Friday, November 30, 2007
Once again, there are a plethora of choices if you'd like to do some Christmas shopping for handmade items this weekend.
The Hilltop Holiday Craft show (mentioned here) continues through 5 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday).
Northwest Holiday Arts 2007, in Redmond, runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Old Redmond School House Community Center, 16600 NE 80th, Redmond, WA 98052, 206.407.7620.
The Urban Craft Uprising is on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This is at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and more information is available here.
The Punk Rock Flea Market starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday), and will run till late (probably around midnight). There is a $1 entry fee for shoppers, but the proceeds go to benefit the Low Income Housing Institute. This show will be a mix of handmade with flea market stuff, but it's a lot of fun. They start selling beer in the afternoon (bring your ID), and there are bands starting around 6:30 p.m. The location is: 2407 1st Ave., between Battery and Wall Streets (Belltown, in downtown Seattle).
The Edmonds-Woodway High School 2007 Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is located at: Edmonds Woodway High School, 7600 212th Street SW, Edmonds, WA 98026.
Saturday night, for the late night crowd, is the DEFMODE Midnight Market III, at the Lo_Fi Performance Gallery, 429 B Eastlake Ave East, Seattle, WA. This event starts at 9 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. Sunday morning. There is a Door Cover of $7 plus a Food Donation for NW Harvest. They suggest bringing cash for shopping, and this event is a 21+ event.
Moving on to Sunday, THREAD Seattle is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Fremont Studios, 155 North 35th Street, Seattle, WA. More information on this event can be found here.
And finally, if you're in Portland on Sunday, there is I Heart Indie Holidays Portland, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., at Portland's Wonder Ballroom. More information on this event is here.
(Ceramic ornaments from LAS Designs. Mistletoe earrings from EmmaKat.)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Trina, of Woven Chains. Trina makes chainmaille jewelry: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more!
Although I really love the colored links that she uses in her chainmaille, I also appreciate the elegance of just silver links in these Japanese flower earrings. They're super shiny, so they would catch the light just wonderfully--I suspect they'd look amazing under the lights of a Christmas tree, in fact. :)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If you're looking for an opportunity to do some holiday shopping, but find that you never manage to make it to the smaller craft shows, check out the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show in Bellevue, beginning today.
Unlike many shows, which only last a single day (usually a Saturday), this show begins today, and runs until Saturday afternoon. The hours for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Nov. 28-30) are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (leaving time for the working crowd to shop in the evening), and on Saturday, December 1st, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This show also features a centralized checkout system, which means that you can pick all of the things you want from a variety of vendors, and pay for them all at one location. How easy is that? :)
The Hilltop Holiday Craft show takes place at the Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th Street, Bellevue, Washington.
(Mosaic mirror from EthelCat.)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
In addition to today being Thanksgiving, today is also Katy's (of Sycamore Baby) birthday! Now that's gotta be a wonderful birthday! Lots of good food and friends and family all around! :)
Katy makes all sorts of adorable things for kids and babies, including embellished onesies (scroll down a few posts to see one of those) and headbands, like the one in this post! She's also one of the members of EtsyRain who is a Seattle native--not a lot of those running around! :)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Each of these bags contains five items which would normally sell for $10 each (5 items x $10 each = $50 value). We're offering these gift bags for $25, so basically at half their normal price! And let me assure you, this is some amazing stuff. I was involved in the preparation of the general gift bags, and I'd pretty much love to receive any of the items in one of these gift bags. There are also gift bags filled with kid and baby items, and knowing who contributed to those, I am sure that they are similarly wonderful!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wishing a very happy birthday to Deanna, of db designs. Check out her shop for all sorts of creative and colorful items made from wood, as well as jewelry.
This beautful little heart-shaped box is a favorite of mine. What a cute way to store a few small items on an end table or on your dresser!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
If you're in the Seattle area, there are plenty of opportunities for you to check out some EtsyRain sellers' wares in person over the weekend:
In Renton, it's the Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar, at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98057. This Bazaar runs Friday, November 16th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, November 17th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 100 vendors will be selling crafted items.
In Puyallup, it's the Zeiger Elementary's 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th. I don't have an address for this one, but I suspect people familiar with the area can find it.
In Magnolia, there's a craft show at Lawton Elementary, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th. Lawton Elementary is at 4000 27th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199.
For the late night crowd, who thinks that 9 or 10 a.m. is too early to be at a craft fair, UNZiPPED & Buttoned-Up are having a fashion show featuring independent designers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th. There is a need to purchase tickets for this one, but they are offering appetizers and there will be cocktails! Also, the sale portion of this event is on Sunday, November 18th, with a buyer preview from 10 a.m. to noon, and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m.
Finally, on Sunday, November 18th, there is a children's art sale at All For Kids Books, 2900 NE Blakely St., 1 block north of UVillage. This runs from noon to 5 p.m. I happen to know, from inside information, that the Grinch will be attending this event, to celebrate his 50th birthday. Sweet! :)
Totally adorable onesie in Christmas colors from Sycamore Baby's shop.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Carrie is the woman behind Finny's Funny Fleece and Julie is LiveWire.