Thursday, October 23, 2008


I have made this Collection of dresses from pieces of jeans legs,hems and recycled jean shirts. The patch work idea gives this item a colorful and unique motif. The skirt is A line and has a complete flow in a shape of a triangle. The tops are decorated with zippers,tafetan silk fabric,or beads.They are a Sexy sillohuete and they attach around the neck with a denim string,a beaded necklace in peacock tones or a hand crochetes string made by a fellow artist. I painted the red paisley and then added turquoise beads. They don't stretch because they are made frim 100% cotton but the halter string can be adapted to any neck lenght. Total lenght from top of the neck is 37". Absolutely unique. RThey can be made in other sizes by request but denim parts or colors can be slightly different.For the hand made and recycle lovers.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fiebre de sabado a la tarde

Or even better saturday afternoon fever. That was yesterday,saturday 18th at the Miami Craft Market. Lately, shows are not the best opportunity to sell as much as online or other shows but the feeling of a different day will say Mastercard is "priceless".
I spent the whole jouney with my daughter, co-pilot and assistant at this venue in what we call a "patio" of a very well adorned Miami restaurant/disco/mini golf/etc. The activity was very neat and programmed by Heather,leader of the Miami Artisans Guild and we meet wonderful people: other sellers and vendors like Valentina and Daniela, I finally met Ngozi and ladies from West Palm Beach to South Africa. We saw a different architecture, different traffic and drivers, hippies, artisans,streets,pubs,and the typical taste of Miami followed us home. I'm so grateful for this day.
I will never forget my baby's face when watching all the new things added to her small memory.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Believe it or not ,october is here.
Fall is around us and Christmas
only 2 months from now....
the stores already have Christmas items and thanksgiving stuff is
almost gone. Boca Raton and all Florida state prepares for outside shows and venues. Our Palm Beach Etsy team is hosting 5 dates of arts and crafts at the Breezway at Florida Atlantic University. The dates have been set already by Laura,one of our youngest members and we have plenty of hand made art created by our amazing artist and members. We all share the same etsy addiction and we all live in South Florida. We expect to see you there during wednesdays from 10 to 2 pm the following dates :
We are planing a trunk show by the end of November but some information is still kept secret until we have everything ready for promotion and advertising. The trunk show will be a great chance to do some Christmas shopping from the best artisans and for the hand made lovers. Items include:fashion ,clothing,cards,accesories,candles,jewelry,
photograpy,baby items,home decorations,eco friendly products, beauty
and make up and much more.
Also the Miami Team of Esty host a show named Miami Craft Market @ Upper East Side Garden, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, art, music and mini-golf. What more could you ask for?
You are all invited ,is a free show if you want to enjoy being in the area.
Finally the The Great GREEN Family Festival is happening this Nov 15-16 from 10-5pm at the Fruit and Spice Park in the Redland area!
Many Etsyshops are going to be participating in this festival.
The 2-day event will raise awareness of simple, green-living practices, products and services that local families can put into use in their homes and community. We will host 50 to 100 local, sustainable, and environmentally responsible vendors and exhibitors featuring:*a Local & Organic Farmer’s Market*Culinary Plants & Natural Foods*Natural Baby and Family Products*Independent designers and artists*Alternative Vehicles & Fuels*Renewable Energy* Natural Health and Beauty Care*Medicinal Herbs, Oils, & Teas*Environmental Education & Art Exhibits*Fair Trade and Conscious Consumerism*Entertainment and Children’s ActivitiesAs the premier GREEN event in Miami-Dade County, we anticipate an attendance of five to eight thousand people.

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