Funky Finds Turns Six!

Six years ago today, I began the Funky Finds blog as a way to share handmade finds. What began as a hobby & creative outlet on my end, quickly grew into something I am very proud to be a part of today! Throughout the past six years, we have met many talented artists, crafters & designers in person & online. It's a real honor to be a part of the handmade community that is so supportive & fun!! Thank you all for your continued support of Funky Finds and all our endeavors to bring handmade to the masses. You can learn more about all of our services here.

They once were funky lost, but now they are funky found!

GIVEAWAY: Weekend Kits

I love crafting, but with such a busy schedule it's hard to find time to decide on a project, gather supplies, and get started. Weekend Kits is a wonderful solution to this dilemma. The site offers a unique selection of creative project kits across a variety of craft and hobby categories making crafting easy, fun, and affordable! The site brings together a collection of quality Art & Craft kits that allows you to explore new project ideas and learn new crafts in a very simple way. I love the new Crewel Embroidery Kits section featuring classic & contemporary crewel designs to stitch. If you are looking to create a special item for a baby or young child, check out the popular collection of cuddly Baby Quilt Kits in a variety of themes. This wonderful site also offers a complete selection of Jewelry Class in a Box! Kits, with everything you need to learn to make jewelry at home. No matter what type of craft you are interested in tackling, Weekend Kits is the place to find a comprehensive kit. And, kits make great gifts, too! (pictured: Embroidery Kit - Crewel Embroidery Design - Owl)

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Nancy! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive one Sublime Stitching Ultimate Embroidery Kit with Tea Towel, plus a Krazy Kitchen Pattern Pack (pictured).

TO ENTER: Visit the Weekend Kits website & leave a comment on this post with a comment regarding which kit you'd most like to try.

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

While you're there, be sure to leave a comment
& let them know Funky Finds sent you!

ENDS: Saturday, March 31 at 9pm CST.

SPONSORS - 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling


Funky Finds events would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors! Please show some love to the following businesses and organizations that have helped make the 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling possible!

Established in 1997, Cabbage Rose Fabrics & Quilting, located at 3000 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth, now offers over 8,000 different fabrics! Their beautiful new storefront is a place you want to visit only when you have plenty of time to take in all their offerings. If you are new to sewing or would like to strengthen your skills, you may be interested in enrolling in one of their many classes. Cabbage Rose is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-7pm. Like Cabbage Rose on Facebook.

Quackerbox Creations Ltd. has been printing wearables & accessories since 1982. Their screen printing quality is above & beyond most. They not only screen print, they also offer digitally-printed garments & stickers, embroidery & more. You will have plenty of opportunities to see Quackerbox's work in action as they have generously provided all vendors with an event tee AND they screen printed Funky Finds' info on the swag bags! Be one of the first 75 people each day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets in order to receive a swag bag. Like Qbox on Facebook.

The Artful Bead has two locations in the Metroplex, one in Fort Worth & one in Carrollton. Each location offers a wide variety of jewelry making supplies, as well as workshops. Since opening in 2003, The Artful Bead has quickly became a must-visit destination point for beaders across Texas and Oklahoma. The store remains popular because their inventory changes almost daily, the staff knows their stuff, and shoppers are able to choose from one-of-a-kind treasures & unbelievable bargains. Visit The Artful Bead's booth at the Spring Fling to learn more and partake in various Make & Takes! Like The Artful Bead FW on Facebook.

Fort Worth Opera will soon be hosting the annual Fort Worth Opera Festival (May 12 - June 3). The festival features four fabulous operas - Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, Lysistrata, and Three Decembers. Season tickets are available, as well as single tickets. If you're interested in attending any of the performances, I'd suggest buying your tickets asap as they are going fast! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this wonderful organization that has provided the swag bags for both the Fort Worth and Longview events. Like FW Opera on Facebook.

Michael Brown is the author & illustrator behind Brown Cow Productions. Mike is an award-winning actor/director of theater and film, as well as a professional visual artist in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. He has had a cartoon syndicated by King Features and a feature film distributed by Lion's Gate. Mike will be selling his popular children's book, So Much To Be Seen!, at the Spring Fling and will also be reading the book to children throughout the day. Like Brown Cow Productions on Facebook.

Founded in 2004, Yelp features over 25 million local reviews written by people like you & me. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, lists and to talk with other Yelpers. The site offers a variety of mobile apps so you can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and more. Be sure to subscribe to The Weekly Yelp that brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings, such as the Funky Finds Spring Fling! Like Yelp on Facebook.

Funky Finds' sister company, Right On! Graphics, offers custom design services, as well as high-quality promotional products that are affordable. Right On! Graphics is a great source for business cards, digitally-printed vinyl banners, and much more. Every business needs eye-catching graphics that will draw the attention of prospective customers. Many graphics companies offer templates that thousands of people use. But, your business is unique & your graphics should be, too! Like ROG on Facebook.