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!

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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Allied Arts Holiday Festival

November 13, 2011

Allied Arts Holiday Festival 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:

Time Gone By

Gramophone dog

Lamp shade half doll assemblage

Red

Eiffel Tower necklace

Been having fun with some mini shadow boxes — in necklace form. They are double-sided.

Sisters necklace

Lotus flower necklace

Turquoise butterfly necklace

Mucha necklace

 

holiday crafts festival

Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

The Allied Arts Holiday Festival opened yesterday and I’m happy to be in it for the second year.

Realms holiday crafts fair

Realms space at the Holiday Arts Festival

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.

Snow at our place

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.

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'Tis the season for fall crafts fairs

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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Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

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.

PRWeb Crafts Fair

January 20, 2009

Some of the white stuff

Some of the white stuff

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.

Lauren's images

Lauren's images

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 saturated colors

Jed's saturated colors

Jed’s color work was also stunning. The aqua image from Pt. Lobos also found a home in our home.

Spit Rags and Diaper Bags

Spit Rags and Diaper Bags

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.

Art work by Trent Thomas

Art work by Trent Thomas

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 space

my space

My table had a few extra goodies dotted in with my Realms products: earrings, ornaments and decoupaged jars.

Whirligig (soon to be above my grandbaby's crib)

Whirligig (soon to be above my grandbaby's crib)

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.

Festival of Lights

December 18, 2008

Linda's Sue's felt ornaments

Linda's Sue's felt ornaments

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.

the sweetest bunny on the planet

the sweetest bunny on the planet

I fell in love with this bunny.

Linda Sue's elves and imps and beautiful waifs

Linda Sue's elves and imps and beautiful waifs

Luscious flowers (my camera doesn't do the red justice)

Luscious flowers (my camera doesn't do the red justice)

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.

the most beautiful, feminine boxes, nightlights and decorated bottles

the most beautiful, feminine boxes, nightlights and decorated bottles

Karin puts together these wonderful collages — part funk, part industrial, and part just plain wonder.

Collage pins and magnets -- fantastic

Collage pins and magnets -- fantastic

And Ed, holy moly, well the glass screams for itself.

Ed's glass lawn art

Ed's glass lawn art

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.

The girls got Daddy to play dress-ups

The girls got Daddy to play dress-ups

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.

Festival of Lights invitation

Festival of Lights invitation

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/.

Amy's house, 510 N. State St., location of the upcoming Festival of Lights

Amy's house

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.

Craft Fair fun-ness

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!

The Realms table at St. James

The Realms table at St. James