousness that I did get!

This is our Indie Market banner featuring our one-eyed monster mascot...And he can knit. How cool is that?

My space...I need ideas. Help!

More of my space...see that cute owl necklace? I just love it!
Donna of Donna's Delights. Handmade soap and smell good items...

Justiann of Witch Hazel Handmades and Mandy of Purple Hook shooting the breeze 'till customers show up.
Traci (TBS Creations) strikin' a pose for the cam. Work it girl!

Fun times at The Gnome Shack. Be the envy of all your friends-get your pic taken as a giant gnome. Who could resist...Not many, i tell ya.

More Gnome Shack goodness...This is Simone. Gnome maker extraordinaire. She makes these little guys all from scratch. And she makes enamel jewelry too.

Chris from Ikow Designs peddlin' her wares. And doing an awesome job of it!

And one 'o the highlights of my evening was meeting this little gal. Sasquatch is her name (seriously, lol), but she goes by Sassy for short. : )

What a sassy girl! Here Sassy is modeling with her Barney and pink flower hair bow. Traci 'aint got nothing on you girlfriend (see above pic). Don't you just love it?!!

More happenings at The Gnome Shack..even the wee ones love a super cute gnome!
Oh, and our entertainment guy in the background...Who doesn't love a good serenade?

Mandy of Purple Hook. There sure was a whole lot 'o posing going on at this market! : ) She makes baby blankets, bags, scarves, hats, and all kinds of crocheted goodness.

Mandy also makes these super cute crocheted butterflies. Love 'em! Just think of the possibilities...embellishments for bags and hair accessories, magnets....what can you think of? So much cuddly goodness at one market!

Felted soap from from LuLu Lathers. Don't you just love the name? :>) Great soap to put to work in the shower or super pretty just to sit around and smell good. I'm also digging the aqua tiger print tablecloth. For real!

Meet the super talented Rahman. He draws the most unbelievable carciatures. He's from Baghdad and has come to live in the United States, right here in Greensboro. Read his incredible story here.
Here is a pic Rahman did of himself. Such talent!

I just love this pic of Costanza Diaz (If I got this wrong, do tell me!) and friend. Make sure you enlarge the pic and notice her eyes...I love it! : )  She had the most fabulous, fun hair accessories. Check them out!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Does anyone read this?........

Rings Made From Old Buttons And Vintage Costume Jewelry Parts

I just love this pic! So colorful and so much fun. So glad I stumbled across this blog post by C. Dianne Zweig. She has the most awesome blog on all things vintage. And we're talking some seriously fun vintage finds!  Anyhoo, I've also been making rings with vintage components and whatever else I could find but they never seem to turn out as fun as these! Maybe it's because there's so many all together!  I also make hair pins using these vintage components but they usually go pretty fast at the local craft fairs. Are these rings cool or what?!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Handmade Triad Team

How exciting! My local Etsy team {Handmade Triad} made the local paper, the Greensboro News and Record. These are a few of the girls in my local Etsy team doing an interview and telling about all the cool stuff we do. Go team, go team, go, go, go team!

You can read the entire interview, here. Thanks Mandy, Chris, and Traci for doing our team proud. You three girls are tres photogenic! :>)

This is actually a great introduction to something else I've been meaning to publish for soooo long. Our local team {Handmade Triad} has it's own website. First off, Handmade Triad is a team of local crafters and even retro cool vintage sellers in the central region of North Carolina. We are an active team that meets once a month and puts on the First Friday Indie Market and other local events. Anyhoo, our website has a directory listing each member and also showcases a few items from our Etsy stores. And will even link you to individual members stores so you can take a closer look at all of their handmade fabulousness or vintage goodness. Talk about service!  This website is a great tool if you are in the area and want to buy local. Even if you're not in the area, stop by the site and see our products. You can find our Handmade Triad website, here. And one of our members even did our logo. We are a super crafty team so be sure to check us out. How can you not?!