Monthly Archives: September 2009

RCM’s Handmade Holiday ’09

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

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Hey Mr. Postman!

I love getting good stuff in the mail. As a kid, my mother signed me up to some contest/freebie newsletter that listed all the contests, freebies and cheapies that companies sent out as marketing promos. Pencils, sugar free gum (back when it was new) stickers, hats etc. All you had to do was send a postcard or a SASE. So easy a kid could do it and boy did I! I got free stuff and learned how to send letters and she got me practicing writing. Win-Win!

Recent mail goodies I’ve ordered and won are:

monthly planner

monthly planner


This awesome August to August Monthly planner is from An Artful Agenda. 5% of all sales goes to art education in public schools. Organization and a good cause, another win-win!
And I was one of a lucky few that won a free swatch from Fabric on Demand via twitter.
Fabric on Demand swatch

Fabric on Demand swatch


I uploaded a sketch I had and voila! I haven’t decided on what to make with it yet. :-) One of the things on the to-do list is to come up with some more designs to get printed.

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