Friday, December 4, 2009

31st Annual Holiday Show of Hands

Debbi Tempel of Confetti Jewels, invites you to visit the 31st annual Holiday Show of Hands held at St. John the Evangelist School in Carmichael, CA. Show hours are 5pm to 9pm on Friday, December 4th, 9am to 7pm on Saturday, December 5th and 9am to 3pm on Sunday, December 6th. The show is held at St. John's School, 5701 Locust Avenue, Carmichael, CA. Admission is $3 Friday evening and free on Saturday and Sunday. You can meet Debbi and her friend Bonnie in the Fashion Pavilion where the "sleigh rides" are.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Craft Boutique at East Parkway Church

Iris McWilliams, whose Etsy shop is ARCO IRIS handcrafted, will be participating in the Holiday Craft Boutique at the East Parkway Church located at 4700 East Roseville Parkway in Granite Bay, CA on Saturday, December 5th. Show hours are 9am to 3pm. Iris hopes you will stop by and say hi!

Bird in Hand Country Christmas Show

Tana Taylor, proprietor of Prairie Primitives Folk Art, will be participating in the Bird in Hand Country Christmas Show in Los Altos, CA. Come meet Tana and several other folk artists (as well as an antique dealer or two) on Saturday, December 5th at the American Legion Hall, 347 First Street, Los Altos, CA 94022. Show hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm and admission is $1 which goes to the Los Altos History House museum.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Have A Winner!

Sac-Etsy team member, Chris Simmons, owner of cascreates on Etsy, has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Stone category for this piece, entitled "Embolden Agate" in the Bead Star Yearly Design Contest sponsored by Beadwork magazine. Chris says 26,000 votes were cast for the 2,000 pieces entered in the contest. Chris has donated this necklace to the magazine, where it will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Congratulations Chris!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Sales

Some of our team members will be offering special deals starting on Black Friday and lasting through Cyber Monday, i.e., November 27 to November 30, 2009. Some of these deals are in Etsy shops, and some are on our members' other sites, so be sure to check them all! There may be more additions to this list throughout the week, so please check back from time to time! arcoirishandcrafted: 20% discount on items in specially marked section of shop. Also, purchase 2 regular-priced items and receive 20% off on the 3rd regular-priced item (discount will be given as a PayPal refund). beegrl88: Purchase $20 or more worth of products and receive free shipping. Darling Diva Shop: 25% off all items. darlingdiva2009: 25% off all items. Gosh Yarn It: Huge sale on fiber arts tools, totes, and more. j n j designs: Buy 1 item, get 1 item 50% off. new4u: 40% off all items. OhMyPosh: To be announced later. Prairie Primitives Folk Art: 20% off everything in my shop (discount will be given as a PayPal refund). Free U.S. shipping on some items. Prairie Primitives Online Yard Sale: 50% off everything. Regular prices shown on site; invoice will reflect sale prices. Prairie Primitives Too: 30% off all items in this destash shop (discount will be given as a PayPal refund). syrendell: Many items will be marked down. tlwoldc: Many items will be marked down.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

El Dorado Hills Library Holiday Boutique

Shell, of BRIGHTANDBEAUTIFUL88, invites you to join her at the El Dorado Hills Library Boutique this Saturday, November 14th. She will be showing her charm bracelets laden with tiny original paintings (see close-up below), along with some of her other original creations! The Boutique, sponsored by the "Friends of the Library," will be held at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library, located at 7455 Silva Parkway, in El Dorado Hills, and the hours are 9am to 3pm. Good luck Shell!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Syrendell Academy - Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan, a member of the Sac-Etsy team, will be leading a workshop on November 21, 2009. "Handwork in the Dell - Workshop for Parents" is open to adults who want to learn more about fiber arts and how to teach handwork to their own children in a homelearning and/or Waldorf-inspired environment. The workshop's $75 fee includes all materials (including a maple Tunisian hook and some spinning fiber), snacks and a bio-dynamic, organic lunch. Spindles, knitting needles, crochet hooks, extra roving, fiber arts supplies, books, silks and other items available for purchase at a discount during the workshop. Payment for this workshop can be made via PayPal on the Syrendell Academy web site. Visit Syrendell on Etsy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Witchapalooza - 10/10/09 & 10/11/09

CasCreates jewelry will be shown at Witchapalooza on October 10th and 11th. Stop by and visit with Chris' son, Sean, and friend, Eowyn, at CalExpo this weekend! Chris tells me her display will be outside the vendor shade area and near the music. Admission fee to Witchapalooza is $5 and the hours are 10am to 8pm both days. Remember that parking at CalExpo is an additional fee, so you may want to consider parking across the street and walking in!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Darling Diva's Upcoming Events!

Barbie Toman, owner of the DarlingDiva2009 shop on Etsy, will be participating in several events this Fall! You can meet Barbie at these events: 11/1/09 - Just Your Style, Folsom 12/5/09 - Folsom Christmas Arts & Craft Fair 12/11/09 to 12/13/09 - Nimbus Winery Crafts Fair

Second Saturday Art Walk - 10/10/09

Chris Simmons, proprietor of CasCreates on Etsy, will be participating in Sacramento's Second Saturday Art Walk. She will be at the Lambda Players on 21st Street between K and J from 5 to 9pm on October 10th. If you get a chance to stop by and say hi, Chris would love to meet you! Christine Waligora, from Christine's Jewelry Box, will be participating in the Second Saturday Art Walk. Christine invites her friends, both old and new, to come visit her in front of Paesanos Pizzeria at 1806 Capitol Avenue on Saturday, October 10th. Gretchen Lewis (proprietor of Etsy shop OopIsNein) and her friend Arlo will be participating in 2nd Saturday on October 10th. They will be in the Mixed Bag parking lot at 2405 K Street (K @ 24th) in Midtown Sacramento. Stop by and visit with their cuddly monsters between 5:30 and 10pm on Saturday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Design Downtown - 9/19/09

Cascreates will be participating in the third Design Downtown event on September 19, 2009. You can find Cascreates' jewelry at 10th & J Streets in downtown Sacramento. The lovely necklace shown above is one of Chris' (Cascreates) designs. Julia and Judy of jnjdesigns will also be participating in the next Design Downtown event on September 19, 2009. The beautiful earrings shown above are from jnjdesigns. Please see Design Downtown's Facebook page for more info about the event!

Second Saturday Art Walk - 9/12/09

Cascreates will be participating in Sacramento's Second Saturday Art Walk on September 12, 2009. You can find Cascreates' jewelry at 20th & J Streets in front of Lambda Players in Midtown Sacramento.

Tunisian Crochet Class - 9/13/09

Jennifer Tan, a member of the Sac Etsy team and owner of two Etsy shops, tlwoldc and Syrendell, will be teaching a workshop on Tunisian Crochet at Babetta's Yarn & Gifts in Fair Oaks, CA this Sunday, September 13. The workshop is from 11am to 2pm and the fee is $50, which includes a hook. Jennifer tells us that Tunisian Crochet is super-easy and all you need to know is how to chain and single crochet in order to be successful with this technique! Please contact Babetta's to register for the workshop.

Davis Ranch Gourd Festival - 9/19 & 9/20

Sac Etsy team member Timarie, owner of Fallen Tree Baskets, will be participating in the Davis Ranch Gourd Festival in Sloughhouse, CA on September 19 and 20, 2009. You can visit with Timarie in Booth 42-C at this event!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3rd Saturday Art Walk - 9/19/09

Gretchen Lewis, owner of OopisNein and a member of the Sac Etsy street team, will be participating in the 3rd Saturday Art Walk in Placerville, CA from 6pm to 9pm on September 19 2009. Gretchen's "art and things" (and octopods!) can be seen at the Fairchild Building located at 429 Main Street in Placerville. She says this is near the Bell Tower, and there is a door between Powell's Steamer and PLA, go up the stairs.

Girl's Night Out - 9/12/09

Sac Etsy team member, Gretchen Lewis of OopisNein, will be showing and selling her "art and things" (and octopods!) from 6pm to 9pm at Girl's Night Out on September 12, 2009. Girl's Night Out is at the Fairchild Building located at 429 Main Street in Placerville, CA. This is near the Bell Tower -- there is a door between Powell's Steamer and PLA, go up the stairs.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Diamond Springs Labor Day Street Fair - 9/7/09

Please join us in Diamond Springs for their annual Labor Day Street Fair! Several members of the Sac Etsy team will be selling at 512 Main Street, #7 on Labor Day, September 7, 2009. Participating members include Shell Benesch (BrightAndBeautiful88, BridgetsCottageBiz), Tana Taylor (PrairiePrimitives, PrairiePrimitivesToo), and Sarah Hawke (Beadskinz). If you're a member of Sac Etsy and would like to join us on Labor Day, please comment on this post and we'll get in touch with you! If you're new to Etsy and live in the greater Sacramento area (defined as pretty much anywhere that is a reasonable commute to downtown Sacramento), and would like to join our team, please visit our Yahoo Group and apply for membership! Diamond Springs is near Placerville and about an hour from downtown Sacramento. I'm not sure of the "official hours" for this Street Fair, but I'm sure we'll be ready to go by 8am (and probably earlier).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fall Preview Sale - 8/16/09

Please join us for our Fall Preview Sale in beautiful downtown Diamond Springs, California on Sunday, August 16! Some members of the Sac Etsy Team will be offering their artistic creations for sale, along with a healthy dose of "destash" craft supplies. Participating members include Shell Benesch (BrightAndBeautiful88, BridgetsCottageBiz), Tana Taylor (PrairiePrimitives, PrairiePrimitivesToo), Sara (MomwithaHook and SnailMailPals), and Sarah Hawke (Beadskinz). We'll be at 512 Main Street, #7 in Diamond Springs, California. Diamond Springs is near Placerville and about an hour from downtown Sacramento. We should be open by 9am or so and will stay till we sell out or get tired, whichever comes first ... I'm sure we'll be there till at least 2pm. If you need another reason to head up/over/down to Diamond Springs, they also have a Swap Meet every Sunday. We'll be right next door to that!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Design Downtown - 8/15/09

Sacramento has had a 2nd Saturday art event for many years, and now they have a 3rd Saturday art event too! August 15th is the date of the second monthly "Design Downtown" event. Sponsored by the Sacramento News & Review, and billed as a block party, there will be two stages, street performers, interactive art, and a beer garden, as well as 60+ vendors of arts, crafts, and vintage clothing. Head down to the K Street Mall after 4pm next Saturday and check it out! Several members of the Sac Etsy Team will have booths at this event, including J n J Designs, BAM Designs, BKD Signature, CandyGlass, Chris Simmons and PennysLane.