handmadeVA keeps growing & growing...

and we're looking for new crafters! ideally, we'd like to see practical, housewares-type items, but we're open to other fun things. we are limited on jewelry space, but we are always willing to look at unique and unusual items. holidays get very busy at the Mystic Mermaid, so we'd like to make sure we have plenty of wonderful handmade gift ideas available for shoppers!
if you're interested (or know someone who is), please email vicki at handmadeVA@yahoo.com.


buy fresh, buy local.

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! :)


open house was a blast!

thanks to everyone who came out to our open house wednesday and made it a huge success! susan (of the mystic mermaid) is already planning for next year! the music and food were great, and we all had a fantastic time.

[some of the girls...]

[the awesomely talented ben hardesty & band]
thanks so much for coming out and showing your support for local art & craft!


open house this week!

don't forget the Mystic Mermaid/handmadeVA open house is only 3 days away! be sure to join us for a good time...live music, food & wine, giveaways, & of course, great handmade goods. if you haven't stopped in for a while, you'll be delighted to see the changes we've made in the handmadeVA space. we've been busy adding new artists and crafters with some fun new items.

Mystic Mermaid/handmadeVA halloween open house
wednesday, october 13th
6-9 pm

see you there!!!


dc crafty fun!

several handmadeVA & 7cities crafters friends had the great opportunity to check out dc's crafty bastards arts and craft festival this past saturday, and it was awesome! we were all pretty inspired by the 150+ vendors with some fun reconstructed clothing, prints, jewelry, ceramics, and more. plus, we were all excited about our free etsy "i heart handmade" bumper stickers! and soraia got a hug from jay mccarroll, the first winner from project runway! (sorry i don't have more pictures...i was too caught up looking at all the craftiness!)

afterward, we decided to check out some of the monuments:

some of the group:

it was definitely an awesome day and well worth the trip! perhaps next year, we'll be vending as well??