Realms updates

October 23, 2013

cranberry body lotion

aBandon, my newest cranberry scent

New for the season, is my latest scent, aBandon, a sweetened cranberry. I’m making it into everything, including shaving soap. I particularly like it as a room spray.

And, in other news…

The new home for this year’s Holiday Festival of the Arts is…

1825 Cornwall Avenue at Ohio Street

This is the building kitty-corner to Bellingham High School and used to be a bingo hall, Sunshine Liquidators, and, most recently, Mayberry’s Sporting Goods.

Bonus: latte stand in the parking lot!

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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.

late-summer-09 126

'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.

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.

What a busy crafts fair! 60 crafters from one end of the church to the other. My, oh my, there was some absolutely gorgeous stuff. I was honored to be included among them.

Setting up at the Crafts Fair at Bellingham Covenant Church

Setting up at the Crafts Fair at Bellingham Covenant Church