AngelCow Designs

AngelCow Designs showcases hand-knit clothing & gifts created by Texas-based artist Rachel Willis. The Custom Shawl Collar Jacket Sweater is a beautiful piece that is sure to turn heads. The jacket, featuring a fold-over shawl collar, button front, and belt, can be custom-designed to fit your color and size specifications. I also like the desert-inspired Entrelac Felted Clutch Purse that's shape & colors are so unique. But my absolute favorite pieces are the hand-knit hedgehogs! These little guys are too cute for words!!! And, if you'd like to work on your own creations, check out the colorful hand-dyed sock yarn.

Upcoming Events

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WHAT: Make Shop & Studio's 5 Year Birthday Bash
WHEN: Thursday, April 1; 7-10pm
WHERE: Make, 313 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX
ETC: Celebrate 5 wonderful years with cocktails, lite fare, and 20% discounted prices on all store merchandise. Sign up for any April class for just $35!

WHAT: Bloomington Handmade Market
WHEN: Saturday, April 3; 10am-4pm
WHERE: KRC Banquets, 216 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN

WHAT: Opening Reception - Spotlight Series, “Seedlings and Sprouts” by Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane
WHEN: Saturday, April 3; 6-8pm
WHERE: Renegade Handmade, 1924 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

WHAT: The New Village Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 3; 11am-4pm
WHERE: Chameleon Bar, 7-9 Back Colquitt St., Liverpool, UK

WHAT: The Spot for Art's third annual Art Auction and Film Screening
WHEN: Friday, April 2; 10pm
WHERE: 1225 Coit St., Denton, TX
ETC: The evening will feature an exclusive screening of the film 'Pickled', to begin at midnight. Tickets are available for $5.50 by pre-sale. Refreshments and free gift bag are included in ticket price.

Easter Basket Full 'o Goodies


1. Easter Blessings Tea Towel and Vintage Easter Gift Tags by Aged Vintage

2. Printed Cloth Bunny by Fantastic Toys

3. Felt Easter Set by Time To Play

4. Tiny Easter Basket Decorating Kit by Julie Collings

5. Make Your Own Felt Chocolate Easter Bunny by Playing With Your Food

6. Easter Headband by Mary Poppins Presents

7. Embossed Vintage Easter Postcard from Sharon Foster Vintage

8. Happy Easter letterpress flat card by Starshaped Press

9. Knit Your Own Fuzzy Easter Chicks + Mini Easter Eggs by The Purl Bee

10. Easter Egg Soap by Annie's Powder Room

Laura Evans Photography

Laura Evans is a Military wife & photographer currently stationed in Germany. Laura says she is going through am exciting time with her photography - exploring, learning & discovering! The subjects of her photographs range from light-hearted to symbolic. I love the vibrant piece titled all the colours of the rainbow and what's in a name is a beautiful subtle image. Cat lovers are sure to love the playful cat, but Puppy Dog Eyes wins my heart. Another favorite of mine is a symbol of spring and a prelude to summer...I can just about feel the breeze when looking at this image. All of Laura's images are available in a variety of sizes & can also be printed as note cards.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Stephanie! Laura is giving away an 8"x8" or 8"x10" Print (Winner's Choice). To enter, visit Laura's shop and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite image. Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Sunday, April 4.

Funky Finds' Fourth Anniversary & Giveaway (closed)

Tomorrow marks the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY of Funky Finds! I started this blog as a hobby, a fun way to bring funky handmade items to people's attention. The site has continued to grow over the past few years, first by offering advertising opportunities & giveaways, then launching the Funky News, our monthly newsletter. We then established The Shops @ Funky Finds, an online marketplace showcasing handmade items from sellers around the world.

We eventually hosted our first indie art & craft show in Fort Worth, Texas, last April. The event was successful & we recently hosted the second annual event on March 13. I couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of artisans that participated, nor with the number of attendees. It was a great day and we are currently nailing down the details for a fall event! I hope that Funky Finds continues to grow so we can effectively promote more & more talented artists, crafters & designers around the globe. Of course, none of it would be possible without your support so a big THANK YOU to all who read this blog regularly!!!

As a thank you, I am hosting my own giveaway to celebrate Funky Finds' fourth anniversary. The winner will receive a Funky Finds tote bag, a blue Funky Finds tee (M or L), some funky swag, and a $10 credit to The Shops @ Funky Finds!

There are several ways to enter & multiple entries are encouraged! Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Monday, April 5.

1. Follow this blog (top right sidebar) & leave a comment with your profile name.

2. Become a Funky Finds fan on Facebook & leave a comment with your name.

3. Visit The Shops @ Funky Finds & leave a comment noting one of your favorite items.

4. Subscribe to the Funky News, our monthly newsletter.

*Giveaway is now closed. Congrats Susan!

Frontier Scholarship Applications

Frontier is a scholarship program started by The Lone Star Ladies in 2010. The scholarship is based on the belief that art and the process of creating art enriches peoples' lives in a way that no other field of study can. To qualify for Frontier, students must be Seniors graduating from an Austin Independent School District High School in the Spring of 2010, and plan to study the applied arts. Funding may be used for an apprenticeship or non-traditional training, i.e., students do not have to use the funds at a four year Liberal Arts College. If you wish to pursue: Art/Fine Art, Fiber (crochet, embroidery, knitting, sewing, quilting, etc.), Glass Work, Graphic Design, Illustration/Drawing, Jewelry, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Mosaics, Photography, Pottery/Ceramics, and Sculpture, then this is the PERFECT scholarship for you!

Shop Austin, a handmade showcase to be held in Austin on April 17, is a FUNDRAISER for this scholarship! Half of each $10.00 ticket sale goes directly to the fund. In addition, a raffle will be held at the event featuring awesome prizes and the scholarship recipient will be showcased as the event.

Application Dates: March 4 - March 31
Click for Application

Upcoming Events

events 3/25/10 - 3/28/10

WHAT: 2010 Austin Eco Fashion Show
WHEN: Thursday, March 25; 7pm
WHERE: US Art Authority, 510 W. 29th St., Austin, TX
ETC: Online ticket price is $5; $10 at the door.

WHAT: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
WHEN: Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28
WHERE: Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, CT
ETC: Under 12 & Parking FREE

WHAT: Matt Sacks Presents - Gallery Night
WHEN: Saturday, March 27; 8pm-12am
WHERE: The Grackle, 4621 El Campo, Fort Worth, TX

WHAT: Odd Duck Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, March 27; Noon-6pm
WHERE: Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie, FL
ETC: Admission is $5 at the door.

WHAT: Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage
WHEN: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28; 10am-4pm
WHERE: 1511 Micheltorena St. (Cross St. Sunset Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA
ETC: Event takes place the last weekend of each month.

WHAT: Crazy Crafty Cool 2010
WHEN: Saturday, March 27; 11am-5pm
WHERE: Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Hwy., Congers, NY

WHAT: Portobello West
WHEN: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28; Noon-6pm
WHERE: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell St., Vancouver, BC
ETC: $2 Admission (children 12 and under get in free).

WHAT: Handmade Market
WHEN: Sunday, March 28; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Kamberra Wine Company, Located on Cnr Northbourne Ave & Flemington Rd Lyneham, Australia

WHAT: Ipswich Indoor Bazaar
WHEN: Sunday, March 28; 8am-1pm
WHERE: Ipswich State High School, Ipswich, Australia, 4305

WHAT: Blim Market
WHEN: Sunday, March 28; 11am-4pm
WHERE: Heritage Hall, Main & 15th, Vancouver, BC

Azure Islands Designs

Ontario-based Azure Islands Designs features beautiful jewelry designs by Heather Cote. In her fourth year of hand-crafting jewelry, Heather's pieces are made using sterling silver and gemstones, as well as other elements. I love the hammered Triple Sticks earrings that will spice up any ensemble. The Stacking Rings are classy accessories that are also versatile. And, if you're looking to add a pop of color to your wardrobe, you are sure to love the Red Cherries necklace & earring set. Heather donates a portion of her sales on each piece made using hearts to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, so get to shopping!

Cleverly Gifted

Cleverly Gifted is an awesome source for unique gifts that will suit just about everyone on your list. I love the set of four expandable flower vases available in funky prints. The Chunkee Monkey Mop Top Hat makes an adorable baby gift, as does the affordable Mute Button pacifier. Fashionistas are sure to love the Fleur de lis tee and the Peace belt. The list of fun gift items goes on & on with items perfect for wine & beer lovers, multi-tasking moms, and much more.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Emm! Cleverly Gifted is giving away a fun Recycled Newspaper Yoga Tote. Each yoga bag is one-of-a-kind, using recycled newspaper comics coated with a soft, durable water resistant laminate. Handmade to last and built for everyday use. To enter, simply visit Cleverly Gifted and leave a comment on this post noting an item you like. Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Sunday, March 28.

2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling - RECAP

Funky Finds hosted the 2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 13. As usual, our closing thoughts were "I can't believe it's over!" The day flew by and it was a huge success. We have received so much positive feedback from participating vendors, many saying they set new sales records, received wholesale orders from local boutiques / galleries, and most commonly, when is the next Funky Finds event? I think that says a lot about what we accomplished. It was very humbling to see how many family members and friends came from all over Texas & Oklahoma to support us & help us run the event. We could NOT do it without all of them pitching in!

Another highlight of our events is the charitable raffle benefiting local charities. This year each participating vendor donated an item for the raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. We raised $1,070.00 for the charities and several dogs and cats were adopted! Pictured here is Dozer, a Labrador puppy, that was adopted by local artisan Rachel Willis of AngelCow Designs.

We have a Flickr pool set up with lots of photos from the event. Also, be sure to check out the video below shot by KERA staff member Cindy Chaffin. You are sure to get a kick out of my true Texas accent!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be highlighting many of the participating artisans that showcased their wares at the Spring Fling. Below are just a few to get us started. If you are interested in participating in and/or learning about future events we have planned, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter so you'll receive information & announcements. Also, if you are ever in the Fort Worth area, spend some time downtown and in the nearby Cultural District where we held the show. I was amazed by how much has changed (for the better) in less than a year.

Cabbage Rose Quilting and Gifts is a returning sponsor who helped make the Spring Fling possible! We are so appreciative of owner Karen O'Neille's support. If you are in the Fort Worth area, be sure to stop by Karen's brick & mortar location at 3526 West Vickery Blvd. near the Will Rogers Memorial Center. You can purchase fabric, patterns, and much more online or in store.

Original Youth features Sarah Zamora's fantastic artwork. A member of show sponsor Etsy Fort Worth, Sarah paints beautiful, eye-catching works on found and recycled materials. I have her Shopper Girl piece & love it!

Jenn Kautsch of Hippie Bliss had an adorable setup, too. I was amazed to learn that Sarah of Original Youth painted her sign (pictured) the NIGHT BEFORE the Spring Fling! Jenn creates fabulous designer matchboxes, beaded pendant jewelry, & mixed media art. Her daughter, Katie Jo, was there to help her out & handed out candy-filled eggs that were a huge hit with Moms and kiddos.

Craft Hippie Hut

Craft Hippie Hut is your source for funky artwork created by Dede Huchteman of Dallas, Texas. She has several prints available on YUPO, a synthetic, waterproof, and tree-free paper. Sound intriguing, doesn't it? These abstract designs are nothing if not eye-catching. I love the bold Bright Lights - Big City piece. And the Flowers print is stunning. Don't miss the works, such as Circles, that are painted on stretched canvas. Learn more about Dede and her work through her blog.

SXSW Standard Recording Company Day Party

If you are in or can get to Austin, Texas, this week for SXSW be sure to attend the Standard Recording Company Day Party at Dirty Dog Bar. The party is this Thursday, March 18, and starts at Noon. You'll get to enjoy complimentary beer, great music, and lots of fun craft stuff. Yudu / ProvoCraft will be there passing out free silk screen totes & shirts. Also, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching will be there passing out FREE embroidery patterns. Whisper the secret code word "GUMPTION" to Jenny to receive a special treat! As if that wasn't enough, Etsy*Austin will be manning the make-and-take crafts table! The event is free and open to the public, but they are asking you to RSVP.

Julie Vision Designs

If Julie Magar went to an Anonymous meeting of some sort, she might begin her introduction with "I'm Julie, and I'm a Purseoholic." In her quest to have a unique handbag for each of her ensembles, Julie began hand-crafting her own handbags as seen at Julie Vision Designs. I love the funky rock-n-roll Charon clutch (pictured) and the colorful Over the Rainbow bag is perfect for Spring. Many of us can relate to the title Dysfunctional Family and the Frank Lloyd Wrong clutch is definitely eye-catching. Julie also creates a style of bag with a very unique title - the Mullet Tote. You may have heard a Mullet hairstyle described as business in the front, party in the back. Julie applies that same theory when custom designing the Mullet Tote with your type of business on the outside, your own personal party on the inside.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congratulations Jennifer! Julie is giving away one custom-made Mullet Tote. Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Sunday, March 21.

Multiple entries are available:

1. Visit Julie Vision Designs and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite design.

2. Follow Julie on Twitter, then leave a comment with your Twitter screen name.

3. Follow Julie's blog, then leave a comment with a link to your blog here.

Upcoming Events

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WHAT: SXSW Artists Market
WHEN: Thursday, March 18 through Saturday, March 20; Noon-9pm Each Day
WHERE: Guero's Taco Bar, 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX

WHAT: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
WHEN: Friday, March 19 & Saturday, March 20, 10am-6pm; Sunday, March 21, 10am-5p,
WHERE: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pennsylvania

WHAT: Swap O-Rama-Rama's re:MAKE Fashion Show
WHEN: Friday, March 19; 7pm
WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHAT: Swap O-Rama-Rama
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 9am-5pm and Sunday, March 21, 1-5pm
WHERE: Chicago Waldorf School, 1300 W Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL
ETC: Screening of Handmade Nation Saturday at 6pm

WHAT: Craft Happy
WHEN: Saturday, March 20; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Niles Banquet Hall, 37270 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA

WHAT: IndieSacramento
WHEN: Saturday, March 20; 10am-3pm
WHERE: The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento, CA

WHAT: Maribyrnong Makers Market
WHEN: Saturday, March 20; 9:30am-3:30pm
WHERE: Seddon Uniting Church Hall, Gamon St., Seddon, Victoria

WHAT: 78704 Artisan Market
WHEN: Saturday, March 20; 11am-5:30pm
WHERE: Austin, TX - Intersection of S. Congress and Gibson
ETC: Event is held every Saturday

WHAT: Go Green Expo
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 10am-6pm and Sunday, March 21, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Pier 92, 12th Avenue & W 55th Street, New York City

Odd Duck Bazaar - Win 2 Tickets!

WHAT: Odd Duck Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, March 27; Noon-6pm
WHERE: Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie, FL
Admission: $5

Funky Finds is a proud sponsor of the Odd Duck Bazaar to be held March 27 in Davie, Florida. The indie craft fair is being produced by the Hollywood Craft Mafia and will feature unique handmade crafts, art, coffee house refreshments, DIY Craft Tables and live music. The vendor list has doubled from 30 to 60 artisans ensuring there will be a wide variety of items available for purchase. Shoppers will receive a free 'zine including articles about the handmade scene, a craft project, recipes, the event floor plan, vendor descriptions and more.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congratulations Alli & Zafera! Enter now to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Odd Duck Bazaar! Simply leave a comment on this post with your email address to be entered. Giveaway ends Friday, March 19, at Midnight EST.

2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

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What: 2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling - Indie Art & Craft Fair
When: Saturday, March 13; 9am-3pm
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX
Admission & Parking: FREE
Etc: Family AND Pet-Friendly - Bring the whole clan!

We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling this Saturday. The family AND pet-friendly event is a HUGE indie art & craft fair that will feature the work of over 120 artists, crafters & designers from Texas & beyond!

The first 50 attendees to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a hand-crafted swag bag courtesy of Etsy Fort Worth full of goodies. All raffle proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas & CASA of Tarrant County. Live music by Tahni Handal of Austin, Texas.

Lapis Beach

Lauren Hoehn has been creating jewelry for two years, but only recently began selling her creations online. Lapis Beach showcases her one-of-a-kind creations that she strings & knits by hand. But she not only knits with yarn, as one might expect. Additionally, she knits beautiful pieces using wire and other elements. I love the fancy Golden Sunset bracelet that contains varying hues of cream and tan freshwater and glass pearls with Swarovski crystals sprinkled throughout. As a big fan of pink, the Pink Promise Thin Cuff also catches my eye. In addition to bracelets and cuffs, Lauren also creates unique rings and necklaces. The Fun Jade and Purple Ring is lovely, as is the GLAM Ocean Ring.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats to Stash Mama! Lauren is giving away one GLAM ring. To enter the giveaway, simply visit Lapis Beach & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite design. Giveaway ends Monday, March 15 at Midnight EST.

Upcoming Events

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WHAT: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Somerset
WHEN: Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 10am-6pm; Sunday, March 14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ

WHAT: 2nd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling
WHEN: Saturday, March 13; 9am-3pm
WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Poultry Building, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX
ETC: FREE parking & admission. Charitable raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. Family AND pet-friendly, so bring the whole clan!

WHAT: Designers Downtown Market
WHEN: Saturday, March 13; 9am-3pm
WHERE: Downtown Raleigh, NC - in the parking lot of Ornamentea and surrounding area at 509 N. West St.

WHAT: Indie Craft Revolution
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 10am-6pm and Sunday, March 14, 10am-4pm
WHERE: St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Two Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis, MO

WHAT: Calgary Weekend Fair
WHEN: Saturday, March 13; 9am-5pm
WHERE: Whitehorn Community Hall, 228 Whitehorn Road N.E., Calgary, AB

WHAT: 2nd Saturday Art Fair
WHEN: Saturday, March 13; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano, CA - Camino Capistrano, Yorba, Verdugo & Los Rios Streets

WHAT: The Bent Twig Art Show and Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, March 13; 5-10PM
WHERE: Vox Sacramento in The Urban Hive building, 1931 H St., Sacramento, CA

WHAT: 32nd Annual Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 14, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Arizona State University West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ

WHAT: Cupcakes and Crafts
WHEN: Sunday, March 14, 4-8pm
WHERE: Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery, 2827 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI

WHAT: The Pink Parlour Festival
WHEN: Sunday, March 14, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Santa Anita, CA

Funky Five: St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Finds

1. Pot o' Gold Felt Brooch by Boutique Kismet

2. Lucky by Lamps by HB

3. Ruari Paper Doll by LVK Paper Dolls

4. Shamrock Yarn Wreath by Itz Fitz!

5. Lucky Shamrocks and Green Hearts Stickers by K is for Calligraphy

*Image created using digi scrapbooking elements from Mommyscraps


Pennsylvania-based juNxtaposition features unique accessories created using a variety of recycled materials by Jeanne Cherry. She has taken old typewriter keys and converted into rings, pendants and bracelets giving them new life. The keys make great monogram pendants or, if you prefer a larger key with text, there's several to choose from. I especially love the bracelets that can be customized with seven keys of your choosing. juNxtaposition also offers bubble pendants that showcase pieces of dictionary pages and vintage sheet music. And if that wasn't enough for you, be sure to check out the vintage spoon jewelry that are not only unique in appearance but also have reflexology properties.

Hip Fusion Designs

Hip Fusion Designs features ultra-cool handcrafted metal clay and dichroic glass jewelry created by Neida Joseph-Abel. Her line consists of three categories: Personalized, Made-to-order, and Ready-to-go ensuring you get exactly what you are looking for. For those on a budget, there's a great selection of accessories costing $25 or less. Have you seen the Love sculptures designed by Robert Indiana? Neida, a Philadelphia area resident, offers a Brotherly Love necklace featuring a bronze metal clay LOVE stamped pendant that hangs on a gold-plated crystal cut chain. It can also be made in silver clay if requested. Hip Fusion Designs offers such a wide variety of accessories that you can find the perfect piece to fit your needs whether it be sentimental, sassy or just plain beautiful! Receive a 15% discount with coupon code FUNKY. Expires March 9.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Amy! Neida is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader! This time we have multiple ways for you to enter to win (see below). Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Tuesday, March 9.

Multiple Entries:

1. Subscribe to Hip Fusion Designs' newsletter.

2. Become a Hip Fusion Designs' fan on Facebook.

3. Visit Hip Fusion Designs and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite design.

Upcoming Events

weekend-events 3/4 - 3/7

WHAT: Denim After Dark
WHEN: Thursday, March 4; 7-9pm
WHERE: Madewell Austin, 11501 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
ETC: Free denim hemming & custom embroidery by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching!

WHAT: Freret Market
WHEN: Saturday, March 6; Noon-5pm
WHERE: 5030 S Liberty St., New Orleans, LA

WHAT: The K11 March Madness Craft Sale
WHEN: Saturday, March 6; 10am-4pm
WHERE: knit-one-one studio, 3360 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA

WHAT: International Women's Day Stitch 'N Bitch!
WHEN: Saturday, March 6; Noon-4pm
WHERE: Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), 611 Main St., Winnipeg, MB

WHAT: Hawthorn Craft Market
WHEN: Sunday, March 7; 10am-3pm
WHERE: Hawthorn Town Hall, 358 Burwood Rd., Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

WHAT: I Heart Indie Crafts
WHEN: Sunday, March 7; Noon-4pm
WHERE: Lake Street Bar & Nightclub, 15 Lake St., Kirkland, WA

Wade Oaks

Stacey Harper, mother of two boys, recently debuted a new line of fun and funky kids tees and onesies that feature a modern take on the knit appliqué. Wade Oaks showcases Stacey's unique designs. Little girls will look adorable in the tees embellished with colorful butterflies and winged hearts. Rockin' little boys will want to sport a guitar or rocket tee. Parents are sure to appreciate the handmade, contemporary textural feel of these one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly shirts. Each appliqué is hand knit from 100% cotton yarn and hand sewn onto a 100% cotton or organic cotton pre-shrunk tshirt or onesie that is made in the USA. And rest easy Moms and Dads - they are machine washable and dryable. Receive a 15% discount with coupon code "FUNKYFAB".

Indie Business - Starting, Surviving, Succeeding

Indie Business 2.0 - Starting, Surviving, Succeeding is a six week online class perfect for those wanting to build an online or local creative business. The course will focus on starting, surviving and succeeding in small business and everything in between! Taught by Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest, Jill of Lune Vintage, and Elsie of Red Velvet Art, the course runs March 7 - April 16. Hosted in a members only blog, the 26 sessions, seven DIY projects and three live chats are sure to give you all the tools you need to establish yourself and achieve success with your small business! The course also includes a printable workbook with original illustrations by Elsie and has room for all your homework, notes and ideas. Visit the indie business site for full details and registration info. Email questions to Leigh-Ann at