Saturday, December 10, 2011

Craft workshop for co-workers at work, tree decorating




Craft workshop to decorate the Christmas tree at work. December 12- 16, 2011 is the week several co-workers and I will be coming together to create ornaments out of toilet paper rolls, wrapping paper rolls, and paper towel rolls to cover one of the Christmas trees in front of the staff lounge. The color theme is silver, royal blue and white.  A co-worker and I will be painting the ornaments ahead of time. One or two days during the week the group of three ladies and I will meet and I will teach them some basic quilling techniques to create these ornaments. I will try to post pictures of the ornaments and the tree dressed in these ornaments once we get this accomplished.
  

Gift Fair and Family Festival November 25-27, 2011



On November 25-27, 2011 I was one of the vendors at the Albany Institute of Art and History Museum. I sold a lot of items and met a lot of the public and made lots of new customers and fans. I am so thankful I joined the Gift Fair and Family Festival for those three days. I have had a few people write requests for more items to be made and I am thankful and appreciate your comments and suggestions. I do work a job full time so I make my crafts when I am not at work or at lunch or breaks at work. I might be making things on the side for a customers or might see me at a future craft show or on Etsy.com in future weeks. 

Some items that are being sold at the Museum Shop @ the Albany Institute of Art and History Museum.
Those items are jewelry, and ornaments.  If you are not able to pay the museum entrance fee to get into the museum you can enter first Friday of every month is free admission to their galleries from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Here are some photos taken by the Museum on flickr of that Lego Challenge weekend.
Albany Institute Lego Challenge
http://www.flickr.com/photos/albanyinstitute/sets/


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gift Fair @ Albany Institute of History & Art - November 25, 26, 27, 2011


I will have a table at the Gift Fair for all three days, along with my mother who will be joining me for two of the days (Friday and Saturday) selling her homemade jam, jellies, watermelon rind pickles and relish. We will be on the third floor of the museum sharing a table. There are elevators in the building to help you get to the third floor.

Please stop by and visit the artists who are participating in the Gift Fair.

Gift Fair @ Albany Institute of History & Art
Location of Museum
125 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12210
www.albanyinstitute.org/

ABOUT THE EVENT (taken info from their website and email from the Museum)
The Albany Institute of History & Art is happy to once again host the Free Thanksgiving Weekend in conjunction with the Gift Fair- three full days of holiday fun for the entire family, all free of charge.
Sponsorship has been generously provided by M&T Bank. The annual Albany Institute Gift Fair showcases the work of more than 50 vendors who will be set up throughout the museum, selling beautiful and distinctive gifts by local jewelers, craftspeople, and  artists. The general public will be able to shop at the Gift Fair from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to complimentary admission, Free Thanksgiving Weekend will feature several family friendly activities, including LEGO Also taking place will be Play for All sessions, incorporating the 16 interactive toy stations that are part of our newest exhibition, Berkshire Museum, this exhibition celebrates the world of toys from the 1950s to the 1970s, allowing adults to relive their childhood while sharing their experiences with their children.
With free admission all weekend long in our galleries, individuals and families can see a number of great exhibitions on display in addition to Washington United States. In the Entry Gallery will be ® building competitions and demonstrations in the Key Cultural Center. Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. Developed by the region’s own Kid Stuff.  First in the Hearts of Our Countrymen: George which will feature a wide area of paraphernalia pertaining to the first president of the Albany and the Civil War: On the Home and Battle Fronts, which takes a look at Albany’s participation in the Civil War as it relates to medicine.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

7th Annual Art Saves Animals - Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Click on the photo of the chicken you may see it in larger scale. I donated this piece of art to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. On October 6 at 5:30pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on River Street in Troy NY this piece along with other art pieces from other artists will be displayed at Art Saves Animals silent auction and cocktail reception.  The admission fee to this event for non-contributing artists is $40 and people who have contributed by giving art work to participate in the auction pay $20.  By attending the event and possibly buying another artists work you are funding to help the more than 6,000 animals who are provided shelter, care and adoption through out the year. www.mohawkhumane.org

Biz Expo 2011 - Set-up


Click on picture above to see much larger photo.  I made a picture collage of the set-up and what I was selling at the Biz Expo September 17 & 18, 2011. It was my first show. The 12x12 snowflakes and the yellow rose on the left side of the photo are made from recycled manila folders. The snowflakes were spray painted purple or white.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My First Show I am participating in!

The postcard is an invitation I made to give out to people around the area. I doubt it is readable so I will type out what is written on the postcard.
I will be participating in the Biz Expo.  This is my first time I will be showing and selling my quilling paper crafts to the public. I am asking you to bring your family and friends and tell everyone you know. I will be sharing a table with my roommate's business called Counseling Sense.
Time: September 17 & 18, 2011
Location: Colonie Center Mall
Wolf Road, Albany, NY

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Hope to see you at the show!
Stacey