Your guide to parenting in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts

By Linda Demers

October is one of my favorite months.  I love the changing leaves, the cooler crisp air, and the smell of leaves burning.  I've begun putting away my kids summer clothes and unpacking their winter coats, sweaters, and jeans.  For me, Fall is a great time to accessorize and add interesting layers to my wardrobe.  Here are a few Fall finds handmade by talented artisans right here in Rhode Island.    [Click photos to see more from each artisan]

Frecklz accessories and onsies
Frecklz accessories and onsies

Headbands by Kim Gilmore
Headbands by Kim Gilmore

Handbags and quilts by Sarah Rutan
Handbags and quilts by Sarah Rutan

Crochet cowl by Candace's Closet

Crochet cowl by Candace's Closet

October Art Classes and Workshops for kids:
Adult classes are also available at these locations.  See details online.

Craftland - Downcity Providence
Spray-paint Stenciled Skateboards - October 24
Crafty Kids Take on Halloween - October 31

Kreatelier Crafty Saturdays - Hope Street
Crazy Kaleidoscopes - October 17
Trick or Treat Totes - October 31

October Arts and Crafts Festivals:

The Scituate Arts Festival
Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12
10 am to 5 pm

The Providence Open Market
Only 2 more Saturdays this season
October 10 and 17
10 am to 4 pm

Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington from Chicago with her husband and her two boys, ages 12 and 7.  She runs her handbag and accessories business, à la mode, from home and has recently discovered a passion for blogging.  As an independent designer, Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the “buy handmade” movement. Visit Linda’s blog at http://alamodestuff.blogspot.com.

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