DogTap Exchange February 10, 2019

Founded in 2007, BrewDog started in Scotland with a mission to revolutionize beer drinking. In 2015, BrewDog brought their revolution to the United States and landed in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2015, it has expanded to a bar in the Short North and Franklinton. Dog Tap just opened a hotel at the brewery and dogs are allowed to stay here. The Dog Tap Exchange started about a year ago. The Exchange features local made products and artists.

We have done all but 1 of the Exchanges. This is my favorite place. One main reason is puppies are allowed in the building and patio. The Exchange was held in the lobby of Dog Tap but moved to the museum part of the building. This gave the people more time to look at the artists and vendors. This was first show with a condensed version of our 10 x 10 spot.  The crowds were steady all day even with the snow. We are looking forward to the next Exchange.

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Weekly Update February 18, 2019

We have confirmation for two upcoming events, The Magical Market and The Viking Fest. The Magical Market is a first year event that will feature fantastical items from magical and intergalactic realms, superheroes and villains, or otherworldly creatures such as elves, fairies, wizards, gnomes, etc. The Magical Market is being held at Goshen High School in Goshen, Ohio. The Viking Fest is an annual festival in Whitestown, Indiana. The second year event will have the Vikings invading Whitestown once again for a fun and educational festival including a Viking Village, fight reenactments, live music, and more. The Viking Fest is being held at Anson Acres in Whitestown, Indiana.

Our schedule of events will be slowly filling up the calendar, once we get more acceptance letters. This week, we took time to increase stock levels on bracelets, journals and low on hand products. Azure made embossed bracelets with a new color scheme. She is also tooling more journals for the upcoming year. She put some final touches on a custom coin purse that will be sent out this week. Captain did a bunch of dragon scale bracelets. The dye job on the bracelets is one of a kind. He mixed dyes to achieve the unique custom color for this project.

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Kings Islands WinterFest 2018

Following a twelve year absence, Winterfest returned in 2017. The annual Christmas themed event starts on the fourth Friday (Black Friday) in November for selected dates until the New Year. The first year the Artisan Village was located underneath the Eiffel Tower. This year, the village was move to accommodate the igloo rentals underneath the Eiffel Tower. There are many things to do at Winterfest including ice skating, watching shows, riding select roller coasters, decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, riding in horse driven carriages and shopping at Artisan Village. The most important things to do other than shop at Artisan Village, is buying a $10 hot cocoa mug, the first night are free refills. On return visits, refills are discounted with returned hot cocoa mugs. We have done both years of Winterfest. The booths at Artisan Village are a 7 by 9 shed with a heater. This year, we had some items to bring including sleigh bells, Ohio state bells, bracers, growler/howler carriers, and cup sleeves. We had the Holly Jolly Trolley perform twice a night in front of our shed. And you can’t forget the Christmas Techno House. It was an enjoyable festival since its Ohio; expect the weather to be crazy.  If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page.

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Weekly Update February 11, 2019

It has been a long time for weekly updates. We just updated our website with the downtime in January. We added more products to the site, earrings, purses, journals, key chains, and many more. We are currently setting up this year’s show schedule. Some more exciting news, we have a schedule for posts for our website:

Monday Wednesday Friday
Weekly Update Product Review Show Review

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Dayton Craft and Artisan Expo

Dayton Artisan and Craft Expo have been running since 2016. The first two years of the expo has been held at the Dayton Masonic Center in Dayton, Ohio. The third year, the Expo changed venue to Greene County Fairgrounds. The attendance was noticeable less than the first two years at the Dayton Masonic Center. We have done all three years of the Expo. The 2016 Dayton Artisan and Craft expo was our first show that started us on this journey. That year we had a double booth by the second year, we moved to the second floor sales increased. In 2018, the Expo moved to the Green County Fairgrounds, it was not a good fit for us. We had some returned customers, which is awesome. If you are one of the many folks that ask about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page.

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Indiana Renaissance Faire October 6-7, 2018

It was a great weekend. a bit muddy, but that just added to the festival ambiance.  It was a tad bit on the hot side but that didn’t damper a thing. Many people dressed in all kinds of outfits ranging from full on ren faire to prisoner attire.   This was our first show we had a nice selection of bracers and got to bring our triangle grid, to hang all our hanging merchandise, which allowed that merch. to be displayed much better then at previous shows. Had I known they sold wine here I would have definitely made more wine bottle carriers! Met a lady who had shopped with us before at the Kings Island Winterfest in Cincinnati last year, glad to know we are getting around lol. If you are one of the many folks that ask about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page.  Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to  date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page

 

 

Thanks again for joining us ! – Azure Dragon Works

 and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Weekly Update 8/28/2018

I have been slacking on the weekly update. Azure took a class about month ago about fixing your patterns in Adobe Illustrator. So, we have slowly fixing patterns in the computer. Before, we fix things on the fly from the pattern. Now, we scan the pattern into the program, sent nodes, make curves smoother, and take out rigid edges and other general issues with it. The class was very informative. Once the new fix pattern is done, we can get it cut out of acrylic. We have using cereal boxes for templates. I will be adding some more notebooks, purses,  and the mask. The next show is Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival. Azure is doing the show solo. Last year, Azure was an emerging artist. This will be her second year. It’s September 3 from 9 am  – 4 pm. She is super excited about it. I will be there only as a helper. Come out and visit us on Labor Day.

 

Thanks again for joining us! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Neo ComicCon 4th Edition August 19, 2018

It was an awesome day for the comic con. It slightly overcast and cool , which it didn’t stop patrons from making a stop indoors for the Comic Con. It was our second year vending at Neo ComicConNeo ComicCon had three panels; Ask the Professionals, Cosplay 101, and Film Action Sequence Choreography & Safety.  Attendance was up from last year. It had great selection of toys, comic books, confections, and leather products. We made a cat mask but didn’t get the bunny mask ready in time. Patrons seemed to enjoy the mask by trying them on and taking pictures. It always feels good to have return patrons from last year’s Neo ComicCon. We added a new item to our collection of products. We are continuing to add exciting new products to our website. If you are one of the many folks that ask about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page

 

 

Thanks again for joining us! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Weekly Update 8/13/2018 : Upcoming show

        It has been a busy week. We are less than a week away from Neo ComicCon 4th edition. We did Neo ComicCon 3rd edition. The big guest from that year was the creator of Black Lightning. It’s has been adapted to a television series, aired weekly on The CW. It was busy day from 10-5. There were about 3000 guests. It had everything from toys, comics, and leather. It’s a great show. If you are near or even far away, come and visit the show;  it will be well worth it.  We great opportunity to be in  another shop, we will keep you posted. Also, check out City Folk, LLC in Clintonville. We have some of journals for sale at the shop. Even more good news, we added The Yellow Springs Street Fair. Come out and visit us on October 13 from 9am – 5 pm.  Finally, we are continuing to update our website and our product line. First, we added a cat mask to the  product line; it took time to weed out the bugs. We have some pre dyed and hand dyed; hopefully, we will have another mask up in a few weeks. Also, we took photos of more of our journals over the weekend. We should have them up today or tomorrow.

Thanks again for joining us on this adventure! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium

Weekly Update 8/02/2018

The website has been up almost for a month now. We are slowly adding more products, events, and content to the website. We are going to try to post before and after, every show we do. By doing this, you can see the back story of the upcoming event. Also, we are going to start a photo gallery of every show, so if see something at a show not on the website; you can say I saw it in the picture. Thank you for your patience with us.

 

Thanks again for joining us on this adventure! – Azure Dragon Works and Captain Bob’s Emporium