For the last few weeks, I've been hunkered down and busily working on getting ready for the slew of holiday markets that are about to start. If you find yourself reading this email, chances are you're a big supporter of handmade and shopping small. ( Yay! ) And the holidays are a great way to introduce others to our favorite makers, or find new artists who are crafting that perfect item for the ones we love. Below are a list of my upcoming holiday shows. Each event is a juried craft fair, where the makers have been carefully hand picked to give you the best of the best. I hope you'll be able to make it out to one, or two ( or all ) and if you do, make sure you stop by and say hello!
11.19.15 | 6 - 10 pm
Back again for a second year the Winter Market is a low-key, casual Thursday event. A great way to spend a weekday evening, this show offers a selection of talented Cleveland makers spread throughout the Linda Street shops. Plus there's plenty of good food and good wine to be had.
11.28.15 | 11 am - 6 pm
This will be my very first show in the Cincinnati area, and everything that I've heard about the Crafty Supermarket has me super excited. Part of the Cincinnati craft scene since 2009, its tables feature some ridiculously talented artists: I'm incredibly proud to be among them.
12.05.15 | 11 am - 7 pm
Last year, my first year attending, the Handmade Arcade opened its doors with a marching band that led the large, waiting crowd in. This show is fun. I may have had a grin on my face all day. It's got so much energy, and so many high quality makers. I can't wait to head back.
12.12.15 | 10 am - 9 pm
12.13.15 | 10 am - 6 pm
The 78th Street Studio show is the flagship Cleveland Bazaar event. I've been doing this market for years and every year things are a little different, usually having to do with expanding the scope. In its 11th year, the CLE Bazaar show will be two days, multiple floors, and a must attend Cleveland winter staple.
12.19.15 | 10 am - 6pm
The Last Minute Market is another long standing show that I do every year. This year it's making a move from the Lakewood Screw Factory to downtown in the Galleria. The new location gives us all a little more elbow room, plus indoor parking and wheelchair access. And the local artists, dedicated organizers and last minute gift buying (or self indulging) will still be there.
It's once again time for a new pattern release! May’s Pattern of the Month is called Sketched Circles. The hand drawn pattern is light and fresh.