Monday, October 20, 2008

Crafter Highlight - Charla!

We do pull this boutique together, but we also love to put our own creations into the show! Charla is an amazing artist who not only does plenty of her own artwork, but has been teaching art classes in her home and in local elementary schools for for many, many years. She does the funnest custom watercolor family portraits you'll ever see. Her home includes a great studio in the works complete with easels, paints, clay, glazes, pottery wheels, kilns, etc. with a cat or two or three keeping watch at all times. For our boutique she does hand-painted Christmas plates that literally fly out of the show in the first few minutes every year. People come specifically to add them to their collections. This year's aren't ready for picture-taking just yet. She also does beautiful watercolor note cards
that any one would be proud to send. She also creates wonderfully whimsical Christmas ornaments, traditional nativities and more. Aside from being so incredibly talented, she's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet!

Becoming Technologically Savvy

So, Lauri's beautiful, talented daughter Michelle has created this blog for us and now it's time for us to put aside our blogging illiteracy and figure out how to do this thing ourselves! Starting later tonight, hopefully, we'll start adding more posts about our crafters and pictures of the amazing things they create. We can't wait for you to see some of the fun things that you'll be able to find at our show. Check back frequently to see what's new!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

This Year's Boutique Flier

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Thursday, October 16, 2008


Most likely, if you are looking at this post, you already know about the traditional "Charla and Lauri Present . . ." boutique. We are glad to now be a part of the arts and crafts blogging community. Imagine all the wonderful changes we've made over the years. It just keeps getting better and better.

If you want to suggest a craft site, or just want to make a comment, or you are one of our crafters and have a blog/website, or any other reason, leave a comment below and we'll see what we can do.