Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last giveaway & Holiday Craftacular TOMORROW!

'Twas the night before Holiday Craftacular and all the artists were getting ready to share their beautiful works at CitySpace!

While we're busy getting ready, you still have one more chance to win. Cary Oliva of ByCary is an crafty artist whose work includes cards, coasters, photography, calendars, and other unique and handmade goods. Check out her awesome "Roots" series, pictured in the coasters here. It's a  fun collaboration between Cary and artist/illustrator, Kathyrn Dale Barton, who created an homage to different cities with the a message: "As you create your story, you make the art and sound of life wherever you are, Grow Your Own Roots in the city you love."

Today only, you can win your own set of special coasters from Cary! The coasters shown below are made from tumbled bottichino marble, are approximately 4 x 4 in size, and feature an etch-proof image printed onto the tile (which is backed with cork to prevent scratching). The set of 4, one of each color per set as shown, is a great gift for yourself or a friend.

Click here to enter to win these groovy garden coasters!

We hope to see you at our 8th annual craft show tomorrow or Saturday! You're bound to find something for everyone on your list, and you'll be supporting local small business and Piedmont Council for the Arts, too!

We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Three-vehicle wooden toy set by Purcell Toys!

Christopher Purcell of Purcell Toys makes handcrafted wooden toys in playful, shapes including airplanes, dinosaurs, and cars. He also sells build-your-own toy sets, perfect for the budding woodworker or artist.

Don't you just want to reach out and roll these toys around?

Today you can win one of his signature holiday gifts, a handcrafted 3-vehicle set in oak, maple, and walnut woods. These sleek, smooth toys include a truck, a bus, and a car--perfect for imaginative races or play-city transport!

Click here for your chance to win and be sure to visit Christopher at the Holiday Craftacular on Friday and Saturday!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Win an Ocean Bliss glazed pitcher by Ros Nuesch of Two Owls Pottery!

Roslyn "Ros" Nuesch of Two Owls Pottery specializes in functional pottery for the home. Her inspiration comes from nature, my mother and my Native American heritage, and here's what she has to say about her adorable--and touching--logo:
I had recently found my birth family and discovered that I am Native American.  Native Americans are named at birth according to what is happening around them at the time of their birth, usually associated with nature.  Later in life, society bestows them a new name which is earned by their life experiences and accomplishments.  I wasn't ready for my own studio yet but knew that when I was it would be called Two Owls Pottery.  Thank you, Tom!

The Two Owls represent my mother, who loved owls, and myself, who loved my mother very much.

Today only, you have the chance to win a handsome ceramic pitcher with a rich "ocean's bliss" glaze handmade by Ros herself. Valued at $58, this functional piece can liven up any holiday table or simply offer practical use year-round.


Click here for your chance to win it!

Monday, December 9, 2013

WIn Organic Solid Perfume in Sunsmoke by Priya Means Love!

Priya Narasimhan makes organic products for skin, body & hair, including solid perfumes. Her shop, Priya Means Love, is a reflection of her spirit--and yes, her name really does mean love.
 The artist works with a variety of fragrance notes to compose scents and products that are good for your body as well as your nose. Today you can win one of her solid perfumes in her signature scent Sunsmoke, a smoky and sophisticated composition of citrus notes, sweet blossoms, and a fine tobacco accord that whispers "come closer."
Click here for your chance to win it, and be sure to check out her variety of scents and products at Friday's Holiday Craftacular!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Win a topaz felted wristlet by Deborah Connolly of Te Adora Knits!

Deborah Connolly of Te Adora Knits is known for her Hand-knit, hand-felted bags and accessories. The wool she uses is an unusual medium for handbags, but when the artist adds hot water and agitation to her knits, they transform into stiff, lovely, and one-of-kind works, making for a purse, clutch, and tote style all her own.
Today only you can enter to win one of Deborah's signature wristlets. Retailing for $35, this felted wristlet is the perfect size for holding your credit cards, lip gloss and cell phone, with a snap closure to keep your essentials safe. It was hand knit using a beautifully variegated topaz wool and then felted by hand to create a sturdy and durable fabric. The beaded bracelet is perfect for hanging off your wrist!
Click here to enter to win this unique and stylish purse--perfect for an everyday winter look--and good luck!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Win a sterling silver vine necklace by taviametal today!

Tavia Brown, the sterling, gold, and platinum jewelry designer at taviametal, has a style that is both industrial and delicate, edgy and sweet. In her artist statement, she says "Inspired by the dichotomy of life, my style of elegance with an edge connects me to this duality that exists within my life.  Being a mother and an artist is a constant balancing act of two things that at times seem extreme opposites, yet at other times appear to be born of the same seed."

Today's giveaway item--an oxidized sterling silver pendant with necklace chain--features her signature embossed vine and connects the wearer to nature. Click here for your chance to win this unique and lovely gift!

Friday, December 6, 2013

One week until Craftacular & today's giveaway prize!

Only one week left til our Holiday Craftacular, and we are so excited! We're rounding into our final week of giveaways now, so stay tuned and get ready for the handmade holidays to begin! Don't forget to RSVP to our Facebook event here.

So many new moms seem to knit clothes for their babies, it always amazes us! If you aren't one of those who wields knitting needles with ease--or even if you are--you'll likely appreciate the stylish knits for wee ones by Clare Waite of Ewe-phoria.

Clare is known for her one of a kind sweaters, scarves, shawls, hats and socks for adults, children and babies made from the finest natural fibers -- merino wool, silk and organic cotton. Today, you can win a stylish sweater vest designed for a 12-month-old child and valued at $35. A perfect present for your little or loved ones!

Click here for your chance to win it!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Win a set of feather-and-glass ornaments by Katarzyna Borek!

Katarzyna Borek is an intensely creative designer known for hair accessories and fascinators inspired by nature. Some of her most unusual hair pieces are headbands with clusters of yarn, feathers, and even twigs that look like bird nests.
Perfect for a spring wedding!

Katarzyna's accessories will be on sale at our Holiday Craftacular, but today, you can bring a bit of nature to your holiday decor with this set of four glass and feather ornaments by the artist!
Click here for your chance to win these simple yet elegant tree trimmings and bring the outdoors in!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chainmail copper cuff by Chad VanPelt up for grabs today!

Chainmail by Chad VanPelt is a modern take on a very old art form. Chad takes the Renaissance knight-in-armor look to a new level with his woven metal jewelry.

A talented painter as well as designer, and known for his handmade chainmail jewelry and accessories, Chad's metallic medium creates unique, eye-catching designs. This copper cuff could be yours today!

Custom made for the giveaway, this cuff is a mixed weave European 4-in-1 and 6-in-1 copper cuff with a handmade hook clasp. Valued at $35 and sized for a 7" wrist, this gorgeous piece could be yours free--and Chad will happily customize its size for the winner. Click here to enter, and good luck!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Enter to win a cuddly infinite scarf by Meg's Knit Sh*t!

Meg Holley of Meg's Knit Shit handcrafts hats, yarn beards, infinity scarves, and other playful, modern accessories from 80/20 recycled acrylic wool. Her online store is full of sassy accessories for men and women, and we're excited to host her on Saturday, 12/14, at the Cville Holiday Craftacular!

Today only, you can enter to win one of Meg's snoods--regularly valued at $30--for free! A snood is another name for an infinity scarf, or, as Meg describes it, "THE ideal scarf!" Each snood sports a classic continuous loop shape and can be worn wrapped as many times as you'd like or long and cozy. 

The artist explains: "Made from the perfect blend of acrylic and wool, it will be tough to find anything softer! Light enough to wear in the warmer months and everyday but a great layering item to bundle up on those brisk fall & winter days." As the holidays approach and the weather gets ever chillier, we think this is one giveaway you don't want to miss! Click here for your chance to enter to win it. 

Check back with us tomorrow for another crafty gift giveaway, and don't forget to RSVP to our holiday craft show at CitySpace!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Free Handmade Herbal Sample Pack by Herb Angel!

This year's Holiday Craftacular is so excited to host crafters who specialize in all-natural bath and body products by local crafters who care about quality and good health! Angel Shockey is Herb Angel, known for her homegrown and handmade herbal products.

Today only, you could win a sample pack of several of her popular herbal products, including 16oz bath salts, hand and body dream cream, liquid Castile soap and lip balm. Best of all, the winner gets to choose his or her scents when they pick up these products at the show!

Click here for your chance to win this indulgent bath and body set by Herb Angel.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Win a festive print by Rachael Kesler Palm at Joie de Vivre Calligraphy!

The holidays are officially here with this print by Joie de Vivre Calligraphy's Rachael Kesler Palm!

Known for her custom calligraphy cards, invitations, and decorative seasonal pieces, Palm puts her love of lettering on display in this festive "deck the halls" print. Created on a high-quality canvas using artist-grade gouache, this decorative piece could be yours just in time for Christmas if you enter to win it today