Sunday, October 14, 2007
The Creative Bazaar
A collage of all the treasures from the Creative Bazaar
Displayed on my bakers rack in my kitchen this morning are all the treasures from The Creative Bazaar which was held in Hyannis on Saturday, October 13th. The bazaar was like stepping into the magical world of Blogland. Here were all the lovely and talented ladies I have met through flickr and in Blogland. They were even friendlier and more gracious than I know them to be on their blogs and flickr. The artwork was even better in person and I had so much fun chatting and shopping. I was thrilled just to be able to meet these creative souls that I visit with every day in Brigadoon.
I even got a goodie bag when I first walked in the door.
The first thing I wanted to do was meet the delightful Melanie McMullin of Just Be Connected, who was respsonible for coordinating this lovely event.
I couldn’t make up my mind what to buy from her lovely and creative crafts. I chose this sweet magnetic photo frame with her signature flower.
Yay, Artsy Mama was the next table. Kari Ramstrom's crafts are spectacular of course. Everyone loves Artsy Mama, no matter what blog I visit I find Artsy Mama on their favorite blogs to read. I had to buy one of her dresses, and they are made so well and have such pretty embellishments. Her table was filled with so many treasures of Artsy Mama Originals.
Sweetpeas had the most delightful things and I was so thrilled to find this beautifully presented sheet music for Christmas presents I am working on. She had so many sweet temptations, like these wonderful collage kits with ribbons, notions, papers of all sorts and old photos.
Look at this treasure that was in my goodie bag...a miniature of what she sells called Artsy emphemera packs. If you would like to see more of her incredible creativity her web site is called Junque Revival. I especially loved her decoupaged mannequin display. Jessica Moreau-Berry is as adorable and fun as you would imagine her to be, I just added her blog to my favorites to read.
I recently discovered paper Tussie Mussies on a crafters blog.
I love Tussie Mussies but I had never seen paper ones before. It opened up a whole new idea category for things to make for Christmas. What a treat to meet the person behind one of my flickr contacts, the lovely and vibrant Mary Ann. Her crafts were amazing and she had even more beautiful crafts on her Etsy store.
Look at this totally enchanting card by follow your bliss. I am going to frame it and put it alongside my favorite treasures. She makes wonderful things and you can find them on her Etsy store of course. I especially love her ballerinas which are so reminiscent of the ones my mom put on my birthday cake when I was a little girl.
Heidi of Birds of a Feather had so many gorgeous things, I bought two of her lovely cards One I already sent to my mom, the other was hung near my favorite things. Her work was so lovely and wonderfully made.
Traveling all the way from Indiana I had the pleasure of meeting Jana of Jana's Journeys. I found this wonderful embellised box to display next to my sheet music.
Linda Pare designs everything from pillows, and material bags to jewelry. I bought these cute pumpkin earrings for my sister from crafts from the heart, What was really nice too was the way she wrapped the earrings in a box with a little shopping bag with matching tissue paper. What a treasure from such a lovely lady.
Darlene Belisle from Ursula and Olive handmade crafty goodyness had so many treasures. I found these wonderful tags made from vintage recipe cards, and she included a handmade button of vintage children's art in my goodie bag.
I loved her tins and her buttons really caught my eye. She takes vintage books and recycles the artwork into these button sets.
One of my Christmas purchases was this wonderful framed collage from Kaleido Soul . She had so many wonderful things to buy and gives workshops on soul art.
I have tucked some of the trinkets away for Christmas gifts and have displayed some on my bakers rack for inspiration. I love to put inspiration in the kitchen so I can dream about what I want to make while I cook. The kitchen table is still my favorite place to create.
I hope you visit these wonderful artisans, I know that I have bookmarked their shops to do my Christmas shopping.
I found a delightful song which describes the wares at the Bazaar, it is called Treasures of the Heart.