Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Enthusiast Craft Exchange - Spring 2015

At Not Your Mama's Craft Market we love our customers. We love your enthusiasm. We love your support. We love hearing from you. We love seeing what you do. And we love how you love us! It's time we really show it, So lets get together! 

As customer appreciation we invite you to our first seasonal Enthusiast Craft Exchange! 
   This event is open to everyone from professionals, hobbyists, Pintrest junkies, the "nice triers,"... EVERYONE! If you love to make you'll fit right in! 

How it works: Sign up. Make 20 of the same items. Leave with 20 new and unique items crated by other enthusiasts!  (Like a cookie exchange without the calories!)     
Sew To Speak, a wonderful sponsor or NYMCM will be closing their store to the general public to hold our exchange and give all of you a VIP shopping experance to all their amazing designer fabrics, patterns, trims and all around good stuff! Think of all the Fabric... the fabric!!! So beautiful! (Give me an Amen if you just teared ups little. We won't judge.) 

Get Started:
1)  Reserve your spot on our sign up page: CLICK HERE  
*Only 20 spots will be available so please honor your commitment to coming.

2)  Get Crafting! 
*You will need to make 20 of the same item completed and ready for the exchange.  We ask that what you make be something you would be proud to give as a gift. It absolutely doesn't have to cost you a lot but as fairness to other participants please put effort and quality into your work. A good thought to keep is would I want/buy this for $5-$10 if I saw it at a craft show? 

Ideas can be found or our Craft Exchange board on Pinterest. But we are excited to see what you come up with as well!  Make sure you attach your business card if you have one! 
3)  Go: 
     Sew To Speak is located at 4610 North High Street Columbus, OH (Clintonville) 
     Don't forget  
      -Your 20 handmade items 
      - A box or bag to take your new items home in 
      - A snack to share if your willing! 

****If we have a GRAND response to this event we will consider holding another exchange later the same day if a minimum of 15 people commit. So let us know if you don't make the list and still want to join! 

We are so excited to meet all you makers! 

Hugs and Stiches, 
 Carrie and Chelsey 

For information on upcoming events and news please email or FB message us asking to add your email to our mailing list! 

Professional Craft Exchange - Spring 2015

The Professional exchange is open to all past NYMCM vendors and all those who have applied in the past.
*We will be holding another exchange for those crafters without business. Stay posted!
We will be holding our:
1st Professional Craft Exchange
7:00pm, on April 24th
at my house in the German Village Area!
We were so very impressed with this years swag bags and it gave us the idea! An exchange! Like a cookie exchange but with great quality crafted items made by other crafting professionals ( a person with a crafting business).
You come with 20 items you made you leave with 20 different items others made.
Here is how it works:
- Sign Up To Come By texting me at 614-579-9813.
*Only 20 spots will be available so please honor your commitment to coming. We are opening this party to all past vendors and vendors who have applied. Also, other craft show hosts and shop owners. ****** You may bring/ sign up one friend who has not been a NYMCM vendor BUT is a professional crafter.
-Get Crafting!
*You will need to make 20 of the same items ready for the exchange. Make sure you attach your business card! What you bring is up to you BUT items need to be a little "nicer" than your normal swag. It doesn't have to cost you a lot to make but it needs to be well made. Something you would feel proud to sell. For example, I made a hair clip for the swag bag. For the exchange I would back them a little nicer and make them a 3 pack. Or I might make a charm out of a vintage earring and attach in cute packaging. Just be fair to other participants who are bringing quality items.
- What To Bring:
-Your 20 handmade items with attached business card to pass out.
- A box or bag to take your new 15 items home in.
- A snack to share.
Hope you can join us and I can't wait to see you again soon!
Arrow fabric in photo from Dabble & Stitch

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today!!!! Before you come information.

Today is THE day!!!! Shop with us 5-9pm in the Short North!
We have 50 full Swag Bags ready to handout to our first 50 customers! Just show your purchase at the Swag Bag table and they will give you one!
Things to think about before you come:
- Cash. Many of our vendors do have credit card machines but some don't. Cash is always a great idea!
-Parking. There are 100 some free parking spaces at the cathedral!!! If it is full there is a parking garage feet away next to the North Market as well as street parking!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

House of Ra - Cara

Interesting, high quality, unusual accessories for the interesting unique lady. My designs illustrate that the rough and unusual can be just as elegant as the highly polished stone. The bags capture a playful, bohemian spirit and are made of genuine leather. Everything is made from high quality stones and leather just for you in my Miami, FL studio. As a Dayton, OH native I'm excited to share my products with you at Not Your Mama's Craft Market.

Touch The Edge Studios - Anita Haines

My family and I are excited to be a part of the upcoming Not Your Mama’s Holiday Craft Market.
"Touch The Edge Studios" has come together as a true family effort of sharing our love of all things creative by using our artistic talents and gifts to inspire, encourage and enrich our lives as well as the lives of others.
It combines all of our family member’s creative endeavors; My "Stamp With Anita" part of the studio focuses on creating, teaching and selling hand stamped cards, papercrafts and products. Along with the creative efforts of the rest of the family we've added studio classes, mixed media art, painting, unique handcrafted and re-purposed wood and furniture items. The products we offer have evolved as each of us have grown artistically.
The appreciation and love of the visual arts, music, dance, written word and theatrical performance have always been a part of our family's life. It's brought much love, joy, friendship and even healing. Our desire is to offer beautiful inspiring pieces that bring joy and touch the lives of others in a special way. We would be honored to have one of our pieces find it's way into your home and look forward to seeing you at the show.
Blessings, The Haines Family

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chelsea - Glitteracy

Hey there!
First of all I'm so excited to be a part of Not Your Mama's Holiday Craft Market this year for the first time. Due to also being an elementary Art Teacher creating watercolors has become a hobby of mine to continue making art of my own. When decorating my own apartment, I began to think about what kinds of artwork I would want to hang that were special and also narrative.
My work consists of silhouettes of all kinds filled with watercolors left on their own to swirl and come together to create an image. Creating an abstract artwork held together with a single image is beautiful in its simplicity.
Recently, I have delved into creating artworks that show my love for my hometown in Columbus, Ohio! Born and raised here, I have always been drawn to showing love for my city and thought why not show that love visually for all the other CBUS lovers out there! I've gotten a lot of interest and am really taking off with new ideas as well as revisiting the same images again to paint them in a ever changing color schemes!
I can't wait to share my work with you over the Thanksgiving Break that is creeping up on us! Thank you for your time!
614 Love,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cristy from Love You Sew

I'm Cristy from Love You Sew. Originally, I'm from Philadelphia, PA but set roots in Columbus 5 years ago. I love fabric and sewing just about anything! My Etsy shop, LoveYouSewBoutique, is all about the "On-the-go Parent" with Travel Diaper Changing Pads, Diaper Clutches, Wet Bags, and Burp Cloths. However, I'll be adding a few quilts and holiday toddler dresses to the show as well!
Alongside me, will be three of my crafting partners in crime. We met through our children but have found a bond in our love for handcrafted products. These ladies make juggling life and crafting MUCH easier!
Crafty Paper Goods will be bringing the most amazing Cards, Holiday Decor, and Gift Packaging. These are all hand cut, stamped and assembled by my Canadian friend, Brett.
Designs by Amy is all about the Crochet. She uses super soft (and WARM!) yarn to create Cowls, Hats, Coffee Cozies. Her hair clips and headbands make the perfect gifts! Amy is originally from Columbus.
Rainbow on Roses has a mix of sewn and crochet items. Allyson's fleece infant and toddler ponchos are a must-have in this cold weather. She also crochets hats, cowls and make headband holders. Allyson is also a hometown Columbus girl.
We are excited to be a part of this year's NYMCM and can't wait to meet everyone!