Sunday, May 31, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

To Market, To Market All Around the Valley

"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn" Garrison Keillor


Ginger Citrus Soap Bar 

Now that we have your attention, just a note to let you know where our members will be this weekend. Most of the wonderful Farmers' Markets of the valley have opened and are in full swing again, so you will soon have the opportunity to test Mr. Keillor's quote. 

While you're waiting for the corn to grow, pay a visit to Gwen, from Beyond the Picket Fence down by the river at the Beacon Farmers' Market Sunday, May 31 from 10-3 PM. 

Gwen's shop is not just about soap. She hand crafts a variety of all-natural products to nourish your skin after a hard day of gardening, working or playing outdoors. Her products are not just for the ladies. Guys will find some luscious skin-care products as well.

Sage and Bergamot Shaving Soap with Kaolin clay
Shaving Soap
Working Woman's Hand Cream - lavender, geranium and lemon
Working Woman Hand Cream

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Meet our new members! Spring part 1

Well it feels like we skipped right over spring and went into summer, but still I have some great new members to show you now that it's just getting hot.  There were so many great shops this time around, I had to split it up into two parts, so keep an eye out for the next installment!  As always, please stop by our awesome new members' shops, say hello, and maybe pickup something great to treat yourself - or someone else - while you're at it.

Tooth Fairy Pillow by RightHem

 First off is Right Hemisphere by Patrice, who does her work in Peekskill, New York.  Most of her creations are unique and fun soft creations like pillows and super cool tooth fairy pillows, but she has some cards and wood-burned door pulls, too.  You should really check out the tooth fairy pillows. They're awesome!  Happy to have you on the team.

3 Hand Cut Custom Silhouette Portraits - each 4" × 6" by SilhouettesbyElle
Silhouettes by Elle does her creating in Croton-on-Hudson in NY.  Her shop is full of awesome hand-cut silhouette artworks, many of which are custom made to be whoever it is you want silhouetted, including pets, kids, and wedding memories!  I'm a huge fan of silhouettes, especially on jewelry, and look! She has those too!  I'm a fan, glad to have you.

Organic Moroccan Mint Full Leaf 8 Tea Bags Pack by BeauTeaStudio
If I said I was a fan of silhouettes, I'm a super fan of tea!  And if you're the same check out BeauTeaStudio run by Jules and Olya in Montgomery, NY.  Their shop is full of delicious looking teas along with tea goods like infusers, tea cups, and bath and body products.  Earl Grey lip-balm anyone?   Welcome to the team!

Mira's Naturals 2oz. Sanitizing Spray by MirasNaturals
Meghann Reimondo of MirasNaturals mixes up her creations in Woodstock, NY.   She fills her shop with wonderful bath, body, and home goods many of which are made of bee products!  She even has some unique goods like her sanitizing spray which comes in a bottle with a bee on it that I just love, and even deodorant.  I wish I could smell her home after she's done creating.  Hope you like it here!

Just a note - notebook by pveshop 
pve design does their art in Ardsley, NY.  This shop is full of lovely watercolor and ink illustrations both as originals and prints.  You can also get custom pieces made of your home or business.  I personally love working in watercolors, and these ones have some great colors and styles that I just adore!  I wish I had a house to get an illustration of.  Thanks for joining us.

There's more where that came from! Check back later to see 5 more new member shops that also have wonderful creations of their own. I can't wait to share them with you.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Why not head North this weekend?

Not fond of crowds? According to census reports, Phoenicia, N.Y., a quaint village in the beautiful Catskills, has a population of 309, but there's lots to explore. If bucolic country living is your fancy, take a leisurely drive to the Phoenicia Flea on May 23 /24, from 11 - 7, and introduce yourself to Christina, from Hudson Naturals, All Natural Skin Care . Your skin will love you for it.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Out of My Studio: A Walk in Woodstock

'A Walk in Woodstock' baby fabric book by SO Handmade

I have been busy in my studio developing, printing and making my new fabric baby book  'A Walk in Woodstock'. To mark its launch I thought an actual walk in Woodstock would be in order on this beautiful spring day.

Woodstock has many facets to which I pay homage in my book including its musical heritage, the famous Sunday drum circles, the Woodstock Windchimes and the peace movement. But in recent times many wonderful new stores and cafes have opened to appeal to visitors and locals alike.
A Walk in Woodstock

New eatery Shindig is situated right in the heart of the village and offers 'an open door, a warm seat, and a much needed sip and nibble'. Organic, local and seasonal ingredients are lovingly prepared by Chef Page Moll into heartwarming comfort food just like your Mom used to make.


Amongst the exciting new stores is a little gem called 'Shop little House'. Owner JoJo Ans has a wonderful eye for combining fine vintage with modern Americana with artisan made gifts and homewares including those of our own HVEtsy team member Hudson Naturals.

Shop Little House

Woodstock Music Shop
 Two wonderful stores in Woodstock will be carrying my book The Golden Notebook and Illuminated Baby so call in and have a look!

"Woodstock had a tremendous impact on artistic American life"  P.J. O'Rourke

Hope to see you in Woodstock soon!

Good Luck and Good Making!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Wither Wilt Thou Goest This Weekend? 

"Love, whose month is ever May
 Spied a blossom passing fair 
Playing in the wanton air."

Autumn Tone Mulberry Flower and Mulberry Paper Renaissance Fair Wear Masquerade Mask
Mulberry Flower Renaissance Fair Mask 
Shakespeare's  words celebrating Love and the month of May are the perfect theme for this week's post. Spring is here, the world has again turned green and it's time to visit member Dara of DaraGallery at the MayFaire on the Green in Holland Patent, N.Y. on Saturday and Sunday May 16/17. Dara will be bringing her beautiful, handmade masks to the Faire. Each one is handcrafted and exquisitely decorated, plus they are available for Lords and Ladies alike.
Couples Matching Royal Blue and Silver Brocade Leather Masquerade Masks
Blue and Silver Brocade "couples" masks
 For something completely different, yet equally joyful and full of love, why not find Joann of Lollypups Designer Petwear at opening day of the Chappaqua Flea this Saturday May 16. Choose the perfect ensemble for your pooch from her selection of stylish, whimsical, harnesses, coats and costumes for your best friend.
Patches. Harness, vest and matching leash
Spring Song harness vest with matching leash
Spring Song harness vest, and leash

Rounding out our Spring Weekend tour, you will find Gwen, soap artisan and shopkeeper of Beyond the Picket Fence, back at the Beacon Farmer's Market Sunday May 17, from 10-3. Stop by and treat yourself to some of her handcrafted bath and body products including soaps made with local craft beers.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Where to Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Outdoor Shows Return as Spring Arrives

 Why not treat Mom on her special day?

Felted wool vase cover by HuzzahHandmade 

Spring has finally bloomed across our beautiful Hudson Valley and outdoor markets and shows are popping up again like fields of flowers.  Kathryn of Huzzah! Unique Handmade Wearables will be at opening day of The Makers' Market on the Green in beautiful downtown Warwick N.Y.  Sunday, May 10th from 9Am-3PM. 

This intimate, outdoor market is right in the heart of the village is within easy strolling distance to restaurants, shops and the Farmers' Market.

Here's a link for more information and directions.

Handmade Nuno felted silk scarf by HuzzahHandmade

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vendors wanted! 22nd Annual Fishkill Fine Art & Craft Fair

The Fishkill Business Association is back with it's annual Fine Art and Craft Fair. This year, the fair is moving back to MAIN STREET in Fishkill. The street will be closed off and vendors will line the street with their beautiful work.

There are vendor spots still available for this fun day. You can get more information and view the application here