Friday, August 31, 2007

First Sunday Festival- Annapolis, MD

Welcome to the unofficial end of summer!
Although it will be a few weeks before fall is officially here, this is typically the farewell last hurrah for most people. If you don't have plans and feel like a short, fun day trip, come out to Annapolis! As part of the First Sunday Festival series, this show is loaded with hand crafted items, imported treats and lots of music! Located a few blocks from 'downtown', there are also quite a few restaurants and cafes open for a bite to eat.

What: First Sunday Festival
Where: West Street, Annapolis, MD
Exactly where: My tent is at the intersection of West and Calvert Sts, the farthest end from Church Circle
Who: Me, you and a ton of other fun people!
When: Sunday, Sept. 2, noon-5pm

I'll have those nifty wristlets and bean bags that you read about a few weeks ago! See you there-Jen

Friday, August 24, 2007

Western Market this Saturday, August 25th

Hey all! Looking forward to being back at the Western Market tomorrow. If you have never been, it is a cute little place to shop for a variety of items, such as hand made jewelry, fair trade shawls and locally roasted coffee. Right up the hill are many fun shops and cafes to hang out in. Also, there is a farmers market up the street to get some fresh flowers.

It is going to be a hot one, so use the rest of your summer wisely- get out and enjoy it, before we are all wearing sweaters!

Western Market, on 18th Street in Adams Morgan, from noon until dusk. Check out the website for a map!

See you there!-Jen

Sunday, August 19, 2007

September Schedule

September Schedule

Here’s my September Schedule, as it stands now. If you are traveling far distances, or can’t find me at a certain show, please feel free to call 571-332-0181 to confirm my participation. Bad weather, illness or other unforeseen events might prevent me from attending.

Saturday, August 25th, noon to dusk
Western Market, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Wednesday, August 29, 8am-3pm
NIH, building 31, cafeteria

Sunday, September 2, noon-5pm
First Sunday Arts Festivals, Annapolis, MD

Sunday, September 9, 10am-7pm
Arts on Belmont, Adams Morgan Day
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Saturday, September 15, 11am-5pm
Arts on Foot, Penn Quarter, Washington DC

Sunday, September 23, 10am-5pm
Eastern Market, Washington DC

Wednesday, September 26, 8am-3pm
NIH, building 31, snack shop

Saturday, September 29, noon to dusk
Western Market, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

NEW Products

I have some exciting new products for the upcoming Fall Season. And, upcoming holiday giving season. Yes, I know it is only (the end of) August, but it is never too early to starting looking out for friends and family.

The first fun and uber-useful item is a wristlet. Several customers had asked about these little guys, but I just didn't think they would be feasible. I am a true believer in being prepared, and how prepared can you be with just a little bag on your wrist? Well, I have been proven wrong! These little zippered pouches are large enough to hold money, keys, phone, lip gloss and more. I even got a thin cotton shawl in one!

They are made from reclaimed upholstery fabric samples, mostly fun, cleanable vinyl. There are a variety of colors to match every personality. At $15, you'll want more than one, I'm sure...

The second new product is a great every use bag. It is made completely from recycled materials, mostly a garbanzo bean bag!

This bag is prefect for the farmers' market, day at the beach or even just commuting to work. With sturdy handles made from heavy canvas or denim and a re-enforced bottom, it will carry a ton of your worldly possessions. There is also an interior patch pocket. For only $25, this is a fantastic way to wean yourself off of plastic shopping bags.

An extra special thank you to Pete at Amsterdam Falafelshop in Adams Morgan for the garbanzo bean bags and the challenge of making something useful out of them!

I hope you will come to visit me at some of the upcoming fall shows and festivals. These items, and many more fun things, will be available. Happy end of summer!-Jen

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bloggin' here I come

Hello all and welcome, welcome to the greatest blog on earth!

Er, well, perhaps not quite, but I will try my darndest. :)

As many of you may know, I have had some *challenges* with my website. I finally decided that I need a different outlet that will allow me to get my information out there (shows I'll be at, products and such) and just get on with life. So, here we are!

I have a full fall season of great craft shows and festivals, so please check back as I plan get you all updated!

Thank all again for your continued support! It has been a fun and interesting journey so far, so let's continue it. See you all soon- Jen Athanas, Jenafusion Fashion Accessories