Handmade City virgin Totes & Toggles is today’s featured vendor. We love theses colorful bags by Davenport designer Maggie Gripp! Nothing but cute fabric and high quality designs – all handmade of course! Maggie makes more than purses though. You will find checkbook covers, mini wristlets, crayon totes, messenger bags and mini clutches (an adorable mini version of her full size clutches) over on the Totes and Toggles facebook page. Stop by her page to see more pretty designs. Totes & Toggles does custom orders and has many fabric options to chose from so you can mix and match your favorite swatches. We are excited to have Maggie as a part of our handmade community!
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.
It’s that time again, vendor spotlights! We will be posting a new spotlight every weekday until our event. To kick things off we thought we would start with our pals over at Rozz-Tox, after that we will be posting vendors from Z to A!
For those of you who have never been to Rozz-Tox, you are truly missing out. Tucked away on the edge of the District of Rock Island, just far enough away from the routine stops but close enough to action and definitely considered one of the District’s front runners for remarkable music, art and performance. In addition to all the pros they have going for them (amazing restored building, fabulous coffees and teas, unique art, poetry night, good beer, great music, gourmet cupcakes…) they happen to be some of the nicest people we have met! Taken straight from their website, this statement describes the venue best:
“We opened Rozz-Tox on April Fool’s Day 2011 with the intention of creating a cultural space by blending aspects of a café, music venue, gallery and bookshop into one all ages venue. We are open to all genres of music and art with the only requirement being that it is original. We are promoting creativity, not replication or mindless entertainment. We like to refer to this venue as a canvas – an evolving work that’s never finished. We welcome artists of all artistic disciplines to be a part of this.”
Handmade City held our Spring 2011 & Holiday 2011 events at Rozz-Tox last year. We are excited to have them be a part of HMC4. They will be selling coffee and cupcakes at the event – you must stop and say hello! Visit them before our event at: 2108 3rd Ave Rock Island, IL 61201 or check ’em out online at rozztox.com and their facebook page!