Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Ideas

Here is a cute Mother's Day craft I found at Poppytalk . There are several how-to's listed here on using mason jars for special Mother's Day gifts.

What are you doing for Mom next week? We'd love to hear (and see) your handmade gifts!

Photo courtesy of Steph Morgan.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paint that Mug - VENUE UPDATE

Our Make Out session this month has been moved to Amelie's, April 28, 7:30 pm, 2424 N Davidson St

Join Emily of By Emily on April 28 at Crown Town Handmade's monthly Make Out for a chance to display your artistic skill. All you need is a plain piece of china (porcelain, glazed ceramic, or china will do). You'll paint your piece and take it home to bake in the oven to set the paint so you can use! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pieces to decorate.

Emily (of By Emily) creates handmade kitchen accessories using designer fabrics and mixing bold colors and prints. From aprons to oven mitts to pot holders, these accessories are fashionable and functional. You can find out more about Emily and check out her items at or

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easy Easter Wreath

Where do you fall on the Peeps love/hate? Here is the perfect middle ground, whether you love to eat them or love to despise the gross little things. I found this on the Our Best Bites tutorial, make sure to check it out! Oh, and poke around their site if you haven't, its awesome!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Local Manufacturing

Check out this blog post on the Storque about local manufacturing . "Manufactured" has become such a negative term, but what if we change the whole concept, back to something smaller?

Do you thing we are ready to pay a bit more for local goods as a general society?