Getting Ready for The Handmade Holiday Festival

11.25.09 flowersFestivities begin on Friday December 4th at 5pm when we open the doors, on both floors of the church, for the Handmade Holiday Festival Preview Party. It is a fundraiser so a $25 door charge supports Alchemy Initiative. Traveling minstrels are on deck for the whole weekend! There are really GOOD goody bags for the first 50 guests, taste treats provided by a handful of our best downtown eating establishments (and a few further flung - like The Dream Away Lodge). Merriment is a promise with mulled wine, hot cider, eggnog with or without a nice shot rum from of our 'hometown' Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Inc. The festival continues on Saturday December 5th 10-6pm and Sunday 12-4. Admission $2 There are nearly 40 of us vendors hocking wares from fine jewelry, pottery, leather work, and lovely clothing to holiday cookies, trees and wreaths. Have lunch and take a horse drawn carriage ride!

Now is crunch time to get ready for the event. You should see the studio! A huge jumble of overflowing bins of sweaters, scraps flying. If it doesn't get finished today it won't be for sale at the event. Next week the studio will be tidied and cleaned from top to bottom