Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crafty Chicks # 11 was a great success! The participants...a fine looking group as you can see....were wonderful and had an incredible array of items to sell. They are all so talented!!!

A BIG thank you to everyone who shared the day with us and hope you come again next year!

Crafty Chicks 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's showtime!!! It's going to be a lovely day to do some Christmas shopping for unique and handcrafted gifts. We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

3 Days and counting!!!

Gretchen Finch

Cheryl Graham

Cheryl and Gretchen are two of the original chicks and they also are the organizers of the show. They are great friends who share a LOVE of buttons!!

Cheryl will again have her 'Letter' painted canvases, unique little address books and one of a kind frames. New this year are beautiful, trendy, large bead necklaces. Accessories do make the outfit!

Gretchen will have vintage button collages, sterling silver button bookmarks,and button bracelets. This will be her 8th year to create a sculpted folk art creation. 'Owl be home for Christmas' is hand crafted from paper pulp and would love to fly away with you!

This is Michelle’s second year at Crafty Chicks displaying her handmade jewelry designs. Utilizing the unique beauty of real butterfly wings, she mounts the wings in glass to showcase the stunning colors only nature can provide. Furthering her love of all things vintage, she will once again have her sparrow lockets available, but has also added metal photo necklaces. Using a method that transfers directly to the metal, she uses images old and new to create works with vintage charm. Custom designs available.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

9 days until your shopping spree!

Ashlee Dowd and Heather VanWyck

Accessories always fit! And if you want to give a gift of one of these beautiful flower pins, you know it will be appreciated and loved. So be sure and drop by Heather and Ashley's booth and pick out your own favorite or how about a bouquet!

Jeanee Duval

Jeanee handmakes bath bombs that look like mini cupcakes - CUPCAKE BATH FIZZIES! This twist on the bath bomb will make a great stocking stuffer, party favor or a cute gift. Jeanee first introduced her cupcake bath fizzeis to Crafty Chicks in 2008 and they were a hit! She sold out of four dozen in two hours. This year she'll has an extensive line of fun scents and colors. Come early and get this unique gift and do not forget to pick up one for are worth it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

13 days until Crafty Chicks!!

Tara Smith

Tara has been working on the shrines since her dad's death about 7 years ago. It started with a couple of fabric boxes in remembrance of him and grew from there. Now she likes creating little stories about the people in the pictures that she uses when she creates. Most of the people are family members long past. She also uses various religious icons and symbols in her work.

Mindi Ogden

"Wonderfully Made" is the name of Mindi's jewelry line and it certainly is!!! This is Mindi's second year as a Crafty Chick.She makes whimsical, unique jewelry pieces - jewelry that can fit your personality and style! We see jewelry in your future!

Friday, November 12, 2010

15 days until your Crafty Chicks shopping spree!!!

Elissa Duncan

Elissa Hudson's illustrations have been featured on greeting cards and gift wrap, in magazines and books, and are on display in many children's rooms and homes. She loves design, illlustration, and lettering, and it shows through the sweet, charming images she creates. Elissa offers a variety of whimsical and witty quality prints, mini prints, magnets, and totes. Her work is sold on Etsy and on her website. Click on her link and check out this very talented chick's work. She's very excited to be participating in Crafty Chicks for the first time!

June Brock and Sharon Milleret

If you have been to Crafty Chicks before, you probably have seen these chicks! They always have a wonderful selection of pre-owned treasures and antiques items. June uses antique molds to make lovely hand-painted ornaments. These are great gifts or maybe one for your own tree! Be sure to see what is new this year!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

17 days until the show!

Vicki McClain and Judy Chestnut

Vicki's interest in art, nature, and her love for animals have drawn her to explore many art forms and media such as Scrimshaw, Beading, Pine Needle baskets and her new obsession Pyrography, also known as woodburning. She has done several collaborative pieces with Judy Chesnut to embellish her turned wood pieces and in the process became interested in Pyrography. Judy acquired an interest in wood at an early age while helping her dad build their house. Her first exposure to a lathe, was while I was attending classes at the Kansas City Art Institute and building furniture. Judy collects and use many exotic woods from a variety of countries. The more unusual the wood, the more attracted she isto it. It’s a bit of an obsession as is the woodturning. Judy and Vicki's love of wood and nature is expressed in all their work.

Pam Sledd

Pam creates her own jewelry and represents 3 other jewelry artists. Their pieces include lucite, old store stock from the '60's and '70's, found items, natural stones such as ocean jasper, turquoise, amber coral and agate. Current color trends are evident in each piece. Go forth and accessorize!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

19 days until the show!!

Jenny Whitehead

Jenny Whitehead is a children's book author and illustrator during the day and a Washer Woman at night. She starts every pendant with a stainless steel washer and then designs each piece using flea market trinkets, vintage books, matchbooks, stamps, tokens, buttons, and anything round, rusty and interesting she finds on the street while walking her dog. Each pendant comes with a free rubber necklace--it lies just at the right place to start a conversation!
You can see more of Jenny's artwork on her website:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

25 days till the show!

Karen Reeves

This year, Karen Reeves is offering hand-knitted cozy cowels and hats to keep you warm this winter. She will also have Christmas ornaments made from Scrabble tiles and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. (Karen is the one with the hair!)

Julie Reed

Julie grew up in Pennsylvania, but now lives in Kansas City along with her boyfriend and two scottish terriers. By day she works for a scrapbook/craft company as a graphic designer/ art director: by late night weekends and lunch hours, she makes things. Julie loves to knit, crochet, felt, create jewelry and make paper objects. This is Julie's 11th Crafty Chicks show! Visit her blog (look in our Links section) to see and read more about her and what inspires her.

Friday, October 29, 2010

30 days until the sale!!

Diane and Madeline Tompkins
Tag Team Tompkins has had a busy year, selling their work at local and regional shops and shows and now through Etsy. They consider their letterpress art prints a nice success, growing the offering from 13, created in 2009, to a total of 24 prints that will be offered at the Crafty Chicks 2010 show. Diane and Madeline continue to enjoy creating their"DireWarning"originals and their framed hand lettered and hand-cut silhouette art. They are proud to be featured at Main Street Goods and Goodies, located in Liberty, Missouri, owned and operated by Gail Dugdale, Diane's sister, another Crafty Chick.

Cindy Ross

It's funny the first thing people say when they see the beads Cindy works with is, "Oh man, how can you see?" Cindy has been showing at Crafty Chicks since the beginning, 11 years ago. Her designs have evolved. Right now, she is into the old school tattoo look. It is a lot of fun to see her ideas come to life. When you love what you do it shows! Stop by and see her...just look for the crowd.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

34 days and counting!

Shawna Stobaugh

Shawna Stobaugh is a creative artist whose illustration subjects are greatly inspired by her own life and things that surround her. Among all the things she illustrates, her favorite things are the ones that she sees daily. The style of her art is playful and almost child-like. She has a variety of items to share such as; prints, illustrated baby blocks, rub-ons, iron-on transfers, baby cloths with illustrations, illustrated wood plaques, pattern covered decorative boxes, cards, decorative letters, frames, tile magnets, pin-back buttons and assorted illustrated paper items.You can see more of Shawna's art & illustration at her

Michelle Spaw

Michelle is a mixed-media artist and paper craft designer. Her work for the Crafty Chicks Show will include collages, ornaments, and decorative lapel pins. You've probably seen Michelle's work in many of the creative magazines. Ask her about them when you stop by her table.

Friday, October 22, 2010

37 days until the show!

Mistie Gallaway

Capricious Traveler, recycled jewelry and home decor. Taking what is old, and giving it new life. This is Mistie's first year as a Crafty Chick, so stop by, talk about your travels, and make her feel welcome. I bet you might find a thing or two for your holiday gift giving!

Cindy Buehler

Cindy Buehler of Cinderelish is excited to be a part of Crafty Chicks for the first time this year. Cindy has been making pottery for about ten years. Her functional pottery is created from porcelain and embellished with sgraffito carving through black slip. The black and white carving is then highlighted by bright, modern glaze colors. Offerings include tiles, trays, cups, mugs and bowls. Cindy works from her home studio and Liberty, MO. She teaches classes at Red Star Studios. Her work is also available at STUFF in Brookside. Hot Chocolate would taste so much better in these beautiful cups!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

40 Days until the show!!!

Ruth Donikowski

Ruth Donikowski always gathers a crowd at the show. One of her new creations for 2010 are these wonderful bottles. Fanciful and charming they are just waiting to hold all your hopes and wishes! Stop by to see these, as well as all her other creative offerings.

Molly Colvin

Molly Colvin is a mother with three children, a career, and a hobby. She began making hair accessories for her own "Fancy Little Princesses" and now she makes them for others as well. She is excited to be a 2010 Crafty Chick! Stop by to shop for your little princess!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

44 days until the show!!!

Flora Chang

Flora is a full time designer/illustrator for Hallmark for the past 9 years. Her works are simple, sweet, and full of imagination. She is always trying to come up with new ways to incorporate her illustrations and her love of colors into the stuff she creates. Flora's latest creation is a series of interchangeable jewelries, including necklaces, rings and brooches featuring her adorable doodles and colorful fabrics. She will also have lots of her popular archival prints, badges, mini rubber stamps, hand-drawn doodle brooches and many other fun items at the sale.

Carole Reeves and Sabrina Stodgell

Leo & Lyla by Carole Reeves & Sabrina Stodgell are making their Crafty Chicks debut!! These two talented and devoted mothers offer a variety of hand-made modern children’s clothing. Although they specialize in appliqué shirts and onesies, they have several other adorable products for your modern miracle!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Fun, Funky & Chunky Jewelry
by Linda Maloney

Linda tries to bring a bit of nostalgia and whimsy into her designs. She likes to recycle by using as many re-found objects, beads and components in her jewelry as possible. Linda loves the tactile feel of the Mah Jong tiles and wonders how many games have been played with them, oh, wonders what stories they could tell! She is now using old Gumball machine charms, Monopoly and other game pieces in her game pieces long with Bakelite poker chips to make fun necklaces! The whimsical trees are all made in the manner of the glittery trees in the 1950's. These beautiful trees could find a place in your home. You will want to come early to see Linda, a new chick this year, and her wonderful designs.
(Cute doggie NOT for sale!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The sounds you have been hearing are the busy hands of the 2010 Crafty Chicks! Check out the list of participants. What a great show we are going to have!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More great photos from the show!