This next vendor spotlight mixes a little handmade love with a lot of attitude. Unforgiven Vintage strives to provide the best and most unique collection of items that fit looks ranging from punk, boho, retro, rockabilly, classy, and alternative. Unforgiven Handmade crafter Rebecca Clark will be stocking up her HMC4 booth with handmade clothing and accessories that rock! We are pumped to get our hands on her unique threads, aren’t you?! Wanna learn more about Rebecca and her shop? Check out her website, the Unforgiven Handmade Facebook page or her Etsy Shop.
This next featured vendor is from the cute little historic town of Bishop Hill, IL. Artist Carlee Hawkins creates exactly what you may think coming from a town like Bishop Hill and with a shop name like Vintage Chic Crochet – chic crochet items with a vintage vibe! Including hats, bags, hair accessories, cowls, fingerless gloves, flower pins and baby items too! We are looking forward to having Carlee at our HMC4 event as this will be her first Handmade City show. Please help us welcome her into our crafty community and leave a friendly “hello” over on the Vintage Chic Crochet facebook page. Take a look at her creations above and definitely be sure to visit her HMC4 booth to get your hands on them come April 28.
Another great vendor spotlight today! Nicole Simmering is the crafter behind Warm Fuzzies, mittens made from recycled sweaters! With so many colors and combinations to choose from we predict Nicole’s upcycled mittens will be a big hit this holiday. She has been crafting away in preparations for HMC3 so make sure you stop by her booth and pick up a pair for yourself and loved ones!
It is no secret that we think today’s vendor spotlight is the bee’s knees. Tarisha’s (P&C designer) sweet bags have been hanging out over on our Featured Artist Page for a few weeks now. Yes the time will come when we update that page (after HMC3) but P&C’s feature is one of our favorites so far and we don’t mind them loitering a bit longer. CLICK HERE to learn how Tarish gets her creative process gong and what handmade items she cherishes the most and visit Polk & California at our upcoming Holiday event on December 3rd.
Adrienne Anderson is an artsy mother that crafts all things cute. Her shop Plaid Peony will be selling handmade creations for babies, young girls and ladies at the Handmade City show. Adrienne’s appliqued onesies, stitched burped clothes, and fabric accessories are absolutely adorable and to top it off she is such a lovely lady to be around with seriously one of the cutest kids ever. We have a feeling you are gonna want to squeeze her boy’s cheeks (pictured above) if he is hanging with her in the booth! Visit Plaid Peony’s Etsy shop online and then say “hi” to Adrienne and pick up some fun stuff at her booth on December 3rd.
Another great artist from the Iowa City scene, Colin Greenhalgh of Pixels For Breakfast, will be selling his artwork and prints at the Handmade City Holiday show. Colin has some great work over on his site and inside his Etsy Shop. When we plan our events and ask for applications it makes us very happy to hear from vendors who are looking to sell original art. Indie craft masters provide a terrific selection of goods at our shows but we are also happy to help support artists looking to sell original work.
Photography by Tassy will be at our Holiday 2011 show! Tassy Johnson takes gorgeous pictures and it was last winter when we first came across her work. She has been a featured artist on the site where we learned what inspires her shots and the creative process she goes through to capture the perfect moment. Tassy will be selling prints and posters of her photography on December 3rd, she also has a lovely website showcasing come of her client work that you must check out today. We are happy to have Tassy make her second Handmade City appearance!
(you can see more of Tassy’s art prints here: Tassy’s Red Bubble Site.)
Phono Orange & Olive is brand new and hot off the presses! The two-person tag team consists of artists Joseph Lappie and Anna Richards. They will be selling letterpressed posters, postcards and cards as well as artist’s books and handmade blank journals at our Handmade City Holiday show. JOseph & Anna are in the process of uploading a site but to get an idea of the kind of artwork they will have available please visit Joseph’s site. Very cool images and letterpress stuff there, we are excited to see what they will bring for their booth!
I am always surprised at what this lady can whip up. Not only is she a creative chick, she is a cool mama, talented musician and good friend. I will most definitely be checking out Leah Leah‘s booth come December 3rd. She will be selling handmade sugar & salt srubs, lavender eye pillows, unique earrings, Desk gnomes, Embroidery hoops, coasters, knit hats (that sold out last year they are so cool.. and yes I have one!), flower clips and one of her Christmas CDs!
We are having a hard time typing anything but “Cute, cute, cute… so cute!” for today’s vendor spotlight. Pajama Love is run by Jody & Jason Stoffer from Iowa City. Their handmade plush toys and little crocheted food are just a few of the CUTE things they will be selling at Handmade City on December 3rd. You can also expect to see glass block night lights, greeting cards and crocheted necklaces! Jody just got done organizing and selling at the Sycamore Market in Iowa City this past Saturday so she has been busy crafting all month long. We are looking forward to meeting them in person and shopping their cute cute cute… so cute booth!