Friday, January 29, 2010

Cville Craft Attack January News

Magnolia Moonlight has been nominated for the Poppies!
The Canadian blog Poppytalk has unveiled a new way to acknowledge and celebrate the handmade community, The Poppies awards ceremony. W
e're honored to have been nominated under Favorite Handmade Papergoods!

Magnolia Moonlight and sister shop Oh So Smitten are thrilled about the super mention about our "Rad Robots and more" on the blog ohdeedoh!

ByCary - After a busy holiday season, ByCary has been busy doing a lot of nothing in January but recuperating and relaxing...she has managed to plan an art opening however in February of her Polaroid transfers at the local Play On theatre located in the IX building.
Come out to her art opening and the opening night of Arcadia on February 4th from 6-7:30PM. If you miss the opening, feel free to visit through the month of February during the evenings.

A little mention in this month's C-ville Abode for ByCary coasters was a nice thing to stumble across. She felt humbled by her company there.
It's a great time of year to plan a spring/summer wedding so keep ByCary in mind for any custom invitations and save the dates. A great source for brides-to-be is Cville's Unions which came out on January 26th. Look for a colorful ByCary ad towards the back.Happy New Year everyone!
Kim Boggs of 2nd chance studio has her artwork up in blue moon diner through the end of February. 60% of the proceeds will benefit haiti relief.
_________________________________________________Tavia Brown, of taviametal, experienced a very exciting 2009! Developing new work, seeing her first international sales, and nominated for awards, Tavia also found herself the recipient of great press on multiple blogs and in several magazines. To top off such a fantastic year, Tavia had her work included in celebrity gift bags for the holidays! Creating her custom Adoration bracelets for 27 A-list Celebrities, Tavia had a lot of fun making these heirloom pieces for celebrity parents to wear. The recipients of her bracelets included Cindy Crawford, Gwen Stefani, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alyson Hannigan, Halle Berry, Tobey Maguire, and Heidi Klum.
The beginning of 2010 is off to a great start as she is busy making custom wedding bands for several couples, engagement rings, special gifts and developing yet another new series called “Grace and the Machine”. Tavia is also preparing to go to Philadelphia in February to exhibit at The Buyers Market of American Craft, a large Wholesale show, where she will debut her new line and visit with new and familiar boutique and gallery owners. Keep an eye on her website for information on new locations to find taviametal.
Victoria Horner will have her first show of 2010 in late February, so in the meantime she's having fun searching for new fabrics and starting to work on her Spring line. Here's a sampling!
_________________________________________________Lindsey Mears journals made of recycled book covers and floppy disks are featured in the Cville Weekly: What's old is new again- Local items to attract your eye and your eco-consciousness.