Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Get Shopping this Weekend!

Village Marketplace Old Town, Fairfax, VA

This regular event offers a chance to view the works of a variety of crafters, artists and other vendors. Open 11-7.

CREST's own Tatyana, the force behind WoolThumb Creations and ArtStudioShanti will be there this weekend.

Check out some of her work below:

Custom orders are welcomed!

. . . But wait - There's More!

Gar-Field Senior High School, Woodbridge, VA

The 17th Annual Spring Craft Fair at Gar-Field Senior High School runs 9am - 3pm and is an indoor event - come out Rain or Shine!

Presenting artists this year will include the mother and daughter team behind Bette's Bags:

The event address is 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA, across the road from Potomac Mills Mall.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

DragnRags - CRESTCares Project

One of the beautiful things about meeting artists is the opportunity to be inspired by the ways they improve our world. Big or small, we all leave our footprints in our work and the lives it touches.

Jen from DragnRags has recently finished this mixed media project:

As you may remember, if you have had access to televised news in the last three months, arson-spawned brushfires have ravaged a large portion of the populated area of Victoria, Australia; leaving thousands homeless. In the last five weeks over five hundred items have been donated and purchased to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal on Etsy, leading to cash donations to the Australian Red Cross of over $15,000 AUD.

She is also working on a block for the SAVE HANDMADE quilt - a project to raise public awareness about the potential harm created by enforcement of the CPSIA.

To collect, support and acknowledge this artist, please visit her shop below:

Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Sale

Some members of CREST are holding a special sale for St. Patrick's Day. This is not a live in-person event, but hey, a sale's worth mentioning, right? Sales end on March 17, 2009. Please see each shop announcement for more details.
All items already 32% off for my HUGE birthday sale. Free shipping for items sold during the St. Patrick's Day Sale. Enter "STPATTY" into message field.
15% off of all St. Patty'Day items, and free shipping!

17% off off all St. Patrick's Day items and Free Shipping
25% off select items
Free shipping with any purchase of $50 or more, plus Buy One Item Get 20% Off second (equal or lesser value, and doesn't apply to Buy 2 Get 1 Free or Buy 3 Get 1 Free offers)

French Roast Designs - Jewelry Fueled by Coffee

. . . . very strong coffee.

All items found in the French Roast Etsy shop are ready to ship within 24 hours. Alterations and custom orders are welcomed.

Click the images below to find a full description of each piece, and follow French Roast Designs on twitter here.

Undefined Village - Well-defined Beauty

Find the accompanying blog here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

FarmSteadLadyDesigns - St. Patrick's Day Sale

FarmSteadLady Designs offers the kind of jewellery you will be proud to show off, and the occasional vintage treat as well. Between now and St. Patrick's Day (get crackin' it's almost here!) she's offering free shipping on all items.*

*Free shipping by revised invoice or rebate.

Katie's Kritter's - St. Patrick's Day Sale

Combining a fanaticism for beading with a fanatical attention to detail, Katie brings us adorable beaded kritters and cell phone charms.

Through St. Patrick's Day (which is not terribly far away) she's offering 15% off all Leprechauns and Clovers.

ArtStudioShanti - St Patrick's Day Sale - two days left!

Wool Thumb Creations (a.k.a. ArtStudioShanti) is currently offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 through the end of the month. All items are handfelted - individually, without the use of machines.

Jen-A-Fusion Birthday Sale

Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories are a collection of original items made from mostly recycled, reclaimed, vintage and new material. These are designed, hand crafted and sold locally in the DC metro area. The line includes unique purses, little bags, scarves, hats and other surprises!

Where Earth, Art and Fashion Collide!

March 2, 2009
Happy Birthday TO ME! And, you get the presents!!

For the month of March, in grand celebration for my birthday, ALL items will be 32%off. I have been trying to bulk up my shop with goodies for this event. I still have more to post, but look over what I have now.

You will get a refund for the 32% difference on your completed order. This is on all etsy sales for the whole month.

Shop now, shop later, but shop before the end of the month to guarantee your 32% rebate.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

ZenDeb - WoodTurned accessories for the well-dressed table

Original Woodturned objects created by a member of the American Association of Woodturners:

Discover more of her own, and related, works here.

Village Marketplace at Old Town Fairfax, VA

The Village Marketplace at the Old Town Plaza in Fairfax, Virginia is a regular event, offering a great location to view the works of a variety of artists, crafters and other vendors.

Currently scheduled to apper on Saturday, March 28th, is CREST artist Tatyana Chambers, who's the creative force behind ArtStudioShanti and WoolThumb Creations.
Samples of work currently for sale are shown below, and you can check out her other appearances, including television and magazin spots on her blog.

Crofton Town Club Fair

The biennial Crofton Town Club Fair is a great way to meet a variety of CREST artists. The Spring event runs just in time for Mother's Day and the Autumn event is the unofficial beginning of the fall craft season.

This year's spring event will be Saturday, April 25 from 10am to 4pm on the Crofton Town Club grounds. Ample parking is available on site, and snack vendors will be present as well as artists.

Participating CREST artists include:

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Bette's Bags

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Check back often as further artists are confirmed.