Gifts & Stocking

6:19 AM

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We are not taking custom orders this year but we have some adorable Christmas stockings and lots of great gifts in our Etsy shop inventory.




If you purchase between now and December 15, 2010, we'll gift wrap at no additional charge and send directly to the gift recipient.

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Penny Williams

fabrics for custom order

11:37 AM

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We have a lot of fabrics to choose from for custom orders from our Etsy shop. All of the fabrics pictured below can be used for most of the items in our shop (we don't have enough of some of these samples for tote bags though).



So go ahead, order a pouch, clutch, wristlet, cosmetic bag, coffee sleeve, etc... in the fabric of your choice. There's no additional charge to do so!

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Penny Williams

so many awesome fellow crafters

4:28 PM

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Christmas has come and gone with lots of drama. We were quite busy keeping our Etsy shop fresh and sewing orders for others as well as our own gifts. We even had a custom order for 6 stockings that we are still working on now, the second week of January (don't worry, she didn't need them this year). We had a major snow storm and lost power for several days and were snowed in for a week,...

Now life is a little calmer and we are taking a much-needed reprieve from our shop (except those stockings we still owe a very kind and understanding purchaser). So I've had a bit of time to visit some fellow crafters on the web.

My fav discovery is Ruffles &Stuff. This woman is so crafty and resourceful. I was so inspired, I read all the way through to the beginning of her blog.

Here are a couple of my very favorite Ruffles & Stuff projects.

1) Super Easy T-Shirt Scarf
2) Shabby Chic Pleated Shade
3) No Sew Flutter Cape
4) Winter Wonderland Dress

I am so very inspired to deconstruct and reconstruct! You rock, Disney!



The Everything Etsy Blog

I just love EverythingEtsy.com. I love it so much and find it so useful that I get all new posts by email. She has useful articles like organizing your craft supplies, great finds, crafter bios, and so much more. And she has a knack for finding the very best of each subject from the far corners of the web. Another must read!



scoutie girl

I am also loving Scoutie Girl Gift Guides: a collaborative, curated guide to buying handmade gifts for the holidays & beyond. shop by recipient or tag, or search for exactly what you’re looking for! What a simple, go-to resource for all gift giving! Love it!

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Penny Williams

busy, busy, busy

6:49 AM

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Shame on me for not posting regularly to this blog, I know. I have plenty of guilt about it. But, as you all well know too, life has a way of taking over. So do kids...

But Studio Polka Dot is still crafting and creating. We had a great time at the Scarecrow Festival a couple weeks ago, despite the mediocre turnout. We sold both of our pink, flapper-era inspired beanies in the first 15 minutes. Mom even made another one for the crafter in the booth next to us while we were there. They were the hit of the day.

We can, of course, make more of them.

It was slow going for the rest of the day though. We ended up selling one of our hobo wristlets (my favorite leaf print from Moda that I can't find more of), shown below in Amy Butler fabric, and a set of 3 reusable coffee sleeves. Lots of teens and young adults loved our bags and pouches but didn't have money to purchase.

We have decided to participate in one more market this year. We feel like our items make great gifts and we even created some fun, retro-inspired holiday stockings (they aren't on etsy so email us if you are interested in seeing them for possible purchase: studiopolkadot [at] gmail.com). We will be at TC Roberson High School in South Asheville Nov 12. We have lots of items that are not on Etsy. If you are local, come take a look.

In the mean time, check out our Etsy shop. We made more of the Robert Kaufman Owl Boxy Pouches that have been so popular and have one listed in a fun Japanese print as well.

Studio Polka Dot

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Penny Williams

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5th Annual Scarecrow Festival & Craft Show

7:00 AM

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After participating in our first market Saturday, the 2nd Saturday Artists' Market in West Asheville, we girls of Studio Polka Dot decided to participate in the upcoming Scarecrow Festival & Craft Show at Lake Julian, here in Asheville.

Not only will it be the perfect audience for our creations (families and kids), but it will be a fun and festive atmosphere. I am even considering making our own scarecrow for our booth. Why not join the fun?

SAVE THE DATE:
October 3, 2009
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

If you are in Asheville, come join the fun!

Studio Polka Dot

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Penny Williams

Featured Artist: Snowflake Designs Jewelry

3:07 PM

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Emily, of Snowflakes Designs Jewelry, has been creating jewelry for over ten years, selling mainly at festivals and art shows in and around Rochester, NY. In 2008, she started selling online in order to make her work available to a larger audience. "My goal is to create colorful and distinctive artisan jewelry that can be enjoyed every day," says Emily. "I use gemstones, beads and wire wrapping in my designs."

Here are some highlights from snowflake designs:

Grape Charm Bracelet is an eye-catching design with multi-colored green textured patina leaves, lampworked glass beads and grape clusters handmade from glass beads. It's a great choice for wine or grape lovers and a unique natural Fall look.


Sun and Sky Necklace is made of apatite and citrine gemstone chip clusters along with amazonite. It's a really beautiful color combination and I also offer matching earrings.


Storm Clouds Necklace is made of clusters of smoky quartz and iolite gems along with freshwater pearls. The center piece is a faceted labradorite briolette. The subtle blue and gray color combination makes this necklace very wearable- whether with jeans or a favorite dress.



Take some time and check out Emily's work. I know you'll be glad you did. You can find Snowflake Designs at the following web addresses:

website www.snowflakedesignsjewelry.com

Etsy shop www.snowflakedesign.etsy.com

1000 Markets shop www.snowflakedesign.1000markets.com

blog www.snowflakedesignsjewelry.blogspot.com



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Penny Williams

our most popular seller...

9:16 AM

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We have only been selling our handmade products for a few months and, already, we can pinpoint a "most popular seller." By far, it is the Robert Kaufman Owls print BOXY POUCH. We sold 3 of them in the last 5 days, 2 the very first day we listed them!

This Robert Kaufman owl fabric, made in Japan, is part of his Forest Fun collection. We have the "spice" coloration. In the first 3 pouches, I paired it with a sunny yellow polka dot for the interior and the pull tabs. We haven't been able to get more of this polka dot so we are making more of the owl pouches with a small red polka dot, a yellow with a multi-colored polka dot, and a yellow with a darker yellow swirl. All will be equally as charming as this little guy.

If you'd like one of these owl pouches, send us a message through
our Etsy shop and we'll put up a custom order for you. You'll be able to choose between the three interior choices I listed above.

Don't forget, at $12, these make a great gift!

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