December 10, 2009

2nd Annual Craft Bazaar

Posted in Special Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:48 am by satinmoon


Our Christmas craft bazaar is a  very special event we premiered last year. It is devoted to the very talented designers, teachers, staff and friends of Satin Moon, and dedicated to you.

I start by  drastically marking down the prices of our  inspirational “retired”   store models mainly made by Joan Gorrill ( on the right .)

Once the models  have earned their keep selling patterns and fabrics, and  the feature fabrics are gone, the models  need a permanent home and are repriced way  below cost.

This year local designers Ursula Riegel, Susan Teece, Anne Redding and Lisa Girard asked if they could include their retired models.  What an opportunity to get top quality designer originals !

To make it more fun, teachers and staff also brought in their handmade delights. I started my shopping with  Sue H. beautiful hand knits and sewn baby items,

and  a hand dyed, hand spun and lovingly knit baby hat  from her daughter in Australia.

To further tempt grandmas  there are Lisa’s reversible baby quilt models  with booties

and Jerry’s super deals for only $35 ( only 2 left by Thursday.)

My sewing friends will be delighted with a Susan M felt pincushion creation

turtle pin cushions by Susan Teece

or a  classic cushion by Kathy G. I HAD to get just one for my collection!

There are a tempting multitude of bags by Lisa, Ursula and Susan T

to be  filled with practical and adorable card holders  by Sue and Anne

handcrafted key chains

and custom note books and  journals

For the kitchen divas on my list I’m picking up an  apron  by Anne and  choosing from the dazzling array of  great place mats and table toppers

creative and lovely tea cozies

and Shania’s brow coolers and hot holders

It is hard not to be tempted by the  fabulous wall quilts and wall art and smaller accents for home dec like Ursula’s   dramatic pillows

mini banner  Country Charm by Catherine Benson- great for a kitchen or bathroom

poetic art pieces by Daphne Greig for the guest room or home spa

Mini Kimono by Ursula for a quite corner

and Bonnies’ delightful theme  pillowcases

as well as lap to king bed size quilts by Eileen Wright and others to transform a bedroom.

Personal accessories I’m contemplating are a lovely jacket from Lisa

and a pin or two by Sarah

It is a joy just to wander through the wealth of beauty and creativity. But what a bonus to get all my shopping done in one  fabulous  treasure chest of gifts !

But all this shopping just totally tuckered out Chico, I better cover him up with another one of Jerry’s quilts , and call it a day!


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