614 Crafty Exchange April 22nd 2017

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Hey Professionals!

It’s time again to host another awesome 614 Crafty Exchange!!!! This event is for professional makers with active handmade businesses only.

April 22nd

11am – 1pm

Dabble & Stitch – 221 Arcadia Ave, Columbus

What is a Crafty Exchange? Well…read on!

You sign up, make three gifts according to the guidelines below and come to our super-inspiring venue. Oh yeah, bring a snack if it puts a bee in your bonnet. While there, you’ll mix and mingle with other like minded handmade professionals, exchange tips and ideas, and make life long friendships. Holding hands and signing is optional – Kumbaya:) Then we eat a little, drink some beverages (non-alcoholic beverages only please due to insurance stipulations) and go through the gift exchanging fun! In the end each of you will leave with 3 new gifts handmade by some of your new friends!

O… and it is free to attend too! Whoop whoop!

This sounds totes amaaazing. What do I make?

Each Maker will bring only 3 items.

1- Big, takes more effort to make and has at least a $25 RETAIL value.

2- Medium, has at least a $15 RETAIL value.

3- Small, has at least a $10 RETAIL value.

Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on making your gift. It’s all about the craftsmanship. We want you to wow us with your mad “maker” skills!

With the Exchange being held on Earth Day, we thought what a better theme!?! This theme can be a literal interpretation such as something created out of or about nature or repurposed materials. You could also think outside of the box and come up with your own edit on the theme. We love hearing your logic behind your interpretation. There is no wrong answer. We just want you to go for it in your own special way!

We ask that you wrap up each of your items separately. Please identify which item is which by labeling them small, medium, and large.

But wait! There’s more….. Dabble & Stitch is generously offering us a private shopping experience. So come ready to swoon over their latest and greatest fabrics.

So bust out those paint brushes, polish up those knitting needles and tune-up that sewing machine. As always, we will be taking photos of the event along with all your amazing crafts so we can share them with our customers, friends and followers on social media! Please attach your business card to all your gifts and produce your best work;) To see photos of past Exchanges check out #614CraftyExchange

Hugs and Stitches,

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market

SIGN UP HERE: 

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Thank You!

What a FANTASTIC Market we had! Our Makers were brilliant and our shoppers really showed the love. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We couldn’t be more humbled.

Here are some highlights from Saturday’s Market provided by the talented goddess we call Mae Taylor Photography. We are so lucky to have her as our official NYMCM photographer and all around friend. And if you think these photo are great, go to her website and see what she can do with family sessions! Brilliance.

More photos are coming in a few weeks but here are a few to hold you over!

A Sneak Peek Of All Our Makers.

 

Here is a sneak peak of all of our talented Makers for this weekends BIG Holiday Market! We have over 90 Makers including 5 kid entrepreneurs! You are going to need some pep in your step to see everyone, because lets face it you won’t want to miss anyone. Non-Profit friends, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse will have you covered with their delicious coffee for good. Yass.

Join us Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street – Columbus, from Noon – 6pm!  Be the first 100 in line for a chance to grab a swag bag filled will goodies from our Makers and other local businesses. They are just a $5 donation to She Has A Name. An organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking right here in Columbus.

Want to win handmade prizes worth over $350? Yay you do. Post a photo of yourself during the Market with hashtag #AtTheMarketNow, tag us (@notyourmamascraftmarket) and follow along with us on Instagram the next day to see if you are the big winner. We may also use your photo on our feed!

 

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Featured Maker: SEA and SALT

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Hello! I’m Corinne and I am the owner and creator of SEA and SALT. I create SEA and SALT accessories for the adventurers, the wanderers, and the roamers in life; whether physically or mentally, I cater to anyone with insatiable wanderlust.

I have the constant urge to be learning, discovering, and trying new things, and with that comes my passion for creating. SEA and SALT is an outlet to share my love of travel, fashion, and art.

My designs are heavily influence by the needs of a traveler. I strive to create beautiful pieces that juxtapose the organic with the inorganic; pieces that are unique, as well as useful. All designs are imagined, actualized and produced by me.

This will be my second year at the Not Your Mama’s Holiday Market and I am excited to share my hand dyed cotton totes and cross body bags with you in this season’s rich blues and burgundies, as well as luxurious chocolate and mahogany hued vegan leather bags. Rounding off my assortment of offerings will be cloudy soft hand dyed scarves and super fun pompom keychains.

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Until then, feel free to follow along with my adventures on Instagram (@sea.and.salt).

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Featured Maker: Colleen Rosshirt

 

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Colleen Rosshirt is a self-taught maker who designs and creates stained glass ornaments. These little beauties are great gifts for friends and family, but you will probably want to keep them for your own windows and Christmas trees! Colleen enjoys talking to people about the creation process from designing new patterns to cutting glass to soldering. Fundamental to her business model is maintaining affordable price points so that stained glass art is accessible to people with any budget.

 

 

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Featured Maker: Sol Heritage

Sol Heritage is a company made up of a mother and daughter, using a skill that was passed on from generation to generation. Sherri was taught to crochet by her grandmother when she was nine years old. Sherri then taught Heather to crochet when she was 23 years old. They started with just yarn, crochet hooks and very little knowledge of owning a business. Together they have navigated the world of online selling, craft shows, consignment and have discovered just how much hard work goes into owning a business. Their passion and love has driven them forward because they are creating so much more than a business; together, they are creating a life of crochet.

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Featured Maker: Leah Storrs

 

Leah Storrs is a printmaker & fine artist based in Downtown Columbus. Her work focuses mainly on cityscapes, landscapes, architectural studies, and most things in nature. She went to college for art and has continued doing just that ever since her graduation from CCAD in 2012. She is now a full time freelance artist and she now runs her own art and design business that includes commissions, art sales and creative collaborations.

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