Spring Swing Makers & Shakers!

Spring Swing Makers & Shakers!

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We cannot WAIT {seriously… it’s gonna be so fun} for The Spring Swing to arrive! We complied a list of our Makers & Shakers for you to check out in the mean time.

We know we are kinda like a broken record with our #shoplocal #shopsmall #shophandmade but it is SO IMPORTANT.  We’ll tell you why after you look through our #springswing #makers:

 Archival Designs / All Creatures Shop / artesanaamericana

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Barrel and a Heap  / b.e. nurtured  /  Been There, Pinned That!

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Beer Paws / Beyond Broken Mosaics / Black Lab Studio

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Bloom + Thistle / BoWood Company / Bozz Prints / Brazen

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Bryan Fyffe / Buffalo River Beard Co. / Buffalo Roam / Bug and Bird Creations

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Carly Rae Studio / Charming Cuisine / Chico Sierra / Crown & Heart

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Dolan & Irwin / Double Decker Vintage /  Duplika Jewelry / Emily Bordner

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Earthen Vessel / Easy As Pie / e.e. House Shop / Elaine in the Membrane

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Expedition Subsahara / Factory 43 / Finn + Tate / Folkville

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Foxy Hardware / Fringe With Benefits  / Funhouse57  / Gleeful Peacock

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goosemonkey tees / Green Bee KC Tea Towels / Haute Wanda  / Heavy Metals Jewelry

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Hook and Loop Pennants  / Hound & Hatchet  / Imaginemint  /  Ingerlene Creative

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Innotations  /  Janellabee Studio  /  Jenny Meyer-McCall

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Jordannay Clay / Kaitlin Ziesmer Art / KC Cool

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Kari Heybrook / KitschupCreations / Kristin Christopher

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Lily Dawson / Little Bug Baby Designs  / Little Furey / Lindsey Yankey Illustration

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Little Rascals Beauty   /   localE.  /   Lost & Found Design  /   Loyalty KC

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Lydia Andersen Studio / Lu & Ed / Mackbecks / Malula Dolls

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May We Fly /  Maud Candle Co.  / Meeks Me Smile Studio  /  Megan Leong Art

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Meghan Turner Graphic Design /   Melanie Harvey Pottery /  Messner Bee Farm / metallic fern

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MeWe Designs /  Microgardens  /  NEAT! artist studio /  Nectar Republic

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Oh Sew Chic Handmade  / Ocean & Sea  /  P’s and Q’s Handmade  /  Paper-Heart-Scissors

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PEACHES Vintage Collective /  Pho-taj   /  plain jane container  /   Plain Janes & Co

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Plume by Cece /  Press Monkey Studio  /  Red Hare Leather  /  Rissa’s artistic design

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Ryan Cain Design /  Sailor Pie Studio /  Sal Studios / Sam Thompson Ceramics

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See Force Art /  Serendipology /  Skylab Letterpress

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Snake Oil Quality Potions   /  Sparrow Weaving    /   Squints Apparel

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Stitched Kitchen   /     Stylish AIM    /   Sustainable Paper Craft

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Sweet Destructor Ceramics  / sweet woman blues  /  Tall Pines Creative  /  Tammy Smith Design

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The Craftboy Workshop  /  Two Belmont Sisters  /  Tigersheep Friends  /  Tierra Boheme

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Trotter Creative  /  Untamed Supply  /  Urban Owl  /  Urban Smirk

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Wasteland Society  /  West Park Creative  /  Whiskey + Bone

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Wild Mint Jewelry  /  Wild Wash  /  Wild Whims Studio

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Willett Studios  /  Wonder Pawz  /  WonderBoy Apparel

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FOOD FOR YOUR BELLIES:

Ash & Bleu Cheese Co. / CoffeeCakeKC / KC Pinoy

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Marigolds / Pita for Good / Seven Swans Crêperie

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MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS:

The Grand Marquis  /  Old Sound  /  Shapiro Brothers

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CRAFTS FOR THE KIDDOS:

Courtney Watkins / Trickets

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Click the graphic below to read about the Top 10 Reasons it’s so important to #shoplocal and #shopsmall:

Sponsor thanks

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Can’t wait to see you May 19th & 20th!

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and on Facebook:  we are giving away some {awesome} handmade items the Makers have donated!

Pop-Up at The Greater KC Home Show Makers!

Pop-Up at The Greater KC Home Show Makers!

We are excited to announce we’re bringing one of The Midwest’s top indie craft fair’s to The Greater Kansas City Home & Garden Show, Friday-Sunday, March 23-25th at Bartle Hall!

Shop local. Shop small.  Shop hadmade.

We have curated 40+ Makers & Shakers for you to shop from and meet.  You’re sure to find something beautiful, unique and handmade in our pop-up next to the stage (where some rad celebrity guests will be presenting!)

3 Herons Art                   Annie’s Barn                 Archival Designs        Art from Architecture

b.e. nurtured            Been There, Pinned That            Beer Paws                    Bekah Bliss

Black Lab Studio                 Bozz Prints                  Carly Rae                    Crown & Heart

Designs by Patterson       Emily Bordner      Farmdog Studios        Expedition Subsahara

Flowers Along the Tracks  Good Vibes Metal  Goose Monkey Tees  Heavy Metals Jewelry

Hound and Hatchet       Innotations            Jenny Johannsen Art      Kitschup Creations

LaGrave Designs           Little Furey                  Little Rascals          Marvelous Things

Metallic Fern                 Narcise                          Nectar Republic              Ocean and Sea

The Onyx Feather        Peachwood Crafts             Pho-taj              Press Monkey Studio

Red Hare Leather            Sal Studio                   SAP Syrup             Stefanie Azier-Sattler Art

Tammy Smith Design                    Thirtysixdegree                  TierraBoheme

Trotter Creative                    Trunk & Tail           Two Belmont Sisters            Uncle Edison

Untamed Supply                    Urban Owl                   Wildcraft Co.                  Stylish Aim

 

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.