Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Grins, Gags and Gifting

Adding a little humor mixed with gift ideas to eliminate some of the anxiety when shopping for 
that "hard to please" person in your life, such as:


Pencil Roll from Handstarcreations

 Brazilian Rosewood ballpoint pen from Knotsinyourhead

Labyrinth earrings fromArtifex Designs

                                                          THE GARDENER

Quaking Aspen and Seed punch needle
 from HarpandThistle

Cherry Blossom Earrings from CuriousVintageShop
Silver mushroom necklace from BlueDotJewelry


Mini Terrier with Heart necklace from Hoshika
Alpaca pet sweater from Lollypups

Custom hand drawn dog portrait from StoryTree

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Where To Find Makers-On-Hudson This Weekend

Fine Crafts, Good Eats, and Peak Foliage



Organic Chai Tea / Darjeeling / Cardamon / Cinnamon / Ginger Root / Clove /Vanilla Bean / Chai Latte / Oregon Chai - Tea Lovers
Organic Chai Tea by Beau Tea Studio


If you're in the NY Hudson River Valley or the Tri-state area this weekend, you're in luck. Our beautiful valley is dressed in the dazzling colors of peak Fall foliage and the weather is very fine. Lots to do, so plan your itinerary. It's also peak time to celebrate the wonderful variety of fine crafts produced in our valley.

Saturday only, please take a drive to Dover Plains, NY to the beautiful Madava Farms and partake in the luscious-ness of the Crown Maple Fall Festival. You'll be able to purchase some lovely teas and accessories from Jules and Olya of Beau Tea Studio. Check out the line up and vendors, and try not to drool.

October - Birthday Month Flower -  Marigold - 3x3 Beveled Glass - Art Print Ornament-Birthday Gift for Mom-Friend-Sister - Floral Flora Art
October Birthday Month Beveled Ornament by Digilio Designs
Felted Wool Bag Black and Red with Bobbles
Red and Black Felted Wool Bag with Bobbles by HuzzahHandmade

On both Saturday and Sunday you can be among the first attendees of a juried collection of fine crafts, art, and artisan food and drink at Hudson Valley Crafted at Dutchess Stadium. Two of our Makers are participating. You'll find Sue, of Digilio Designs and Kathryn, of Huzzah! Unique Handmade Wearables. HV Crafted promises to be a premiere show in our area so please join us for its inauguration. 

Butterfly Birdhouse - Gourd Birdhouse - Wren House - Ivy design - Purple Butterfly - Perfect Gift - Natural Home - Painted Gourd
Butterfly Birdhouse by Gourdaments

New Jersey will be sporting some fine colors this weekend as well. Certainly worth a trip to see Devon, of Gourdament with her whimsical and finely crafted pieces created from gourds at the Morristown Craft Market. There will be a large, juried collection of all types of fine crafts represented. 

Oval Sterling Silver Dichoric Glass Pendant Necklace
Oval Sterling Silver and Dichroic Glass Necklace by Get Glassy

Finally, on Sunday, a trip to Warwick definitely should be on your radar. The Warwick Makers' Market features all locally sourced fine crafts. That's where you'll find Patti, of Get Glassy with her lovely collection of fused glass jewelry and home decor.  This is the final Makers' Market of the year, so don't miss it.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Where To Find Makers-On-Hudson This Weekend

Pop Ups and Pooches


As we celebrate Columbus Day with a long weekend, our makers will be featured at two unique events. First, on Saturday, from 10 - 4, you will find three of us on Main Street in Beacon, N.Y. during the Second Saturday festivities at the Mid Hudson Etsy Makers' Pop Up Market. The event is being held at the Howland Cultural Center .
Halloween Handmade OOAK Art Collectible Doll - Rita Bone - One of the 'Bone Sisters' - Halloween Decoration - One of a Kind Halloween Decor
"Rita Bone" collectable doll, by Digilio Designs

Meet Sue, from Digilio Designs; Hester, from Hester's Studio and Kathryn from Huzzah! Unique, Handmade Wearables, along with many more local makers. It's a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping while supporting local artisans.

Nuno Fetled Capelet Coverup Art to Wear
Nuno Felted Capelet by HuzzahHandmade

Tray with leather handles
Tray with Leather Handles by Hester's Studio

On Sunday, JoAnn from LollyPups Designer Petwear, will be a featured vendor at an event in support of animal rescue. There are lots of fun activities scheduled at the Hounds on the Sound Walk-a-thon and Festival. JoAnn will be bringing her adorable line of designer pet wear along with other fun accessories. So load the pooches into the car and come on down to have fun and support local animal rescue.
Trixie Treat,  the solution for pups who hate halloween costumes
Trixie Treat Harness and Leash Set by Lollypups