GIVEAWAY: Oborocharms

Oborocharms features the work of Los Angeles based artisan Kim Rountree. She says that an obsession with Japanese kawaii culture & a passion for creating her own cute trinkets lead to the creation of Oborocharms. The site features a variety of kawaii plushes, stationery, handmade jewelry, accessories & more. Perfect for the holidays are the plum pudding and kawaii ornament necklaces among others. I also love the adorable kawaii pig ring featuring a handmade flatback charm. This may sound a tad...funky, but I LOVE food with faces! So you can imagine my excitement to discover all the smiling food characters that Oborocharms offers. You will agree once you lay your eyes on the smiling pickle, strawberry, and others!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Miranda! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a hand-crafted flatback kawaii orange necklace (pictured above) from Oborocharms.

TO ENTER: Visit Oborocharms and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Like Oborocharms on Facebook, then leave a comment noting you have done so.

While you're there, tell Kim that you discovered
her via Funky Finds!

ENDS: Saturday, December 31st, at 9pm CST.

The Alliday Show

Funky Finds is a proud sponsor of The Alliday Show!
Saturday, December 17, 9am-5pm
*** Free Admission ***

The Alliday Show, now in its second year, is being held Saturday, December 17th from 9-5 at the Ford Truck Exhibit Hall at the Tulsa, OK Fairgrounds. This all-handmade show is FREE to the public, showcases more than 80 unique and talented artists and is just what you need to finish your holiday shopping! Bring the family, bring your friends and prepare to shop the day away! For more information, visit or The Alliday Show Facebook page.

Funky Finds Spring 2012 Events


We are currently accepting vendor applications for both Funky Finds Spring 2012 events!

We are looking for artists, crafters & designers that create unique hand-crafted items in the following categories:
Accessories • Art • Bath, Body & Candles • Ceramics & Pottery • Clothing • Home Goods • Jewelry • Kids & Parents • Paper Goods • Pet Goods • Photography

Fort Worth Spring Fling - March 10 & 11
Application Deadline January 8th

Longview Spring Fling - April 21 & 22
Application Deadline February 11th

All vendor, sponsor & advertising info can be found on each event website.

Subscribe to the Funky Finds newsletter to receive information regarding upcoming events, deadlines & more!



Megan Fenno began FENNOfashion in 2009 not only to sell trendy vintage-inspired accessories, but to be an active part of the community & worthy causes. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Megan has continued to evolve her lovely line of accessories. I have followed her work since the beginning & she is as sweet & kind as she is talented! Purple is my favorite color & I love the new Amethyst Chandelier Earrings. The Aqua Ornate Bracelet is another beauty, as is the Yellow Rose Ring, which is also very affordable. Megan offers a wide variety of necklaces & earrings, as well as jewelry made using Acai seeds & custom design work. Megan also writes for a great site,, and writes excellent columns featuring DIY ideas & much more. Be sure to follow FENNOfashion on Facebook for special offers, jewelry giveaways & inspiring articles.

Receive a 20% discount on your entire purchase using coupon code FUNKYXMAS (expires December 17, 2011). Place order by December 17 & your order is guaranteed to arrive by Christmas Eve.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Vicki S! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a pair of earrings or a bracelet (Winner's Choice) from FENNOfashion!

TO ENTER: Visit FENNOfashion and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

EXTRA ENTRY: Like FENNOfashion on Facebook & leave a comment on this post noting you have done so.

DEADLINE: 9pm CST, Saturday, December 17th.

Hovey Lee

Established in 2005, Hovey Lee offers a variety of exquisite handmade eco jewelry. Although Hovey has a degree in music & library science, jewelry making has been a part of her life since her teenage years & she has earned the Gemological Institute of America's AJP certificate. Hovey Lee strives to offer thoughtful, inspired & meaningful pieces that are personal & timeless. I really like Gold Press III (pictured), a carved brass cuff bangle made using reclaimed brass metal. Hovey offers a wide variety of beautiful earrings, including the sparkly pair named Carney II and recycled green glass drops named Vanna III. Hovey Lee also features many necklaces & rings, some made using gems, as well as a men's section. Learn more about this wonderful eco-friendly company on Facebook.

Funky Finds Spring 2012 Events

Vendor applications are now available for
BOTH Funky Finds Spring Fling events!

On March 10 & 11, Funky Finds will host the
4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in
Fort Worth, Texas.

On April 21 & 22, Funky Finds will host the

1st Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in Longview, Texas!

All event details can be found on each event website.

Funky Finds thanks you!

The entire Funky Finds team would like to thank everyone who participated in, attended & spread the word about Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! Through the charitable raffle, we were able to raise $1,200.00 for The Humane Society of North Texas and Toys For Tots! In addition to the money raised, SEVEN dogs were adopted and three large boxes of toys were collected! Photos of the event have been added to Funky Finds' Facebook page. SHOPPER SURVEY: Did you attend the event? We'd love your feedback!

Ray Koshy, Leaf Artist

Rajan (Ray) Koshy is a leaf artist and curator of the Rice Straw Museum in Galveston, Texas. All of his unique artwork is created using leaves of rice plants & cottonwood trees. Rice straw art is an ancient & endangered form of leaf art practiced by less than 100 artists around the world & Ray is the only rice straw artist in the USA. Rice Straw Museum is dedicated to Preserve, Protect and Promote this ancient leaf art from extinction and introduce this beautiful unique art to more and more people every day. Rice straw art uses only natural things in its creation like leaves of rice straw, leaves of cottonwood trees, gum arabic (tree sap) as the glue, and no color paint or dye is added to the natural color of the dried leaves of the rice plant.

The portraits, such as A Girl & Her Horse, are stunning intricate works of art. The American Indian Chief portrait is another show stopper. And I am absolutely in love with the beautiful Nativity leaves (pictured) that are perfect for the holidays! If you'd like to learn more about Ray & his work, his website is full of great information including a newspaper article that appeared in the Dallas Morning News. Also, he is offering Funky Finds fans BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! Simply convo Ray after making a purchase & mention Funky Finds to receive an additional leaf art free of charge.


Rebecca Thygesen is the founder & artist behind BabyClay. Once a pilot, Rebecca's hobby of sculpting clay & creating unique accessories has now become her full-time job. She says the name was born of the fact that she is working on her business in order to become financially stable so she & her husband can start a family. What I love most about her accessory designs is that each one is a hand-sculpted work of art. The Bride's White Rose is a gorgeous accessory fit for any beautiful bride! Purple is my favorite color, so the Purple Rose is another one that catches my eye. And, if you're looking for something a little less frilly with a bit more edge, you'll love the Seriously Skull Headband. Rebecca was recently interviewed by The Philadelphia Examiner and will be showcasing her wares at several craft markets this holiday season, including Crafts in the Warren Tech at Warren County Technical School in Washington, NJ, on December 3 from 9am-4pm. And don't forget, all online orders receive FREE SHIPPING!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats The Zoo! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate from BabyClay!

TO ENTER: Visit BabyClay & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Follow BabyClay on Twitter & tweet about this giveaway.

Sample Tweet: #giveaway: Enter to win a $50 gift certificate from @_BabyClay on the @funky_finds blog!

ENDS: 9pm CST, Saturday, December 3.

Now Accepting Applications - Fort Worth - Funky Finds Spring Fling


We are currently accepting vendor applications for the Fort Worth Spring Fling to be held March 10 & 11 in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the Longview Spring Fling to be held April 21 & 22.

Vendor applications for the Fort Worth event will be open through January 8th and Longview applications will be open through February 11th.

All vendor, sponsor & advertising info can be found on each event website.

Subscribe to the Funky Finds newsletter to receive information regarding upcoming events, deadlines & more!

GIVEAWAY: Robbie Jenkins

Robbie Jenkins is a mixed media artist who describes herself as a quirky girl with an eye for imagination. A self-taught artist who was born & raised in Oklahoma, Robbie says her belief is that we all possess an innate ability & desire to create. Fascinated by transient tokens of varying eras, Robbie’s art draws together mementos of times past, nostalgia of old-world eras that spark the imagination, with a twist of humor. She has participated in numerous art exhibition shows, selling her art internationally, as well as to boutiques & museums. Also an accomplished silversmith, Robbie has been making dictionary pendants (pictured) for 20 years. Combining her desire to recycle & repurpose, her vintage dictionary pendants have become one of her most popular items. They are an inexpensive way to express oneself while eco-friendly. You can meet Robbie & purchase her unique work in person next weekend at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience. She is a super cool, crafty & funky gal, so you don't want to miss the opportunity to make her acquaintance if you can help it!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Mo & Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)! ***

PRIZE: Two lucky winners will receive a vintage dictionary pendant of their choice!

TO ENTER: Visit Robbie's website & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ENDS: 9pm CST, Saturday, November 19.

BUST Magazine

Sponsor: BUST Magazine

BUST Magazine is a generous sponsor of Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience. We were thrilled to learn that the event was recently featured on their wonderful blog! Read the article here.

At the event, the first 75 people EACH DAY to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a full-size Funky Finds tote bag full of swag. BUST generously donated 150 copies of their latest issue, so you definitely want to arrive early & purchase your tickets! All raffle proceeds benefit Toys For Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas.

Event Details
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 9am-4pm &
Sunday, November 13, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Small Exhibits Building, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76104

The Examiner

Thank you to Jessica Barst for writing about Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience on The Examiner! She has also spotlighted several participating jewelry designers, such as Diana Casabar Metalsmith and Fitzy Sparrow.

SPONSORS - Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience


Funky Finds' upcoming event, Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience, is sponsored by a variety of generous businesses. Some are based locally in Fort Worth, Texas, others service customers worldwide. Regardless, they all have one thing in common...they support handmade! I invite you to take the time to visit each sponsor's website & if you are attending the Funky Finds event in November, please stop by the sponsor booths to thank them for supporting handmade!

Cabbage Rose Fabrics & Quilting is a beautiful shop located in Fort Worth, Texas. Owner Karen O'Neill has supported Funky Finds events from the beginning. Karen & her wonderful staff offer a variety of fabrics & notions online & in-store, as well as a number of workshops. Cabbage Rose offers over 8,000 different fabrics from Moda, Free Spirit, Rowan, Riley Blake, RJR, P&B, Benartex, Michael Miller and more! If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by the store located at 3000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-7pm. Learn more: BlogFacebookTwitter

Quackerbox Creations Ltd. is a full-service, family owned screen printer located in Dallas, Texas. Started by John and Betsy Drake in 1982, Quackerbox Creations offers green-friendly printing, organic and recycled cotton products. Their customer base is large, including local radio stations, school sports teams, and Funky Finds! Services include screen printing, digital printing on garments & stickers, Cad-Cut lettering, embroidery, uniform names & numbers, rhinestone appliques, foil, and promotional products. Visit Quackerbox's Facebook page to see a wide variety of design & print samples.

With an attitude that is fierce, funny, & proud to be female, BUST Magazine provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives & presents a female perspective on pop culture. Established in 1993, BUST is a wonderful magazine that is packed with articles that really speak to indie women. They have generously donated 150 magazines - one for each of the swag bags to be given away at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience!!! Check out their website for PDF downloads, blog, and more! Learn more: FacebookThe BUST DIY Guide to Life - Now on tour! • Online Store

With two wonderful locations, The Artful Bead stores are the most popular retail bead stores in North Texas! The stores have been so popular because inventory changes almost every day, the staff is very knowledgeable, they offer a variety of classes, and shoppers can choose from one-of-a-kind treasures & unbelievable bargains! I used to live near the Fort Worth location & loved dropping in to browse the beautiful inventory. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates & more info! And be sure to visit The Artful Bead's booth at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience for make & takes and to purchase a variety of beads & other supplies!!

Nature's Select Pet Food of Ft. Worth offers free home delivery of all-natural pet products. Their offerings include dry, canned & raw food, healthy Treats, bones, chews, supplements, and more fun stuff! Also, all of their products are made in the USA. They use only the freshest & finest ingredients available, such as whole meats, whole ground rice & natural preservatives like Vitamin C & E and Rosemary extract. They never include corn, wheat, soy, chemical preservatives, animal fat or animal by-products. The owners are also very active in animal rescue, which is important to Funky Finds. Visit their booth at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience to receive 10% off your first order & great holiday gifts for your pets! Facebook

Sublime Stitching is one of the most well-known names in the craft world. Owner Jenny Hart has successfully provided hip iron-on embroidery patterns for TEN YEARS! She has also remained a big supporter of Funky Finds events for the past several years & for that we are so thankful! The Sublime Stitching website features a variety of patterns, tools, textiles & kits. As always, each swag bag at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience will include an embroidery pattern packet. Also, those who purchase a raffle ticket will have a chance to win a La Petite Embroidery Kit (amongst hundreds of other items). Learn more: BlogFacebook

ZooTap Inc. features a social networking site, as well as a site featuring musicians & their tunes. is a social community where people of all walks of life join together in a single common place - a social people zoo, if you will. As a member, you become part of the zoo crew network. This is where you can define who you are and express yourself unedited to your friends or to other crew members - tame OR wild!! This is a great way to stay connected with others worldwide or in your local area.

Unanimous Craft an online directory of resources for crafters, artists and indie business owners. Users can submit their own resources - business websites, Facebook pages, events, and more! It's a great place to tell those interested in handmade about your work or event & others can rate your resource & leave reviews. Unanimous Craft also offers affordable advertising, as well as a premium membership package. Learn more: FacebookBlogTwitter

Buy Handmade!


Buy handmade goods at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience
on November 12 & 13 in Fort Worth, Texas!

And mark your calendars for TWO Funky Finds Spring Flings in 2012!!

Fort Worth, TX - March 10 & 11
Longview, TX - April 21 & 22

Funky Finds Updates

In the last year, Funky Finds has evolved tremendously. We have been working to streamline many of Funky Finds services, making it easier for hardworking artists, crafters, designers & event organizers to spread the word about their businesses & events. The services page has been recently overhauled.

As always, The Shops @ Funky Finds remains an affordable & easy-to-use venue that enables users to sell their handmade & vintage goods. Active Shop owners receive a free 120x120 banner ad that rotates on many Funky Finds web pages.

The worldwide events calendar has also been revamped a bit. Organizers & participants may now submit event details (including application deadlines) for a small fee. Submitted events are also included in Funky Finds' monthly newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers around the globe.

In addition to the semiannual events Funky Finds hosts in Fort Worth, Texas, shoppers & participants will be able to attend similar events in Longview, Texas! The 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling will be held March 10 & 11 in Fort Worth. The inaugural Longview event will be held April 21 & 22. Details will soon be posted on the events page. Visit us in Fort Worth on November 12 & 13 for Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience! Interested in participating as a vendor or sponsor at future events? Subscribe to our events newsletter to receive updates.

Funky Finds continues to offer a variety of affordable ad sizes that rotate on multiple Funky Finds web pages. Users are able to log in at any time to view stats & edit their ad. This is a cost-effective way to target shoppers interested in handcrafted items.

Our sister company, Right On! Graphics, offers web and print media that are Right On! We offer custom design services, as well as high-quality, affordable promotional materials, such as business cards, magnets & digitally printed vinyl banners. If you participate in events at which you sell your work, our eye-catching, durable banners will draw attention to your booth space. Find us on Facebook, too!

And, of course, you can keep up with handmade happenings via Funky Finds' Facebook page. It is often updated with real-time information, including designer calls, application deadlines, links to helpful articles, and much more.

GIVEAWAY: AnotherUse

Stephanie of AnotherUse creates jewelry that is upcycled / recycled in a vintage and funky style. After several bad day jobs, she has taken strides to turn her most passionate hobby into a career. She says that she puts everything she has into each one-of-a-kind piece, something I can definitely admire. Currently all earrings & rings are on sale for $9.99 and necklaces are half price! I really love the bird earrings made from hand-cut glass & recycled magazine images. I also love the Honey With My Tea necklace, a piece that I'm adding to my personal wish list! And, if you like the nautical look, the vintage inspired mermaid & anchor necklace is a must have. If you'd like to learn more about Stephanie's work, check out her interview at

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Heather! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a pair of vintage-inspired gray flower earrings (pictured) from AnotherUse.

TO ENTER: Visit AnotherUse & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item(s).

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Like AnotherUse on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post noting you have done so.

ENDS: 9pm CDT, Saturday, November 5.

GIVEAWAY: Absolutely Small

Absolutely Small features the quirky & humorous artwork & plushies hand-crafted by Claire Chambers in Northern California. Designs like Mitch Chickenpants, the captain of the Chickenpants Swim Team, illustrate Claire's light-hearted approach to handmade. In addition to plush toys, she also offers a variety of prints showing various Chickenpants in action. My personal favorite is Coffee, Love and Chickenpants (pictured)! Receive free shipping on any order (International, too!) with coupon code FUNKY1011. Expires December 1, 2011.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Giant Sis! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a Chickenpants, a Chickenpants pouch, and a print from Absolutely Small.

TO ENTER: Visit Absolutely Small & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item(s).

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Like Absolutely Small on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post noting you have done so.

ENDS: 9pm CDT, Saturday, October 29th.

GIVEAWAY: Kristen Solecki

Kristen Solecki is a freelance artist working out of the Philadelphia area. Her designs use bold line work incorporated with mixed media, such as paint and printmaking, and is inspired by experiences and nostalgia. Since graduating from the University of the Arts in 2008 with a BFA in illustration, Kristen has been working as an artist and exhibiting her art in the Philadelphia area for the past three years.

Kristen's portfolio is filled with bold, eye-catching imagery. Available through her Etsy shop are many prints, as well as silk screened tees. She also offers hand-painted wall mirrors, such as Yellow City Houses. You can see Kristen on October 16th in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, selling her work at the Clover Market. She is also curating and exhibiting at a show to be held November 11th at Paradigm Gallery, titled Art et Joie in Philadelphia.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Raggy Rat! ***

PRIZE: One winner will receive two silk screened t-shirts, one Lion's Roar tee (pictured left) & one Treehouse tee (pictured above). Available in various sizes & colors - winner's choice.

TO ENTER: Visit Kristen's Etsy shop & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ENDS: 9pm CDT, Saturday, October 22.

GIVEAWAY: Ginny Goes Green

According to entrepreneur Ginny McCormick, the Ginny Goes Green project began in 2007 to document & share her journey to become "greener." Although it was harder than she anticipated in the beginning, Ginny says she realized that making a difference doesn't have to mean making huge changes in your lifestyle...sometimes it just means making a few little adjustments. Starting small by recycling, Ginny & her husband Doug made a commitment to be more environmentally friendly & to make more socially-conscious decisions in their everyday lives.

Later into 2007, out went the harsh chemical cleansers & Ginny began creating her own cleaning supplies & laundry powder. When her daughter was born, she made the green choice to use cloth diapers which lead her to create an eco AND cloth-diaper friendly detergent.

After a while, friends would ask to try the cleaning & laundry supplies always coming back for more and telling Ginny "you should sell this stuff!" After hearing that more than a few times, she decided to offer it to more than just friends & family. Now she shares these products with lots of new people and hopefully with you.

Receive a 20% discount when you mention Funky Finds. Offer expires October 15.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Katie! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a 3-pound box of Peace, Love & Laundry Eco-friendly Laundry Soap from Ginny Goes Green.

TO ENTER: Visit Ginny Goes Green, then leave a comment on this post noting which item you'd most like to try.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Like Ginny Goes Green on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post noting you have done so.

ENDS: 9pm CDT, Saturday, October 15.

GIVEAWAY: Custom Hemp Treasures

Using the ancient technique macrame, Rachel Steck of Custom Hemp Treasures creates handmade hemp jewelry that is very funky & unique. Rachel says that she believes hemp is a very under-used material for jewelry. Made from the Cannabis sativa plant, a renewable resource, hemp is an environmentally-friendly product. By knotting hemp together, she makes beautiful hemp bracelets, necklaces, & anklets, all of which are customizable. She also incorporates beads, pendants & charms into her designs. I really like the hemp necklace with glass beads, as well as the braided bracelets. Check out Rachel's blog for more info, as well as Custom Knit Treasures where you can purchase her hand-knit designs.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Sarah! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a hemp necklace & hemp bracelet of their choice from Custom Hemp Treasures.

TO ENTER: Visit Custom Hemp Treasures & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ENDS: Saturday, October 8 at 9pm CDT.

Funky Five: Halloween

Funky Five: Halloween
I love Autumn and Halloween decorations! Here's five Halloween finds found via Pinterest. Visit my Autumn/Halloween board for tons more inspiration!

1. Free I Heart Halloween Printable from Agape Love

2. How-to: Witches Spell Books by Design DNA

3. Spider Web Doily Pillow by Crap I've Made

4. How To Cross Stitch on a (Fake) Pumpkin by Elsie Marley

5. How-to: Halloween Paper-Mache Cat from

Clay Wood & Cotton

Crafters Kristen & Kristy met on the New York craft scene and began selling their wares together at the Brooklyn Flea. Seeing how well they worked together, the duo decided to launch a website featuring their handmade goods, as well as those of other artisans. In the process, they stumbled upon a great retail space & added a brick & mortar store to their business plan resulting in Clay Wood & Cotton. Starting this Thursday, September 22nd, they will be doing a series of giveaways on their shop blog. Every other Thursday, they will be offering up Cap'n Cat Sparrow's Pick O' the Week (in honor of their mascot, the eye-patch-wearing Cap'n Cat Sparrow). Up for grabs will be work from some of their favorite makers, including Wolfie + the Sneak, Meow Meow Tweet, The Heated, Girls Can Tell, and Kristiana Pärn. Prizes will also include craft supplies, store gift certificates, and other goodies. The first giveaway will be a copy of Applique Your Way by Kayte Terry, and the comment thread will be: What was your favorite summer read? Follow Clay Wood & Cotton on Facebook where a link will be posted to each giveaway. And, if you're in the New York area, stop by Clay Wood & Cotton at 149 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508.

This Week's Events

Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25
The Clothing Show
(F) 5-9pm, (Sat) 11am-9pm, (Sun) 11am-6pm
The Queen Elizabeth Bldg., Exhibition Place, 195 Princes Blvd., Toronto, ON

Oktober Festival of Crafts & Kitsch
(Fri. Preview) 5-9pm, (Sat & Sun) 10am-4pm
Vault (the old brick bank), Second St., New Glarus, WI

Saturday, September 24
Designers Downtown Market, 9am-3pm
Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh, NC

Lone Star Crafters Festival, 9am-5pm
Cheeratorium Event Center, 4954 Benbrook Blvd., Benbrook, TX

Rocky Ripple Festival, 11am-6pm
840 West 53rd St., Indianapolis, IN

Sweet William Market, 9am-2pm
Stapleton's Founders' Green, 29th Ave. & Syracuse, Denver, CO

YarnCon 2011, 11am-6pm
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W Blackhawk St., Chicago, IL

FashionART Santa Cruz, 7pm (Fashion Show followed by Trunk Show)
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA

Bakery Square's Summer Street Parties, 5-10pm
Bakery Square, 6725 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Roxy Art Fest, 11am-7pm
Pioneer Oaks Shopping Center, 4000 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs, TX

Handmade Country Market, 10am-3pm
The International Cricket Hall of Fame, St Jude St., Bowral NSW 2576

CommuniTREE, 10am-2pm
Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX

Ottawa Scarecrow Festival, 10am-4pm
LaSalle St., Downtown Ottawa, IL

Crafting For A Cause, Noon-10pm
Crafty Goodness, 15621 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH

Gems & Junk, 2-5pm
McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

Liverpool's Big Vintage & Fashion Fair, 11am-4:30pm
LJMU SU, The Engine Room, Maryland St. (off Rodney St.), Liverpool, England

Mini Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco, 10am-6pm
TechShop San Jose, 300 S. 2nd St., San Jose, CA

4th Annual Fall Cottage Chic Antique Flea & Sale, 10am-6pm
Cottage Panache Antiques, 7277 Glenview Dr., Richland Hills, TX

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
Indie Designer Market at Randolph Street Market
(Sat) 10am-5pm, (Sun) 10am-4pm
1340 W. Washington, Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL

Strange Folk Festival, 10am-6pm
Community Park, 401 E. 5th St., O'Fallon, IL

Pecan Street Festival - (Sat) 11am-10pm & (Sun) 11am-8pm
6th Street, Austin, TX

Sunday, September 25
Blim Market, Noon-5pm
Heritage Hall, 15th & Main, Vancouver, BC

Allston Arts & Crafts Fair, Noon-6pm
Farrington Ave., Allston, MA

Bakery Square's Sunday Marketplace, Noon-4pm
Bakery Square, 6725 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

MarketDayz, 9am-6pm
Conifer Community Park, 11369 S. Foxton Rd., Conifer, CO

Dose Market, 10am-4pm
River East Art Center, 435 East Illinois St., Chicago, IL

99 Market, 11am-5pm
99 Sadbury St., Toronto, ON

Downtown Open Market, 10am-4pm
Royal Palm Place, 308 S. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL

GIVEAWAY: My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software is, in a nutshell, awesome! I have been using the software for several weeks & have been amazed at how easy it is to use. The software comes with a wide variety of digital papers, elements, and embellishments and the website offers lots of free kits. The site also offers many kits available for purchase. The website says that the software is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a powerful set of creative tools and multiple sharing options that no other software can offer. I have not used any other digital scrapbooking software, but I can tell you that as someone who hates reading instructions & prefers to jump right in, My Memories rocks!

You can create an album using professionally-designed or basic pages that allow you to insert your photos individually or automatically. It's great because you can simply drag your photo from your hard drive to the spot on the layout where you want the photo to be placed. You also have the option to design your own album layer by layer. The My Memories website offers a wide variety of new & creative content enabling you to expand your template options.

The My Memories blog is filled with inspiration from fellow scrapbookers. Each Wednesday a new challenge is posted & users can link to their layout. I was especially moved the Remembrance challenge. The blog, as well as YouTube, also features helpful video tutorials. And be sure to follow MyMemories on Twitter for more info.

I created all the layouts pictured using My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!

SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the store with coupon code STMMMS96123.

1. This unique code is ONLY good for My Memories Suite Version 2.0.
2. This code is to be used for US and Canadian customers only.
3. When you surpass $580 of income within one calendar year, MyMemories will issue you a 1099 if you reside in the US.
4. In the event that customers who use your code receive a refund, your account will be adjusted accordingly.
5. MyMemories reserves the right to modify terms or conditions.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Jenn Spencer! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a coupon code to download MyMemories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!

TO ENTER: Visit MyMemories and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite digital paper pack or layout

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Like MyMemories on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post noting you have done so.

ENDS: Saturday, October 1st at 9pm EDT.

Accepting Swag For November Event

We will be giving away 150 tote bags full of swag to the first 75 shoppers EACH DAY that purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience.

The charitable raffle features items donated by all participating artisans, as well as other generous business owners, and all proceeds benefit Toys For Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas.

Contributing swag is a great way to promote your shop, services or event to a crowd that is interested in handmade goods. If you'd like to contribute samples, promo items and/or a raffle item(s), please send by November 4th to:

Funky Finds • 6260 Lewis Chapel Road • Jefferson, TX 75657

Previous swag bags have included coupons from participating vendors, embroidery patterns from Sublime Stitching, full-size bars of soap, jewelry, product samples & much more.