October 11, 2010

Crafts in Chelsea Giveaway!

This Fall's Crafts in Chelsea event is ramping up to be the biggest show yet! On October 16th, 130 artists and crafters will offer their unique handmade items to the public on 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. To celebrate this day, 13 artisans have generously contributed to a deluxe giveaway. The lucky winner of the giveway will get:

Clockwise from left to right 1. The Janice Headband from MollyMade, 2. Copper Bangles from Nemesis Jewelry, 3. Crystal Flower Earrings from Haru Creations, 4. Felt and Silver Ring from Digs by Diaz Studio, 5. Reversible Flannel and Polar Fleece Cloche from Ellis Design, 6. Pillow from Elements 4 Inspired Living, 7. I-Phone Case from D.S. Lookin, 8. Amigurumi Keychain with Trinket Box from AmiTown Creatures, 9. Pillowcase Tunic from BShorr Handmade Designs, 10. Silver Earrings from Irene C. Studio, 11. Magnet and Bookmark Set from LuCrafts, 12. Copper Lace Earrings from SdVDesigns, 13. Silver and Suede Tag Bracelet from Charms of Faith, 14. Set of Pinup Coasters from Cards in Stitches, 15. Pink Cupcake Amigurumi Bear from Amigurumi Kingdom        

How To Enter the Giveaway

You have three chances to enter this giveaway by doing one or all of these things before 12 PM EST on Saturday, October 16th.

1. Leave a Comment
Follow this blog by clicking the follow button in the right column and leave a comment on this blog describing what you like about craft fairs;

and/or

2. Enter on Twitter
Follow The NewNew on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/TheNewNewNYand Tweet the following by 12 PM EST on Saturday October 16th:

RT @TheNewNewNY #CraftsinChelsea Giveaway

Leave a comment on this blog that you did this;

and/or

3. Enter on Facebook
Login to Facebook and go to the Crafts in Chelsea event page and "Write something". Leave a comment on this blog that you did this.

The winner will be announced on Monday October 18th on this blog. If the prize is not claimed within one week, it will go to the next runner up. So check back here next week.

Simone
groundsel.etsy.com

120 comments:

Laura said...

I love craft fairs because they inspire me to create my own things... plus I love meeting the imagination machines behind the crafts I love.

Jingle said...

I love the chance to meet the artist behind the work and the exposure to new artists! Plus...then I want to run home and make stuff!!!
jingleseells at gmail dot com

Inge said...

I Love you give-away, I entered on Facebook and Twitter!

x inge

susan said...

What I love about craft fairs is, well, I love being inspired by everyone's work!
susanerios at hotmail.com

RainbowCookies said...

I love craft fairs because of all the unique items, all made with love!

Primitive Post said...

What's not to LOVE about craft fairs! The look, the crafts, the people, the food! There is always something new and unique just waiting to be discovered at craft fair somewhere in the world! I am actually thrilled because I will be attending one, back home, with my family this weekend!!!

This is such a great giveaway! I am a follower and will be posting this giveaway on my sidebar!

Happy Halloween!

Kate

Christine said...

Love, love, love craft fairs!! It's so fun to see a variety of creativity in a small(ish) area, you never know where you'll get your inspiration from!
cstonefield6 at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I love seeing unique creations that I am not likely to find in stores.

capitalcitycrafts said...

I just love meeting the artists and hearing what they have to say about their inspirations! The best place to do this is at a craft fair! Entered on facebook, twitter is next!

La Bouilloire Noire said...

I love the atmosphere of craft fairs. I go with my mom and my sisters and we always have a fun time together.

Amy said...

I tweeted about your great giveaway! @amylsays

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KimmChi said...

Awesome! keep 'em coming!

nordeasoaperie said...

I LOVE craft fairs because there are always wonderful, original items to be found & I love mingling with the crafty folks!

Angela said...

Love going to craft fairs. Always find the best things there.

alicia g said...

I can't wait for CIC!!!!! What great stuff!!

KimmChi said...

i love that everyone loves a craft fair!

PurtyBird said...

As a vendor, what I love about craft fairs is getting feedback from shoppers. As a shopper, I love seeing all the amazing things that people think up to make. Their creativity never ceases to impress and inspire me!

OHN said...

I absolutely love supporting unknown, underappreciated artists, whether they be crafters, potters, painters....whatever. Having pieces that may be similar to others, yet are completely unique, are the only things I really get pleasure from when buying.

Now, I am headed to facebook. (I don't twitter...I have to work sometime ya know)

2boysblue said...

I love craft fairs so much! I love to see such great talented artists and I always unleash my own creativity in my mind!

2boysblue said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/2boysblue/status/27182889913

Jill said...

A craft fair is the best place to hang out with people who really care about what they do and want to share their crafty genius and spread the handmade love :)

Woolly Boo® said...

Is there someone who doesn't like them? Even my husband, notorious non-shopper, loves browsing the tables. The gift-giving has definitely reached a new level of inspiration, and boy, am I happy about that :)

Woolly Boo® said...

Just posted the link on the Facebook, my blog, and I commented on the event. I hope you have great weather and even better sales!

Stefanie said...

I'm following you now!!

I did my first craft fair a few weeks ago and LOVED it! I loved looking at everyone's display. I learned that someone will always have a better display that me, but I can find inspiration in these displays to improve myself! It was awesome! Plus I bought some great stuff from the other vendors!

mvegan said...

I follow your awesome blog! I love being inspired by all the unique creations and I love have others enjoy and wear/bring home mine :)

mvegan said...

I wrote on your facebook page, Michele Erez mvegan5.etsy.com :)

mellowbeing said...

Craft fairs are great because you get to see people's reactions right away to the art in front of them. Also, it's fun talking to other artists and learning about their craft.

ape2016 said...

I am a follower and I love craft fairs because as some one with zero crafting talent, I really admire other people's work. I always can find something!

ape2016 said...

follow on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ape2016/status/27236655512

ape2016 said...

RSVP'd to FB event
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=161923750492132&id=156153594402481

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect and I love craft fairs because I always find beautiful unexpected goodies and meet fun and interesting people!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I wrote something on your Facebook event page - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow you on Twitter (I'm @AmberGoo) and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/27237839787
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Cilicia said...

Wow! How exciting this giveaway is! And so many wonderful shops! I am going to tweet about it and facebook now!

KimmChi said...

thanks for getting the word out! Should be a great weekend for Etsy and Handmade in NY

hotacrossbuns said...

Love this!!!
hotacrossbuns at gmail.com

Anne L. said...

I followed your blog :) and glad i did.
what i love bout craft fairs are people, because Im quite creative myself and im always looking for new ideas. And of course the crafts!
:)
roseanne1187 at hotmail dot com
(im from canada,btw, not sure if this giveaway is international)

galaxyboogie said...

What I like about craft fairs is finding that one of kind item that I can't live without!

Following via GFC as galaxyboogie.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

Tania said...

I love to see what other people can create, and it stimulates me to try new things. Also you can ask tips & tricks on how-to make it.

babysocutedesigns said...

I am following the blog as BabySoCute.

I love craft fairs because you can find unique pieces at them. I love seeing the artist and talking with them.

babysocutedesigns@yahoo.com

babysocutedesigns said...

I am following on twitter as babysocuteblock and I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/babysocuteblock/status/27241703355

babysocutedesigns@yahoo.com

Janice said...

I follow your blog;

I love craft fairs, there's always something for everyone and you never know what you'll find

jbabbagirl@aol.com

Janice said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/jbabbagirl

jbabbagirl@aol.com

Janice said...

I can't attend your event on facebook, but I did comment

jbabbagirl@aol.com

kiddo said...

I love craft fairs because I usually find something unique that I have never seen before plus they give me inspiration to create!

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I tweeted and follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

http://twitter.com/#!/kiddo47/status/27243475761

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I commented on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

a Studio by the Sea said...

Everyone should go to Crafts in Chelsea! So many wonderful things and great crafters. I didn't sign up to show this time but I sure want to shop!

fisiwoman said...

I love craft fairs because they give me a lot of ideas.
Thanks you!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/27247207538



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Entered on the FB event (Ana Belén R M)

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

joannaonthelake said...

Greetings! I am now following your blog!

What I love most about craft fairs is all the creative energy in the air, the festive atmosphere with so much visual eye candy around me. It is like heaven on earth! It is so fun to walk around and gaze at all the unique and inspiring works of art, whether large or small, and having the exposure to so many mixed media's all at one time in one place is the ultimate in an art culture experience. I love striking up conversations with the artists and gaining some insight to their point of view about the works of art they have created. It makes for a euphoric day!

I also love to purchase unique beautiful gifts for my family members and friends so they can enjoy beholding something they may not typically have the chance to ever own. The gift of art never disappoints!

Thanks so much for the amazing and special chance to enter.

~Joanna

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am following you on twitter and I sent out the tweet:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/27249884843

joannaonthelake said...

I went to the event Facebook Page and left a comment. My facebook name is Joanna Smith (joannaonthelake)

Nay said...

Following the blog...I love craft fairs because everything is unique and I love strolling around in nice weather!
reneebrick15 at gmail
motherhoodmusicandbeer.blogspot.com

Nay said...

I retweeted the giveaway from my twitter reneebrick

reneebrick15 at gmail
motherhoodmusicandbeer.blogspot.com

Nay said...

I wrote a comment on the facebook page
reneebrick15 at gmail
motherhoodmusicandbeer.blogspot.com

Candy said...

I'm following your blog via GFC!~
I love craft fairs because they inspire me to be creative! ~Cherie

oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com

Candy said...

I retweeted about this giveaway on twitter!~

@ love for dinner

oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com

helen said...

I love to go to craft fairs and see everything the artists made ....then make it myself...It's fun to see what the artists make it inspires me.Helen

malfie@care2.com

rosirouge said...

Of course I am following the newnew! Craft fairs have always been an inspiration, but now it seems they've come to a new level.
Tweeted, FB'd. Great Give-away!

TerryM said...

I go to frequent craft fairs to get inspiration for my craft projects. It's like clearing your head and looking in a new direction to see everyone's art in front of you.

jhitomi said...

I love craft fairs, as a non-crafter, because it recognizes that in life, everyone has a calling or need to do something that satisfies their soul, and I love knowing that these wonderful crafters have found out what they love and put their life's energy into it, hopefully making a little money too.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

secret cake said...

I love craft fairs because I walk away feeling so inspired. I also like to opportunity to support fellow artists/Etsyians.

Cheers!

Emily said...

I love reveling in all the amazing things I know I couldn't do myself. I admire all the wonderful things others can do.
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

KimmChi said...

love hearing all the love of craft fairs!

Windsor Grace said...

Craft fair are amazing because I get to meet so many liked minded, talented people. And find a lot of great stuff!

Windsor Grace said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/WindsorGrace/status/27267043435

PoppyLand said...

Wow the giveaway is awesome!!
I follow this blog:)
and I love craft fairs! So inspirational, so much fun, I love meeting new talented people!

Jessica said...

Is it bad that one of my favorite things about craft fairs is the proximity they always are to a kettle corn stand? ;)

missavene said...

I follow :)

And love craft fairs because I always give handmade, and these fairs are a buffet of handmade goodness!

Grace said...

i followed.

i love the inspiration you can garner from attending these events. i wish i could go to this event!

graceybanban@yahoo.com

Grace said...

i tweeted and followed!

graceybanban@yahoo.com

Grace said...

i wrote on the fb event wall!

graceybanban@yahoo.com

Daph said...

I follow your blog
I love craft fairs, there are always such delightful, original, handmade wonders to discover
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

Dragonfly Kisses Jewelry said...

Im following you're blog

I love Craft fairs because you can see what is popular and what other people are doing. There just fun!

crazyazn said...

i always find the most unique things in craft fairs but sometimes its a neddle in a haystack

Kawaiiholic said...

Craft fairs have a lively buzz that draws you in to mingle amoungst the crowd and discover unique handcrafted goods with the artists imagination showing through in their products. it's a great opportunity to pick up gifts for people. little_monster83 at hotmail.com

mom2girls said...

I subscribe via GFC as Tracy Taylor
what is not to love about craft fairs LOL, I love that the people there, vendors and buyers are all like me - crafty. I can glean so much information, ideas from the vendors, and the other people around me. There are always amazing fudge samples ;)
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

All About Cats said...

I am now a follower of your blog.
AllAboutCats@TheLastByte.com

Lisa Berkery said...

Not only do I love to shop for new items for my house or myself, I love all the inspiration craft fairs give me. (LisaBerkery@Gmail.com)

Lisa Berkery said...

I retweeted! @LisaBerkery
(LisaBerkery@Gmail.com)

One and Doll said...

I love how things are "marketed" at craft fairs-- how do you make earrings look cool, how to get people to look at your things...it's nto just the creativity of the designs its a step beyond that...

Crystal said...

I enjoy Craft Fairs because it is a perfect time to find some great handmade gifts for holidays and i like meeting other crafters too:)

cyclona66(At) Aol dot com

Violetta said...

I love craft fairs because its great to see everyone's work and it's a good chance to show the things I made.

violettarakic at gmail dot com

mframe said...

I am a blog follower and I love craft fairs because you get to see everyone's creations and you also get ideas to fuel your own imagination.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

twitter follower and tweet-http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/27330413551
mframe00@gmail.com

mjpavek said...

I love the vibe and feeling all the artist send out. They all inspire me.
mjpavek at yahoo dot com

Lucinda H said...

I love craft fairs because of the variety of things offered and I love the feel of homemade items in my home.

Lucinda H said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/LUCINDA574/status/27343595244

Lucinda H said...

entered on facebook as Lucinda Johnson Habel

Carmilla said...

Hi, I am a follower and I love craft fairs because I am totally unable to create stuff and I am amazed at other people being so good at it. It's always inspiring to better understand the thought process behind the products you end up liking a lot.

erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

Carmilla said...

I left a messagge on fb as Carmilla von Karnstein

erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

KimmChi said...

hah hah hah Carmilla, you are funny, glad you appreciate the creativity of others!

Melody said...

I like being able to chat with other artists. Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom


Following & tweeted http://twitter.com/everybodyelse01/status/27357316689

MommyTrenches said...

I follow this blog.
I love that craft fairs are basically etsy, but in person. I love being able to see and feel before I buy.
mommytrenches at gmail dot comhaw

MommyTrenches said...

I left a comment on the event page! (April P)
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

I follow & tweet!
http://twitter.com/MommyTrenches/status/27379756884
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

I love Craft Fairs because of the all the creative energy flowing about also because I find one of a kind unique pieces that are special. plus you meet the greatest people xoxo

abitnerdy said...

following as @abitnerdy and tweeted: http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/27400096006

xo <3

abitnerdygirl [at] gmail [dot] com

kwr221 said...

I LOVE craft fairs! I always find something unique and expressive of my style or that of who I'm buying for!

kwr221 said...

I already follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/#!/kwr221/status/27433183176

KimmChi said...

Thanks everyone!! One more day to enter!

Ellen said...

Hiya!
I did all of the options, since it's such a wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for giving us all a chance to win.
I love craft fairs because I enjoy supporting the independent craftsperson/artisan. It's great to give gifts that are unusual and I love purchasing them directly from the person who made it.
It also inspires me to expand my crafty horizons.
Hope I can come to your event. Sidelined with a cold/flu. Have a great time!

journey-to-green.com said...

I follow and I love craft fairs because of all the handmade goodies. As an artist myself, it's so inspiring to the beautiful things that other aftists come up with. I also usually visit craft fairs to stock up on goodies to give as Christmas presents. The smells of funnel cakes and homemade apple butters are pleasing too! I just love craft fairs!

misscaseylee said...

i love craft fairs because it's awesome to see other peoples visions brought to life and they are a great way to socialize and meet other artists! :)i'm a follower misscaseyLee

misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

misscaseylee said...

i went to the event site and left a comment as Casey Lee Flick! :)

misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

misscaseylee said...

twitter follower @MissLeeThatsME and tweeted :)
http://twitter.com/MissLeeThatsMe/status/27445229215


misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

KimmChi said...

thanks Casey!

k@tie said...

Yay!!!
I'm following this blog

Katmckid@aol.com

k@tie said...

following you on twitter as KatieBMcP

Katmckid@aol.com

k@tie said...

posted a comment on fb as Kate McP

katmckid@aol.com

k@tie said...

I loev craft fairs because it gives everyone a chance to be crative and get inspired! Art is inspired by art!
Katmckid@aol.com

Lily said...

Craft fairs are the best! I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/slowclublover/status/27487598211

Shairbearg said...

gfc follower
I love craft fairs b/c I can get great ideas of things to make for myself, or I can buy items from other artisans that I normally wouldn't have access to. Also it's a one of a kind gift for someone.
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

N. said...

What I love about craft fairs incredibly inspiring, for all kinds of artists. Just looking at the pieces on display and talking to the craft sellers can be enough to get your creative juices flowing.

sushionastick at gmail dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I follow and I love craft fairs because it's amazing to see what people can do on their own. it makes me want to be more creative!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Marija said...

I love checking out the local craft fairs. They're definitely inspiring, and I always get super excited to start my own craft adventures.