Friday, April 26, 2013

Craft Dayton is coming!

Craft Dayton is coming! If you've been wanting to get together with local crafty people this would be the perfect event for a first timer. You'll get swag bags and instruction from an accomplished stitcher. Check out her mezmerizing work here 
 Blush Pink and Gray Brooch

Hosted in an amazing historical building, the Linden Davis building.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cyclops Fest

The festival you did not want to miss!  Click the pics to go to each vendor website.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Channeling Emma Pillsbury - Handmade Dayton Style

Do Emma Pillsburys outfits make you swoon? 

Get the look!
Tracy Sews is a busy, busy full time child care provider who makes amazing body skimming dresses in the "spare time" 

I think both of these dresses are Emma worthy!

So how about Emma worthy jewelry? 

FIRST TO BLOOM by Dayton Artist Julie Crusenberry who also just happens to love custom orders!

Also you wouldn't want to leave out the sweater clips. Dayton area crafter Gina XOXO makes them out of recycled and vintage finds

And for the stuff you can't see...The silky bits. Check out this vintage lace slip from My dear little shop. 

It's one of those slips you can let show because it is lined on the bodice. Super dreamy and the perfect ultra light peachy pinky beige.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meet our Member and Guest blogger Julie!

From StephsJewels4

The biggest benefit to me for being in the Handmade Dayton Etsy Group (besides the wonderful friendships!) is "My Creative Collective".

This is a term used by Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace. I found her by networking on in their Virtual Labs speaker series. The values that I gain from My Creative Collective are too many to list, but some of them are:

* Getting Unstuck - have you ever had a glimmer of a great idea, discuss it with another creative person and it becomes a rock solid idea?

* Networking - When you are in business for yourself, you simply cannot have too many connections, right?

* Swapping materials - need I say more?

* Your Creative Collective gets ideas from you... AND you get ideas from Your Creative Collective... But I bet that if you give two artists or crafters the exact same materials, they will not come up with exactly the same outcome.

Guess my point is... that there are so many more reasons for having a Creative Collective than there are for not having one!

 I know.. long post but if you've gotten this far you should know that one example of the Creative Collective is the pictures in this blog post. I contacted Julie on facebook and told her I wanted to help her with her photos. Not just take them but show her how to do it herself. We spent an entire evening together at her home. Staging and photographing her beautiful jewelry.We worked together till we ran out of light and then spent some time editing a listing. The result is I had fun (I love photographing jewelry) and Julie got some inspiration.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Drumroll Please?

For this first ever picture post in the Handmade Dayton Blog I decided to post some large photos of my Favs from Etsy.

Below you see the Flower Girl Hand mirror from for $5.00

The lavender earrings are from

The Adorable "Will you be my bridesmaid" cards (cutest idea ever!) are $22.00 from

And last but not least we have those mesmerizing Dragonfly Sun catcher earrings. $35.00 from