Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Balancing Act

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you have lost it – anonymous

When working full-time and also trying to grow a small business, it is easy to spread yourself too thin. Besides all of the hours that are spent working at a job that may not be your real joy, you may also push yourself to exhaustion and irritability, while working on the very thing that may be your heart’s desire.
We all have choices, and the often the relief of having a steady paycheck can trap a person into believing that this is more important than doing what you really love.

When the hours that are available to work on your craft are regulated by everything else that must be done, it can feel as though little is being accomplished, or that the process is moving too slowly.

Part of the balancing act of life includes family obligations, social activities, necessary chores, appointments, and unexpected events.
As I prepare to take a week and a half for summer vacation, I am accepting of the fact that the time spent exploring, relaxing, enjoying, will recharge me. In order to have energy for fresh new ideas, it is important to take time to relax, and realize that taking a brief break can be positive.

The act of balancing all aspects of life can be a challenging dilemma. Time passes quickly, and often while looking towards the future, we forget to experience the now.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Meet our new members! Summer Edition!

It's time to introduce our latest batch of new members to our group!  Please say "Hello!" and check out the following shops from our new members:

Mmmmm what is that smell? :) Check out The Potpourri Room for lovely gift ideas for your home. 

We have something fabulous for your pups, check out designer pet wear from Lollypups.  

Snazzy pillowcases, bags, sachets and more from Frau Lammli

Gorgeous pottery work from Hester Studio

We are so excited to have everyone on board and we're really looking forward to working with everyone and sharing more of their work.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

Happy Friday!

We have two events for you this weekend,

This Sunday, July 27, is the last date of the season for Bazaar On Hudson in Cold Spring, NY, and our very own Reclaimed Designs will be selling her gorgeous mosaics there from 10:30AM-4:30PM.

Reclaimed Designs
Reclaimed Designs
Also this Sunday is the 24th annual Narrowsburg Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY, on the gorgeous Delaware River and we have two team members selling their creations there from 10AM-4PM: Get Glassy will be there as well as Stone & Fiber.
Get Glassy
Get Glassy
Stone & Fiber
Stone & Fiber
Happy Shopping!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

We have two fun markets for you this weekend, so come on out!

It's the 2nd last date of the year for Bazaar-On-Hudson, but the last date for New Prospect Pottery.
Bazaar-On-Hudson, Main Street, Cold Spring, NY. Sunday July 20, 10:30AM-4:30PM.
New Prospect Pottery
New Prospect Pottery
And as you might have seen in Monday's post it's the 2nd day for the monthly Makers Market.
Warwick Makers Market, Railroad Green, Warwick, NY. Sunday, July 20, 9AM-3PM.

Selling their work at the Warwick Makers Market will be:
Get Glassy: Fused glass jewelry, tableware and home decor
Huzzah Handmade: Luxury knits, felted bags and vases, felt accessories
Stone and Fiber: Natural stone jewelry and hand-knit accessories
Get Glassy
Get Glassy
Huzzah Handmade
Huzzah Handmade
Stone and Fiber
Stone and Fiber
 Happy shopping!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Check out Maker's Market July 20th!

In cased you missed its debut last month (June 29th), new market on the block Makers Market next date is scheduled for Sunday July 20th in Warwick.  Organizers include our team's own Huzzah! Handmade, New Prospect Pottery, Get Glassy, and Stone and Fiber.

Take a walk through our Makers Market for unique handmade items, enjoy the fresh food and produce from the nearby farmers market and stop for a bite to eat at the many restaurants in the village. The Village of Warwick is a great place to spend a Sunday. 

Upcoming Dates

August 24
September 21
October 12
October 26

Interested in participating as a vendor? Their application is available for sign up! And you can stay up to date with Maker's  Market by following them on Facebook.