Who’s ready for another badass show? We are! Click the thumbnail on the side bar to download a printable version of this flyer. See you there!
First up in our HMC8 spotlight series is our awesome venue and it’s current residents the Quad Cities Food Hub & The Front Street Brewery. What makes our upcoming holiday event one of the best shows we’ve held is the fact that we get to share a space with these two Quad City establishments.
In short our friends at the Food Hub bi-state are an initiative working to strengthen the connection between locally grown food, the farmers who raise it, and the consumers who eat it. Their local market store is located inside the Davenport Freight House and carries regional items you can’t find anywhere else in the Quad Cities. Inventory grows weekly and during Handmade City sow hours you will be able to shop the Food Hub’s local and regional natural health foods, along with unique specialty items! To learn more about the QC Food Hub visit their website: www.qcfoodhub.com and check out their Facebook Page.
Front Street Brewery has served the fine community of Davenport, Iowa for over 18 years and is the oldest brew pub in the state of Iowa. Their Tap Room is located inside the Freight House and will be serving hand-crafted beer through out Handmade City show hours. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for a holiday brew! To learn more about FSB check out their pretty website: frontstreetbrew.com and add their Facebook Page to your list!
Check out this great artist that will be selling at Handmade City Holiday (just 2 days away!) Malina Lee has shown art at Bucktown in Davenport and the ARTery in Rock Island and we are happy to have her as a part of our community! Her colorful paintings and prints will fit right in with the other 22 vendors and we are looking forward to seeing her booth in person!
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.
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.)
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!
This will be Miss Maehem’s first Handmade City event! Laura Anderson Shaw, miss Maehem, did some online searching after hearing about our Spring 2011 event and came across our website just as we were planning the Holiday show. It is always so nice to hear that little birds are spreading the HMC word and Laura is no exception. She is the lovely vendor that helped us land a feature article in the upcoming December issue of Radish magazine! Stop by Laura’s booth and shop handmade jewelry, hair accessories, decorative clips and more! We are thinking her hand sewn pinwheels (from repurposed fabric- how cool?!) are gonna go fast!