this season... take the pledge!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Why buy handmade?

Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving. The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can
be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

Buying handmade is better for people. The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

Buying handmade is better for the environment. The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.

now accepting applications for winter 2008

The Beehive Bazaar is currently accepting applications for vendor positions in the Winter Show taking place December 4th, 5th, and 6th, at the Women's Council Cultural Center (310 West 500 North) in Provo Utah.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please apply--please visit our Vendor Application Page to learn everything you'll need to get started. We will be accepting applications until October 10th.

We welcome all applicants, pass it on.

lovely new location

The Women's Council Cultural Center Building in Provo was a perfect location for the Beehive Bazaar this spring. (thanks to Maht Paulos for taking these great pictures) A giant thank you to all of you who participated and shopped making this spring's show the best yet! Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in the fall!

don't forget...

...our new location! This spring the Beehive Bazaar and After Party will be held at the Women's Council Cultural Center located at 310 West 500 North in Provo. Directly adjacent to- and sharing a parking lot with the Veteran's Memorial Pool and Pioneer Park. From this picture it seems we're sporting a little bit of a beehive roofline there in the middle. Sweet.

Beehive Bazaar After-Party

Soirée our way at the first ever Beehive Bazaar After-Party. Come mix and mingle with all your favorite Beehive Bazaar bohemia while enjoying an evening of live music, dj's, dancing, food and an ooh-lah-lah fashion show. Tickets are only 5 dollars...what?! Tickets will be sold during the Bazaar or you can purchase them at the door. We'll be posting more details soon--so check back.

The party will feature a fashion show by local designers Cherella USA and Nappi Clothing. We are thrilled to be working with Erin Olson of Haute and Prim, who will be working her fashion expertise as producer of the runway show.

Mathematics Et Cetera, Provo's own indie gems, will rock the hive as our featured band. Be sure to show up early so you can get all front-row and maybe go for a stage dive or three.

happy valentine's day


We are getting ready for the spring show. New location: Women's Council Cultural Center 310 W 500 N Provo Utah

Dates: May 9th and 10th

If you would like to apply to be a vendor please email us at to receive an application. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2008 Good Luck!

and that's a wrap

The ladies, post-show, snapping some pics with the beautiful lights outside the Covey Center for the Arts.
(l to r: Noelle Olpin, Stephanie Higginbotham, Jenifer Calderon, Colett Yarro, Molly Call)
Thank you to everyone whose hard work made the Bazaar such a success this Christmas, it is always inspiring to get to know the talented folks who participate in the Beehive Bazaar! We truly appreciate all of you who came and shopped it up- showing your support for local handmade artists and crafters- we couldn't do it without you!
We are looking forward to another great show in the spring.
We wish everyone the best this holiday season.

sneak peek...

OK I know it's a little late in the evening, but we promised a sneak peek into tomorrow show...and here it is!

Molly Call has found a new medium...paint- but also felt and of course her first loves- collage and paper mache.

Jennifer Calderon modeling the latest rage in Hollywood, the knitted 'fanny pack'. Maybe Lindsay Lohan will stop by to pick one up!

more sneak peeking...

main gallery Covey Center for the Arts, filled to the brim.

festive gourds by Ana Roberts, so cute!

darling goods by Kelly McKaleb

fabulous birthday hats by Bridget McKinley

phew! what a astronomical amount of handmade effort has gone into preparing for this show by every participant, we hope you enjoy it! (don't forget to bring your Christmas list!)

back at work

It's been a crazy beautiful summer, but now it's time to get back to craft'n. Here is my work space, I just got these drawer and box inserts for my IKEA Expedit shelves- I love the perfect fit.
Ahh, my new smaller Expedit shelf, I love the cubbies for organizing fabric, books and all the other stuff that piles up..

Things are a little messy, I've got a few projects already underway. I'm trying to put the blocks of time I have when the kids are at school to good use.

special thanks

Here we are, (l to r: Stephanie, Colett, Molly, and Noelle) just after the clean up Saturday night. Happy with thai food in our bellies, but very tired.
The Beehive Bazaar was a great success! We love our new location!
Thank you so much to Gallery One Ten, and Art Access of Utah for sponsoring us, and opening your wonderful gallery for our use. We couldn't have done it without you!
We would also like to thank our vendors, without all of you and all your hard work, we would just be a few ladies craftin' in the basement.

Get yer craft on...

Just a sampling of Colett's many creative's hard to believe that she found time to craft while searching for vampires in the Portland area! Her gift tags are darling. She will also be offering paintings,rings,necklaces,(I'm sure that I'm leaving something out!)