Tell your friends!!!
Skip the mall madness this year, and shop handmade for the holidays!
then, head straight down 264 to ghent and visit handmadeVA (inside the Mystic Mermaid) for some more awesome handmade gifts! many ghent businesses are hosting open houses this weekend, so check out some of the other great shops down 21st and colley while you're at it.
holiday shopping, done! and your local artisans and small businesses thank you. :)
i'm thinking about offering custom states to order, as well!
meanwhile, my family is cooking up a storm in the kitchen, as we'll be heading to grandma's soon for dinner with 16 people! my sisters are pretty crafty in the kitchen. this is the made-from-scratch apple pie my twin sister kim made (i helped with the decorations :)...
i've recently discovered this organization that promotes fresh, local produce from area farmers and restaurants and i'm a big fan. check it out at www.buylocalhamptonroads.org
thought it would be of interest to all of our handmadeVA fans, considering your love of all things local and handmade! :)
Mystic Mermaid/handmadeVA halloween open house
wednesday, october 13th
see you there!!!
afterward, we decided to check out some of the monuments:
some of the group:
we may not have room in the space right this moment, but as we look at our options for the future, i'd definitely love to include lots of other local talent. let me know if you're interested, and i'll keep you up to date!
As an introduction, however, this is a little bit about who we are:
HandmadeVA is a local crafter's collaborative whose mission is to support local art & craft in the 7 cities.
We believe in the handmade, homegrown, heartfelt, DIY lifestyle.
We care about creating...about making something that means something. Handmade=made with love.
We care about supporting local businesses and our community.
If you care about these things, too, help us support local artists and crafters. Shop local, buy handmade!
Check the blog often, or become a follower, to read updates about the shop, artist profiles, news about local shows and events, and thoughts on the handmade lifestyle.
Thanks for stopping by.