Sunday, August 22, 2010

I discovered Wanelo...

After browsing a few of the collections featured on the Wanelo website, I'm delighted to share with  you some of the best design I've seen in a bit.  This site allows you to post links to your favorite stores and products and build collections around a common theme.   For instance, this wonderful chair is in the Suthern Livin collection.  These chairs would look so good in my side yard.   I wonder if I can find something like these locally?  Athens? 

Click through to different collections, I believe you'll find several things you cannot live without quite quickly.  I also can see a potential place for marketing your own wares.  Try it and see.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Finally, the weekend.

Finally - Saturday.  Even though it dawned grey and stormy, I've been in a fit of creativity all day.  I've made a cake and decorated it  with pretty sprinkles, drawn two drawings for myself,  and updated the Craftstravaganzaa website a little more.  Serra is on the road right now on the west coast, and internet service is spotty for her. But she did manage to find a hot spot yesterday and answer a couple of my questions.  So now I can share with our friends that Craftstravaganzaa will be from 11 am until 6 pm this year, Saturday November 13th.   The applications are up now, and will be accepted until October 10th, with notification going out Oct. 16th.  We are happy to hear from people that the earlier date this year will be much more convenient for them.

 I've been adding banners and buttons to the Craftstravaganzaa website to  help promote our event. Simply download the jpgs, then post to your blog, profile, website — wherever you want to share Craftstravaganzaa with your friends. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday 2010

Well, folks, it's time once again to plan for another Craftstravaganzaa! Though it seems a bit strange to be thinking about the holidays in this heat, we have to plan ahead for the busiest time of year that will be upon us before we know it...

To that end, we are announcing the date for the 7th annual Craftsravaganzaa, which will also be getting a jump on the holidays: this year's event will take place on November 13th, 2010. We've decided to make it a little earlier than usual to avoid all the craziness of a hundred other events coinciding, and we think shoppers will enjoy the opportunity to get a head start on their holiday buying. We hope it will cause less conflicts for our vendors who try to participate in so many other events at this time of year as well.

So look out for the applications that will be up very soon, and get yours in! If you have any questions, please look at our FAQ before you email--many of your questions have already been answered there. And don't forget to tell your friends about our event, which gets bigger and better every time. We plan on adding even more special-ness this holiday season, so check back for updates on what we're planning.

Thanks for all your support and creativity, Craftstravaganzaa would not happen without it!