Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where to Find Makers-On-Hudson This Week

"Spirited" and Spiritual Holiday Markets This Week


Wet Felted Painting 3 Curious Sheep
Wet Felted Wall Hanging by HuzzahHandmade

 We're posting early this week because our makers aren't waiting until the weekend to bring you a variety of holiday shopping opportunities.

Necklace Flower Pendant - Floral Art Pendant - Gift for Mom - Gift for Woman - Victorian Style - Bohemian Jewelry - Christmas Gift
Oval Floral Pendant Necklace by Digilio Designs

On Thursday, the 15th from 5-8 PM, two of our members will be enjoying the atmosphere at the Mid Hudson Etsy Makers Pop Up Market at The Egg, the new activities center at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Sue, of Digilio Designs, and Kathryn, of HuzzahHandmade, will be just two of a dozen artisans in attendance offering a wonderful variety of gifts for everyone on your list. Stop over for a quick bite, some shopping and relax by the floor to ceiling fireplace. 

New Year's Eve Surprise Ball // Party Favors // Unique Gift // Party Gift // New Years Eve Decor // 2016 // Party Favors for Adults and Kids
New Year's Eve Surprise Ball Party Favor by Yvonne Laube Designs

On Saturday, the 17th Yvonne, of Yvonne Laube Designs, Hester, of Hester's Studio and Kathryn, of HuzzahHandmade, will be in Pine Plains, NY, at Dutch's Spirits Distillery at Harvest Homestead Farm, from 12-5PM. The distillery is on the grounds where the infamous gangster Dutch Schultz once ran his bootlegging operation during the Prohibition Era. Along with a fine selection of handmade goods, you'll be able to tour the distillery, enjoy a variety of specialty coffees, music, and taste some spirits that will raise your spirits!  Here are all the details: Pop Up Boutique at Dutch's Spirits.

Baguette Board
Baquette Board by Hester's Studio
On Sunday, Jen, of Reflectjen, will be at the Hudson Valley Holistic Market in Wappingers Falls. The New Age style market will be crammed full and redesigned this year. Check out their huge line-up and go enjoy. 

Speed Limit Om®  Baby Onesie
Speed Limit Om Baby Onesie by Reflectjen Style

Finally, Makers-On-Hudson would like to thank all our followers and friends for their support throughout the year. You are the reason we are able to continue to create high quality, handmade products locally and grow our small businesses. Cheers for a happy holiday season and a bright and peaceful New Year.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 Makers on Hudson Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the 2016 Makers on Hudson Holiday Gift Guide! It features a keenly curated selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list. Each item is 100% made-in-Hudson-Valley-New-York. Ceramics, skincare, luxurious knits, unusual jewelry, and more, in every price range. Each purchase supports small independent businesses and artists in our area. Ready, set, go shopping!


We are grateful to Yvonne Laube of Yvonne Laube Designs for putting this fantastic gift guide together!

Laser Cut Birch Plywood Sheep Ornament by Yvonne Laube Designs

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Where to Find Makers-on-Hudson This Weekend

Round Bird Ornament
Round Bird Ornament by Hester's Studio

This weekend ushers in quite a variety of events for our busy team. First up: the Holiday Craft Show, at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon. We coordinate this show, which features many of our makers, plus a few others from the area. It's Second Saturday in Beacon, so the festivities will be in full swing. You'll find Hester, of Hester's Studio with her beautiful, hand built ceramics and new member, Jen of Reflectjen Style. Stop by to meet all the team members who will be there.

Reflectjen® Lotus Mantra Journals
Lotus Mantra Journal by Reflectjen Style

Owl Embroidery by SO Handmade

Sarah, of SOHandmade, has been super busy this holiday season. You'll find her in this weekend at the Holiday Shindy, in nearby Pittsfield, MA.

Christina, of Hudson Naturals, will be up in Maine for the Picnic Portland.

Lumberjack Soap by Hudson Naturals

JoAnne of Lollypups Designer Petwear, will be brunching and bringing her stylish pooch duds to The Celebrity Catwalk on Saturday.

Harness vest and matching leash for Winter holiday
Harness and Leash Set for Winter Holiday by Lollypups

Friday, December 2, 2016

Where To Find Makers-On-Hudson This Weekend

A Festive Weekend with Makers-On-Hudson

Sterling Silver Dichoric Glass Pendant Necklace
Sterling Silver Dichroic Glass Pendant by GetGlassy

Our makers will be well represented this weekend in a variety of interesting events. Patti, of Get Glassy, is part of a show at The Howland Cultural Center in Beacon entitled Out Of The Fire. All work in this show was in some way formed by fire. You'll find Patti's fused glass jewelry and home decor items included. The show runs until the end of December.

Yvonne, of Yvonne Laube Designs, will be taking part in a holiday pop up at Poughkidsie on Sunday from 12-7PM. 

Deer Christmas Ornament // Wooden Holiday Decor // Deer With Heart // Xmas Tree Ornament // Trim a Tree // Hostess Gift // DIY Ornament Gift
Deer Christmas Ornament by Yvonne Laube Designs

On Saturday Hester, of Hester's Studio, will be up in Sullivan County for the Holiday Market at Bethel Woods

Bell Shaped Cheese Board set
Bell Shaped Cheese Board Set by Hester's Studio

On Sunday Sarah, of SO Handmade, will be in Saugerties for the Fiber Flame Holiday Fair

Pink penguin CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT Pink Holiday Decor Fun Christmas Decorations whimsical Christmas Decor penguin christmas gift
Penguin Christmas Tree Skirt by SOHandmade


Monday, November 21, 2016

Where To Find Makers-On-Hudson This Weekend

Shop Small in a Big Way


Art Print on Wood - Snowy Owl -  Woodland Owl - Wall Decor - Art for Small Spaces - 5x5 - Spirit Animal - Art for Den
Art Print on Wood by Digilio Designs
Depending on how you feel, either the dreaded Black Friday weekend, or the real beginning of the exciting holiday shopping season is now upon us. Fortunately, there are options, and our Makers will be out there for your shopping pleasure. Remember, it's Small Business Saturday, so it's a great opportunity to support local, artisan, handcrafted items. Here's just a small sample of the beautiful things you'll find:
Sue, of Digilio Designs, has a selection of her work at The Hudson Valley Artisan Market ,in Dutchess County, N.Y. at the beautiful Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Also in Dutchess County, Kathryn of Huzzah! Unique Handmade Wearables, will be back at the Dutchess Community College Annual Craft Fair for another year. This show is in it's 45th year and features two large buildings full of handmade gifts for everyone. 

Custom Order Hand Knit Felted Wool Brimmed Hat
Hand knit, felted wool brimmed hat by HuzzahHandmade

Up in Columbia County, in the lovely city of Hudson, you'll find the Basilica Farm and Flea and there you'll find Sarah of SO Handmade, and Christina of Hudson Naturals, too. The very popular event runs both days on the weekend. 
Crayon Roll, baby gifts, baby travel accessories, baby travel essentials, diaper bag contents, baby art, baby gift, first birthday gift
Crayon Roll by SO Handmade

The Woods
The Woods cedar and pine hand poured soy candle by Hudson Naturals
So, there's no need to get "malled." Alternatives abound. Enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Where to Find Makers-On-Hudson This Weekend.

Holiday Shopping with Makers-on-Hudson


Reindeer Christmas Ornament // Deer Christmas // Wooden Hoilday Decor // Xmas Tree Ornament // Trim a Tree // Secret Santa // Hostess Gift
Reindeer Christmas Ornament by Yvonne Laube Designs
We Makers have been busy all year, but now that the air has turned chilly, things are really heating up! There are several great events happening that offer wonderful opportunities to get your holiday shopping started (or finished!). Here's where we will be:

Yvonne, of Yvonne Laube Designs, and Sue, of Digilio Designs, have a selection of goods at Dutchess Handmade Holiday Pop-UP that runs until December 17. The Holiday Pop-Up is sponsored by Arts Mid-Hudson and is in it's third year. Yvonne will also be in Kingston at the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo this weekend.

December Birthday Month Flower - Narcissus - Beveled Glass Ornament - Birthday Gift -  Art for Small Spaces - Gift for Her - Wall Decor Art
December Birth Month Flower Ornament by Digilio Designs

Speaking of the Hullabaloo, Makers will be well-represented this weekend. Here's the run-down:
Christina, of Hudson Naturals, brings her extensive line of all natural bath and body products, candles and pure avocado oils. 

Bergamont Rosemary Shea Butter Soap
Bergamont Rosemary Shea Butter Soap by Hudson Naturals
Sarah, of SO Handmade, will be attending with her array of products for kids and holiday decor. 

Owl CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT green and purple Holiday Decor Owl Christmas Decorations christmas gifts under 50 felt owl decoration
Christmas Tree Skirt, by SO Handmade