Friday, November 25, 2011

Where To Find the Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend!

Okay, I know it's Thanksgiving weekend. Now's the perfect time to ask yourself whether you want to face seething crowds in big-box stores at some ungodly hour to buy mass-produced consumer units shipped in from overseas, or to support your local small businesses, independent crafters and artisans, and boost your local economy in the process. If you're reading this, I think I know what you might choose, you smart, socially-, environmentally-, and aesthetically-conscious person! You're so right. And here's what the Hudson Valley Etsy Team is doing to help you along:

Virginia of Ceruleanblue will be showcasing her ceramics at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY from November 19 through 27 (A whole week? How lucky are you?) from 10 am until 5 pm daily.


Kathy of Gnorasaurus heads up to the City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY for the Saratoga Center for the Family's 36th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on Saturday, November 26 from 10 am until 4:30 pm.

Also on Saturday, Michele of The Knit Chix will be selling her wonderful handspun yarn and knit creations at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, NY from 10 am until 7 pm.

The Knit Chix

On Sunday, check out the Woodstock Arts Fair at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation from 10 am until 4 pm. Becky of Gemini River Rocks and Karen of Karmabee will both be there with their beautiful, whimsical and completely original artwork. I hear a rumor that they will be in the back room, with a fantastic local chocolatier. Now that's one-stop shopping!


Gemini River Rocks

And of course the Hudson Valley Handmade! Pop-Up Shop in Pine Bush, NY will be open for your holiday shopping as well! Go visit and feel good about gift-giving this year!

Hudson Valley Handmade!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend!

The holiday show season shifts into high gear this weekend! You'll find HVNY Team members at two weekend-long events:

Elena of Tickled Pink Knits will have a booth at the American Craft Show NYC at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. The show runs from 10 am - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Becky of Gemini River Rocks will be at the Dutchess Arts Council 2011 Fine Art and Craft Market in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hours are 10 am - 6 pm Saturday and 11 am - 5 pm Sunday.  

Gemini River Rocks
Tickled Pink Knits

On Saturday, November 19, the Team will be out in force for the annual Chappaqua Craft Fair  at the Robert E. Bell Middle School, 50 Senter Street (across from the train station) in Chappaqua, NY. Show hours are 10am-4pm. Participating HVNY Team members include:  

Hema of Anjali Creations, Patti of GetGlassy, Lynn of New Prospect Pottery, Shannon of Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio, Neely of NellsBelles, Gwen of Beyond The Picket Fence, Audrey of Molly's Purl, Kathy of Gnorasaurus, Judy of JSWMetalworks, Kathryn of Huzzah Handmade and Amy of Sweet Olive Jewelry

New Prospect Pottery

Sweet Olive Jewelry

Molly's Purl
Get Glassy

JSW Metalworks

Beyond The Picket Fence

Anjali Creations

Huzzah Handmade

Sunrise Lodge


Also on Saturday, Debi  of Tink's Treasure  will have a booth at  the St. Nicholas Church Craft Fair, at 37 Point Street in New Hamburg, NY  from 10 am - 3 pm. And Jess of Knot By Gran'ma will be at the  CT RollerGirls Craftstravaganza  in  Fairfield, CT  from 10 am -5 pm.   
Tink's Treasure
Knot By Gran'ma

This non-stop weekend rolls into Sunday with Hema of Anjali Creations  at the First Hebrew Congregation in  Peekskill, NY from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Judy of  JSWMetalworks  at the Noxon Road PTA Holiday Craft Fair in Lagrangeville, NY  from 10 am - 4 pm; and Karen of Karmabee  at the 3rd Annual Benefit for Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck, NY  from 10 am - 4 pm.   


Special midweek bonus! On Wednesday, November 23rd, Virginia of Ceruleanblue  will be selling beautiful ceramics to enhance your holiday table at the Beacon Farmers Market on the waterfront in Beacon, NY   from 10 am - 4 pm.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hudson Valley Handmade is OPEN!

Now that our Pop Up Shop is open for the season, here are some pictures of what you'll find.  Of course the way to experience it is to check it out in person!

Follow the shop on Facebook or check back here for updates.  Visit Hudson Valley Handmade at 91 Main Street, Pine Bush, NY

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Boss

Now that we are in prime Holiday Shopping season, the team would like to bring you a series of gift guides to help with your gift giving needs. Some folks may be harder to shop for than others.

For me, finding a gift for my boss was always kind of hard. You don't want to give them anything too "personal" but you still want to show that you put some thought in to your gift.

You can never find a paper clip when you need one.  Bring some style (and order) to the workspace with this decorative box.

Forget the cheap mug that comes with the individually wrapped hard candy that no one eats.  A cool travel mug or a scented coffee to please the senses will do the trick.  It may help give your boss when they're swamped - you get a promotion!!

Toasty Warm Fused Glass Coaster Set from Get Glassy
I love the colors in this coaster set, not only is it unisex but very classy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Where To Find the Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend!

The Suffern Farmers Market will host a slew of Hudson Valley Etsy Team members on Saturday the 12th, from 8:30 am until 1 pm. The Market is held in Suffern, NY at the Communter Parking Lot on Orange Ave, between LaFayette and Wayne. Participating artists include Patti of GetGlassy, Lynn of New Prospect Pottery, Shannon of Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio, Neely of Nells Belles, Gwen of Beyond The Picket Fence, Audrey of Molly's Purl, Debi of Tink's Treasure, and Ro of RoArt.

Also on Saturday, Laura of Beacon Knits will have a booth at the Hollyberry Fair in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY from 10 am until 3:30 pm.

Beacon Knits
On Sunday, November 13, visit Hema of Anjali Creations at the Port Chester Middle School in Port Chester, NY from 10 am until 5 pm.

Anjali Creatons
And, if you've got a friend in Pennsylvania, be sure to tell them about two great craft fairs happening in their area! Kathy of Gnorasaurus will be at Handmade Arcade for the Holidays in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday from 11 am - 7 pm, and Elena of Tickled Pink Knits will be an exhibitor at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair in Lancaster, PA from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickled Pink Knits