Monday, April 30, 2012

The Donations Just Don't Stop!

by Rita Wetzel, HandmadeBits4u

Are you coming to see us on Saturday?  Our HandmadeMN Spring Market is this Saturday, May 5, at the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis. The team is finishing the last minute details so you'll have a great shopping experience.

You will have the opportunity to shop for a variety of handmade product from our 45 vendors.  We have jewelry, leather journals, photographs, illustrations, cards, baby clothing and accessories, kitchen decor, home decor, vintage items, woodturned and carved product, purses, totes, wallets, soy crayons, yoga mats, monster pouches, quilts, and so much more.

If you're one of our early shoppers you will receive one of 25 Swag Bags (actually there are more than 25 this time!)  They will be handed out at both the front and back entrances of the VFW.  Everything in the SWAG Bags have been donated by our members and everything is handmade - you won't be disappointed. You'll also be drooling over our Giveaway Baskets! Each is worth at least $150. Just get your passport stamped by 3 vendors on the main floor and 3 vendors in the basement! No purchase necessary! Our past winners have been ecstatic with the basket contents. Here are some items that you will find in our Swag Bags or in our Giveaway Baskets and they will be available at the Market too!

KibblesNKnits was very generous with her donations - look at these adorable necklaces and rings!

AnnaTereDesigns donated these Phone Charger pouches and also some hair accessories too.

You may find these "Love from Minnesota" notecards in your SWAG Bag from VandaliaStreetPress.

Look at these lovely pouches from JulieMeyer.

EleanorsTreasures makes these delightful appliqued onesies and TShirts.

CayennePeppy has a lovely line of jewelery and also makes adorable bags.

You may find water bottle holders and adorable felt and bottle cap pins from AimeesHomestead.

DeederTheBeader has made this lovely set of earrings and necklace for one lucky shopper!

ArtyDidact has made pouches and greeting cards for our Giveaway Baskets and Swag Bags!

We also have fused glass from DragonflyAdornmants to giveaway!

Do you need a travel wrap?  If so, then hopefully you will win one from MargaretMousleyDesigns.

PixieSpit has donated several of these delightful pony tail holders for our Swag Bags.

And CindyLindgren has donated both prints and cards!

Aren't these absolutely out-of-this-world donations from our team to you, our shoppers!  Later this week you will see all of the Swag Bags and the Gift Baskets.  You will definitely want to find some time to stop by on Saturday to see us!

Show Details: 
WHAT: HandmadeMN Spring Market
WHEN: May 5, 2012 10am-5pm COST: Free and Open to the Public
WHERE: James Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. parking lot located at rear entrance to VFW, on Aldrich Avenue.