Friday, October 30, 2009

Beyond the Picket Fence's Etsy Video

I worked with some great people from Etsy awhile back to create a little video showcasing the process of making soap. The experience was wonderful, and the outcome is pretty good too!

Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn Inspiration Challenge

It's that time of year again when school begins, the weather cools and the colors of nature are truly amazing. Yup, autumn is finally here. In most parts of the Hudson Valley it feels a bit more like winter these day, brrr, but it definitely fall. The leaves have turned, pumpkins and gourds abound, cider and doughnuts are readily available and the holidays are quickly approaching.

Our team of fabulous Hudson Valley artists took on our very first design challenge; create something, anything at all, using the inspiration of autumn. Having such a diverse group of crafters made the challenge that much more exciting. Everyone who participated created something truly unique and beautiful and definitely with autumn in mind.

Here are the links to our final designs in our individual Etsy shops, I hope you enjoy our creativity:) Happy Fall!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sugar Loaf Fall Festival - Oct. 10th, 11th, 12th

What do you mean you don't have anything to do during Columbus Day weekend? NOW YOU DO!!

On October 10th, 11th, and 12th, in Sugar Loaf, NY...the 37th Annual Fall Festival will be held. Sugar Loaf is a quaint little arts and crafts village set in a picturesque setting surrounded by apple orchards, mountain views, and wineries. There are dozens of shops, galleries, and boutiques all within walking distance. Plus....during Columbus Day weekend...the Fall Festival will be held featuring a wonderful selection of fine artisans, craftsmen & live entertainment!

Come visit Kim at the LexieJewel booth who will be showcasing her newest handcrafted sterling silver designs as well as some fun, funky beaded jewelry! She might even do a jig for you if the Bud truck is parked nearby. ;-)

This Festival is FREE! Rain or Shine! Now how can you pass up FREE ADMISSION!!??

Friday, October 2, 2009

Warwick Applefest Sunday October 4th

On Sunday, October 4 from 10 am - 5 pm, the Town of Warwick will welcome an estimated 35,000 visitors to the 21st Annual Applefest.
Holding to its tradition since 1989 of celebrating the local apple harvest, the popular festival has grown into one of the largest and most well attended events in the northeast. Local residents and visitors traveling from neighboring states look forward experiencing Warwick's extraordinary selection of apples, culture, and entertainment

One of our own will be there!! Kim of Pink Snake will be in the Chase lot. Stop by and say Hi! You can also find Kim on Etsy at

Crafts At Rhinebeck

One of the biggest craft shows in the country will once again take place this weekend (October 3 & 4) at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. The team's own Becky from will be present selling her lovely handpainted pins, pendants, and more!