The Experience Sponsors

I have been sharing previews of all the talented artists, crafters & designers that will be showcasing their wares at The Funky Finds Experience next weekend. But, no event would be possible without the support of all our wonderful sponsors! Please show these businesses some love for supporting our endeavors to promote handmade goods. More to come tomorrow.

Yelp is a website that connects people with great local businesses. In August 2010, Yelp drew an audience of more than 38 million unique visitors and yelpers have written more than 12 million reviews, making Yelp the leading US local guide for real word of mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp can also be found in the UK, Canada, Ireland, France & Germany. Yelp Mobile apps are available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm Pre & Blackberry.

Fort Worth based Cabbage Rose Quilting & Gifts was established by Karen O'Neill in December 1997. What started with only a few bolts of fabric has grown to over 8,000 different fabrics from Moda, Free Spirit, Michael Miller & much more. The shop & website also carries quilting cottons, home decor fabrics, batiks, laminates & flannels, as well as plenty of patterns, kits and books for endless projects to keep you creative and inspired. Cabbage Rose is currently in the process of relocating to a larger space across the street from their current location. Stay tuned for more information regarding all the new exciting things that will be offered in the new store, including a wide range of workshops.

BurdaStyle is a place for people who sew or would like to learn. The goal is to bring the traditional craft of sewing to a new generation of fashion designers, hobbyists, DIYers and anyone looking to create. The website offers copyright-free sewing patterns, step-by-step tutorials, skill sharing, inspiration, project ideas & a community of those passionate about sewing. Each pattern is offered as a downloadable PDF. An accompanying PDF includes instructions, as well as information about sizing, materials, & difficulty level.

Etsy Fort Worth is a collective of artists, crafters & creators with online stores on who promote the benefits of buying local handcrafted goods. The group sponsors the Cowtown Indie Bazaar, a 100% handmade craft show held biannually in Fort Worth to connect artists and their talented work with the community. is a social networking site where you make the rules! Connect with like-minded users and make friends around the world. The site is a great place to promote your business or to make some new friends & contacts. Join today & level up at the Zoo!

ArtHash is a site dedicated to the promotion of the arts. The site features artists, galleries, art events, & call to artists from all over the world. Artists & galleries can easily submit to the site gaining valuable free exposure.

For the third year in a row, the 2010 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash will offer up hand-picked, modern handmade goods from over 50 artists, crafters & designers on Saturday, November 20 from 2-8pm. The Bash will also have live DJ music, a free photo booth, two full bars with a restaurant on-site, free DIY crafts, & 50 free goody bags stuffed with top quality handmade swag. Admission is free!

Unanimous Craft is a directory of resources for idie business owners. Users can submit listings to the directory siting a resource they feel would be valuable to other business owners & crafters. All listings are categorized & indexed so new users can easily find them by clicking on a tag or browsing the pre-set categories. Users can also rate & review listings. The site is a great place to find interesting & helpful information, so start browsing today!

Stolen Moments Inn is a scrapbooking, stamping, and/or quilting retreat for you & your best friends. Conveniently located in Maypearl, Texas, the Inn is easily accessed from the DFW Metroplex using either I-35E or I-35W. Six to twelve crafters can enjoy a retreat in this beautiful 1922 Victorian that has been remodeled for retreating comfort. Visit the website for pictures, information & booking information.