Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Attention Crafters: Time to Get Your Entry Forms Sent In

It seems really early to start thinking about Christmas Craft Shows - but it turns out, that the early bird really does get the worm.  Winterfaire applications are due by May 31, 2016 for the October show.  You have a bit more time for the Christmas Craft Faire in Auburn which will be held on Thanksgiving weekend.  Get that form sent in before the last part of August so that you won't get hit with a late fee after September 1.

Visit our website to download the regulations and get entry forms.  Here is a link to the Winterfaire application and details that you need to know about your booth.  Here is a link to the Christmas Craft Faire cover letter - then click at the bottom of that message to get the entry form. 

Both of these fairs are well attended by the public and getting your entry forms in now is the best way I know to make sure you can join in the fun.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year

This year has been a special one for Craft Guild members.  We have had three club sponsored shows this year;  many sales and lots of fun along the way.  We invite you to watch this little video showcasing our craft work and individual members in their booths. 

We hope you will follow our progress this next year on Facebook and at this blog.

Thank you all so much for being supporters of our guild businesses.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Come To the Winterfaire Craft Show October 17 & 18

Winterfaire is just around the corner.  Come to the Nevada County Fairgrounds on October 17th or 18th (parking is free) for the 33rd annual craft show put on by the Craft Guild of Nevada County.  Bring a can of food for the Interfaith Food Ministry and get $1 off of the $2 admission fee (children under 12 are free).  There will be fun for the kids with Ray Ray the clown and frequent door prize drawings on both days.  In addition, there will be desserts, soft drinks and coffee available for a pick-me-up during your shopping spree.

This craft fair features the very best in Nevada County artisans, with a few vendors coming from bordering counties. If your goal is to "buy local" this year, you won't want to miss this exciting weekend; a chance to get a real head start on your holiday shopping. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Winterfaire Vendor: The Artistic Garden

The Artistic Garden

Sue Amidon-Mansdoerfer has been a vendor at Winterfaire for many years.  Her booth has many exciting gift ideas and maybe even something for your own home.  Please visit her this year.

"We sell coasters, trays, tiles, and backsplashes of my original art (painted oil on canvas) then printed onto tiles.  We also offer original and giclee prints and cards.

People can mix and match coasters. We sell baguette boards, hot plates, and can also take orders to place family pictures on tile or Christmas ornaments.

Please visit my web site.

Sue Amidon-Mansdoerfer"

Sue Amidon-Mansdoerfer  at work in her studio


Friday, October 2, 2015

Meet Amber Fackrell - New Vendor at Winterfaire

Amber Fackrell is a young, local entrepreneur who lives for art! Whether it's taking a brush to canvas to create her whimsical greeting cards, tickling the feathers and creating beautiful earrings or tasty flies for the fisherman,  or turning mason jars into holiday d├ęcor, Amber is always willing to try new techniques! Come see her many different creations at this year's Winterfaire! 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Stuffed Toys with Love" by Petra Cotter

Pertra Cotter has loved sewing since she was a little kid.  Her grandmother taught her to sew and then she continued to teach herself.  She studied Fashion Design in Europe where she is originally from.  Petra says she used to sew custom wedding and prom dresses, coats and more but she fell in love with making stuffed toys, especially owls and dolls. She loves mixing colors and materials together.  It makes her very happy when kids fall in love with one of her toys and they are all made WITH LOVE!
Petra will be at Winterfaire this year and you can also visit her Etsy shop and Facebook Page.