Promoting handmade vendors is what The Lone Star Ladies are all about, and our upcoming show Shop Crafty is no exception. This is the first of a three-part series on the fantastic vendors we have for your shopping pleasure on Saturday, April 16th - SAVE the DATE - so you can Craft and Shop your way to this fantastic event!
Some categories have more vendors than others, but in this first blog I will introduce you to our specialty categories, where the vendors are fewer in number but quality is second to none!
Pets - who doesn't love their animal, or the animal of a friend? lizziebees says, "pet lovers enjoy shopping for their fur babies and I love enabling them!"
Home - two of our vendors, Susanne Kalla and BDJ Craftworks, like to make you feel at home while shopping for handmade items. They couldn't be more different - Susanne Kalla has vintage inspired pieces "for you and your home", and BDJ Craftworks is more contemporary with solid wood accessories such as vases, planters and trays - we know everyone will find something they love for their home at these booths!
Gourmet Food? Arte y Chocolate, Reel Popcorn and Pie Fixes Everything are returning vendors for us and a yummy delight for all shoppers. Hand finished chocolate with organic ingredients and an exceptional artisan flavor, paired with any variety flavor of popcorn you can imagine are two booths where you can have a snack attack! If you want something a little more filling, try a mini quiche or pie for something savory and sweet - every shopper needs a little bite to eat now and then...
Accessories - sometimes a necklace isn't enough, or maybe your outfit needs that belt to tie it all together - that's when Kandi-O, KuroNeko and Handmade Lovely's by Judith are there to help. Whether it's musically inspired, origami shaped or a belt for your beautiful waist, these three booths are a place to make your wardrobe go farther!
Shopping events like Shop Crafty are not just about ourselves, right? We can all enjoy shopping for others... and holidays right around the corner are Easter, Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day and Graduation. This is why Gift Vendors such as Hoops by Hullaba Loola, Peach Bear, Pigsey Art, pommes frites, Natural Magick Shop and Tisa's Creations are booths you don't want to miss! Everyone can enjoy their childhood by trying to hula, or save some calories with ultra-cute felt "goodies", write something funny in an upcycled journal, hide your favorite bottle (or loot) in a book, try out some magic potions and cast a spell or send someone a handmade card that says "happy everything!". Just the list of vendor names for this category has GOT to peak your interest...
Shop Crafty is right around the corner - Saturday April 16th, 10am - 5pm, at The Marchesa, with free parking!
Admission is $5.00 and right now tickets online are BOGO - get yours today and make your best friend happy by getting hers for free!