Craft-Apple-Ar, Summer, & Updates

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

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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.

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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!

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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…….

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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

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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!

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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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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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What is your Favorite Part of the Handmade Process? A Look into the Valentine Craftacular

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The seventh annual Valentine’s Craftacular is next Sunday!

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

We’re going to keep taking deeper looks into the vendors at the Valentine Craftacular.  The event is just days away and we want to keep you all excited and raring to shop!

I asked the vendors,

What is your favorite part of the handmade process?

Let’s see what a few more vendors had to say…

Katy: My favorite part of the process is watching the piece come together as I am creating it. Upcycling is such a fun process. Each piece is unique in it’s own way.

Stefanie: My favorite part is getting a thought/idea working on it and the satisfaction of having it come to life as you had pictured it, bonus points if it turns out even better than I originally thought!

- Glitter and Grunge

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I love the time working quietly on new product recipes, as well as the time I am out and about meeting people and telling them about what I make and talking about my bees.  -CackleBee

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I love being able to putter and create.  It’s so fun to picture a project in my mind and watch it come to be. – Purple Magnolia

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Coming up with an idea in my head, creating it, and seeing people get excited about it.  It’s very satisfying! – Bohemian Bauble

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My favorite part of the handmade process is that you can make ANYTHING.  And people come by and say, “You made that?!  I never would have even thought of that in a million years, muchless figured out how to make it!” – Clipped Arts

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Seeing all the random, individual parts come together into a finished project. – M Yarn Crafts

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Fabric, texture and creating it into something completely spectacular.   I am a fabric junkie.  I am not talking that I simply admire a good print,  it is more like I want to wrap my home & children in it. – Little Ms. Fancy Pants

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