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Friday, November 30, 2012

Buy Handmade for the Holidays

Don't forget, the Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair is tomorrow!

What: Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair
When: Saturday December 1, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: A smaller, more intimate venue in the Pendleton Street Arts District
Artisan Traders, 1274 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611

 As always, it's free admission.

 In addition to handmade goodies galore, there will be delicious food!

 Here's a sneak peek at some of the crafty wonders on my shopping list...

 Handpainted onesies, tote bags, and pompom ornaments by Annie Koelle

 Gold animal magnets by Juxtaposition

 Leather bracelet by Once Again Sam

 Lettpressed cards by Quill & Arrow

 Wordy garlands by Royal Buffet

Carved pottery by Rachel Feece

 Jewelry by Audrey Laine

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Also, this may be the last time I will be offering 17 Dove Street goodies. I'm thinking about closing down the shop for good, so get it while the getting's good!

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If all this wasn't enough, we're also raffling off a Christmas tree! The tree is gorgeous, donated by We Took To The Woods, and adorned with over 60 handmade ornaments, created by me and Jen. It's GORGEOUS. I want to win it for myself.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Fair!

You better watch out, you better not cry.  Better not pout, I'm telling you why: Indie Craft Parade is coming to town!

That's right, we're doing our first ever Holiday Fair! And it is going to rock your jingle bells right off. The Holiday Fair will be a smaller scale version of our festival, and features 25 artisans from past festivals. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Mark your calendars, it's this Saturday, Dec. 1!

What: Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair
When: Saturday December 1, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: A smaller, more intimate venue in the Pendleton Street Arts District
Artisan Traders, 1274 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611

 Take note of the different venue for this event. We'll be hanging out in the arts district, and it's going to be a party!

There will be FOOD. The ASADA food truck and the Neue Southern food truck will both be serving their amazing fare. Swamp Rabbit Cafe is setting up a pop-up shop with coffee, pastries, and lots of other treats, and The Chubby Cupcake will have scrumptious goodies galore!

In addition to our many vendors, other Pendleton Street artists will open their galleries and studios. You won't want to miss Knack Studios, Lily Pottery, Billiam Jeans, Crave Studio, and lots more!

Please help us spread the word! We'd be ever so grateful if you would invite your friends, family, and coworkers. Shout it out on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, your grocery store, whatever!

All the details and a complete vendor list are here.

The Makers Summit

We've been working overtime on a new venture for Indie Craft Parade: The Makers Summit!

The Indie Craft Parade mission is to empower the creative community by cultivating a knowledge and respect of handcrafted goods while providing valuable resources to independent artists. We’re always looking for ways to benefit those in our industry, which is the impetus for our very first Makers Summit. It’s a one-day conference focused on art, craft, and design and jam-packed with golden information to either start or grow your small business.

Join us February 2, 2013 to learn collaboratively through panel discussions, one-on-one sessions and keynote speeches from industry experts. Conference tickets are $100 and include breakfast & lunch.

Besides an incredible day of creative business sessions, we’re finishing off the conference with The Best Craft Party Ever!  The Makers Summit Afterparty is a great time to mingle with both peers and experts over dinner, followed by a time of making! The party is separate from the conference and tickets can be purchased for $50.

You guys, this is going to be an amazing experience. If you are wanting to start or grow your business, don't miss this!

Head over to for all the wonderful details!


Guess what people, I'm still alive. Kinda. 

Here is what has been going on:

 A whole lot of this. We've been traveling pretty much the entire month of November.

First I went to Chicago to visit my dear friend Heather and this little darling. I had a wonderful trip and will do another post with lots more photos.

 Then it was off to Baltimore for a convention for Cory and a quick visit with his awesome great aunt and uncle, who we adore.

Home for less then 48 hours and then off again, this time to California for another convention.

 Then straight on to Florida where we spent Thanksgiving with this lot.

Whew. I may never leave home again.

My new home, that is. 

Remember this? Well, it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but we should be closing on our current home by the end of this week and moving into our new place next week. I'm so excited to show you around the new house!

Which means that my house currently looks like this. Oh boy.

I've got 2 more exciting tidbits to share today, so stay tuned!