Domesticadence Studio

Monday, March 23, 2009

Save a Bag, Save a few $$$, Save the Planet???

So, I had been giving out CID logo eco-friendly shopping totes (designed by my friend, Brian) this past fall for special events with $50 or more purchases, and have had such a good response with it, that I have developed a new promotion for Spring/Summer Shows and beyond!

Any purchases of $25 or more will receive a FREE Reusable cotton Shopper Tote, complete w/ CID logo. Bring this tote back to any of my shows (check out the many throughout New England to the right--->) and receive 10%off all of your purchases over $10!!!! I think this is a great way to get people to remember to bring their reusable totes, as I often forget mine whenI shop, and a great way for you loyal customers to save money as well!!! Please remind us about the discount if we neglect to mention it--as sometimes shows can be long and sometimes I have people filling in for me for breaks, etc.

I gave out a few this weekend at Holy Craft Fair & Flea Market in Cambridge, and many back in the Fall, and hope that people will bring those back to the shows as well, as this applies to anyone already having them ! I am excited to be doing shows already scheduled in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, Mashpee, MA, Concord, NH, Providence, RI, and hopefully others all spring and summer!
Come to the Special Get Green & Groovy Event April 5th@ Design Hive Market -Cambridge, MA and get one of your own! It is a great way to start off any eco-friendly lifestyle change and celebrate Earth Day!!

Also, especially for my customers who can't make it to shows in person---mention this when shopping on my etsy shop and I will credit your acct back 10% for every purchase over $10 as well!

Check back as I will be unveiling NEW Tote designs!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Come out to some shows!

Get out of the house and get creative! Winter has been such a bore, and I believe that if we act like it's Spring, it will be Spring! I think everyone needs a pick me up, so how about something like this ? :
"Get Green and Groovy" Event @ Design Hive Market, Cambridge, MA--
"In addition to our regular music-meets-indie market mashup, on Sunday April 5th, we’ll be hosting the “Get Green and Groovy” event featuring products made from salvaged and recycled materials by local indie designers and a fashion show presented by Fashion With Impact (FWI). FWI will adorn the runway with recycled fashions and debut its Re/fash-en collection of unique garments made from recycled fabrics (fashion show starts at 1pm)Plus, Autonomie Project, a new Boston-based fair trade fashion company, will have artists on-hand to help shoppers design and paint their own Ethletic custom footwear and screen print their own t-shirts. "

Sounds like fun, right?

Check out a review of my things, and of the design hive market itself, by Virgina of YazBerry Fashion:

Also, check out her stuff, which is cool too:

I am also hoping to see everyone out at Holy Craft Fair @ Cambridge Elks Lodge on March 21st--check out all of the good designers and who it
See more about it in previous posts!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

NEW Etsy Supply/"Destash" Shop-

I spent today, as I do many, wading through the insane amount of art/craft supplies and displays that inhabit my "art room". I decided that once and for all, I needed to open a supply shop on etsy--as I have a treasure trove of items that I will very likely not be able to use myself in the forseeable future! I have accumulated these from past jobs designing displays and teaching classes for a National Art & Craft Supply Store (discounts make it hard not to buy everything) and some displays from both my jewelry design career and from retail stores where I was a manager! Anyway, it will take awhile for me to sort out, but check it often for a whole range of things from beads, findings, wire, display cases, art supplies, etc. Let me know if you're looking for anything particular!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Show Schedule!!

Lots of upcoming shows to tell you all about! Even though I always have next few months shows listed on the side of this blog, I like to tell you a little bit more about them!

March and April will be mainly for designing and creating for the weekly shows coming up. I attended a snowy Design Hive Market in Cambridge, MA on March 1st, which was going on simultaneously with a great clothing swap! Unfortunately, after several days of warmer weather, we got another lovely New England snowstorm, which seemed to keep the crowds down from the normal Design Hive turnout. Anyway, the participants all had a great time anyway seeing each other's newest creations, and getting back into the swing of things with the show circuit! There were some great people excited to participate in the clothing swap, and clean out their closets, but also add a few new treasures--yay for reusing/recycling/repurposing!

Just added--March 21st I will be @ Holy Craft! Fair. Holy Craft! Is a DIY craft flea market where vendors sell a variety of goods including handmade crafts and apparel, vintage clothing, records, baked treats, antiques and much, much more! All proceeds including table fees are being directly donated to AFSC MAP which provides the homeless, domestic violence survivors, the previously incarcerated, immigrants and others in need in the Greater Boston area with material goods such as clothing and housewares, resource management and job training. Check out their blog Show runs from 12-6 PM!
For the rest of the month, I plan on completing more of the newer designs I've been creating, hopefully sprucing up websites, blogspots, shops, etc...along with some more medical things.

April, so far, seems to be also more for revamping displays, new designs, and getting ready for the craziness of schedule for May and beyond!! (Hopefully, some nicer weather, too!) I will be appearing at Design Hive Market again, on Sunday April 5th, so by then I should have even more new things completed! I think that is the only show I will be doing in April, in order to prepare for May shows.....

Speaking of MAY, there are lots of great shows I am doing then! Starting off the month (May 1st & 2nd) is Twist Fair, a 2 day show that is really a unique experience. It is held in the Northampton, MA Center for the Arts Ballroom, which has beautiful architecture and character all on its own! The show starts off with a Market Party Friday night from 5-9, where vendors and shoppers alike are treated to a live DJ, a variety of beverages (yes, even adult beverages), and lots of great artisans! ( Then, Saturday, beginning @ 10 AM, it reopens and once again you get to enjoy this truly unique shopping experience all day! Next, I'll be @ Opening Weekend (May 16th & 17th) for SoWa/South End Open Market, Boston, MA! It's a great outdoor setting with a ton of Boston and vicinty's wonderful artisans along with fresh produce from area farms, local baked goods, and much more! Parking and admission are FREE, and this year, there is also an Antiques Market, where I know I will likely spend a good portion of my profits!!! I will also be here nearly every Sunday all the way through the end of October!!( May also brings another new experience, as I will also be attending the Providence Open Market, in Lippitt Park, on the East Side on their Opening Day, Saturday, May 23rd! It will also have art, healthy edibles, handbags, jewelry, accessories and much more. Hopefully, I will be able to do more shows there in the Fall, schedule permitting!

Phew!! I think that is all 'til June......Stay tuned for a NEW way to save money at my shows and be earth-friendly at the same time!!!