Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pull out your supplies and get to work!

We're thrilled to kick off this season's sneak peeks with art from new member Deborah Smith!

About her process, Deb says, "I don't plan anything about my work. I pull out my containers and I go to work. I have no idea of what the end result will be!" As you can see, her method creates beautiful art that is filled with color and movement.

Please mark your calendars for our November 21, 2015 Fall Show, where you can see Deb's work and much, much more! And stay tuned for more sneak peeks, coming soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Attention Artists: Important Information for Fall Show

We will be emailing the registration form for the 11/21/2015 fall show on July 21st.   

Our registrar, Lizzie Kaplan, will send this email, and all subsequent emails concerning registration. It is your responsibility to make sure the email will not go to junk mail or be considered spam by your computer.

The deadline for returning the registration form, along with your $45 registration fee, is July 31st. Please DO NOT apply for this show unless you know you would be available to participate on our rain date (11/22) should it become necessary to use it.
Please contact Lizzie Kaplan at at if you do not receive the emailed registration form on 7/21, or if you have any other question. 

Thank you, and we are looking forward to the fall show!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Pocket for Your Treasures

Check out this final sneak peek from Sandy Parks of Sandy's Art Booth.

 kids' aprons in a variety of sizes and colors

utility aprons for all occasions

We'll see you Saturday, May 2!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hula hoops and magic wands


Monica Casey of MonkeyHooper offers Monkey Hooper Hula Hoops custom made in bright colors and designs for all ages. New this year are handmade ribbon wands topped with crocheted hearts and spring bunnies! All you'll need are the magic words. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Perfect Ring for Spring

Wendi Mink of Metals by Mink offers "The Perfect Ring" with a perfect fit! Most chainmaille is flat, creating a ring that doesn't conform to the finger and therefore won't stay on. The Perfect Ring domes when curved, making it cling to the finger. This also makes it very comfortable and effortless to wear. All rings are custom-sized. Be sure to try one out--and check out Wendi's other beautiful work--at the Spring Show!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Button, button, who's got...

We've got the buttons!

Pretty up shirts, jackets, and dresses with handmade buttons from Karen Fisher Pottery. Available in $5, $8, and $10 sets, they offer a colorful way to brighten your spring wardrobe--or use them to embellish bags or for creative crafts or gifts!

View more of Karen's work, including her hand-thrown pottery, at Karen Fisher Pottery.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Gourds and more

Catherine Kramer of Treehouse Gardens in northern Orange County offers beautiful items for the home and hearth. She dries her home-grown gourds, then crafts them into functional and decorative objects. She embellishes baskets, urns, and birdhouses using a variety of techniques and media including leather dyes, pigment ink, acyrlic paint, pine straw, sea grass, handmade paper, and fabric.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

8 Ways to Keep Your Whimsy

Check them out here. And the 9th way? Visit the Whimsical Women Spring Show on May 2!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kudzu and honeysuckle

Pamela Buchanan is an artisan who designs unique one-of-a-kind baskets and other creations using kudzu along with other locally harvested and processed natural materials.  She has been working with natural materials since taking her first class in 1996 at Chimney Rock Park.  Over the years Pamela has honed her craft while taking class at John C. Campbell River Oaks Studio in Asheville, as well as assisting in other workshops.  Pamela gathers her materials, which include kudzu, honeysuckle, grapevine, bittersweet, willow, mimosa bark, tulip poplar bark, and river birch, in and around the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Pamela enjoys working with people and one of her biggest joys is watching others make their own unique baskets and other creations when conducting classes.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

One month to go!

No fooling--the spring sale is a month away! Check out some photos of whimsical items we've offered at past shows. What new treasures will you find on May 2? See you soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lovely spring greens

We are excited to welcome Karen Fisher from Karen Fisher Pottery to the 2015 Spring Sale! This will be Karen's first show with the Whimsical Women.

Check out Karen's pottery below and read more about her on her website!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring is coming. Hear us roar!

  Come in like a lion with this great jewelry from Kim Koltzau from Steampunk Cellars!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Spring Show!

The 2015 Whimsical Women Spring Show

will be held on Saturday, May 2

(rain date: Sunday, May 3)

at the Village Green at Southern Village
Market Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 
We hope to see you there!

Registration forms for the spring sale will be sent to all artist by email on Sunday, January 25. If you do not receive your registration, please contact Liz Kaplan at

Friday, November 21, 2014

One last sneak peek!

 Sandy Parks offer booties

and bloomers
and bow ties galore!

(Great for babies, pets, or fruit you want to snazz up!)

See you tomorrow!
For one last look at all of our 2014 sneak peeks, click here!