Saturday, November 13, 2010

Food & Drink

We are so very excited about tomorrow's big CRAFTOPIA event and we hope you are, too! This season, we will be bringing you lots of culinary delights to enjoy before, during or after you shop.

Enjoy Steve Demeter's amazing locally roasted coffee, the decadence of Yummy Mummy's mouthwatering brownies and Sweet Lydia's sinful treats, all the delicious varieties of Gerb's Pumpkin Seeds, the savory delights of Ebisu's Japanese cuisine, and classic hot dogs from Hewtin's Dogs Mobile. And a special thank you to SNOW beverages for providing complimentary natural soda!

Aquatic Squash

Carey and Stephanie pooled their creative talents together to create a whimsical line of stationary, cards, magnets, tags and prints.

Make Intense

Ian Henderson's work represents an attempt to treat nebulous, passing, vision as Platonic Ideal; and bring it into manifestation through fierce application of technical virtuosity.

Draw a Card

Louisa Wimberger designs a sweet stationary line using a combination of glitter, embellishments, rubber stamps, pigment and dye inks, and watercolor pens.

Sowing the Beads

Paula McDonough torches up stunning handmade borosilicate glass pendants and lampwork beaded jewelry. She's just added mixed metal and enameled jewelry to her repertoire, too!

Geek Chic

From Dr. Who to Star Trek to Harry Potter, to all things Steam Punk - Darlene Belisle has you covered! Enjoy the handmade geeky goodness!

Come Clean

Let the magic of Helene Matteson's luxurious handmade soaps pamper you! Don't stop there ... she also whips up an impressive stock of soy candles, lip balm, body butter and natural room sprays.

Cast a Spell

Twigs and Heather is twin sisters and silversmiths Heather and Kerry Alice Collins. Their unique collection is part forest finds, part rock star and part silly romantic. Each piece is handmade and cast in sterling silver using the lost wax casting method and a few tricks of their own.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sass You Up

Jennifer Adler makes the cards you always wanted to send. Smart, colorful, clean ... and hilariously frank.

Hooray for Clay!

Betsy Baker hand fabricates one of a kind and limited edition contemporary art jewelry in her Boston studio. She works primarily in polymer, a synthetic low fire clay that is remarkably versatile and colorful. Her polymer work incorporates a variety of mixed media surface techniques, including alcohol inks, acrylic paint, silkscreening and image transfers. She complements the polymer with hand forged fine and sterling silver that adds dimension and textural contrast to her pieces. Stonehouse Studio jewelry has a serene feel with a zen-like balance of pattern, color and shape. The pieces are simple, elegant and wearable.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tub Treats

Soapmaker Kim Gonzaga creates sudsy tributes to punk icons, celebrities and feminists. Her 100% vegan soaps are all made from scratch, using natural ingredients. Stella Marie's famous soap cupcakes offer all the joy of edible treats without the calories!

Unleash Your Inner Starlet

Let Peggy Paliotta's collection of luxurious handcrafted bath and body products take you back to old Hollywood glam!

Hand and Foot

Jyll Ethier-Mullen is an artist, illustrator, and painter of jovial characters in whimsical lands. The primary land is known as Sickfeet, and it is the contextual world in which her characters adventure and interact with one another. It is a world of joyful tones, organic emotions, reminiscent textures, and inspiring tales. There is something strangely familiar in her work which reminds the observer of something in the past, while filling it with a fresh and hopeful commentary.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

She's a Natural

Shara Porter breathes new life into vintage and recycled leather wallets and bags with her quirky, cute, & natural images.

Flower Power

We love Ella Salomea's collection of handcrafted flower accessories and we think you will, too! All the petals are hand cut and then singed to prevent fraying.

Call of the Wild

Carrie Wagner creates illustrations, Gocco prints, original art and limited edition prints. Ms. Wagner is inspired by all that is weird and wonderful in nature.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ooniq Technique

Hilal Minda creates lovely, fluid handmade functional and decorative porcelain pieces.

Over the Moon

Hilal Minda creates lovely, fluid handmade functional and decorative porcelain pieces.

Cute as a Button

It is nearly impossible to resist these adorable creations - all made from up-cycled fabrics and recycled materials. One-of-a-kind and cut by hand without a pattern to work with the uniqueness of each sweater they start from.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hot Iron

Artist Jeff Weeks fabricates unique welded works of art, such as picture frames, cribbage sets and clocks.

A Beautiful Union

Nancy Reid Carr creates breathtaking aluminum prints while husband R. Michael Carr paints masterful oil works on canvas.

Mamma Mia!

This crafty duo creates fun fabric bags, aprons and accessories!