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!