Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hello January 2016! Free Desktop Calendar

This year for my blog post I will share with you all
a calendar page each month.
You may set it as your desktop background or print it up for your own
personal use.

I hope that 2016 brings us much happiness and success!

Click to download

Happy New Year!

Sue DiGilio

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays! See You In 2016!

Happy Holidays from Hudson Valley Etsy

It's that time of the year where we can all just sit back, take a breath, and enjoy the remainder of the year so we here at the blog are taking a little break.  

We want to thank you all for reading our blog, following us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.  2015 was a great year for us but we have some BIG changes coming in early 2016 that we're really looking forward to sharing.  

Have a safe and happy holiday and prosperous new year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

FREE Holiday Printable: Christmas Gift Tags

I would like to share with you all a jpg of my Christmas Gift Tags.

I find these quick and easy to print up and I like to add a little bit of 
glitter to mine. The cards fold over and you can add a little bit more
personal notes than you can to the pre-made sticker type ones.

Punch a hole in the corner and add a bit of string or ribbon.

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!
Click here to download

Of course just for your personal use ;)

Sue DiGilio

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Free Downloads: Holiday Gift Labels

I would like to share with you all a jpg of my Christmas Gift Tags.

I find these quick and easy to print up and I like to add a little bit of 
glitter to mine. The cards fold over and you can add a little bit more
personal notes than you can to the pre-made sticker type ones.

Punch a hole in the corner and add a bit of string or ribbon.

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!
Click here to download

Of course just for your personal use ;)

Sue DiGilio

Out of My Studio: Gifted Hudson Valley

Beautiful Pottery by Hesters Studio
In the small town of Red Hook, just a few miles from Rhinebeck a holiday pop up shop has opened its doors to customers. Featuring wonderful handmade items from 7 of the Makers on Hudson team this is a one stop shop for any discerning customer.

Situated in the Red Hook Community Arts Network or RHCAN gallery space in the heart of Red Hook artists and designers have collaborated to  bring you a wonderful diverse selection of pottery, jewelry, apparel, holiday decorations and more.

Gifted HV is located at the RHCAN Gallery Space located at 7516 N Broadway, Red Hook
Gifted Hudson Valley is the brain child or Amber Haqu of Amberhlynn. She wanted to create a space for local artisans to share their incredible creations. She is manning the space and is looking forward to welcoming you, as she says:

"Not only will these gifts make you and your friends happy, but your purchase will also help out your neighbors"

Amber of Amberhlynn at Gifted Hudson Valley
Gifted Hudson Valley features Makers-on-Hudson team members:
Cards by Cynla
Pottery by Hesters Studio
Jewelry and Scarves by Amberhlynn
 Jewelry by Digilio Designs
Pouches and Purses by H&J Star Creations
Holiday Decor and Kids stuff by So Handmade
Luxury knits by Huzzah Handmade

and also art work by Jenevieve at Herbaceutikals
Daniel Evans and Holly McCabe

Small coin purses by H & J Star Creations

Scarves, shawls, and more knitted goods by Huzzah! Handmade
Ornaments from Digilio Designs

Jewelry by Amberhlynn
Gifted Hudson Valley will be open from now until Christmas Eve at these times:

Wed/ Thurs 11-5pm
Fri/ Sat 11-6pm
Sundays 12-4pm

and is located at RHCAN Gallery Space - 7516 N Broadway, Red Hook

Holiday d├ęcor and kids stocking stuffers by So Handmade
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

 Makers-On-Hudson invites you to meet Hudson Valley Etsy in person this weekend   

This Saturday is "Second Saturday" in Beacon, and Hudson Valley Etsy's Annual Holiday Show returns to the  Howland Cultural Center  for the 7th time. Second Saturdays are a fun way to spend a day in this vibrant city, and everything is within easy walking distance. Here's a preview of just some of the items our members will be featuring.
Art Print Mounted on Wood 5x5 Owl Woodland Snowy Owl
Woodland Snowy Owl art print mounted on wood by digiliodesigns 

Sue, of  Digilio Designs, will be on hand with with an assortment of items such as notecards, prints, soft sculpture dolls, and jewelry, all based on her beautiful, original drawings.
Nuno Felted Floral Scarf in Pink and Lavender
Floral Nuno Felted scarf by HuzzahHandmade 
Kathryn, of  Huzzah! Unique Handmade Wearables will bring a selection from her shop, including her Nuno Felted silk shawls and scarves, alpaca hats, and felted accessories of all kinds. Sue and Kathryn's work also continues to be featured at Gifted, Hudson Valley  in Red Hook, N.Y. until December 27th.
Cerulean Blue Necklace and Earring Jewelry Gift Set For Women. Blue and Green Jewelry
Cerulean blue necklace and earring set by pulpsushi

Marilyn of Pulp Sushi, brings her beautiful collection of contemporary jewelry with a hint of vintage flair to our holiday show again this year.

This is just a small sampling of over 20 artists we are featuring this year, including at many more HV Etsy members. Please stop by. We'd love to meet you all.

Friday and Saturday, Elena, of Elena Rosenberg opens her Winter Fashion Pop-Up at ArtsWestchester in White Plains. Elena will be offering her fine hand knits, as well as a sample sale of one of a kind accessories.
Gift for Her, Women's Knit Scarf, Infinity Hand-Knit Scarf with Sequins - Mohair and Silk Cowl Snood, Charcoal Grey
Mohair and Silk Infinity Scarf by Elena Rosenberg

Rounding out our offerings this weekend on Sunday, Erin, of Harp and Thistle will be on the road to Portland Maine to take part in Picnic Portland Holiday Sale. Erin's punch needle embroidery brings a contemporary twist to this time- honored craft.

Silver Reindeer Silhouette Christmas Ornament Embroidery Hoop Art. Silver, Grey. Three Inch Hoop.
Silver Reindeer punch needle embroidery ornament by Harp and Thistle

The weather is going to be almost "picnic worthy," on this mid-December weekend, so get out and take advantage of it, have some fun, spread a little holiday cheer and meet Makers-On-Hudson/Hudson Valley Etsy in person.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

THIS SATURDAY! Meet us at The Howland in Beacon - Holiday Craft Fair!

We are just days away from our 7th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at The Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. Will you be joining us?

Here is the last group of vendors joining us this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  View the full list of vendors here

Phoenicia Honey Co.

Duane Lakin Photography
Mary's Dream Studio
Knit In Color
Ehstern Silk Jewelry

Reclaimed Designs

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock

The Holiday Countdown Continues 

Long Feather Charm Necklace Boho Chic Jewelry For Women
Long Feather Charm Necklace, by Pulpsushi

Hudson Valley Etsy is starting the weekend a day early, and with Hanukkah beginning this Sunday, and Christmas only about three weeks away, extra shopping time is a real bonus. On Friday, in Annandale-On-Hudson, two of our members will be vendors at the Bard College Holiday Craft Fair 


Make sure you stop in to see Marilyn, of Pulp Sushi, with her vintage inspired, handmade jewelry and Karen, of Karmabee, who brings her silk screened designs on tees, baby clothes, note cards and more. 


Candle cards
Candle Cards, by Karmabee


On Saturday, three of our members will be featured in diverse markets up and down the Hudson Valley. Erin, of  Harp and Thistle, will be in Hudson at the Hudson Winter Walk, with her punch needle embroidery, holiday home decor, and fiber art.

Nutcracker 3D Embroidery Sculpture. Fiber Art. Christmas Home Decor. Needle Punch Embroidery. Nutcracker Suite Ballet. Red, Gold, Silver.
Nutcracker 3D sculpture, punch needle embroidery by Harp and Thistle


Traveling south to Warwick, N.Y., you can visit Kathryn of  Huzzah Handmade Wearables, at the Holiday Fair at the Warwick Middle School. She will bring her luxury knits and felted accessories to this long established, handmade show.


Nuno Felted Silk Shawl Firebird Art to Wear
Firebird, Nuno Felted Shawl, by HuzzahHandmade


Sarah, of  SO Handmade, will be in two Ulster County shows this weekend! On Saturday, she'll be in Woodstock at the Sudbury School Winter Gift Sale.  On Sunday, she will be in Saugerties at the Fiber Flame Holiday Craft Show.

Cardinal Dishtowel, Poinsettia kitchen towel, Christmas linens, Poinsettia Tea towel, Christmas dishcloth, gifts for teachers gifts under 15
Christmas dish towel, by SOHandmade


Cindy of  Cynla, will be busy both Saturday and Sunday down at the Chelsea Market in New York City for the Handmade Cavalcade. Her stationery, based on her original drawings and designs, will fit the bill for any occasion. 

Starry Animal Cards Boxed Set - Set of 8 blank cards
Starry Animal boxed note cards, by Cynla

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015 Holiday Craft Fair Sneak Peek #3 - Beacon, NY

Today we are happy to share with you the second batch of vendors you will find at our Holiday Craft Fair this year.   We will have a nice mix of members of the team as well as other local artisans and makers bringing you a great collection of fun and unique gift ideas for your shopping list.  Go back and view our first and second batch.

If you are on Facebook and plan on joining us, click here to RSVP!

Beyond The Picket Fence

Pulp Sushi

Hudson Valley Makers and Artisans Cooperative
Indigo Lane Jewelry

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: for the Guys

Looking for something special and unique for the men in your life? We rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas for all the dads, brothers, uncles and nephews out there. You can find even more of our favorites on our team's Etsy page.
Maximum Mending Hand & Paw Salve by Mira's Naturals, $8.00
Yellow Striped Feather Watercolor by Katie Grove Studios, $55.00
1937 Oldsmobile Note Cards, "Old Blue" by KmiotekArtWorks, $3.00
North River Beer Soap by Beyond the Picket Fence, $6.00
MacKay Muddler Pestle by Rooster Studios, $40.00