Friday, December 25, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
The Richmond Craft Mafia is proud to present our 5th Annual Handmade Holiday Craft Show. We have the pleasure of teaming up with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for a second year.
|The Fifth Annual Handmade Holiday Craft ShowThe 5th annual Handmade Holiday is being held at the The Visual Arts Center of Richmond at 1812 Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220|
Preview Party Friday: December 11th - 7pm to 10pm, offers first dibs on fabulous local handmade gifts. No tickets or invite required, just a suggested donation of $10 at the door to benefit The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (formally the Hand Workshop). There will be yummy holiday snacks and a cash bar for beer & wine with the music of Fan District Caroling Association.
Free & Open to the Public Saturday: December 12th - 10am to 5pm, Buy local & handmade from some of Richmond's most talented indie crafters and designers.
Our Awesome 2009 Vendors:
Modern Atelier, Monkey Dog Studio, Jackson Sage, Crystal J, Bees Knees Studio, Modern June, Keen Designs, Twist Style, Tasha McKelvey, Nicole Lee Designs, Lark Studio, Sew Ono, Always Midnight, April Scott Kids, Avant-Gourde, Corey Marie Parkhill, Dawn Correspondence, DawnStitches, Dream Spiral Art, Eesome, Right Paw Left Paw, Flower Peddler Bath & Beauty, hershey is my baby, Historically Inspired Designs, Holly Camp Cards, Inspired Creations in Wood, Itty Bitty Press, Judeglass, Kelly Dietrich, KShonk Designs, My Precious Studio, oelle m., Oura Sananikone, Phil Barbato, popidiot, Pretty Silly Things, Shannon by Hand, Silver Tree Art, Sprouthead, the bead empress, The Cupcakery, ZouZou's Basement, and VISARTS Clay Guild.
Click Here: Richmond Handmade Holiday
Friday, December 4, 2009
It finally happened I found my Christmas Spirit! What do you think? I just love the white garland and I still regret not buying lots and lots of it, what was I thinking? I have lots of the Red Lace Chalk Cloth Table Runners in stock and ready for shipping, grab them up while they last!!! Happy Holidays!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Boy, how things have changed. I may still work 14-hour days, but extensively planning a meal is long gone. Heck, I didn't even buy a turkey or my fix-ins until late Wednesday. Despite my "I've got no turkey" mantra, the lack of a turkey really didn't bother me that much. I have a very picky family, so as long as I stick to the status quo, I'm okay. The hard part was finding time to get to the grocery.
But what I do love to fret over is the Thanksgiving Table. I love a good tablescape! What was I thinking? I had nothing for this year's table pre-prepped. Well, nothing except a mind full of ideas, and thankfully a studio full of fabric.
You may remember that I'd wanted to make myself a new oilcloth tablecloth for the occasion, but time and materials got away from me. After making more than a dozen tablecloths for Modern June holiday orders, I just didn't have it in me to make one for myself. So, Wednesday evening I finally got started on something for our holiday. The rules were simple... NO SHOPPING and NO SEWING!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I am so excited to have this wall completed. I started making patterns when I was 15 or 16, at a time when all I wanted in the world was to dress like Madonna. Surprisingly enough you couldn't find those styles in a suburban mall in Missouri, so I was left to my own devises... paper shopping bags, really cheap fabric and my Kenmore sewing machine.
Now, 25 years later, I still love making patterns. Every single Modern June product is handmade by me and my team of "Junies" from my own hand-drafted patterns!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty… a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Let's talk Turkey! Next week is the big day but don't fret there is still time to get some great Modern June Housewares for the big day! From now till Monday (Noon) we're offering you 25 % off of our fall products. Shop early for best selection! All items are in stock and will ship two day priority.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
You know we all did it, we took that Buy Handmade oath a few years back, but as time went by and the economy tanked we have had to do what we could to get by and still feed the babies. But handmade doesn't cost an arm and a leg and it bets shopping the big box stores as much as we can.
We have a family tradition of giving the kids a special ornament each year, an ornament the represents their current interests. I admit yesterday I was a Michael's checking out the selection and I realized I wasn't being true to the cause, so I have collected all the super cute-low cost Handmade Christmas Ornaments I could find. They just happen to go with our best selling holiday item, the Red Lace Scalloped Tree Skirt and what will be under my tree this year.
From left to right, top to bottom... 1. Red Poinsettia Ornament by Butterfly Blue Designs $3.00 2. Holiday Ornament - Felt Cupcake - Christmas Merry and Bright Collection by Sugar Chic Baby $8.00 3. Amigurumi Strawberry Ornaments by anapaulaoli set of three for $18.00 4.Festive Owl Ornament by emily orpin $4.00 5. Tree or Gift Ornaments-Recycle-Upcycle Soda Can by loda set of 10 for $20.00 6.Beautiful Embroidered Red Work Christmas Ornaments by personal threads $4.00 7.Russian Nesting Doll Ornament by banner babe $4.00 8. Pair-Felt Mittens Ornaments-Red by aquaartstudio $7.50 a pair 9. Red, Green and White Scandinavian Inspired Baubles by Snowy Side Drive Set of 3 $20.00
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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I would also like to extend my gratitude to my loyal blog readers and gift you free shipping for the entire month of November! To receive this savings add "MJ free shipping" in the Note to Seller Box during check out! Enjoy the Modern June goodness this holiday season!
Please include your email address so I can reach you! Deadline will be Wednesday @12 p.m.!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This year I broke out a Modern June Chalk Cloth Table Toppers for myself. You know I have to test all my products, I simply can't make something I don't want to use, and use often. I was really surprised that I didn't have one of these bad boys before yesterday. I have to say it fit perfectly on my island, it almost seems like I planned it that way.
Chalk cloth is a holiday hit, check out all the other hostess-have-to haves at our Modern June Etsy Shop and plan you next party with us!