Friday, December 14, 2007

A Show of Hands

I have just spent the last two long days at the Downtown Holiday Market. It is a wonderful show and many people came by to check out all the great vendors. Even in the rain! However, I know not everyone can get into DC. That is why I wanted to let everyone know I am currently carried at a local shop, which is also one of my favorite stores!

A Show of Hands is a fantastic place filled with mainly local artists. It was just named 'Virginia Retailer of the Year', partly because it supports and encourages the budding craftsperson, as well as the seasoned professional. My stock there includes bags of all sizes, hats and scarves, which all make nice, affordable gifts.

In addition, there is a huge variety of other media and items. Some of my favorites are the hand made soaps, pressed flower magnets and foam puppets.

Check out their website for hours, location and the story behind the store at

The above pictures are from the Downtown Holiday Market. Does it look festive? -Jen

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Downtown Holiday Market

Now in its third year, the Downtown Holiday Market is your best one stop shopping destination, right in the middle of DC! It features some of the finest local artists and craftspeople, as well as fair trade and imported items. While you browse the tents and listen to the talented musicians, sip a hot cocoa and nibble on a fresh cookie. Or, try some of the best barbecue I've ever had!

There is a rotating cast of characters every day, none the same throughout. I will be at the market for 4 days, the first being tomorrow. This week, I will be there on Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13. Next week, I will be there on Tuesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 20. I can't wait!

The lo down on the Downtown!

The Downtown Holiday Market is located on F Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, right outside the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, across the street from the Verizon Center and the Gallery Place metro stop. We are open from noon to 8pm, so late night, after work, before the movies, during the game, shopping is always an option.

For more information, including maps and other exhibitors, check out

I am looking forward to seeing some of my great customers for the end of the year gift giving frenzy! -Jen

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pure Heart Yoga Studio Holiday Gift Show

I am almost giddy with excitement for this Friday evening! I dare say that all the vendors are. I have been working on some great products to give... and keep.

Some very popular items have been mini-wristlets, which are prefect for tucking a pair of earrings or gift card into. Also, people have been loving my reversible hats, made from warm polar fleece and soft flannel, cotton knits or a mix of fabrics. They come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. I have scarves and polar fleece boas to coordinate, which would make a wonderful gift set.

For more information, check out our evite at
/pureheartholidaygiftshow. It will give more details about the five vendors that will be in attendance. Hope to see you there! -Jen