Friday, February 29, 2008

leap night tonight! friday february 29th

"A vacant lot will become a winter wonderland on Leap Night February 29, 2008 from 6-11 p.m. The free event open to the public will be held at 1100 Old River Road (between Main Avenue and Front Street).
Leap Night will feature a snow and ice installation, a winter forest complete with costume bears, music, bonfires, performances by SAFMOD, Cleveland’s multi-media performance ensemble, an ice skating rink, a snowboard ramp and rail jam competition, an outdoor Rock BandTM video game competition, a snowsuit fashion show, and food and drink vendors. The site offers ample free parking and convenient access via the RTA Waterfront Line, East Bank Station."
this event is part of Pop Up City. (this looks seriously awesome!)
image and quoted text from

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

get yer print on!

Classes on One Color Screen Printing will be held at the Silverthorne Creative Art Center in Rocky River on March 8 & 9.
Both classes will be from 9am - 4pm and students will learn how to take a black and white image and turn it into a silk screen that they can take home to reuse over and over. Interested participants can call Silverthorne Gallery/Grand River Beads at (440) 331-7410 to register.

Space is limited! More info on the class can be found on the March Calendar page on their website. Other questions regarding materials, etc. can be emailed to nicki at reflectionchildren dot com.

(text, title and image by handmade)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Front Page Sighting.....X 2!!

Smashing on the front page!! Twice in one day WOOHOO!! (sorry, but I don't know how to do the cool football-like doodles!!)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

sign up!

The 2008 Spring Boutique will be Friday, April 11 from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday, April 12 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21012 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River OH 44116.

There will be a mix of artists, crafters, and vendors (Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, and Home Interiors).

Please Note: the jewelry category is full, and the deadline to apply for a table is March 14th. You can get an eight foot table for $20.

If anyone has questions or is interested in getting a table, please contact Erin Webber at ewebber4crafts at yahoo dot com or convo her on etsy :)

front page beaut!

lookie here: congrats amber! wanna see more front-page worthy beauty? visit beautifulera ;)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Kitchen Party, Saturday March 1st 10-2

the only thing more wonderful than the end of a renovation is, hmm about a million dollars cash? ;)

come celebrate the end of an era at LazyMama's Kitchen-Warming party Saturday, March 1st from 10am-2pm. you are welcome to bring friends and family along if you'd like. Gretchen will provide drinks and snacks, guests may bring other goodies to share, please :)

the party is in Olmsted Falls (about 5 minutes from the Great Northern exit off of 480.) please convo lazymamadesigns to rsvp and receive directions to the lazy-lair.

happy birthday to whom?

thanks so much for all of the volunteering that has been going on!
lazyT is on the treasury beat. strawberrylemonade is running our myspace and petite is making us good indiepublicans! (links to these social networking pages can be found to the right, as well as an updated leader/contact list.)

now we need someone blog about our team birthdays! anyone up for it? send me an email at smashing at cox dot net or convo me through etsy. thanks! go team :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Think Spring

It seems everyone had the same idea! Thanks zJayne and ValerieTyler for the Clevey love.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sunlight streams over Cleveland Handmade

here is a pic with cleveland handmade's table at the bazaar bizarre (photo and title by stitch cleveland)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

new tools

the teams section of etsy has a ton of new updates, and a bunch of new tools in the resources section. try out the bannerator which makes great looking banners for your shop from pre-made templates and the words you choose. the downloads section has all kinds of buttons and logos to put on your blog or print out, "on vacation" avatars and banners and even avatar frames to tell people you are having a sale without changing your identity ;) there is even a link to moo cards which lets you take images right from your shop to make all kinds of printed goodness. check it out, and thanks etsy!

Monday, February 11, 2008

MySpace Mini's

I think it would be nice to include etsy mini's on our team myspace page. If you would like to have your etsy mini on the page then please convo me through etsy StrawberryLemonade.Etsy.Com with your shop number. This can be found in the URL when you are viewing your shop. It will save me some time if you can find it, but if you are lost then let me know I'll look it up for you.

If a lot people are interested then I might decide to rotate etsy mini's weekly or something like that. I will let you know when I find out how many people want in.


More Clevey Goodness!

Front Page Sighting - CopperLeafStudios!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

new kid on the blog

YAY! Tricia of LazyTcrochet has volunteered to be our official team treasury reporter!

please send her a convo if you make a team treasury and would like it posted here.

what is a team treasury? it's a treasury where at least half of the items are from cleveland handmade members and the curator's items are not featured.

thank you so much T! :)

ps-we are still looking for volunteers to manage the cleveland handmade myspace and indiepublic pages, so let me know if you are interested: smashing at cox dot net.

Ramona's class at Grand River Beads

This is a pic from the last class Ramona taught at Grand River Beads, does the lady on the left look familiar? ;)

This could be you!

In Ramona's next class you can make a beautiful glass pendant or earrings with stained glass tiles. You will learn about glass cutting and soldering using a soldering iron and copper foil tape. For more information and to register, contact Grand River Beads

trunk show!

silverthorn show
Originally uploaded by Que Cute Designs
the weather outside was frightful, but all these smiley cleveys made up for it! they went home, but you can still see their work on display for the rest of the month at The Silverthorne Gallery in Rocky River.

It's All Good!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

help needed!

the cleveys are growing in number and awesomeness everyday! and we need your help :)

we need some more volunteers, especially for these projects:
  • someone to start, run and maintain a clevelandhandmade myspace account
  • someone to run and maintain the indiepublic account
  • a team-related treasuries reporter who can screen-grab and crop the treasury and then post it here on the team blog

please let me know if you'd like more information or if you'd like to volunteer, send an email to smashing at cox dot net

thanks! :)


supastarr on the front page! click the pic to enlarge and see the owly-goodness :)

thanks for the ohio love cherise! now here's some for you :)