All posts tagged November

Holiday Craft Fairs

Big craft fairs start taking applications early for their big holiday shows. I went to a workshop and one of the things I learned was that you have to know who your customer is. I’ve sold at a lot of different art fairs and it took me awhile to figure out why I sold well at some and not others. These are some great craft fairs in my region that fit my type of customer. I’ve applied to some of these and I encourage you to check out these great shows and consider applying yourselves!

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Bloomington Handmade Market – This craft fair takes place in Bloomington, Indiana on November 8. Applications are currently being accepted through September 6.

 

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Crafty Supermarket – This craft fair takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29. Applications are being accepted through September 1.

 

 

 

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Craftin’ Outlaws – This craft fair takes place in Columbus, Ohio on November 15. Applications are being accepted through September 3.

 

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City Flea – this is a juried flea market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their holiday market will be on December 13 and they will start taking applications in October.

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Renegade Craft Fair – these craft fairs take place all over the US in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. They also have a fair in London, England! Applications for the Chicago December 6-7 show are open from September 15-26.

 

 

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Flea Off Market – this is a juried flea market in Louisville, KY. Sign ups are usually sent out the month before the next market. They post applications on their Facebook page and can email it to you.

Mad Men Party

I recently hosted a Mad Men themed party to celebrate some of my close friends’ birthdays. We had a costume contest complete with vintage prizes, mid-century themed food and antiquated cocktails! My friends Tim and Camille won best costume and went home with the fabulous prizes in the photo below. Check out some photos below taken by me and my friend Audra!

Learn more about all things Mad Men!


 

New Etsy Vintage Store

It’s time to celebrate Cyper Monday! Fly Away Fox recently opened a second Etsy store dedicated just to vintage! We’ve got about 13 items currently listed including vintage cake stands, owls, and more! Since it’s Cyber Monday, Fly Away Fox is offering 15% off of any purchase! Enter junecleaver28 as the coupon code with your purchase to receive the discount.  It’s today only though so check out my shop! http://flyawayfoxvintage.etsy.com

Check out some of our inventory below!

Thanksgiving

I’m not the biggest fan of turkey so once I have children I’m going to create new food traditions and cook things like pheasant, goose, duck, lobster and venison. Here are some great recipes that I found on foodnetwork.com to help you spice things up for your Thankgiving dinner.

Stuffed Goose Breast with Caraway and Apples by Mario Batali

Fagiano alla Contadina: Pheasant, Farmer Style by Mario Batali

Whole Duck with Green Peppercorn Glaze by Alex Guarnaschelli

Garam Masala Rubbed Cornish Hen with Maple Tamarind Glaze by Bobby Flay

Pan Roasted Venison with Spicy Cranberry Mexican Cinnamon Sauce by Bobby Flay

 

 

Handmade Little Girl Aprons

I love aprons. I think they should be a part of everyday style.   I’ve recently started making aprons out of vintage and recycled fabrics for both adults and little girls. Today we’re showcasing some of the little girl aprons I’ve been creating. No two are exactly alike!  They come in a variety of sizes and colors fitting 2 year olds all the way up to 10-12 year olds! Below are some aprons in progress and a few of my finished items. Each one comes with a removable broach made out of felt and recycled material!

 

(obviously these photos would be better if some little girls were modeling them… 🙂 but I don’t have any little girls so these photos will have to do.) I will be selling at the Mama’s Hip Christmas Fair on December 4 and then at Nelligan Hall on December 17.

 

Green Haus – 1 Year Anniversary

Green Haus is a fabulous business located on Preston Street in Louisville. They sell vintage furniture, local art, wine, beer, succulent plants, vinyl records, etc. It’s an eclectic mix of modern and vintage. It’s their one year anniversary today and they’re having a celebration starting at 4PM.  Stop by to sample food, wine, chocolate and coffee!

Check out some photos of their space and like them on Facebook!

Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch is a ceramicist based in Massachusetts.   She’s created work for Anthropologie and has participated in exhibitions across the country including the 2008 DinnerWorks exhibition here in Louisville at LVAA. Her work is absolutely beautiful and draws heavily from historical trends in fabric, fonts, furniture, etc.

I own some of her items that I proudly display in my home, like the blue and white bird ceramic glasses shown below. Her work for Anthropologie is the set of four glass tumblers shown below.  She also creates fabric patterns, pen and ink drawings, jewelry and furniture.

http://www.mollyhatch.com/

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Bridges

Known mostly for watercolors, Bob Halliday is a staple in the Louisville art scene. He recently branched out and created a series of paintings about bridges in Louisville. The works are modern and architectural and remind me of Swedish design.  Each piece is unique and offers a different perspective on what many of us view as a mundane object. The detailing of the rust shown in the photos below adds just enough realism to the almost abstract “pop art” works. These are definitely a must-have if you’re looking to add some color to your walls.  See more work by Bob Halliday!

  

 

 

 

 

Black & Grey Magazine

Black & Grey Magazine is a new Louisville based publication created by editor and creative director Bil Brown. It’s 2 parts visual (fashion editorial content and visual art), 1 part literature (fiction and poetry). The magazine will be published 8 times per year online with 4 printed volumes.  The current printed edition, Volume 1, should be available for the holiday season. Volume 2 first of 2012.

Check their Facebook page and Tumblr for details in the next few weeks. Currently, anyone interested can peruse the online number 1 at issuu.com for free to get a feel for what to expect.

 

 

 

 

The Quilt Trail

Quilts and farming have been a staple of Southern culture for decades.  Painted quilts on barns as part of “The Quilt Trail” are a new trend in rural areas, especially Kentucky.  These beautiful painted quilts are a way of creative expression and cultural pride.

The Quilt Trail project began in Adams County, Ohio, when Donna Sue Groves, a field representative for the Ohio Arts Council, decided that she wanted a quilt square painted on her barn to honor her mother, a lifelong quilter. Donna Sue shared her idea with friends in the community, who offered their help. They decided that if they were going to paint one quilt square, they might as well paint twenty and create a driving tour to attract tourists to their rural community. (Information provided by Kentucky Arts Council)

This website has great photos of barn quilts!

The Kentucky Arts Council has a website dedicated to the Quilt Trails! Check it out!