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Chicago Artisan Holiday Market is December 1

Happy Thanksgiving week! I have 3 more Art Fairs coming up. The next one is this Sunday at the Chicago Artisan Market. Morgan Manufacturing will transform into an indoor art fair with 100 Midwest Artisans showcasing food, fashion, home goods and art. The Chicago Artisan Holiday Market takes place Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. […]

Holiday Shop at Sacred Art

This week I dropped off ornaments at Sacred Art. Lincoln Square is starting to look festive, and the artists at Sacred Art are adding new and amazing creations to the store for the season. I had not been to Lincoln Square in a while, so I enjoyed perusing all the corners of the store and […]

Evanston Sidewalk Sale Pods

We had a heat wave in Evanston Friday and Saturday. After the ever-lasting winter, I am not complaining. My one A/C unit is in the studio, so I set it up and when the ceiling fans could do no more I cleared off the futon to set up my computer station. Of course I got […]

Holiday Bazaar this weekend

I have been making angels and frosties like there’s no tomorrow and am excited to pack them all up this week to go to the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar. This juried gift fair features more than 50 artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. The Bazaar takes place this coming weekend. On Friday, November 16, 5 […]

Finding Waldo in Evanston

Find Waldo Local is a community-wide scavenger hunt originated by independent bookstores. Local residents can pick up a passport that lists participating stores, and then stroll local shopping districts to locate tiny Waldo cut-outs in the shops. I believe Bookends & Beginnings instigated the scavenger hunt in Evanston, and it has expanded to various non-book stores […]

April’s Handmade Market is Saturday

Last month’s Handmade Market Chicago was a blast as always, and I return on Saturday for the last one of the season. Hosted by Handmade Market Chicago and The Empty Bottle, vendors will be available Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago. Admission is […]

Easter at the Pop Up Gallery

I’ve been making stakes to bring in spring, and it has lifted my mood. I tried to jig a flower on my Now That’s a Jig!, which took a few attempts. While the pegs are symmetrical, lifting the wire off the jig shifts the tension and the petals get a bit wonky. After settling for […]

Valentine Shopping this Saturday

On Saturday, February 10 I return to the Handmade Market Chicago to sell Valentines to anyone who wants them. The handmade market is held monthly from 12 to 4 pm at The Empty Bottle at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago. More than 30 artists are participating and offering funky jewelry, knitted items, clothing, baked goods, handbags, […]

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 […]

Handmade Market on Saturday

On Saturday I’ll be popping up at my only October event. Handmade Chicago is kicking off its Fall season at the Empty Bottle, from noon to  4 p.m. on October 14. The event features 30 artists. I’ve never been at the Empty Bottle, located at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago, but I hear good things about it and […]