Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Open House THIS WEEK!

You are cordially invited!

Duck Soup is hosting our first ever Holiday Open House.

Friday, Dec 4 (3-9pm) & Saturday, Dec 5 (10am - 6pm)

Please contact us at info@iducksoup.com for directions or more information.

Come see the wonderful and unique items we have to offer. As always all items are handmade by our crafters. These are great gift ideas for the holiday season. There will be door prizes and lots of goodies to eat!

Items available include: handmade jewelry, ornaments, custom children's wear, baby shoes, scarves, leggings, hairbows, handbags, diaperbags & accessories, photography, art, kitchen gifts and many more!

See you there!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Upcoming Trunk Show/Open House

Don't miss our upcoming Christmas Trunk Show/Open house. We'll be showcasing wonderful and unique items all handmade by our crafters! Great Christmas and "Any-Time" gifts. We'll have door prizes and lots of goodies to eat.

Friday Dec 4 from 3-9pm and Saturday Dec 5 from 10am - 6pm. Please contact us for directions if you are interested!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Artist of the Month

I was so busy I missed October, but never fear! November has an artist of the month!

PAULA MOSELEY (in her own words)

I have always loved to craft. Some of my earliest school memories are of hating math and loving the crayon box! I experimented with a few crafts while growing up: knitting, crocheting, decoupage, foiling (those of you who grew up in the 60's and 70's may remember foiling. . . as I recall, my creations were. . . um. . . pretty hideous!). I took an art class in high school, but was less than encouraged by my efforts. I was striving for all A's in school and was quite disappointed with my B in art. Yet, you just can't give up something you love.
When my daughter was born, I was a full time Mom for a while and I looked for a creative outlet. I took a three-session decorative painting class. I loved it! That class reaffirmed the fact that I love to be creative. From that point on, I always had painting and crafting supplies in my home and would much prefer crafting over cooking or cleaning! My husband refers to my crafting supplies as my "toys" and now I have a room upstairs with a nook as my "playroom". I love many types of crafts, including paper making, paper casting, card making, floral design, ribbon work and stenciling. However, painting is my favorite creative outlet. When I paint, I lose all track of time, and I love the colors and the way they change with each stroke. I guess you could say that my paints are my grown-up version of the crayon box. I'm still not fond of math!
I'm sure you'll be as impressed with Paula's work as we all are. We're so glad to have her as part of the team!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Moulton Christmas Open House

We'll be at Memories, Antiques & Ideas from now till Christmas and don't miss this coming Sunday (Nov 8th) which is Christmas Open House! Tons of sales, drawings for gift cards, new Christmas items and goodies! All the shops in downtown Moulton will be open for this festive event, don't miss it! From 1-4 this Sunday afternoon. See you there!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Our First "Showing"!

We are officially in "business"!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us this weekend at the Apple Festival! We had tons of fun and in spite of the weather had a good first show.
Here are a few pictures from this weekend.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Come See us!

Well fall is close and the craft fairs are in full swing. Duck Soup will be making their first appearance at the Lawrence County Apple Festival Sept 25 - 27. Learn more about it HERE and please come support our crafters! We'll have Belles & Beaus, Domini Bags, SarahsStampin and many other crafters on site. Handmade products will include childrens clothing, diaper bags, ladies gifts & jewelry, paintings and many other items. Come see us!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dominibag - Crafter of the Month

My name is Katie Logan and I am the creator of Dominibag. I have always loved to craft, but it was only recently that I have really taken a serious interest in it.

I started Dominibag in 2008 with a line of simple clutches and purses. Now I also have jewelry and hair accessories. Its really more of a hobby than a source of income. I enjoy finding odd vintage pieces and making them into something you can wear.

Currently my favorite piece is "The Southern Bell" which is made from doorknobs and hemp. I also use old keys, tokens and stamps.

Besides dabbling in crafts, I manage Austin's Favorite Shoes and teach continuing education at The University of North Alabama. I recently got married and we have a little Dachshund named Maggie. We live in Florence, Alabama and both have very busy jobs. We enjoy our time together and he enjoys going to flea markets and antique malls with me to find my odd & end pieces.

I hope you will enjoy the items I have on display and come back soon to see new additions.

Domninibags items can be found on their ETSY page HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August's Crafter: Domini Bag

This month's crafter is Katie with Domini Bag. You can find her Etsy store HERE.

She is currently at the beach enjoying herself, but we'll be sure to have her check in and post a note later this week. In the mean time check out her adorable and reasonably priced jewelry and watch for new items coming soon!

Also, check out SarahsStampin for the fall schedule of Scrapbooking and Stamping classes!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July's Crafter: Belles N Beaus

This month's crafter spotlight is on Jessica with Belles N Beaus. I'll let her tell you a little more about herself and what she does. . .

My name is Jessica Crosslin. I am a Christian, a wife, & a mom of 4.

I am just beginning my business Belles & Beaus with a diaper bag collection. I have hopeful plans to include a purse/handbag collection, as well as a small children's line of clothing.
I am a mom of 4; one 5 year old daughter and 15 mo. old triplets (2 boys & a girl!) and live in North Alabama. They are the inspiration for my business name: Belles & Beaus, because that's what I have . . . southern belles & southern beaus!

With the birth of the triplets I became a stay at home mom and designing, creating & sewing are my creative outlets. I decided, with God's help, to embark on a small business venture to help my husband support our family. I am an Auburn University grad with a BS degree in Apparel Production Management/Design/Merchandising. War Eagle!
I believe that excellent quality, craftsmanship and customer service is the key to customer satisfaction. I strive to provide that in all of my work and believe that I accomplish that goal with every creation.
I am also available for commissioning custom work for select bridal needs and light upholstery/decorator needs.

~ Belles N Beaus ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Now Introducing Duck Soup!

Duck Soup is a hodgepodge of crafters (we sew, scrapbook, stamp, make jewelry, knit, crochet, quilt, paint . . . you name it) in Western North Alabama that have banded together to help each other.

(From Merrium Webster's Online Dictionary) Duck Soup: noun - something easy to do

When I think of crafting, sewing and making things with my hands I usually smile. I enjoy doing what I do in my spare time, I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it. There seems to be a surge of people (mainly ladies) taking part in this "Return to Home-Made". This surge combined with easy access to today's technology has brought about new resources like Etsy and Splitcoast Stampers for the home crafter.

However, it is still difficult to get your name, product and ideas out there without spending multiple weekends away from home sitting at craft fairs that cost goodness knows what. Word of mouth is still the best marketing tool out there, but is there more?

We are attempting an "old-school" style of business management and marketing. . . a cooperative (of sorts). The idea of "together we can accomplish more" is a great one, but will it work for us? This is our experiment.