Sunday, March 28, 2010

Open-Air Market, Air strikes back!

If you joined us out in Grapevine on Saturday, then it's no news to you that the wind was certainly present and accounted for. This time when I said : "The show was fun! My products were flying off the table!" I meant it quite literally!

Within 30 minutes of starting my setup, I got a first hand lesson in "Wind Proofing." After a gust of wind and a loud thump, I looked over to find one of my diaper cakes had flown off the table and landed, quite safely, on the chair next to it. Whew! Considering myself lucky, I started securing products the best I could. Despite the ongoing battle with Mother Nature, the day was fun-filled and I made many new acquaintances.

Thanks to everyone who braved the wind to come say hello, and a big thanks to everyone who brought back any rogue products they found several feet away from their proper vendors. All those dedicated vendors deserve a big round of applause for hanging in there and doing so with a great big smile on their face!

The Curious Cake Shoppe @ 1st Annual Cannon Open-Air Market
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunshine, and just in time!

It's 70 degrees out and parts all over the metroplex are still covered in snow. So much for the first day of Spring! The good news, however, is that spring-like weather is heading our direction this weekend, which is just in time for the Cannon 1st Annual Open-Air Market!

Show Info:

Saturday, March 27th 2010
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cannon Elementary
1300 W. College
Grapevine, Texas

The open-air market will feature a variety of crafts and products, including handmade jewelry, art, children's clothing and accessories, baby's clothing and baby shower gifts, fresh made grain foods, home decor, kitchen items, leather items, sunglasses, hats and much much more.

For more information visit their event listing.

The Curious Cake Shoppe will be out in full force, enjoying the beautiful weather and hoping to see you there!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Go ahead, share a smile!

We LOVE receiving customer pictures of our products! If you have any pictures of your favorite little ones running around in Curious Cake Shoppe gear, or any our gifts at your baby showers--send them in! Not only will it put a great big smile on our faces, but we'll post them here so our readers can share in the smile too!

This picture was sent in by Greg. Here are 3 of his adorable nieces sporting a few of our hair clip and headband sets! These sets look great at every age: from infant and up. I didn't even need to say that, did I? The proof is in the picture!

Thanks, Greg, for sharing this lovely picture with us!

Our hair accessories are not up on the website just yet, but we are in the process of site updates and will be adding them soon! Meanwhile, for anyone interested in purchasing their own set, contact us at

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Funky Time at Funky Finds!

The Funky Finds Spring Fling was a blast! There were so many super talented artists and crafters at the show, not to mention all the wonderful people that came to shop and support the art and crafts community.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hello; it was a treat to meet you all! One of those lovely people was Cindy from Art&Seek, who posted the following coverage of the event for KERA:

We are thrilled that she took the time to swing by our booth and share our crafty creations!

For those of you who were not able to attend the event, here are a few pictures of our setup:

The Curious Cake Shoppe @ Funky Finds Spring Fling

The Curious Cake Shoppe @ Funky Finds Spring Fling

The Curious Cake Shoppe @ Funky Finds Spring Fling

The Curious Cake Shoppe @ Funky Finds Spring Fling

Who's that next to you, you might ask?

A Shade Better Than Stick Figures @ Funky Finds Spring Fling

Why, that's Amber of A Shade Better Than Stick Figures and my super supportive hubby, Richard. (Not pictured, but equally wonderful, was Alonzo--Amber's pit crew--and my mom, the super talented contributor of hair clips and tutus.) I was very lucky to have such a great booth posse at this show (and I hope at many more)! Thanks guys!

For more pictures of the event, check out the Funky Finds Spring Fling 2010 Flickr Group.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Funky Town

This weekend is quickly approaching and with it comes The Funky Finds 2010 Spring Fling! The crew over at Funky Finds have been preparing for this show since November, and have done a spectacular job of advertising the show and supporting myself and my fellow frazzled vendors (all 120+ of them)! There are going to be so many vendors all selling unique, amazing handmade gifts, so you're not going to want to miss this one.

The show is March 13th, 9am until 3pm (or until the crowd simmers down).

The first 50 people to spend $5 in raffle tickets will receive swag bags which consist of items donated from many of the vendors. The raffle will consist of items donated by ALL the vendors, and not only will you get the chance to win some of these awesome goodies, but all proceeds will go towards the North Texas Humane Society and Casa of Tarrant County! As if that weren't enough, Funky Finds is also sponsoring pet adoptions at the event. All in all, this is going to be a spectacular event and I could not be more impressed with the lovely people in charge of it.

Don't forget to swing by and say hello, I'd love to see everyone and show you the fun new goodies we have made!