THE STRAWBERRY SWING MAKER MARKETPLACE

What are you looking for? Click the name or picture to be taken to the Makers shop!

Babies & Tots {Clothes, Toys, Accessories}

Bath & Body {Good for your Body & Soul}

2D Art {Prints, Stationary, Photography, Printing Press, Paintings, etc.}

3D Art {Ceramics, Woodworking, Sculpture, Pottery, etc.}

Fiber Art {Knitted, Crocheted, Woven, Stitched}

To Wear {Jewelry}

To Wear {Clothing, T-Shirts, Purses, Accessories}

Everything Else {Home, Garden, Pets}

BABIES & TOTS

{CLOTHES, TOYS, ACCESSORIES}

RUBIA ROJO

Rubia Rojo creates products specifically designed for lovers of sarcasm and those who don’t take themselves too seriously. Made in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Brittany’s Buttons       

                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Crochet City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATH & BODY

{GOOD FOR YOUR BODY & SOUL}

NECTAR REPUBLIC

Nectar Republic is a Midwest Aromatherapy Brand founded in Kansas. Honest speaks through their work reflecting eco-friendly materials, detailed craftsmanship and spirited ambition. Best of all, the donate 5% to “SAVE THE BEES”!

NECTAR REPUBLIC

 

O PIONEER GROOMING CO.

WILDCRAFT CO.

WILDCRAFT CO.

 

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2D ART
{STATIONARY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, PRINTING PRESS}

BOZZ PRINTS

FOOFLY CO.

JENNY LU

JennyLU Designs features the creative artwork of Jenny L Unrein, a Missouri artist with Williams Syndrome, a genetic handicap. Jenny wants to help raise money for cancer with her artwork.

Skylab Letterpress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D Art

{WOOD WORK, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, MOBILES}

BOWOOD COMPANY

 

 

KELLY AARON CREATIVE

 

OUTPOSTLOVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIBER ART

{KNITTED, CROCHETED, WOVEN, STITCHED}

Happy Owlet Crochet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO WEAR

{JEWELRY}

ADORN UP DESIGNS

 

 CYDNEY ROSS porcelain accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earthen Vessel       

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily’s Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manda Wyle Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO WEAR

{CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES}

BOZZ PRINTS

Brittany’s Buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KC Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Dad Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYTHING ELSE

{HOME, GARDEN, PETS}

GREEN BEE TEA TOWELS

Green Bee Tea Towels are handprinted in the heartland and made to fight your dirtiest dishes while still looking fresh.

RUBIA ROJO

Rubia Roja creates products specifically designed for lovers of sarcasm and those who don’t take themselves too seriously. Made in Kansas City, Missouri.

WILDCRAFT CO.

 Been There, Pinned That 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earthen Vessel     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skylab Letterpress

Spring Swing Spotlight!

Spring Swing Spotlight!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Our Not-for-Profit Sponsor

The first 100 guests each day at The Spring Swing who bring a monetary donation for our non-profit partner, The Whole Person, will receive a coveted swag bag chock full of awesome handmades and handouts.  Our suggested donation is $10.00.  We’ll also have a raffle of handmade items our makers have generously donated which will be at The Whole Person’s tent, with all proceeds/donations going to them.  Make sure you stop by and find out more about them.

The Whole Person provides services to people with disabilities and their families and strives to help them identify and implement resources appropriate to their situation.  They serve people across a full range of physical, sensory and mental disabilities.  Their programs are offered free of charge to all people with significant disabilities.

Their Mission:  The Whole Person connects people with disabilities to the resources they need by supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change in the community.   They envision a fully accessible community where opportunities and choices are not limited by disability.  Their core values influence how they interact with each other, guide how they go about their work and fulfill their mission.

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Committed
  • Collaboration

Find out how you can get involved by visiting their website: http://thewholeperson.org/


Our Sponsor

 

Not only is she extremely passionate about the handmade movement and dedicated to increasing Kansas City’s knowledge of, passion for, and participation in this “indie craft thing”, she’s a crafter herself!  Our Spring Swing Sponsor Spotlight is on Farmers Insurance and Farmers Agent Nita Mai, who supports the handmade movement and is a small business owner herself here in Kansas City

Nita is into all things handmade & crafty! She sponsored The Strawberry Swing because she believes The Swing is an important group of individuals who can impact our culture.  She’s a maker herself and can’t wait to meet our guests and makers who are equally excited about having and supporting small businesses.  Go visit her at her Spring Swing booth and talk to her about how to protect the items that you have and acquire.  Maybe she’ll bring some of the awesome quilts she has sewn, too!

Nita’s Website

Nita’s Facebook Page

DID YOU KNOW:

Two feet of water will carry away most cars in a flood. Why? For each foot of water that rises around a car, the car displaces 1,500 lbs. of water. Two feet of water means 3,000 lbs. displaced. Call Nita today so you can make sure your car and policies don’t get carried away at (913) 829-6888.

 

 

 

Kid’s Crafts at The Spring Swing!

Kid’s Crafts at The Spring Swing!

Y’all: we are {so} stoked about our Kid’s Craft Table at The 3rd Annual Spring Swing.

Courtney Watkins

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is joining us and will be taking your kiddos on a craft-a-polooza of fun! She has created programs for The Jim Henson Company and Disney.  She’s returning to where it all began and bringing a little adventure to the community this summer.  Check her out on KC Live last week HERE {hint: your kids maaaaaay be making the craft she showed on tv}.

 

Courtney’s got some fun classes and camps up her sleeve, too.

Yoo-hoo Parents of WOWZA Kids!

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A zillion Aha!s to be unearthed this spring and summer!  Click the highlighted titles for schedule and to register.  Share the news with buddies for even more fun in the mix!  Questions:  Click to email!

Spring Classes in Brookside:  Beginning April 10 & 17
Art, Theatrics, Games, French, Brain Benders, Inventions, Experiments and Explorations designed to unearth the AHA!s hidden in every day!

Trickits Wilderness Camps in Midtown:  Beginning May 30
Discovering the secret world of a wee species known as Trickits.  Kid campers jump into an extraordinary fresh air adventure with Field Missions involving art, architecture, science, invention, history, mysteries, stories, language, codes, riddles and physical agility. Camp headquarters is the historic Thomas Hart Benton home perched atop the wilderness-to-be-explored in Roanoke Park.

“Courtney’s Creative Adventures . . . is ideal for inspiring kids to think in unusual and unique ways, and for giving them the confidence to express themselves with their own individual style.”
— Discovery Award of Excellence

•  Creative Adventures Birthday Parties  Anytime  / All Ages
•  Ask about Scheduling a Class Series or Additional Camp Week for your child(ren) and their buddies!

Become an Entrepreneur

Become an Entrepreneur

The team here at Strawberry Swing is ecstatic to announce that this year we will be launching a program for children, ages 4 – 12, to create, produce and sell their artwork all the while learning core principles of entrepreneurship!

One of the most fun parts of hosting an indie craft fair is meeting and sharing life with so many beautiful, artistic people – many of whom are children. We have found as we have have raised children, loved on nieces and nephews, and taught youngsters, that they have such an imaginative way of seeing the world; a way in which moves us and is bound to move you. So why not have them share this with the world?

If you have a child who would be interested in selling their handmades at The Swing, here are the details:

We’ll have an area set up specifically for the lil entrepreneurs and we are aiming to have 8-10 kids.   A parent/guardian will need to stay with the entrepreneur/remain at the event the duration of time the lil entrepreneur is there and will assume all responsibility for them.

 

We {LOVE} our Sponsors!