Thursday, December 20, 2007

crochet, knit or just chill with the cleveys! 12/27 1:30pm

Here's the report from Petite:
"Meet at my house for knit/crochet, 12/27 at 1:30pm(ish).
Bring something to eat-left overs are good!
If you knit or crochet, bring a project and be ready to help new knitters and crocheters.
If you want to learn, bring a size 8 or 9 knitting needle or a size J crochet hook and we'll make sure there's yarn. If you are already ready to do a project, I can help find a knitting pattern online, just let me know. I'm sure the crocheters will help with crochet patterns. If you need my address, convo me.
We can always hit Tommy's for dinner!"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

show us your blog!

sweet Lori is composing a list of team members' blogs. please send your blog's URL to her at: lori at virtuallori dot com (extra bonus brownie points if the link is in Http clickable format!) :)

you're such a...supa starr!!?! all makes sense! congrats to Supastarr for a lovely front page appearance :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

tonight tonight!

Come see Ramona at the Pear Tree Gallery in Avon tonight, Thursday December 13th.
Stop by and say hello, you may even qualify for a Clevey Discount!

glass class!

take a look at these cleveys at work. they are in a lampworking class taught by Renee Suich. this could be you! click here to learn more about the class and get registration information for the next one.


smashing is having a sale. a secret one! you must be on her mailing list to get the code. worry not! you can still join the mailing list and save :) just send your email address to smashing at cox dot net. there are other benefits to mailing list membership, check out smashings profile for details.

Monday, December 3, 2007

happy birthday petite!!

oops! i mean "joyeux anniversaire Jodie!" (i think?) (it's been awhile since french class) :)

happy birthday!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Angels to help the Preeclampsia Foundation

You have probably seen the gorgeous angels in Melissa Muir's Etsy shop KCJewelbox, but you might not know that they are made in loving memory of her daughter Kelsi, who was born extremely premature at 24 weeks old due to preeclampsia, weighing only 13 oz. Kelsi only lived for a few days, but her memory lives on and has helped spread awareness of the dangerous pregnancy disorder preeclampsia.

From December 1st 2007 through January 1st, 2008, Melissa will be donating 50% of the price of all the angel jewelry sold in her shop to the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Each angel is handmade and Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox has many designs to choose from, most can be customized to include birthstones or angel stones. The angels may be worn as pendants or an optional pin back can be added for wearing as a brooch. Some angels may also be used as small ornaments.

To ensure delivery by Christmas, please place orders by December 11, 2007. Prices range from $20 to $75.

oh no! it's the front page!

hiannie's bag "oh no! it's my EX!" was on the front page of etsy, lucky etsy :)



mistake on the what?

Mary of VintageBroochCo. made a lovely team treasury(with a very funny title!)
thanks Mary!

mmm love that new card smell ;)

team business cards are now available!
$4 for a pack of 100
to reserve your pack, send an email to smashing at cox dot net.

(pick them up at the fire-cider party? meet smashing at starbucks?)

big thanks to sarakate for designing our logo and card layout!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Super Saturday! Dec 1st

What a super busy weekend! In addition to the Bazaar Bizarre, there are seven more shows (!) that are lucky enough to feature Cleveys! Here they are, shop on! (and two are open on Sunday, too, so you really could go see them all) :)

Christmas by the Lake at Avon Lake High School
175 Avon-Belden Rd. (Rte. 83) Avon Lake, Ohio
9 am–3 pm $3 admission charge

Cleveland Etsy seller: Virtuallori


Garrettsville Holiday Social

Cleveland Etsy seller: LazyTcrochet

North Ridgeville First Congregational UCC Annual Craft Show
36363 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, Ohio
9 am–4 pm

Cleveland Etsy seller: Lazymamadesigns

D'Nora's Holiday Open House
D'Nora's Art Studio
32662 Center Ridge Rd.North Ridgeville, Ohio
9 am – 6 pm

Cleveland Etsy seller and Studio Owner: Dnoras

St. Albert PTO Craft Fair
6667 Wallings Rd.North Royalton, Ohio
8 am – 3 pm

Cleveland Etsy seller: ValerieTyler


and a Two-Day Event December 1st and 2nd,

Artisan Bazaar at Laurel School
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Cleveland Etsy seller: PetiteLibellule


another double day-er :)
the Holiday Sale at the ArtCraft Building, 2570 Superior, Cleveland, Ohio Saturday from 12-9pm , Sunday from 12-5pm

Cleveland Etsy seller: CopperLeafStudios

Bazaar Bizarre, Downtown Cleveland, Sat. Dec 1st

There will be a whole lot of Cleveys showing at the Bazaar Bizarre, Saturday Dec 1st from Noon-9pm. Don't miss it! This year the event will be held at the Sincere Building at 2079 East 4th (corner of East 4th and Prospect.)
Look for the Cleveland Handmade table featuring:

and these Cleveys will be there too : BuzzBuzzDesigns, Coterie and Supastarr

click any (or every) banner to preview what you'll see at the show! :)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

oh man! happy late birthday!

super happy super belated birthday to Nicki of Handmade

(look at these awesome shirts you could get in her shop (or at Bazaar Bizarre)! you know you need 'em, you know it's true ;) !)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gobble Gobble!!

Happy Thanksgiving Cleveys!!
Thanks for rockin' so unbelievably hard! Enjoy the holiday!
(don't be too jealous of my graphic design skills, hmmkay? :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fire-Cider Clevey Party, Saturday December 8th

The first annual Fire-Cider Clevey Party will be at Smashing's house in beautiful Fairview Park
at 8pm Saturday, December 8th.

There will be a fire, some cider, other refreshments, a story telling contest and a Cookie Swap. (there is also a rumor of Valerie Tyler door prize earrings, YUM!)

Limited accomodations are available for anyone too "tired" to drive home (as long as you don't mind bunking in a play room on a temporary bed) :)

How to participate in the Cookie Swap (not mandatory, but definitely fun!) per LazyMama:

"Bake one batch of your favorite holiday cookie or homemade candy. Bring them to the party, along with a separate container large enough to fit a couple dozen extra cookies. At the party we'll put everyone's treats out, and as we leave, everyone takes a few of each kind of cookie. That way we all have a selection of treats to share with guests (or to eat ourselves) and we only had to bake one batch of cookies."

If you'd like to go, please comment here and I will email the directions to you before the party. Dudes are welcome to come, too, just let me know how many will be in your party. Hope to see you there! (oh, and please dress warmly! I'm not kidding about staying outside by the fire, hee hee) :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

helping beautifully

On Sunday, November 11 the Benefit Boutique for the Amy Ramba Breast Cancer Fund will be held at the Bethel Lutheran Church at 7171 Pearl Rd.Middleburg Heights, Ohio from 1–4 pm ($1 admission). You can meet Diane from Dnoras and see her gorgeous ceramics, up close and personal :)

brrr! get your scarf on! :)

Monday, November 12th is the Parent Holiday Boutique at Hawken School in Lyndhurst, Ohio

and it's your chance to get some warm woolens made by Jodie of petitelibellule.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

ask Ramona! :)

Ramona can solder some purdy stuff! and after you take her class, you'll be able to make a pendant like this as well! :)

the class will be at Grand River Beads/Silverthorne Gallery, 19361 Detroit, Rocky River, 44116 from 1pm-4pm. $38 class fee includes all materials (or bring a favorite photo to immortalize under glass) Call Eva to register 330 331 4950.

Happy Birthday!

she's really not Lazy, but she is a Mama! Happy Birthday Gretchen!
visit her shop (hint hint!) and maybe she'll share some cake with you :)
(and check out her new Krystan makeover!)

Saturday in Bay

This November 10th The Bay Homes for the Holidays Holiday Marketplace will take it's place in history as the largest public gathering of vending Cleveys.

The show is at the Bay Middle School 27725 Wolf Rd. Bay Village, Ohio from 9 am – 4 pm and it will feature the (ahem!) lovely works of:

Mary of ..........................Jill of J Beads
Vintage Brooch Co.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Jen of Jenuin lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Lori Paximadis ................Kathy Patton of Smashing

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cleveys Rock!

LazyT must stand for Treasury because she sure can snag'em!! :) check out her latest Clevey composition!....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Meet GreenLotus

Amber from GreenLotus on Etsy lives far away in New Orleans, but she stills keeps up with us Cleveys by reading the blog.

Let's get to know her a little better. Read the interview here (she's cool *and* funny)

Oh! and for the month of November she is offering 50% off shipping for your first item and free shipping for two or more items, just in case you have anything you might need to put in a cute handmade craft carrier... :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jewelry Trunk Show Friday the 2nd at Silverthorne

On Friday, November 2nd from 6p-9p there will be a special Jewelry Trunk Show at the Silverthore Gallery in Rocky River.

These local jewelry artists will be there to present and talk about their work: Teresa Crompton, Shelley Gross, Maureen Hunt, Yvette Rudin, Heidi Albert, Deborah Likins-Fowler, and of course our own Lori Paximadis of VirtualLori on Etsy.

Stop by and say hi, enjoy some refreshments and take a gander at some beautiful things made right here in Cleveland.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Arts Collinwood volunteer day

Just got the following from George Nemeth of Brewed Fresh Daily, who is on the board at Arts Collinwood. I'm doing a show that day, otherwise I'd figure out a way to be there:

Arts Collinwood is ready to complete its community arts center!

Thanks to generous gifts from the Thomas White and Abington Foundations, renovation plans are moving ahead on our 2,000 square foot classroom, rehearsal and performance space. Volunteers are needed to help complete demolition work, as well as for finish jobs, light construction, painting and more. If you have skills to contribute or materials to donate, please call us.

Join the work party Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, between noon and 5:00pm. We’ll provide the pizza and refreshments if you bring the will to work. All efforts benefit the community arts programs of Arts Collinwood. For information, call: 216-692-9500. Work takes place at the Arts Collinwood Building, 15605 Waterloo Rd (just one block north of I-90 at the corner of Waterloo and E. 156th St.) Interested in seeing our progress? Check the web site at

Many thanks to the nearly 100 volunteer and donors who have helped us successfully complete the first three stages of our restoration. Your efforts are bringing the arts to life in North Collinwood.
here's our Cleveland Handmade Flickr pictures

Saturday, October 20, 2007

mo na co! yay!

monaco was on the front page of etsy-right where she belongs! :)


Friday, October 19, 2007

call for artists

Thanks NaturalAbstracts, for letting us know that The Friends of the Lakewood Commission on Aging is hosting Sip into the Holidays an Auction to benefit the Lakewood Division on Aging at Local Girl Gallery on Saturday, December 1st.

They are looking for artists and craftspeople to decorate and donate wine or martini glasses. Donated glasses should be in pairs by theme and may be functional or not when they are done. "As wild as you want! You have total artistic freedom." says Ruth Koenigsmark, co-ordinator for the event.

It would be great to donate a couple of sets from ClevelandHandmade. If you are interested in donating a decorated pair of wine glasses as a group, please contact smashing by October 26th. Please have glasses ready by November 23rd.

how bazaar! ;)

The Bazaar Bizarre in Cleveland is December 1st, from noon to 9:00 p.m. in the storefront of the Sincere Building (2079 East 4th Street.)
If anyone is interested in sharing a table there, or helping "man" the table please contact Ramona.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


check out the teamly love in these treasuries by VintageBroochCo. and LazyTcrochet !

how much how much!

here is a link to a really great pricing article in the Storque by etsy admin Beth (there's also a link in it to another jewelry-specific pricing model article.) check it out, good info for all :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

new etsy teams page and pledge

Wednesday's etsy team workshop had some exciting announcements. Friday will launch two new endeavors to get the word out about etsy and the handmade way of life.

1) a new and improved Teams page, with another even better version coming soon.
2) a multi-media, multi-sponsor website that will ask people to sign a pledge saying they will buy and ask for handmade gifts this holiday season.

check out the new team page on Friday and add your email address to list to stay in the loop :)

(here is a link to transripts of past workshop roundtables-chock full o'knowledge :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

not so Lazy Mama!

LazyMama packed a treasury full of things you could win in the Show Cleveland Some LOVE contest! so mozey on down to her shop and say thanks!

visit her treasury, click, comment, repeat :)