Monday, October 29, 2012

Amy Cecil

AppleScraps started when Amy Cecil made a necklace for her sister and had so much fun she couldn't stop. Five years later, Amy is still passionate about helping customers gift confidently, even if it's for themselves ~ she believes everyone deserves pretty treats!

Amy says vintage materials and new ways to put them together constantly catch her eye. Using solder as a consistent theme, she blends a variety of irresistible elements including sea glass, old keys, exotic beads, peacock feathers, vintage sheet music, real butterfly wings, and other pretty odds and ends. With so much personality in each piece, you'll find something that suits you or someone you know perfectly.

Visit Amy's table at Crafty Chicks to browse her collection. Additional pieces are available at her etsy shop, Applescraps.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cool Stuff

The air is nippy and the days are getting shorter, so you know what that means.
Our talented friends' from "Cool Stuff" sale is right around the corner!

13 fabulous artists have been working all year to bring you their unique creations to sell.
We'll have all kinds of awesome jewelry, fun concrete, painted gourds, loomed scarves, crystal ornaments and so much more.

As always, Friday is opening night with wine, cheese, shopping and a toasty fire in the backyard (weather permitting). Come back Saturday to buy those pieces you wished you'd bought Friday night and have a cookie or two while you're at it.

You won't want to miss their 11th annual and FINAL 'COOL STUFF' sale!

Their address is: 2300 Fayette Street, North Kansas City, MO  64116 (see map below)
For additional information, call: 816.842.8765

Friday, October 26, 2012

Classy Glass Designs

Janey Pritchett of Classy Glass Designs began designing jewelry using glass beads as the main component in the fall of 2001.  Six months later, she created her business and has been going strong since!  Janey is a full-time legal assistant so she enjoys designing on the weekends and some evenings, as time permits. The challenge of custom orders to create a jewelry wardrobe for her customers is an aspect of her business that Janey especially loves.

Janey strives to keep her designs unique and fashion forward, in
addition to creating new items on a regular basis. She creates napkin rings and wraps, stemwear wraps, candle jewelry, key chains, eyeglass holder necklaces, phone finders and bookmarks. Janey's customers 
have made comments that her "jewelry is like snowflakes ~ no two 
pieces are alike".

Classy Glass Designs uses the best product found to keep the quality 
high and purchases components in large quantities ~ or when on sale ~ 
to keep prices reasonable.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

June Brock & Sharon Milleret

June Brock & Sharon Milleret have been Crafty Chicks vendors for the past 12 years! One never knows what these two chicks will be bringing for the show, but make sure to stop by their tables and take a look! 

Sharon always has the most wonderful array of  antiques and pre-owned treasures. June offers several kinds of handmade  ornaments ~ some that are created using small antique butter molds. Stop by, say hi and  see what new offerings they have this year!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lisarae Turnbull-Oliva

Lisarae Turnbull-Oliva is a product and lifestyle photographer with talent for bringing emotion to her photography. She has a passion for color and texture and gathers inspiration from nature, art and travel. 

After many years of producing corporate photography, Lisarae is enjoying her new journey into the freelance world. She just finished photographing a 50 page cocktail book produced and printed here in K.C. She has also created her own unique line of greeting cards featuring holiday and everyday designs. The cards are professionally printed on thick premium stock with a blank inside just waiting for your own personal message. 

This is Lisarae's first year at Crafty Chicks, so make sure to stop by her booth, check out her lovely work and get a chance to meet Lisarae. For more information about Lisarae, visit her website and Facebook page.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gayle Martin

KCAI alumni, Gayle Martin of Rock Creek Crockery makes one-of-a-kind ornaments, mobiles & 4 X 4 desk vases that create a lasting gift impression. 
Using the ceramic surface as a canvas, Gayle combines several crayola colors as a base for her art. Second and third applications of crystaltex glazes create bursts of color adding contrast and blend with the base. The final application of lusters on the surface give the impression of sparkling precious stones. Visit Gayle's website or stop by her table at Crafty Chicks to see more of her work.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Diane & Madeline Tompkins

Tag Team Tompkins is a mother/daughter collaborative, making art that honors literary wit and wisdom.  Diane hunts for words that inspire her paper cut art.  Madeline's hand lettering and keen eye bring our prints to a fine finish.   

Diane & Madeline are excited to show off their 4 new letterpress printed bookmarks at the 13th Annual Crafty Chicks show in November.  They are also showing their letterpress prints and original mixed media work.  Tag Team Tompkins looks forward to seeing everyone at one of their favorite shows!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Carol & Samantha Schaefer

 Native Blue Springs mother-and-daughter team, Carol and Samantha Schaefer are co-founders of Coasters To Coasters. As wine enthusiasts, they always appreciate a good coaster. Needless to say, they fell in love with the idea of creating coasters that help tell the story of your favorite places in the city or school you love. 
Currently their collection features landmarks in Kansas City and surrounding suburbs as well as the University of Kansas and University of Missouri. And even though one's an MU grad and the other a KU grad, they've been able to put their differences aside as they strive to take their craft coast-to-coast. Of course, they'll be enjoying wine along the way. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kim Pjecha

After days of happily rearranging pixels as a surface designer, Kim Pjecha loves to come home and make something real.  Last winter she made a pair of little red slippers for her niece from a felted wool sweater.  Now she has an etsy shop filled with slippers, hats, mittens and purses.  Everything is fun, useful and earth-friendly. Her etsy shop, Linkaa, features products made from upcycled wool, freshly felted and ready for a new life ~ make sure to visit to see additional designs!

Stop by Kim's table at Crafty Chicks to see her beautiful accessories and admire her craftsmanship in person ~ great gifts for the holiday and colder weather!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Laura Hudson

Laura Hudson, whose business is Simply Paperie, is a graphic designer who uses her love for colors and patterns to create beautiful paper products. This is Laura's second year at Crafty Chicks and she is thrilled to be back! 
Do stop by her booth to say hello and browse her collection of cards, calendars, gift tags, handmade journals and more - perfect gifts for friends, family or yourself! Visit here to order Laura's custom work, read her blog and find links to her other social media sites.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Allison Thompson

Allison Thompson of Shaw Girl Studio started her art journey as a diehard scrapbooker, eventually entering the diverse world of mixed media art. She uses collage, stamping, and painting to create whimsical one-of-a-kind pieces on canvas. 

You may have seen her art either at The Red Apron or at Payton's Closet, both in Liberty, Mo.  Allison has created special custom pieces for several clients with specific color or theme requests. Please visit her facebook page to see more of her art. She is excited to be a part of this group of super-talented crafty chicks!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Kirsten Brooks

Kirsten Brooks is the owner and creator of Arm Candy ~ a company born from her passion for handbags and accessories.  A purse can make or break an outfit, and Kirsten strives to give new life to repurposed fabric and materials to create one-of-a-kind pieces for her collections. Vintage fabric is one of her greatest passions so she incorporates them into her designs as often as possible.
While Kirsten is inspired by decades past, nature is also a huge source of creativity for her. Color combinations in nature are so harmonious ~ if they work in the great outdoors, they will be beautiful when incorporated in Arm Candy’s accessories! Kirsten's motto is Repurpose, Recreate, RELOVE. Visit her website here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Clara Porter

Clara Porter has designed and made paperclip jewelry ever since she was thirteen years old. She started her business as a way to express her creativity and to offer fun and inexpensive jewelry. Each piece is hand crafted and made 100% out of paperclips and beads. The jewelry is fun, fashionable, and light weight. Any of Clara's designs can come in
silver or gold, an array of bead colors, and in multiple shapes. 

Make sure to stop at Clara's table for a lovely variety of jewelry to choose from for yourself or to give as a gift.
For more information visit

Monday, October 1, 2012

Unleashed Pet Rescue

Unleashed Pet Rescue is putting together a terrific table of handcrafted collars, toys, treats and more!  The Unleashed team works daily with high kill shelters in the Kansas City area to pull "unwanted" dogs to safety and find them forever homes.  All proceeds from this sale will go directly to Unleashed Pet Rescue to help continue their life saving mission.

Stop by and find something fun for your pet, support a worthy cause, and learn how you can get involved. Remember, dogs need Christmas gifts too!