What you should know about in September…

Things have been a little quiet around here but that is only because we’ve been so hard at work preparing for fall!  September has all kinds of goodness happening, including the kick-off to this season’s craft shows and our Fall Lookbook!

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- WildFire Accessories t-shirts are now available!  Click here for more information.

- September 15th – The WildFire Fall Lookbook will arrive! - This year’s fall and Halloween designs will be showcased.  And, there’s a rumor going around that email subscribers will get a little sneak peak.  ;)

- September 20th – Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair - Ask any craft GreyFiligree3show vendor about Hillsboro, and I’m sure they will know exactly what you’re talking about!  This has been known for years as the biggest show in the area and WildFire Accessories was accepted (along with about 300 (YES, THREE HUNDRED) other vendors) for this September!

- September 27th – The Red Barn Outdoor MarketWildFire has had the privilege of participating in this show twice already and we can’t wait to come back!  Almost 100 handmade and vintage vendors, GREAT FOOD, and incredible musicians!

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Coming up in October – Kansas Barn Sale, Ecofest, Craftacular, and more to come later!   Click here to visit our event page for more info.

WildFire Accessories T-Shirts Are Here!!

I love, love, love my new shirts!

Available in women’s Small – XXL, only $16.00 each!

Click here to purchase your tshirt online (and have it shipped to you) – OR – send me an email at Tayla@wildfireacc.com if you would like to pick up your shirt in person!

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{If you’re interested in where I had my shirts made, check out Lower Level Printing!  They do some fantastic work, have great prices, AND are super fast!}

Pics from the Quote Cuff Workshop at TISSU Sewing Studio

On Sunday, an awesome group of ladies got together and made stuff at my Inspirational Quote Cuff Bracelet Workshop, hosted at TISSU Sewing Studio.  This was really my first time teaching and I think I’ve fallen in love!  The ideas and creativity from these women amazed me and I can’t wait to teach this class again.

I’ve been posting about this event like crazy, so for all those who follow my blog regularly, I’ll keep the explanation short.  But for those who don’t – the Inspirational Quote Bracelet Workshop was an exploratory, mixed media class that encouraged students to try new techniques all while creating a daily reminder piece for their “life mantra.”

Here are some pictures from WildFire Accessories first workshop:

 

Want to stay updated on new classes?  Sign up for the WildFire Accessories mailing list or visit TISSU Sewing Studio online!

Last Chance to Register for The Quote Cuff Bracelet Workshop on Sunday!

THREE spaces filled up in just one afternoon yesterday, so if you were thinking about signing up for the Inspirational Quote Cuff Bracelet Workshop, now is the time to do so!

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  • Complete a bracelet personalized with your own design and life mantra
  • Learn new mixed media skills you’ve never tried before
  • Go home with supplies to continue your artsy experimentation

All for only $35!!

Click here to reserve your spot in the Inspirational Quote Cuff Bracelet Workshop today!

Kansas City Trip – Part DOS! Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair

A couple weeks ago I spent some time in Kansas City.  I visited a brand new kind of store in Lee’s Summit and participated in the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair for the first time ever!

I was pretty excited about this show.  I had been watching the forecast all week before and it looked like it was going to be clear, and sunny, and not too hot… PERFECT!  But, Sunday morning we woke up to dark clouds, thunder, and lightning.  By the time we left, it was pouring down.

This lasted for HOURS.

But!  This is something you deal with when you attend craft shows for a living and I was as prepared as I could be.  We put up the tent and walls quickly and then laughed at how ridiculous it is to set up for a craft show in heavy rain.

About five hours and two storms later, the sun decided to finally make it’s appearance for the day!

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The customers were amazing.  The vendors were amazing.  I think, on days like this anyways, people just give up trying to make things go a certain way and just have fun.  Sometimes, a few hours of rain can be a good thing.  :)

I even got a little shopping in!

Remember who I said I was next door to?  Urban Pleat!  Back in April of last year, I asked my fans to suggest some artisans for my Monday Inspiration posts and Caitlin, the owner of Urban Pleat, was one of them!  Since then, I’ve admired her products from afar…

I can now finally say that I own something of hers!  I purchased one of her macaroon purses!

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And, I found another new favorite inside the barn – Amelia Studio!  Amy Harding, the owner of Amelia Studio, creates beautifully simple and elegant pieces ranging from coffee cups to necklace pendants.  I loved her style and purchased some buttons for my next project!

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Want to attend the next event?  You can keep up to date with the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair through their Facebook page or website.  I think they’re planning on doing another event in December!

 

My Kansas City Trip: Part Uno – The Greener Life Market

So, I’m getting a little ahead of myself already since I actually talked to Gabriella, the owner and creator of The Greener Life Market, at the Strawberry Swing Fair on Sunday (that is what part two will be about!) and THEN stopped by her store on Monday, but I really wanted to talk about this place first.  And, it’s my blog, right?!?

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I first met Gabriella back in October of last year at the Crafts & Drafts festival in Kansas City.  She told me about how passionate she was when it came to recycling and being kind to the earth and about her idea to open a shop focusing on just that.  We exchanged contact information, and being the not-so-good-follow-upper that I am, we never really got in touch.

But, then she happened to be at Strawberry Swing and I found out that her shop was open!  On my way out of town the next day, I stopped by her store front in downtown Lee’s Summit.

This store is fantastic!

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It is filled with the most ingenious ideas for recycling and upcycling.  There are yoga mat bags, and recycled glass jewelry…

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Handcrafted soaps and lotions…

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I was pleasantly surprised to even find a few familiar faces there, like Katmandu!

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I let myself indulge in a little retail therapy with this pencil pouch made from upcycled tire tubes and recycled leather bracelet with the quote, “dwell in possibilities,” which just happens to be my motto at the moment.

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SERIOUSLY…  The next time you’re in the Kansas City area, you must make it a point to stop by this new shop.  I’ve never seen one like it!  And, don’t forget to like her on Facebook!

You can find The Greener Life Market at:

227 S.E. Douglas
Lees Summit, MO 64063