Yay Michelle!

Hooray for our very own Michelle Odom, who is currently Hardcore Norfolk's featured artist! Check out the video by clicking the title above.

Michelle is one of the founding members of HandmadeVA, and probably our biggest cheerleader, as well! Check out her awesome jewelry and soy candles (under the name Gymbohannah) at the shop. You can taste some of her delicious and beautifully decorated cupcakes at Carolina Cupcakery, too! (Colley & 21st in Ghent...right down the street from the Mystic Mermaid)
Don't forget to swing by HandmadeVA for some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers!


This is what we are about.

I was so excited to finally see this piece from Nightline featuring Etsy! (Click the post title to link to the video...) I absolutely wanted to share it with all our HandmadeVA fans because we share many of the same values as Etsy...basically, we want to be a local, brick-and-mortar version of Etsy in our community.

I hope that if you have purchased anything at HandmadeVA, you feel that sense of "story" that goes into every handmade item.

Please feel free to leave your comments below with your story of heartfelt, handmade gifts! What's the best one you've ever made and given? The best one you've ever received?

And...we are stocking up the shop this week with more great gifts for Christmas!


Holiday Open House!

Yay, it's Open House time again! We're having our Holiday Open House this Sunday, from 12-5pm at the shop. Come shop for some great handmade gifts! We'll be having ornament-making, gift wrapping (for donations to benefit Habitat for Humanity), and of course, cookies!

Tell your friends!!!

Skip the mall madness this year, and shop handmade for the holidays!