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Come See Us At Craftin’ Outlaws!

craftinoutlaws_main2016Come join in the fun this Saturday December 10th – We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show for our 3rd participating year.

Craftin’ Outlaws is back this Saturday for our 11th annual CRAFT FAIR! 100 of the best HANDMADE vendors are ready to invade the Greater Columbus Convention Center on December from Noon – 5pm with FREE ADMISSION! Swag bags will go to the first 100 guests at the door or for your die hard DIYers we still have Early Bird shopping options, which comes with a handmade gift and early access from 11am-12pm

productsIn addition to handmade goods by American Makers  you can embrace the spirit of DIY at fun make and take stations. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

We will be bringing our selections of Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here. And here is a wonderful round up & preview of some of the vendors by our screenprinting buds Alison Rose!

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GIVE BACK with the Columbus Diaper Coalition who’s hosting another DIAPER DRIVE with us. Bring in a new box of diapers and win your way into handmade raffles. Diapers of all sizes are accepted but larger sizes are desperately needed!

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show
  • When: Saturday December 10, 2016 (only!) from 12pm – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in the Grand Ballroom.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

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Hello Crafty Supermarket & Cincinnati!

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Here we go Holidays! Crafty, Maker, Handmade awesomeness times are upon us. Let’s all celebrate what’s good and positive together this season. In that spirit, we hope that you can join us on Saturday November 19th for the lovely Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH. And yep, this show is just ONE day only! And Crafty Supermarket is FREE to attend. Hooray!

Now in a new location for 2016 as the usual venue Music Hall is under renovation, Crafty Supermarket will be at the University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. This show features handmade goods only — no commercial products. Crafty Supermarket is a fun, lively, family-friendly a FREE to attend holiday event with an anticipated 6,000 shoppers, a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers!

We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Greeting Cards and more available. So come on out and enjoy the day with us!

The Details

  • When: Saturday November 19, 2016 from 11am – 6pm. One day only! FREE ADMISSION.
  • Where: University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Who: 130 Makers, Artisand, and Crafters from all over the eastern U.S.
  • What: Handmade goods and gifts, plus delicious snacks, drinks, and a DJ, plus craft activities and swag bags for the first 100 shoppers.
  • Why: Because Handmade with love is best.

For more info CLICK HERE or check out Steam Whistle Press‘ awesome hand printed poster with details on the show.

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It’s Handmade Arcade Time!

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Yay! It’s here! It’s here! It’s Handmade Arcade Time! Come join us + over 150 other amazing Handmade Makers from around the country this Saturday, December 5, 2015 (one day only!) for the best of the best in every way. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and very family friendly with lots of maker-activies for everyone.

Handmade Arcade is highly anticipated event that attracts more than 9,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craftspeople and artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network and share their artistic practice. Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its twelfth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 5, 2015 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace.

Come join in one of the best, biggest, and brightest Holiday Shopping and Maker events in the US this Saturday and share good times with friends & family while finding incredible, Made In The US handcrafted goods.

HA_2015_shoppersHere is a list of the 2015 Vendors and for more info about Handmade Arcade visit their About Page here.

This is year is extra special as Handmade Arcade is debuting their first ever publication, a fabulous Coloring Book called “Things Making Things”, designed for all ages (no, really) with the artwork of 10 local artists, including us (eeeeeeee!). The Coloring Books will be available for purchase from the Handmade Arcade Booth as well as participating artists and ALL proceeds benefit upcoming Handmade Arcade Outreach & Education projects.

And as always Early Birdie Shopping Passes are available for stress-free first looks before the crowds roll in.

For a great preview of what’s in store, check out this video from KDKA News Pittsburgh Today live with organizers Jennifer Baron & Jill Chisnell here.

With past Handmade Arcade Photos and Videos here. It’s a super fun time, and we can’t wait to see you all this year!

 

  • The Details:

  • Who: Over 150 Maker Artists and Handmade Crafters from around the USA.

  • What: Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair.

  • When: Saturday December 5, 2015 from 11am – 7pm – ONE DAY ONLY!

  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh – 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Why: Because Handmade is best yinz!

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Super Friends Indie Artists Last Minute Christmas Market TOMORROW on 12/14

Well, it’s that time of year. Full of Holiday parties and Holiday Cheer.

Come join us for our very last show of the year THIS Saturday (ONLY!) for hours (ONLY) at the First Annual Super Friends Independent Artists Last Minute Christmas Market (and beer) Show! Hosted by CommonWealth Press at theCommonWealth Press Warehouse (not the retail shop!)

The basic premise is this:

  • We have some wicked talented best friends who do shows all year long all over the country.
  • You probably have a few gifts left to procure.
  • So why not have fun and find something special in a super chill, low-key fun environment in Pittsburgh and pick up some handmade, crafted right here in not only the USA, but in Pittsburgh by local and crazy talented artists.
  • Have some fun, drink a craft brew beer, and bring your friends and family.

“The last minute Christmas market is sponsored by a few local artists. Come shop for some crafts, hang w friends. drink some beer. family friendly.

Wares by strawberryluna, garbella, Nick Caruso, Alternate Histories, Sapling Press, CommonWealth Press, Mike Budai everyday balloons, Suz Pisano, redraven studios,

Maybe more, maybe less. who knows….we will keep you posted.”

Who: See above silly!

Where: At the CommonWealth Press Warehouse (not retail shop!) located at 2315 Wharton St‎. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 on the South Side.

When: Saturday December 14th, from 2pm – 6pm (ish) and ONLY!

Why: Because Friends are neato and Handmade is best.

 

Hooray! It’s Handmade Arcade Time on December 7th!

HA13_728x90Yinz guys! It’s finally time for Handmade Arcade!

On Saturday (and Saturday ONLY) December 7th, Pittsburgh’s biggest and most spectacular array of handmade makers, talent, artists and crafters arrive from all over the country for the amazing Handmade Arcade.

It’s one of our favorite shows of the entire year, and we’re so thrilled for Handmade Arcade’s special ten-year anniversary and can’t be more honored to be vending at this truly one-of-a-kind show. And trust us, we do shows all over the country! HA pulls in shoppers from the tri-state area to find lovely and well crafted handmade pieces for everyone their holiday shopping lists. Handmade Arcade is not to be missed.

We will have lots of new pieces and hand printed, and hand drawn art prints, rock posters, and more on hand, as well as a special collection of framed prints, ready to be gifted right away!

Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and is very family-friendly. For a full list of 2013 Vendors click here.

(Above photo by Joey Kennedy.)

Details:

  • What: Handmade Arcade, the region’s largest independent and handmade craft fair. now in it’s 10th year. A highly anticipated annual event, HA attracts more than 8,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craft artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network, and share their artistic practice.
  • Where:  The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. For directions and parking information click here.
  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11am to 7pm. ONE DAY ONLY!
  • Why: Because Handmade, right here in the USA is best!

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Handmade Arcade features tons of super cool maker demos and fun hands-on projects to create all sorts of make-and-take items in the Hands-On-Handmade section including screenprinting demos by Artists Image Resource (AIR), (where we learned to hand pull our screenprints!) DIY collar making by ModCloth, LED accessory making by Assemble, and so much more. Click here for the full list!

(Above photo by Joey Kennedy.)
Early Birdie Passes are available for $15 each, which provide shoppers with the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public. Early Birdie shoppers will have first pick to purchase all the unique and one-of-a-kind items that crafters will be selling and be given a bag full of goodies and coupons. (Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.) Passes can be purchased online or at Wildcard at 4209 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

(Above photo by Joey Kennedy.)

This year’s Handmade Arcade will also feature welcoming live musical entertainment by Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band and pop-up performances by Continuum Dance Theater.

Throughout the day, Handmade Arcade will feature DJ sets by Pandemic, Bad Seed, Max Terasauro of Pittsburgh Record Fest and The Garment District. Lunch items, snacks and refreshments will be available for sale on site.

For more Shopper Info including directions and parking information click here! Hope to see you there!

Hello Columbus! We’re heading to Craftin’ Outlaws this Saturday!

Bring it on Columbus, OH! We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday show and we hope to see lots of friendly faces getting their Handmade Holiday shopping on too! It’s our first doing vending at this show, and we can’t wait.

WHAT:

Craftin’ Outlaws is now in it’s 9th year and will be held at Veterans Memorial in Downtown Columbus, so come on out and see that amazing Handmade greatness of over 90 vendors. And best, the first 100 shoppers of the day pick up a free screen printed tote!

WHEN:

Saturday November 16th from 10am – 5pm – ONE DAY ONLY!

WHERE:

Veterans Memorial, 300 Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

DIRECTIONS

We will have lots of goodies and hand pulled, hand printed and yep, handmade Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints and our brand new, fresh off the press 2014 Wall Calendars in either Kraft or Spearmint (Kraft shown below):

2014 "Turtledoves" Wall Calendar, hand silkscreen printed by strawberryluna. These two lovelies are ready to keep you company all year long! Now available in our web store & Etsy shop.

Fun “Make & Take” stations as well as great food and drinks as well as a Plinko board (!) featuring great chances to win cool prizes will also be a part of this one-day-only event. So come out and have fun with us!

For more info visit Craftin’ Outlaws website here. See you there!

 

Brand new strawberryluna Fab.com Sale starts tomorrow!

Take note all those who love a great art & design deal: We’re working with our good friends at Fab.com  and are having a brand new Sale at Fab! Our new Sale starts TOMORROW, Wednesday at 11am sharp 10/10 and runs for just 72 hours through Saturday morning 10/13 at 11am.

We have THREE new Fab.com Exclusive Releases debuting in this Sale, including our brand new 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendar & Art Print double duty print – it’s perforated so that you can keep the 12×12 sized art print at the end of the year. (You’re welcome!) Plus 2 brand spanking new hand screen printed art prints “Dragon’s Forest” and “Lucky 13″. Want a sneak peek? Check Fab.com here and our website here too.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the amazing Fab.com, or aren’t already a member, (and why not, it’s free-to-join!) here’s a quick run down on Fab.com. Ready? Ok!

 Fab is Everyday Design. Our mission is to help people better their lives with design.Fab exists for one simple reason: To make you smile. Every day we set out to delight you, inspire you, make you laugh, and give you something to look forward to.

Fab.com is very specialty design sale website, meaning their curated partnerships with artists and designers last for just a few days at a time. With over 5 million members and a fresh set of new sales daily, Fab.com features great pieces for sale at substantial discounts.

With discounts from 25% – 40% off of our day-to-day retail prices, a strawberryluna Fab.com Sale is not to be missed! You won’t see these prices again for a long time.

Don’t make a sad. Don’t miss out!

   

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Holiday shopping bonus!

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Hey gang! For those of you in the US, we hope that you had a super Thanksgiving and a relaxing and fun day yesterday. For those friends outside of the US, we hope that you had a good Thursday. (And if you’ve never experienced an American Thanksgiving, put it on your bucket list.)

We’re offering a few types of Holiday Cheer here at strawberryluna HQ and we wanted to tell you about ’em.

1. The Value Added Deal: Through either our website here or our Etsy shop here, we’re offering a FREE BONUS print with any purchase of  $15 or more. Yep! Freebie! We’re releasing a new set of giclee prints, sized for smaller spaces and smaller walls in the form of our popular Cardinal Seasons print series, now also at a wee 8″x10″ size super high quality giclee print. So easy to frame!

  • The Deal: During Checkout in both our webstore or in our Etsy shop just mention “Holiday Bonus Cardinal” in the notes to seller section. (Don’t forget to tell us which print you would like for you bonus!) And we’ll hook you up with a free 8″x10″ giclee print of your choice with *any purchase of $15 or more*.  Easy-peasy! This Holiday Bonus print deal is good through 12/15.

2. The Classic Black Friday Deal: Through our Etsy shop (only!) get a solid 15% off of your entire purchase by using coupon code BLACKFRIDAY15 now through midnight 11/27 and then! (That’s right, it’s not over yet!) On Monday, 11/28 use the web-happy coupon code CYBERMONDAY15 for 15% off of your entire purchase. Boom! Good through 11/29. Yep! You get one extra day from us, ’cause that’s how we roll.

Renegade Holiday Craft Fair in Chicago!

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Ok, first off? We’re super stoked to be heading back to Chicago to participate in one of our favorite shows, the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale this coming weekend. And secondly? Hello? How adorable and rad is the illustration by Kate Sutton for the sale this year? I just love it, totally wintery and cozy all at once.

Anyhoo! We really are just thrilled Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale in Chicago again this year. We’ll be there vending with tons of new things and taking in the amazing talent of over 150 artists & crafters. So come on in out of the cold and say hello!

For more info, check the Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Holiday Sale <— page here. With over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft talents setting up shop,  holiday shoppers are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design + DIY spectacular!

And below are a couple of maps for you too. We’ll be vending from booth #96 in Gym #1 (naturally!), rocking right next to our super-friend Beth from RagTrader Vintage.

So please come and introduce yourself and share the holiday cheer, shop handmade and have a blast while being surrounded by fun, food, and creativity :)

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The Major Details:

When: December 4 + 5, 2010, from 11am – 7pm

Where: At the beautiful Pulaski Park Fieldhouse at 1419 W. Blackhawk, in Wicker Park.

Cost: Totally FREE!

What: Over 150 indie crafters & artists, all showing and selling their handmade work. PLUS DJs to keep your booty shaking, and amazing food + treats from local favorite restaurants including Flying SaucerMANA Food BarTipsyCake and Treat Restaurant! If you’re seeking Wintertime libations, our bar will be selling beer, wine and warm mulled-wine! And de sure to commemorate your trip to the Fair by getting your photo-snapped in the free-to-use photobooth provided by Magnolia Photobooth Co.!

Don’t forget to visit our special Renegade ornament-making workshop or our Welcome Station, where we’ll feature a free-to-enter raffle (prizes furnished by Chronicle BooksPaper Source +Uppercase), free issues of TimeOut Chicago + an extra-special Renegade Holiday photo-op!

We hope you’ll join us by hopping on the free-to-ride Renegade Holiday Trolley (click for more details) or by taking public transportation to the Fair! If driving, you’ll need to find street-parking in the surrounding neighborhoods as the venue does not have a lot of their own. Please see our FAQ for details, directions + lots more info!

See you there!

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Hey Pittsburgh! It’s Handmade Arcade time!

Woohoo! Did I sign up to do back-toback big giant craft shows? Yes. But happily I’m closing 2009’s craft show season with my hometown favorite, Pittsburgh’s fantastically diverse and popular 6th annual Handmade Arcade at the Hunt Armory in Shadyside.

Over 90 crafters and indie arts DIY masters will be showing and selling their work. Last year over 8,000 people attended and came through the Hunt Armory to see local and nationally recognized artists and do some special holiday shopping. This year, with just one day for the Handmade Arcade on December 12th, 2009 is likely to be as busy and bustling as ever.

Wanna know who will be sending this year? BOOM! <– There you go. (Hint, I will be one of the vendors…) Plus lots of super tasty treats to eat will be available by a host of much loved Pittsburgh  eateries like Franktuary, Dozen, Coca Café and Coco’s Cupcake Café. So much yum! And DJs J. Malls, Pete Spynda, and Tanner will be sending out good music to the huge hall that is the Hunt Armory all day too.

Pop City wrote a cool article about the Handmade Arcade that you can read here. And of course, for more information, or to purchase Early Birdie passes (which get you entry at 10am – one hour before the public and a goodie swag bag) click the images above and below, or click here.

We had a blast last year and things were hoppin’. Hope to see you there this year, and have a fun time!

The important details:

Where: The Hunt Armory in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh, located at 324 Emerson Street.

When: Saturday December 12th, 11am – 8pm

How much: Admission is FREE!

Why: ‘Cause buying local, supporting artists and handmade is pretty danged awesome. Silly.

WYEP’s Holiday Shoppe this Sunday

 

Pittsburgh’s independent music station WYEP FM is hosting a great little independent holiday shopping experience hosted at their Community Broadacast Center and featuring the work of local handmade artisans:

Barker’s Herbs & Heirlooms (Steampunk, altered art, vintage image, & upcycled items.)
By Suz (Accessories including handbags, wraps, scarves, and hats.)
Carol H Designs (Personally designed & hand-made jewlery featuring sterling silver & Swarovski crystal beads.)
Charmed By Nature (Handcrafted jewelry with a sense of humor.)
Extra Impressions (Custom gift wrapping featuring handmade, decorative, imported, and recycled papers.)
JOPA (Handcrafted, imported, recycled.)
Lenny Pang Designs (Handmade, one-of-a-kind notecards, itty-bitty books, wisdom magnets and Fancy Shmancy bookmarks.)
On the Rocks Designs (Original, handcrafted jewelry.)
Robyn’s Nest Pottery (Handmade pottery.)
Silent Lotus (Specializing in jewelry and art inspired by the designs of nature and the beauty of simplicity.)
Spooky Kelly (Reconstructed tees, original handmade clothing, patches, bags, and other accessories.)
Strawberry Luna (Hand screenprinted art prints and gig posters.)
Whimsical Wonders (One of a kind windchimes and jewelry made from silverware.)
Wren & Rita (Handmade bags and accessories, and pouches using recycled sweaters.)

And more! (Part of all profits go to support WYEP.)

And, no holiday shoppe is complete without baked goods – good thing The Goodie Truck will be parked in front of the station, selling their delicious desserts!

There is no admission fee, stop by and get a start on your holiday shopping at WYEP this November 29.

The details:

Holiday Shoppe at WYEP
November 29, 2009
10am-2pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center

WYEP Community Broadcast Studio is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood at 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.