Category: made by hand

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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Teacher Gifts

Teacher Gifts

[ 3 ] June 14, 2009 |

Readers shared some lovely ideas for teacher gifts. I know I’m more than a little late posting this so if your kids are done with school already, file these ideas away for another time or other occasion. From Danielle: I just made sets of little 3″ x 3″ monogram note cards (pictured) for my kids’ […]

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Today’s Homework: Amanda Suzzi

Today’s Homework: Amanda Suzzi

[ 1 ] May 14, 2009 |

Home Work: Lessons from Work-at-Home Parents. This series of Kidoinfo interviews with parents looks at how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (working for someone else or running their own business) while juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack thereof). Today I interviewed Amanda Suzzi. She describes herself primarily as a […]

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The Greenery: a shop with soul

The Greenery: a shop with soul

[ 13 ] April 30, 2009 |

By Elyse Major I like to shop. Or rather, I like to go shopping. I’m not the kind of person who returns home with armfuls of large glossy shopping bags from the mall (although that happens); I’m more likely to be excited by a charming shop and leave with packages filled with prized miscellany. Recently, […]

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Date Night: Beer, Chocolate and Yoga

Date Night: Beer, Chocolate and Yoga

[ 6 ] March 31, 2009 |

My husband and I recently had a date night that was not our traditional night out away from the kids. Typically, we opt for dinner out and the occasional movie, but this time we opted for a workshop, crafted by contributing writer Erin Goodman–a lovely evening of refreshment for more than a dozen couples at […]

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Make Your Own Barack Obama T-shirt

Make Your Own Barack Obama T-shirt

[ 2 ] January 14, 2009 |

We are days away from Barack Obama being sworn in as the next President of the United States. There is still time to make your own Obama T-shirt for your children (or you) to wear on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Supplies: White cotton T-shirt Ink Jet Iron-on Transfer Paper (available at most office supply […]

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Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA

Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA

[ 2 ] January 5, 2009 |

Kidoinfo wants safe and creative toys for our children and we support artists and their handmade goods all year long. But as some of you may already know, handmade goods in North America and Europe are under attack. This is a call to action. You’ve heard about the large toy manufacturers who outsource production to […]

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