I love flowers but they don’t really love me back. Ya see, I have terrible allergies. So I admire from afar. I’ve been making the super cute flower pillows of late, new for fall and to appease my flower fix. A little daisy, a little sunflowery, very flowery.
pink flower eco felt pillow
burgundy flower eco felt pillow
Big news on the Richmond Craft Mafia front. RCM now has a local spot to shop at the Crossroads Art Center. Very cool. If you are in Richmond, VA stop on by! Also Richmond Craft Mafia’s Handmade Holiday is in the works. The date is set (12/12/10) and applications are being accepted (deadline: 10/20/10). For more information and to apply visit: http://www.richmondhandmadeholiday.com/
Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday
Nose to the grind stone. I have some sewing to do. I’m gearing up for the Handmade Throwdown at Crossroads Art Center!
The Richmond Craft Mafia is participating in the “The Art of Business Throwdown.” It is a competition between two teams (RCM and the Real Small Art League) competing to promote 2 visual artists of different styles. ( us = craft, them = art) The teams will be judged on: media coverage, overall sales, (from the gallery show) and the impact of the event on the artist’s platform. Think Donald Trump’s television show “The Apprentice.” and you have an idea of whats going on… HANDMADE THROWDOWN! Its going to be paint, clay, soap, beads, and fabric carnage everywhere! I kid, I kid! It will cool and you need to be there!! (did I use enough exclamation points!)
-Opening Reception is July 16th (6-9 pm) at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd (we are in the Caboose Gallery) – The show run from July 16th to September 8th. 10% of opening night sales & 5% of sales thereafter benefit the Richmond SPCA.
Tell your friends about it on Facebook!
Its that time of year again to start gearing up for the holidays and the applications to Handmade Holiday are up!
Are you intrigued? Need to know more? Here is the 411!
What: A Juried Indie Craft Show in Richmond, Virginia.
Why: Buy Handmade, Buy Local!
Who: The Richmond Craft Mafia, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and some of Richmond’s most talented indie crafters.
Where: The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (formerly the Hand Workshop) on Main Street.
When: Preview Party, Friday Evening, December 11th – 7-10pm
Open to the Public – Saturday – December 12th 10 am – 5 pm
Applications are open from September 5th to October 10. So, if you are a Richmond, VA artist, crafter, indie designer follow this link and APPLY
I am finally seeing the end of the tunnel with my website update. Yes!
My friend Amy has took the leap and now has her own website for her business Modern Atelier, after selling her scents inspired by places, sights and scents here in Richmond on Etsy. A favorite of mine is Botanical Gardens, and Kai Halulu and maybe Kuba Kuba. Ok, so that’s more that one. If you are like me, check out her deal of pick any four scents for $50 and you can change up to fit your mood.
My crafty homie Maryellen Kim of Twist Style is one of the winners of the Country Living’s Pitch Your Product contest. Check her out on the County Living website (she’s #9 in the slideshow) and in their November issue of the magazine.
I’ve known her going on 3 years now and she continually inspires me. I know first hand through her that its possible to make a living with what you like to do and flourish. Her craft game is proper!!