Monday, April 2, 2012

HandmadeMN Spring Market - Our Fabulous Swag Bags and Baskets

by Rita Wetzel, HandmadeBits4u

Our Spring Market on May 5 is just around the corner. The venue, the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis, remains the same as do our hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. And, most importantly, our HandmadeMN members have once again demonstrated their generosity with their donated product for our trademark Swag Bags and Giveaway Baskets.

We will have a minimum of 25 Swag Bags which will be handed out at both the front and the back entrances of the VFW for our early shoppers. They will be filled with jewelry, scarves, purses and pouches, vinyl decals, cards, mini monsters, flowers, wood crafted items, and so much more.

You'll be drooling over our Giveaway Baskets too! Each is worth at least $150. All you need to have is 3 vendors on the main floor and 3 vendors in the basement stamp your passport and you're entered to win!  No purchase necessary - although I'm not sure you'll be able to resist all of the handmade goodness that you'll find that day. Remember that Mother's Day is the following Sunday so be sure to pick up something special for mom!

Between now and the market, check back here for sneak peaks of what you might find in your Swag Bag or what might be in the Basket that you win.

You may find a work of art from one of our new vendors, Shawn Leer of Prairies Images, in your Swag Bag or Basket.

Returning from the fall market is our woodturner, Woodchuckswood. Will you be the lucky receipient of a Fretwork Heart?

Like vinyl decals? Twistmo has donated several.  How cool are these dragonflies?

Yvette of boubo makes these lovely infinity scarves.

Luann Danzl's flowers will surely brighten up any room at home or at the office!

You can find our Press Release here.

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.