7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

We are currently accepting vendor applications for the
7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling!

Application Deadline: January 4th, 2015
Handmade applicants only, please!

Event Dates: Saturday, March 7th, 10am-5pm and
Sunday, March 8th, 11am-4pm

Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky

The 7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event!

Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 120 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY!

* 100+ Makers Selling Uniquely Hand-crafted Wares
* 150 Swag Bags & Charitable Raffle
* Pet Adoptions by HSNT
* Funky Finds Balloons for All
* Event T-shirts for Charity & More!

Find items in the following categories: Accessories * Art * Authors
Bath, Body & Candles * Ceramics & Pottery * Clothing * Food
Holiday & Seasonal * Home Goods & Decor * Jewelry
Kids & Parents * Stationery & Paper Goods * Pet Goods
Photography * Plants

Etsy NY Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

Shop for creative gifts and support
small businesses this holiday season!

The Etsy NY Street Team is back this year to serve as your holiday elf with the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade! More than 60 makers from the tri-state area will gather to sell their unique creations providing the community with the opportunity to support local & purchase unique gifts. The event will feature a vast selection of handmade goods including clothing, jewelry, paper goods, body products, eco-friendly finds, and so much more.

Preview the vendors’ offerings by visiting the Etsy Local page for the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade. There, you’ll be able to check out who will be selling at the event, start creating those shopping lists, and even take advantage of some Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals ahead of the Cavalcade!

Other event highlights include goody bags for the first 100 shoppers each day, several raffle packages that will be up for grabs and Cavalcade sponsor Etsy will be on hand to offer free gift wrapping for any purchases made at the event. Also, Kiva Zip will also be on hand to answer questions about person-to-person lending.

Please note that shoppers will have the opportunity to give back to their community by donating gently used coats for the New York Cares 26th Annual Coat Drive!

WHEN: Saturday, December 13th &
Sunday, December 14th, 10am-8pm

WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. (btwn 15th & 16th St.),
New York, New York (In the pop-up space across from Amy's Bread)


MORE INFO: Facebook Event PageWebsite

Funky Finds Event Recap

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience a success! We greatly appreciate all attendees, vendors, and sponsors! Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event!

Through the charitable raffle, t-shirt sales, photos with Santa, and monetary donations, we raised $3,000.00 that has been split evenly between The Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots.

Many thanks to all the vendors, sponsors & other generous donors for providing raffle & swag bag items and to everyone who purchased raffle tickets!!!

Attendees generously donated over $500.00 in cash donations to Don’t Forget to Feed Me who also collected 181 pounds of pet food!!!

Also, TWELVE dogs were adopted at the event!!!

THIS WEEKEND! Funky Finds Event

 It's finally time for the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience,
a FREE two-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping extravaganza! Join us for a fun-filled handmade weekend!!!!

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 16th, 11am-4pm

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76107 • Directions

Shop Local Shop Handmade Shop Funky

Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 120 Artists, Crafters, Designers, & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY!
* Over 120 Artisans Selling Unique Items
* Charitable Raffle benefiting HSNT and Toys for Tots
* Pet Adoptions by HSNT
* Toys For Tots Drop Off
* Photos with SANTA CLAUS - Families & Pets Welcome!
* Funky Finds Balloons for All
* Event T-shirts for Charity
* Much More!

Find items in the following categories:
AccessoriesArtBath, Body & Candles 
 Ceramics & PotteryClothingFood
 Holiday & SeasonalHome Goods & DecorJewelry 
Kids & ParentsStationery & Paper GoodsPet Goods
PhotographyPlants & Arrangements

Funky Finds Event Sponsors

We are so fortunate to work with the following businesses who are generously sponsoring our upcoming event, the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience!

Vendor Previews: Days 1-7Days 8-14Days 15-21

Quackerbox Creations Ltd. is a full-service, family-owned screen printer located in Dallas, TX. They have been printing wearables & accessories since 1982. Quackerbox generously sponsors each Funky Finds event, donating event tees to each vendor & sponsor, as well as donating the printing on the additional tees we sell to raise funds for the Humane Society of North Texas. Their team prints quality products at affordable prices.

The Arful Bead is the most popular retail bead store in Fort Worth & the surrounding North Texas area. They are your one-stop shopping destination for jewelry making supplies including quality beads, wire, chain, findings, and tools. The Artful Bead also offers classes for every skill level, as well as custom jewelry design for weddings, proms, quinceaneras, and other special occasions.

Flossie Scrapper is a premiere craft store located in Joshua, TX. They offer scrapbooking, crafts, and teaching supplies from all the top designers, including Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Tim Holtz, and much more! Flossie Scrapper also offers regular classes featuring a wide variety of craft projects. Products are also available for purchase through the website.

Quirk Books has been publishing strikingly unconventional books since 2002! They offer a wide variety of books ranging from award-winning cookbooks to craft books to non-fiction. Quirk has generously donated awesome books to be included in each of our swag bags. Visit their site for free sampler downloads & more!

PLAID is home to all your favorite craft brands - FolkArt, Bucilla, Mod Podge, Martha Stewart, and more! This well-known company generously provides full-size products to be included in our event swag bags, as well as a huge raffle prize consisting on brand new products. Visit their website to explore your ideas & inspiration for painting, needlecrafts, decoupage & other favorite crafts.

The Artful Village is a monthly handmade market held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Located in the River Oaks area of Fort Worth, Texas, The Artful Village provides area residents with an opportunity to enjoy live music & the chance to visit with a number of artisans & purchase their unique goods.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio is an online-only fabric store with lots of gorgeous fabrics from all the major manufacturers, such as Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Moda, and many more! Their extensive site also offers sewing notions, books & patterns, craft kits, and the Friday Bundle Batch!
Right On! Graphics offers quality promotional products & custom graphic design at affordable prices. ROG never uses templates & stands by each of their products. They offer digitally-printed vinyl banners (no stick on lettering), business cards, postcards, yard signs, and much more!

GIVEAWAY: BraveMouse Books

BraveMouse Books is a small book publisher that creates magical books that children AND adults will love! These terrific readers are all available in English, with some available in Spanish, French, Arabic, German, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, and Portugese. It is fascinating to see how the lovable creatures featured in the books are created by hand. The video below shows how children's book author & illustrator Molly Coxe creates a character & then shoots photos of miniature sets as she works on Wet Hen: A Short Vowel Adventure.

I am in awe of Molly's talent in creating these stories & characters, including Benjamin Middlemouse, Sir Pouncealot, and Posie Pantrymouse. These fun adventures are sure to hold the attention of the little ones while entertaining the ones reading the stories to them. Another great thing about these early readers is that the phonics focus is designed to help beginning readers build skills & confidence. Rat Attack highlights the “short a” sound and Princess Pig is filled with “short i’s”.

One of the missions of BraveMouse Books is to encourage children to see themselves as creators, and to help them share that creativity with others. This is so perfectly in line with what we at Funky Finds believe that it's as if a partnership between us was inevitable! The BraveMouse Books website includes a blog full of great information, as well as a great project showing how to make your own mouse. This page features a printable and video instructions for creating mouse heroes (or villains) using simple household items.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Judy Hunting! ***
PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive copies of the two new Short Vowel Adventures, Rat Attack and Princess Pig, as well as Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue, a hardcover picture book that won the Nautilus Award and is full of handmade mice & one handmade cat.

TO ENTER: Like BraveMouse Books on Facebook and leave a comment noting you have done so.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Share this giveaway on Facebook or another social media site, then leave a comment noting that you shared.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Leave a comment noting why you would love to win these fabulous books!
Giveaway ends at 6pm CST, Wednesday, November 19th, 2014.