Friday, November 29, 2013

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

Saturday is Small Business Saturday - I don't think there's a better time to support your hard-working local crafters!

Two members of the Hudson Valley Etsy Team have markets scheduled for this weekend.

If you're planning to stay in the Hudson Valley may I recommend the Bust Craftacular at Basilica Farm and Flea? Our very own Beyond The Picket Fence will be there selling her wonderful soaps, lotions and potions. I'm a die-hard fan of her laundry soap so don't forget to pick some up for yourself! Friday, November 29th, 5-9PM Black Friday SoirĂ©e, opening evening celebration with Cocktails + Sales, Saturday, November 30th, 10AM-6PM and Sunday, December 1, 10AM-6PM.

Beyond The Picket Fence
Beyond The Picket Fence
Huzzah Handmade is traveling to the Poconos. She will be participating in the Skytop Holiday Arts Festival Pocono Mt. Arts Council in Skytop, PA on Saturday, November 30, from 10AM-5PM and Sunday, December 1, from 10AM-3PM.
Huzzah Handmade
Huzzah Handmade
Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Hudson Valley Etsy hopes everyone has a great and fulfilling Thanksgiving!  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In Honor of National Red Planet Day

Because of the popularity of Thanksgiving, the fact that National Red Planet Day is falling on that most celebratory of Thursdays in November means, quite frankly, that the Red Planet is getting the shaft.

In a battle of Mars vs. Thanksgiving, who would win?  My bet is on the Red Planet, unless Aunt Myrtle is making the stuffing.

Here are some fun facts about the Red Planet we call Mars:

  • The planet Mars was named after the god of War from Roman mythology
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system
  • Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system
  • Mars can appear red because of the fine, iron oxide dust that covers its surface
  • Men really aren't from Mars (and just to be clear, women aren't from Venus either...)

And now a tribute to the Red Planet with a celebration of all things red:

Upcycled Wool Bifold with Vintage Button Closure by STRUCTUREbags on Etsy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sneak Peek #2 - Holiday Craft Fair Preview

Another group of lovely artisans that will be showing their goodness
As you can see from this sampling,
there is something to please everyone on your shopping list!


Click here to see Sneak Peek #1

Monday, November 25, 2013

Coping with the Holidays

The holidays are meant to be a wonderful time.  Love, Giving and Thanks.  A chance to see our families.  For some this is a magical time, for others it is full of stress and grief   The host has to round his or her troops and begin the planning for the grand gala. The guests are preparing for all the dynamics of their relationships that built up or tumbled down during the year.  A little strategizing can land you some survival gear for those rough holiday moments.
1. Do you have that relative who always has a controversial point, likes to stir the pot, rev your engine? Here's the solution. Throw in the towel before the melee even gets going. Go in conciliatory wearing this shirt from The ShaySki Shop.

2. Does your sister-in-law lack that passion in her home cooking? Bring the Rockerbox Garlic 3 Jar gift pack and slide it into those bland potatoes. As the smell of overcooked veggies and charred pies engulfs the house, save the mood by using Comfort and Joy Soap Co Cinnamon Clove Home Fragrance oil.

3.  Holiday stress is all about psychology. If you feel your mental state will be challenged, hang a mantra to study before you go into the fray: Keep Calm and Shine on. Hang another for constant reference throughout the season or post-holiday recovery -- Life Really is Wonderful.  Both from Silently Screaming Designs.

4. Prepare for the holiday love you didn't get when your girlfriend made other plans and your parents opted for the cruise. Go home and devour some Vanilla Almond Toffee with Hawaiian Red Salt or Mexican Chocolate Mmmallow-hand crafted Marshmallow, both from the Catskill Candy Co. while cuddling in the Yellows to Reds Quilt by For Comfort Quilts.

5.Did you come home feeling a bit blah from the whole experience? Cleanse and invigorate using the Ginger Citrus Organic Salt Scrub from Beyond the Picket Fence, or calm and relax yourself with a cup of a Relaxing Herbal Tea Blend from Medicine Gardens.

Lark Practical

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

...and off we go! Why not start shopping early before the big crowds and get first dibs on some awesome handmade one-of-a-kinds?

Huzzah Handmade will be at the Holiday Boutique and Show at the Unitarian Meeting House in Rock Tavern, NY, on Sunday, November 24, from 12-5PM.
Huzzah Handmade
Huzzah Handmade
Amber H Lynn will be at the Noxon Road PTA Craft Fair at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, NY, on Sunday, November 24, from 10AM-4PM. 
Amber H Lynn
Amber H Lynn
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hudson Valley Etsy Treasuries - Hudson Valley Etsy 11.20

Treasuries are a great way to check out many of our items at once. See more of this month's Etsy treasuries from Hudson Valley Etsy here: November Etsy Treasury 

'Rustic ' by GetGlassy


The Solar Panel Treatment - hArtandSoliMprints
The Solar Panel Treatme...
Upcycled Wool Bifold w/ Vintage Button Closure and Cotton Print Lining - Gold (BF-27) - STRUCTUREbags
Upcycled Wool Bifold w/...
Fused Glass Pendant, Necklace and Earring Set, Peridot and Copper beads, Jewelry, SRAJD - Smokeylady54
Fused Glass Pendant, Ne...
Reclaimed Wood Rustic Wine Rack Glass Holder with Shelf in Dark Distressed Wash Small Size - BlakeWaresDesigns
Reclaimed Wood Rustic W...
The Elven Urban Hood in Maple with Faux Fur Trim - HuzzahHandmade
The Elven Urban Hood in...
Gold and Black Batik Quilt - ForComfortQuilts
Gold and Black Batik Qu...
Personalized Hand Forged Copper Bookmark - CharmsofFaith
Personalized Hand Forge...
Leather Journal, Yellow Suede Rustic Notebook, Leather Diary in Mustard / Ocher - Medievala
Leather Journal, Yellow...
Laundry Starter Kit with laundry soap and wool dryer balls - BeyondThePicketFence
Laundry Starter Kit wit...
Leather wrist lanyard with swivel lever snap Tan - LarkPractical
Leather wrist lanyard w...
Rustic Doily Doilies, Rustic Wedding, Bridal Shower, Vintage Wedding, French Lace Doily, Paper Doily, Fall Decor, Scrapbooking, Gift Wrap - MailboxHappiness
Rustic Doily Doilies, R...
Hand Spun Merino and Bamboo Worsted Weight Singles Yarn - Here Comes the Sun - theKnitChix
Hand Spun Merino and Ba...
OOAK Wood Heart Bracelet * Labradorite, Citrine, Copper and Wood * Hiker Gift * i carry your heart - ScrapsandPaper
OOAK Wood Heart Bracele...
Rustic Mustard Yellow Floral Statement Necklace with Turquoise Beads - creativecustomology
Rustic Mustard Yellow F...
Lustre Diamond Pendant with Beads - RGClayDesign
Lustre Diamond Pendant ...
Soup bowl with handle in Brown Tenmoku glaze with Gold flecks and decoration - NewProspectPottery
Soup bowl with handle i...

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

'Twilight Blue' by Drusilla

Full team treasury featuring the talented artists of the Hudson Valley Etsy Team.

periwinkle seed vase - davistudio
periwinkle seed vase
LAPIS Hand Dyed Yarn Merino and Tencel Lace Weight Blue - spinningmulefibers
LAPIS Hand Dyed Yarn Me...
Owl Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Children's Headband Owl Accessory - MyStitchInTime
Owl Ear Warmer Headband...
Mini Wedge Dichroic Fused Glass Necklace Jewelry Pendant 01056 - GetGlassy
Mini Wedge Dichroic Fus...
AUTUMN FALL Crochet Chain Cuff Bracelets - Set of 3 - Teal, Sand and Frosty Green - Made To Order - pulpsushi
AUTUMN FALL Crochet Cha...
Women's Fashion - Elegant Hand-Knit Multi Cable Capelet in Merino Wool - Grey Color - ElenaRosenberg
Women's Fashion - E...
Hand Dyed Silk Wrap Bracelet-Persian with Periwinkle Patina Disc, Enameled Hamsa, and Indigo Crystals - anjalicreations
Hand Dyed Silk Wrap Bra...
Giraffe on Orange on Navy Short-Sleeve Bodysuit (size 6-9 mo.) - FELTITNYC
Giraffe on Orange on Na...
Points Tracker Calorie Calculator Counting Beadwork Bracelet Cobalt Blue Black Crystals - TinksTreasure
Points Tracker Calorie ...
Stars over water 4" square - roseymorris
Stars over water 4"...
Blue lace full body triangle flamenco shawl - MollysPurl
Blue lace full body tri...
Hanukkah Menorah Holiday Tea Towel in Multi-Blue Geometric print fabric made from Linen Cotton blend 18 x 24 inch - wickedmint
Hanukkah Menorah Holida...
Anise and Orange Essential oil Soap with charcoal - Tuscan Dream - BeyondThePicketFence
Anise and Orange Essent...
Rustic Seashell Art 3-D Shadowbox Assemblage - RobinsArtAndDesign
Rustic Seashell Art 3-D...
Moonbeam Blue Pendant - RGClayDesign
Moonbeam Blue Pendant
The Blues Quilt Wall Hanging - ForComfortQuilts
The Blues Quilt Wall Ha...

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

'GIVE THANKS' by CharmsofFaith

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reclaimed Wood Art Sign: Give Thanks Thanksgiving Home Decor - BooneCreekLoft
Reclaimed Wood Art Sign...
white, ironstone, vintage, orange, bittersweet, texture, 8 x 10, photograph - abbeyroadphotography
white, ironstone, vinta...
EQUINE COLLECTION elk bookend - EQUINEbyLauren
Autum Amber and Brown Fused Glass Candle Bridge Holder, Home Garden Decor Housewares Candles - GetGlassy
Autum Amber and Brown F...
hand painted acorn ornament - large - solid color or your choice - great for holidays or all year round decoration - amberhlynn
hand painted acorn orna...
Vintage Style Pumpkin Earrings, Antique Copper, Halloween Earrings, Fall Earrings - Vintage Pumpkin - merryalchemy
Vintage Style Pumpkin E...
Scarf Knitting Pattern - Victoriana Scarflette - Romantic Ruffle Scarf - Cowl Neckwarmer - PDF Digital Download - AtelierTPK
Scarf Knitting Pattern ...
Autumn Thanksgiving Acorn Ornaments Paper Quilled - WintergreenDesign
Autumn Thanksgiving Aco...
Woodland Acorn Button Box - Keepsake Jewlery Box- Wood Box - Rustic Fall Decor - CattailsWoodwork
Woodland Acorn Button B...
Autumn Leaves Silk Wrap Yoga Bracelet with Karma Ring and Mini Om Disc - anjalicreations
Autumn Leaves Silk Wrap...
Thanksgiving decor ... give thanks ... handmade polymer clay pumpkins ... Word Pumpkins, ready to ship - SkyeArt
Thanksgiving decor ... ...
Fall Organic Canvas Backed Mini Pouch in Black Canvas & Orange Print - STRUCTUREbags
Fall Organic Canvas Bac...
Thanksgiving decor, burlap pillow, thankful, Thanksgiving decor, fall home decoration, home decor, brown pillow by whimsysweetwhimsy - whimsysweetwhimsy
Thanksgiving decor, bur...
Pyrex Casserole Harvest Wheat Pattern 403 2.5 L Rust Color - SunchowdersVintage
Pyrex Casserole Harvest...
Give Thanks --  Thanksgiving Burlap Banner / Garland READY TO SHIP - AlohaInspired
Give Thanks -- Thanksg...
Old Fashioned  Rolling Pin - Wood Rolling Pin - Farmhouse Kitchen - Ecofriendly - CattailsWoodwork
Old Fashioned Rolling ...

Treasury tool by StylishHome.