November 17, 2012
Allied Arts’ 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts is officially open for the season. They have a new location this year, across the street from Geri Fields, behind Inside Pitch in the Haskell Business Park.
Some amazing work is on display. C’mon down and support local art!
November 26, 2011
Here’s how the table looks this year. There was room to add a tall, skinny shelf to the right — perfect for some of my assemblages.
Here’s to buying handmade and local. Cheers!
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November 13, 2011
Getting ready for the Allied Arts holiday show. I juried for both my Realms lotions and soaps, plus the art assemblages I’ve been doing all year. So my booth is going to be a little of both. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:
Been having fun with some mini shadow boxes — in necklace form. They are double-sided.
November 20, 2010
The Allied Arts Holiday Festival opened yesterday and I’m happy to be in it for the second year.
Here’s how the table looks this year. Got a few new things: bar soap, roll-on perfumes and the room spray is in a new slender brushed aluminum tube.
Heading out to do a shift at the show, but look at what arrived overnight. Going to have to leave a little early, I think.
October 27, 2009
Starting the first weekend in November and continuing through Christmas eve, my Realms products will be appearing in the following crafts fairs:
St. James Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
910 14th Street (across from Lowell Elementary)
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Bellingham Covenant Church Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 14, 9:00am-4:00pm
1530 E. Bakerview Rd.
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Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts 2009
Friday, November 20th through Thursday, December 24th
Open 10am-6pm Wednesday-Sunday (Dec. 24 closing at 3:00pm)
3548 Meridian (formerly Cascade Furniture, across from the Bellingham Country Club)
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August 27, 2009
So stoked! I’ve been accepted to Allied Arts’ Holiday Festival, the grandmama of Bellingham’s Christmas fairs. I’m going to have to get busy stocking up. The festival runs for over a month: from November 20th – December 24th. Hot damn.
January 20, 2009
Amid a snowstorm the likes of which Whatcom County has not seen since 1996, PRWeb crafters displayed their wares — some bright gems in a blizzard of white.
This black and white of Lauren’s struck me as really brilliant. In the wake of Prop 8, a young woman walks home from a march in Bellingham. The tail room, defying the rules that encourage space in front of the subject, made me love this photograph even more. I now have it framed.
Jed’s color work was also stunning. The aqua image from Pt. Lobos also found a home in our home.
Sue’s daughter, Stephanie is a crafter of many talents, particularly on the sewing machine. My grandson-to-be received some of her sweet flannel burping cloths. I also bought some of her adorable button note cards and Sue’s beaded bookmarks for stocking stuffers.
Aaron’s sweetie creates mixed media pieces, infused with social and political symbolism. I bought this piece, created on the inside of a book cover.
My table had a few extra goodies dotted in with my Realms products: earrings, ornaments and decoupaged jars.
And this awesome spinner found a temporary home in our hot house window before getting wrapped up for Mindy, Ian and baby-to-be Emmett’s baby shower.
I want to thank all my co-workers for buying my Realms products. I made a commitment to donate 25% from my table to the Bellingham Assistance League.
December 18, 2008
The snow fairies held off long enough to have a very successful Festival of Lights. The art was amazing. And the artists were warm, welcoming and wonderful. We had a great time trading and buying — my house is full of new objects, all lovingly made by hand — including a sweet felt Santa made by Linda Sue.
I fell in love with this bunny.
Elaine makes these delicate decorated bottles and boxes. Her husband has drilled holes in the backs of some of the bottles , which she has turned into nightlights.
Karin puts together these wonderful collages — part funk, part industrial, and part just plain wonder.
And Ed, holy moly, well the glass screams for itself.
And I forgot to mention, the whole atmosphere at Amy and David’s house is wonderful, with the girls and Atlas (one amazing dog) running around. And besides being a good sport, David makes a mean white bean chili.
November 30, 2008
One of my favorite crafts fairs of the season is coming up December 12th & 13th. The Sixth Annual Festival of Lights is happening at Amy Gould’s home, in the W.W.U. neighborhood, 510 North State Street, across from the Armory.
This is a special show, with unique items you won’t see anywhere else. One of my dear friends and true artist, Linda Hoofnagle will be there. She works primarily in felt. For a sneak preview of some of the pieces she’s been working on, check out her blog, All I Ever Wanted, at http://ifeltit-poppiespoppy.blogspot.com/.
Friday’s hours are 5-9 PM and Saturday 11AM – 5 PM. I’m making a passel of mini-lotions for stocking stuffers. Sure hope to see you there.
November 2, 2008
The craft fair at St. James Presbyterian Church was a lot of fun. The most difficult part was not spending everything I made; there were some very talented crafters there. I did buy some homemade honey, some quilted placemats and some adorable crocheted baby booties (couldn’t resist). I can’t wait until next Saturday for the next one!