Welcome, 2015.

As we all know, I stink at blogging. I used to be good. I used to be good at my business. I used to be good at many things. But this isn’t about used to’s. This is about now.

This is about the warm cup of tea I have, the quiet buzz of my ‘ol (yet still working! fingers crossed that it holds out awhile…!) computer with the surrounding silence. Jerome has the kids at the YMCA swimming for a bit (yeah yeah, fitness is on the ‘to do’ list… just not this second…), girls are with their dad, and I am downloading some pictures and putting away my overwhelming supply of Christmas that has taken over the house.

The past year has been filled with so much. I have been struggling with my health while trying so hard to adjust to our move into our house that I wasn’t quite ready to move in to. I finally feel that I am beginning to embrace it a little more. I am starting to make little changes to make it our own. It is a big house, that Jerome’s family has filled with love for many many years. It was just not the move I was hoping would be our next. However, it was a blessing to have the space for our family and it will be wonderful for us as I start to feel better and can focus some energy on creating and healing.

I am not going to make huge goals for this year. I am going to make tiny wishes. I hope to see my friends more, even if just for a cup of coffee. I hope to create more, even if just a new recipe or to actually get a few a items up on my long neglected Etsy site. I broke 1,000 sales years ago and have neglected it for too long! I would love to actually bring in some money this year. That would be lovely and I know would be helpful, but my family and my health will continue to come first.

I will sign off for today with a picture of Zoe that I took when we were on our epic road trip to NM this past summer. It pretty much summarizes 2014.

Love to you all and I’m not promising much for this upcoming year, but I will make a tiny wish to check in hopefully more than every six months…


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Craft-Apple-Ar, Summer, & Updates

August, heat… it must be time for the Craft-Apple-Ar!


Tomorrow marks the fourth year I will be returning to Lapacek’s Orchard with a great selection of vendors for another Craft-Apple-Ar! Along with hand-made art and crafts, there will be Matilda Jane clothing, a selection of my vintage housewares, and of course all the delectable goodies the orchard has to offer including apples, caramel apples, donuts and assorted veggies! Don’t let the heat scare you away, come out to orchard and share the day with us!

We are always gearing up for our Tenth Annual Holiday Craftacular! I seriously can’t believe it’s been ten years of this crazy ride.


The vendors have all been selected and I hope to get over to the website next week to start updating the page so you can start ‘pre-shopping’ and get a list started early.

I’m going to be cutting back on my personal shows I’m going to be vending at this year due to some personal health issues and family commitments. You see the link to my Etsy shop on here? Well, I’ve said it before, but this time I am actually dedicated to listing, hopefully selling, and relisting tons of new goodies on here now and throughout the holidays, so check back!!

I’ve also going to be loading up my shops. In the Madison area I currently have stock at Anthology, Hatch Art House and the Regal Find. I will also be getting goodies to my friend Nikki Tupesis for her new shop, Juneberry opening in September.

Not in the Madison area? I also have goodies in Appleton at Blue Moon Emporium as well I Like You in Minneapolis. New shops coming soon as well!

I will be in touch soon, and thank you all for sticking with me through the years..
xo Naomi

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It’s Craftacular Time!


That’s right folks, THIS SUNDAY is the Tenth Annual Summer Craftacular!!

The main ballroom of the Masonic Center will be filled to the brim with artists and crafters, while the classroom will be host to our Vintage Flea and Finds market, so make sure you check out both rooms.

Doors open at 10, and don’t forget, if you are one of the first 50 lucky shoppers you will get one of our fun goodie bags!

The show is all indoors, so come rain or shine, join us Sunday for this FREE, fun, family friendly event, and show your support for ten years of Craftaculars!

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Summer… please…….


Hello dear followers of this very negelected blog! Wowzers this winter has been a rough one. Besides the snow, frigid weather, four kids at three different school, health issues and settling into our new house, well I haven’t had time or energy for much.

BUT I can see a little sparkly glimpse of light in the incoming days and months promising spring, and maybe, if we’re REALLY lucky, even summer.

This summer is extra special. We will be celebrating our Tenth Summer Crafacular! I really truly can’t believe it’s been that long.

We’ve come a long way and I still have some many ideas to explore. I’m excited to hopefully have some of our longtime favorite vendors back, and we’re always looking for new faces! We do have our fancy schmancy Craftacular website up with the application info so head on over there to apply and for more FAQs on the show.


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Seventh Annual Valentine Craftacular is TOMORROW


The seventh annual Valentine’s Craftacular is tomorrow!  Yup – not kidding!

Sunday, Feb 9th from 10am to 4p at the Madison Masonic Center!

Some of the vendors came to the Center today and set up some or all of their booths’.  Here’s a little sneak peek at just a few of the exciting things you can expect to find at tomorrow’s show!


I’ve always wanted to do this!  When I arrived at the Masonic Temple earlier today I took a ‘before’ picture of the venue!  Now – my challenge to YOU is to come by tomorrow to see how over 70 amazing artists and artisans fill this place up with their crafty amazingness!  Even better –  instagram/twitter a picture of the full room and hashtag it #craftacular so we can all check out what you see when you walk in!

Alright – so here are a few fun collages I put together of some of the artists who were in the process of setting up on Saturday!  I’m sure these will get you excited for tomorrow!  AND let’s not forget there is going to be SO MUCH MORE!!!


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The Crafty Night Owl0208142

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0208144La Parisienne Vintage


Patchwork Printshop


Persimon Dreams

See you tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for hashtag #craftacular to see more sneak peeks in the morning!

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