Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Days

I am a little embarrassed. My personal goal had been to post to this blog at least once a week. But it's been slightly more like once a month lately. What can I say?.... It is finally summer! I've been busy gardening, going to see live music, and socializing with old friends and new. Life has been great! I have managed to sneak some crafting into my schedule too, but have not been too good about keeping up with the internet side of life.

A few weeks back, I joined several other Western Mass Etsy sellers in a craft market during Easthampton's BearFest. Although it was a fairly toasty day, the rain held off and we had quite a nice flow of friendly faces throughout afternoon! It was also a pleasure to put some names to the faces of the other Etsy sellers on my team. There is an amazing selection of high quality handmade goodies being created right around me! If you're interested in seeing the work of Etsy's Western Mass Street Team, just enter "wmass team" into the search bar.

It's likely that wherever you are, there are fantastic things being made near you too. Search the name of your city or town on Etsy's Shop Local page to find beautiful local treasures!

Happy summer! Go play outside!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Craft Market Saturday!

Looking for some fun, unique, handmade gifts for yourself or a friend? Come and check out Etsy's western mass seller's craft market this Saturaday, June 13, from 2pm-8pm in Easthampton, MA. The market will be in conjunction with Easthampton's Bear Fest and will be held in the parking lot next to the Nashawannuck Gallery. The Bear Fest is a celebration of the arts that features over 30 bear sculptures that have been decorated by local and regional artists. June 13th is Easthampton's kick-off event for the city's 4 month long exhibit. Come check out all the bears and some more locally made goods this Saturday! More information about the Bear Fest can be found at I'll be there with lots of new wallets and leaf jewelry; I hope to see you there too!

Saturday, June 13
2-8 pm
40 cottage Street