Upcoming Events

Don't forget to visit our Handmade Events Around the World calendar page for tons of event listings!

WHAT: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen's "In the Kitchen"
WHEN: Opening Reception Friday, September 3, 5-9pm
Store open through October 16
WHERE: 252 N. Prince St, Lancaster, PA

WHAT: BrisStyle Indie Designers Market
WHEN: Saturday, September 4; 9am-2pm
WHERE: St Augustine's Church, Racecourse Rd., Hamilton, QLD

WHAT: Maker’s Market
WHEN: Saturday, September 4; 9am-Noon
WHERE: Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell, MD

WHAT: Cowtown Indie Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, September 4; 9am-6pm
WHERE: Round Up Inn at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX

WHAT: Le Garage Sale
WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 5, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX

WHAT: First Sunday Arts Festival
WHEN: Sunday, September 5; Noon-5pm
WHERE: Calvert St. & West St., Annapolis, MD

WHAT: Crafty By Nature
WHEN: Sunday, September 5; 9am-4pm
WHERE: Shupp's Grove, 607 Willow St., Reinholds, PA


Fill-r-up is a customized gift service and retail store focused on providing unique gifts for all occasions. Amanda Poses is the mastermind behind this ingenious concept of personalizing everything from children's placemats to wine tags. Originally opened in 2002, Fill-R-Up has succeeded in providing the perfect gifts for all ages and for all occasions. In addition to all the fantastic products that can be personalized, Fill-r-up also offers a variety of gift baskets. Treat your sweet to a basket full of treats galore or send a thoughtful Welcome Home basket to new parents. Be sure to follow Fill-r-up on twitter @fillrupnyc to partake in the daily "fill-your-basket" promotion. Each day fill-r-up will invite their followers to solve a riddle "Tweet"! The first follower to solve the riddle will be given a "basket item" to keep. Collect five basket items and win an online gift card to the store. Also, Twitter followers will have access to the daily "Secret Code" where a secret code word will be announced every morning. Visit the store and mention the secret word and you will receive a free gift!

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Meg! Fill-R-Up is giving away a lovely blue quilted bag. To enter, visit Fill-R-Up & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite product. Giveaway ends at 9pm EST, Sunday, September 5.

VENDORS: The Funky Finds Experience


There are a few vendor spots available for The Funky Finds Experience, a 2-day handmade extravaganza to be held November 6 & 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.

If you're interested in participating, please contact us. All vendor information can be found on the event website.

Advertising in the 8.5" x 11" full-color event booklet is a great way to promote your business. Ad rates & sizes are also listed on the site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.


Miriam Hope works hard to create gorgeous, imaginative works of art that are also wearable. Spellbound showcases a variety of unique & whimsical accessories. The Picnic In The Park wrapped headband features numerous miniature butterflies that are so cute! I also love Flutter My Heart that is adorned with blue, purple and green butterflies made of feathers. Blue Skies is a fun cocktail-inspired headband that is encrusted with tons of bright Swarovski Crystals. If you're really looking to make a statement with your accessories, you may like The Last Dance or Around the World. And don't miss the lovely Gaga For You lace mask featuring a beautiful beaded cameo.

Upcoming Events

WHAT: Crafty Conspiracy Craft Night
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24; 7-9pm
WHERE: The Ruby Kitchen, 1263 University Ave., San Diego, CA

WHAT: Destination France & Meet and Greet with Project Runway Contestant Kristin Haskin-Simms
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24; 5-8pm
WHERE: Le Bec Fin, 1523 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

WHAT: Plush You Opening Reception
WHEN: Thursday, August 26; 7-10pm (Exhibit through Sunday, September 19)
WHERE: Munky King, 7308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

WHAT: Crafts N'At Pre-Party for Animal Friends
WHEN: Friday, August 27; 6-9pm
WHERE: Wildcard, 4209 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA

WHAT: Arts Market of New Orleans
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Palmer Park, New Orleans, LA

WHAT: Craft-stravaganza
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 10am-3pm
WHERE: Stash, 301 S. Jerry St., Castle Rock, CO

WHAT: Handbags & Gladrags Vintage Fair
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 11am-5:30pm
WHERE: Kingdom Cocktail Lounge, 25 Harrington St., Liverpool, UK

WHAT: Market Day
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 9am-2pm
WHERE: 300 SW 5th St., Des Moines, IA

WHAT: Williamsburg Summer Festival
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; Noon-7pm
WHERE: 2 blocks off Graham Ave. at Montrose Ave. & Leonard St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

WHAT: Big Art Show Hot As Hell Party
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 8pm-1am
WHERE: Pterodactyl Philadelphia, 3237 Amber St. Floor 5 N., Philadelphia, PA

WHAT: Dustbowl Arts Market
WHEN: Saturday, August 28; 10am-7pm
WHERE: Campus Corner, W. Boyd St. & Buchanan Ave., Norman, OK

WHAT: Blim Monthly Community Market
WHEN: Sunday, August 29; Noon-5pm
WHERE: Blim, 115 E. Pender St., Vancouver, BC

WHAT: Crafts N'At
WHEN: Sunday, August 29; Noon-5pm
WHERE: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

WHAT: Portobello West
WHEN: Sunday, August 29; Noon-6pm
WHERE: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell St., Vancouver, BC

WHAT: Unconditional Love - Juried Pet Fine Art Show
WHEN: Monday, August 30 through Thursday, September 23
WHERE: Jaycee Park & Center for the Arts, 825 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX


A new handbag...gorgeous! Feminine products spilling out inside your bag...not so gorgeous. Orayo proudly brings us the latest must have fashion accessory - the Tampurse. This simple little creation provides a stylish way to store your tampons. Discreet, fashionable, and feminine, the Tampurse is a truly indispensable accessory for women. Established in 2009 as a partnership between Anna Paterakis and Rebekah Zougoulos, this creation stemmed from the need to create an ultra feminine accessory that is also very functional. The collection includes a couple of different styles and colors. The vintage glamour style is available in black, red, brown & pink. If you like something with a bit more sparkle, the silver or gold Starlet Tampurse is for you! So say goodbye to ruined, crushed tampons that lie at the bottom of your handbag and welcome the arrival of the latest must have fashion accessory. Receive a 15% discount by entering coupon code "Funky" at time of checkout (expires October 1, 2010).

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Very Mary! One winner will receive a Tampurse Combo (pictured). To enter, visit Tampurse & leave a comment on this post noting which style you prefer. For an additional entry, become a fan of Tampurse on Facebook and write "I love Funky Finds" on their wall. Giveaway ends at 9pm EST, Sunday, August 29.

Mama Made USA

Mama Made USA offers heavenly bath and body care products made by Moms. The Zenpa Sea Sponge Soap enables you to enjoy the unique experience of bathing with natural silk sponges from the Atlantic Ocean. These luxurious sponges are filled with fragrant soap that contains shea butter, oatmeal and blueberry fruit. If you are in need of a soap that is soft & gentle, check out the Zenspa Baby Soap Bars. The bars are available in two scents, milk & honey and lavender & vanilla. Another product that sounds terrific is the Nature Infusions Pedi Bar that is infused with pure all-natural honey known for it's natural anti-bacterial properties. Of course, not all products are for women. This shop offers beer-scented soap that is sure to appeal to some of the males out there! And, if you're looking for a nice gift set, don't miss the Sweet Fix Fudge Soaps. A box includes four generously sized “fudge” chunks. Visit Mama Made USA's main website for more items hand-crafted by Moms.

Handmade Hooligans

Handmade Hooligans is made up of three crafty chicas in Texas - Katie, Andrea and Wendy. The trio creates glass pendants using found art from old magazines and books. When I saw Harry (pictured) from Harry & The Hendersons, my heart skipped a beat! Isn't he the cutest? Comic fans will enjoy pendants featuring favorites like Archie and Super Heroes Unite. Other pendants are adorned with interesting graphics perfect for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and classic movie lovers. Handmade Hooligans welcomes custom orders and you can keep tabs on these gals via Facebook. And be sure to attend The Funky Finds Experience in November where you can purchase Handmade Hooligans' products in person!

Upcoming Events

WHAT: A State of Fashion - Austin Fashion Week Event
WHEN: Thursday, August 19; 6-9pm
WHERE: The South Steps of the Texas Capital on Congress, Austin, TX

WHAT: Willimantic 3rd Thursday Street Fest
WHEN: Thursday, August 19; Begins at 6pm
WHERE: Main Street, Willimantic, CT

WHAT: Steamboat All Arts Festival
WHEN: Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22
WHERE: Downtown Yampa St., Steamboat Springs, CO

WHAT: The Treasure Chest at Governors Island
WHEN: Friday, August 20, 10:30am-4pm; Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 10:30am-6pm
WHERE: Historic Governors Island

WHAT: Four Seasons Markets
WHEN: Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, 9am-2pm and Sunday, August 22, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Fri. - Watters Creek, Allen, TX; Sat. & Sun. - The Village on The Parkway, Addison, TX

WHAT: CooLWaTeRs: 2
WHEN: Saturday, August 21; 7-10pm
WHERE: 1727 on The Levee, 1727 Levee St., Dallas, TX

WHAT: Sunset Bay Experience
WHEN: Saturday, August 21; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Cabana Sam's Sunset Bay Grill, Irving, NY

Robbie Jenkins

We have had the pleasure of working with Robbie Jenkins for the past few years at our Funky Finds events, so I can tell you first hand that she is a terrific & unique person which is reflected in her wonderful artwork. A self-taught artist, Robbie was born & raised in Oklahoma and currently resides in Dallas. Her works include metal pieces that draw together mementos of times past, , such as drawer handles, oil tins, bed springs that have a whimsical flare. Robbie's wax collages have a twist of humor featuring various unique characters. She also creates vintage dictionary pendants that have vintage dictionary sheets under fused glass that are silver soldered on the sides and back. These are the perfect way to express oneself showing words that touch you for one reason or another. You can see Robbie's work in person this November at The Funky Finds Experience!

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Vicki S & Sabrita! Robbie Jenkins is giving away two custom vintage dictionary pendants. To enter, visit Robbie's website & leave a comment on this post about your favorite type of work she does. Giveaway ends at 9pm EST, Sunday, August 22.

Design King

Kari King creates unique, quality designs that are personalized just for you. Design King's cards are designed to look like an animated version of yourself, your friends or your family. Whether you're looking to find the perfect gift for the person who has everything, or you want to stand out in the sea of thank you notes, stationery and greeting cards, these products are the perfect solution. First, you choose a note card product. Then you write your own card heading & customize all aspects from hair style to eye color. It's that simple! The cards are available featuring a single character, two characters, or multiple characters (up to five). And, you will receive a design proof via email before your cards are printed ensuring you get exactly what you want. Learn more about Design King and see more examples on Facebook.


Gorjana features a variety of beautiful accessories, ranging from jewelry to handbags, designed by Gorjana Reidel. After moving to the United States while still in high school, Ford Model & Talent took note and exposed Gorjana to the glamorous world of high-fashion. This lead her to realize the fashion industry would be where her inventive & business selves would one day be in accord. Having launched her contemporary jewelry collection in 2004, Gorjana now proudly announces the re-design of her website. It's packed with innovative features including Style Guides, As Seen, New Arrivals and a new gBlog, the best resource for news about Gorjana jewelry, handbags and belts and lifestyle stuff like food and travel. To celebrate the unveiling, the first 50 customers to make a purchase on the new site will receive an 18K gold limited edition star charm bracelet valued at $40.00, while supplies last (pictured). You can now follow Gorjana on Facebook, as well.

All Decked Out Boutique

Sisters Kim Rosier and Rebecca Sullivan love to sew, design, and create. Their adorable children's clothing and accessories are available in their shop, All Decked Out Boutique. This talented duo creates the cutest toddler totes, such as the Love bag and black and white damask bag. They also offer a variety of little girls' dresses, such as the black & white halter dress (pictured) seen on the cutest model ever! The zebra print pillowcase dress that is embellished with bright pink accents is fabulous. And what little girl wouldn't look absolutely adorable in the paisley tie top dress with coordinating tote bag?

Upcoming Events

WHAT: Crafty 'Stache Happy Hour
WHEN: Wednesday, August 11; 6-8pm
WHERE: Remedy, 5121 Butler St., Lawrenceville, PA

WHAT: Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
WHEN: Thursday, August 12; 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: University City, Baltimore Ave. (43rd-51st St.), Philadelphia, PA

WHAT: Marysville Homegrown Festival
WHEN: Friday, August 13, 10am-7pm; Saturday, August 14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Third St. from State Ave. East, Marysville, WA

WHAT: Mashpee Open Market
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Village Green at Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA

WHAT: Satellite 2nd Saturday Craft Fair
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; Noon-5pm
WHERE: 50th & Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA

WHAT: Second Saturday Art Fair
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano, CA

WHAT: The Crafterlot
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; 5-8pm
WHERE: 1026 South Main St., Ann Arbor, MI

WHAT: Tomato Art Fest
WHEN: Saturday, August 14
WHERE: 1106 Woodland St., Nashville, TN

WHAT: Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; 11am-6pm
WHERE: Hartwood Amphitheater, 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

WHAT: Bizarre Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 10am-2am; Sunday, August 15, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Theatre Bizarre, 967 W State Fair Rd., Detroit, MI

WHAT: Austin Fashion Week
WHEN: Saturday, August 14 through Saturday, August 21
WHERE: Austin, TX

Sunday Afternoon Housewife

Martha Latta isn't your typical Sunday Afternoon Housewife. This gal is super crafty and uses her time at home to create a selection of accessories that are stylish, yet affordable. Currently she offers a variety of glass tile pendants, such as the beautiful red bird. Also available are pendants made using Scrabble tiles and poker chips! All pieces are embellished with wonderful graphics that will suit just about everyone. Martha can be found throughout the year at craft shows around the country, including our fall event The Funky Finds Experience!

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats taniamc! Martha is giving away a prize pack consisting of a Scrabble Tile Pendant, Poker Chip Pendant, and Sunday Afternoon Housewife Magnet. To enter, visit Sunday Afternoon Housewife and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item. Giveaway ends at 9pm EST, Sunday, August 15.

SparklePanda Design

Austin-based designer Sharon Binns showcases a variety of one-of-a-kind children's clothing at SparklePanda Design. All of her offerings are made using repurposed vintage and modern fabrics resulting in adorable retro-inspired clothing. All little girls look cute in plaid skirts & Sharon currently offers two in green (pictured) and blue. Another lovely skirt is the multi-colored stripwork skirt made from four vintage pillowcases. And perfect for warm weather days are the various sundresses and wide-leg pants. And don't miss out on the darling yellow & black Baby Ruffle Pants.

Bertha's Bits & Baubs

Sidné Anderson-Ward has been crafting for approximately 13 years. Bertha's Bits & Baubs showcases her jewelry designs that are inspired by all things vintage, colorful, and simply beautiful. With a goal to create pieces that have a timeless feel and that will be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come, Sidné has created a variety of lovely pieces. There's a pair of earrings to go with just about every imaginable ensemble. You will also find various necklaces, including the beautiful Turquoise Voyage
and Peaches in July necklaces. My favorite category features multiple Charm Bracelets. Carolyn's Grace is a lovely vintage-esque design, while Erika and her Dreams has a romantic feel. The Bermuda Blue Charm Bracelet is also very nice. Whether you're looking for a gift for someone special or a treat for yourself, Bertha's Bits & Baubs has a wonderful selection of jewelry pieces to choose from.

Upcoming Events

WHAT: Global Sol Festival
WHEN: Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7; 7pm-4am
WHERE: The Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA

WHAT: Mashpee Open Market
WHEN: Saturday, August 7; 10am-4pm
WHERE: Village Green at Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA

WHAT: Summertime in the Vineyard Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
WHEN: Saturday, August 7; 2-6pm
WHERE: Palmer Vineyards, Long Island, NY

WHAT: Hip Happening Art & Craft Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, August 7; 11am-6pm
WHERE: Sellwood Masonic Hall, 7126 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR

WHAT: Crafters Roundup
WHEN: Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8; 11am-7pm
WHERE: Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL


Friedasophie features a wide variety of gorgeous accessories. The new spring/summer collection includes one-of-a-kind mineral gemstone pieces that are stunning. The amethyst druzy is an arresting piece that is sure to make you stand out from the crowd. And friends will be green with envy when they see you wearing a Emerald green turquoise pendant that has been hand-crafted into a 24k gold-filled lariat. Other gorgeous pieces include the 14k gold Fleur de lis orchid necklace, the green & amethyst hoop earrings, and the Twilight thorn earrings to name a few.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Candiss! This week's giveaway features a beautiful pair of Autumn leaf 14k gold earrings (pictured). To enter, visit Friedasophie and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item. Giveaway ends at 9pm EST, Sunday, August 8.