Thursday, December 9, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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!
Monday, November 15, 2010
13 days until Crafty Chicks!!
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.
"Wonderfully Made" is the name of Mindi's jewelry line and it certainly is!!! This is Mindi's second year as a Crafty Chick.
Friday, November 12, 2010
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.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
25 days till the show!
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 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
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
34 days and counting!
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!
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 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
49 DAYS TILL THE SHOW!!!!
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!)