Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sign ups for our next 2 #614CraftyExchange events are now open!

Sign up now!

The Professional Exchange   (open to makers with active crafting businesses)

Sign up here:


The Enthusiast Exchange  (open to all makers) 

Sign up here:

Hope to see you there! 

Hugs and Stiches, 
Not Your Mama's Craft Market 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Upcoming Craft Exchanges in July

Its back!
Not your mamas Craft Market is holding our next round of ‪#‎614CraftyExchange‬ s! Yayay! The last two were so awesome and we can't wait to do it again!
We will putting up the link to our sign up sheets for both exchanges on Tuesday, June 2nd! You will be able to find the link first on our Instagram at 7:00pm and next on FB, our blog and twitter at 7:30pm!
Follow us now on Instagram to be first on the list, they fill up fast!

NOTE: The professional exchange held on July 10th is for people with crafting business only. You must leave your business info on the sign up sheet.

- The exchange on July 12th is open to all!!!! Pros and hobbyists welcome! IF this exchange fills fast we will open up another exchange later that same day!

What is a Crafty Exchange?
Think cookies exchange but with handmade items. Each person brings 20 handmade items to share and leaves with 20 new items made by other guests!
***To keep things fair we ask that all handmade items have a $10 resale value.

For photos and the nitty gritty on our last exchanges check out Pretty Poor Living: 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Enthusiast 614 Crafty Exchange - Spring 2015

This is a repost from one of our show hosts, Chelsey Hill's, new blog Pretty Poor Living. For tutorials, recipes, and other great crafty goodness jump over to her site and hit follow!

Hey friends! Sunday was our (Not Your Mamas Craft Market) Enthusiast 614 Crafty Exchange! And boy can I get use to taking home all this handmade goodness!!!

Maybe you have already got a few sneak peaks on our Instagram, twitter and Facebook pages. (Don't forget to follow us while your there) We are so very blessed to have such amazing suporters who came out to support NYMCM and other like minded crafty people. The day started at the wonderful and amazingly beautiful Sew To Speak ( a NYMCM sponsor) in Clintonville, Columbus!  As exchangers started to pile in it didn't take them long at all to start admiring all the AMAZING fabric! And do they have AMAZING fabric. And trims. And project samples from future classes.  Ummm Ummm Good.



Any who, after some great shopping the crafters grabbed their sassy little name tags (tutorial later this week)  and some yummy snack and made their way to their seat in the sharing circle. Ok I didn't really call it the sharing circle in front of anyone but with no one here to give me a "weirdo" look Im going to call it that:)


Things quickly got moving as all the crafters took turns standing up and sharing a little ditty about themselves, what they do, and if they had one about their businesses. And can I just say the talent did not stay home! What a great group of gals. The group was a mix of hobby crafters, professional crafters and artists. Items exchanged was an eclectic arrange of jewelry, other accessories, and home goods. Here is where I sill just shut up and "show you the money!



Yoga Strap: Petal Handmade Bags - Bead Embroidered Necklace: Whistling In Tongues - Leather Sunglasses Case : Ally Eads - Swede and Glass Bead Bracelets : Sara Miller

Wood Slice Chalkboard: Amanda Lotyzc - Wood Burned Bracelet: Branching Creations - Ohio Wire Necklace : The Heirloom Tomato (ME! - tutorial coming:) - Wire and Bead Earrings: Gibson Girls Glass - Business Card Holder: Lil Munchkin Butt

Cork Wineglass Charms: Laura Wallace - Bird Dishtowel: Lisa Siferd

German 8 Point Paper Star: Kayla Braatz - Red Fire Acrylic Painting: Maryann Ailes - Hand Painted, Dyed and Stitched Patch: Brittni Stump - Quilted Sewing Machine Wall Hanging: Patchwork & RicRac


 See!!! See!!! Amazing! I have already gotten a ton of use out of my make homes!!!!


We would love to see you at our next #614CraftyExchange! We are in the works of finalizing the details of our next exchange. We will first announce the day and time we will launch the sign up sheet so everyone has time to get their ducks in a row and everyone has an equal change to sign up!

Look for that announcemnt here at (hit the follow button!), Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and be the first to sign up!

 Hugs and Stiches,
 Chelsey Hill

Monday, April 27, 2015

Professional Craft Exchange - Spring 2015

Here is an overview of our awesome Professional Crafty Exchange from Co Host Chelsey's new blog Pretty Poor Living.  Take a second to check her blog out!


Its was here. It is gone. It was AMAZING! Last night Not Your Mama's Craft Market had its first ever Craft Exchange. This exchange was for the pros; crafters with established businesses. Most of these ladies I already had the pleasure of knowing but there were a few that were new.  And boy, were we happy to include them into our group of wild women. ( I hope they left feeling the same:)

So here is the run down of the night! First before the day even got started I loved hearing all the buzz from those attending and all the jealousy from those who couldn't make it. I also got a kick out of the honesty on social media of different ladies sharing how they were scrambling to to get their crafts together last sec. and the panic of those who started making the night before.  There were a lot of us:) Anyway, the event was held at my home in the south side of Columbus. Its a tiny little place 1200 square feet but thankfully we all like each other and bathe regularly.  Everyone was asked to bring a snack to share and soon the kitchen was full of good smells and lots of calories. Since it was my house and I had the stove I contributed dairy free hot apple crisp. (Always good always easy.) Everyone filled their plate and took a seat (after being summined many times -bunch of Chatty Kathys) and the fun began!

Individually everyone stood before the group, said a little ditty about themselves, what they make and anything else that might interest the group like shows they put on, groups they lead or projects their working on. Great, great, great networking not to mention very educational:) THEN they revealed their craft to the group.  I can not even explain to you how thrilling this was. Every time someone revealed their craft the room did the a mixture of pretty adorable things out of pure in awe of the awesomeness.

There was the assortment of: the "Pearl Cluchers,"


 the "I don't know who to handle theses emotions,"


 and the "I can't believe this-ers" or the "Nopes. Nope-ity Nope Nope Nopes." This is a good kind of nope. This reaction may also be followed by a "Shut the front door," or a "Girrrrrl."


 The crafts were so amazing, one right after another. I think with us all being experienced crafters we could really appreciate the quality, expense, and time it took to make each item. (Something in the craft business world that is sadly way to often overlooked.)  The phrase, "It's like Christmas" was used, to say the least, often. Lots of smiling, lots of "this is awesome!" One person even said they felt like they were shop lifting because it was too good to be true. To me, I can only really describe the feeling as being on Oprah's favorite things episode (less cars). I continually held myself back from yelling "And you get a necklace! And YOU get a necklace. And YOU And You And You!"


Can I just take a second to mention this was a free/cheap event. Everyone only payed for their supplies and a snack. We each walked away with a bundle of sweet sweet goodness worth at least $100. I even got a few great gifts for others out of the deal. Im pretty sure I made money out of the deal:) Okay at least saved. At this point I would say pictures are worth a thousand words. I will put a few on here but you can also head on over to the Not Your Mama's Craft Market Facebook page to see the whole album. I have divided the crafts in categories so you can get a better look.

 Food: IMG_5046

Crochet Masion Jar Cozy: TL Yarn Crafts - Ice Cream Cozy: Sew Joyful - Coasters; Paper Crafts By Vicki - Reusable Lunch Bag: Petal Handmade Handbags ( NYMCM Co-Host)

 Art: IMG_5060

Large Ohio print, Ohio watercolor card, and Ohio sticker: Glitteracy - Floral original painting: Megan Hogan Art and Design

 Accessories: IMG_5038

Bow tie: Mitzy Bitzy's Workshop - Wood bead necklace: The Heirloom Tomato (Me!)  - Anchor necklace: Simply Spain Designs - Copper Earrings: Gibson Girl's Glass - Copper Bracelet: Hand and Hart Designs - Crochet Earrings: Sol Heritage - Key Fob: Studio Chop Stix


Body Salve and small peppermint soap: Mom N Pop Natural Shoppe - Tea tree soap - Simply Natural


Paper purse with cards: Stamp With Anita - Beaded Bookmark: Sweettooth Studio

 You see what I mean! Amazing! Most of my excitement was completely selfish. Well.. b/c I was so happy I got to keep all this great stuff but I'm also happy for the connection of our group.

 One thing I wasn't expecting was the response to community for the ladies. I wasn't expecting so many to get up and say how they were really excited to have a good group to network with and to just be friends with like minded people. They talked about how great it is that we can get together and learn about each other personally. Many of us know each other or of each other but rarely can we take the time during a busy show to sit-down and talk with one another. I feel like creatives have a special bond that only they can understand. I personally love that I can talk fabric designs with someone like Carrie Schafer of Petal Bags and she will get just as geeked out about a new line of fabric as I do. Like crazy geeked out. Or how we can all exchange craft show tips. Or customer war stories. I love that we can encourage each other and support each others businesses.


We are a strange bunch but we belong to each other. I love these weirdos!

 Hugs and Stiches,

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