Wednesday, September 3, 2008


tarabu is currently reviewed on (and offering a contest with)

Head on over, check out the reviews of my work and post a comment with your favourite item from my shop. Everything's game, including my new bags, which can be seen in detail at
Good luck!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Summer's rapidly fading, and it's time for all of us to get in gear for the fall events. We are tanned, highlighted and (in tarabu's case) have been fed funnel cake - it's time to get back to work!

The next event for group members will be the Damascus Day Fair in Damascus, Maryland on Saturday, 6 September. A week after Labor Day, when summer unofficially ends and the Fall Craft Season unofficially begins, Aycee and GetWired will be showing with a group of fabulous artists at the Artway shop on the corner of Main Street and Ridge Road, in Damascus, Maryland.

The Artway shop offers a great variety of products and classes for papercrafters and polymer clay artists and has graciously offered up the use of the classroom space for an informal boutique of handcrafted wares.

In addition to an opportunity to meet the artists, there will be a raffle offering a gift basket valued at over $100, containing work from all the artists present. There will also be goodie bags offered to the first 50 visitors.

Aycee has introduced a line of protective, decorative id badge covers and GetWired is offering delicate beaded earrings in non-tarnishing silver.

Look out for future notes on their latest work and events!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Home Show on Capitol Hill!

Next Sunday, May 4, a group of CRESTers will present their wares at a Pre-Mother's Day Home Show. This Artisan's Boutique will run from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 PM at Linda's home (GlowNGlass), at 1001 Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast. This is one block west of Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill.

The participants:

Rebecca's Get Wired Designs - handmade wrapped wire jewelry
Stella's Paint Floats - useful little things made from original marbled art
Ginger's The Alchemist's Star - chain maille and body jewelry
Kim's Rewind Design - necklaces with vintage beads; vintage pendants
Linda's GlowNGlass - handmade fused glass made into jewelry and other objects
Alicia's Stunning Stones - beautiful stones mounted in pure silver (PMC); elegant wire-wrapped jewelry

Pass the word! Come start your Mother's Day shopping with beautiful handmade items, a relaxed environment and refreshments!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Meet the entire team this weekend - Saturday April 12-13 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium!

The show will be open 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.
Located just north of Baltimore, exit 17 off I-83, the address is 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

For sponsor information and a map of the fairgrounds, visit:

All CRESTCrafters accept custom orders - if you have ideas for invitations, graduation announcements, wedding jewelry or a heart's fancy, bring your dreams and we'll help make them real!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Friday, 03/14 the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is holding a Basket Bingo. The location is 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville (off Frederick road just outside Ellicott City.) Tickets are $20 at the door, with over $3,500 in prizes. Doors open at 6:00, bingo begins at 7:00 and snacks and beverages will be available.
Miscelena Papercrafts (that's Anita!) has donated a set of twelve cards to one of the winning baskets.
For more info on this event, call (410) 715-9596 or visit

Saturday, 03/15 tarabu will be at the Reese Community Spring Craft Bazaar in Westminster, MD. Over 60 vendors will be present for the show, which runs from 8am to 3pm. For more info, visit

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Quarterfield Event Reacp

Many thanks to everone who stopped by to see Amy C., Amy Y., and Anita at the Quarterfield Elementary School Craft Show last weekend. The show was great fun.

If you weren't able to make the event, you can check out some of the items you missed in Amy C.'s shop, Amy's Creative Designs; Amy Y.'s shop, Bella's Boutique; and Anita's shop, Miscelena Papercrafts.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

No plans for the weekend?

Well, we've got your Saturday worked out for you! Saturday, 1 March, Quarterfield Elementary School will be the site of a one-day craft fair. Our own Amy C., Amy Y., and Anita will be participating, along with a great variety of other crafters.

To get a sneak peak at their products, check out their shops - you may find Amy C.'s work under the link for Amy's Creative Designs, Amy Y.'s work at Bella's Boutique and Anita's work at Miscelena Papercrafts.

As you find yourself preparing for spring holidays, consider the added beauty and charm of presenting your gift in a handmade box with a one-of-a-kind card.
Custom orders are accepted online or in-person.

This will be a one-day only event, running from 9am - 3pm. Quarterfield Elementary School is located at 7967 Quarterfield Road, Severn, MD 21144. The school office is available to offer directions until 4pm on Friday, and can be reached at (410) 222-6430.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to the inaugural post for the CRESTcraft blog! We're a small group who are a part of the much larger Etsy CREST team. What is Etsy and what is Crest? Etsy is a retail website offering an opportunity for artisans and handcrafters to connect with conscientious shoppers seeking unique, personal handmade items.
CREST is the Capital Region Etsy Street Team - a collection of artists and artisans from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and the Virginias.
Our next big event where the CRESTcraft mini-team will be together will be April 12-13, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, just North of Baltimore. We will individually be appearing at a variety of shows throughout the spring and summer - you'll find announcements and updates throughout our individual posts.
Our individual sites are listed to the left, so settle in and enjoy a few moments click-through of our shops and wares.