Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Night at the Market - 01/17/09

I've settled in for my Saturday night armchair shopping with a glass of wine and some toasted Spanikopita bread (from Scratch Brick Oven) topped with aged Australian cheddar. A perfect Saturday night supper. So, on to the shopping!

Soon after I opened up shop at 1000 Markets, I received an invitation to join the Wearable Art Market. I was thrilled to be included among such an innovative group of artists and their stunning work.

The market was founded by Rachel of Dreamwoven, and her work truly is the Stuff of Dreams! And, oh my, I sure could have used one of her hats during the last 2 frigid nights near zero degrees!!

My two personal favorites are the sweet and soft Claudette hat, and the delightfully abstract Ambrato hat. Both are created with a combination of felting and needle felting and embellished with glass and stone beads, wooden buttons and more than a little 'attitude'.

Another favorite of mine from the Wearable Art Market is the Springtime Bamboo Nuno Felted Scarf from Nunofelt. In an array of the most delicious colors of pastel violet, goldenrod, aqua, and peach this scarf is made from, of all things, bamboo!! The felt used here was made from a mix of 50% bamboo and 50% merino wool. I had no idea that bamboo could be used in this way!

Being the dragonfly lover that I am, I just have to mention this glorious cuff from Art To Wear Diva - the Golden Nightingale. This cuff is a magical mix of dragonflies and a peacock feather dancing among golden lace and tiny purple glass beads. Just divine!

These are but a few of the delights waiting for the shopper who happens into the Wearable Art Market. And Wearable Art is but one of many delightful markets that make up a truly wonderful place to spend an evening armchair shopping, cuddled up in your jammies with a nice glass of wine.

One more thing before I go - this week's 1000 Markets Search Engine Find. Search word this time was 'Spring'. Once again the search returned a nicely relevant group of choices all having something to do with Spring. My favorite pick is Spring's Return, a gorgous pair of earrings from School of Charms. Yes, Spring is just around the corner, right??

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