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.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eva Jenae Naturals, LLC - Lydia Gibson

I am Lydia Gibson, owner of Eva Jenae Naturals, LLC. I am a wife, proud mother of two, and an Air Force veteran. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of West Florida and a Master of Arts in Management from Wayland Baptist University. I grew up in eastern North Carolina and have lived in the Dayton area for two years. The journey to Eva Jenae Naturals began in 2006 soon after my daughter Eva was born. She was diagnosed with eczema at an early age and I did not comprehend why the prescriptions and store bought products were not working for her. After a bit of research, I realized the prescriptions and even the products we were using that were labeled “all natural” contained chemicals, perfumes, and other ingredients that further irritated her skin. There was an absence of soothing and moisturizing ingredients that would nourish and protect her delicate skin.
Fed up with the alternatives, I began to experiment with simple ingredients that have been used for centuries in healing and skincare. Little Eva’s skin responded so well to the creations that I began sharing them with friends and family who loved them just as much as I did! The encouragement from them inspired the birth of Eva Jenae Naturals!
I made the transition from a hobby to a business in September 2011 when I found myself unemployed after my husband’s military transfer to Ohio. I’ve known I wanted to be an entrepreneur since I was in the 7th grade and felt the time was right to go ahead and dive in. I am fortunate to have my husband and kids as excited about this new venture as I am! What sets Eva Jenae Naturals apart is that ALL NATURAL really does mean ALL NATURAL! Our products are simple, yet effective. No synthetic fragrances, parabens, petroleum or fillers are ever used and we never test products on animals. The raw ingredients and materials we use are purchased only from responsible suppliers and are all natural and/or organic. Each product is handmade in small batches in a sterile environment to ensure freshness.
We are passionate about our business and our mission to create vegan, all natural skin & hair care products. It is our commitment to continually strive to bring you the most beneficial products and provide exceptional customer service. The ultimate goal for our business is to use it as a platform to promote entrepreneurship, self-empowerment, and community involvement among youth.
Lydia Gibson
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