Thursday, April 19, 2012

Swag Bags and Giveaway Baskets for Spring Market

by Rita Wetzel, HandmadeBits4u

It's almost here!  In a little over two weeks you will be able to partake in our Spring Market.  We hope to see you on May 5 at the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis.

Not only will you be able to shop for a variety of handmade product from our 45 vendors, but our early shoppers will also received Swag Bags - at least 25 will be available.  They will be handed out at both the front and  back entrances of the VFW. 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.  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!

Christy from redshoes26designs donated these beautiful framed artwork of Minnesotan icons for our Press Kits.  You will find her illustrated cards in many of the Swag Bags and in the Giveaway Baskets.

Like honey?  Then you'll be delighted with these beeswax candles and tealights from SweetBeeHoney.

You may also find one of these products from BodyBlissOrganics in your bag or basket.

You will absolutely fall in love with these earrings from Blackstone Pottery.

Looking for necklaces?  Then check out WildDogStudio!

SuzandRoo has crafted these fun bracelets and ponytail holders.

And who doesn't want one of Trigo's furry monsters for their cell phone?  And look at the mini Nerd monsters too - one may be lurking in your Swag Bag!

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.