Thursday, October 30, 2008

still tweeking the sweater

Harley in the sweater version four. Yes mini dachs. can not have sleeves. They don't of have much of a leg and it seems that they don't walk well. I am having a wonderful time with this.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Craft Show in Parker 10/18 10am-6pm - vendors wanted!

Hi, everyone. The Colorado Horse Park, located in Parker, Colorado will be hosting its 9th Annual "Halloween With Horses" Horse Show and Art/Craft show. There is still space for artists and crafters to set up booths. Bring your own tent 10'x10'. $45 for the day. If you mention Etsy MileHigh Team you will get a discounted rate of $35 for the day. Almost 11,000 people attended last year's event. Several news organizations and Radio Disney have broadcasted in the past and will be here this year. Halloween With Horses

Artist and crafter applications and more information here HWH Artist/Crafter Information

Contact: or Geoff at 720-318-5968

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Get the Cat Fixed Sale!

Just wanted to let y'all know I'm having a sale over at my place -- Om Shanti Handcrafts.

It's time to get the cat fixed, so in honour of Loiosh's soon-to-be-missing parts I'm having a Get the Cat Fixed Sale! 25% off of everything in the store (shipping not included -- I asked the post office to play along and they just laughed at me).

He looks kinda cranky, but really, who can blame him?

Come check it out!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Very Small Craft Fair in Castle Rock

I posted this to the Yahoo message board/threads, but I thought I would post a note about it here too. My church in Castle Rock will be holding a small craft fair on November 8th. Currently there are 14 tables available, but we are trying to work out some logistics to be able to add a few more. This is only the second year that the church has held this fair, but last year it was quite a success. The table fee is $15.00 and the fair is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The church asks that when you choose your items to bring to sell that you respect the fact that you will be within the confines of a church. I posted further details, including who and how to contact on the yahoo boards or you can convo me at my etsy shop, sidewingcreations.

I hope some of you will be able to come to the fair to sell, buy or browse. I would love a chance to get to know you in person!! I haven't had the chance to meet any of you face to face yet.

Gearing up for holiday sales has taken a lot of energy for me and I have been holed-up the last couple of weeks sorting my beads and taking stock of all my materials. I started a few projects, too. I don't know about everyone else, but I should not have more than 2 projects going at once. I get overwhelmed at what to finish first!!

I hope everyone's sales are going well!
Sidewing Creations

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Craft Shows

Hello everyone,
It has been a long time since I have been involved in our group, so I thought I would just check in.

I was hoping to find out about some up and coming art/craft shows for the Denver metro area for this fall. If anyone knows of any please let me know.

And for those also interested, I am doing the one at the Westminster Rec. Center in Dec. it is called the Santa Workshop. It is geared towards children and being able to afford to buy gifts for their family and friends. All items for sale are $8 and less. I believe registration is either at the end of this month or the beginning of Sept. I will keep everyone posted.

Also, my job holds a craft show every year closer to the holidays and we are trying to change it up a bit this year and allow outside crafters to join in. It would be one day only on a Friday and there would be a booth donation of $25 or more to join, which goes to a charity that our company will match dollar for dollar.

Hope to hear from some of you soon as the holiday are right around the corner.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Invitation to SAM

Summer Art Market

Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15

10:00 am-5:00 pm

More than 200 artists, food, music, FREE kids art projects, FREE art demonstrations

Art Students League of Denver | 200 Grant Street | 303-778-6990

VISIT WEBSITE for more information.

Look for me in booth 151 this weekend!

Cynthia aka Colorado Art Studio

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Well, hail.

No, really.

It started out rain. Then looked like sleet, but it's been too warm for sleet, y'know? Then the next thing I knew it was hailing marbles and I would have sworn Santa's boys had got confused and were tapdancing on my roof.

Big marbles.

Really big marbles.

The first shot I took while it was still hailing -- crouched in the dubious shelter of the balcony half-wall, trying to fit as much of me as I could under my hat, and still getting nailed in the butt by FREAKING BIG HAILSTONES.

The second one? About twenty minutes after it stopped, once I'd had time to get the first set of shots off my camera. TWENTY MINUTES.

Holy cow.

Then this happened:

See, I'm from eastern Pennsylvania. We don't get tornadoes. So I was all like, wow, look at those swirling clouds, I wish I had a video camera. That siren? The fire sirens always go off during exciting storms., dummy, that's the tornado siren.

They don't have those where I come from. yeah, anyway, it didn't actually turn into one, and even though I'm on the second floor and have no basement, I have a plan: grab the rat and head for the laundry room. It's halfway buried in the ground and well-protected and about as safe as I'm going to get. The cats are all in closets and under beds anyway, so they're on their own.

It's quiet now, and Tim has said that the birds are a better predictor of imminent excitement than anything else, so as long as they're still chirpy and happy I'm not worried.

In the meantime, one last photo. This one's for Tim.

...and that's what's happening in my part of Colorado! Anyone else getting exciting weather?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Plant Yourself in RiNo

Vital is located within the River North Art District in Denver…
THEREFORE we would like to send out word of the upcoming spring studio tour. Those of you in the Denver area please note: the house of Vital will be open May 17 from 11am – 5pm along with many of our artsy neighbors. So if you have been wanting to touch and feel our items or purchase in person now will be the time and we love to see your smiling faces! (please note we also take appointments anytime, just shoot us an email)
For more information about RiNo's spring tour check out the links below.
field guide (we are number 46):

Vital Industries

Spring Colorado Potter's Guild Sale

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
May 1,2,3
Friday May 2 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday May 3 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mile Hi Etsy Member Cynthia Guajardo was recently juried into the Colorado Potter's Guild and will be participating in the Spring Sale this weekend. Come take a look at ceramics and pottery from all 38 members.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hi Everyone ;)

I'm so happy to be a part of this group! I graduate May 18th from Metro, and will have much more time for Etsy, and MileHigh after that date ;) I will have a BA in psychology, and plan on facilitating Art-Therapy retreats - after a few months of Rest!!
I can't wait to get together with all of you CO. Etsyers, for shows, support etc..
Cheers, Kim

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Great Deal for small biz owners, like us Etsy Members

My friend Elaine Goodman works for the DNA and she is looking for people like us.
They are going to be running a special add section for Mother's Day, for those who would like to come up with unique ideas for the moms, other than flowers and candy.

Here is the information that I have attached. Good luck, let me know if you have any questions. :)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Special Advertising Offer

What is it? A special offer open only to small businesses owners.
What’s the cost? $100 includes a 3” x 2” b/w display ad (the size of a business card). Multiple boxes may be purchased .

Where in the paper will it be located? The Mother’s Day Gift Guide will publish on Saturday May 3rd in the Spotlight section of the Rocky Mountain News and will be delivered to both Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post home subscribers. That’s over 700,000 homes which is where the true value really comes into play.

What can I put in the ad? You can suggest people mention the ad and get a percentage off a gift or service, list your website for more information, have your logo included in the ad, really-whatever information you would like to include-we can custom make it!

When is the Deadline? Deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 29th.

How do I submit information? Simply email the art and the text to

How do I pay? Pre-pay by using a credit card or check-by-phone.
For more information call Elaine Goodman at 303-954-3805

Friday, April 4, 2008

Greetings to all!!!

My name is Jude and I am new to the group. I make mostly art dolls and other soft creations. My etsy store is currently empty as I have been busy working in the public sector and not had much time to be creative but my hours changed this week so I now have more time at home so sew. Looking forward to exchanging ideas with you all.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Susan See Photography

I have posted an interview with Susan on my wordpress blog. Come check it out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Handbook to Handmade, Volume 5

The Handbook to Handmade, Volume 5 is coming out soon. Thank you TimothyAdamsDesigns. It is a great opportunity for all the wonderful artists here at Etsy to show their great works. A nice blend of people and a great marketing tool. Here's the link to check out additional information on the Handbook to Handmade, it's worth the look. ♥
Beadkeepers has made a fabulous video regarding the Handbook to Handmade, Volume 5...check it out-it's great!

Have a great day everyone! What a beautiful day in Colorful Colorado!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blog Interview Request

I am going to be posting some interviews from other fellow members from various groups and was looking to see if anyone here would be interested in doing this as well. If you would be interested in supplying 2 to 3 photos and answering a few questions I would love to help promote as many etsians on my blog as possible. I am a member of Blog Catalog and have really been trying to pump up the traffic to my blog in order to help promote all my fellow etsy members.

If you are interested, please e-mail me at and I will send you the interview questions for you to fill out and return. I am running one interviewee once a week, but this may change depending on how many responses I get back.


Monday, February 18, 2008

New to the group

Hi there, i'm new to the mile high group. I've lived in Denver my whole life and have always been artsy fartsy. Now, I'm trying to sell my wares via etsy and can't wait to get involved with all of you! Check out my store and tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Introducing myself

I just joined the group. I opened my jewelry shop, sidewingcreations, in January. I have a passion for Swarovski Crystals. I just can't help myself!! A friend introduced me to the craft of jewelry making and I knew I must be OK at it when my daughter asked me to make the earring and necklace sets for her bridesmaids.

I'm married for 29 years, have 2 children, my daughter 22 who married last July and my son 24 who is single but rather serious with someone. We've lived in Castle Rock for the past 14 1/2 years and love it here.

Thank you for inviting me into this club. I need all the help I can get!!! :) Then, hopefully, I'll be able to return the favor to someone else!


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Would you look at that! :)

Thanks so much for adding me in the sampling! It's so nice to have a surprise like that!



Sunday, February 3, 2008

Valentines Day Trunk Show

This upcoming Thursday, Feb. 7th Polkadot on S. Pearl St. will be having a truck show featuring two local jewelry designers, one of them being She's Crafty. I'm really excited to showing off some of my designs. Stop by if you can.

polkadot, inc.
1577 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

Phone: 303.282.4307

New to group

Hi everyone. I'm so happy to have found this group of kindred spirits. My name is Lynn and I live in Masonville. I've been selling to friends and acquaintances and just recently started posting on Etsy. It's wonderful to be able to see all of the talent Colorado has to offer!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

ThorntonFest 2008

Hi everyone

I just got information in the mail about ThortonFest 2008 to be held on Sat. May 17 from 10-5.

They even have a reduced rate for booths for handcrafted items. It looks like fun and I wanted to share the website and information...

:) Melissa
Uncommon Pug and Dog Art

Monday, January 28, 2008

Introducing e2 Designs

Hello Colorado!! I am a happily crazy SAHM of 2 lovable terrors in Fort Collins! In an attempt to keep some shred of sanity I create adorable baby items (usually in the wee hours of the morning!!) My store, e2designs, is named after my lovely daughter, Ella Elizabeth (e2!) whose passionate hatred of the "infant carrier" created a need for a jacket that didn't take 20 min to get on and off! Our solution - the poncho. Not so great when worn by drunken cowboys, but these updated, stylish looks are all the rage with the 14 and under set (and some VERY hip mammas!)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hi Everyone!

Our shop is a three generation family owned and operated. Sandy, Kellie and Joshua make up We enjoy creating items that are useful and fun. Our inspirations come from our family, friends and of course, Colorful Colorado. Sandy is a native, Kellie, that's me, have lived here for over 15 years, and Joshua, my son, is a native as well. We enjoy crafting together as a family very much. We live on the west side of Colorado Springs. Our other full time passion is a home daycare, we also volunteer at Joshua's elementary school. Whew...we are really busy, but doing something you love is worth it. We are very happy to be a part of the etsymilehighclub!
Sandy, Kellie and Joshua

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hi Everyone!

My name is Laura. I've recently started my etsy shop "starthings", and have just joined the etsy mile high club. I'm so excited, and am hoping to meet lots of nice people.
My husband and I moved to Colorado 3 years ago, and have come to love it here. We also have a 13 month old son, and love being parents. I am a stay at home mommy, and love every second.

Thank you for letting me joing your team!

Laura, or

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hi everyone!
My name is Stephanie and I'm new to the group. I live in Colorado Springs with my husband and our 10 month old puppy. We moved here just a year and a half ago from San Diego for the weather, cheaper cost of living, mountains, people.... I could go on. :) We could not be happier!

I love making all kinds of things however jewelry is the focus of my Etsy store, I have a website as well at I'm also looking for local shops where I could sell my things and I would love to get into craft fairs.

What else... I'm a systems engineer during the day however I can't wait to have babies!! :) I hope it works out and I can be a SAHM. Wish me luck! ;)

I'm extremely excited to be part of this group and look forward to getting to know you all.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Artist new to Denver seeks love and acceptance

Just kidding! Well, I really am new, but I think I've found all the rest!

Greetings all,

My name is Megan Savors. I moved to Denver recently from Charlotte, NC, and I love it here! In both weather and friendliness it reminds me of the area of PA and Ohio where I come from. What do I do? I make art jewelry and accessories, and sometimes when I get the itch, I sew a bit. Currently I sell my wares through my Etsy site, but I'm looking for gallery and/or boutique representation. Drop me a line if you're a friendly local artist, or even if you're a mean one who has a suggestion as to where I can sell my stuff!



Hello there, thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Alison. I live in Firestone with my dh and 4 kids. Crafting is my sanity-saver most of the time.
I have 2 stores on Etsy:
Eventually I'd love to have my items in a brick & mortar store, but current conditions kind of make that hard.

Also, have a blog that I upkeep regularly:


Hello From Colorado Springs!

I love to make jewelry, but I think I love buying supplies and other items even more. I think I am just a shopper at heart with BIG ideas. I have so many ideas swimming in my head that half of them drown before I can get to them. I also love to write poetry and read. I am an unpracticing accountant right now, but that may change as my student loans are now due. Blah! I found out at the end of my schooling that I hate numbers and that I LOVE the arts. Actually, I kind of always knew this just never understood it until I took Art and Literature. I love to make friends and I love to talk to and watch people. I learn more about myself when I listen to others and I love to watch how other people react to the elements around them.

I live in Colorado Springs with my patient Husband, two girls, and three cats. I look forward to being a member of a team with those who are in the same state as well as having as much fun with this group as I do with the other groups that I am a member of.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hello from a new member in Louisville, CO

My name is Melissa Langer, and I am from Louisville, CO. I am an artist who creates Pug and Dog Art. I am inspired by my pug, Emmitt.
You can meet him here on my website...

I love the Etsy community, and I am very excited to have found your group.

All of my work can be seen and purchased on my website

I sell my prints, cards and one of kind fiber art creations in my Etsy store that you cannot buy on my website.

I am happy to be here! Thank you for having me.
Have a great day and stay warm. :)

groovygrrl intro

Hello all!

I am Amy Kalinchuk, soap maker and now crafty sewer. I plan on offering my sewed items in my etsy shop.

Olde Crone's Bewitching Bath Soap is the name of my other venture. All the soaps are handmade from scratch by me, in my kitchen. I also make lip balm, body balm, sugar scrub, facial cleansing oil, and a facial serum. I sell these things online and at a couple of farmer's markets--Old South Pearl Street and Historic Downtown Littleton.
In addition to these things, I'm an author and publisher, a public school teacher, and a mom. Whee!

Good fortune to all of you in your etsy endeavors!

p.s. I live in Denver.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


I am taking a crash course in Blogging tonight! But here I am! I made it in and want to introduce myself~
My name is Gretchen. I live in Colorado Springs. I am a Colorado native and have lived in this fabulous state all of my 30 years. I was born in Greeley, raised in Palmer Lake and received my BFA at Fort Lewis College in Durango with a focus in Bookbinding and Papermaking. I haven't had the space to resume that yet, but I have found a wonderful outlet in knitting, felting and needle felting.  I feel the need to create functional art and craft.

Thanks again for the opportunity to be part of your wonderful community!


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year! Here's to more success on Etsy for the Milehigh team in the coming year.