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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Craft Guild's Facebook Page

In these days of social media, the Craft Guild has been relying on its Facebook Page to get the word out about our member's sales and events.   We also use our page to promote member's craft works and keep them in the public eye.  We have so many talented members and it turns out that Facebook is a pretty good place to showcase their work. 

In addition to posting photos and information about our guild's activities, we are part of the community at large.   We share photos from other local pages and have fun sharing a craft project or two from the multitude of craft sites on Facebook. 

We really hope you will like our Facebook page so that you can keep up with what our members are doing and what shows are being planned for the rest of the year.  See you there!
Handmade hats from the booth of Linda Gunderson

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jewelry by Hart

I met with Patricia Hart recently to get a preview of what she will be selling at the Winterfaire Craft Show this year.  Pat tells me that she has been making jewelry for over 25 years and although she doesn't work on her creations every day, it has become a big part of her life.  You may have already seen her at local craft and jewelry shows in Grass Valley and Nevada City because she is a regular participant.  Pat says she expects to do about five shows this year, having cut back a bit from a more active selling schedule.

In Pat's booth, you will find jewelry at reasonable prices and she says the reason is because she buys jewelry making supplies from a wholesale house.  She admits that she finds it hard to resist buying more beads than she needs to get better prices and has quite a stash of supplies on hand.  With the large array of beads and materials available to her, Pat can lose herself in the creative beading process for hours on end. For a coordinated look,  Pat often makes earrings to match her necklaces and bracelets.

If you are looking for something special in the way of a gift or want to add accent jewelry to match an outfit in your closet, Pat Hart's jewelry booth at Winterfaire will be the place to visit.