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Gorgeous!  Molly Steinmetz, MECA student and mastermind behind bitches and beehives, has designed a lovely poster for our craft fair coming up this December.  The original is black and white, and we will be taking it to task with an armada of watercolors.  Would you like a few posters of your own to paint and post?  Just email:  audrey@mayostreetarts.org to find out how to get your hands on some copies.

Annnd… it’s still not too late to apply!  Applications close October 31st and we love to see all the creativity that’s been pouring in to our mailbox.  Click the “Apply!” tab at the top of the page to download the application and instructions.

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The Big Chill Holiday Sale is today!  10am-4pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street in Portland.  There’s a handy little map if you need directions!  Two floors of awesome artists, I know you can’t resist.  Be careful on those icy roads, this morning!

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Blood & Whiskey

So, so happy that Blood & Whiskey Studio is joining us for The Big Chill this year!  Blood & Whiskey is based on Peaks Island, and screen printed stripes, diamonds, circus freaks and Maine woods themes abound.  Take a look!

Maine Woods: Stand Tall

Black Stripes

Come meet the mastermind, Alfred Wood, while shopping at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine.  10am to 4pm.  Don’t miss!

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Handspun Yarn, Merino Wool Blend, Thread Plied, 88 Yards/ 3oz, Tendril

What’s going to be on your needles in December?  Whatever it is, consider dropping by The Big Chill on December 2nd at Mayo Street Arts to pick up a skein or two from On The Round.  Rachel is a local spinner, located in Owls Head, Maine and makes beautiful color combinations with surprising textures.  Let’s see:

Hand Dyed Mill Spun Yarn, Worsted Weight, Natural Clun Forrest/Alpaca (60/40) Wool Yarn

Hand Dyed Mill Spun Yarn, Fine Wool Yarn, Heavy Worsted Weight, Single Ply, 120 yards/ 2 oz , Peafowl

Handspun Yarn, Merino Wool Blend, 2 Ply, 500 Yards/ 6.5 oz, CInna

Remember, The Big Chill Holiday Sale is only 6 days away!  Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm at 10 Mayo Street (Mayo Street Arts) in Portland, Maine.  We look forward to shopping with you!

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Big Red Lucite Hoops by Leetie Lovendale

Get ready for some colors to pop!  Tonight we bring you some selections from the jewelry trunks at Leetie Lovendale.  These lucite baubles are the best addition to your vintage (inspired) wardrobe or a splash of color to pair with something classic.

Flames Bauble Necklace by Leetie Lovendale

If the work looks familiar to you, it’s because Heather DeSimone is at the head of this vintage beading machine.  On any given day you might find her tending shop at The Beadin’ Path in Freeport.  Surrounded by so many candy-colored beauties it’s no wonder her jewelry really sings.

Fruit Mix Earring Set by Leetie Lovendale

Isn’t it nice how most of these would fit perfectly in a stocking?  We think so, too.  To get some stuffers of your own, visit Leetie and all our other fantastic vendors at The Big Chill holiday sale:  Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland.

Peach Cobbler Fringe Necklace by Leetie Lovendale

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Festival Zinnia scarf by Merchantship

Feast your eyes on the beautiful scarves from Merchantship!  These are the creative works from the hands of local crafter, Alicia Gaston.

 

Merchantship

Alicia prefers to work with super luxurious Japanese Echino fabrics and unique designer patterns as well as the super-soft ‘minky’ fabric used to line the inside of her scarves.

 

Olive Rose scarf from Merchantship

To feel these fantastic scarves with your own fingers, visit Merchantship at The Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage holiday sale at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm.  We can’t wait to see you!

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Today’s vendor spotlight features DOCKSMITH, a couple of characters living just north of Portland bringin’ technology down to Earth.

Their driftwood and rootwood iPod, iPhone and iPad stations are foraged from Maine beaches and woods and carved in to these functional forms.

For a chance to get your hands on your very own iPad stand or iPhone/iPod dock, visit Docksmith at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd.  10am-4pm.  10 Mayo St, Portland, Maine.

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Smart Alex, samples some berries!

Introducing “Smart” Alex, the creator and concocter behind Smart Alex Jams.  We all know that great handmade businesses often come from a passionate, creative person doing something that very labor intensive and very delicious for years and years.  And all those years they hear people telling them “This is so good, you should sell it!”  That’s exactly the story behind the Jams at Smart Alex, and we are really looking forward to picking up a jar of our own at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd!

Blueberry Spice Jam by Smart Alex Jams

With flavors like Ginger Peach, Crabapple  Jelly, Blueberry Spice, Raspberry Mango, Cranberry Orange Zest, Christmas Jam and more available there’s gonna be a little something for everyone.  We hope she brings tasters!

Smart Alex!

Please join us, Smart Alex and all the other wonderful vendors at The Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage sale on Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine.

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Opening our mail gets better and better by the day!  Here are some pictures from our inaugural sale to get you all excited about the holiday season:

little foxes by meagan and kris

 

ashley from a new heirloom setting up shop

mark from merchants row exchanging goods for currency


 

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Oh my gosh, look at the calendar!!  It’s October 22nd already and The Big Chill applications close on October 31st!  That means it’s gotta be mailed to 10 Mayo St., Portland, ME 04101 by Wednesday, October 31st and not a second later!

If you’d like to download an application, please visit the link at the tab above that says “Apply!”  Then it will say “Click Here for the Big Chill Application!” and then you will and then you will say “Oh score, I’m just steps away from sending my application in!”

So all you handmade, vintage and local people – cover us in a landslide of your creativity!  Sounds awesome, right?

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