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

 

7th Annual Holiday Swing Makers and Shakers

7th Annual Holiday Swing Makers and Shakers

Here they are! The 7th Annual Holiday Swing Makers & Shakers.  Some of the Midwest’s finest makers will be making an appearance at historic Union Station Sunday, December 10th from 10-6 at one of the top handmade holiday shopping experiences in the USA.  It’s like Etsy IRL.  We are {so} proud to be an #etsymadelocalus market.  Can’t wait to see you there!

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

Alyissa Letters            Black Lab Studio              Bozz Prints                       Bryan Fyffe

Carly Rae Studio        Designs By Patterson            Erin Elizabeth                 Funhouse57

Inkstand Studio          Jenny Meyer-McCall          Kristin Smith                    Kwanalee Art

Made by Alu              Nicole Brinkman              Ryan Cain Design        Retrospective Design

 Sadly Harmless           Tigersheep Friends    Travis Stewart Designs         Two Little Fruits

3D ART

{WOOD WORK, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, MOBILES}

Archival Designs  Bekah Bliss Pottery  Beyond Broken Mosaics  Blue Dandelion

           Cavacats                  DecoyLab                  The Fartist           foldedpigs dinnerware

 

Glazed Earth        Lost & Found Design   Mud House Studio      NEAT! Artist Studio

 

Olivia Gibb       Pho-taj              RAO Studio               Show Me Pottery

 

FIBER ART

{KNITTED, CROCHETED, WOVEN, STITCHED}

Bearded Fellas    Fringe with Benefits      Hook and Loop Pennants    Julie Reed Design

Linkaa                 Little Furey                     Needle + Felt              Paper-Heart-Scissors

Stitchouse                      Whimsy Vintage                     Whisker Row

 

BABIES & TOTS

{CLOTHES, TOYS, ACCESSORIES}

All Creatures        Finn + Tate Quilts      Genevra Bell Illustration    goosemonkey Tees

Hazel & Ollie   Little Bug Baby Designs   LULU & THE BOYS  Madre Beads

MeWe Designs      Milkweed Baby   No Coast Creature   Vann Benson Design Studio

BATH & BODY

{GOOD FOR YOUR BODY & SOUL}

Alchemy Bath Co.       b.e. nurtured LLC     Bear Soap Co.        Little Rascals Beauty

Maud Candle Co      Messner Bee Farm        Nectar Republic          Spire Sweet

 Untamed Supply            Wild Wash Soap Co.                Witch Bitch Elixirs

TO WEAR

{JEWELRY}

Abby King Woodworks    Charming Cuisine        Bloom + Thistle      Crown & Heart

CYDNEY ROSS       Dulces Jewelry    Duplika Jewelry       Gigi Moon

Inkstand Studio   Kristin Christopher    Little Wendy Bird   MackBecks

McFarland Glass   Meadowbelle Market            MeritMade         Piola Jewel

Sailor Pie Studio       Shop TWO        Stylish Aim           Whiskey + Bone

TO WEAR

{CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES}

Broken Arrow Crafts   Cityscape Design    EB Leatherworks     Elisha Stetson


FYI For You   Loyalty KC LLC  Plume By Cece   P’s and Q’s Handmade


Red Hare Leather    Sandlot Goods   Scout City    Squints Apparel


Tall Pines Creative llc   Tucker & Scout    Two Belmont Sisters  WHITNEYMANNEY

EVERYTHING ELSE

{HOME, GARDEN, PETS}

Ampersand Design Studio  Annie’s Barn   Babe Academy   Been There, Pinned That!

Beer Paws   BoWood Company   Creating Jamie  FarmDog Studios

Green Bee KC Tea Towels  Haute Wanda  Hugo Tea Company   J.Lynn Designery

Kansas City Canning Co.  Kitschup Creations   loveletter studio   Mackenzie Monroe

Marvelous Things     Microgardens    Modest Mallow      Nice Save

Red Shorts Bindery   Romany House   Ruff House Art    RUST BELT CBG’s 

Serendipology        Steph & Kate     Sustainable Paper + Craft      Tammy Smith Design

Thēz Nüts      Urban Owl    Wonder Pawz   Yummylicious Cookie Co.

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.

 

 

 

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
maed
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
Bien-aimé
Paper-Heart Events

www.thestrawberryswing.com
www.wornallmajors.org

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!