Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Local Craft Shows Featuring KCEtsy Members

Handmade Market in Lawrence, KS
Saturday October 22nd at Pachamama’s

Small art fair in Lawrence from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booth space will be approximately 6'x6'. The fee is $30 ($25 for Pachamama's, $5 for advertising). We'll have drawings for prizes every hour on the hour. That day will be a KU home game day, so the downtown should be busy. Pachamama's is right by the farmers' market, which will be going on as we set up and open our doors.

For more details and an application, contact Eden at WoolflowerBoutique[at]gmail(dot)com.

Crafts for Coats, presented by KCEtsy,
Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Overland Park, KS.

Dozens of local artists, crafters and vintage collectors from across the metro are coming together for this charity and craft show. A winter coat drive will be held during the event to benefit local charities in need of warm winter coats. Space is still available in a variety of sizes and styles for both KCEtsy team and non-team members ranging from $40-90 depending on space size. Handmade and vintage sellers only. Contact Ringocrafts - avansickle77[at]hotmail(dot)com for details and an application.

Holiday Hunt in Maryville, MO
Sunday, November 20th (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) at the Hanger in Maryville:

In it’s third year, the Holiday Hunt is an attractive venue for any KC area seller. Maryville is 2 hours North of KC, roughly an hours drive from any shopping and there is no other even to compete with so traffic in the past has been amazing. The town of about 7,000 plus 7,000 college students loves to support handmade. Booth fees are reasonable for the one day show, $50 per booth. They vary a bit in size, but generally speaking are 8 x 7 ft. The venue is The Hanger, the dinner theatre portion of our theatre-bar-restaurant complex. It is very unique with tiered levels - 4 booths on each level and 6 more on the floor.

For more details and an application, contact Kristi Wolbert at wolberts[at]hotmail(dot)com.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Aha Moment with iamthemandy

KCEtsy's Mandy of iamthemandy was recently featured in Mutual of Omaha's Aha Moment videos. So what is an Aha Moment? A moment of clarity, the aha moment is a defining moment where you gain real wisdom - wisdom you can use to change your life. Here's Mandy's Aha Moment:

You can learn more about Mandy and what's she's done with her Aha Moment in this recent interview with The Kansas City Creative Quarterly where she discusses her creative process and her beautiful upcycled products.