Saturday, November 10, 2007

Artisans Spotlight

Susan of Salt Lake's avenues will be selling her handcrafted and eco-friendly wares at our show...funky fabric grocery and shopping bags and stunning minky-lined baby quilts are just the beginning. Get a sneak peek of a few of her "Freshly Picked" goodies here!

Jewelry lover? You'll have a great variety of styles of choose from. Bibelot specializes in baby bracelets and "mommy and me" jewels. If you're a fan of gems and stones like turquoise and coral, you'll love jamjewelry and Karen Daniel's artistry. And you will not beat the prices on freshwater pearl necklaces, earrings, and bracelets from The Fresh Pearl.

My favorite candles are hand poured by Sara of BlueLily Candles...her scents are divine! Her candles are made with soy wax, which burns cleaner-love that! We love her HUGE bags of holiday gumballs too...such a fun little gift. I filled a decorative Christmas bowl last year, and just left them out for fun (and for me, and for special bribes for little mouths). Her candles and gumballs are the perfect start to a gift basket. Sara also sews funky hostess aprons that are perfect for holiday baking and entertaining and make an awesome gift! If you can pull it off (like both Sara and my sister-in-law can), tie it over a skirt for everyday wear. So hip!

Another favorite is Natallee's quiet books. They were one of the top sellers at our last holiday show. Everyone said they were the best quiet books they had ever seen. And her new clever accessory is "Shoe Spices", found here.