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.