Ladybird Designs

I am really excited to introducing another friend and fellow artist to you all today… Andrea Rane of Lady Bird Designs!

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Website:  facebook.com/ladybirddesigns2
Other social media sites: 
madisonartery.com/madison-artists/lady-bird-designs/

What items will you have at this years show?

Handmade jewelry using mixed metals, semi-precious gemstones, vintage and found objects.
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What is your favorite gift memory?
That would be the year I had the biggest gift under the tree. Yep, it was full off hangers because my Granny said I needed to clean my room.
 
Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
There’s so many good places to eat in Madison! I don’t think I have just one favorite, but I really love Nat Spil. I especially love their pizzas and dumplings.
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
All of them! I just saw the vendor list and am planning to do a big chunk of my own holiday shopping there!
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Roots Chocolates

Today we’re going to meet Lisa Nelson of Roots Chocolates (yumm…chocolate).
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Website:  rootschocolates.com
Other social media sites: https://www.facebook.com/RootsChocolates

What items will you have at this years show? 

farm-crafted chocolates, Brew Brittle, Cholami, Crystallized Cocoa Nibs, Bean to Bar chocolate bars
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What is your favorite gift memory? 
Microwavable heating pads to keep my feet warm in the winter!
 
Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison? 
Ha Long Bay
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping? 
Barrel Aged Honey from the folks in MN (I hope they are there!)

Lindock Bag Co

This afternoon we’re going to meet Julie Brzezinski of Lindock Bag Co.

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Website:  lindock.etsy.com

Other social media sites:
facebook.com/lindockbagco
instagram.com/lindockbagco
lindockbagco.blogspot.com

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What items will you have at this years show?
At the Holiday Craftacular, I will be selling a variety of one of a kind bags and accessories; including:  totes, messengers, pouches, wallets, bracelets, and key fobs.

What is your favorite gift memory?
A few years ago, for Christmas, my sister gave everyone in the family a cook book she had made that contained family recipes.  Later we found out the book took a few years to complete because she tested and photographed every dish!  It is definitely special knowing how much effort my she put into making it as well as the fond memories I have every time I use the book because I remember eating most of the dishes when I was younger.
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Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
I recently moved to Madison so I haven’t had much opportunity to explore many of the eateries around town yet, but I am already a fan of Collectivo and Fair Trade Coffee
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?

I can’t wait to see Man vs. George and Casa & Co in person, their products look great!

 

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Big River Woodworks

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope your as excited as I am about meeting John Calabrese from Big River Woodworks today!  The photo’s he included in his interview are INCREDIBLE!  What perfect gifts for the holidays!
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What items will you have at this years show?
We will have many cutting boards. Square, round, paddle boards, etc. Also State shaped ornaments and magnets.
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What is your favorite gift memory?
Favorite memory is watching our one year old find his toy piano under last years Christmas tree.
 

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Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison? 
I’ve never been to Madison! Shame on me. (moved to Wisconsin from Minneapolis this year)
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 Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping? 
As many booths as I can
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LüSa Organics

It’s Tuesday!  Which means today we’re going to read a bit more about Rachel Wolf of LüSa Organics!
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What items will you have at this years show?
You can find your way to our booth by scent alone. We’re bringing lots of luscious essential-oil scented soaps, scrubs, baby care, and mama care, as well as a brand new assortment of holiday gifts in Peppermint Stick, Christmas Spice, and Vanilla Almond. Yum-city.
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What is your favorite gift memory?
I’d have to say that teddy bear I still remember my grandma giving me when I was two.
 
Where is your favorite place to eat in Downtown Madison?
HIal Chuli
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Which other booths at the Craftacular are you excited to visit to do some special holiday shopping?
I’m looking forward to picking up a few new skeins of handspun yarn, and maybe some letterpress!
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