Category Archives: Craft Shows

Fox Mill Craft Show Shines

Photo of Marie Gilvey at Fox Mill craft show

Marie Antoinette stands behind her display table after completing another necklace during the craft show at Fox Mill Elementary.

There was a great turnout at Fox Mill Elementary School in Herndon, Virginia for their 2011 Holiday Craft Show. Unlike last year when there was a sudden snow storm, this year was nice and sunny. Many people came out to the show but not so many that it made it difficult for them to look at all the vendors had to offer and there were some very unique offerings including one vendor that had hand painted shoes and other things.

CorseCrafts was very fortunate to have attended this year as the event becomes more and more crowded every year. Customers enjoyed a special $5 discount on bead jewelry purchases of $25 or more. One customer purchased 3 items!

Next weekend, Saturday, December 10th, will mark our last craft show for the 2012 year that we will participate in. Please join us along with about one hundred other vendors as we help make someone’s Christmas wish come true at Gar-Field Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Bowl America Saturday Youth Christmas Shop Stop Fundraiser 2011

We’re off for our second time to Bowl America in Woodbridge, VA for their annual Saturday Youth Christmas Shop Stop. Come on down and see some of the new offerings I’ve made—none of which have even had time to be photographed. New teardrop necklace, a beautiful blue bead and white pearl glass bead necklace and I’ve also made Champagne stem jewelry that you can use during the holidays to cut down on the confusion between your glass and someone elses.

See you there.

Image graphic of CorseCraft icon art.

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CorseCrafts at Mr. B’s Park October Festival

We are looking forward to participating in three solid weekends at Mr. B’s Bluegrass Park October Festival. The event is located in Woodford, Virginia and it looks very exciting for the entire family!

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Kiddie car rides
  • Peddle cars
  • Apples
  • Pony rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Hay rides
  • Horse shoes
  • Inflatables
  • Corn hole
  • Live Bluegrass bands!
  • Hunted trail (opens at 6PM)
  • Crafters

Admission is FREE!

10AM – 10PM Saturday and Sunday
October 15 & 16, 22 & 23, and 29 & 30.

7243 Gatewood Rd.
Woodford, Virginia 22580

(just one mile north of Ladysmith light off Rt. 1)

INFORMATION, 804-448-0904

This will be our first outing at Mr. B’s Park and we thank Ron Self for giving us the opportunity. See ya down South – yee hah!

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Great Weather, Great Cause, Great Day

Marie Gilvey makes a new bead necklace design during a light moment.

Marie Gilvey makes a new bead necklace design during a light moment.

I guess you could say it was a day designed for an optimist; the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg! Donna Aker organized the First Optimist Vendor Fair and thank goodness because with all the rain we had been having during the week I was pretty pessimistic about the weekend but Donna and her optimists made it all right. Ok, enough of the corny jokes but seriously, it was a great day for an event like this.

The event took place at the Rosner YMCA in Spotsylvania, Virginia in a parking lot that was close to several baseball fields and an incoming road of traffic. I thought it was a great location because it was an easy walk for baseball moms and passers by on their way to the farther fields could be tempted as well. The event drew a light but consistent flow of shoppers.

Donna Aker said “the funds raised will go toward youth programs of the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties.” Marie Antoinette and I were happy to attend and we thought that it was a great success for their very first event. “I think I will have to get my application in very early for next year because I am sure, many more vendors will want to participate but it was fun being a plank-holder this year” said Marie Antoinette.

We are looking for a few more craft shows to participate at over the summer months but for now, new bead jewelry can be found on our web site and in our Etsy store. See you soon.

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