A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the 18th edition of The Handmade Market yesterday! On behalf of all the fabulous artists and food vendors, thank you for taking the time to drop in and shop local! A very special thank you from The Handmaidens goes to our top-level calendar sponsors — with generous donations from DECO Raleigh, Pop-Up Sunday, Brwn Fox Creative, and City Market, we were able to pass out those little beauties to the first 200 shoppers, plus raffle off even more for our featured charity.
Thanks again to Jenn Hales Illustration and Design for another beautiful logo design! If you would like to see her creative process at work, check out this time lapse video that captures Jenn starting with the concept and working through the drawing and painting — it’s amazing!
Our biggest shout out goes to YOU, who contributed to our featured charity Read and Feed; YOU, who pitched in so that the good people at Read and Feed can continue to reach out to low income children with their mobile classroom, evening meals, and reading tutors. TOGETHER we raised $945 for this important organization. Thank you!
If you have a story to share about your day at The Handmade Market, we would really love to hear from you. If you took photos at the event, pretty please add them to The Handmade Market group on Flickr.
Now here’s some BIG NEWS! Cobblestone Hall is closing its doors in January (sad trombone!). We need a spiffy space for The Handmade Market on May 2, 2015. Do you have or know of an indoor event space that is at least 5,600 sq ft? If so, please give us a shout — we need somewhere to land!
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And speaking of upcoming shows — the Boylan Heights ArtWalk is Sunday, December 7th. If you didn’t make it to The Handmade Market this time, here is another chance to shop handmade for the holidays. There will be many talented artisans displaying their wares on front porches and lawns in the Boylan Heights neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. And if you DID enjoy The Handmade Market, it’s just another chance for more loveliness! Stop by and say hello to The Handmaidens — we’ll be there.
With love + craftiness,