Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

educate! learn to d.i.y.

the dry goods shop in west asheville is filling its shelves with sweet somethings from local artists, but is always looking for more. go by to submit...

also, it's hosting a variety of classes...sewing, knitting, and book-making. there are also private lessons available. whether you be a teacher, or a student, stop by and check out the schedule. maybe you could even add to it!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: Dragon Gate Design

Feather accented flower hair clip by Dragon Gate Design

"Purple and blue peony petals with peony petals leaves accent with a glass bead and black feathers".

Photograph by Micah Mackenzie Photography

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: Rusticware

Awesome Vintage Gold Cocktail Button Bobby Pins by Katie Witherspoon of Rusticware.

Katie is also the person behind the newest west Asheville venue called The Westy Market. It's held at Universal Joint the third Saturday of every month from 8 - noon. Most recently she was written up in the Citizen Times with a picture of her table at The Big Crafty.

Her lovely handmade goods can also be found locally at The DryGoods Shop located at 474 Haywood Road in west Asheville.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Westy Market

The Westy Market is tomorrow, Saturday July 24th, from 8 - noon at Universal Joint in west Asheville.

This is the very first event for this local handmade/vintage market venue. It will be held the third Saturday of every month.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: Lets Be Friends

Polaroid Friend by Lets Be Friends

"Modeled after the Polaroid OneStep, this is pretty much a photographers best friend. He has a slot to hold your favorite pictures and is made to scale with the original camera. He is currently looking for new friends and would love to meet you."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: overlap sewing studio

womens collared dress with vintage fabric applique by overlap sewing studio

In honor of The DryGoods Shop Grand Opening Shindig today we're featuring the sweet and talented Leigh Anne Hilbert of overlap sewing studio. Her shop can be located at 474 Haywood Road in west Asheville.

We wish you the best of luck!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sudzy Soap at New Dawn

Coffee Crunch Whipped Lotion Soap Bar Mango/Cocoa/Shea Butter

Asheville Etsy's Sudzy Soap will be at New Dawn Chiropractic and Wellness June 5th 2010 selling handmade soaps, lotions and shower gels!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday Spotlight: Kind Goods

Flower Mosaic by Kind Goods

Beautiful stained glass suncatcher from one of Asheville Etsy's newest members!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Street Team Show - Update

Hey everybody! We had our 2nd planning meeting last night and it went well. Although there were only 2 of us there from the last gathering, we had 2 new "heads" and some new ideas. Connie [kissmydevochka] and Rabbit [75rabbit] joined the planning committee and they had lots of great ideas to share.

Although the "Orange Peel" has not been ruled out as a venue, we've decided to check with the new Downtown Market in Asheville for a possible show in early October. We will know something this weekend regarding that. Collectively, we thought this would be a great area, since it's inside, there are already tables set up AND, it's already being promoted as a place to purchase handmade things. Plus, those peeps who have never done shows, or don't have any display equipment can still be part of the Street Team Show. Plus, if we get enough of us together for a show, we can probably get a pretty good deal on space for one Saturday. Anyway, we will be scheduling another meeting as soon as we get the information for the space. I just wanted to do this quick post for those of you that are involved with the planning, or interested in the show itself. I'll be posting again over the weekend, or Monday with another update and to let you know when the next meeting will be.

Thanks everybody!!! Let's make the Asheville Etsy Team the best!! Please feel free to jump right in with any suggestions, or ideas you have. You can either comment on this post, or send me an e-mail to ~

Kathy Hardy - Dornick Designs

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" ~ Pablo Picasso

P.S. Don't forget to join the Asheville Etsy Team on Facebook

Monday, April 19, 2010

Call to local jewelry designers!

Leslie of Spiritex wanted to offer this information to the local jewelers of Asheville Etsy Street Team and we really appreciate it!

Spiritex, a locally owned organic cotton clothing boutique, is looking to bolster our wearable accessories department (jewelry, hair accessories, etc.)

Located on the corner of College Street and Haywood Street, across the street from Pritchard Park, Spiritex is a prime retail location. If you are working to sell your handmade jewelry in Asheville, there is no better retail location to expose and sell your wares right in the heart of downtown.

This is an exciting opportunity, both for the store as well as up and coming artists, so we ask for serious inquiries only.

Interested parties please contact the posted email address with information (i.e your webstore, Etsy site, etc.) pertaining to your product. We will be scheduling times for folks to come by our downtown shop and show off your accessories in person.


"the Spirit of Asheville"
14 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spiritex SALE!

Asheville Etsy was contacted by Leslie of Spiritex, informing us of a HUGE FABRIC SALE they'll be having in May.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase locally made organically grown fabric from the folks that pioneered the eco-fashion industry. They have knits and wovens; both small cuts and by the yard. There will also be an open discussion of trim and other textile resources. Bulk T shirts will also be available for wholesale purchase at that time.

Date: May 7th & 8th
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: 2004 Riverside Drive
Suite TT - Asheville, NC 28804

Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Regrets

Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF hit bookstores April 6th. It features Asheville Etsy Street Team Member, and genius behind canoo, Krista Allison.

Saturday Spotlight: Catzilla Crafts

Prickly Pear Crochet Cactus by Catzilla Crafts

"Katy Yellen's patterns have been featured in Crochet Today Magazine and in an upcoming book from Lark Publishing to be released late 2010. Her cacti and cat toys can be found in many retail shops around the world. Her work has also appeared in numerous craft shows, and will be at The Big Crafty in July".

Thursday, April 8, 2010

local artist consignment opportunities

elementality, a locally owned boutique in the mall (located across from charlotte rousse, near penny's), accepts local artist submissions on the second tuesday of every month. the 13th, this coming tuesday is a submission date. they are looking for jewelry, fine art photography, hand-made/silk-screened clothing, hand-bags, accessories...

check out the website to get an idea of the store aesthetic.

hip replacements on lexington ave. is also looking for more local artists. they rotate the wall art every two months, and will be wanting to change it in about a month. e-mail or call to make an appt.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

DITLOA: Day in the life of Asheville

"Haywood Street" print by Aheville Etsy Street Team Member missy corrales fotography

We're excited to share that this photo was juried into the 2009 DITLOA: Day in the Life of Asheville exhibit. You can check out more of her work at the local shows, events and exhibits listed below.

The Soul Tree Gallery: located in the Downtown Market
45 South French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Exhibits with F/32:
Biltmore Estate Gallery Exhibit w/f32
May 2010 in the Deerpark

missy corrales' Solo Show:
July 2010 at Pack Place
downtown Asheville, NC

Black Mountain Center for Arts:
August 6, 2010 - September 3, 2010

Pack Place Front Gallery:
November 24, 2010 - December 5, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Street Team Show!

Happy Spring everybody! I just had to share this gorgeous Orchid with you...I went to the Orchid Show yesterday at the North Carolina Arboretum. All of the colors are just beautiful and such an inspiration. If you ever get in one of those designing slumps [like we all do from time to time], just one afternoon at the Arboretum will certainly get your creative juices flowing again, I promise. So now to the business at hand.

If you are reading this post, I'm assuming that you have joined the "Asheville Etsy Street Team" through the Etsy website. If not, you can contact the team by clicking on the link and asking to join [the criteria for becoming a member is listed on that page, as well]. Basically, you just need to live in or around the Asheville area and have a shop on Etsy to join. By becoming a member, you can then gain access to the google group, which is specifically for members only and where most of the "happenings" of the group are shared and discussed. One of the recent discussions was about having a "Street Team Show". Several members were very interested and six of us got together last Tuesday evening to start initial planning. Since we are not sure of how many members actually belong to the google group, I am posting this message to the blog, as well. Our next "planning" meeting will be on Monday, April 26th. If you are interested in helping to plan the show, or just interested in having a space to sell your work at the show, please let me know. You can either post a comment to this blog, or send me an e-mail directly: ~ if you leave a comment, please include your name and e-mail address so we can add you to the list and keep you updated on the progress.

So far, Emily has been in contact with the "Orange Peel" and they are perfectly fine with us having a show there...we just need to pin-point a date. It looks like September 4th will possibly work, but that's still not for certain right now. But it's exciting and it's a start. Any input from you will certainly be appreciated!!

A big "Thanks" to Michelle for getting this whole thing started! Thanks Michelle!! I also want to thank Shannon & Liz for creating the Team to begin with and for their support. Thanks Shanon & Liz! And, if you haven't done so yet, be sure to become a "Fan" of the Asheville Etsy Street Team Facebook page! ~ Thanks Shannon!

I'm certainly looking forward to meeting more of the team members.
Thanks for being so awesome everybody & keep supporting handmade!
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." ~ Helen Keller

7th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival

The 7th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival is right around the bend!

This is a free, rain or shine, public event that begins at 10am on Montford Avenue (between Cullowhee and Waneta). Vendor and artist applications are still being accepted. The deadline is April 30th. Please visit their website for more information and follow them on twitter.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fan us, baby!

Good news! Asheville Etsy Street Team is now on Facebook.

We look forward to it being the perfect place for Members and lovers of Asheville Etsy Street Team to promote, share ideas, as well as network local vending opportunities and community happenings involving Asheville's scene.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Handmade Marketplace Book...

...I just had to share this and let everybody know about this awesome book! One of the main reasons I bought it is because it is illustrated by Emily Martin [The Black Apple], who happens to be one of my most favorite artists/sellers on Etsy. But, I tell you, I have literally not been able to put this little book down. It is chockablock full of useful information from lots of different folks, including crafters, photographers, Matt [one of the founders of], accounts, writers, etc. ~ simply a must have for anybody making & selling crafts these days. Plus, it's only a little over $10!!! Gosh, this would have been gold to me 6 years ago, when I first started out. What has taken me years to learn & figure out is stuffed into a little 210 page book. Amazing! Plus, it's really cute and fun to look at and there are literally a gazillion links to tons of information and resources.

Good luck everybody!! Hope to see and meet you all soon!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy ~ Dornick Designs.

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Front page Etsy - Hand picked!

Glitter ring by Foundling

Monday, January 18, 2010

Put your money where your heart is

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