Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Almost Show Time

The holiday Queen City Craft Bazaar is almost here! Saturday November 19th from 10am-6pm you will find over 40 of Vermont's best indie crafters, artists and designers all in one space.  This is the 5th year of the QCCB and I am thrilled at how much it has grown.  If you haven't been to this show before you are in for a treat.  For starters, it is held in one of the coolest buildings in Burlington, Union Station at 1 Main Street.

It is also very different once you step in the doors.  The Queen City Craft Bazaar is Vermont's indie craft extravaganza. Each show is juried which results in an exciting mix of unique handmade goods.  

You can't help but feel inspired and creative when you walk through this show.  The level of talent that comes to sell their work amazes me year after year.

Here's a little sneak peak at the kind of products you will see on Saturday

                                            Upcycled Dinosaur Planter by Found Beauty Studio

                                                                 Copper Creations

                                                        The fabulous Feisty Ink Designs

                                                             The Madhattess Crafts

                                                  and of course the famous urban farmgirl

There are way too many (over 40 in fact) to list so hop on over to the full vendor page to see them all.  Better yet, come see them all in person on Saturday November 19th from 10-6 at Union Station at 1 Main Street.  Start your holiday shopping this weekend.  Shop local, shop handmade!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vendor Spotlight: Laura Macchia

Laura Macchia is an artist and designer living in Montpelier VT.  She creates paper goods, invitations and custom designs.  I love the fresh, simple patterns of her work.  She will make a great addition to the show.  Her products are also eco-conscious using 100% post-consumer recycled card stock and envelopes and biodegradable packaging. Find Laura at the Queen City Craft Bazaar on Saturday November 19th.  

You can find Laura online here

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vendor Spotlight: Nifty Kidstuff

New to the Queen City Craft Bazaar this year is Nifty Kidstuff from Essex Junction VT.

Caitlin Betsy Bell of Nifty Kidstuff makes puppets, quilts, and super adorable stuffed creatures all made from natural fibers.  I am so excited to have  Caitlin in the show this year.  Her products are vibrant, fun and perfect for all the little ones on your shopping list.  Find her at the Queen City Craft Bazaar on 11/19 at Union Station!

Visit the Nifty Kidstuff online shop to see more  and check out her blog to follow all her crafty posts and find her on Facebook here.