Friday, November 22, 2013

Fun Friday Finds: Not Your Mother's Craft Fair

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

We here at HandmadeMN have a big craft market comin' up on Saturday, don'tcha know. And, bein' good Minnesotans and all, we figured we'd rent the VFW hall down there on Lyndale and Lake in Uptown, 'cause they've got a nice comfy spot with central heating — not that any of us would mind holding the event outdoors when it's 15 degrees or anything, but we figured it's kinda nice if you can take your jacket off and don't have to stomp yer feet and blow on yer hands, if you get my drift. (Maybe a snow drift even, yah?!)

So here's a sneak peak of some of the not-so-ordinary crafters who'll be there. Really. We're talkin' some pretty unique stuff. You just might find yourself saying, "Isn't that interesting?" more than a few times. Then you'll stumble on just the right thing for that sister-n-law who hates it when you buy her somethin' from Walmart. Yah! Yer no unsophisticated yokel, no sir! You'll show 'em.

So, we'll see ya there, then, eh? Oh, and did I mention that the VFW's bar will be open as per usual? You betcha!

Click right here to see these items up close and personal on Etsy.

Don't let me forget to tell you the specifics:

HandmadeMN Market

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis 

You are on Facebook, right? So just click here, then, for the event page.

We look forward to seein' ya. Oh, and there's no need to bring a hot dish. The VFW's got food, too. And it is in Uptown, ya know. There's a few restaurants around there. We hear they're pretty good.