Tis the Season
Talk about a wonderful start to December! If you’ve been keeping up with us on social media and and here on the blog, you may have read that we recently participated on the New Lebanon School Holiday Boutique craft show here in Greenwich CT. We are proud to have participated and look forward to participating again next year. Team WoodyThings (sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it?) had a great time meeting and greeting new friends.
We often find that craft shows are an outstanding opportunity to get a pulse on what our customers like and would like to see more of. We also love the opportunity to get to know others with a passion for crafting, and if possible, network and bounce ideas, tips and best practices off each other. We also did a fair amount of shopping too 😉 Hey, all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. Here’s some of the amazing artists and vendors we met this weekend:
Jennifer Faye Colombo
Jen is an amazing artist that works in watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. The inspiration for her work comes from meditation, nature, and her love of colors. Jen was our table-neighbor (is that a thing?) and we had a blast talking about crafts and our passions. Check out her work here, and tell her WoodyThings sent you 😉 We currently have a fridge magnet of her 2014 original piece Fairy Island.
Jen also creates wearable art jewelry which can be found on her etsy
store. It was great to see the smiles customers walked away with when they purchased her beautiful and one of a kind jewelry. Speaking of one of one of a kind…
Younique by Sharon
Sharon is another amazing artist, and we are super excited and happy that we got to spend the day sitting besides her. Sharon has several passions, and today we got to watch her paint smiles on the faces of many happy customers. As a Younique presenter and independent business owner, she gets the opportunity to show people her company’s amazing products. Younique keeps things fresh, new, and exciting by always adding new products to their cosmetics and skincare lines. We had a great time chatting and we’re super happy she choose a few of our products as presents for her family. I can’t say which ones because, well, Christmas hasn’t happened as of yet lol. All we can say is, ‘Cheers!’ and capture some memories. Memories? That brings us to two amazing vendors we met as we were in a search for coffee early into the craft show.
Amy’s Tangled Dreams
Amy offers Crochet Apparel and one of a kind gifts created by request. All of her items are made to order and she displayed a few items she had previously created. The material was soft, the color selections were very easy on the eyes, and we were very impressed with her attention to detail. Oh, and Amy also knows a thing or two about technology. We spent quite a few minutes sharing tips and suggestions on some upcoming WoodyThings products 😉 #StayTuned
Picture So Perfect, by Tracy Jean
After Tracy’s father passed away she spent a lot of time looking at his handwriting, specifically the way he wrote the word LOVE. She created frames to visually remind her each day of her father’s love. She is able to copy a handwritten word or phrase and transfer it unto a personalized item. Do you have someone’s penmanship you’d like to make into a piece of art? Check out Tracy’s Picture So Perfect shop for more ideas!
Connecticut Christmas Gift Show
Sunday December 6, 2015 we visited the Connecticut Christmas Gift Show held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. I know, we put some good miles on the truck this weekend lol. This craft show was pretty large as it was filled with over 150 vendors. We met some nice folks and ran into a few other vendors we’ve worked with in the past. Shout out to Lisa from Lisa’s Soaps Naked and Natural LLC.
Over the next few weekends we will be attending the Celebrate Shelton Downtown Handmade Market. As always, you’re invited to stop by for a good time, nice eats and meet some wonderful artists! Click here to stay up to date through Celebrate Shelton Facebook page.
Thank you for your continued support.