Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Shopping for Bay Area Arts & Crafts

The San Francisco Bay Area is very lucky to have SOOO many amazing Arts & Crafts Fairs/Sales/Bazaars/etc to choose from this Holiday Season!  (after the jump for a list of some of my favorites)   

PuNk rAwK pUrL will be selling her wares at::

The awesome Jenny Hurth of Elbow Grease Designs is hosting an Arts & Crafts Studio Sale for THREE weekends in December!  There will be a rotating roster of several local artisans to make your holiday shopping a breeze!  
All Dates will be from 11 AM to 6 PM
Elbow Grease Designs
2743 9th St.
Berkeley, CA
  • Saturday & Sunday Dec 4th & 5th  
  • Saturday & Sunday Dec 11th & 12th
  • Saturday & Sunday Dec 18 & 19
A collection of items made from Recycled Banners by Elbow Grease Designs

If you know of some additional Bay Area Craft Sales this season?  Please share!

Friday, November 26, 2010

How About a Sale?

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday.  Fred, Sally, Herman, or Joe.  Call it whatever you'd like.  PuNk rAwK pUrL is having a weekend Sale!  Sale applies to all in-stock inventory!  How does it get any better that that?!! 

Bonus: Tweet or Facebook this blog post between now & Monday to receive a surprise gift with your order placed during this sale!  To ensure that you get your gift, be sure to leave a comment here telling me that you have done so (tweeted or facebooked)!  (Coupon Code is below)

❤ 20% OFF Everything in The Shop! ❤
Starts with Black Friday November 26 and lasts Thru Cyber Monday Nov. 29th!
✄ Use Coupon Code CLICKNSAVE2010 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's starting to look a lot like... a Technicolor Xmas!

Never having been a traditional gal in any sense of the word I have long adored Xmas decor in bright funky colors.   

I bring you the PuNk rAwK pUrL Winter Wonderland Holiday Cards: Brightly colored paper trees are festooned with colorful stitchy Garland & topped off with a shiny metallic star.  The first batch of cards have just landed in the shop. & will also be available at my upcoming craft sale appearances. (details to come)

Special Holiday Pricing:

$6 each ★ $10 for 2 ★ $15 for 3
Choose from Any of my
Listed Xmas Cards to Get Special Pricing
If you would like a larger quantity, just contact me for pricing.

Forever a Lover of the aqua & chocolate (chaqua-late?) combo I have whipped up a forest in that combo. 

  & my current color combo crush... HOT Pink, Orange, & Golden Mustard. (I even snuck teal into a few of these).    

 There is just something about a Springy Green coupled with Happy Orange & a dash o' Chocolate Brown that makes me miss my mother's Tupperware laden kitchen! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Have Been Treasured!

I am squirming with the giggles that my little Oliva Owl Notecard has been featured in an Etsy Treasury by one of my super cool Twitter friends, Jenifer from KusalaKnits
Thank you Jenifer!❤

One of my faves from amongst this treasury are spillyjane's Gnome Sock Pattern.  Check out her entire shop of patterns, they are amazing!
clickity click the pic to go buy this!
Another fave is from Kala from Vegancraftastic. Squirrels, 
Owls, Trees AND birdies all on one project bag... who could resist that?!
I have been Twitter pals w/ Kala long before i had my own shop. She has the BEST taste in fabric & shows it off with her super rad project bags & pins! Check 'em out, you won't be disappointed.  
clickity click the pic to go buy this!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We Have a Winner!!

YAY!  Using a random number generator a winner for my first Blog Giveaway has been chosen!!  The winner is Michelle & has been emailed.  Congrats to you Michelle!

Michelle has chosen her colors & I am super excited to get started making her custom prize!

Big hugs & thanks to EACH of YOU who entered!  I truly appreciate your feedback & participation.  More Contests & Giveaways coming soon, so keep checking back!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Raise Your Right Hand...

I took the Buy Handmade Pledge as myself, Tammy George it seems like eons ago.  I have recently taken the Pledge as PuNk rAwK pUrL, my business entity.  And I am encouraging everyone who reads this post to consider taking the pledge to buy from & support independent businesses & craftspeople! 

Click the big button at the bottom of this post to take the pledge.

I am also asking that you pass the word along.  Tell your friends, family, & coworkers about the pledge, and they'll tell two friends, and they'll tell two friends, and so on.  (If you are under the age of 35 that last bit might not have been so funny to you, but trust me, it was mildly chuckle worthy.)

Please don't mistake this as a plea from me for you to shop exclusively from me.  There is an entire world chocked full of immensely talented  artists & craftspeople... including yours truly.  There are numerous websites which support these people.  There are also local craft fairs/bazaars/markets, especially during this time of the year.  Ask around & you will be surprised at what you find.  One of my favorite local Craft Sales is held monthly at the very cool knitting & craft studio in Berkeley, Knit One One.  How do you like to shop for Handmade? Online? Locally at markets & fairs? Share your favorite places to shop for handmade in the comments here.