Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Moutain Ash Design in the news!

The Times Argus printed a review of "Celebrate!" (otherwise known at "Buy More Art"), the annual member show/sale at Studio Place Arts in Barre, Vermont. The Handymen HotHolders are prominently mentioned! To read the article go to, scroll down on the left and under "Features" click on "Art" and scroll down to the headline "Art, whimsy and variety: SPA's gifts for us all."

Get thee down to SPA for some local art-gifts!
“Give More Art,” the annual Studio Place Arts members show/sale runs through Dec. 29. The opening reception is Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is also a Sunday tea featuring live entertainment with “The Recorder Underground” on Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. The gallery hours have been expanded. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 8. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 23, SPA is open until 6 p.m. during the week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Christmas eve hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go online to or call 479-7069.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Secret Helper" or "Pocket Handyman?"

Help me to name my new bags. To encourage lots of feedback on this product name (and to do a little market research while I'm at it), I'm sponsoring Mountain Ash Design's first ever ...

Bag Giveaway Sweepstakes!

If you help me to settle on a name for this new product, you will be entered to win a drawing for one of these oh-so-useful shoulder tote bags with a full length handyman on the inside patch pocket. Big and strong enough to hold up to 11 inches. Oh my!

See more bags on my flickr site:

So are they "Pocket Handyman Bags" or "Secret Helper Bags?" Can you understand my dilemma? Do you want one for your very own? Or for someone else with a certain kind of sense of humor? Just email me your answers to the following questionnaire and be entered to WIN! These bags are, in value, way beyond the $172-$180 I'll be asking for them at my holiday shows. Read more about their design, construction, dimensions, materials, etc here:

Here's the question form: I encourage you to email your answers to me because you just might WIN!! My email:
I'll be drawing the lucky winner on December 17th from the forms I get before that date, that way I should be able to ship for delivery by x-mas.
Thanks! I love feedback.

Name-the-Bag Sweepstakes!
note: All fields must be filled out to be eligible to win.
your name _________________________________
address _____________________________________ zip ___________
email ________________________________________
Which name do you prefer for our new bags?
__ “Pocket Handyman Bag”
__ “Secret Helper Bag”
Do you have another idea for a name for these bags? Let’s hear it! _______________________________________________________
What new products would you like to see from Mountain Ash Design?
At which event are you filling out this form?
__ Wellspring Holiday Faire __ Women’s Festival of Crafts
__ VT North by Hand Studio Tour __ Orchard School Craft Fair
__ Queen City Craft Bazaar __ I’m emailing it in
How did you hear about this event? ____________________________________
Where do you like to shop for gifts? ____________________________________
Many thanks!
from Mountain Ash Design