Saturday, July 16, 2016

Attention Artists: Registration Information Coming July 24

This post is for current Whimsical Women: please watch your email inbox for the registration form for the November 19 fall sale. This will arrive in your inbox on July 24. Forms must be returned to Lizzie Kaplin by July 31.

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Please note this important announcement about the spring sale: after careful and heartfelt consideration, we have decided that we will not have a spring show in Chapel Hill.  We will focus on the fall show in Pfafftown, and we hope that you will continue to support us as we make this transition.  We thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you in November!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Last sneak peek of the season!

The Fall Show is tomorrow! Don't forget to bring your donations for Warrior Service Dogs and the Malawi Project, as well as your own shopping bags. Read everything you need to know about tomorrow's show here, and enjoy this last sneak of the season from artist Sandy Parks. We'll see you tomorrow!

 Snap bags: fun and functional! These make great gift bags or holders for jewelry 
and all kinds of accessories.
 Hello Dottie! The Dottie doll is available unstuffed and comes with directions for finishing. A great gift for future whimsical artists!
Pillowcase dresses!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

All Things Ubby

When artist Deborah Bujnak was a child, her little brother and sister called her "Ubby"--that's how "Debbie" came out. Now Deborah creates under that name, and All Things Ubby is a mix of both her doll making and animal safety passions.

Debbie's Minkories is a compassionate doll-making adventure in which Debbie makes a new huggable creation from a family heirloom such as an old fur coat or flannel shirt. And All Things Bindle is pet "luggage" that can easily hang off your pet's crate or near their leash, a place to collect tags, vet records, and other needs.

Debbie will be donating four Bindle Buddy Bags to Warrior Service Dogs--don't forget your donation on Saturday! And be sure to check out All Things Ubby at the sale to learn more about Debbie's art. We'll see you soon!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weavings and Trees

Presenting beautiful hand-woven baskets and trees by Pamela Buchanan, 
perfect for holiday decorating.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Outside Inspiration

Artist Karen McCall spends lots of time in the woods, and what she encounters outside inspires her artwork.  

She uses acrylic paints made for fabric to paint the flour sack towels and onesies, and her cards are linoleum block prints.  She carves the design out of a linoleum block. This process is almost like creating a negative of a photograph, carving out the opposite of what will be printed. Karen leaves the cards blank so folks can add their own greetings for whatever holiday they celebrate.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Beautiful Beads!

Check out some of the work Carolyn Fay, bead weaver and bead embroiderer. Her work includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pins.

 We'll see you soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hearts and Flowers

Sneak peek for a Wednesday: stained glass and salvaged-material yard art from Liz Stafford!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Meet Julie RIsher, Woodworker

We're happy to intorduce new artist and woodworker Julie Risher. Here's a sneak peek of her work!

Meet more new artists soon on this blog--and of course, at the Fall Show in four weeks from today!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Creating Creatures

Artist Gail Wall was inspired to create creatures this year!


Creep, crawl, trot, or fly to the Fall Sale November 21--less than a month away!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Announcing: The 2015 Fall Show!

Exciting news: our fall flyer is up! 

Our fall sale will be held on Saturday, November 21 at 2233 Vienna-Dozier Road in Pfafftown, NC. Gates will open at 10:00 AM, and admission is one dollar for adults (kids are free).  Please bring your own shopping bags, and like the ladies on our flier, carpool if you can! Brookstown United Methodist Church, located on the corner ofYadkinville Road and Lewisville-Vienna Road, has generously agreed to let us use their parking lot again this year. The church is about ¼ mile from the show site. There will be a shuttle bus to take you to and from the event. The shuttle will be FREE! (However, we’re pretty sure the driver would gladly accept tips.) If you choose to park at the church, please park in marked spaces only (not on the grass).
One you get to the sale, we'll have food and drinks while they last. And once again, you can dance to the music by Wicker and Jones as you shop or snack!

We'll also be raising money for Warrior Service Dogs. As you may know from previous sales, Warrior Service Dogs is a nonprofit based in Asheville, NC dedicated to linking trained rescue dogs to veterans suffering with the challenges of PTSD. During the fall show, we'll collect cash donations and items like moist dog treats, dog crates of all sizes, leashes, collars, collapsible dog bowls, and more for this fabulous organization.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Treat

Check out Bonny Calloway's handmade gemstone and pearl rosary-style necklaces and pendants!

These one-of-a-kind treasures are hand-soldered and guilded.

 Find Bonny at the fall show, coming soon to a Pfafftown farm near you!
Bonny Calloway

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rainbows in the wind

M Theresa Brown's hand-painted silk wearables are eco-dyed and custom-designed.

 A picture is worth a thousand words... 
Be sure to check out these silky treasures at the fall sale!

Check out more of MTB's work at

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nita's Nook

Whimsical artist Anita Bailey's studio is stuffed with treasures she has saved throughout the years. When she has ideas, such as the shoes below, she uses these items to bring her creations to life.

Themed Shoes
Each shoe is covered with artifacts related to the theme.  Teacher, gardener, beach, birthday, games, garage, bling, and storytelling are a few of the one-of-a-kind treasures for that special person. 

Adding a touch of whimsy to stools, chairs, lamps, and other things is fun for Anita.  She loves to design wall hangings and pocketbooks using the traditional rug-hooking method, often using the collection of vintage rugs left by her aunt as inspiration.

Traditional Rug Hooking Pocketbooks
Each pocketbook is a fully lined clutch with two pockets.  They are made with wool strips on a canvas background.  Some of the strips are hand dyed and others are cut from colored wool clothing.  The strips can be cut into different widths to change the look of the pocketbooks. 

The challenge to create a variety of artistic objects is one Anita embraces each day. Check out Anita's creations at the Fall Sale on November 21!

Whimsical Chairs, Stools, Lamps
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a unique set of chairs to use throughout your wedding activities?  To sit in at your showers to open presents?  To sit in as you preside over your rehearsal dinner?  To use at your wedding to hold extra gifts brought in that day?  To use to decorate your home that first year?  There are many uses for this one of a kind treasure during that special time in your life.