Funky Finds in Fort Worth this weekend!

This weekend is the Funky Finds Experience 2-day, all handmade craft show. ?I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while, and I think it’s going to be a great one. ?I’m hoping to do most of my Christmas shopping at it as well, and have already given hubby some tips on participating vendors I like for birthday and Christmas gifts. ?;)

Funky Finds is a FREE event happening both Saturday and Sunday, featuring more than 130 local, handmade vendors. ?It is a juried show, so you can expect the best of the local handmade artisans to be there. ?There will also be swag bags for the first 50 attendees each day (plan to line up early for these), raffle prizes throughout the weekend, a toy drive for toys for tots, live music and a free photo booth. ?Sounds like a good weekend to me!

Check out this video preview featuring a couple of my favorite artists in attendance, Cindy of Revel Designs and Sarah of Original Youth: ?CW33 Funky Finds Preview video

Oh, and did I mention Soap Addict will be there?? ?Hope to see you this weekend!

Funky Finds The Experience
Saturday, November 6: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, November 7: 10am – 4pm
Amon G. Carter Exhibit building at Will Rogers Memorial Center
3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

where I'll be this weekend

This is week 3 of the fall show extravaganza, and I have 2 markets planned for this weekend. ?On Saturday I’m heading to the Deep Ellum Market in Dallas. ?This is my first time doing this new monthly market, but I hear it’s pretty good. ?It’s right in the heart of Deep Ellum (by Cafe Brazil) and there will be live music. ?And raffle prizes. ?And a smart car rally cruising past. ?AND it’s a free event. ?If I wasn’t a vendor I’d be heading down there to check it out ’cause it sounds like a good time (hint, hint).

The Deep Ellum Market is from 11am – 5pm on Saturday at 2820 Indian Blvd.

Next up, the Beach St. Market. ?This is a monthly market I have been doing on and off since the spring. ?It’s always the third Sunday of the month, and it seems like every other third Sunday there is a holiday or something that prohibits me from attending. ?Ok, last month I was on vaca, so I guess that’s a lame excuse for not going. ?Anyhoo, I’ll be there this Sunday with some great local food vendors. ?Last time there was a local Mexican restaurant there selling fresh tortillas and chips….soooo good. ?I hear they’ll be there this time too (yea!). ?That reminds me, I need to remember to bring a jar of salsa this time….

The Beach St. Market is this Sunday from 10am – 2pm at 3789 N. Beach St. in north Fort Worth

See you at the market!

my (very tiny) TV premier

This morning my products were on TV for the very first time! ?I’m so ridiculously excited about it…even though the mention was all of 10 seconds. ?I’m participating in a craft show this weekend called the Dallas Flea, and they are doing a bunch of press to promote it, including TV appearances. ?I sent some of my products to the event coordinator (Brittany, featured in the video), and she picked my stuff to include on this morning’s appearance! ?My products are featured about half way through the video, which I encourage you to watch here.

I’ll be available for autographs all week 🙂

whoa – it's a double market day…so intense

Tomorrow is my first day to have 2 shows in one day, and I’m a little nervous. ?I knew it would be a lot of work to get everything ready for 2 shows at the same time, but I think I underestimated how much work. ?I’ve been wrapping soap, making lotion bars, lip balms and scrubs and packaging like crazy this week. ?I’m just about ready and am going to set-up for the Cowtown Indie Bazaar later today.

Here’s where we’ll be:

The New Public Market is happening from 8-2 tomorrow. ?Word on the street is the Cooking Channel is going to be there filming one of the local vendors (Machacek Bakery) for their show Food Crafters. ?Pretty exciting for our little farmers market, and so great for the bakery. ?I won’t be at this market, but Mr. Soap Addict (Joey) will be ‘manning’ (haha) the booth all by himself.

I’ll be at The Cowtown Indie Bazaar just a few miles away. ?This is my first major show of the fall season, and I think it’s going to be great. ?It’s being hosted by Etsy Fort Worth, a group of local Etsy artisans that I’m a part of. ?There are going to be more than 80 local, handmade artisans, live music, goodie bags for the first 50 in the door, raffle prizes and activities for the kiddos. ?It’s a free event and goes all day from 9-6.

I think it’s going to be a great way to kick off the holiday weekend!

Where I'll be this weekend

This Sunday I’m doing an event at Lola’s Saloon in Fort Worth called the Panther City Bar Bazaar, and I’m pumped!? This is definitely?the one of the most unique event I’ve done…it’s at a bar and there will be lots of live music all day.? Lots of my fellow Etsy Fort Worth members will be there as well, so thought I’d share the list of artisans in attendance.? Lots of great stuff!

There will also be several bands playing throughout the day – check out the list on the event Facebook page.

See you there!