Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out and shopped the Mill City Makery booth at the first annual Summer No-Coast Craft-o-rama!  Despite the heat, it was a great day for families at Silverwood Park.  I'm posting some pictures for posterity...a few of these pieces came home with me and *might* find their way onto Mill City Makery's etsy site.  Click on the link to the right to find out.

Sylvie merchandising.  All day long she merchandised - and I'd follow along and re-merchandise.

The popular ruffle skirts for girls made from recycled t-shirts.  A few of these skirts made their way to i like you in Northeast Minneapolis, where you can purchase them.

Play crowns!  Birthday crowns!  Dress up crowns!  Oh how I love these.  I will post these to the Mill City Makery etsy site.  They are also for sale at i like you and Digs Studio in South Minneapolis.

 Preschooler-sized tote bags with slots inside to hold eight crayons (included).  These little bags are so great to tote along some art supplies, a book, and a small stuffed friend to keep kids busy in otherwise boring situations.  I think they make a great gift and are the perfect solution when you don't know what Disney products the kid in question already has...  Available at i like you and Digs.

My latest obsession - the convertible strap bag.  This can be worn as a shoulder bag or a cross-body.  I was into the ruffles (see the ruffle skirts, above) but I did make ONE bag without ruffles.  Of course it was the first sale of the day... more with and without ruffles to come, surely.

A few of these bags remain and will be posted to the etsy site.

What to do with all those fabric scraps that I can't bear to throw out?  Make loads of covered-button ponytail holders and mini-bunting, of course!  Both are available at i like you and Digs.  By the way, if you are visiting this blog because you came upon Mill City Makery at a craft show (thank you!) you really should check out these shops for a great selection of local handmade year 'round.