Update on 2015 Shows

 

2014 Artist Row Award

2014 Artist Row Award

I received a letter from the show “Christmas in the Country” in Hamburg, NY (November 5th-8th), and they informed me my category is full, but not to be discouraged because I am on a wait list, so if a spot becomes available they will contact me.  They approved my application, so that’s good!!!  Wait and see on that event.

I am super HAPPY, and excited to find out that the Artist Row show at the Rochester Public Market is being held on Sunday, September 20th!!  So I will be able to participate at both Clothesline (September 12-13), and Artist Row!  Yay!  Artist Row was a great show last year, and I won an award in my category!!  I’m so honored!!  So glad to be participating in this event again this year!  
I have submitted all of my applications to the shows I hope to participate in, and will find out if I have been accepted when the jury process is complete for each show.  They all have a different process, and timeline, so I will find out when I find out!!! 😉
I’ll keep you posted!  I will also post the schedule, and updates on my Facebook page and website.  Stay connected!!  
Thank you for the love and support!!!  I feel it!
Peace,
Karen

Sweater Vest

DSCN3003I love the way this custom created vest came out.  I have done a few of these vests before, but this one was custom created in an XL, size 18.  I create these vests by sewing (serging) together rectangles from left over arm warmer sweater pieces.  Sometimes the sweater piece is too thick to create arm warmers, and sometimes there is that odd piece that just gets tossed into the “extra” pile.  I like the variation of colors, and textures that create these vests.  They are definitely one-of-a-kind, and totally unique in design and pattern. 
You can find my pieces on Facebook where I always post the newest creations.  You can see what is available now at my Etsy shop.  

 

You can find Kreationality pieces in the following establishments:

 

                Soulstice Artisan Market
                632 North Winton Rd. 
                Rochester, NY 14609
                www.soulsticeartisanmarket.com/ 

         

 ****Skaneateles Artisans*****   NEW LOCATION 
3 Fennell Street  Suite 4

Skaneateles, NY 13152
315-685-8580
www.skaneatelesartisans.com/    

                                                    Arrons Alley
                                                    662 Monroe Ave.

                                                    Rochester, NY 14607
                                                    facebook.com/ArronsAlleyInc 

Kreationality has applied to the followings shows:

Roycroft Artisan Festival
Craft Alliance Chautaqua Festival of Art
Clothesline
Canandaigua Christkindl
Naples Grape Festival (ACCEPTED)
Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show

 

Thank you for your support!  See you soon,

Karen

 

 

 

Finding the Sweaters…….. 2014

1604412_446474068811853_243496152_nThis picture was taken on my last big sweater shopping trip!  What a HUGE load that was.  I found so many nice sweaters.  Sometimes it just works out that way!  YAY!  The biggest talk I am hearing at the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores is how the prices have increased over the last year.  I noticed this in Rochester last year, and now I see the same thing happening in the Southern Tier.  I actually found three cashmere sweaters on this last trip marked at $14.99 and $15.99….. even if it was half price day, I wouldn’t pay that.  I have found tons of cashmere sweaters in the past, and never paid that much.  Not sure what is happening, but it looks like “goodwill” stores are becoming retail stores.  But it’s obvious from my cart-load of sweaters that I don’t have a problem finding what I need at the right price!  I am flexible, and open to new ideas (and there’s always new ideas) if it ever becomes a problem finding sweaters……. I’m not worried about it.

Right now, I am busy creating arm warmers, and a few custom orders.  The demand for arm warmers at the festivals is unbelievable, and amazing!  It’s so fun to interact with people as they try to make a decision on which pair they want out of the hundreds to choose from.  I will begin creating coats, and sweaters in the next month or so.  I have a HUGE stockpile of sweater inventory ready to be designed, and re-created!  I do have several items available now that you can check out at my Etsy store at www.esty.com/store/kreationality

 

These last two months I have been busy applying to festivals.  There were so many new events I was told about, and invited to apply to, and I had to check them all out to see if it was a good fit for Kreationality.  I finally narrowed it down, and have applied to six festivals. so far.  I applied to two new ones in the Summer, and both are out of town.  Chautaqua, NY and East Aurora, NY.  To see the list of the juried events I have applied to please visit www.kreationality.com/festivals-and-stores

As mentioned, my Etsy store is now active again.  Mostly, I like to focus my attention on the festivals, but I wanted to have a place for people to purchase my pieces, or just get a good look at them.  I am excited that I have had two out of state sales already.  Cool!  😀    I post LOTS of photos of recent pieces on the Kreationality Facebook page www.facebook.com/kreationality

I am excited to announce Skaneateles Artisans now carries several Kreationality pieces.  Please check out their website.  It is a beautiful gallery, and I am excited to be one of the artisans featured there.
http://www.skaneatelesartisans.com/

Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kreationality, and sign up for the monthly arm warmer drawing at www.kreationality.com on March 1st.  This will be the last arm warmer drawing until September 1st.

As always, I thank you so much for your support!  

Karen