Archive | December 2014

Today’s the Day!!! Local Artist Pattey Maney is in the House!

tmpm_41Well known local artist Patty Maney, best known for her dog portraits and support of animal rescue will be at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics today and tomorrow from 11:00 am until 2 pm. Featured in Tallahassee Magazine (2013)  A Splash of Zaney tells Patty’s story and shares her love of art and animals.

At our Holiday Pop-up Shoppe, Patty has brought original work, prints, cards and Christmas ornaments. Stop by and chat with Patty, and you may find the perfect gifts for those on your shopping list.

Join us at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee. To learn more about Patty Maney, visit her website at

For your convenience you may purchase a gift certificate from Patty or a gift certificate from Chrysalis! Call 850-545-7818 for details.

A Bag for Hope Creates Beautiful Gifts Supporting the Needs of Resident Children of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition Hope Community

Stop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St. in The Market District and enjoy the Holiday Pop-up Shoppe through December 20th. We have been featuring the handmade gifts of local artists and added a nice selection of hostess and monogrammable gifts.

Featured this week is  A Bag For HOPE. Founded in 2009, ABFH is a volunteer project that financially supports the needs of the resident children in the Big Bend Homeless Coalition HOPE Community in Tallahassee. The HOPE children’s library has been renovated with funding from A Bag For HOPE and assistance with the carpentry from an Eagle Scout candidate. The library project was completed in August, 2010. A Bag For HOPE will continue to provide money for routine maintenance of the library and, through its volunteers, will continue to provide books for the children.

In cooperation with several other volunteer organizations, funds contributed by A Bag For HOPE, were vital to the construction of a wonderful playground for the HOPE resident children. An uneven, rutted area on the HOPE campus was transformed into a play space where the children can run, slide, and play, and swing safely.

A Bag For HOPE is continuing to focus its fundraising efforts on providing money for the resident children to go on school field trips and to provide them with tools and supplies to complete school projects. Funds raised from sales will be used to procure necessary documents of identification (birth certificates, social security cards) for the children.

A Bag For HOPE volunteers collect donated fabrics and trims and make them into tote bags, wine bags, gift bags, craft bags and other interesting fabric items. The products are sold at various community events, at home parties, organization meetings, and office luncheons. ALL the money raised at these events is given to the HOPE Community to be used for the children.



Hand-crafted Pottery, Small Gifts, One-of-a-kind Art with Libby Armstrong!

So much is packed into today’s artist event! Libby Armstrong, local ceramicist and artist, is onsite today along with Erica Passage. They are showing beautifully designed and hand-crafted pieces that are sure to please anyone on your Christmas list!


Libby Armstrong is a native to the Florida Panhandle and currently lives in Tallahassee. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art and has worked in the art and design fields for several years. She has a passion for clay and operates a multidisciplinary studio from home. Libby currently sells her wares and vintage objects in her shop THE OAK AND THE FERN.

Her inspiration comes from the natural settings found on earth – from the lush aerial gardens of summer kudzu to the nearby beaches and state forests that surround. Libby tries to capture the simple and complex lines and forms found in nature, and always remembers that “nature did it best, and first.”

She looks to landscapes and horizon lines, native flora and fauna, patterns and tones found here on earth and in her native land. An avid traveler and accomplished drawer, she is influenced by other cultures and artistic avenues. All of these components plus her imagination set the imagery and form found in her work. Discover more about Libby at

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Erica Passage is a maker living in Tallahassee, Florida.  She is currently employed at Florida State University as a part-time ceramics instructor and a part-time ceramics studio technician.

Erica graduated in 2007 with a BFA in Ceramics and a BS in K-12 Art Education from Central Michigan University.  In 2013 she graduated from West Virginia University with an MFA in Ceramics. For more info visit

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Enjoy all the artist’s works through December 20th at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Holiday Pop-up Shoppe! 1410 Market St. in The Market District. Tallahassee. Call for information at 850-224-2924 or email

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Hot Drinks, Cool Art, Great Gifts! Kick-Off on Wednesday!

You’re invited to explore the HOLIDAY POP-UP GIFT SHOPPE at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics beginning December 3rd.

Hot Drinks, Cool Art & Great Gifts!


During this time of year our hearts turn to gathering with friends and relatives. That means our homes need to be guest-ready with new pillows, window treatments or bedding. Perhaps we personalize custom tablecloths, runners, napkins with an embroidered monogram; after all, #wedocustom.

We entertain and are being entertained, so hostess gifts and little special finds are on our lists, too! This holiday season the staff of Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is offering the community an opportunity to explore the work of local artists and artful gifts in an inviting Pop-Up Gift Shoppe.  We’ll have hot cider, coffee or hot chocolate and an assortment of muffins and such. You’re sure to warm up to what we have planned for you.


Artists include:

  • Suzanne Conner has been creating beautiful art for several years; She blogs passionately about her inspirations at Chat with Suzanne when she’s in the shop between 11am and 2pm. Her inventory includes original art, prints, cards, mugs (Mugs & Muffins) and more. Always our textile girl, she’s even creating her own fabric these days!
  • Julie Konikoff  of Bluesky Designs is inspired by beautiful things and makes pieces that are timeless, yet on trend. She uses sterling silver, 14kt gold filled wire, genuine semi precious stones, and Swarovski crystal.


Other artists will be featured as seen on the calendar above and in upcoming blog posts. Be sure to stop by often and discover those perfectly one-of-a kind gifts that your friends and family are sure to treasure.

  • Libby Armstrong
  • Erica Passage
  • Patty Maney
  • Jeanie Wood
  • Linda Grady
  • Pam Tally
  • Stephanie Coughlin
  • Barbara Pace
  • A Bag for Hope
  • GRETCHEN Jacob