Mouthful: Time to get crafty

  • 10/2/2011: T1:
    PC: Xochi Nava MacPhee studied under Naomi Lasley (in background) at Elsie Allen High School and is working on some bowls for the "Make Yourself at Home" exhibit opening on Saturday, October 8, 5-7pm. The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa. September 27, 2011.

Craft Fair Watch: This weekend, there are three craft fairs we recommend.

First, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., it's Bijoux time, one of our favorite sales of the year.

Participating artists this year include Barbara Harris with necklaces, earrings and assemblage art; Naomi Lasley with wonderfully whimsical ceramics; Paula Strother with papier-mach?vases, sconces and delightful painted shoes and Pat O'Connell with beaded bracelets. Annie Roberts is also participating with her whimsical head-toppings that pretty much defy all attempt to assign them a tradition name. At first, she called them tiaras, a lovely word but not on point.

You could call them crowns or hats but those words don't really nail it either. For now, we'll just call them delightful and encourage you to take a look.

Bijoux takes place at 583 Harrison St. in Sebastopol.

At this week's Sebastopol Farmers Market, the Kahaulani Hula Studio of Santa Rosa will have a booth for its "Hawaiian Kine Christmas Crafts," handmade by students of the studio.

You'll find such one-of-a-kind treasures as floral tiles, a mermaid wall hanging, Hawaiian bags, jewelry, flower hair pieces, gourds and more.

For more information about the studio, visit kehaulanihulastudio.com.

For the month of December, the Sunday market takes place in the plaza itself, leaving the parking lot available to shopper. The market opens at 10 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m.

In Petaluma on Sunday, Christkindlmarkt takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hermann Sons Hall (860 Western Ave.).

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