Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to make a Monster!

Another class for the kiddies! Clay, Wood & Cotton will have a Monster Making workshop for children this Saturday, April 3rd in Beacon, NY. All ages are welcome and the cost is $10 per child. Visit their website, www.claywoodandcotton.com for details.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hudson Valley Etsy Team at Crazy, Crafty, Cool

Shown above: Jennifer of Reclaimed Designs, Becky Nielsen's Gemini River Rocks, Virginia Piazza of Cerulean Blue, and Letitia of Mary Jane's Heirlooms

Four members of the Hudson Valley Etsy Team spent their Saturday at Crazy, Crafty, Cool - the first independent craft fair organized by Teri Bella at the Rockland Country Day School. Proceeds were to benefit the Rockland Parent Child Center. My neighbor at the show who knows of this organization said that even if she didn't sell anything she was glad to be supporting them because they're a great cause - quite an endorsement!

The fair was well organized. There was a nice variety of arts and crafts; most of the vendors seemed to be involved with Etsy. People were friendly, there were delicious foods available throughout the day, and the biggest treat was the music provided by both a DJ and then a terrific Bluegrass band. Traffic was modest, but for a first time show, decent. I didn't have a chance to get the final word from my fellow members, but I know I enjoyed the day. And several of the other vendors who live in the Hudson Valley expressed interest in joining us!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter On The Way

Some cheery and bright items from the team to put us in the mood for a visit from the Easter bunny and embracing it in their pastel glory!

"Each Rabbit..." collage print from Abstractheart

Chickie It Up Pin from Gemini River Rocks

Easter Party Dress & Hat from Woolsolutions

Nesting Bowls Set from Ceruleanblue

Easter Earrings from Pink Snake Jewelry

Find more great items from the team by using the team tag "hvny team" on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Crazy, Crafty, Cool 2010

Can't make it to Fishkill? No worries! Rockland County’s 1st ever independent craft fair, Crazy Crafty Cool 2010, will take place also on Saturday, March 27th from 11am-5pm at the Rockland Country Day School located at 34 Kings Highway, Congers, NY. This show will be featuring local, independent designers and vendors of handmade & vintage items from jewelry to ceramics to housewares. Admission and parking are free. Delicious food and beverages will be available for purchase from choice local eateries. So come and join us for some crazy crafty cool shopping fun!

You will find the following members of the Hudson Valley Etsy team present: MaryJane Heirlooms, Gemini River Rocks, Reclaimed Designs, Amy Madden, Ceruleanblue and Hobocamp Crafts.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The 2nd Annual Social Pariah Festival

The snow tried to hold us back but not for long. Finally!!! Music, art, and lots of tattoos: this year the event is sponsored by More Sugar Magazine, Zahra’s Studio (Beacon), Black Star Productions, and the Hudson Valley Renegades (Minor League baseball team). There will be local bands, artists and over 40 vendors including members of the Hudson Valley Etsy Team (Pulp Sushi, Beyond The Picket Fence and LexieJewel) will be onsite as will a cash bar for those of age (festival is 18+, sorry kids). Admission is $5.00 and the proceeds go to the Hudson Valley Renegades Pitch For Kids Fund.

Saturday, March 27, 2010 Second Annual Hudson Valley Social Pariah Festival Holiday Inn 542 Rte. 9, Fishkill, NY. 11 AM-9 PM

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Hudson Valley Etsy Team! Check out some green goods from the gang.

Pink Snake Jewelry

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crochet Easter Eggs

Luda from Wool Solution and VintageChicNSlick has shared on her blog recently an alternative way to decorate your Easter eggs. Instead of making a mess with the paints and dyes, how about crochet?

How cute and eco-friendly and reusable to boot!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Knit A Giant Cable Scarf

Clay, Wood & Cotton in Beacon, NY is hosting another terrific class this Saturday, March 6th. You can learn how to knit a giant cable scarf taught by Jill Draper from Kingston, NY.

Cost: $25 + Materials - you can bring your own or purchase materials at the shop. A 50% deposit is required to hold your place in a class. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class in order to receive store credit for your deposit. Give them a call during store hours at 845-481-0149 or stop by the shop to reserve your spot! Check out CW&C's Notebook for more details.