Friday, December 9, 2011

Fresh + Fun

Kimberly DiNofrio's collection of unique handbags will leave you with on one question: Which do I choose? They are all super cute!

Functional Art

Jessica Pollack's whimsical style shines through in her hand made paper goods, prints and fabrics.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crush on Plush

Jen & Brian Gubicza, the artists behind Zooguu, provide kids of all ages with high quality handmade toys that are uniquely designed to be safe, colorful, appealing and ADORABLE!

Sun Catcher

"I have been creating stained glass in the tiffany copper method for many years now.
I seem to get lost in it, there have been way too many times that I've looked up from creating while in my basement, peering though the window and seeing the sun start to rise. "
- Trish York

Curiosities Satisfied

"I'm inspired by altered art, steampunk, goth, and old watch parts and gears, scarey doll heads, dusty bottles, grungy silverware and the found objects, decay, and moss. I love the interaction between the man-made, the industrial, and the force of nature. And I love, love, love that she always has the last word..."
- Zo MA

Very Merry

The Merriweather Council
Danielle Spurge delights with her embroidered creations!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Fine Bouquet

Kim Johnson's saponified creations are a delight for all of your senses!

Using Your Bean

Artist Anna Low begs the question: What to do with a blank book? Haiku about the weather, guest signatures, well-wishes, girly phone messages. cribbage scores, gourmet dinner plans, cupcake recipes, family stories, elaborate schemes, fantastical sketches, a travel journal, garden notes, bedtime stories, squirrelly love poems, devious notations, elf dreams, grocery lists, the next great American short story, things you've overheard, important scraps of paper, guest lists, directions, bird sightings...

Inside Folk

Melissa Gruntkosky uses motifs found in wycinanki (vee-chee-nan-key), a form of paper cut folk art commonly used by Polish peasants to decorate their homes. She uses a combination of original and found imagery, often adding text, in both letterpress and digital work.

Taking a Shine to

Margarita de Santis' designs feature vintage glass, a medium rich with history. It’s color & cut inspired her creative vision & sensibilities.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Featured Creature

Marc Roulstone's unique, whimsical designs are available in prints, t-shirts, magnets and buttons. Guaranteed instant smiles!

Happy Feet

Little Green Bag
Any child would be happy to don Meghan Bergstrom's sweet accessories!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

"My quest, is to illustrate the best of our cities and towns, creating fond memories and hopefully bringing out the true character of where you live."
- Donna Ide

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Sewn, Found, Printed, Cut, Created, Reused."

"Working with found objects and re-purposing clothing into raw materials are the two things I like most about doing the work I do. But listening to low roar of a sewing machine comes in at the top of the list too."
- Elizabeth Caruso

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Doggy Style

Your pet will strut in style sporting one of Kerry Beck's funky Handmade dog collars, cat collars, leashes, custom harnesses, Treat Pockets, Leash Pouches and more!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Every Little Knit

Chicks That Stitch
Joy Brown's hand knit purses and bags are perfect winter companions!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In Stitches

AV Design
Designer Athan Vennell transforms existing garments into exciting new accessories such as handbags, ties, hair clips and more!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sock it to Me!

"I've always loved working with fabric, especially with fun colors and patterns. In January of 2010 I discovered the versatility of socks and started making a variety of creatures. Small lovable ones with embroidered faces, which are great for kids, and more whimsical ones with different expressions. Playing with buttons, ties and other accessories is one of my favorite things to do and I love seeing people enjoy the results."
-Arlette Laan

Friday, October 7, 2011

Loveable Wares

Could Abigail Berkson's designs be any cuter? A perfect combination of sweetness and impeccable craftsmanship.

Craftopia: Big News!

So many exciting bits to share!

Firstly, we will be putting on TWO holiday shows this year! Our first event will be held on November 20th, for early bird shoppers. Our second event is scheduled for December 11th, perfect for last minute gifts! Each show will be brimming with a sensational assortment of local, hand made crafts including jewelry, accessories, home decor, body care, stationary and much, much more!

Secondly, we have moved! We will be in the same building, but in a dazzling new space, flooded with natural light and high ceilings! To access the space, you can enter the building at #999 Main Street or on Warren Avenue.

Thirdly, we are being sponsored by The Providence Phoenix! We are truly excited about this!

We plan to have at least four food trucks at the event and as always, Coffee Guy will be serving up hot java to keep us all properly fueled!

Stay tuned for new artist profiles!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


We are so very excited about this coming Sunday's big CRAFTOPIA event and we hope you are, too! As always, 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 Moondust Macarons and Sweet Lydia's sinful treats, all the delicious varieties of Purple Pear's Pecans, the savory delights of Ebisu's Japanese cuisine and the classic flavor of Tina's Jamaican cooking.

Bold & Beautiful

Yasmin Kuhn’s jewelry is simple and elegant, exhibiting vivid use of shape, color and materials. All of her pieces can be worn casually, but even the moderately priced pieces offer the look of a refined, higher-end line. Yasmin works in silver as well as glass, rubber, leather, Lucite and shell. Her pieces range from light and delicate to deliberate and bold, all exquisitely crafted. Her work mirrors her personality, playful yet sophisticated.

VooDoo that You Do

Chris Larivee's owls are sparkly, disco, funky - anything but boring! Hoot! Hoot!

Upper Glass

Suzanne Tanner's hand-blown glass pieces are indeed candy for the eyes!

Mod Broad

"I feel most at home when I am surrounded by wild and wonderful color combinations. A quilter at heart, I love tying together all the little details that make a bag both functional and beautiful. Inspired by 60's design, I always add colorful linings to my products. Just like catching a glimpse of a bright lining on a sedate coat, I think there is tremendous delight in opening a bag that is as beautiful inside as it is out."
- Lisa DeMio

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spread Your Wings

Crystal Popko makes jewelry using real butterfly wings and boy are they stunning!

So Far, So Good

Susana DeVoe knew from a young age that she wanted to be an architect, or maybe an artist, or a ballerina. Combining her knowledge and experience as an architect with an eye for fashion, interiors and graphics, her desire is to have everything she makes showcase the
design process itself.

Spin a Yarn

Made in Lowell
Liz Smith makes gorgeous hand-felted, crocheted or knitted accessories and jewelry as well as polymer clay and paper goods. Each item is handmade by Liz, one at a time with care. And don't let her modesty fool you - she's been on the Martha Stewart Show!

Kiss My Glass

Lynne Lovely creates bright, bold stained glass pieces - all sure to catch the sun and your eye!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trip the Light Fantastic

"I have always been fascinated by the likes of birds, trees and simple curiosities
around me that deserve a closer look. I try to incorporate these ideas into my glass,
feeling that they are reachable by many walks of life."
- Tracy Bull

Glamour Out the Details

Each of Lisa O'Neill's pieces is hand-crafted and designed from 100% authentic, uncirculated vintage materials.

It's a Sweet Trip to the Felt Shop

Kerri Wessel creates the sweetest epicurean delights out of felt. Warning: You may find yourself on the hunt for a sugary treat after shopping.

Taking the Cake

Fishcakes is the creative outlet of Voz Perkins: Self proclaimed champion of the underdog animal, compulsive doodler of toothy monsters, and lifetime fan of all kinds of cakes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Doing Good in the Neighborhood

Flying Shuttles Studio is a non-profit studio, gallery, and retail shop that supports the creative abilities of artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sitting Pretty

Jewelry should serve people; people should not be in service to it. It is my hope and intention that the jewelry I make be worn and enjoyed, that it lend itself to the expression of personal style, that it make a statement, and that whoever wears it will feel beautiful and special too.
- Ashley Vick

Eager for the Faye

Faye Guanipa's designs consistently showcase her passion for innovation, color, and boldness and with them she hopes to inspire and dress women who share her passion for unconventional style and the beauty of a one-of-a-kind.

After My Own Art

Maeg Yosef creates whimsical prints and embroidery and fabric art. She is fascinated by all things zoomorphic (bringing animal qualities to people) and am incorporating that into her latest work.

With Eyes of a Hock

From cityscapes to country settings, Doug Hockman captures brilliant subjects in his work.

Friday, March 18, 2011

C'mon Get Happy!

Dunja Von Stoddard's silly humor and whimsical style are indeed infectious! And so is her giving spirit - 10% of all her profits go to organizations that protect and save animals!

As Luck Wood Have It

Mike Gadsby's gorgeous wooden items add class and functionality to your kitchen. All of his custom cutting boards, knife blocks, and trays are made with an artistic eye and precision.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Make My Clay!

Chrissy Ann Feiteira's functional and decorative designs are handcrafted in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Viva La Votive

Karen Staubach's waxy creations come in over 15 delicious varieties, all designed to add a little aromatherapy to your life.

Home, Sweet Home

Candita Clayton Studio
Candita Clayton's sustainable, handmade selection of home goods and accessories are quite inspiring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Whole Ball of Wax

"I love to hunt; whether to scour the beach for sea treasures - shells, stones, driftwood, sea glass - or to hunt in antiques shops and flea markets for vintage stuff. Color and texture draw me in and it is with these passions that I create my wax works."
- Amy Keller