Monthly Archives: November 2012

My first craft show!

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One True Mango and Dapper Unicorn got a booth together at Artmore last weekend. It was fun, and a good learning experience! We sold some mushroom ornaments and chainmaille bracelets, and got to meet some other art-and-crafters who live in the area. (Have I mentioned how much I love Philly and the surrounding area? Well I do. I ❤ it big time.) Here are some pictures of the event.

I found a likely-looking piece of firewood and Steph hammered in a bunch of nails for me to hang my ornaments on.

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Here’s Steph’s Dapper Unicorn chainmaille display!

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So much wooliness, so little room. Next time we are bringing some tabletop shelves. 🙂

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This is just the beginning! We have two upcoming shows:

Tomorrow- Saturday, Dec. 1
Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
215 Windgate Dr., Chester Springs, PA

Join us for the Henrietta Hankin’s 1st Annual Artisan Craft Show! Library Holiday Artisan Show

A Show and Sale of high quality Juried Artists and Craftsman

Here you will have the opportunity to view on display the numerous works of the participating artists.
View wonderful handcrafted items that represent their quality hand crafted work.

Just in time for the holidays.

Join us Saturday December 1st 10am-4pm.

Saturday, Dec. 15

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Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday sale and Artmore this weekend!

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Hello hello,

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. One True Mango will be offering 15% off your entire order from now through Tuesday with the coupon code FUZZYWUZZY. Check out what’s new in the shop here!

The shop will be offline for most of Saturday because One True Mango and Dapper Unicorn will be vending at Artmore, our very first craft show! I’m excited to see how this craft show trial run goes. Today will be spent busily making signs and tags, making sure all the items are in top-notch condition, and deciding how to arrange our display space.

Shopping at Artmore supports the arts in two ways. Shoppers are directly supporting artists and craftspeople who are vending. In addition, vendor fees and donated raffle items from this show will support Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective. According to their website, “Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective, Inc. is a collective of ethnically diverse Philadelphia- based dance companies whose goal is to create and perform works of artistic excellence that reflect and highlight the diversity of our city and its native, homegrown dance styles.”

If you’re going to be in the Ardmore area, I hope to see you there tomorrow!

Felted Ornaments with Juniper Hill

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We have all these bags of wonderful alpaca fiber at Juniper Hill but sometimes it can be challenging to come up with projects where everyone can be involved. To that end, I’d have to say these holiday ornaments were a huge success! The support staff helped form the cores by wet-felting balls of the alpaca and covering them with a layer of colorful sheep’s wool. The Juniper Hill guys and friends did the decorating by needlefelting precut shapes onto the ball. Most of these got sold at the farmers’ market.

They are so colorful!

Jose is concentrating so hard. He made one of Stephan’s face complete with 3-d mohawk. I don’t think I have a picture of it unfortunately!

For awhile we were using this camel to hold the ornaments. Maria (on left) strung them all on yarn.

Great job everyone!