Tuesday, September 30, 2008

30 days until the chicks gather!

Ana and Annie

Annie Malik has brought her eye for trends to Crafty Chicks for the past three years creating plush toys, screen printed tea towels and aprons.  This year, with her partner-in-crime, Ana Reinert, Annie is expanding her vision to tote bags, the perfect reusable gift!

Tammy Smith and Homemade Circus

Tammy has worked in 3D for many years and has illustrated for kids' books and magazines. She has recently become fascinated with wire sculpture, especially birds in cages that resemble broken down carnival rides. This will be Tammy's first year with Crafty Chicks.
Stop by and see her charming "circus".

Karen Reeves

"I'm like my mama.  I need to have busy hands."  Lucky for us, Karen became a chick several years ago.  You can see Karen's love of crafting in many forms.  For Crafty Chicks this year, she will have jewelry, itty bitty felted bags (perfect for an IPOD or cell phone), and photography. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

37 days till the show!!!  May the force be with us all!

John Graham at the 2007 Show

John joined the 'chicks' in 2005. You will love his clever lamps made from found objects such as trumpets, baseballs, and even a movie projector!  Clocks hand-crafted from metal, film canisters, or computer circuit boards are each a unique piece. His aesthetic and 'green' sensibility are apparent in all his work.

Anna Eschrich with her bracelets

Anna is our youngest chick.  You will find her sitting with her friend, Cindy Pawlyshn.  She comes from a very creative family and shows her own talent in the pretty bracelets she makes.  Shop her table early if you want the best selection...accessories are a girl's best friend!

Jeanee and her sewn creations

Last year Crafty Chicks was the first show Jeanee ever participated in and had "SO MUCH FUN". She has found her niche with aprons.  Each apron will always be unique because she never uses the same fabric combination twice.  Jeanee will have some new items this year and will be screenprinting some cool stuff. Check out Jeanee and her "dirty laundry". 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

45 days till the show!!!  It's coming fast, isn't it?

                                             Good buddies, Jeanee and Dayle

Dayle loves to make things.  Crafting has been a lifelong passion.  If it's crafty and Martha Stewart has blessed it crafty, then she probably does it.  "Handmade by Sodapop, my company is a dream come true.  I love making anything that is colorful, girlie, fashion forward but practical."  Sodapop currently sells all kinds of handbags and necklaces.
For Crafty Chicks this year, Dayle will have some new items to sell. (It's a secret)

Julie Lushbough and her helpers

Julie's history on creating button rings goes back over 5 years...then for family, friends and gifts.  "For the last couple years I've been hooked on vintage buttons...what history and beauty they hold!  I recently made a ring and pendant for a woman using buttons from her husband's navy uniform.  She wears her ring every day!  That's so special."
Julie survived her first Crafty Chicks Show last year and has been busy with Girls Night Out ring parties ever since.
Megan Gray at '07 Crafty Chick Show and Sale

Megan has always had a love of fiber arts and fashion.  She taught herself how to knit at an early age and began experimenting with felt a couple years ago.  Her creations consist of felted ball necklaces and bracelets, scarves and vintage jewelry.  This year, however, Megan is 'going green'.  Her new designs are still organic but has focused on how to reuse vintage items in a totally new and creative way.  She is known as Ecochic.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

59 days and counting....

Jennifer Snuggs

As a child, Jennifer learned to crochet from her mother and has been "hooked" ever since. Jennifer became an official chick last year where she sold baby onesie sets and coffee cup cozies.  This year, she will be back with her popular cozies, but also has some surprises for your neck and hands!

Cherish Pageau

Cherish is the word. (We couldn't resist.)  Lucky for us, Cherish has been a chick for five years.  As you can see from her picture, she has a passion and talent for ceramics.  You'll be hard pressed to make a selection from these beautifully handcrafted pieces.  Come early for your best selection.

Madeline and Diane Tompkins

This mother and daughter dynamic duo have been chicks from day one in 1999.  Creativity obviously runs in the family. Diane has a unique talent of combining colors and textures which are evident in her exquisite necklaces.  Madeline's love of lettering inspires delightful creations every year.  Their years in Crafty Chicks have created a following who are always anxious to see what their new endeavors will bring.