Friday, August 28, 2015

Where to Find Hudson Valley Etsy this Weekend

Oh, The Drama!

"The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand" Sir Laurence Olivier


Witch Doll Halloween Folk Art Doll 'Witchy Wendy' Art Doll
Halloween Folk Art Doll "Witchy Wendy" by digiliodesigns


This Saturday, the  Second Annual Concert in the Park will be held in Beacon. This fun-filled event includes crafts, food, music and stage performances all to benefit the Beacon Players, a High School Drama organization. Hudson Valley Etsy's Sue from digiliodesigns, will be a featured vendor. Stop by to say hello and browse her charming collection of handmade, primitive folk-art inspired creations, dolls, jewelry and paper goods.


Art Print on Vintage Dictionary Page of The Bard, Shakespeare
Art Print on Vintage Dictionary Page, The Bard by digiliodesigns

Friday, August 21, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

To Market on A Summer Evening 


Asymmetrical Vase by HestersStudio

Alas, Summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of time to explore the Hudson Valley, and Kingston offers an unusual opportunity, The Night Market, that takes place every third Friday through October. 

Hudson Valley Etsy's Hester from HestersStudio has been a regular at the market, and returns this week with her one of a kind, hand built ceramic work, so be sure to stop by to say hello, and bring home one of her unique pieces for your home.


Cheese Markers (set of 4)
Set of four cheese markers by Hester's Studio

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chronogram Block Party Recap - PICTURES!!

Did you miss it? This past Saturday was the 3rd Annual Chronogram Block Party and it was a party indeed! The Etsy market was in full swing at 5:00 pm.  Not only did it make this year's block party BIGGER but added more to the spirit of handmade art and creativity that the Hudson Valley thrives on which Chronogram celebrates every month in their magazine.

We have a lot of pictures to share from Saturday so make sure you click below the Etsy sign to see them all!

See a bunch more pictures after the jump!

So Handmade

Hester's Studio

Nixe Jewels

Beyond The Picket Fence

Incarnate Anew
Pulp Sushi

Beer and Wine Garden hosted by Keegan's Ale from Kingston, NY
This block party has become quite the shin-dig and an event not to be missed, don't miss it next year!

Monday, August 17, 2015

In my Studio: Back to School

Gorgeous Pencil Case from H and J Star Creations

If, like me you are counting down the days till your little ones go back to school, here are a few curated items from Hudson Valley Etsy to ease the transition:

Welcome your teacher back with one of these seasonal cup sleeves from Quarter Life Luck:

Apple cup sleeve from Quarter Life Luck

Store your kids crayons with one of my very own crayon rolls:

Crayon Roll from So Handmade

Organize all those books, stationary and supplies in these wonderful baskets by Twisted Thread and Hook:

Set of 3 Rope Baskets by Twisted Thread and Hook

And finally once the kids are out the door treat yourself to a well earned pampering courtesy of Beyond the Picket Fence!

Dead Sea Salt Spa in a Bottle from Beyond the Picket Fence

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.  Bill Dodds

Good Luck and Good making
So Handmade

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

 Party on the Block, Shop by the River, Stroll the Flea


The Ides of August bring good fortune for adventuresome souls who love exploring the Hudson Valley. This weekend Hudson Valley Etsy will be out in force, so you'll need to plan your itinerary very carefully. 

Owl, Soft Sculpture, Folk Art Doll, Collectible Art Doll, Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl soft sculpture by digiliodesigns

Starting in the Mid-Hudson Valley and working your way up, you can meet Sue, from digiliodesigns down by the river at the Garrison Riverside Arts Fair, both Saturday and Sunday. 

Next, you can party (and shop) with seven of our members on Saturday in Kingston at the Chronogram Block Party.  Meet Hester from Hester's Studio, Gwen from Beyond The Picket Fence, Marilyn from Pulp Sushi, Karen from Karmabee, Sara from So Handmade, Jackie from NixeJewels, and Erica, from Incarnate Anew. They'll be rockin' the block from 4 - 9PM. 

Blue Leaf Necklace With Flower Bouquet - Flower Pendant Necklace For Women
Blue Leaf Necklace with Flowers by pulpsushi
Grapefruit, Lemongrass and  Clary SageHandmade all natural soap
Hipnotique All Natural Soap by beyondthepicketfence

Organic Elephant Baby Onesie Newborn Shower Gift American Apparel Salmon / Peach Cotton One-Piece Bodysuit
Organic Cotton Onesie, by karmabee
Tray for Two
Tray for Two, by hestersstudio

Lunar Cycle Pendant
Lunar Cycle Necklace by incarnateanew

Blue Chalcedony - Ready to Ship - Sterling Silver - LUXE - Earrings
Blue Chalcedony Earrings by Nixe Jewels

CRAYON ROLL travel accessories crayon holder crayon organizer crayons crayon art kids toys kids art kids gifts craft storage baby toys
Crayon Roll Travel Accessory by So Handmade

And finally, head north and west to find Christina, from Hudson Naturals at the Phoenicia Flea at Westwind Orchard, Accord, N.Y.on Saturday and Sunday.

d'AVO Avocado Oil-unrefined
Unrefined Avocado Oil, by HudsonNaturals

Friday, August 7, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

To Market, To Market

Ocean Blues Pendant Kumihimo Necklace Jewelry Fused Glass Pendant Dichroic Necklace 001174
Ocean Blues Pendant Fused Glass and Beads by GetGlassy


Nat King Cole sang about the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer," and well, they're here. Sunday's forecast looks great, so stop by the Makers' Market in Warwick, N.Y. and say hi to Patti, from GetGlassy. She will be there again this month from 9 - 3PM, along with a diverse group of artists. Look for her in Rail Road Green Park, just across the street from restaurants and shops, and adjacent to the Farmers' Market. Summer is going fast, so take advantage of these beautiful days while you can.


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Leaves fused glass coasters by GetGlassy

Monday, August 3, 2015

Super Healthy Kale Salad

One of my obsessions this summer has been kale salad.
This recipe is a combination of a few recipes that have been posted on-line, with a few of my own variations. It's just a basic kale salad, but oh so yummy!
First, wash and remove the tough stems from a bunch of organic kale. Cut that bunch up into shreds of approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch wide.
Next comes the spa treatment, kale loves to be massaged with olive oil! Pour about 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto the kale. Then stick you hands in and massage away, you will almost immediately see the kale softening up and tenderizing.

Next chop up a bit of red pepper, red onion, parsley if you have it.

I also added chopped walnuts and a bit of goat cheese. Here is where you can pretty much add whatever veggies or nuts or cheese you would like.

And to really kick up the antioxidants add some
yummy blueberries.
Lastly mix up the dressing:
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup of rice vinegar
1 teaspoon or so honey
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
pink himalayan salt, to taste
Whip that goodness all together and pour over the salad.
Now I must say that all of these measurements are pretty much open ended, you can add or subtract amounts and ingredients to suit your personal taste.
I think that the little bit of sweetness with adding the honey and using rice vinegar makes the whole salad and also adding goat cheese give it a bit of creaminess that is unexpected.
I neglected to take a final picture since we were too busy eating!

But here is a picture of a happy baby instead!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

What's New In July

Hope everyone is staying cool during this heat wave we're having here in the Hudson Valley!  Enjoy the day with AC and browse what's new with members from the team in July, we got a nice mix of goodies to share!
Flamingo Coin Purse from H + J Star Creations
Lemon Parsley Organic Body Lotion from Hudson Naturals

Pocket Vase from Hesters Studio

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Sailing Away harness and matching leash from Lollypups

Large Felt Car Shaped Pillow from Quarter Life Luck

Nuno Felted Shawl from Huzzah! Handmade

Fresh Herbs from Haqu Farms available at Amber H Lynn
Kids Pool Party Invitations from Silently Screaming