Friday, December 17, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair

Tomorrow and Sunday! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tea Time

Rose- chamomile tea with fresh lemon and ginger. It has a semi-sweet taste and really soothes the throat. Perfect for when you're getting over a nasty bug. As I am.

Here's to health and wellness this holiday season!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peg and Awl

My new favorite Etsy shop for candles and other accoutrements for the home: Peg and Awl.

I put some of their candles in my Xmas Wishlist Treasury on Etsy. I love the simple, rustic nature of these useful, handmade treasures. I may need to buy some of these goodies for myself after the holidays as well. We shall see.

Telegraph, Berkeley and Renegade, SF!

My next two craft fairs are quickly sneaking up on me! But I'm ready. . . I gotta be right? =)

First off, I'll be selling at the Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair in Berkeley! Details below:

11 A.M. to 6 P.M.
December 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 24
Located between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way near the U.C. Campus in Berkeley CA.
Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California's finest artists!

This fair offers the rare opportunity to buy fine art originals and inexpensive gift items in the same place. Shoppers can choose from a tremendous diversity of arts and crafts, including jewelry, beadwork, wirework, hats, candles, leather work, silk-screened and tie-dyed clothing, pottery, wood crafts, metal crafts, paintings, henna-art, gift boxes, photography and sculptures.
Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a 
friendly multicultural shopping
atmosphere complete the experience.

(p.s. I'll be selling at this fair 3 of the 6 days: the 11th, 12th, and 23rd!)

Next up is the Renegade Craft fair at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Details below or clickity-click here for more info!

Hoping to see some friendly, smiling faces at both of these faires! The holiday season really is in full swing (yes, this amazes me slightly.) Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oakland and Jewelry

Wednesday item of the week in my Etsy

~hand-forged steel and brass pendant~

inspiration: the rough, imperfect beauty of my hometown, Oakland, Ca. The way the cold, industrial side interweaves with the persistent wildness - dandelions growing from cracks in the sidewalk, ivy vines climbing up the sides of deserted buildings, urban gardens over-flowing with delicious produce

Enter the coupon code "TangleweedsBlog" at checkout on Etsy to receive 30% off this steel and brass pendant. Discount applies to any of my "Oakland pendants", size small, medium, or large, from now until December 14th, 2010.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Full Weekend

After a lovely but very busy weekend, I came down with a nasty flu-bug thing on Monday. Hence, the delay on this post about my weekend. In fact, today is blogging galore day! I'll be posting my usual "item-of-the-week" post later tonight as well as info about my upcoming craft fairs.

Saturday was the Noise Pop Holiday Shop in San Francisco, at the historic Verdi Club. The show was a lot of fun. Jeff and I sold at this one together, making for a very tiny set-up space!

There was live music and great food and yummy drinks (oh the bloody marys!). Here's a few snapshots from the day:

After a busy show-Saturday Jeff and I decided to take the day off on Sunday. We went to the farmer's market, ran some errands (like getting a fireplace screen so we can actually have fire in our new place and not risk the cats setting themselves on fire!), went to Urban Ore in Berkeley and had coffee at one of my new favorite places, Local 123.

That's Otis. The cats weren't too happy with the fact that we weren't at home very much over the weekend.

snack time! persimmons are in season again. yum!

mocha and good reads at Local 123

We finished the day at our favorite spot for locally brewed beer, Jupiter, in Berkeley.

Have a lovely night!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new year is coming

Yes, indeed, a new year is coming and I may need one of these:

This rustic, leather, day-planner is available from My Handbound Books, one of my more delightful recent discoveries on Etsy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gypsy Hoops

Wednesday item of the week in my Etsy

~hand-forged brass earrings~

inspiration: gypsy jewelry, baubles and metals and gems all tinkling and clanging against one another

Enter the coupon code "TangleweedsBlog" at checkout on Etsy to receive 30% off these rustic, brass hoop earrings. Discount applies to this item only, from now until December 7th, 2010.