Cherish has been working in ceramics for 8 years. Her current work focuses on simple, functional and decorative forms created by using both wheel-thrown and hand-building techniques with interesting, textural, surface design motifs inspired by nature. As always, she will be selling an assortment of wares; mugs, bowls, vases, etc. Each piece is unique, 100% hand-made, and perfect for eating, drinking, gifting or adding that unique decorative flair you've been looking for to your own home or office.
Rachel owns 'love is rising', an outpouring of love that originally sprung from their journey to adopt their third child. Rachel has wanted her own handmade shop since college, and...years later finally got up the guts to try it and LOVES it. She love the process of creating (start to finish), meeting new friends and funding their adoption in a fun and new way. This is Rachel's first year as a 'Chick'!
Lynda was was sewing and making fabric items at the age of 8! She has made wedding dresses, men’s suits, curtains, king size quilts, quilted dog beds; you name it and this girl believes she can make it. Her menu for the November’s show will be quilted items: Table runners, make-up or personal bags, eyeglass cases, a variety of purses in styles that she has created. Lynda’s objective is to use vintage fabrics and trims. Items that remind her of her grandmother. Should you not find something you cannot live without be sure and let her know. She’s always willing to take orders and create that special something for you.
Christy Cater is a Ceramics/Mixed Media artist who creates artwork full of whimsy, humor and funk. From wearable pieces, functional works, or reliefs that hang on the wall, you'll be sure to find something that tugs on your heartstrings! She's so excited to share her Crafty Chick creativity with you!
Anne initially started making beaded collars for her own three dogs. The demand quickly increased to family, friends. acquaintances and nearly everyone who saw them. Requests began flowing in. especially from people at the dog park resulting in a large group of very well dressed dogs. An animal lover, Anne decided to give 100% of all proceeds to Operation Wildlife (OWL), a group of amazing people who are dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned animals. Remember dogs need Christmas gifts, too!
Julie Day loves to create with a vintage flair. Her felt flowers
can adorn a headband, jacket label or top off your shoes. Miniature
decoupaged journals crafted from old books and papers help express your personal style
(and keep you organized!). Other specialties include cloth tissue holders from retro
fabrics, picture frames from wrapping paper of long ago Christmases, and other vintage
surprises. Julie is so excited to be a crafty chick!
We are so pleased to be featuring the particpants in our 2011 show! In the next few weeks you will see why we think this may be our best show ever!
Laura Hudson is a graphic designer by trade and a lover of all things paper! Laura specializes in handmade journals and notebooks, as well as paper products including cards, gift tags, and calendars to name a few! Her newest creation has been the addition of handmade fabric flowers to her journals. Laura is so excited to be a part of Crafty Chicks for the first time this year!
(and we are so glad to have her!)
Ruth has always had a passion for mixed media and repurposing everyday objects into unique one of a kind art pieces. In addition to her wonderfully scented felted wool soaps, there are unusual pieces hand crafted from vintage bottles using crystals, shells, jewelry, buttons, epherama, etc. What will she bring this year? Stop by and find out!
Directions from downtown KC: North to Liberty on I-35 to Hwy 152, exit 16, turn right (east) toward Historic Town Square. Hwy 152 turn into Kansas St. Heritage Hall is located just east of Kansas and Prairie.
Crafty Chicks was started in 1999.
So what came first...the chick or the egg? It was a sweet chick in China that a co-worker was adopting. Our friend wanted to raise some money to help with expenses so we decided to have an arts and crafts sale. We began as Crafty Chicks and Jim, but Jim retired and we got tired of being asked "Where's Jim?".
The event has evolved into a venue for creative individuals with most having a connection to Hallmark Cards. We have many participants who have been in Crafty Chicks from the beginning and each year it continues to grow.
Crafty Chicks is a yearly event and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of all the participants.