Tag Archives: Hand made

TODAY is Etsy817 Day: Craft Show at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market

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I have been slacking on the blog… Please forgive me. I am trying to prepare for my first show with Etsy817. If you haven’t heard me mention it before you haven’t been listening. I am excited to be a part of this event. We should have 25 artists plus some of the Farmer’s Markets regular vendors. This means that not only can you buy tons of great handmade items but you can also purchase some delicious baked goods and produce.

The event will be bike friendly, dog friendly, kid friendly, elderly friendly, hipster-dufus friendly… You get the picture. We want EVERYONE to come out and have a good time. There will even be a musical performance or two. Tell your friends. You will find the market on 215 E. Front Street, Arlington, Texas.

Here is a sneak peek of what you may see on Saturday:

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This is by NO means everyone that will be there. Stay tuned for more vendors to be listed within the next day or so.

Hope to see ya Saturday!

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Recap

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No secret… I LOVE attending craft shows. Meeting the artists, seeing what they have to offer, chatting with other shoppers… I love it all. The Cowtown Indie Bazaar was no exception. What a fun place to be on a Saturday morning. I took my kiddos to this one. Clyde had been dying for a tooth pillow from REGAL COTTAGE for over a year now. He was so excited and it was one of the first booths we saw. There were about 10 artists there that I had seen at the Spring Fling the week before but a ton of different ones as well.

I remembered some of the vendors from the last Cowtown I attended. I am always impressed that they have created such a brand for themselves that they stick with me from time to time.  Even though I had the kids I was still able to walk the aisles for a couple of hours. The kids were impressed with the music and the make and take which was sponsored by Flowerbedhead. They also enjoyed the free photo booth that was sponsored by Captures by Erin I liked that it was a bit more interactive. I’m not 100% sure how I felt about the flow. I kept feeling like I was missing some booths. I guess I’m just disorganized enough that I LIKE being made to go in straight rows without the option of turning half way through. That’s just me though…

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If you recognize yourself or were involved with this event please feel free to promote yourself in the comments. I’m all for supporting our local artisans!

Buy Handmade this Holiday

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I love the holidays because there always seems to be an onslaught of craft fairs and other art events. I love perusing a craft fair almost as much as I enjoy being a part of one.  I love seeing all these artists and what they come up with. Most of the time I am in awe of what I see and then there are other times that I’m just plain flabbergasted. I did a show a million years ago, back when I worked with polymer clay, and was stunned by the fact that the lady next to me who had hot glued lace to some light bulbs to make holiday ornaments sold out in only a couple of hours. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen some truly amazing things done with light bulbs… I regress…

Any way… I want to encourage everyone to hit some craft fairs and see what you can find. It is one of the best ways to get unique gifts. If you don’t notice any craft fairs in your area go on-line. Sites like etsy and ArtFire are treasure troves of amazing things. Some of my favorite things are handmade.

 

Scrabble Tile Pendants by Sunday Afternoon Housewife

 

ANYTHING made by loved again… Her clothes and dolls are made from upcycled materials.

 

Makayla Creations creates some absolutely ADORABLE clothes for little girls.

 

Original Youth never disappoints with her marvelous art work.

OH Yeah! And don’t forget Yours Truly!

This is obviously just a very small sampling of what is available out there. I hope you will check out the above artists simply by clicking on the pictures and move on from there. Keep watching because I will be sharing more later this week.