Friday, May 29, 2015

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Blue Skies

by Mollie

We had two absolutely beautiful days weather-wise here in the Twin Cities this week - sun, heat, blue skies. It all made for great outdoorsing after the rain we received earlier and boy did the spring pop out! The grass and leaves are so lush and green now; I love this time of year.

I was out in the yard both days and found myself humming a little tune as I was weeding the gardens. That tune has stuck with me, even though we have a cloudy, rainy day again today. But hopefully today's treasury collection will help keep spring in your world and brighten this gloomy day.

Blue skies, Smiling at me, Nothing but blue skies...
{Click the image above and you'll be directed to the treasury itself and all artists featured today.}
This weekend should be a great one - enjoy it, however you may spend it!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Beer Crafts

By Mara of  Dragonfly Adornments

May 11-17 is American Craft Beer Week. This is a week of celebrating the craft brewers and their fans around the U.S. According to MN Craft Brewers Guild , Minnesota has a diverse range of craft breweries and pubs with more opening all the time. It doesn't take a guild to point out how popular craft beer is, it's quite obvious to us all, but beer crafts made by Minnesotans is also hot! There is a diverse selection of beer related gifts to choose from for the craft beer lover in your life.


Friday, May 8, 2015

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ A Walk in the Park (with Mom)

by Mollie

Mother's Day is right around the corner and I am sure you are already prepped for the family gatherings, brunches, picnics, and miscellaneous fun times together. I hope you have a wonderful time regardless of how you spend it.

But don't forget to include the other moms in your life! Your sisters and girlfriends who have "furry" children are to be remembered and thanked and appreciated this weekend also!

This week's Fun Friday Finds features lots of great last minute gift ideas for the women in your life who are moms to man's best friends.
{Click on the image above to be taken to this week's treasury.}
Be sure to get out and enjoy the scenery, the weather, the green, and the loved ones with whom you share your life, furry and not!

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at HandmadeMN.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fun Friday Finds and a Saturday Craft Fair

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

So it begins! The spring and summer craft show season, that is.

This Saturday, May 2, Nokomis Park in Minneapolis is hosting the Nokomis Urban Craft and Art Fair, featuring several members of the HandmadeMN Etsy team along with other local Etsy sellers.

I've gathered a collection of items from 16 of those sellers, just to give you a little preview of some of the things you'll find there. To see the full list of participants, and for more details, visit the event page on Facebook here.

To learn about other art and craft fairs coming up, visit this page on the blog.

And it looks like it will be a lovely day for a walk in the park, besides! (Although the fair actually takes place inside the community center, so maybe I should say a walk to the park! Or across the park on your way to the community center. Or around the park after you shop. Or ... well, you get the idea!)

Fun Friday Finds: Nokomis Urban Craft and Art Fair!
Click on the image to view the treasury on Etsy.