Better than last year…


Danger Kitty Designs, The Cozy Corset Cuff, and Artistic Edition will be at booth 21.  I promise it will be warmer and much more inviting this year.


April 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. Leave a comment.

This post is brought to you by the letter J

I took a trip with ArtisticEdition to the ‘Grove this weekend to check out a Women of Today sale.  It was an interesting experience, since the one and only time I did a Women of Today sale as a vendor it, well, sucked.  Made a wopping $10 and drove and hour and a half to do it.  Yippy.  Anyway, this one seemed to be doing far better than that one, so I was glad for the vendors.

XOhandworks on Etsy

XOhandworks on Etsy

We went to see our fellow HandmadeMN (the new official name of the Minnesota Etsy Street Team) mate, XOHandworks.  I gotta say, I’m SO glad we did.  She has a new toy, and I truly can’t wait to try it out again.

My inner child is alive and well

My inner child is alive and well

She bought a gumball machine on ebay, and has filled it with lots of little goodies.  Magnets, push pins, charms, and some special treats.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of the machine, because I’m insanely jealous. You can see the machine here!  It makes me want to hunt down my sister’s old gumball machine and steal it.



I will absolutely be bringing a pocketful of quarters to every show I vend or attend.  There’s something thrilling about a gumball machine.  You never know what you’re going to get, and it’s always going to bring a smile to your face.

March 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . craft shows. 4 comments.

Better late than never!

Sorry I’m so late in getting this up–hope you can still make it!

On Sunday, December 7th, we will be selling at The Handmaidens’ Minneapolis Craftmas Show. Our booth will be located on the main level against the wall. Click here for more information.



The sale will be held at the Ballentine VFW from 10am-5pm. 2916 Lyndale Ave. So, Minneapolis, MN. Hope to see you there!


December 5, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. Leave a comment.

Fun-Filled Weekend!


Midtown Exchange

2901 Chicago Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55104

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map1Click Here To See Full Vendor List!


December 1, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. Leave a comment.

If you happen to be in or near St. Cloud this weekend…

Head on over to the St. Cloud National Guard Armory (1710 8th St N/Veterans Drive) between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, October 25 for the Women of Today Shopping Boutique.  There will be all sorts of great vendors as well as a “Kids Karnival.”

Silver Pear Designs will be there in all our glory, vending headbands, wallets, totebags, buttons, cozies, and hair snaps.

We have tons of new cozies, some clearance, and even a special offer that’s only available at craft sales!

It should be a fun time.  In honor of the Kids Karnival, my little girls’ headbands are only $5!

October 23, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. 3 comments.

Just when I thought it was safe to think about Christmas…

Jenna and I found out the folks at No Coast Craft-O-Rama had an opening they were willing to offer us.  But we had to act fast.  Even though I’m terrified of taking any more time off this fall (it’s a hairy time in retail to think about requesting days off… Christmas, you know), there was no way we could turn down No Coast.

I’ll post this information again closer to the actual sale, but for now I’m excited to say that Silver Pear Designs will be found here:

So, I no longer feel safe with the inventory I have.  No Coast will give us the opportunity to shake or crafty money-makers, and I need to be as well stocked as I posibly can.  Despite that, I did manage to get 75% done with a Christmas present that I can’t even pretend to talk about here.  People might see it, and that would ruin the surprise.  I think we’ll be looking at two months of me not posting the things I’m working on, because I’d rather not ruin any surprises.


October 17, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. 3 comments.

And then the following Saturday….

Our weekends are filling up FAST over at Silver Pear Designs.

On Saturday, October 18th, 2008, we will be selling at the North Dale Annual Fall Craft Show.

We will have a great cozy special going on, which is only available at our shows, a TON of brand new cozy designs (30+), and we will have a lot of great cozies on clearance!


The sale will be held at the North Dale Recreations Center from 9am-2pm.

1414 N. St. Albans, St. Paul, MN. Hope to see you there!

October 2, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. Leave a comment.

What I got…

It’s time to show off the lovelies I bought at Craftstravaganza!

It was between this and Crabby Pants, but this was deemed far more practical.  It’s bugs.  That stack.  Made out of flannel.  A word to the wise, however: this toy, if given as a present, should not be opened around a bunch of middle aged women.  They have dirty minds.  As a side note, I’d give my left arm for an adult sized pair of crabby pants.  Okay, maybe just my left pinky or something.  But I really, really want crabby pants.

The second I saw Orange Rhino I knew I had to have their onesies.  I also was kind of bummed that they only sell childrens clothes.  Honestly, people, grown ups want uber cute clothes too…  But what I liked best about them is that the clothing is gender neutral.  There’s no “flowers on pink” or “trucks on blue.”  Their blue onesies would be great for a boy or a girl.  Their designs (save, perhaps, the flowery bird) don’t scream one gender or another.

I purchased this one in brown.  And as we discovered when Rocketdog opened her present, it goes perfectly with this pair of pants I purchased on Etsy from littleoliveclothing a month ago–AND in the correct corresponding sizes!  I rule!

April 29, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . craft shows, etsy, handmade, pictures. 5 comments.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

If you missed the fun of Craftstravaganza, you can still catch Silver Pear Designs: Artistic Edition, Danger Kitty Designs, The Cozy Corset Cuff at Handmaidens Spring Fling this Sunday.

We’ll be in the basement (where the raffle box is stationed, so don’t miss that!) directly across from the door and next to our dear friends from Creative Sundries. The theme this time around is Prom, which I’m actually quite excited for.  I was considering wearing my old prom dress, but I think I will just wear a dress, dress.  Or maybe a skirt.  You’ll have to come in order to find out!

You can pick up cards for the raffle at the sale, or from our table.  Every vendor is donating an item, so each winner is bound to get some really awesome stuff!

April 29, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. Leave a comment.

Today’s the day!

It is only by the grace of Tylenol PM that I was able to sleep last night.  I’m nearly certain that I had many, many dreams regarding the sucess or failure of Craftstravaganza, but I was too drugged up to care (Yes, I’m a lightweight–Tylenol PM is the strongest drug I have ever given myself.)

backwards banner

That there is the evil twin to our banner.  This banner will help you find our table, so keep an eye out for the ginormous pear.  I’ll be the short, tired one underneath it.  It’s FAR cooler in real life.  After the show, I’ll post pictures and a description of the creation of a banner.

Here’s to selling out!

ETA: I re-read this entry, and realized my sentences make little sense.  I am leaving it this way, however, to show how my brain works at 5:30 am.

April 26, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , . craft shows. Leave a comment.

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