Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Party Play by Play

Thank you so much for all the wonderful people who came out, braved the rain, and made our Halloween party this weekend truly Spooktacular! We had such a wonderful time, and are already dreaming up the next event. 
Here is a little recap of the night.

Pumpkins were decorated:

Local vendors came to show off their goods:

ncharshaf handmade

Nomy Nom Nom

Wood U Play

Bluebird Russian

Cupcakes from Sweetspot were enjoyed by all.

Ghosts were created:

Kids (and a dog) came dressed in costume:

Games proved to be fun for the whole family:

Caramel apples were created....

...and then eaten

So it seems our prediction was true. Rain or shine, the party was on! Thanks again for everyone who came out, see you next time!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kick off your Holliday Shopping Tomorrow at the Halloween Party!

Tomorrow at the Halloween party, not only will we have amazing fun crafts and games for the kids, but there will be some amazing local talent there with a variety of handmade goods.

Here is a little teaser of who you will find there!

Bluebird Russian

Aleisha of Bluebird Russian is a mother, and a crafter, who makes quirky and fun knitwear inspired by her Russian heritage.

Shiloh Designs

ShilohDesigns are unique, one of a kind items made by Amanda right here at Shiloh Farm in Redding, CA. Some things you'll find in her shop include, scarves, hats, crocheted flower hair clips, fingerless gloves (my all time favorite) and a whole bunch of delicious homespun/hand dyed yarns.

Wood U Play
Robert and Karen McEwen make all types of wooden games and some toys and decorations. They have been in this business for 20 years, moving to the Redding area 2 years ago, and learning their way around the handmade community.

The Green Mum
As a stay at home mom, Zizi, the woman behind the Green Mum wanted an outlet to create at home. Colorful cabochon jewelry was her answer. The jewelry is fun and easy on the wallet. Zizi also creates crochet handmade goods for you and your home.

Sparkles n charm
Sparkles N Charm Provides the joy in your life affortable clothing to let them sparkle!

Juella Designs
Lisa of Juella Designs creates heirloom quality handstamped personalized jewelry mainly using sterling and copper. The pieces often incorporate lyrics, meaningful quotes and names to make each piece unique and one of a kind.

ncharshaf handmade
Specializing in custom handbound notebooks, calendars, journals, sketchbooks, gift tags, envelopes, and greeting cards. Nicole, who is a graphic designer loves bright colors, strong geometric prints and clean modern design.

Oh Sweet Nom Nom
Nomy nom nom, the face of Oh Sweet Nom Nom is a sugar molecule who loves sweet treats and yummy eats. His focus is on creating all natural sugar scrubs using delicious ingredients so good that you could eat them. Come get a sample of the scrubs, and browse through all the sweet Nomy Swag so that you can declare "I'm with Nomy!"

We hope that you will stop by, support handmade, and enjoy an amazing evening with us!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A day at the Pumpkin Patch

This weekend at the Halloween Party, we will be doing pumpkin decorating which is going to be super fun! We can not wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Naturally we needed to go grab some pumpkins, and decided to visit Nash Ranch. It was a beautiful day, and the farm was filled with lots of families, and tons of pumpkins.

We stocked up on the most adorable baby pumpkins, and a couple large ones as well.

Then it was back to our workshop (The Fabulous Fabric Shop) to start making some samples. Are these not the cutest things ever?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rain or Shine, the Party is On!

Fresh out of a fantastic planning session for this weekends Oh!Carousel Halloween Carnival Party, and boy are we excited! A few of you may have noticed that this weekend comes with a slight chance of rain. But fear not, the party will go on!

We will be stretched out in front of The Fabulous Fabric Shop under the over sized awning, with a few tents set up as well. So feel free to wear your favorite witch hat, there is no chance of melting here!

Warm up with a delicious cup of Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider while you get your craft on at our various crafty stations. 

Play some games, get your face painted, and do some shopping before slipping inside to The Fabulous Fabric Shop. Make your own caramel apple, spin our prize wheel, and enjoy a 40% off sale inside the shop...a perfect chance to get some last minute fabric for the perfect Halloween costume!

So, don't forget...This Saturday 3-7pm in front of the Fabulous Fabric Shop, can't wait to see you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Festival Sat. October 23rd 3-7pm

Join us Saturday, October 23rd 3-7pm at The Fabulous Fabric Shop in the Shasta Center parking lot for our Halloween Festival. There will be lots of Halloween fun for the whole family Oh! Carousel-style.
  • Get your face painted
  • Decorate spooky cookies & pumpkins
  • Make your own caramel apple
  • $1 Cupcakes from Sweetspot
  • Spin the wheel for a prize
  • Play the Disk Drop game
  • Shop Redding Handmade handcrafted booths
  • Trick-or-Treat for candy
  • Plus much more!

Sponsored by Sweetspot, Redding Handmade, and The Fabulous Fabric Shop.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet DIY - September 16th - Get Your tickets now!

We have quite a night of crafty fun, handmade shopping, pampering, sweet treats and yummy eats planned! 

We will be having a little party at The Antique Cottage & Garden located in Shasta Lake. The project of the day will be fabric covered light plates, a simple project that will instantly add extra style to your home.

In between crafty fun, munch on tasty treats from Sweetspot, shop from our handmade vendors, and enjoy a little pampering from Faccia Bella who will be offering $5 Pomegranate Apple Manicures. 

Tickets for the event are $15 and must be purchased in advance. You can buy tickets here on the blog, or in person at Sweetspot, Faccia Bella, or The Fabulous Fabric Shop.

Lavender Sugar Scrub from the Spa Party

Thank you to everyone who came out for a fun night of pampering at Amazin' Nails last Thursday.

Our DIY project during the event was a yummy Lavender sugar scrub that was quite a hit. This stuff smells amazing, but is also pretty simple to make. So, if you missed it, or would just like some more, here is the recipe!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil or any nut oil (grapeseed or coconut)
2 teaspoons of lavender
Zest from 1 lemon

Directions: Combine Oil with Lavender. You can infuse the oil with the lavender ahead of time if you would like, but it is not necessary. Combine sugar, and lemon zest and mix together with any left over lavender. Pour oil into sugar mixture and stir until completely mixed and they are no pockets of dry sugar. Bottle up and enjoy!