Chantilly Highlights

Holiday shopping season is in full swing but don’t stress. Our Chantilly Sugarloaf Crafts Festival has gifts galore for everyone on your list!

Shopping at Sugarloaf is far more enjoyable than trudging through the malls. In one location, you can buy exceptional handmade gifts directly from the crafters who made them!

You can also enjoy a close up glimpse of art in the making at our many artist demonstrations, relax to the soothing tones of Janet Spahr’s handpan music and enjoy dozens of gourmet food samples from our specialty food artisans.

Here is a sampling of the hundreds of artists you’ll find at our Chantilly festival!

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An oversized stuffed animal or blanket from Lucy’s Toys is likely to be a lifelong keepsake. Lucy Moore and family make some of the softest faux fur blankets and animals available anywhere! With over 50 years of creating stuff animals, they’ve got just about any animal you might want. All animals and blankets are machine washable.

Can one photo sum up an entire life or relationship? Maybe not, but one of David Addario’s mosaic prints absolutely can! David, aka The Mosaic Guy, combines dozens and dozens of photos into one main image in his custom mosaic prints. These prints make great gifts for sports fans, anniversaries, weddings, graduations or any occasion when you want to honor a loved one.

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Carrie Fertig makes enamel, copper and glass ornaments along historic themes. Perhaps most remarkable are her flameworked glass icicles made with extremely durable Borosilicate glass. Carrie learned the art of glass flamework from traditional master craftsmen in Lauscha, Germany.

Some people ask, “How many angels can fit on the head of a pin?” But for Daniel Riccio of Artifacts, a more interesting question is “How many sea creatures can I fit on top of a thimble?” His mini-dioramas of marine life are pretty incredible!

Daniel creates astonishingly detailed miniature sculptures of religious symbols, trains, bells and other items. Come see them close up at Sugarloaf!

Do you picture yourself getting organized in 2018? A beautiful magnetic key rack or desk caddy by Natural Renaissance will make it easy and enjoyable to keep things where they belong.

Spread the joy with Cheryl’s Nut Butters! These wholesome butters, available in Pistachio, Almond, Cashew, Sunflower and Peanut Butter, are enriched with fruit, chocolate and spices. Great for your holiday gatherings or as gifts for your foodie friends. Stop by and sample Peanut Butter with Butterscotch or Cinnamon and Raisins. Previous taster agree her concoctions are divine!

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With all the hurrying and busyness of daily life, it’s no wonder we end up feeling frazzled from time to time. Julie Leininger of Saratoga Jewels creates handcrafted jewelry interlaced with reminders of the natural world. Her designs are filled with stars, dew drops, hearts and flowers. Balance days filled with meetings and stressful commutes with accessories that inspire feelings of awe!

If the excitement of the holidays is a lot for humans to cope with, isn’t it equally so for our 4-legged friends? So many new people, tantalizing treats they can smell but not eat and so many shiny packages they cannot open! Help them take the edge off with some of Ryan Oberdick’s 100% natural elk antler chews and donut treats. Ryan’s company, Whisker Biscuits, sells farm fresh, bacteria and preservative-free antler chews that will keep your pup happily occupied (and away from your guest’s shoes!) for hours. They have cat treats too, made with quality, human-grade ingredients.

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Now that winter is upon us, keep your loved ones warm and cozy outdoor in winter gear by Annadele Alpacas. Their hats, socks, scarfs and shawls are made with silky soft alpaca fibers from their own alpaca farm. Their cashmere soft alpaca yarn is much warmer than wool but less itchy on the skin. In addition, this natural fiber is stain, soil and pill resistant!

Linda Harris of Pen Craft pairs timeless bits of wisdom, advice and humour with elegant hand lettering and charming illustrations. Choose from her collected Words of Wisdom on many topics or submit your own!

These artists and many more are looking forward to meeting you in Chantilly at our last show of 2017!