Fall Shopping Guide

Whether this is your first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival or you’ve attended many shows already, there is a lot to see. We thought we’d highlight a handful of interesting and fun artisans to get you off to a good start!

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Make your time in the kitchen just a little more pleasurable with high quality kitchen utensils by Jonathan’s Spoons. These spoons are designed with function and beauty in mind - made from exotic woods and meant to last a very long time. Many have notches carved into the handle so you can rest the spoon on the side of the pan. Jonathan’s wooden serving tongs fold flat for storage so they slide easily into a drawer.

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Mark Mowen of Mowen Leather Designs creates drum dyed leather purses, clutch bags and wallets from a variety of textured and non-textured leathers including cow, ostrich and alligator. He has recently added items made with eco-friendly tanned leathers which are especially color rich and soft to the touch.

As the weather turns colder, stay warm and dry with felted wool coats, jackets, shawls and hats by Cindy Anne Creations. Cindy’s imaginative designs and textured wools will brighten the grayest and coldest  winter day!

A party costume is always at hand with a pair of clip on animal ears by Kritter Clips. Not just for children, these faux fur accessories can hide in your purse or pocket when not in use. When you’re ready to unleash your inner animal, they snap on in seconds.

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Elaine Thompson’s fine art paintings and prints reveal wolves, deer and other wildlife having a heck of a time in storybook fashion. She’s got Busking Huskies strumming guitar and playing the drums and a pair of Shimmying Sheep dancing in the moonlight.

You’ll find it easy to eat more veggies using the recipes from Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm. This family run farm in Heath, Massachusetts produces light, medium, dark and black gold maple syrup. They provide dozens of recipes for using their syrup in desserts, but also in veggie, meat and fish-centered dishes. Warm beverages can be sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar.

If you or someone you know is the kind of sports fan who lives for the next game, check out these 3D replicas of famous ballparks and stadiums by Home Fields. Chris Skovira and Ken Small create 120 different ball fields and stadiums in 3D, complete with floodlights and a detailed history of each venue.

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Perhaps you’d like to travel more? Check out Mark Miller’s Fine Art photographs of iconic images like the Eiffel Tower, Amsterdam’s canals and vast Alaskan landscapes. His photos are reproduced on canvas and as glossy aluminum prints with an attached floating frame.

Despite the wonders of technology, we often do our best creating offline, with pen and paper. Evergreen Mountain Pens makes elegant ballpoint, roller ball and fountain pens as well as mechanical and sketch pencils. Their pens are true conversation pieces incorporating many non-traditional materials like recycled watch parts and antler wood! Since the company is based in Santa Claus, Indiana, you can honestly say  Christmas gifts from Evergreen Mountain Pens came straight from Santa Claus!

We can’t wait to see you at our fall Sugarloaf Craft Festivals!