The Bookish Life

Name: Andrea and Chad Thorson

This afternoon I have the pleasure to introduce you to a wonderful creative couple – Andrea and Chad of  The Bookish Life.

Website:  http://www.thebookishlife.etsy.com
Other social media sites: facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thebookishlife 
blog: http://ourbookishlife.wordpress.com/
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We’ll have lots of jewelry, pocket mirrors, magnets and other accessories featuring your favorite books. This year we’ll also have a bigger selection of original artwork drawn on old book pages and recycled book page ornaments! 
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What is your favorite gift memory?
Andrea: a journal that my grandmother gave me when I was 7.
Chad: Shogun Warrior circa 1978. 
 
Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison? Banzo food cart during the farmer’s market! 
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
We can’t wait to check out all of the vendors, but are definitely looking forward to checking out Geekiana as well as anyone with fun kids gifts or sweet treats! 
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feltmates

This Sunday morning we’re going to hear a little more from Yoko Nomura of feltmates!

Website:  feltmates.com
Other social media sites: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltmates

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What items will you have at this years show?
- I have functional work (purses, ornaments, tape measures, pincushions and more) and art toys all made of felt.

Mini Christmas stockings

What is your favorite gift memory?
- My husband ordered one of my favorite artists to made us a pair of super cute bear plush for our anniversary gift. It was so sweet and those bears make me smile every time I see them.
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Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
It is perfect to go for breakfast or brunch. Also the people who work there are so nice too!
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
- It is hard to pick just one! But I will definitely check out the fiber work, cards, jewelry!  I am very excited to visit them as often as I can. 
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Dainty Daisies

This Sunday afternoon we’ll be hearing from the lovely Michelle Aspero of Dainty Daisies.
Rosie headbands take 2

Website:  www.daintydaisies.com / www.daintydaisies.blogspot.com
Other social media sites:facebook, twitter under dainty daisies &  instagram user id daintydaisies01
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What items will you have at this years show?
bowties/hair bows, mini hair bows, fabric button earrings, glitter star headbands & hair pins, tie front Rosie headbands,& my new “ugly sweater” holiday headbands! ;)
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What is your favorite gift memory?
I have so many! I think the year my grandmother gave me & my sisters pear necklaces made from a string of pearl that my grandfather gave her along with a photo of them after they were first married. My grandfather passed away when I was 4 so it meant a lot to me!
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Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
My kids love Noodles & Co, they like to sit on the 2nd floor & people watch over state st.
 
Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
I will not be there in person but the lovely Becca from Tiny Triangles & I will be sharing a booth I will be hosting my craft fair that day Handmade for the Holidays!
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Donald Topp

This afternoon we’re going to meet Rich Theobald of Donald Topp.
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What items will you have at this years show?
Mostly silkscreen with mixed media on paper, board and a few metal pieces. The iconic pop art along with some new stuff I’m working on.
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Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
The Tipsy Cow
Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
All the booths, hate to cause hurt feelings.
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Lumen Electronic Jewelry

Today we’re going to hear from Siblings Robin and Marty Lawson (Robin speaking) of Lumen Electronic Jewelry.

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What items will you have at this years show?
This is our first craft show, EVER.  So we’ll be debuting all of our geek-tastic items, including necklaces, earrings, pins, and even a few  blinky cufflinks.
Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
Marty and I love to eat at Umami.  Nummy Ramen.
Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
Well, naturally, we’re looking forward to checking out Geekiana.  There are many geeks in our family tree.