Friday, May 30, 2014

Fun Friday Finds: Jade and Sapphire

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

This week's collection of Minnesota handmade and vintage treasures on Etsy features the colors of a perfect summer day.

You know: that day. The brief interlude between the polar vortex and the tropical stagnation when we revel in what Sinclair Lewis described as:

"Another perfect day, all jade and sapphire. No place can have more beautiful days that Minnesota when it behaves."

Uh oh. Never mind. You missed it. At least you can click on the image below to dwell in the soothing hues of early summer days in the temperate zone. (But keep your umbrella handy!)

Friday, May 23, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Great Graduation Gifts

Do you know someone who is graduating this year? Are you looking for a clever, creative gift? Well, look no further! Our talented Minnesota Etsians have the gift that's sure to delight the high school or college grad in your life.

Friday, May 16, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Tickled Pink

By Mollie

The phrase tickled pink has been around for over 100 years. (Tickling, in a figurative sense, has been around even longer. And actual tickling, well, I imagine that's been around since the dawn of time. I bet even the cavemen participated in that action. But I digress.) Basically tickled pink means to give pleasure or gratify, a concept that the enjoyment experienced is great enough to make the recipient glow with pleasure.

Here is today's treasury, which I hope brings you much enjoyment and tickles you.

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Tickled Pink
{Click on the image above to be taken to the treasury and the shops included.}

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fun Friday Finds for Minnesota Moms

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Who appreciates handmade gifts more than Mom? But you don't have to do it all yourself — you can find a Minnesota handmade gift close to home at one of the many shops that carry goods by members of the HandmadeMN team, or at Saturday's Craftstravaganza, which also features many HandmadeMN artisans.

Find a list of local shops that feature HandmadeMN artists right here on this blog.

And you can also find out about local art and craft shows where some of our team members will be.

Both lists are continuously updated.

Need ideas? Or prefer to shop local online? Check these out. If you click on the image, you can hop on over to Etsy and visit these many fine online shops there (some of whom will also be at Craftstravaganza and local shops).

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Space Day

Space Day was created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997.  The goal was to motivate the youth of America to study math and science. This day was originally established as a one day event. An exciting topic of interest to millions, Space Day became an annual event.