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.


It’s beginning to look a lot like… Valentine’s Day?


That’s right folks! It’s time to gear up for the Valentine Craftacular! We are excited to announce that this event, as well as our Summer Craftacular (Sunday, July 20th) and Holiday Craftacular (Saturday, November 29th) will be held downtown Madison at the Masonic Center (301 Wisconsin Ave.). This is a beautiful venue for our shows and is centrally located in the heart of Madison.

Visit our awesome website (thanks to Crafty Helper Stef Lin!), for info on applying to be a vendor or sponsor for this event!

Getting Ready for the Craftacular!

Between moving (ugh) two birthday parties (yay!) and a million things inbetween, I really honestly have been getting ready for one of my favorite days of the year…. The Holiday Craftacular!!! The show is a bit earlier this year than in past years, so MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!


We are so excited to be gearing up for our Ninth Annual Holiday Craftacular! We will once again be returning to the Madison Masonic Center located downtown Madison at 301 Wisconsin Ave. This is a great location close to parking and downtown holiday shopping! The show will run on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have two full rooms full of vendors with everything ranging from clothing to upcycled vintage holiday decor to homemade treats for you to enjoy! There will also be food available to purchase so you can grab a bite to eat and get back to shopping.

new-wreath (Wreath design, Stef Lin * Photography, Funky Monkey Photography)

We do have a brand spanking new website, thanks to Stef Lin at Crafty Helper so go check it out and add it to your favorites! It is On the website we have a full listing of vendors as well as pictures from past shows.

We can’t wait to see you all on November 23, and don’t forget to come early! As always, the first 50 shoppers will receive an awesome reuseable tote bag! This year they are being donated by Geekiana from Minneapolis, MN who will be joining us for the first time. Make sure you stop by their booth and see all their clothing and accessories.


Are you interested in vending at or sponsoring future events?
Please email me at


I love Kim Lapacek. I love Kim for many reasons. She is an awesome friend, an amazing mother, unbelieveable artist & crafter… Oh, and did I mention that she owns the areas most awesome orchard along with her husband and their family??? AND for one fun filled day she lets me take over part of the orchard for the Craft-Apple-Ar! This is the third year we are working on this event and I am super excited.

If you click on the link at the top of the page it will give you more general information including info on vending if you interested. Either way, shopping or vending, you don’t want to miss this once a year event!


Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the Ninth Annual Summer Craftacular!

The ever amazing Kim Lapacek (guest blogger extraordinaire) started a Flickr page so if you didn’t get a chance to stop by the show you can at least take a peek at the pics so you can see the awesomeness you missed so you can make sure to come to the Holiday Craftacular (November 23rd!). Here is the Flickr page.

Kim also took some amazing pics of my booth and products. You can go to the things I make page to see most of them, but this is my favorite (not great as far as a product shot, but amazing in every other aspect).


I am a lucky woman to have some amazing friends and colleagues..