Tell us a little about yourself and your business. I am a mother of two girls. My rings started as a way to help pay for cheerleading expenses and has grown!
What do you create and what do YOU love about your products? I make wire rings. I actually make all kinds of jewelry but make rings at shows. I love how creative people can be with colors!
What sets your creations apart from others? Every ring is designed by the customer picking colors and styles. I put it together for them!
Where do you find inspiration? Clothing! Fun color combinations make for great rings!
The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why? I have to say Christmas! I love the hustle and bustle of Christmas and everyone rejoicing in spirit!
If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and why? It would have to be something regarding giving to others! I was blessed with a giving heart and would love to have a holiday to celebrate giving.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas morning watching the kiddos open presents from Santa! That man spoils them every year!
How would you describe your work in three words? Unique, fun, affordable
Tell us a little about yourself and your business. In early 2011, I began making soap as a craft project. I began gifting my homemade soaps to friends and family. Then, a good friend suggested that I market my soaps at Blue Dome Arts Festival in Tulsa, OK. A month later, Groggs Green Barn offered to sell my products in their store and Okie Crowe was born!
What do you create and what do YOU love about your products? Okie Crowe’s unique product line includes apparel, Bark n’ Beerscuits dog treats, bath fizzes, beer décor, beer soaps, felted soaps, hand scrubs, homebrew kits and refills, keychains, luggage tags, pet accessories and collars, sachets, scented soaps, and more. I love Okie Crowe products because of the ingenuity behind every item.
Collaborating with Squigglechick Designs, the keychains, luggage tags, and pet collars made for Okie Crowe are a fun addition as well. Having carpal tunnel syndrome, I have the difficult task of drinking beers so Squigglechick Designs can use the labels for these products at Okie Crowe. Working at Okie Crowe is a rough job, but someone has to do it! Miraculously, the roster of Okie Crowe Volunteers is a long one!
What sets your creations apart from others? Okie Crowe’s quirky scents, beer-themed goodies, reduce/reuse/repurpose ideals, love of pets, and penchant for all things fun keep customers giggling and wondering what is next.
Where do you find inspiration? Okie Crowe products are inspired by many of my favorite things: body products, fragrances, sense of humor, recycling, my two cats and two dogs, craft breweries, homebrewing, the handmade movement, Tulsa, being an Okie, music, favorite musicians, life’s adventures, my wacky personality, and…
The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why? Christmas! Bring on the holiday treats, mulled wine, and gift giving! Let’s love and spoil one another every day!
If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and why? Okie Crowe Day! The celebration would include lots of delicious food, art vendors, a spectacular beer and wine selection, and stellar tunes.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Playing Santa! When Santa has left his gifts underneath our Christmas tree and it is time to open them, someone in the family gets to be Santa by wearing a special hat and passing out the gifts to each family member. Ho! Ho! Ho!
How would you describe your work in three words? Fun Quirky Okie
There are some that have the golden touch when it comes to wrapping presents and there are others that don't. And there's nothing wrong with that! Luckily for those who aren't so into wrapping presents, there are talented folks to pick up the slack and we'll have them with us again! Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption will be wrapping presents for donations for their cause at our 2012 show and we couldn't be more greytful for them!
Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption is a unique adoption team formed in the spring of 2002 to help dogs that do not have access to greyhound track adoption programs in finding their adoptive homes. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers motivated by our love of the breed and respect for the farms' commitment to the dogs. Oklahoma is one of the top three breeders of greyhounds and so we have an abundant supply of dogs. Our group is unique in that although we do some local adoptions, are main priority is to put together hauls of greys from Oklahoma to other greyhound adoption groups across the country and to Canada and Alaska. All of our financial support comes from private donations.
We're elated to be partnering with The Salvation Army for this year's Alliday Show and we're hoping you'll partner with us as well to help out SO many deserving children in the Tulsa area!
Their Angel Tree program is over but 100 angels were left waiting in addition to 'Forgotten Angels' whose tags never came back! There are also several Angels that only have one or two items so we need help rounding out their gift bags! There is a big need for clothes, coats, older toys (pre-teens), etc. No gift cards or candy, please.
By bringing an item to donate to our Saturday show, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a prize of amazing donations from our talented artists! The prize package is something to be desired!
If you're not able to make the show and want to contribute, you can donate directly by texting "Joy" to 85944 to make a one time $10 donation or you can donate online at www.salarmytulsa.org.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business. My name is Wanda Cox. I am a self taught artist. I started recycling old junk, cream cans, saws, t-pots and coffeepots. I have many steps to my work. I enjoy painting old barns, buildings etc on anything I can get my hands on.
What do you create and what do YOU love about your products? I create art on anything old. I first started on saw blades and then the cream cans. I love the old metal international coffee tins, band aid boxes, spice that are difficult to find anymore.
What sets your creations apart from others? Every item is artistically homemade. I do all the painting and antiquing by hand.
Where do you find inspiration? I love old barns, windmills, and covered bridges. I often get orders from people for specific things, but since I’m self taught, I really like painting what I want.
The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why? I wish everyday was Valentine’s Day. I love creating homemade cards, gifts, and one of a kind special gifts to give to people every day to show them that they are being thought of, that they are loved and to help brighten there day.
If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and why? I would create a Hugs Day. I would share this day with all of our friends and family where ever they might be and help them to feel loved and blessed on this holiday. We would all get together and eat nothing but SWEET some things to remind all of us that we are all sweet and to remind each person that we love them. We would end the day with hugs and kisses.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Sending out a Christmas letter to all of our special friends and family and giving out plates of home baked things to neighbors, teachers and friends.
How would you describe your work in three words? Creative, Recyclable, 100% homemade
Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Fudge is not just for the holidays anymore. It is the ultimate gourmet comfort food and can bring wonder and joy to your heart everyday of the year!
I wanted to do something that would put a smile on everyone’s face. So, after retirement in July of 2009 I began making fudge. Dava’s Fine Fudge is sold at several retailers and events across Oklahoma.
What do you create and what do YOU love about your products? Fudge is one of the foods from my childhood that binds together a sense of family joy and togetherness. Fudge was a very special treat served only during Christmas gatherings. The lights from the tree sparkled against the ice cycles, garlands, and ornaments and a sense of wonder that the Child was born and all was well with the world made my heart glad.
Passing on a little bit of that wonder from childhood is my greatest inspiration.
What sets your creations apart from others? I use the best ingredients available and strive to present the 40 plus flavors in a visually attractive way. Each flavor has a story to tell and begins a new story each time someone tastes for the first time.
Where do you find inspiration? Favorite ice creams, cakes and deserts.
The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why? Christmas brings out the wonder of childhood that I wish we could carry with us each and everyday.
If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and why? The Giving Day. Celebrate the act of giving without anyone knowing that you gave.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Family gatherings.
How would you describe your work in three words? Food, fun and family