Tag Archives: Holiday shopping

Last Pop-up Hurrah

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. I’ve had carols in my head since December and am contemplating which Christmas Album will be this year’s splurge (Gwen Stefani is a contender).   Meanwhile, I have one final local pop-up before my pieces go into holiday hibernation. The Evanston Pop Up Gallery is hosting The […]

Saturday Handmade Market

November is my crazy month this year. On Saturday I will return to The Empty Bottle for my second stint at the Handmade Market. The show is November 11 from noon to 4 at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago and features a variety of handmade gifts for your holiday shopping needs. Handmade Market Chicago is […]

Countdown to Christmas

Fair season is over for me, but shopping is still allowed in these 10 days before Christmas. I just posted the angels and frosties I have in stock on my Facebook page. You can see individual photos of the angels here. Reds and Greens: My remaining frosties have individual photos here. I also still have a […]

Bucktown ArtShow this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday I am returning to Holstein Field House for the 18th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. It is my third year there, and I think I’ll be in the same spot as last year. This show has 100 artists selling handmade, unique, one of a kind gifts and art in all media. I’ve […]

Small Business Saturday Consignments

It’s been a whirlwind of making enough angels and frosties for my pop-ups as well as the four spaces I am consigned to this holiday season. Just in time for Small Business Saturday, my ornaments are now in three Chicagoland retailers: The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle in Evanston, and ChromaK8 Beautique and Sacred […]

My third Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

This weekend I am returning to the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow for the third time. This fair is full of amazing and unique gifts for the last-minute holiday shopper. You should check out all the goodies that will be on display in 4 large rooms on Saturday and Sunday from 12 am to 5 pm. There […]

A Sparkly Collaboration

When I was little my mom handmade a doll’s fabric store for me that had me pretending to be a shop owner for hours on end. For the coming weekends, I get to do that in real life! I won’t be surrounded like bolts of fabrics, but instead get to boutique sit for See Jane […]

Popping up at Blue Buddha Boutique

So earlier this year I set a goal of being a vendor in Blue Buddha Boutique. I went to introduce myself and my pieces, but then failed to follow up as life took on a schedule of its own. Enter the Edgewater Artists In Motion, which put out a call for artists in late summer. […]

Holiday Shop at the EXPO

Last week I browsed the Evanston Art Center’s 12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center. It is a vibrant exhibit of local artists who have hand-crafted holiday gifts for you and your family. Numerous fiber arts promise to keep you and your loved ones warm, while cheering the spirit with […]

Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

I’m busy preparing for the Bucktown Holiday Fair this coming weekend. The fun begins at noon and goes until 5 p.m. December 13 and 14. More than 100 artists will exhibit and I enjoyed the creativity last year’s show featured. There is a silent auction, a raffle, and delicious food and drink will be offered. […]