Handmade accessories for Fall

[ 4 ] October 9, 2009 |

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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Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington from Chicago with her husband and her two boys, ages 13 and 9. She runs her handbag and accessories business, A  la mode, from home. As an independent designer, Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the "buy handmade" movement. Visit her blog at www.alamodestuffblog.com.

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  1. calendar Kate says:

    Is that a wristband? (Top left.) I can’t find it in Freklz’s etsy shop and I love it. I want to curl up in one of those cowls too. I wonder if Freklz has an in person pickup spot for her wares…RISD sale this weekend?

  2. Katy, it’s a headband and here’s the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28406113

    I’ll ask Freklz to post an answer re: “in person pickup spot” here.

    Thanks for asking!!

  3. Frecklz says:

    Hi Kate,
    The yellow hydrangea comes typically as a headband, but I am up for creating brooches, clips, a wristband, etc.
    I am going to be away this weekend, but would be capable of setting up an in person pick up next week.
    My e-mail is frecklzshop@gmail.com
    Feel free to contact me with any additional questions. -kelly

  4. I love the onsie with the olive on it, really cute, Beautiful finds, thanks!

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