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The Future of the Burnt Creative Boutique

Posted by on August 3, 2013 in Burnt Creative Boutique | 0 comments

Hello to my beautiful Burnt Creative fans! 


Ever since the first street market, and even more so once I opened the shop, Burnt Creative has felt like a “we”… an “us.” It has been hard work getting the market and shop established, and I could not have done it without the support of the artists, DBI, the board members of the Friends of the Farmers Market, and last but not least, the amazing community members who came out and shopped… even on rainy market days!


However, when you get down to it, operating Burnt Creative is really a me, myself, and I. With the exception of the generous volunteers who help out on market days and in the shop when I have to be out of town, I am solely responsible for every aspect of this business, from shopgirl to bookkeeper, on top of being a mom whose son is not in daycare.


This winter, I’ll become a mom to a new baby as well. This rather dramatic change in my life has forced me to reevaluate some things. After a LOT of thinking and soul-searching, I have decided that the best thing for me to do is to hand over the shop to someone else. The shop will not be closing! And the street markets will continue to take place! The only change is that, beginning September 1st, the lovely team next door at The Artful Lawyer Gallery will be taking over operations of the shop.


I will stay on as an artist liaison and recruiter for the new shop and my hope is that you hardly notice the change! However, a few changes will be made. They are…


- The name of the shop will change so that I can continue to organize street markets under the Burnt Creative name.  The street markets will not go away!


- The shop will phase out the vintage component and will focus primarily on locally-produced handcrafts and fine art.


- Burnt Creative gift certificates will be honored at the shop for one year, expiring August 31st, 2014.


As always, my sincerest thanks to you all… and a big thank you to James Creekmore and Diana Francis of The Artful Lawyer for taking on my labor of love!


Jessica Jones

Maker Monday | The Bird & Elephant

Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Burnt Creative Market, Maker Monday | 0 comments

Searching through the kids’ “department” on Etsy is like rummaging through a haystack FULL of needles. Everything seems to be what you were looking for because everything is brilliant! Much like being a jewelry artisan on Etsy, makers of children’s items are fighting an uphill battle for visibility. So if a maker’s listing catches my eye, it means something. I’m in no way claiming to be some superior arbiter of taste and design. Truthfully, catching anyone’s eye is a victory, but this maker definitely stands out from the pack.


The Bird & Elephant.

Beth Hartman-Peters, with a background in art and design, arrived like many amazing new makers on the handmade scene; she became a mom. Combining her newfound expertise with her artistic background and sensibilities has resulted in completely adorable and practical baby clothing, toys, and room accessories. I am particularly in love with her hand-printed nursery pillows. Enjoy!

You can learn more about The Bird & Elephant at these various online locations…


Etsy shop


Twitter: @birdandelephant

Instagram: @bhartp



Maker Monday | Torch and Hammer

Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Burnt Creative Market, Maker Monday | 0 comments

When I write up these Handmade Monday posts, I always gather information from the maker and put it in my own words. I’m not in the business of being lazy and filling my blog with quoted content. However, today I’m making an exception. The designer who’s jewelry is featured here put the cutest little ditty up in the “About” section of her Etsy shop and I want to share it with you.


Torch and Hammer.

Amanda Ergenbright has this to say as her introduction…

Just for fun, here are some random facts about me. Do we have anything in common?

1. I HATE radishes, and I really mean HATE.
2. I bite my nails. For a while there, I tried to stop so I could grow them out; then I discovered that I don’t like having long nails. They get in the way and stuff gets under them – eew.
3. I can sleep anywhere.
4. If I’m not making jewelry, I’m probably reading. Currently, I’m re-reading my considerable collection of Stephen King novels one more time before I donate them to Goodwill. Some of my all-time favorites are The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
5. Probably 98% of my shoes and clothes come from the Goodwill store. Where else does shopping become a fantastic treasure hunt?? And who can afford to pay retail? (Well, I know lots of people can, but I can’t and don’t want to.)


You can find out more about Torch and Hammer here…




*All images provided by Torch and Hammer and used with permission.