Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tribute to the crafter's of Nevada County

We want to thank all of you who made Winterfaire a success this year.  It wasn't easy with the rain, but we managed to keep smiles on our faces and had hundreds of beautiful crafts for sale.  Sit back and enjoy a virtual tour - just click on the arrow below to see a full slideshow of Winterfaire 2010.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wet Winterfaire

The booths looked fabulous - the cafe area was decorated and loaded with goodies and the Girl Scouts entertained kids with face painting and helping them decorate pumpkins.  Everything was perfect  -- except for the weather which was exceptionally wet.  But in spite of adverse conditions, our members and vendors had cheerful faces and provided an exceptional shopping experience for those that braved the weather. 

Did you take photos this year?  If you would like to share them on this blog, I'll be happy to post them. Also, many of our members sell at other craft fairs during the holiday season.  Look at the new page that has been added to this blog to let our public know where they can find us this holiday season.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Visit Us at Winterfaire

Our special weekend has finally arrived and the booths are stocked with an unbelievable variety of fun things for your shopping pleasure.   Shop local and join us at the Nevada County Fair Grounds tomorrow and Sunday to find dozens of items for holiday giving. We will be there from 10AM to 4PM both days.  See you there!

Click on the arrow in the picture below to watch a slide show of what will be available.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We Welcome You to Winterfaire 2010!

Every year, for the past 28 years, the Craft Guild of Nevada County has hosted a sale of handmade crafts at the Nevada County Fair Grounds.  The founders of the Craft Guild envisioned an event that would help craft based businesses sell their wares and at the same time benefit the local community by providing a place to  purchase quality gifts for the holidays.   In today's world, where items made locally by skilled crafts people is a rarity, Winterfaire offers a rich shopping experience.  Buy  holiday gifts for friends and loved ones and maybe even a treasure for yourself.

Please visit us at the Nevada County Fair Grounds on October 23rd and 24th from 10AM to 4PM. In addition to shopping, you will be able to purchase home made baked goods and have a cup of coffee in our updated cafe area.  Bring the kids - there will be free and fun activities for them as well.  The Winterfaire admission is still just $1; parking is free and you will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for handmade door prizes. 

Winterfaire promotion video from Beryl Moody on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Carolyn's Country Cupboard - Jalapeno Jelly

I started making this Jalapeno Jelly recipe in the 1980's when I got the recipe from a bank teller who got it from one of her customers. I believe that customer would be pleasantly surprised to see how far her recipe has taken me.

My friend and I started a Craft Boutique Show and I did not have a craft. That's when I thought  that the Jalapeno Jelly would be a good item. After our first show, the jelly took on a life of its own and my life with it.

From that point till now, I've done years of Boutiques, Christmas Shows and have won awards at the Santa Cruz County fair and several blue ribbons at the Nevada County Fair right here in Grass Valley. I have established a following of customers throughout the years and since my move to Grass Valley I now offer shipping.

This will be my 5th year in the Winterfaire and I hope to see everyone there!

Carolyn Statler