Friday, August 31, 2012

Upcoming Shows


Upcoming Shows
by Patti Nash of GrandmaSaidSew

Shop Local! Support Your 2013 HandmadeMN Artists!

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LoLa Art Crawl
August 24-25; 10-5 Each Day

Mellow Fury
mellowfury.etsy.com
hand knit hats including monster hats for babies through adults, geek themed hats and knit slouch hat


Smirking Tiger
http://smirkingtiger.etsy.com
mixed metal cuffs, cityscapes, wine and coffee art

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Autumn Handmade Craft Show
Sept 7th - 8th 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 5: 00 pm
Eagan Community Center
Eagan MN

LyricCol Design
Jewelry
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Hutchison Arts & Crafts Festival
September 13-14
Hutchison, MN

PogTotes
handmade totes, makeup bags, coin purses, kindle cases & iPad cases


Suz And Roo
Fun handmade jewelry

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No Coast Summer/Fall Craft-o-Rama
Sept 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Silverwood Park, St, Anthony
www.nocoastcraft.com

Caddie Jo Designs
etsy.com/shop.caddiejodesigns
Original children's clothes

PogTotes
handmade totes, makeup bags, coin purses and ereader cases


Brenda Peterson, Mellow Fury
knit monster hats, knit slouch hats, monster earrings

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Twin Cities ZineFest
Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
September 21, 12 PM - 6 PM

Smirking Tiger
comic art and zines

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Junk Bonanza fall 2013
http://www.junkbonanza.com/index.php
Sept. 26, 27 & 28
Shakopee, MN

Light Reading
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lightreading
lamps & shades
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New Hope Farmer's Market "Fall Into The Holidays" Craft Show
http://newhopemarket.org/
Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 AM - 1 PM
4400 Xylon Ave, Crystal

Party Girl Artwork
hand painted ceramics


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Saint Paul Art Crawl Fall 2013
https://www.stpaulartcrawl.org
October 4, 5 & 6, 2013 – Friday 6–10 PM Saturday 12–8 PM Sunday 12–5 PM
The Cosmopolitan, 250 E 6th Street, St Paul, MN 55101
Gryffin Designs
Metal, clay, and multimedia

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2013 Fall Colors Fine Art and Jazz Festival
Oct. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stillwater, MN, at Lowell Park
Handmade quilts of all sizes and designs
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MakerFair
October 12 10am - 3pm
Blue Earth County Fairgrounds Commercial Building
Garden City, MN 56034
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Malmborg's Fall Arts and Crafts Fair
http://www.malmborgsinc.com
Saturday, October 12, 2013  
5120 Lilac Drive North, Brooklyn Center

Party Girl Artwork
hand painted ceramics


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EP Lioness Art and Craft Fair
November 2  9am-4pm
Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN  55347

Suz And Roo
Fun handmade jewelry

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Craft'za
Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graint Belt Brewery Atrium, Mpls.

Caddie Jo Designs
Children's raincoats and clothes

PogTotes
Handmade tote bags, makeup bags, and electronic cases
pogtotes.etsy.com


Light Reading
lamps and lamp shades


Cindy Lindgren
Craftsman Nouveau cards, prints & fabric


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Craft & Vendor Boutique
Holiday Shopping with a Cause
November 16th, 10 - 4
2650 128th Ave. NW 
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Dragonfly Adornments
handmade meaningful gemstone and fused glass jewelry.

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Twin Cities Bead Bazaar Spring Show
November 16 - 17, 2013
Show Hours are 10 – 5 both days
Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

EviesToolEmporium
Jewelry, Craft And Hobby Tools

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North Branch Arts Fest
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9 - 4
North Branch Middle & High Schools, North Branch, MN


Susie B Handicraft
www.SusieBHandicraft.Etsy.com
Crochet: afghans, baby items, scarves, hats, tote bags, slippers

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Minnesota Women's Art Festival
December 14 10-5
Minneapolis Midtown YWCA

Light Reading
lamps and lamp shades

Party Girl Artwork
hand painted ceramics

PogTotes
Handmade tote bags, makeup bags, and electronic cases
pogtotes.etsy.com

Arty Didact
http://artydidact.etsy.com
Handmade journals and notebooks from recycled materials, original drawings and block prints, chap books and cards


Cindy Lindgren
Craftsman Nouveau cards, prints & fabric























HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Kickin' It Old School

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

We're kickin' it old school with these Minnesota-made creations. It's that time again! The kids are going back to school, learning new skills and making new friends. Not everything has to be brand new. Vintage and retro are fun too. Please visit this treasury featuring Minnesota artists on Etsy. 




The mediocre teacher tells. 
The good teacher explains. 
The superior teacher demonstrates. 
The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward


 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ MinneBITES

By Mara Olden of Dragonfly Adornments

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!


This week's giveaway is from Mary of
MinneBITES and is giving away this Tie Dyed Blue Shark Bite  pencil case/zipper pouch.
Mary created this cute but ferocious shark pencil case/zipper pouch. He has plenty of personality and is ready to eat up all of your favorite pencils and pens. He'll make school fun if you let him devour your school supplies! And he'll bring a smile to your face if you allow him to chomp up all the odds and ends in your bag or backpack.

This shark is well-constructed with 100% cotton fabric. The body is a beautiful batik with a purplish-blue tie-dyed look. He has a sturdy black 5” chunky metal zipper, and securely sewn in black fins and tail. He is completely interfaced for shape and durability and fully lined with black fabric

Open US only.

Please make sure you include your email address
so we have a way to contact the winner!
How to Enter:
Visit MinneBITES, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments)  Don't forget to include your email address so we have a way to contact the winner!
 
For Bonus Entries:
Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).
 
1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our
 blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on
 twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a
 Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.
 
7. Become a Facebook Fan of minnebites. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.
 
8. Contest ends Saturday, September 8th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.
 
Good luck!
 
HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fun Friday Finds for State Fair Season!

By Maggie Schultz ~ BodiceGoddess by Maggie

It's State Fair season, folks!  What will you find?


Featured HandmadeMN Artists:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ From the Homestead

by Monique Parent, Glass Garden Designs

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

This week's giveaway is from Aimee of From the Homestead. She is giving away these cute mouse potholders
Wouldn't it be fun to win these two cute little mice to help you in the kitchen? These mice are red with a coordinating red, white, and black print, and little black button eyes. Whether baking or cooking, they'll protect your hands from all those hot pots and pans. They are both cotton on the outside and on the inside there is one layer of Thermolam and one layer of Insul-Bright – two types of batting used in hot pads/pot holders. They are 8 by 8.5 inches with nice long tails that you can use to hang them in a handy spot. 

Open to US and International.

Contest ends Saturday, September 1st, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

How to Enter:
Visit From the Homestead, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments)

        Please make sure you include your email address
              so we have a way to contact the winner!

For Bonus Entries:
Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow this blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a 
Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

7. Become a Facebook Fan of
From the Homestead. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

8. Follow Aimee's blog.  Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

Contest ends Saturday, September 1st, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!

HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fun Friday Finds: A Golden August Afternoon

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Ahhh ... Now that the brutal heat has given way to a gentle late summer mildness here in Minnesota — a chill in the air, even, that proffers a foretaste of fall — sunny afternoons have become lovely and inviting again. A time for late summer picnics, and visits to the park, and leisurely outings on the water, like the sweet little boat trips that Lewis Carroll used to take on the Thames with Alice Liddell and her sisters, which he describes in his epigraph to Alice in Wonderland, and which became the occasions for those eponymous stories that he eventually wrote down for his little friends, and for us, too.

"Wooden Boat" by Jean Larson

"All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
Our wanderings to guide. ..."

You can read the full poem here, along with a little context that briefly describes how the stories came about.

For a collection of handmade objects evoking such golden afternoons, please visit this treasury featuring Minnesota artists on Etsy.

(Click on the image to go to the treasury.) 






Sunday, August 12, 2012

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ Snuggle Bug Kidz

By Mara Olden of Dragonfly Adornments

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

This week's giveaway is from Melena Dumala of Snuggle Bug Kidz. Melena is giving away this precious Girl's Short Sleeve Shirt with an interchangable flower clip.

What an adorable top! This Hot Pink and Turquoise Girls T-shirt is Melena's brand new design. Melena has created this top so you can use all of your favorite flower clips and exchange them as the mood strikes. The short sleeve t-shirt has a small sewn pocket opening 1 inch above the stem to attach any flower clip you already have at home... Change up your outfit to be dressed up or dressed down.

The Snuggle Bug short sleeve "T" comes with one hand sewn swarovski crystal flower clip, but you can be as fun and creative as you want as you interchange all your own flower clips from home to make a one of a kind outfit.
 
Disclaimer: This is a patent pending product any reproduction of this item will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and reported to Etsy.
Open to US & International.
 
Please make sure you include your email address 
so we have a way to contact the winner! 
How to Enter:
Visit Snuggle Bug Kidz, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments)  Don't forget to include your email address so we have a way to contact the winner!

For Bonus Entries:
Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our
 
blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on
 
twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a
 
Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

7. Become a Facebook Fan of Snuggle Bug Kidz. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.
 
8. Follow Melena on twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here

9.  Follow Melena's blog.  Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

10. Contest ends Saturday, August 25th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!

HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.