Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fair 52

Hello Friends! I am excited to be part of a new on-line marketplace:

Fair 52.

Fresh handmade finds each week, plus creative inspiration
 Check out their facebook page and website: http://fair52.com/

There is always something new and interesting from all around the country! 
I am thrilled to be part of this great new resource for handmade work.

I am putting up my quirky owls...  They range in size from 4" - 12" tall. 
Shhh!  Winston is still sleeping!

Baby Owl - Clive

 I will make custom owls for your occasion, to match your couch or to the size you require.
Each one is unique and has his own personality.  


copyright Salmon Alley LLC  2013

Plenty of Thanks

This time of year I am always reminded of how grateful and thankful I am to be where I am, doing what I love and being surrounded by my family & friends.

The Sycamore Craft Show is always the week before Thanksgiving... It's a great day - the various bands and orchestras play throughout the day making for a festive shopping experience. 

And this year was another great year!  Thank you to everyone who came out and shopped with me.  I got help from family again and collaborated with a close friend for some very special Holiday gifts.  

I'll be at the Oakley Fancy Flea on December 1 - 10-4 at the Oakley 20th Century Theater if you missed the Sycamore Show... lots of Holiday goodies... finish your shopping with Handmade gifts made right here in Cincinnati!

Trees, stockings - Can you Believe it?!
I just love the diversity of the products!
Time to Celebrate!

Give Thanks Banner Challenge!  

You've all seen where I have my banner...  Let me see how you display yours.  

Here are some beautiful shots of my Give Thanks banners in friends' homes. 
I love how great they look in every home!

Send me your photos and I will post them here with others.

If you don't have one, I'll ship one to you - plenty ready to deliver for Thanksgiving!!


Happy Thanksgiving!  Take a moment to Give Thanks!


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fabulous Fall

This has been a wonderful fall... beautiful colors which lasted for weeks.  
Such an inspirational time for creating fall handcrafted decorations.
One of the features of Fall I love... gorgeous blue sky with big puffy clouds
Next weekend (Nov. 23rd), I will have a booth at Sycamore High School Craft Show... it's a double booth this time.  Lots of new crafts to share.

I had a table at the Oakley Fancy Flea Market.  (see below)
It was an interesting show - Cool space with twinkly lights, eclectic mix of artisans, flea market goods & Football!  

Truly something for everyone!
Yep, that's the game on an enormous screen. Perfect blend of shopping and football.

It was a challenge putting all of my merchandise on ONE table.  But I squeezed a bunch of stuff together.  It took a long time to really see what was on the table!

Super Crowded Table
 I have many new ideas for the Sycamore show... 
so come on out and see what I've got up my sleeve!

I had to make a few more owls... 
there weren't many left from the original batch I made for Country Living. 
Junior Owls
He's my favorite!

A few months ago, I made this custom shade for an adorable baby nursery!  
It added just the right brightness with greens and yellows to the sweet baby boy nursery.  
Love the monkeys!
 Check out the custom pillow case... 
one-of-a-kind bird-on-a-branch design 
(how many hyphenated words can I use?).  

Beautiful and stylish

Custom pillow cover on a down-filled pillow

I took a few minutes during the O.F.F. Market to play with the camera.  I
 really enjoy the effects of Retrocamera.

Classic Salmon Alley

Retro Salmon Alley

I love the moodiness the camera gets. The intrepid cat coming home.

Hello Kitty!

Lake Erie

Golden Gate
Better get back to the creating new stuff.  I am sorry to have been out of touch lately. 
I'll be happy to see you all at Sycamore next week and Oakley on Dec. 1st.  



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