Thursday, December 31, 2009
Join us at craftLAB on Sunday, January 3, 2010 from noon to 3pm at The Lunch Studio for our official Flint Handmade Swag Launch Party!
Totes are $10 and notebooks are $5. Visit http://www.flinthandmade.com/ for more information about our new swag!
Much love to local art student Yasmin Ladha for designing our awesome "knuckles" logo! Check out Yaz's bio at http://www.flinthandmade.com/ under featured artists.
We hope to see YOU on January 3rd!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
We want to know what kinds of crafty gives you gave and/or received this year! Email your pics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get us started, check out this pic of April (aka Dazey Destroyah) and her brand new sewing machine!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We had over 400 people in attendance...our largest crowd yet! Over $8,000 in sales were transacted in just 6 hours! Way to support the creative economy and local businesses!!!
We are so proud to be a part of Flint right now and you should be, too!
Check out some pics:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
And now, pictures from Handmade Harvest!
Check out TONS more pictures from Handmade Harvest at our BRAND NEW flickr!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Come to Handmade Harvest, a FREE family-friendly alternative to the chaos of "Black Friday" at The Lunch Studio! Ten local Flint Handmade vendors will be selling their unique handmade goods, including jewelry, children's toys, paper crafts, purses/totes and much more! Flint Handmade encourages everyone to give handmade gifts for the holidays, so this is a great opportunity to find something special for the friends and family on your shopping list!
We'll even make it easy and comfortable with FREE goodie bags for the first 25 shoppers, FREE craft activities for the kids, and FREE cider and donuts for all. The Lunch Studio will be selling delicious soups and sandwiches to keep your tummy full while you shop!
Along with all the shopping and free stuff will be a LIVE AUCTION to raise funds for Flint Handmade. The auction will start at 1pm with items valued at $5 to $50 from our featured vendors, local businesses and other friends of Flint Handmade. Bidding will start at half the retail price.
Handmade Harvest is on Friday, November 27, 2009 from 11am-3pm at the Lunch Studio in Downtown Flint (444 S. Saginaw, Flint, MI 48502). We hope to see you there!
Flint Handmade seeks to nurture a local handmade economy and environment in Flint by organizing and promoting craft markets, offering opportunities for social crafting and creative expression, and educating the public about the personal and commercial value of handcrafting.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So, I went to another AWESOME craft workshop at the Cody Branch of the Flint Public Library! Jackie taught us how to make these nifty paper ornaments with just paper circles, glue, and ribbon. Too cute!
For instructions on how to make these fun and easy ornaments, visit http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/card-ornaments.shtml OR come to the FREE Lean and Green Workshop at the West Flint Branch on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 6pm-7:30pm. Maps and directions are available at http://www.fpl.info/about/branches/index.shtml.
All materials are provided at the workshop, but if you have specific paper you wanted to use, you could just bring it along. Hope to see you there! :)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Ali Misner of Alexandria's Soap Garden (http://www.asoapgarden.etsy.com/) taught everyone how to make all natural soap. Check out the pics!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Well, Becky was SO inpired by Amy's excellent instruction at the workshop that she sent us the message and photos below. Enjoy!
Dear Flint Handmade,
I was inspired by Amy. I've had the book "Simply Sublime Bags" that she used at the workshop to make the no sew tote for a couple of years and never made anything from it.
I decided to get it out and try something. I made the keyhole clutch on page 53 with a fat quarter and less than an hour of work.
Ok, this is Flint Handmade again! Thank YOU, Becky, for the message!
Anyone else out there want to share a crafty inspiration story on our blog? Email it to us at email@example.com!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
If you noticed in the above pics, Flint Handmade member Amy began the night in a new sweater dress from the mall...
And, of course, our vendors had sweet merch for sale. Check 'em out!