Friday, January 16, 2015



Happy Winter!

It's been cold with not much snow where we are. We're grateful for the sunshine we've had - not only does it soothe the soul, it's now powering our home! It's fun to run down cellar to where the inverter is, and see on its panel how much power we're generating. I love having a business powered by the sun!

It's slow season, but I do have something going almost every Saturday between now and the beginning of April. I've also got my Etsy shop up and running www.etsy.com/shop/bethanyhomecrafts.
If you want to see my work in person, but don't want to travel to a market, you can visit
  Swift Waters Artisans Cooperative in Willimantic, a wonderful shop full of handmade artisan wares.

Here's my winter schedule:
February 7: I'll be minding the shop at Swift Waters
February 28: Tentatively Amherst Winter Farmer's Market
March 14: Tentatively Amherst Winter Farmer's Market
March 28: Women of the Cloth, a Trunk Show at Swift Waters in Willimantic


By the time we get to the end of this schedule, it will be Spring!!!
Have a happy, healthy, safe winter!














Monday, November 17, 2014


The holiday market season has been going very well, for which I am so grateful to all of my new and returning customers! 
So here it is, Monday morning, and I am charting out my week, planning what to sew so that I have plenty to bring with me next weekend ~
Here's a quick look at my schedule for the rest of the year:

November 22: Waterbury Holiday Artisans Market at Waterbury City Hall, from 10-6.

November 23: Holiday Market at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School on Dodginton Rd in Newtown, 10-4 http://www.waldorfct.org/HolidayMarket

December 4: Killam and Bassette Vendor Open House at 77 Tryon St. South Glastonbury, from 5-8 pm.

December 5-6: Old St. Andrew's Holiday Bazaar at 59 Tarriffville Ave., Bloomfield. Friday from 12-8 pm, Saturday from 9-4.

December 8:  2hopewell Artisan's Open House at 2 Hopewell Restaurant at the corner of Main and Hopewell, South Glastonbury, 4-8 pm

December 13: Holiday Market at the Granby YMCA, includes Breakfast With Santa, at the Y on Salmon Brook Rd, from 9am-noon.

December 14: Market Days at Hartford Stage (while the Nutcracker is running) from 12:30-4.

December 20: Stonington Farmer's Market at the Velvet Mill at 22 Bayview Ave., from 10-1

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


I've been loading things into my online shop - here's a quick look at some of the things I've posted.





Thursday, October 30, 2014


I've got several new things going on this Fall, from new items to new venues.

New items include double-layer cotton hoodies, like the one above, and my cashmere-lined mittens with leather added to the palm, seen below.



I've added two new venues to my list of places to sell my work: I now have an online shop, and you can access it by clicking on the "Online Store" button at the upper right side of this page.  I also joined Swift Waters Artisan's Cooperative in Willimantic, CT, where you can see the work of over 20 different artisans. Here's a link to their web page: http://swiftwaters.org/

It's festival and fair season, and you can click on my "Schedule" button to find me in person. Happy Fall!

Friday, August 15, 2014



Festival Season is Upon Us!

Here is a list of the fairs and markets I will participate in during the fall and holiday season.

My work will also be available at Swift Waters Artisans Cooperative at 866 Main St. in Willimantic 
starting on November 1.
http://swiftwaters.org


October 18 - 19: Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Show, 556 RT 169, Woodstock, CT, 10-4:30 both days AND


October 18: Northampton Art Reuse Show and Sale featuring artists who use 75% or more recycled materials - this one is really cool! Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Rt. 9, Northampton, 9-3 


October 25: Glastonbury Farmer's Market at Hubbard Green, 10-1


October 26: Coventry Farmer's Market at the Nathan Hale Homestead, South St, Coventry from 11-2

November 1-2: Fiber Festival of New England at the Big E. Saturday from 9-5, Sunday from 9-3.
http://www.thebige.com/ese/eseevents/fiber_festival.asp

November 8: Stonington Farmer's Market at the Velvet Mill at 22 Bayview Ave., from 10-1


November 15-16: Holiday Craft Festival and Marketplace to Benefit MATH at St. Peter Claver Church, 47 Pleasant St., West Harford, CT. Saturday from 10-4:30, Sunday from 9-3. 

November 22: Waterbury Holiday Artisans Market at Waterbury City Hall, from 10-6.

https://www.facebook.com/waterburyartisans

November 23: Holiday Market at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 40 Dodgingtown Rd, Newtown, from 10-4.


December 4: Killam and Bassette Vendor Open House at 77 Tryon St. South Glastonbury, from 5-8 pm.


December 5-6: Old St. Andrew's Holiday Bazaar at 59 Tarriffville Ave., Bloomfield. Friday from 12-8 pm, Saturday from 9-4.


December 8:  2hopewell Artisan's Open House at 2 Hopewell Restaurant at the corner of Main and Hopewell, South Glastonbury, 4-8 pm


December 14: Market Days at Hartford Stage (while the Nutcracker is running) from 12:30-4.


December 20: Stonington Farmer's Market at the Velvet Mill at 22 Bayview Ave., from 10-1



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring is Here!



I've been having fun making breezy summery things!

Here's what I have of a Spring schedule at this point:

April 26: Woodbury Earth Day 11am-4pm
Woodbury Middle School

May 3: ReCreate CT 11am-5pm
Elizabeth Park, Hartford/West Hartford

I'll also be doing a variety of farmer's markets - Click on the Schedule button to see my summer schedule!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oh, So Grateful for So Many Blessings

It's a long time since I've done a blog post. What a busy year it was! From new shows, new designs, to time spent with family, so much has happened. I'm grateful for so much good, like: 

Entering designs in Hartford's Trashion Fashion show in April, and the friends who modeled them.


Getting to know and love our new kitty and our new bunny.


Time out with my girls.


So many market friends! And all the love and support they offer.


I spent lots of time in the outdoors with my sweetie this year.


 
New designs.


 
People who love my work!


And most of all, I'm extremely grateful to have work that I love doing, and that allows me to do the things that are really important: homeschool with Noah, and spend time with my parents. 


I spent a lot of time with Mom in her last months. She loved getting out in the sunshine.



She SUPER enjoyed all the fresh fruits and veggies I would bring her from the farmers markets!



This was her last time outside, and she loved feeling the sun shine warm on her.



Now Dad and I hang together a lot. He's doing really well at 96!


It's been a wonderful year. Good times, hard times, times for growing. 
For my business, it's been our best year yet, and for that, I