Holiday Shopping at the Boston Handmade Gallery

I've been a member of the fabulous artist group, Boston Handmade, for 5 years now. For the past few years we've been lucky to be able to have a pop-up shop where we can sell our work during the holidays. This year we're doing it again, this time right in Brookline Village (directly across from the Brookline Village T stop!).
This year there are 23 local artists and craftsmen participating in the shop who make so many cool things- jewelry, clothing, toys, home goods, scarves, candles, soap, fine art, glassware, ceramics, hand-dyed yarn, pet accessories, cards, ornaments, calendars... you name it, we've got it!
 I personally will be selling framed prints, cards, calendars, coasters, ornaments and pocket journals, whew!
For more information, check out our website and Facebook page. We opened on Black Friday and will be open this week Mon-Sat! Come in, say hi, and get your holiday shopping off to a good start. :)

Cooperation Makes It Happen

Last year I started making my own coasters using ceramic tiles. I loved doing it but never really felt like my waterproofing technique was 100%. I think sometimes it was but sometimes it wasn't and I couldn't really figure out where I was going wrong. Right when I decided to halt production and go back to the drawing board, two things happened- I started collaborating with Boston Coasters and shortly after was contacted by Bill of House of Six Cats about another opportunity.

Bill is the leader of the Photographers of Etsy team and he came up with a great idea- he takes an image submitted by anyone on the team and puts it on ceramic tile coasters. Since he had perfected his coaster-making method already, he thought it would be a fun collaboration and a good way to promote the team.

So far he has 36 coaster sets listed under "Etsy ARTISTS Coasters" in his shop and they are just beautiful. I submitted two designs and love what he's done with them. All of the sets are $20 (a steal if you ask me) and include free shipping. Check them out! Links below:

House of Six Cats Shop
Etsy Artists Coaster Sets
Photographers of Etsy Blog

New Products: Coasters and Notebooks

red sox fenway park journal notebook diary, boston massachusettsThey're in! I recently acquired some new products in preparation for the upcoming open studios I will be participating in. They were created by my buddies over at Boston Coasters using some of my favorite Fenway Park photos and I am really pleased with how they turned out.

red sox fenway park journal notebook diary, boston massachusettsThe notebooks have a fabric cover and 100 page journal insert. Best of all, once the journal is filled up the cover is removable so it can be refilled!

red sox fenway park coaster set, boston massachusettsThe coasters are made using pressed wood backed with cork. They are so glossy it was hard to get a good picture of them without reflecting. They are lightweight and totally waterproof.

red sox fenway park coaster set, boston massachusettsThese new goodies are available on my website and in person this weekend at Sowa Open Market.