Monday, March 22, 2010

Artisans Gallery Team

I'm thrilled to have been nominated to join the newly formed Artisans Gallery Team on etsy!

About the team: We are a juried team of artisans of distinction, vetted by peers for excellence in design, skill, presentation, integrity, and customer service. Our team will offer buyers an online experience akin to shopping in a gallery by creating a marketplace of high quality, exceptionally skilled artisans. As an international team with volunteer translators, we are a network aligned to promote the goals of the Handmade Revolution, to connect and support each other across language and geographic barriers, and to recognized and encourage professional standards and unique artistic voices.

You can view our team page here on etsy.

This week, we are rolling out the results of our first team challenge: The Artisan Wedding
Each day this week, we will have a new set of handcrafted items perfect for gift-giving or setting the stage for a unique and artistic wedding day.

Here's the schedule:
Monday- Artisan Wedding Gifts under $100

Tuesday- Artisan Wedding Statement Gifts

Wednesday- Artisan Wedding Favors

Thursday- Artisan Wedding Decor and Stationery

Friday- Artisan Bridal Wear

Saturday- Artisan Gifts for the Bridesmaids

Sunday- The Artisan Flower Girl

Visit the Artisans Gallery Team blog to see the entries.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sun and Fun in Fremont

We had such a sunny and warm day here on Saturday, so my hubby, son and I went to Fremont for some lunch and browsing. The hip and funky Fremont neighborhood in Seattle is the self-proclaimed 'Center of the Universe'. It's a tourist destination, sure, but there are also enough locals to keep it from feeling too touristy. There is an assortment of eccentric shops, art galleries, record stores, and always something new to see. There used to be a restaurant that served cereal all day. Last time we were there, the special was Cap'n Crunch. I didn't see that place this time.

We had wonderful gyros at Costas Opa and then walked along the canal and went window shopping. We visited the statue of Lenin, found this weird fry guy (eating his own head?) and had a great time visiting several junk shops.