Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Megan from Megan Hogan Art & Design

Hello! I'm Megan, from Megan Hogan Art & Design, I'm an up and coming freelance artist, illustrator, and crafter in the Columbus area. Specializing mainly in unique watercolor and ink designs (originals & prints), I've recently begun branching out into the crafters world to include all of my art onto items such as handmade journals, stickers/magnets, and notecards.
My style is very cohesive, I love working with watercolors because of their vibrancy and using black ink to really add depth, contrast, and detail to each of my pieces. My inspiration for my art is drawn a lot from nature; I love creating floral and wilderness scenes, but anything that is unique or visually grabs my attention helps in my creative process.
I recently quit my part time job of 7 1/2 years to really focus on my art full time and it's been a dream come true. I currently sell my art at Wholly Craft, Simply Vague Polaris location, and a salon off Parson's Ave called Strut. Alongside pursuing my passion of fine art, I'm also an intern of student ministries and very involved with my church. When I'm not working or creating, you can find me out and about around the Columbus area, exploring what our wonderful city has to offer.
My message behind my art is to truly embrace, and live life to the full; My hope is when people view my art, something would come alive in them and would spark their imagination and inspire them to create something beautiful of their own.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Megan Midworth with Doves Nest Designs

Hi! My name is Megan Midworth with Doves Nest Designs. I am a newbie to the craft-show world and am so excited to be a part of this year's NYMCM!!
I have been sewing for almost as long as I can remember, thanks to my mother. In my adult years, I started out making funky patchwork clothes for myself and friends. After my daughter was born 10 years ago, I started making clothes and dolls for her- all with an edge. Since then I have really blossomed as an artist, getting crazy creative!
In 2007, I opened my shop on ETSY, selling clothing and bags. Since then I have designed and made a variety of garments, bags, wallets, plush toys, costumes, dolls, patches, sewn pictures and more! I love to find inspiration in music, nature, books, tattoos, my children, friends, and art work. Added to my crazy imagination, there's no telling what I will make next!
After opening my ETSY shop, the Baby Lock Sewing Machine Company approached me to work with their company. I have designed step-by-step projects with instructions and pictures for their web site.
I am so thankful that I have found something I love to do that is such a great outlet for my artsy side! I take great pride in everything I design and make. I have had a hard time finding my place in the craft show world so far...but NYMCM seems like just the place!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kennard Smith of Kennard's Concepts

Kennard Smith has been envisioning the new from the old since he was little, creating birdhouses from reclaimed barn wood for his mother. As he continued to grow, he learned more about recycling materials and building larger pieces with his father. His strong sense of family combined with his ability to reclaim what others would find unusable creates the beautiful one of kind pieces you see here. Kennard puts all of his time and pride into each individual creation making it a sustainable and functional item for your home!
Hello! My name is Kenny Smith.
I started Kennard's Concepts, I sell one of kind hand fabricated wood and metal pieces. Anything from tables to wall art to unique folk art. I like to use mostly reclaimed materials if possible and always put my heart and soul into each creation!

2014- Holiday Poster

Our amazing poster by Jon Juravich
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We’re back and we are taking names!

We’re back and we are taking names!
NYMCM is so very excited to announce our new market location,the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North downtown Columbus! What is better than shopping handmade on a Friday evening and than taking a few steps out the door to tons of restaurants, shop and entertainment!
Not only is the location amazing but also the venue itself offers more opportunities for entertainment and over 75 handmade vendors!
Applications are open now until Sept. 14th! Find them Here:
please apply and spread the word to all your crafty friends. We are the new kids in town and would love your help in making crafting connections!
Booth Size and Prices:
6x5 foot Space = $60 (or $50 for returning vendors)
8x5 foot Space = $ 75 (or $60 for returning vendors)
10 x10 foot Space = $100 (or $85 for returning vendors)
Sponsorships are also available for $200 and $100 For sponsorship information and details please email us at
Another huge new addition to NYMCM this year is Carrie! Carrie is joining our team and serving as co-host! She is bringing some big guns to the table and we are so grateful she is here.
Please learn all about her in our last blog post, “A Note From Carrie.” She is Amazing!
There is MORE MORE MORE to come, so please keep following us on Facebook, here at the blog, and pinterest!
We are so looking forward to seeing you all in November!
Hugs and Stiches,
The NYMCM Team

A Note From Carrie

Hi! I’m Carrie Schaefer and I am the latest addition to the Not Your Mama’s Craft Market (NYMCM) family. I have participated as a vendor in the four previous NYMCM events and served on the Jury Selection Committee. However, I am thrilled to be a part of this ever-changing, always exceptional, handmade only market in a more “official” capacity.
A little about me…. I am a born and raised midwesterner. I’ve been crafting since I was a young girl. Almost everything handmade interests and inspires me. I am married and have three daughters, ages 15, 12 and 9. I operate my small handmade handbag business, Petal Handmade, from my home studio. I am the luckiest gal in the world in that I get to stay at home, help raise our kids, and create to my heart’s desire.
I look forward to the thrills and challenges that come with running NYMCM but mostly I look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for handmade.
XO -

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Petal Handmade Handbags - Carrie Schaefer

Hello! I am Carrie Schaefer and my business is Petal Handmade Handbags. I design and make handbags and other apparel items and accessories. I personally design and handcraft every item in my shop. I am a Mommy of 3 beautiful little girls and wife to a really good man. We live in a small rural community in central Ohio.
I am excited to be a part of the Not Your Mama’s Craft Market again. This is my third time as a vendor at this market and I can truly say that it is such a great experience. I am truly inspired by all of the creativity flowing through this market. My favorite aspect of the market is meeting fellow craftspeople and artisans and soaking up the creativity they exude. It would be a mistake for me not to mention all the wonderful shoppers who are just as excited to be there as are the vendors.
At the year’s Not Your Mama’s Holiday Craft Market, I will be displaying and selling my usual bags such as my best sellers, The Large Ashley Bag and The Cupecoy Bag.
I am very excited to be debuting a couple of new items at this year’s market. I will have bow-ties for both children and adults. These bow ties are great for family pictures, as part of your holiday party attire and of course for everyday wear! They make great stocking stuffers too! They will also coordinate with the reversible collars that I displayed at last year’s Holiday market.
Also debuting this year is the new Joy Bag. Smart, sophisticated, simple and slim. I made this bag for a friend and loved it so much I decided it needed to be part of my Petal Handmade Handbag repertoire. So I gave her a name and she’s ready for whatever you can dish out!
I look forward to seeing you at the Not Your Mama’s Holiday Craft Market on November 30th! Mention this blog post and get 15% off of one item from my display at the market.