Friday, May 20, 2011

Craftstravaganza Vendors & Friends Part 3

With only hours to go I would be remiss if I didn't introduce our friend Megan of The Peacock Bead Shop. 

Raised by a family of Magpies, and having honed her shiny-finding skills as the Manager of Beadlush in Charlotte, NC, Megan Savors has amassed an impressive array of treasures over the years. When she moved to Denver in 2007, she used her procured baubles to create limited edition and one of a kind jewelry and accessories for other magpies. Two years of fervent creation left barely a dent in her hoard....something had to be done. The Peacock Shop began in March 2009 as an Etsy store meant to be an outlet for Megan to share her collection of pretty things with the world. Over the next year, it grew from a desk in her bead room, to a seasonal kiosk, to its first shop front location, then a larger storefront, where it's becoming well-known for its unusual selection, and inspiring surroundings.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More from the Craftstravaganza front

 Can you believe that Craftstravaganza is day after tomorrow! All of our planning is finally coming together, and today we're featuring Mountain Mud Babies, a local Castle Rock artist.

I am a mother of a six year old boy, an art teacher, an artist, a potter, an avid gardener and a big time animal lover.
Last year, with the help of my wonderful husband, I finally got around to setting up my home studio. It's almost complete with kilns, lots of light, storage and two pottery wheels and a slab roller. Now, thoughts of making things with clay consumes me. If I'm not working with clay, I'm reading about working with clay or doing sketches of future projects.
All of my work is one of a kind Art Pottery and is lovingly hand made by me from start to finish. Each piece that I make truly is one of my "Mud Babies". A name I borrowed from my favorite famous potter, George Ohr.

Monday, May 16, 2011

5 Days and Counting...

We've got 5 days before Craftstravaganza kicks off the 2011 season! I'm really glad we're back for a second season, and I'm really looking forward to this first show. We have some really amazing vendors, like Lexisworks, who is bringing stunning original works of art, art prints and handmade greeting cards to the Craftstravaganza stage.
Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up my mom was always coming up with new art projects for us to complete at home. This translated into a degree in Graphic Design when I attended college. Since then, I have traveled abroad, working in a cupcake shop in London, and visiting Scotland, Amsterdam, Paris, Italy and Spain. I currently live in Denver, CO.
I love to surround myself with items that inspire me. My studio has become a storehouse for scraps of paper I could not bear to part with-there might be a use for them in a future collage or design project. I have an obsession with collecting anything made of paper or covered in typography that catches my eye. My right brain’s creativity is balanced by my left brain’s attention to detail, desire for organization and ability to produce work for deadlines. Above all, I take pride in a job well done, and enjoy finding creative solutions to problems.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Craftstravaganza Vendors & Friends

Today we'd like to present another wonderful Craftstravaganza vendor, Creative Blessings.

Creative Blessings features lovingly crafted quilts & patch work gifts. The Creative Blessings blog showcases items for sale as well as inspiration for quilters. Each quilt or gift is completely unique to provide a one of a kind treasure.

We're so happy to be back at Stash for this season's Craftstravaganza events. Crystal and the rest of the gang at Stash have been really supportive of our endeavor and have been outstanding friends. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

On your mark....Get set...Go!

On Saturday morning when we arrived at the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market we started running a three week long craft show marathon. First we had Horseshoe, (which was so much fun!), this weekend we're going to be at the Castle Rock Ducky Derby, and the following weekend we'll be at our own Craftstravaganza

Speaking of Craftstravaganza, check out another one of our awesome local vendors, ADWoodcraft!

Are you looking for custom furniture at affordable prices that will last? Then you've found
the right place! ADWoodcraft specializes in custom furniture for the patio, mud room, game room, or any other room in your home. All of the items are made to order, with the highest quality materials and finished with paints and stains. 

We're really excited for Craftstravaganza and we're looking forward to seeing everyone at the show!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

4 Days to Go...

I can't wait!!!!! The Spring edition of The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is on Saturday and Jeremy and I will spend the next few days tying up the last little bit of work before the show. We're going to have some new items for this show, they aren't even listed in our Etsy shop yet!

Speaking of our Etsy shop we're going to be making some changes to our shipping procedures and costs. As you know, most of the items for sale in our Etsy shop are ready to ship, and have been leaving the studio via USPS Priority Mail the next business day. While this process has worked out well for everyone so far, the recent increase in orders and shows has changed the work flow in the studio. Beginning this week all Etsy orders will ship on the next Friday; for example any orders received today would leave our studio on Friday, May 6. Jeremy and I are sure this new system will allow Siouxsiequeue's to provide an even higher standard of customer service. We will still use USPS Priority Mail as our primary source for shipping, but expedited shipping is available upon request. 

In addition to our countdown to Horseshoe we are also wrapping up the final details for Craftstravaganza. We'll be at Find Your Stash on Saturday, May 21 with a great collection of local artists, such as {anne franklin designs}!

{anne franklin designs} started with a little bit of down time and a lot of creativity! 
Striving to create affordable, one of a kind items for birthdays, hostess gifts, teacher gifts or simply a way to say “I’m thinking of you," Franklin hand crafts her products with upcycled and vintage items. 
A Denver mom of three girls, Anne has also spent time as an elementary educator, has grown a small business into multiple units and is excited to launch {anne franklin designs}! 

We're really looking forward to the show and we'll be featuring all the Craftstravaganza vendors here on our blog in the days leading up to our event! In the meantime, don't forget to come see us at Horseshoe this weekend and the Castle Rock Ducky Derby next weekend.