Big Picture Photography – Bucktown Studio Artist

Freelance Photography, Big Picture captures some amazing shots, including great midwest landscapes and architecture. Check out the Big Picture website and Facebook page to see more beautiful photography.

Located at Suite 107, Bucktown Center for the Arts

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No Tengo Miedo Clay – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

Clay artist Amanda Barr will be with us for HMC4. Her handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramics will no doubt be some of the most coveted items at the event. Amanda uses her own custom printing process and makes everything from start to finish in her studio. Pretty cool right?! Visit her Etsy shop to see all sorts of creations like bowls, tumblers, buttons and more! Check out Amanda’s tumblr to learn more about her and her process.

3 Gypsies Designs – Bucktown Studio Artist

This eclectic studio is a must stop! 3 Gypsies offers handmade jewelry, silver work, high-end accessories, and original works of glass. Demonstrations and classes are also available. Visit the 3Gypsies Facebook page for more information and pictures of her work! Just another fabulous reason to visit Bucktown on April 28th!

Located at Suite 100, Bucktown Center for the Arts
Owner: Desiree Border

Obvious Front – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

Looking for some 21st Century Folk-Art? We got you covered. Obvious Front out of Milan, Illinois will be with us for HMC4! Obvious Front builds items from electronic components salvaged from discarded TVs and VCRs and computers. If you have an old machine you want to get rid of bring it along! Obvious Front has been offering a trade of a robot charm in exchange for a junk VCR and will be collecting machines at the Spring event. All robot charms are built with lead-free solder using electronic components that have been ultrasonically cleaned. (*These figures contain small parts and are not suitable for children under the age of 6)

Pajama Love- HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

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Hip Hip Hooray for Pajama Love! Whimsical sock dolls, crocheted play food and small animals, crocheted necklaces and accessories, greeting cards, and other curiousities! This little shop is a must stop so pop on over to their Etsy shop! P.S. they have a Facebook page too, and Jody & Jason (artists) are organizing a great event in Iowa City TOMORROW. If you will be in the area you have to check it out!

Plaid Peony – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

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Many of you may have seen this vendor at our past events. Our friend Adrienne is the creator of Plaid Peony, a shop that sells cute creations for babies, young girls & ladies! We love her appliquéd onesies and are happy to have Adrienne back for HMC4. Visit her Etsy shop to see more or shop her booth on April 28th!

Seeded Earth – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

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One of our favorite vendors will be joining us for HMC4! Seeded Earth out of Muscatine, Iowa will be selling beautiful bouquets, fresh cut flowers and terrariums! Some of you may remember Sarah (Seeded Earth Owner) from the last Handmade City Spring event. Her colorful booth was busy as people lined up to snatch their favorite flowers. We loved having her at the event, she is as sweet as her flowers! Please visit Sarah’s website to learn more about her and her business. You can also find Seeded Earth on Facebook.

sueCdesigns – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

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Happy Monday Friends! We have a great vendor spotlight for you today. Susan Czechowski creates fun silkscreened paper items, baby goods and tea towels. She is also a trained metal smith and will be selling the cool monkey key rings you see pictured above. We are happy to have Suasn’s shop sueCdesigns as one of our Spring ’12 Handmade City vendors. She will be driving up from Macomb, Illinois to join us for our April 28 event so let’s make her trip more than worth it. Stop by her HMC4 booth and introduce yourself while picking up a few of her handmade gifts! (Isn’t that camera onesie just the coolest?!)

Sweet William Handmade – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

Oooo eeeee, we love this next spotlight – Sweet William Handmade out of Des Moines Iowa!  Kari Stecher is the designer behind this lovely shop and she sure knows how to make some sweet hand-crocheted jewelry &  accessories. We love her use of color and the photography of her pieces is impressive too. Sweet William Handmade items are all hand-crocheted with care using a wide variety of yarn and thread. Custom colors and sizes are available as well. Swing by Kari’s Etsy shop to see more designs and make sure you “like” her Facebook page too.

Teeny Footprint – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

We are happy to feature this new Handmade City vendor. Stephanie Soebbing is the owner and designer for Teeny Footprint. Her eco-friendly baby gear is colorful and functional. You can expect to shop dyed and appliqued onesies, burp cloths, all-in-one cloth diapers and baby quilts made from 100 % cotton fabric, thread and batting! Stephanie takes custom quilt orders too, so mamas can have a unique quilt that matches their nursery or happens to be their child’s favorite colors. Visit the Teeny Footprint Etsy shop and Facebook Page to see more eco-friendly items.