Monday, November 22, 2010

McGillycuddy's Naturals Holiday Open House

 The 2010 Holiday Crafts on Madison is over, but we'll use this blog to promote the artists of Holiday Crafts on Madison all year long Here's an Open House in beautiful Sharon Springs:

Friday, November 26 at 10:00am - November 28 at 5:00pm

LocationMcGillycuddy's Naturals
197 Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY

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More InfoJoin us for our annual Holiday Open House - ALL PRODUCTS ARE 20% OFF!! Plus we will have a huge variety of gift sets, gift baskets, stocking stuffers and more! Complimentary refreshments will be available. See you there!
- Friday November 26th 10:00am - 7:00pm
- Saturday November 27th 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday November 28th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, November 19, 2010

Delmar Open Studios Nov 20 & 21

The 2010 sale is over, but we'll use this blog to promote events of the artists of the sale all year long!
Here's an upcoming Open Studio:
Holiday Delmar Open Studio
November 20 & 21, 2010
10a.m. - 5 p.m.
at Liz's home/studio at 9 Keith Road, Delmar, NY 12054
518- 439-4457
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See the latest work of Liz Vigoda and Loretta Fontaine at Delmar Holiday Open Studio at Liz Vigoda’s home/studio in Delmar. New work will be debuted, and special sales will be held.

With a background in architecture, Loretta Fontaine creates award-winning fine artisanal jewelry in sterling silver with her own miniature original photography. Liz Vigoda’s functional high-fired ceramics are influenced by her studies in anthropology, with exquisite hand painted surfaces celebrating culture and history.

10% of Liz’s sales will benefit Schenectady Free Clinic, and 10% of Loretta’s sales will benefit The Nature Conservancy.

Directions to Liz’s studio from Albany: From the intersection of Delaware Ave. and Kenwood Ave. go west on Delaware Ave. Take second left onto Winne Rd. (one lane road for one block and then opens to two lanes) , go ~ 6 blocks and turn left onto Keith Rd.,


Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this sale!

We raised about $1000 for the programs of The Woman's Club of Albany  and $465 with our raffle for Double H Ranch, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.

AND we had a great time!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Holiday Crafts on Madison today, Saturday November 6!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show yesterday!

Today is our last day, the show will run from 10am-5pm. Hope to see you there!

An Interview with Cherry Schacher

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What will you be bringing to the Holiday Crafts on Madison show and sale?

This year, once again, I'm bringing some new work to the show.  I've been making these cute little elf boot/stockings to hang on a tree and/or use as a pretty way to give a small gift (maybe a piece of Loretta's jewelry).  They come with a bell on them so that you will be heard if you're trying to peek!  I've also made some more traditional sized stockings for those larger items (with a corresponding larger and noisier bell).

 I've expanded on the Petal jackets I started last year, so I have quite a good selection of those, and I've also, finally gotten to those vests I've been sketching for the past 3 years - they're made from a soft, chenille like fabric and drape wonderfully.  And for those of you who bought snowball hats last year (or wish you had) they now have matching scarves.

I will have a selection of quilts, as usual, along with the placemats, pot holders and napkins.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Crafts on Madison on 1st Friday Schedule

Albany Holiday Crafts on Madison is on the Albany 1st Friday schedule for Friday, November 5th, 2010!

 ...Friday, November 5th, beginning at 5PM, featuring numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Best of all, 1st Friday is an entirely free event. We hope to see you there! Download a printable map for our next 1st Friday event here:
1st Friday Map - November 5th

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Raffle tickets ready!

I just finished the design of the raffle tickets. Don't forget to purchase them at the door when you come to Albany Holiday Crafts on Madison this weekend! You'll win an amazing assortment of handcrafted items from the artists of the sale...


the best part...

is 100% of the proceeds of the raffle benefit Double H Ranch, a camp in the Adirondacks founded by Paul Newman and Charles Woods for children with life-threatening illnesses!

tickets: $3 each, 4 for $10, 10 for $20

An Interview with Elsa Fletcher

What are you bringing to the Albany Holiday Crafts On Madison Show and Sale?
Nuno (a type of felt) hats and scarves. Ill be showing some rayon and chenille scarves and possibly some rag rugs.

What is your process and/or inspiration?
It's very simple - felt is a natural, sustainable, earth-friendly activity. All you need is soap and water and friction! Inspiration is the fact that ancient cultures have used these techniques as a matter of survival for yurts, clothing... Felting offers many exciting possibilities!
What else would you like us to know about yourself?
I live in the Adirondacks. In Thurman, New York exit 23 off the Northway.