Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Upcoming craft shows

It seems like lately i've been getting lots of notices of upcoming craft shows either to participate or to just enjoy. I thought i would share....

Sugarloaf Festival, Gaithersburg- April 3,4,5, Montgomery County Fairgrounds
400 Fine artists and Craft Designers
Friday& Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5
Adult admission $8, Good for 3 days!

Anacostia Cherry Blossom Festival
- April 11 - 10-4pm

Main Street Anacostia and this historic SE neighborhood gather for a community celebration including a tree planting and dedication ceremony, a rooftop brunch and an art walk featuring local artists and performers.The majority of the days activities will take place along Good Hope Road S.E. from Anacostia Park Entrance and the 1900 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue ~ The Historic Anacostia Corridor.
The Arts & Craft Market will be located in between Vidid Solutions DC (a high end digital print lab and photography gallery) and a building with local artists work.

Crofton craft fair
- Saturday, April 24- 10-4pm
The semi-annual Crofton Craft Fair is our Club’s opportunity to give back to the community. All proceeds from table fees—100%—are distributed to local charities. Our crafters sell handmade items only, with the exception of a few food vendors. The Craft Fair takes place at the Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Parkway, the last Saturday in April and September.

BOW WOW festival- Sunday April 26, 11-5pm- Marie Reed School in Adams Morgan
The day’s program includes cool demonstrations & workshops such as adoptions, dog contests,
First Aid, and pet care. In addition to interesting educational programs, there will be
fun activities such as kitty and puppy face painting for children, and local specialty arts and crafts.
Pet owners can also register their dogs for the contest of the day!

Balston craft market- Second Saturdays, May through October: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10, 2009, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Welburn Square across from the Ballston Metro station.
The Market has over 30 vendors - some permanent and some rotating. Types of handmade items sold include jewelry, pottery, photography, textiles, fashion accessories, handmade gifts and household items.The market also features a lineup of live music from noon to 2:00pm.

Check the Arts & Crafts Market blog for a list of vendors and up-to-date information at

Spring fling Craftacular,- May 17, 12 – 7 PM
The Warsaw -261 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
While shopping, sip on spring-y cocktails and nosh on pierogies, learn about guerilla gardening, how to grow your own food and supporting local farms. Get your groove on with rockin’ DJs, while you curtsey around in dainty white tea-time gloves and twirl around the garden of crafty delights. A $2 admission gets you into the Garden Party, and also gives you a chance to win the BUST spectacular Craftacular raffle featuring a special Singer Quilting machine! BUST is literally growing green and showing you how to host a true Garden Party in style. So be sure to don your gardening gloves, your snazziest straw hat and flirtiest floral skirt, and we’ll see you at the Spring Fling!

Maker Faire- May 30,31, San Mateo California- The World's Largest DIY Festival
A two-day, family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area: Re-Make America

Following on President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America", Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things." The fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.

DIY Artscape- Friday, July 17, 12-10pm; Saturday, July 18, 12-10pm; Sunday, July 19, 12-8pm.

The largest FREE public arts festival in America, features 150+ artists, craftspeople and fashion designers, visual art exhibits both on and off site; incredible live concerts on four outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film and classical music; demonstrations; workshops; an entire park dedicated to children with entertainment, hands-on projects, interactive learning experiences, take-away crafts, street theater and family fun; and an international menu of food and beverages. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of
Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Fav's

I haven't done this in a while... sorry... because i really enjoy this experience of "quick window shopping" :) ENJOY! It's Friday!

(if you can't see the gallery image on your email, click subject to view online)

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Mooshies love at blugrn

I've been having a little fun lately stitching up new designs for my Mooshy Gooshies line.

I started with T-shirt designs for tots.

Now that my nieces and nephews have started to outgrow their onsies I have created fun and bright tees for these equally spirited and growing little people. ;)

Of course this has also inspired me to create something that I could wear also. ;) As always my little buddy (i want to dress him up as Gilligan in a red shirt one day) El Guapo, is my muse for the latest series of Moosh face Boston-T's. I wear this alone or layered with a long sleeve black shirt underneath. Yes I'm a little crazy for my dog ;)

The "little folks" were not left out. Tees and onsies with this design are also available.

I'm really loving my latest design...just finished it today.... the Baby Angel onsie. The cute mini angel wings are hand stitched to the back side of the 100% cotton onsie. A little signature heart is also stitched to the inside of the back collar. Adorable!
Now i just need a baby to model it!

Check out the designs and more details online.