Gentry is an painter, crafter and owner of the Frosty Darling Boutique in downtown Salt Lake City. Her colorful and kitschy wares include bottle cap earrings, felt brooches, plush squirrels and vintage fabric aprons. Her focus this year has been a series of small paintings of 70's and 80's television shows and a collection of accessories and housewares celebrating her favorite state, Utah!
Crazy fish by Amy Hunter of Radseams
Plaid bag with orange flower by Amy Hunter of Radseams
Day of the Dead figurines by Jessie Huish- all working on a craft!
Sneak peek more photos (60+)of handmade goodness on our Facebook event page. The Winter 2009 Beehive Bazaar opens tomorrow, December 3rd at 9 PM.
This winter I've readied some new creations of widely varying degrees of practicality and palaver: from rabbits and birds and things of this earth to ghosties and monsters and creatures undiscovered. I've also been reclaiming yarns of sweaters and afghans from days gone by and revitalizing those forgotten fibers into deliciously fat, cozy scarf-wares.
Is there such a thing as "Creativity ADD"? If so, we have it!! We love to make and create in so many different ways that we can hardly focus on one medium. Of course, we refer to each other as "genius" but that is only because we share the same taste. :) Hopefully you will like our taste too! Visit me!
Using felt and vintage fabrics, I make a variety of colorful items such as stuffed animals, pillows and accessories. In my work I walk the line between bold and fun and comforting and nostalgic. Lately I've been making kitschy Utah souvenirs. Provo Pride! Visit me!
Nifty Kidstuff started on a whim when I was just fifteen. Now, I'm at the Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in Fibers. All of my designs are my own originals and all of the products are constructed by me and my mother. We strive to make toys that are unique, colorful, educational, and encourage pretend play! Visit me!
BAGS/PURSES- because everyone needs one. PACIFIER CLIPS- I would hate for baby's pacifier to get dirty. STATE OR LETTER NECKLACES- who wants a naked neck all the time? JAPANESE FABRIC COVERED BUTTONS- so you can add a little flare to your stuff. SKIRTS & SHIRTS- what's better than a new skirt or a shirt? an upcycled one! BIBS, BLANKETS, BURP CLOTHS- spit up, warmth & cleaner clothes. need I say more... BIRD & MUSTACHE PILLOWS- making the couch a little more inviting.
Ashley: I create because I like things that don't exist. I reuse things that have meaning to me, like skirts out of my Grandpa's old work shirts. I print cards because I like working with my hands, and who hasn't needed a Get Well Soon Broken Heart card?
Camille: I make things out of fabric: quilts, quiet books, and clock pillows for children. For adults: fabric box sets, Children Kids plushies, and Christmas collection including stockings, ornaments, wreathes, and Tiger Fire Christmas Album (in this case I made something out of music). I do it because I like creation.
Inspired by variety, Dallas never makes the same thing twice. She loves to sew and embroider; she dabbles in crocheting, she beads and makes jewelry. So hurry, hurry, hurry, step right up and get your ticket for the imagination contortionist and all of her wonderful oddities. Easily Amused gifts are intended for the frequently exuberant, the blatantly giddy, the often nostalgic and, of course, the easily amused. If you miss the attention to detail of yesteryear Dallas is your gal; her one of a kind creations are great to have and share. Visit me!