and the winner is…

Well, the Capital Region Etsy Street Team (CREST) Black-Friday-Cyber-Monday-Mall-Is-A-4-Letter_Word_Mega-Giveaway has come to a close. Yesterday afternoon, the winner of the CREST Gift Box drawing was chosen using a random number generator. Congratulations to Lisa B, who said in her comment: “I have never won anything! So I’m giving it my best shot! Pick ME! I would love to win such a fabuous collection of handmade creations! Thanks :-)”

Thank you to everyone who participated — those who contributed items, and those who entered the drawing!

Squidfire Winter Art Mart 2008

image copyright Squidfire

image copyright Squidfire

While vending at the DC Craft Mafia’s UNusual Suspects Arts and Crafts Fair earlier this month, I met Jean-Baptiste Regnard, co-owner of Squidfire. Jean is a fun, high-energy guy, with a great enthusiasm for what he does — a real love of his work, which is great to be around. He mentioned that he was hosting an arts and crafts fair in Baltimore in December, so I took a look at the Squidfire site, and saw that they had a great line-up of artisans for a show to be held in a very cool venue. I will be offering my ware’s at SquidFire’s 2008 Winter Art Mart on Sunday, December 7, from noon until 6:30pm. It’s being held at the beautiful Lyric Opera House, 110 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Here’s an announcement I found online: “The 5th ever Squidfire Art Mart will be held on December 7th, 2008 at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore. Come celebrate the season at a gorgeous venue which will house the regions best crafters handpicked by the guys at Squidfire.com.”