Saturday, December 20, 2008

Laurel in Daily Candy!

I was thrilled when I read Daily Candy earlier in the week when Laurel's jewelry was the feature! Go Laurel!

Hand. Craft. It.

Handmade Market sign marked where the holiday sale was.

Signs for Hand. Craft. It. outside of the venue.
Last weekend some of the Craft Athens Team took part in Hand. Craft. It. handmade market that took place in lovely Madison, Georgia at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. There were so many talented artists there, it was a truly amazing event.

Necklaces by Genevieve Gail.

Genevieve models her new hat.
One of my first stops was Genevieve's tables. She had quite a bit of new stuff since I last saw her. This time she had some adorable bird necklaces and some new art prints she had been working on. As you can see, she did a little shopping herself, just look at that fabulous hat she picked up!

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves shirts.

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves upcycled hats from vintage sweaters.
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves had a bunch of upcycled hats that were sewn from vintage sweaters. They are all so cute, too. I love all the different colors to choose from. Serra also had so many screen printed shirts and jewelry she has been making.

Laurel Hill Jewelry.

Laurel Hill's jewelry at Hand Craft It.
Laurel Hill was there, too. I have to say I simply love her jewelry! Each time she has something new and unique at her table. My favorites are the little banner necklaces and pins (cos I have them in my collection) and the poppies.

Daisycakes Soaps.
We also met Jean-Marie of Daisycakes Soap. Her table was the best smelling there! I got some of her Chai Tea Lip Balm and I have been using it ever since!

Cute crafts!

Prehistory's tables.
Prehistory had a variety of cute knitted scarves, plush acorns, paper goodies, and stickers. I especially love the wrist cuffs (cos I have one of those that Tara made, too!).

Wooden chrams at our table.
And I only took a few pictures of our tables, but here is one I will share. These are some of my wooden charm necklaces and pins!

Handmade Nation clip was shown.
I got to leave the table for a little while and catch the preview screening for Handmade Nation. It looks like a great deal of love and hard work went into this film - and I so look forward to seeing it when it is officially released. I know a few people that will show up in the film, so I am interested in what they have to say! How inspiring!

Music sign on the theatre.

Hope for Agoldensummer.
Later in the day a few bands played in the cute theatre that was across the way from where the market was held. I had enough time to leave Raoul manning the table and go catch some of Hope for Agoldensummer play. I love seeing them perform and they always look like they are having a good time singing and laughing with the audience. Sadly, I did not get to see Bowerbirds or Ola Podrida play later that night, but I did record this from Hope for Agoldensummer's set.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Big Crafty in Asheville

We had a chance to visit Asheville, North Carolina for the first time last weekend. We went to the Big Crafty holiday market. It was great, and what a great space to have it in! There were so many amazing artists, and just as many shoppers! A few of our Craft Athens team members were present, too.

We saw Jenny of Prairie Dog Inc. at her table. She had Tim with her, too. I think he is the inspiration behind her very adorable beardys! How cool would those look on your tree this year?

Christy Wooke had her table set up - I am always looking at her stuff cos it is so cute! Just look at those little pin cushions and magnets! Swoon!

Holiday Cheer Spreads and Earring Give Away

I just read over at Genevieve Gail's blog that she is spreading some holiday cheer by having an earring give away! Simply create a comment with your favorite holiday recipe and viola, you will be entered in the give away. Easy as, uh, pie!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Craftland in Providence, RI

Craftland banner
If you live in the Providence, Rhode Island area, please have a peek at Craftland! There are so many amazing artists participating there, including, ahem, me! It is sure to be a fantastic shopping experience. What a great way to shop handmade!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hand. Craft. It.

Hand Craft It is going to be a really fun event! This handmade market and music festival takes place in Madison, Georgia, and it is pretty cute there! I know cos I have been and they have a chocolate shop! Please come by and say hi to some of our very own Craft Athens artists, like Daisycakes Soaps, Genevive Gail, Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, Laurel Hill, Prehistory, and Sugar Cookie!

101 Reasons to Buy Handmade

Are you ready for the holidays? Are you ready to buy handmade for the holidays? Why not try taking the Handmade Pledge? You won't be alone this holiday season! I know I am trying my best to buy handmade or make things myself this season. I know it is a little difficult when most of my family loves them some video games! (But maybe I can make them one? Haha)

To get you in the holiday handmade mood, I read some good reasons to shop handmade this holiday season over at Poppytalk. Can you think of reasons to buy handmade this season?

Several CraftAthens members will be at the 283 Holiday Market this Saturday, Dec 6th from 11 - 4pm. ERC is having a market that day as well, so make sure to come downtown and shop the sales!!! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa...

was super! Serra, of Gypsies Tramps & Thieves does an amazing job organizing it, so I hope to see you all there for the spring sale!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Happenings

I just found out about some more crafty holiday markets taking place in Athens soon. Shop handmade and meet some of our fellow artists at the sales, like Serra from Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, who has screen printed tops and jewelry in her shop.

Barrow Elementary Holiday Sale (at their library)
December 4

Patti & Friends at Athica
Deceber 5, 6 and 7

Go Bar
December 16 from 4-9pm

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Holiday Fun

Get your handmade goods at some more Athens holiday markets! You can also find some of our fabulous Craft Athens team members with their handmade items at these sales, like screen printed shirts and ties by Satisfactory!

283 and Espresso Royale Cafe Craft Markets
Saturday, December 6 from 11-4pm

Big City Bread Holiday Market
December 12 and 13 from 4-9pm

Friday, November 14, 2008

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market

Athens is very crafty, did you know that? Forget the music scene, we got crafts!

Did you know about Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa? It is Athens very unique holiday market. You can find all your holiday gifts right in Agora's parking lot on November 22! Who would have guessed? Please come by and say hi to some of our Craft Athens members who will have their goodies at this fabulous holiday market - Like Laurel Hill, Genevieve Gail, and Black Cat Graphix, oh and me, to name a few!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


craft athens

I'm working on getting a myspace page set up - check it out so far. and if you are a member of Craft Athens - make sure to give me your etsymini code! (the thumbnail size, 3 x 2)

Check us out here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Craft Athens

We are a group of Athens, Georgia artists who have come together to help promote Etsy and ourselves of course!