Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Happy belated birthday, Tenika!

Late birthday wishes go out to Tenika, of Scarlet Beautiful! Her birthday was this past weekend, but I missed wishing her a happy birthday!

Check out Scarlet Beautiful for photography, mixed media collages, and much more! And check out Scarlet Beautiful 2 for even more photography! And while you're at it, wish Tenika a belated happy birthday! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

EtsyRAIN Creative Challenge #12

I can't believe that we are already on Creative Challenge #12 and I have yet to post any of the wonderful treasuries that these challenges generate! I'm hoping to start posting them here for everyone to enjoy far after they have expired from the Treasury.

So here it is, Creative Challenge #12 - anything with brown! Lately, I've loved brown. I love to pair it with just about any color and I thought it would be fun to see what other people do with brown. I am amazed by the beauty of this treasury and all the pieces that the artists have made to compile it. What a great group we have!

We had tons of participants, so watch for another treasury or two to follow this one. I'd love everyone to enjoy their time in the limelight!
This treasury features the following;
JunkintoFunk-tion (WeavingOne)
I was a bit sad that the MaxandCo scarf has already sold! So, if you are interested in any of her recycled cashmere scarves - be sure to grab them while you can! Those things are selling like crazy!
Stay tuned for more Creative Challenges!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy birthday, Cheryl!

Happy birthday wishes to Cheryl, of Seattle Bead Creations. Cheryl is one of the early members of EtsyRain, and though she's been taking a much needed break lately, we're always happy to have her around.

Cheryl makes lovely jewelry, which she sells mainly at craft shows currently. She also recently had the exciting experience of getting an order from a boutique owner! So wish her a very happy birthday and congratulate her on her latest accomplishment! :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Craft shows in Ballard

If you're looking for something to do with your Saturday, head over to Ballard! There are two great craft shows there this weekend, both of which will feature one or more EtsyRain sellers.

One is the 8th annual Ballard Art-in-the-Garden, at NW 85th St & 25th Ave NW. This is an outdoor music and art community garden art festival, and runs from 9am to 6pm.

The other is the Grace-A-Palooza Street Festival:

Come join our neighborhood summer celebration! Kids, music, fun and the opportunity to help a good cause! Grace-a-palooza is a family-centered street fair and music festival to raise funds for the non-profit organization Global Breast Milk Initiative (GBMI). The festivities this year will include: Jumpy Houses, a HUGE inflatable slide, balloon animals, face painting, story times, a petting farm, vendor booths, a raffle and featuring the Gracewinds Center Stage, with performances by The Not-Its!, The Kegels and The Bubble Man! The festivities will be in North Ballard along NW 70th St between Mary and 14th. 1st 90 kids receive their choice of hat or sunglasses and 1st 150 adults receive a free Seattle Mama's Handbook ($19 value, one book per family)!

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Admission; Small fee for activities
Event Info: 206-850-3385

Garden of Stone bracelet by Anandi's Laboratory.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mill Creek Festival

I, for one, am very excited about this upcoming weekend. I'm excited to be in a show close to home, I'm excited to be doing it at a larger festival, and I'm excited to be doing it with a few other fabulous PSIA/EtsyRAIN artists!

So, if you are local... come out and join us at the Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair Saturday, July 12 & 13th. Check out the map... there will be tons of great stuff happening... and lots of fabulous artists!

World of Whimm & NueToMe (that's me!)
Totes2Go (I Make Cute Stuff)
Woven Chains
Art by Norm
Roz's Sax Seattle

See you there!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Looking for something to do on the Fourth of July?

You're invited to Auburn's 4th of July Festival!!

When: Friday, July 4, 2008

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Les Gove Community Campus (opens PDF map)

The annual one-day festival is an afternoon for the whole family to enjoy. The event features a kid's bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, inflatable rides and youth activities, over 50 craft artists, a petting zoo and pony carousel, a trackless train, bingo, bocce, gaming stations, a spray park and much more.

EtsyRain artisans will be selling at this show, so be sure to check out the vendor's area if you head to this event!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy birthday, Martha!

Birthday wishes today go out to Martha of Dancing Monkey Jewelry. Aside from having a super cute shop name (I'm a sucker for dancing monkeys!), Martha makes super lovely jewelry!

I'm not usually a pearl person, but the pair of earrings pictured here caught my eye a while ago. I love the style of the earrings, and the photography is top notch too!

Martha also has a special offer in her shop right now, but I'm going to make you go look at her shop to find it for yourselves. :)