Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This year's Holiday Craftacular was another Huge success! Thanks so much to all of you who came out to support us! A special thanks to OpenSpace for providing such a spectacular venue and for being so very nice. A special thanks also to Ed from Frontrunner Signs for the beautiful sandwich boards, banner and charity signs. There were so many people who played a part to make this event a success - Thanks to you all, we could not have done it without you! Here are a few photos from the weekend. If you missed the show - there is still time to grab up some holiday goodies from your favorite Craft Attacker on their website!
Have a Very Happy Holiday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

One more day of Craftacular Fun! You can click on the poster to see it full-size. See you all tomorrow!
A few snapshots from the Craftacular on Friday night. Come on out on Saturday for lots more holiday fun!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Save the Date...
This Year the Holiday Craftacular will be located at OpenSpace and feature work by:

ByCary - cards, photography, coasters
Gemini Skye - handmade clothing and quilts
inedible jewelry - tiny food jewelry to wear
Lindsey Mears - handmade blank books from new and recycled materials
Magnolia Moonlight - calendars, cards, magnets, mobiles and illustration art prints
Martha Keith - personal adornment in metals
Patty Wallens - functional stoneware pottery
2nd Chance Studio - inventive handbags and artworks utilizing vintage and recycled materials
Silver Muse Studio - sparkling handmade beaded & silver jewelry
taviametal - one-of-a-kind and custom jewelry in sterling silver, gold and titanium
Victoria Horner Creative Handbags - stylish bags for day & evening
Zapata Designs - handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, inspired by the tropics featuring Colombian emeralds and sterling silver

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cville Craft Attack October News

We are thrilled to introduce some of the newest members of Cville Craft Attack: indedible jewelry, Silver Muse Studio and Zapata Designs. They will all be joining us at this year's Holiday Craftacular December 11th + 12th at Open Space and you can learn more about them right here:

inedible jewelry has a Polymer Clay Cookbook that came out this month! They will be having a proper book signing at Albemarle Baking Company, Nov. 7, at 3pm. They'll have copies for sale at the signing, at the Charlottesville City Market, and it's also available on Amazon and other online booksellers.

Silver Muse Studio - Nancy Hopkins recently changed her business name from Crescendo to Silver Muse Studio. The new name more accurately reflects her evolving interests in silver and other metals. She still makes wonderful, unique beaded jewelry, and you can still find her at Charlottesville's City Market about once a month, but you'll notice some great additions to her line. You'll recognize her sterling jewelry by its clean lines, often accented by 14k gold and copper. Nancy is enjoying the good vibes in her new studio space which she shares with fellow Cville Craft Attackers Tavia Brown, Martha Keith, and Kim Boggs.

Zapata Designs: Andres has the privilege of being part of a group art show and sale being hosted by Jason McLeod Jewelry . He has an exhibition of jewelry featuring Colombian emerald rings and work in Amazonian amber. His work will be displayed until November 16th at 1713-2E Allied Ln. (McIntire Plaza behind C'ville Coffee).

Andres will be starting the holiday season with the University of Virginia's 2009 Artisans’ Bazaar. This annual event will take place in the Ballroom and Art Gallery on the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall. Thursday, November 19 - 12pm-7pm, Friday, November 20 - 10:30am-6pm Saturday, November 21

If you'd like to find Andres any other time, he will continue to be at the Charlottesville Farmer's Market every Saturday from 7am until noon. He will also be participating in the City Holiday Market beginning Saturday November the 28th from 8am until 2pm which will also be held in the same spot as the regular City Market this year.

taviametal - Tavia has a really interesting 3-part post up on her blog "Casting...Did you know?" There are lots of great photos as she walks you through the whole process. You can check it out here!

Magnolia Moonlight has been busy working on various commissioned jobs including logo development, wedding and baby shower invitations and birth announcements. She is also working on the poster for this year's Holiday Craftacular. Check back here soon to see the poster and for all the details!

Victoria Horner - Victoria has spent October on the road with shows in Williamsburg, Clifton and Richmond. She's busy preparing for a big trip to Huntsville, AL for a trunk show. She knows those Alabama ladies have active social lives, so she's making lots of special occasion bags.

ByCary - The holiday season is underway at ByCary. After returning from the Squidfire ArtMart in Philadelphia with three more requests to participate in other shows in that area, Cary is keeping quite busy. Her 2010 calendars debuted at that show and seemed to be quite a hit. Order yours now right here.

A sneek peek at some new holiday cards:as well as some other all around cards:Show schedule:

November 5th: Holiday Home Show
The Art Studio @ Meg Runion's
1761 Stoney Creek Drive
Charlottesville, VA

November 7th: Cville Farmer's Market
Downtown City Parking Lot (Water Street)

November 19th: 12-7PM
November 20th: 10:30AM-6PM
November 21st: 9AM-3PM
UVA Artisan's Bazaar - Local Artisans come to Newcomb Hall

December 5th: Cville Holiday Market
Downtown City Parking Lot (Water Street)

December 11th: 4-8PM
December 12th: 10AM-5PM
Holiday Craftacular

Hope to see you at an upcoming show!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cville Craft Attack September News

Kim Boggs of 2nd chance studio had the privilege of being part of CCDC's 5th anniversary celebration and OLIO's 4th installment on September 12th. OLIO is a wonderful forum - anyone involved in a creative pursuit has the opportunity to present 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide to share their creative processes with the community.

Over the past several months, Kim has been thrilled to be a part of the etsy community and even make it to the front page a few times! please visit her at for a look at her creations, as well as some wonderful vintage finds.


Lindsey Mears has an exhibition of new mixed media work and photographic collages at Java Java fair-trade coffee on the downtown mall. Her work will be up until Sept. 28.

421 E. Main Street
(next to the Nook and across from Tea Bazaar)

Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm
Sat 8am to 6pm


There will be a reception Friday Sept.18 4pm to 6pm.
Come say hi, drink coffee and look at art!

ByCary was the featured artist of the week in August on Emmaline Bride. Check it out at: Emmaline is an online hand-made wedding marketplace based out of Michigan that has lots of awesome finds from cool artists all over the world.

ByCary is excited to be participating in this year's Design Marathon which is coming up on October 2nd from 10AM to 10PM. On this day, teams of local professional designers will provide pro-bono design services to ten deserving Charlottesville area non-profit organizations. Each creative team will include one student pursuing a design-related degree.Potential projects include branding, brochures, advertisements, schematic building or space renovation drawings, drawings for ADA compliance, or broader site planning.You also now find ByCary on a couple new sites including Wedding Wire (check her out here) and under Invitations.

Fall is a busy time, getting ready for shows and the holiday season. If you'd like to find ByCary, she will continue to be at the Charlottesville Farmer's Market on September 26th, October 10th and another date in November to be announced. You might even find her at the City Holiday Market w
hich will also be held in the same spot as the regular City Market this year.
On October 17th, she will participate in Squidfire's Art Mart. More show dates to be announced soon but please save the date for our annual Holiday Craftacular on December 11th and 12th.
Happy Fall!


Victoria Horner is starting her fall show season in Richmond on Sept. 19 at the 43rd Street Art Festival. Her website is currently being updated for fall, so check back soon for new fabrics & the complete show schedule
Also, she's developing a T-shirt line to complement her bag collection.

Magnolia Moonlight - Christina is currently working on her new 2010 calendars and can't wait to release them soon! They are going to be printed on a limited run of 100. If you want to be the first to know when they are available, sign up here for the Magnolia Moonlight newsletter! Christina has also been busy with commissioned invitation and logo designs for various clients. Feel free to contact Magnolia Moonlight if you have a custom design project in mind!

taviametal is very excited to share with you that her work is now being represented by Artful The Artful Home believes that when you live with art that you love, and it's made by a gifted artist with skill and care, it adds something rich and sweet to your life, every day. The site and the wonderful people who work for this fantastic company work to bring ease and accessibility to the ownership and enjoyment of beautiful things. They want to help people discover and acquire the finest artwork available today. She is also equally thrilled that her Adoration Bracelets will be included in their holiday catalog. If you are interested, you can sign up to receive these great catalogs right in your mailbox. In the meantime, you can visit her beautiful artist page and check out the rest of their site too!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

weehah! heads northA Craft Attacker is on the move! Louisa, owner and designer at weehah! greeting cards and invitations, is heading north to the Boston area. Between packing and planning, though, she's still designing a few fun cards, including this wordy pregnancy card with a sweet sparkle on the top. She will miss the crafty women here but is excited to find some more in MA. The "shop" will only shut down for a week or so at the start of August but, otherwise, all will be available online and at local shops (find 'em here). She'll always be a Cville Craft Attacker in spirit and - who knows? - maybe she'll land right back here in the 'ville sooner than you think . . .
The cville craft attackers at the July meeting - wishing Louisa all the best in Boston!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cville Craft Attack July News

Lindsey Mears will be showing several mixed media pieces as part of the exhibition BookMarks: The Book as an Aesthetic Object, at the Gallery at the new Terminus building in Atlanta. All the works in Bookmarks incorporate parts of existing books, to create new book objects. In her pieces, she uses pages from 19thc. Victorian photo albums.

July 16 through October 9,
All are 8" x 8" x 2", mixed media, 2009.


My Golden Hoarde (thorns)

ByCary had a great time at the Renegade Craft Show in Brooklyn, NY and is busy thi
s summer attending the Cville Farmer's Market and updating her new Facebook page. If you aren't already a fan, please click on this link to become one: You can stay tuned on when Cary will be where and see lots of pictures of her work.
Oh, and if you like Twitter, then TWEET, TWEET! ByCary is also now on this other social media site. You can find her by looking for "ByCary".

This Saturday, July 18th, Cary will be at the Cville Farmer's Market...come out for a little summer sale, one day only...for those who spend $25 or more, they will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Cary is excited to help produce more special custom wedding invitations and announcements as this is the season! The 10% also applies to anyone who starts the process of a custom invitation order as well. Hope to see you then!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I look forward to seeing you at the
market if you are local.
Otherwise, don't forget to visit:

Victoria Horner's show schedule in July is light, but she's been busy with sales of her Swim Cap Bags, which have been a big hit at regional shows, and are now gaining exposure in Spain & France, not to mention, Hollywood, where Perrey Reeves, an actress from HBO's Entourage, recently brought one back after stopping in Richmond earlier this summer. Check out her website for more info .

taviametal - There are many wonderful goings on with Tavia Brown and taviametal jewelry over these summer months so far. Locally, taviametal has been featured on many blogs, most recently on,, and Nationally, Tavia’s work can be seen in the July issue of ELLE magazine – on the tips n trends page, and can be found on a number of blogs that are not Charlottesville-centric, but are just as cool. Tavia is also pleased to announce the addition of another gallery carrying taviametal jewelry – Seasons on St. Croix, an original fine art and contemporary craft gallery in Hudson, WI. Oh! One more note - Tavia’s show schedule is filling up for the fall and winter season, so be sure to check out her calendar to see where you can catch a visit and see her new work.

Magnolia Moonlight - A new print, "The Lost Islands" has recently been featured on Design Milk. Christina has also been spending lots of time with her new arrival - an amazing baby girl named Abigail!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, NY

So much fun was had at the Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend!
I met tons of great people, talked to many about custom work on coasters, invites & personalized stationery.

We lucked out with the weather both days and I did not want to leave!
I met another crafter who mentioned me and my cards on his blog today:
YAYYYYY! Thanks to all my helpers!!! You know who you are!