Tiny Tales and Small Stories Artists Reception: August 21, 2014

TinyTales and SmallStories 2014

Artists Reception: August 21, 2014 at Stunningly Strange Gallery, Edmonds, WA

Sometimes the most interesting stories come in the smallest of packages. This summer, Seattle Handmade and Stunningly Strange Gallery in Edmonds, WA host a creative challenge of diminutive proportions!

Participating local artists from all over the Puget Sound were challenged to create a TINY work of art, no larger than 6” with an accompanying story so SMALL, it can be told in less than 200 words.

Join us as we reveal their work in an open-to-the-public artists reception at the fabulous Stunningly Strange Gallery during the Edmonds Art Walk, Thursday August 21, 2014 5pm – 8pm.

All artwork will continue to be available for purchase through September 17th at the gallery.

Participating Artists

For more information on Stunningly Strange Gallery and the talented artists they represent year-round, visit http://StunninglyStrangeGallery.com/

Tiny Tales and Small Stories: Show Opening and Artists Reception
Open to all – free admission
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Location: Stunningly Strange Gallery – 407 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Time: 5pm – 8pm

Go to our event page on Facebook to see sneak peeks of the artists works in progress and join and share:

Tweet it out!

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Update: Seattle Handmade (formerly etsyRAIN) Holiday Show 2014

We know that many people have been waiting to hear about our next Handmade Holiday Show. It is with great sadness that we share the following news with you:

After months of searching, we have been unable to secure a location for our show and must announce the cancellation of the Seattle Handmade (formerly etsyRAIN) Holiday Show for 2014.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank all of the artists, craft makers, shoppers, and supporters of our past shows and assure you that we are working to find a new home for the 2015 launch of the next chapter of amazing shows featuring the most talented artists from all over the Puget Sound region!

In the meantime, please keep up with Seattle Handmade by signing up for our newsletter (check the lower right sidebar on our homepage for the signup widget), reading updates here on our blog, and following our most up to date news on our Facebook page!

If you are also crafty and want to join us as a member, learn all about membership benefits here. You can also join our Meetup group for free here. However you find us, there are some great things in the works that you won’t want to miss – so stay tuned!

We also want to highly encourage you to shop local and support our amazing community of local artists online, at local shows, and retail shops! Here are some convenient links to help you get started:

Thank you again for all your support! We look forward to continuing our work to bring the creative community together as Seattle Handmade!

Yours truly,
Marlo M. and Kayce
Organizers, Seattle Handmade




Announcing the 14 Canvas Project Artists!

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Seattle Handmade is excited to announce the artists for our first Creative Challenge, the 14 Canvas Project!

We have distributed 14 identical canvases to 14 local artists with only one requirement – the canvas must be used in it’s entirety in the final piece; whether it’s whole, manipulated, or even deconstructed.

14 Canvas Project – participating artists:

·         Amrita Singh – http://navankacreations.etsy.com

·         Darien Waggoner – http://dariendesign.com

·         Heidi Kappes-Belinsky – http://maxandcopost.com

·         Jenni Kane – local knitter

·         Jenny Chang – http://thepaintedmenagerie.etsy.com

·         KB VanHorn – http://kokoleo.com

·         Kelly Affleck – http://tomato-tomato.com

·         Kimberly Smith- http://stirboutique.com

·         Lois Gaylord – http://loisgaylord.com

·         Mallory Milke – http://mayhemhere.etsy.com

·         Samantha Yang- http://cargocollective.com/samanthayang

·         Shelley McElhiney – http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com

·         Marina Lesnikova – http://marinarly.etsy.com

·         Mary Clymer – http://facebook.com/happydelusions

All pieces will hang at Luther’s Table in Renton for the month of May. Mark your calendars for the opening on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm and come see the final pieces!

Come out and enjoy the works of these talented artists, enjoy some live music, and have a bite to eat. All in one place! See you there!

Artists Reception:

The 14 Canvas Project – Artists Opening reception

Location: Luther’s Table – 419 S Second Street, Renton WA 98057

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Congratulations to the Winner of our free ticket giveaway!

Congratulations to Adina of Bunny Bear Press winner of the free pass to School House Craft 2013!

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I have been trying to get my blog going on and off for about 3 years now. I am really looking forward to hearing from those who have been successful at finding their voice, keeping the content coming, keeping the motivation up and learning about how they find the time without putting it off. www.bunnybearpress.com/blog  

You have won a FREE ticket to attend the School House Craft Blogger Conference this Friday, June 14, 2013! Please check our email for details on how to claim your prize!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win!
There are still a few spaces left, so be sure to sign up to reserve your spot – OR – pay at the door!
Camp hours are 10am to 3pm and admission is only $45 and that includes a yummy lunch too. What a deal!

Sign up here: http://schoolhousecraft.com/event/annual-fall-conference/

See you there!

Free ticket Giveaway to SchoolHouseCraft’s Blogger’s Summer Camp June 14th!

Blogger's Summer Camp
Blogger’s Summer Camp is NEXT Friday, June 14, 2013!
Will YOU be there?

Our friends at School House Craft have put together panels of some of your favorite PNW bloggers! You’ll find out all about how they got started, their advice for creating a solid brand, the lessons they’ve learned about building an audience, how they manage their blog / life balance, and of course, tips on making money with a creative blog. You’ll even have a chance to sit down and discuss your projects with them during the luncheon round-table discussions! How awesome is that?

From the SchoolHouseCraft website:

Panel One: How to Make Time to Blog
During our first panel discussion, we’ll have some real talk with some of our area’s most experienced bloggers and web professionals about how they find the time manage a growing blog and have a balanced life. Between blog post scheduling, guest bloggers, photograph editing, and seeing your loved ones, it can all become very overwhelming very fast.

Panel Two: How to Monetize Your Blog
So what does it really take to make money with your blog? During this panel discussion, we’ll ask some of our favorite bloggers about their experiences with selling advertising space, affiliate programs, promoting products for profit, and the truth behind some of the more prevalent myths floating around the internet about monetizing your blog.

The best part? Registration is only $45 per person and includes the entire day’s program along with a healthy lunch buffet that will include vegan, omni, and gluten-free options. Yum!
Blogger panelists:

Panel moderator: Marlo M. of etsyRAIN and IMakeCuteStuff.com

Want to learn from these local blogging powerhouses? Purchase a ticket HERE

Want a chance to WIN a FREE ticket to attend School House Craft’s Blogger’s Summer Camp courtesy of etsyRAIN?

Leave a comment below with a link to your blog and we’ll pick a winner by June 12th! Winner will be contacted via the email address provided. 
>> please note: if you have already purchased a ticket and then win our free giveaway, School House Craft will *refund* your ticket price – so don’t wait! Register today and enter the giveaway!

Good Luck!

Thank you SEATTLE for our Best Show EVER!

We are ever so grateful to everyone who took the time to come out to support the artists and craft-makers of etsyRAIN and beyond during the 4th Annual etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show! With record attendance, happy shoppers and ecstatic vendors, it’s safe to say it was the best etsyRAIN show to date!

Here are some highlights from the show:


A full list of vendor websites can be found on the 2012 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Page

What’s in a Swag Bag?

A BIG Thank You to all of our talented swag bag contributors!

Our etsyRAIN members and Handmade Holiday Show vendors and sponsors have REALLY outdone themselves this season! We have 200 swag / goodie bags to hand out for the show and every single one of them has tons of functional and even *giftable* items in them! Check out this random sampling of contents:

What’s in a swag bag? Trinkets, gifts, goodies, samples, full-size products, coupons, and SO MUCH MORE!

  The 4th Annual etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show at
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Friday, November 23rd 11am to 6pm
Saturday, November 24th 11am to 5pm
>> Arrive EARLY for a chance at one of 100 swag bags EACH morning! <<
  The Swag Bag line will be at the *street level* lower lobby entrance
(Upper and Lower Lobby doors will open at 11am each morning)
What’s “early”? 
We’ll, in the past, we’ve had the swag bag line start at 9am…
so, dress warmly, bring a cup of coffee with you! 
I’m telling you…they are worth it!
Just ask these happy shoppers! See you there!

etsyRAIN Minions – Spreading the News about our Handmade Holiday Show

etsyRAIN Minions – Getting ready to do our bidding
We call these cuties the etsyRAIN minions. They are out in force all over Seattle, doing our bidding and sharing the news about our upcoming Handmade Holiday Show

One of them is holding a winning QR code for a special gift – so be sure to break out your QR code reader and scan a minion when you see it – it might be your lucky day! 

We’d love to see where these little minions end up on their adventure, so catch a photo of them in action and share with us on our etsyRAIN Facebook page or send us a tweet @etsyrain.