Category: made by hand

December TO-DO List

December TO-DO List

[ 0 ] November 30, 2009 |

This list was so handy last year, I decided to re-use it. Here is a summary of articles from the Kidoinfo archives that may be helpful as readers plan their month. Find craft projects, local events, and books to read, along with tips and ideas to make your holidays a little easier, hopefully less stressful–and […]

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Today’s Home Work: Alizah Holstein

Today’s Home Work: Alizah Holstein

[ 3 ] November 20, 2009 |

Alizah Holstein is the owner and founder of Kowalli, a new company based in Providence that makes fleece baby-carrier covers. Kowalli Baby Carrier Covers keep parents and their babies close and warm when on the go and allow them to get out of the house quickly without worrying about bulky layers or unruly blankets. Alizah […]

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Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

[ 20 ] November 16, 2009 |

Okay, hold on to your holiday hats!  This is the ultimate RI Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide with gift ideas, online shopping,  holiday show links, and more.  This season, it’s easier than ever to buy handmade products from local artisans and crafters!  Whether online or at an upcoming arts and crafts sale, you will find something for […]

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Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

[ 3 ] November 11, 2009 |

We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses.  Today Linda Demers interviewed local […]

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Handmade accessories for Fall

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 […]

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MAKER FAIRE: A Celebration of D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) Ingenuity and Innovation

MAKER FAIRE: A Celebration of D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) Ingenuity and Innovation

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

Calling all parents and kids! Maker Faire Rhode Island is here. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or just like to see what cool things other people can create there is plenty to see and do this week at Rhode Island’s first ever Maker Faire taking place now in Providence and Pawtucket. Beginning at the birthplace […]

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Buy handmade: Craftland opens year-round shop!

Buy handmade: Craftland opens year-round shop!

[ 2 ] September 15, 2009 |

By Linda Demers No more waiting until the holidays for glittery, handmade art and craft: Craftland is now open year-round! Craftland Shop, located at 235 Westminster Street, is the city’s premier destination for handmade goods by independent artists–from one-of-a-kind craft items to fine art pieces. The new, year-round Craftland offers a large variety of items […]

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September Art Festivals

September Art Festivals

[ 1 ] September 3, 2009 |

September has always been one of my favorite months for art festivals.  While weather cools a bit, it is still nice enough to get out and enjoy great activities and art.  So, don’t miss these opportunities to get out with the family! The Providence Open Market September 12, 19, 26, from 10 AM to 4 PM Lippitt […]

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August Local Art Festivals

August Local Art Festivals

[ 3 ] August 5, 2009 |

By Linda Demers As summer slowly winds down, August is typically quiet around town.  Many families go away for vacation.  If you’ve decided on a staycation this year and are looking for some local fun, then mark your calendars for these upcoming festivals: Block Island Arts Festival, August 8 & 9 Held on the grounds of […]

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Summer fun at local Arts and Crafts Festivals

Summer fun at local Arts and Crafts Festivals

[ 2 ] July 3, 2009 |

By Linda Demers Outdoor art festivals and craft fairs are a highlight of my summer. On a beautiful day (we’ve been known to have them), nothing excites me more than being outside among festive shoppers looking at great handmade products and enjoying live entertainment. As a supporter of buying handmade and shopping local, I can […]

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