This past Saturday, the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville held it's annual Taste of Douglasville event. It's an event designed to bring the people in our community together to enjoy good food, music and crafts and it supports the many programs at the Cultural Arts Council from art camps to free concerts on O'Neal Plaza. My group, the Douglas County Connection, which I've posted previously about here, had an informational booth which is the picture above. Don't you just love the Sunflowers! I got to meet a lot of new people and tell them about the DC Connection. Plus I brought "the Knuckleheads" out for a day in the sun. They enjoyed their time there and so did I. But let's face it, I'm a crafter at heart and even though there was an EMENSE amount of food to choose from (which I did partake in I might add), my interests will always follow my heart. Crafter's unite!!
First up is this lovely lady who I could kick myself for not getting her name! So I apologize to you right here for everyone to see. She of course was the first person I locked in on because she sells soy candles. Anyone who knows me knows I sell soy candles also. She's my competition....I can't talk to her. Whatever! She was fabulous. She owns Venus Candles and Crafts which is a supplier of all things candle. Plus she's local, which means that IvyVine has a new wax and oil supplier. It was a blessing talking to her. She gave me a lot of great tips on Etsy selling and was just an all around helpful person with a gorgeous baby to boot! Take a look at her candles:
Next up, I met Terry and Nichole.
They had the booth right across from mine. Terry is a published author and poet. She has three books right now: WOW!!! (Windows of Wisdom), Brown Bag Poetry and her newest release Say it Ain't So. I purchased Brown Bag Poetry. I love good poetry and have many poetry books and was more than happy to add another one to my book collection.
Nichole is the owner of Mama Sugar D's. She makes amazing preserves and soaps. Her card says, "Preserves, Soaps and Candles with Love in Mind", isn't that sweet? I don't have a website for Nichole, but if you are in Columbus, GA, look Mama Sugar D's up! They were both a joy to talk to. Let's look at their table:
We all know I love jewelry, so stop number three on my journey: Pamela of U Design Jewelry. Another kick myself moment for not taking a picture of Pamela, but when you click on her link, there is a beautiful picture of her right at the top! Pamela is a jewelry designer and boy oh boy it's pretty. I placed an order for a name bracelet for Arwen. It will have her name in letters along with her birthstone in it. I can't wait to see it. Pamela also does home parties and has a jewelry studio/store right in her home. Lucky Lady! Take a look at Pamela's table:
Who doesn't love dolls? I know I always have and more importantly, I'm the mother of a three year old little girl who adores all things doll-like. So it was fitting that I stop at Madelyne's booth. Madelyne owns madelyne Handmade Craft and can be reached at email@example.com if you want one of her stuffed lovlies. Madelyne was camera shy, but thank goodness she wasn't with her dolls:
Do these Raggedy Ann dolls bring you back or what?
Next up, Marsha and Carolyn.
Marsha is an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay (can I get a pink caddie?) and Carolyn is a consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. They both had amazing give aways that I hope I win (I really want the satin lips Marsha....just so you know). Here are their booths:
Okay, if there was anything that I was going to post more than once about, it was gonna be jewelry. I'm just saying....
Meet the beautiful Rosiland. She's a jewelry designer based in Atlanta and works with quality semi-precious stones. I.fell.in.love with her jewelry. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to order one of her delicious pieces. O.M.G.:
I love the Agate slice at the bottom! The color in person is insane. She had several pieces with Agate.
Last, but absolutely not least, this is Constance.
Constance is from Heads or Tails. I wasn't able to meet the owner Angela because she had step away just as we came by. But they make custom children's hairbows and they are just so sweet and pretty. I tell you now, my pics do not do this sunny booth justice. I almost thought I smelled cotton candy when I walked in. Enjoy:
I bought the pink butterfly under the guise that it was for Arwen....but it's not....it's for me!
They also make these great embroidered burp cloths!
So there you have it. I had so much fun talking to these ladies I must tell you. It was a great day indeed. And I just want thank "Venus", Terry, Nichole, Pamela, Madelyne, Carolyn, Marsha, Rosiland, Constance and Angela for letting me into their booths and their crafting worlds if only for a day.