Spring Swing Makers & Shakers!

Spring Swing Makers & Shakers!


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


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


Beer Paws / Beyond Broken Mosaics / Black Lab Studio


Bloom + Thistle / BoWood Company / Bozz Prints / Brazen


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


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


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


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


Expedition Subsahara / Factory 43 / Finn + Tate / Folkville


Foxy Hardware / Fringe With Benefits  / Funhouse57  / Gleeful Peacock


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


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


Innotations  /  Janellabee Studio  /  Jenny Meyer-McCall


Jordannay Clay / Kaitlin Ziesmer Art / KC Cool


Kari Heybrook / KitschupCreations / Kristin Christopher


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


See Force Art /  Serendipology /  Skylab Letterpress


Snake Oil Quality Potions   /  Sparrow Weaving    /   Squints Apparel


Stitched Kitchen   /     Stylish AIM    /   Sustainable Paper Craft


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


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


Trotter Creative  /  Untamed Supply  /  Urban Owl  /  Urban Smirk


Wasteland Society  /  West Park Creative  /  Whiskey + Bone


Wild Mint Jewelry  /  Wild Wash  /  Wild Whims Studio


Willett Studios  /  Wonder Pawz  /  WonderBoy Apparel



Ash & Bleu Cheese Co. / CoffeeCakeKC / KC Pinoy

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Marigolds / Pita for Good / Seven Swans Crêperie



The Grand Marquis  /  Old Sound  /  Shapiro Brothers



Courtney Watkins / Trickets


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!

Spring Swing Spotlight!

Spring Swing 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


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.




Spring Swing 2017 Makers & Activities

Spring Swing 2017 Makers & Activities

Ta-da! We are {SO} pumped to bring you the best makers of the Midwest’s handmade movement, May 6th & 7th at The Historic Alexander Majors Barn & Grounds.  Our live music acts, food trucks, lil makers, and kid’s craft table host are included below,along with our 100+ makers! Click on their names & see where the internet takes ya!

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Our Spring Swing Makers & Shakers:

To Wear

{clothing, purses, accessories}

Bozz Prints

Broken Arrow Crafts


EB Leatherworks

Flow West


Loyalty KC

Ocean & Sea

P’s and Q’s Handmade

Pilgram House

Plume by Cece

Press Monkey Studio

Sandlot Goods

Tall Pines Creative

Wild Juniper

Zealous Made


Bloom + Thistle

Dulces Jewelry

Duplika Jewelry

Gifts from the Heart

Harvest Metal



Kristin Christopher

Launderette Number Styled

Lost & Found Jewelry

McFarland Glass

Stylish Aim

Vintage Baubles & Bits

Whiskey and Bone

Babies & Tots

{clothes, toys, accessories}

3 Lemons Co.

Barrel & A Heap

Factory 43

Hazel & Ollie

Goosemonkey Tees

Little Bug Baby

Madre Beads

No Coast Creature

Oh Sew Chic Handmade

Sarah Beth Co.

The Little Wing 

Everything Else

{home & garden, pets}

Ampersand Studio

Annie’s Barn

Babe Academy

Beer Paws

Earthen Vessel

Gladje Designs

Good Afternoonan

Green Bee KC

Kitschup Creations


Mid Coast /made

Proclaim Designs

Roundhouse Exchange

Sew KC


Urban Owl

Untamed Roots

Sel de la Terre

Red Winter Studio

Triine Shop

Wonder Pawz

Wood + Salt

Tea Historic


{will provide your ears with sweet melodies}

Kasey Rausch’s County Duo

The Grand Marquis

DJ Lorna Kay

Lil Makers

{kids age 4-12 who create & want to learn about entrepreneurship}

SATURDAY:  Naturescapes  / Made by Margot / Soren Creative /Sew-eee! /Macy Made
SUNDAY: Gaby Hasta El Infinitowoll-kreaturen / Paiges Pretties / Bingo / Ghostie Slimes

2D Art

{stationary, photography, painting, printing press, zines}

Alyissa Letters

Black Lab Studio

Bryan Fyffe

Carly Rae Studio

Designs By Patterson

Genevra Bell Illustration

Goosebeary Paper Art

Made by Ing

nicole cawlfield photography

Sal Studios

See Force Art

Sevenelle Creative

Terry Runyan

The Frizzly Bear

Tigersheep Friends

Fiber Art

{quilted, knitted, crocheted, woven, stitched}

All Creatures

Fringe With Benefits

Hook & Loop Pennants

Ladybits Knits

Marvelous Things

Paper Heart Scissors

Sew Much Moore In Store

Star Thrower Farms

Whimsy Vintage

Whisker Row

Bath & Body

{good for your body & soul}

Burlesque Bubbles

Little Rascals Beauty

MacSuds Soap Company

Messner Family Farm

Nectar Republic

Nurture Botanicals

Ozark Herbal Creations

Panda Bear Candles

Tinman Woodworks

Wild Wash Soap Co.

Wood + Wick Co.

3D Art

{wood work, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mobiles}

Archival Designs

Abby King Woodworks



Been There, Pinned That

Beyond Broken Mosiacs

Flowers Along The Tracks

Knotty Cupcakes

Love Letter Studio

Megan Leong Art

Melanie Sherman Ceramics

Mud House Studio

Neat! artist studio

Peachwood Crafts



Redhare Leather

Romany House

The Rebookery


{will provide your tummies with eats & treats}

Coffee Cake KC 

KC Pinoy

Pita for Good

Werners on Wheels

Kid’s Craft Table

{come explore & make something with award-winning  writer/teacher/illustrator} Courtney Watkins

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Alexander Majors Barn Wedding Showcase

Alexander Majors Barn Wedding Showcase

We had {SO MUCH} fun Sunday at The Barn Wedding Showcase!  We want to thank the Alexander Majors Barn for letting us bring together some of the best Kansas City wedding vendors under one roof.  Thanks to our vendor  Picwood {a modern portrait booth} who took some fun photobooth pics during the event, with the help of vendor Mille Flores‘ sweet floral wreath as a back drop.  We also snapped some shots with our trusty ole Canon.


Our wedding showcase vendors:


Candida Allison Collection
My Heirloom Bridal Design
Cedar Street Toffee
The Rub Bar-B-Que
Crazy Good Eats
Plaza Catering
Mille Flores
Flora Design Co.
Meag Adams Lettering
Skylab Letterpress
Public House Co.
Burned Beauts
Sugarbean Paper Company
Heart of Opal
jenny b photography
Mindful Media
Cottonwood Photography by Heather Christopher
Belle Journee
Romany House
Messner Family Farm
FernElla Designs
NEAT artist studio
Blue Heron Originals
Paper-Heart Events


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!