Monday, April 6, 2009

Framingham Craft Fair - April 4 & DesignHive in Cambridge - April 5

On Saturday, April 4th I set up shop in Framingham at the 21st annual Framingham Auxiliary Police Craft Fair. There were about 200 vendors selling all kinds of items, some handmade and crafty, and others, not so much... But it's always rewarding participating in an event where the proceeds benefit an important cause. And in this case, the spolight was on the Framingham Auxiliary Police who stand as a ready reserve, part of the Emergency Management infrastructure, to assist in case of natural or civil disaster. So a big thank you to those who serve!

Sunday, April 5th, I was at DesignHive in Cambridge and met lots of great people!

I shared space with a local designer JoAnne Coppolo, JOJO who reinvents clothing into new, one of a kind pieces for youngsters ranging in size from 12 mo-5/6T. Her clothing line fit right in with the theme of the day... "Get Green & Groovy". The event showcased a range of vendors who produce eco-friendly products made from salvaged or repurposed materials.

My other neighbor, painter extraordinaire, and current Somerville resident, Caroline Wampole, kept me entertained and laughing throughout the day with stories of her life in Paris.
She'll be showing her paintings at the Somerville Open Studios on May 2 + 3 at Wampoline Studios, 38 Harvard Street. Stop by and check out her work.

I also encountered another beautiful soul, Vangile Makwakwa who happened to be at the DesignHive to model in the Get Green & Groovy fashion show. She was so lovely I asked her to model some of my necklaces and she did! (see pic - she's wearing one of my new necklaces from the goddess collection)

If you need a model for future events, get in touch with her. Sawubona Vangile! And if you like this necklace and are interested in purchasing one for yourself or as a gift, please send me an email. Each necklace is designed and handcrafted by me, Liza Abelson, making it unique and one of a kind!

1 comment:

jsandona said...

My almost 4 year old loves the red nightlight we bought from you! It casts a lovely fireside glow. My earrings/necklace combo are fabulous -- and unexpectedly very comfortable too -- and I'm receiving lots of compliments!