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Vendor Spotlights (Days 15-21)

I hope you have been enjoying the previews of all the wonderful artisans who will be selling at the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience! If you are able to attend the event, this is a great opportunity to get an idea of the items you may want to purchase or take a closer look at when browsing at the event. If you are unable to attend, most of the participants sell online, so you can still find some terrific funky finds!!!


Houchin's House of Wizarding Wares - Husband and wife team Erin and Keri Houchin who work together to create products that bring imagination to life and inspire.

House of Kerri - Kerri Lavery Sterin has found purpose and a new beginning through creating. She uses patina, dye-oxide, and gilders paste to create pieces that are full of color, depth, and texture.

Hymn Drop Shoppe - Brooke Wright is a singer/songwriter who works hard to create designs that are hopefully used as conversation pieces for others to share their faith & their favorite verses or hymns.

Jabberwocky Graphix - Brad Foster is an artist who uses pen and ink to create unique & interesting pieces.


JaHanna Martinez - JaHanna started her headband line six years ago because she was unable to find comfortable & fashionable headbands that actually stayed in place.

Jazz It Up - Accessories by Sarah - Handcrafted accessories by Monica Spychalski.

jgrumbling handmade jewelry - Although Janet came late to jewelry-making, opening her business in April 2009, she has a background in crafting and creative endeavors, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Texas at Arlington and time spent as an advertising layout artist.

KLW's Beaded Jewelry - Kathie Ward is a 72 year old self-taught beader who creates beautiful accessories.


Kristin Victoria Designs - Kim Shorman is not your typical teenager! As a 2011 Texas Youth Entrepreneur finalist, she enjoys being fun and creative, but when it comes to business she gets serious. Currently a Texas A&M junior Economics major, Kim stays busy making and selling unique jewelry and gifts, studying, and working as a medic on campus which help pay for her schooling.

La Casita Hot Sauce - Based upon a family recipe, Veronica Westlake uses fresh produce & traditional spices to create an authentic Tex-Mex hot sauce that will please the entire family.

Laughing Crafter Studio - Buffy Hall creates beauty out of mud and broken glass, with muddy fingers and a grateful heart.

LemonGlaze - Carmen Aberasturi enrolled in a ceramic class at a local college and has since been unable to stop creating pieces with clay.


Little Bunny SueSue - Carol Camp was inspired by the birth of her granddaughter who gave her a reason to pull out the sewing machine and start creating again.

Lynnlee Layne Boutique - Natalie Wyatt has been sewing for over 30 years & specializes in quality handmade children's and ladies clothes and accessories.

m.a.d.mishka designs - Michele Dietrich is a zookeeper by day...artist by night who loves paper crafting and sharing her creations with others.

Mad Dash Mixes - Sherri Leal manufactures and sells declicious mixes of dried dip, soup, dessert and pasta salads.


Magpie's Trick - A husband & wife collaboration of jewelers, dreamers, and gypsies. Using traditional methods, the duo creates wearable art from sterling silver, silk, and natural gemstones.

Main Street Soap Co. - What began as a hobby has evolved into a successful family business featuring hand-crafted soap for the past three years.

Marigold Trading Company - What started out as a way to earn a little extra Christmas money has come a long way. The Southall family cuts and paints all of their products that are truly lovingly homemade.

Mary's Madness - Mary Davenport recycles & up-cycles found items creating one-of-a-kind accessories. She also provides a wonderful selection of antique & vintage supplies for crafters!


Maude C.& Co - Lauryn Bray is a Designer, Blogger & Wardrobe Stylist who established Maude C. & Co. in 2007.

Mimi's Gift Closet - Julene & Donna have been seamstresses, pattern engineers, designers & more for many years. As the love of their grandchildren started filling their hearts, they felt the need to fill up the gift closet.

Mistura Timepieces - Mistura specializes in natural watches, handcrafted with South American sustainable wood and 100% genuine leather.

Ms Becky's Holiday - Rebecca Conklin started her own holiday ornament business after being downsized at work. Her personal goal is to create a holiday memory for her customers that is unique and unusual.


My Dearest Danae - In an effort to shy away from a Christmas focused on material items, Katie Ellis & her husband took on a major challenge to go back to a simpler, purer time and hand-make all of the gifts for their friends and family. Their soap-making adventure has evolved into a wonderful business!

Noe's Hot Sauce LLC - A Hot Sauce like no other featuring a 25 year old home recipe. This hot sauce has NO onions, NO cilantro, NO bell peppers and NO whole tomatoes.

p.s. Paper Shoppe - Pei Sim focuses on simple, charming designs that are sprinkled with a little bit of whimsy. All products are made with integrity, quality and fun!

Painted Pennies - Having taught art within the Keller ISD for ten years, Penny Tandy is currently a stay at home mom who enjoys painting and crafting.

Vendor Spotlights (Days 8-14)

The following artisans can be found selling at our upcoming event, the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, to be held November 15th & 16th in Fort Worth, Texas! There will be over 120 artists, crafters, designers, & food makers selling at the FREE family AND pet-friendly event. We hope to see you there!


Cutie Cart Covers - Sarah Brown is a stay at home mom with two boys who loves CRAFTS.

Cynthia Patterson Pottery - Cynthia Patterson makes functional pottery with an eye toward the artistic. Her work is designed to be used and enjoyed every day.

D'ArtScapes Designs by Diane - Diane Miller is an artist from Garland who creates collage art using tissue paper as her palette to illustrate whimsical views of life and nature.

David Kinsey Yard Art - Durable, creative metal yard art decor!


Deco Beading - Jessica Burns is a bead artist who designs all of her pieces from scratch. She never uses patterns making each piece truly one of a kind.

Dirt and Glitter - A mother and daughter team that loves to design and create unique items for you, your home or office.

Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank - The mission of Don't Forget to Feed Me is to supply pet food to local food pantries in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, DF2FM offers an option to surrendering, or worse, abandoning a family pet. DF2FM helps to ensure that no pet owner ever has to make the decision between stay or go.

Donteatbeads - Danielle Murphy is passionate about animal rescue & creates accessories to fund her rescue & foster work.


Dp-art Gallery - Diana Prickett has been painting since she was a child & started working with recycled items about 5 years ago.

Dragonflies and Daisies - Sharon Davis loves creating & selling handmade baby items made out of fabric.

Eagle Mountain Pottery - Sandy Tucker is passionate about art in all forms. She enjoys using clay to create both functional and artistic pieces that the viewer with be able to enjoy on a daily basis.

ecoFashionistas - Sisters, Karla Schafer and Katrina Peebles, collaborate to create unique up-cycled products turning trash into treasure!


Elle Furch Decor - Lauren Furch strongly believes in recycling and does her best to provide a variety of glass products with customizable colors and accessories.

EME and Lou - Elaine Ellington partnered with her children & grandchildren to create unique accessories.

Emma Alison Designs - Heidy Henke has been making jewelry for nearly 15 years. Her jewelry tends to be delicate and feminine while showcasing natural gemstones.

E's Unique Glass Creations - Eileen Horton is a glass art who loves creating unique decor!


Forget Me Nots - Kristen Dinh, a student at UTA, has always been a crafter at heart and loves sharing her hobby with others. She began making soap when her younger sister needed a soap that was more sensitive on her skin.

Fragrance 4 Every Mood - Jessica Perez creates designer type fragrances for men & women, as well as other bath & body products.

FUSED GLASS - Christine Pincemin-Johnstone was born in France, lives in Texas, & creates new items using various techniques with fused glass.

GamiWorks - Chiyogami Gifts + Accessories - Erin Sansoucy doesn't consider herself a girly-girl, but she does appreciate feminine and classic looks...never trendy. She loves to create a hodge-podge of things, keeping her mind and hands busy.


Glassyboop GlassArt - Betty White is a glass artist specializing in functional glass items who has 30 years experience working with different glass mediums.

Green Dog Chic - Lora Dougherty creates unique pet clothing & accessories using recycled materials, such as thifted prom & wedding dresses. She donates a portion of all sales to local animal rescue groups.

Gypsy Rhetoric - Kimberly Bacon is a crafty Texas girl who loves the Lord and is happiest when she's sitting in the middle of piles of craft paper, scissors and glue.

Gypsyharte - Joyce Hazlerig has been creating art all her life. Her current passion is felting wool allowing her to take wool and fiber and shape and create it into something new and different.


Hambone and Dogs Pet Treats - Creating high-quality pet cookies & treats using only human quality ingredients.

Healthy Earth - Healthy Earth brings the people healthy ways to look and feel revitalized while nourishing the body with essential vitamins and minerals.

Holly's Handmades - Holly Runyon enjoys unique crafts, including handmade drink coasters, tote bags, and more! No two items will be exactly the same!

HOT TAMALEZ - Mary Samudio has been in the tamale business for 19 years. What began as a temporary job has gone continued long-term as a family-owned and operated business.

Vendor Spotlights (Days 1-7)

We are currently previewing four vendors each day on Facebook who will selling their uniquely handmade items at the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience! Mark your calendars for November 15th & 16th and join us in Fort Worth, TX!!!


2hartscreations - Leila Gill left her corporate job to follow her dream of creating one of a kind items for others to enjoy.

38Stitches - Rachel Davis counts herself lucky to be wife & mom with a business doing what she loves!

A Wing And A Prayer - This talented family creates original artwork on canvas and vintage tags.

All Dolled Up By Kathy - Kathleen Alusick is an avid sewist & needleworker who learned a lot of her skills from a tailor she worked for when she was in college.


All With Love - Beautiful accessories handmade by the mother and daughter team of Evelina and Tiffany Nappier.

Anything Goes - A creative duo who enjoys sewing, crafting, reading, & volunteering.

Artistic Solutions Ink - Julie McCall left the corporate world to slow down to a manageable pace and get back to being creative.

Art's Mesquite Source - Blasa Chapa is a wood worker who handcrafts all his items.


Artwork by Kristy Jarvis - After rediscovering her love of drawing and painting, Kristy began brining to life all these characters in her imagination.

Astria Legends - A.S. Reaves has had a passion for the arts since she was a young girl. Aside from bringing the Astria Galaxy to life in writing and art, she is a dance choreographer and director of her own style of live dance productions.

Bearsley & Bumski - Jotters made fresh! Crass stationery! Original artwork! Home Decor!

Bling on the Charm Bracelet Boutique - Amy DeGray founded her business after noticing there weren't many items available in way of "blingy" & fun personalized accessories for kids.


Bobkat Metal Creations - This husband & wife team enjoy welding small metal creations that are unqiue.

BoG Productions - Shaun Mullin puts the FUN in Functional with dabblings in pottery, polymer and paper.

buckshotinc - Christy Hundley is an artist in love with all kinds of mediums!

Bunki's Originals - Bunki Lego has been an avid crafter ever since she got her first sewing machine as a child, over 50 years ago.


Cahoots Handbags - Cahoots Handbags are handmade from vintage textiles such as 1940s feed sacks and 1960s velvet upholsteries in tiny limited editions.

Candace Cline has been an artist and seamstress all her life. She enjoys creating one-of-a-kind clothing pieces for others to enjoy.

Carol Bradley Designs - Carol A. Bradley has been creating jewelry from gemstones, sterling silver, copper and vitreous enamel for over 20 years.

Clarich Mill - Richard Harple has been creating & selling at events for the last thirty years.


Coinucopia - Edwin Peet & his wife enjoy traveling & collecting coins as souvenirs resulting in this company. He hand-paints coins from over 100 countries which are used to make many items.

Cowboy at Heart - Cowboy at Heart is a company built on Christian and Cowboy ways of life featuring quality home d├ęcor and pet luxuries.

Crafty Hands - Kathleen Czepiel is a self-taught weaver who views her creations as a legacy that can travel to the future.

Craftylas Creations - Functional yet crafty items!


Craven Crow - Elizabeth Hollingsworth makes creative and colorful floral hair accessories showcasing hand-sewn flowers from satins, cotton, felt, and other texturally interesting fabrics.

Creations by kimber - Kimberly A. Fenili is a self-taught doll artist who must do something creative every day.

Crochet Creations By Autumn - Autumn Guillory creates fun and funky crochet items from her own patterns. She makes her own recycled t-shirt yarn and uses locally spun or dyed yarn whenever possible.

Crosses and Such - Tammy Minter has participated in several craft shows in the DFW area with her crosses & bible boxes over the past 5 years, as well as Canton First Monday Trade Days.

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience


The vendor application deadline for the Funky Finds Holiday
Shopping Experience
is Tuesday, August 19th.

Acceptance emails & PayPal invoices will be sent out Wednesday, August 27th.
Vendor payment deadline is Sunday, September 14th.

This will be the eleventh Funky Finds event held in Fort Worth!

Mark your calendars for November 15th and November 16th and plan to purchase some fabulously funky finds for everyone on your holiday shopping list...and, of course, yourself!

GET INVOLVED!

We already have a large number of generous sponsors, but there's room for more!

Advertising is another great way to spread the word about your business.
Be sure to check out our new ad bundle!

Also, you are welcome to contribute samples and/or promo materials to be
included in the 150 swag bags we will give away at the event!

The Artful Village


Mark your calendars for the next Market Dayz at The Artful Village!

The event features a Friday night sneak peek on June 13th from 7-10:30pm. Admission is free & there will also be free refreshments! There's no extra charge for vendors to set up on Friday.

Saturday's market will run June 14th, 10am-5pm. Indoor & outdoor vendor space available. Interested vendors call Darren at 817-692-8496.

The Artful Village also offers occasional painting parties, so check their calendar often!


The Artful Village • 1005 Yale, Fort Worth, TX
Behind Roofing Solutions on the corner of Meandering Rd. & Yale
Every 2nd Saturday, 10am-5pm • Facebook

Be sure to subscribe to the Funky Finds monthly newsletter to learn about other upcoming handmade events around the globe! 

THIS WEEKEND!!!!


Shop Local, Shop Handmade, Shop Funky
at the 6th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

This weekend we will be hosting the 6th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. This free indoor event will feature over 120 independent artists, crafters, designers, authors & food makers selling a wide variety of uniquely hand-crafted items. Preview all vendors here.

While most participants are from the DFW area, several are traveling from other states, including Louisiana & Nebraska. With items ranging from accessories to pet goods & everything in between, the family AND pet-friendly event truly features something for everyone!

WHEN: 10am-5pm, Saturday, March 8th, 2014
11am-4pm, Sunday, March 9th, 2014

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center
3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107 • Directions
Small Exhibits Building (marked Poultry Barn)

ADMISSION: Free!


In addition to all the talented artisans selling their work, the event will feature a charitable raffle benefiting two local organizations - The Humane Society of North Texas and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County, an organization of volunteer Advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Every vendor, sponsor & other generous business owners have donated terrific raffle prizes! Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and the first 75 attendees each day to purchase ten or more tickets will receive a Quirk Books tote bag filled with tons of funky products, coupons & more!

The Humane Society will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions and CASA volunteers will be accepting donations while informing the public about advocacy opportunities. Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Pantry will also be on-site collecting pet food donations. Attendees earn one free raffle ticket per pet food donation. To date, Funky Finds has raised over $15,000.00 for local charities and over 100 animals have found a forever home at Funky Finds events!

Funky Finds provides area residents with the opportunity to support a large number of local independent business owners & charitable organizations, as well as the chance to purchase unique items that are lovingly hand-crafted.


We hope to see you there!!!!

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience


Event Dates & Times:
Saturday, November 9th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 10th, 11am-4pm

Location:
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Small Exhibits & Poultry Barn

100+ Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers
Selling Unique Hand-Crafted Items!!!

FREE ADMISSION!

On-Site Pet AdoptionsToy DriveSwag BagsCharitable Raffle 
And Much More!

Preview all the funky artisans that will be selling
unique items at the event!


We're on Instagram @funky_finds!
If you take photos at the Holiday Shopping Experience,
please use #funkyfindshse.

PARKING: All parking lots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center will be on the following variable rate scale during the event. You may receive a $2.00 discount on variable rates in the Harley Lot when you present the following coupon upon exiting.

You are welcome to park in any lot during the event; however, the $2.00 discount will only be valid in the Harley Lot. Feel free to share the coupons with your friends & family who are attending the event.

Click here to download the HARLEY LOT coupon in PDF format for printing.

• Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots & receive a FREE raffle ticket!

• Donate pet food to Don't Forget to Feed Me (booth #404) & receive a FREE raffle ticket!

The Humane Society of North Texas will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions all weekend!

Event tees will be available at the event for a $10.00 or more donation. ALL PROCEEDS benefit The Humane Society of North Texas.


6th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling
March 8th & 9th, 2014
Vendor Apps Open November 1st through January 8th

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
November 15th & 16th, 2014

Both events to be held at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX

THIS WEEKEND: 5th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

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Saturday, March 9, 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 10, 11am-4pm

Admission is FREE!

Event is Family AND Pet-Friendly

Over 120 talented artists, crafters & designers will be selling a wide variety of hand-crafted items!

PARKING: Print this coupon to receive the discounted rate of $5 per day in the Harley Avenue lot. Spread the word! Map here.

The first 75 attendees EACH DAY to purchase five or more $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a swag bag filled with magazines, product samples & coupons!


The Humane Society of North Texas will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions all weekend!

Bring a pet food donation for Don't Forget to Feed Me & receive one FREE raffle ticket!

Event tees are $10 each & all proceeds benefit The Humane Society of North Texas!

Visit the event website for even more information!!!

5th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

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On March 9 & 10, we will be hosting the 5th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling! This will be the ninth indie art & craft show we have held in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is free to the public and is family AND pet-friendly. With over 120 artists, crafters & designers participating, there is certainly something for everyone!


A HANDMADE SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA!
Free Admission * Family And Pet-Friendly * Charitable Raffle benefiting The Humane Society of North Texas & CASA of Tarrant County * Swag Bags * Much More!

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 10, 11am-4pm

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Small Exhibits Bldg., 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107 (Directions)

The event will feature swag bags for the first 75 attendees each day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets. Raffle features items donated by all participating artisans & sponsors, and all raffle proceeds benefit CASA of Tarrant County & The Humane Society of North Texas who will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions all weekend. Don't Forget to Feed Me will be accepting pet food donations & each donor will receive one FREE raffle ticket. I look forward to seeing you there!

Funky Finds Event THIS WEEKEND!

Funky Finds event...THIS WEEKEND!

is THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday, November 10, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 11, 11am-4pm

Important Points to Remember:

Location: Amon Carter Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107 • DIRECTIONS

Parking: The City of Fort Worth has changed the parking prices at the venue. The lot on Harley Avenue, directly South of the barns, will be $5 per day for Funky Finds attendees. Please be sure to mention that you are there for Funky Finds! Other parking lots will be $8 per day. • MAP

Admission: FREE!!!

Family AND Pet-Friendly - Bring the whole gang!

T-Shirts: For the first time, we will be selling t-shirts for $10 at the event & all proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of North Texas!

Raffle: Tickets are $1.00 each. All proceeds benefit Toys For Tots and the Humane Society of North Texas. Bring a new unwrapped toy & receive one FREE ticket.

Swag Bags: The first 75 attendees each day to purchase five or more raffle tickets will receive a swag bag. This is a large Funky Finds shopping tote filled with magazines, books, product samples, coupons and more!

• On-site pet adoptions throughout the weekend! Also, Don't Forget To Feed Me will be accepting pet food donations at the event. They will be set up near the raffle & the Humane Society of North Texas.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

***SPRING EVENT*** We are now accepting vendor applications for the 5th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling to be held March 9 & 10, 2013. Vendor application deadline is January 8, 2013.

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience

On November 10 & 11, Funky Finds will host our eighth handmade event in Fort Worth, Texas. With over 140 vendors, Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience will be our largest indie art & craft show to date.

WHEN: 10am-5pm, Saturday, November 10 and
11am-4pm, Sunday, November 11

WHERE: Amon G. Carter Exhibits Bldg. at Will Rogers Memorial Center,
3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76104 (Directions)

ADMISSION: Free!

The family and pet-friendly event features a wide variety of talented artists, crafters & designers selling their unique hand-crafted items ranging from accessories to pet goods and everything in between. Five Texas-based authors will also be signing and selling their latest books.

Funky Finds is known not only for promoting handmade worldwide, but also for supporting a wide variety of charities. Each event features a charitable raffle & all proceeds benefit Toys For Tots and the Humane Society of North Texas. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and the first 75 attendees each day to purchase five or more tickets will receive a Funky Finds shopping tote filled with magazines, product samples, coupons & more. Those who bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots will receive one free raffle ticket. The Humane Society will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions and the organization Don't Forget To Feed Me will be accepting pet food donations throughout the event.

For the first time, we will also be selling event t-shirts printed by Quackerbox Creations, Ltd. T-shirts will be $10 each and ALL PROCEEDS benefit the Humane Society of North Texas!

The event is generously sponsored by Fort Worth-based businesses Madtosh Crafts, a yarn & craft supply store (4119 Camp Bowie Blvd.); Creative Collective, a shop featuring a wide variety of re-purposed, up-cycled & handmade items created by local artisans (3526 W. Vickery Blvd.); The Artful Bead, the most popular retail bead store in North Texas (5304 Trail Lake Dr.); and Cabbage Rose Fabrics & Quilting (3000 Montgomery St.). Additional sponsors are Quackerbox Creations, Ltd. based in Dallas, BUST Magazine, Yelp.com, Plaid Enterprises, and Right On! Graphics.

Funky Finds provides area residents with the opportunity to support a large number of local artisans & charitable organizations, as well as the chance to purchase unique items that are lovingly hand-crafted.

*BOOKLET ADVERTISING: There's still time to purchase a full-color ad or business listing in the event booklet. Details here.

Vendor Call: Medieval Wine Faire

Upcoming Event

Funky Finds is proud to sponsor a Medieval Wine Faire to be held Saturday, September 29th, at The KnightLight Theater in historic Jefferson, Texas.

This Medieval theme event will feature wine tastings provided by various regional wineries, live music, door prizes, costume contest, wine seminars, professional photo booth, concessions, vendors, and more!

If you would like to be a vendor at this event, click here to download the application form. All event & submission details are on the form.

The event will also feature a full-color event booklet. For information regarding advertising, please click here to download the form.

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience

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We are currently accepting vendor applications for both Funky Finds fall events. Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience will be held in Longview, Texas, on November 3 & 4 and in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 10 & 11. The vendor application deadline is August 12th.

Each event website includes detailed vendor info, as well as information regarding swag, charitable raffles, advertising and sponsorship opportunities. If you would like to promote your business at either event, please look over the websites & contact us with any questions or feedback at info@funkyfinds.com.

All Funky Finds events are free to the public and family AND pet-friendly! In Longview, Texas Star Rescue will benefit from the charitable raffle & will be facilitating pet adoptions at the event. In Fort Worth, the charitable raffle will benefit Toys For Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas who will be facilitating pet adoptions throughout the weekend. Bring a new unwrapped toy & receive one FREE raffle ticket! Don't Forget to Feed Me, an organization dedicated to feeding animals, will also be on-hand accepting pet food donations.

Are you on Facebook? Follow our Funky Finds page for updates and confirm you're attendance on our event pages. LongviewFort Worth

Whether you are an event participant or a supporter of handmade, we hope to see you in November!

Detroit Texas Arts Fest

Detroit Texas Arts Fest

This weekend Funky Finds will be set up at the Detroit Texas Arts Fest. Detroit is located in Northeast Texas near Paris, TX. It's a wonderful small town that works hard to provide the community with a yearly arts fest & antique car show featuring activities for all ages. There will be an all-ages art & photography competition, petting zoo, bounce house, variety of vendors, baked goods, refreshments & much more. Learn more on the Detroit Arts Fest website and Facebook page. (Yes, that is ME standing beside a pink car AND holding a baby kangaroo! Does it get any better than that? I don't think so!)

Summer Social at Urbanic Paper

Summer Social

Urbanic Paper is hosting a Summer Social on Thursday, June 14, from 7-10pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 12, via email.
Location: 1644 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California

Upcoming Event: Crafting from the Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Now in its sixth decade of operation, the museum offers a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, & programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to cross-promote with the museum during our Fort Worth events. It's wonderful that such an institution works hard to support local independent artists, crafters & designers! One way they do this is through their ongoing series, Crafting from the Collection.

On Thursday, May 31, at 6p.m. the museum will feature a tour and hands-on demonstration led by Megan Klein Designs allowing participants to gain ideas & skills for jewelry projects. Sketching paper & pencils will be provided to record crafting inspirations from the featured artworks. A crafting project followed by socializing & refreshments with fellow crafters follows the tour. No reservations are required. Talk about an exciting opportunity that is free of charge!! I hope to see you there! Follow The Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Facebook.

SPONSORS - 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Sponsors

Funky Finds events would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors! Please show some love to the following businesses and organizations that have helped make the 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling possible!

Established in 1997, Cabbage Rose Fabrics & Quilting, located at 3000 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth, now offers over 8,000 different fabrics! Their beautiful new storefront is a place you want to visit only when you have plenty of time to take in all their offerings. If you are new to sewing or would like to strengthen your skills, you may be interested in enrolling in one of their many classes. Cabbage Rose is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-7pm. Like Cabbage Rose on Facebook.

Quackerbox Creations Ltd. has been printing wearables & accessories since 1982. Their screen printing quality is above & beyond most. They not only screen print, they also offer digitally-printed garments & stickers, embroidery & more. You will have plenty of opportunities to see Quackerbox's work in action as they have generously provided all vendors with an event tee AND they screen printed Funky Finds' info on the swag bags! Be one of the first 75 people each day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets in order to receive a swag bag. Like Qbox on Facebook.

The Artful Bead has two locations in the Metroplex, one in Fort Worth & one in Carrollton. Each location offers a wide variety of jewelry making supplies, as well as workshops. Since opening in 2003, The Artful Bead has quickly became a must-visit destination point for beaders across Texas and Oklahoma. The store remains popular because their inventory changes almost daily, the staff knows their stuff, and shoppers are able to choose from one-of-a-kind treasures & unbelievable bargains. Visit The Artful Bead's booth at the Spring Fling to learn more and partake in various Make & Takes! Like The Artful Bead FW on Facebook.

Fort Worth Opera will soon be hosting the annual Fort Worth Opera Festival (May 12 - June 3). The festival features four fabulous operas - Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, Lysistrata, and Three Decembers. Season tickets are available, as well as single tickets. If you're interested in attending any of the performances, I'd suggest buying your tickets asap as they are going fast! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this wonderful organization that has provided the swag bags for both the Fort Worth and Longview events. Like FW Opera on Facebook.

Michael Brown is the author & illustrator behind Brown Cow Productions. Mike is an award-winning actor/director of theater and film, as well as a professional visual artist in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. He has had a cartoon syndicated by King Features and a feature film distributed by Lion's Gate. Mike will be selling his popular children's book, So Much To Be Seen!, at the Spring Fling and will also be reading the book to children throughout the day. Like Brown Cow Productions on Facebook.

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Vendor Preview - Fort Worth

4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Here's a preview of all the talented artists, crafters & designers that will be selling unique hand-crafted goods at the 4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling on March 10 & 11 in Fort Worth, Texas. We hope to see you there!

ACCESSORIES

Arrowsarah Handmade Purses and Jewelry

Book-Inz

Breezy HandKnits

CooperStreet

COSA MONNA LEATHER

CutiCouture

Diamond Diva

GYPSYHARTE

Ka Pa Hula O Manulani

Literati Bookmarks and Gifts

Lola's Sugar Truck

Luna Azul Studio

Maude C. Clothing

Nina's Creative Corner

Noggins & Toboggans

red.neck Chic

Sawdust and Bullets

Texas Bohemian Gifts

The Bee Artsy Boutique

Threaded Cross

Art

A Wing And A Prayer

artandsoultexas.com

Barefoot in the Glass

David Kinsey Yard Art

Halo designs

Jabberwocky Graphix

JL Glass Designs

JoeArt

Just for You

Le Gourd on Blue

Marigold Trading Company

Mimi Roo's

my favorite flower

Off the Wall Designs, Genesis Art

Rewind Mosaics

wild texas heART

BATH, BODY & CANDLES

Blessings Candles

Desert Sage Soap Co.

Hedge Wizards

Lip Glosserie

Pure Aroma Essentials

Remember Simple Pleasures

SylettSoap

CERAMICS & POTTERY

Balt Design

BoG Productions

potter doug

CLOTHING

Bridget's Butterflies

Skirtitude "The Skirt with Attitude"

HOME GOODS

AllwithLOVE

Angels & Outlaws Boutique

Bags N Rags

CCs One of a Kind

Cricket Shack

finDesign

Flor*ALL Things!

Just Hang It Designs

KingDom's Kreation

K's Vineyard Candles

SEW what EVER!

JEWELRY

Baca St. Ange Collection

Bell Custom Jewelry

Bespangled Jewelry

Blossom Shop

Brazos Metal & Bead Studio

Crafty Divas

don't eat beads

Freeforged Jewelry

Frilled and Feathered

Hidden Meaning Symbol

HMH Jewelry Designs

House of Introspection

hwy559

Jac of All Crafts

Kerr Ranch Arts & Crafts

Linda Kinnaird Jewelry

M. A. Farina Designs

maggie may i

Mary's Madness

Meesh Originals

megan klein designs

MI Bazaar Latino

oso handmade

Peculiar Pieces

PURPLESAGE JEWELS

Rags To Riches

Sparkles

SROriginals

Texas Trash

The Dreaming Place

Three Cats Designs

Unrepeatables

WolfPack Enterprises

KIDS & PARENTS

Ape-Gear

Boydstun Creations

Bubbeez Place

Children's Author, Mary Alice Parmley

Crafting Under the Influence

Cre8iveGal

Hitch A Stitch

Little Details by JD Norris

Mema's Makings

pegged

Precious Prints

Sisterellas

The Toycrafter

Things of String by Shawna

YELEDA Modern Vintage Childrensware

Krafty Mommy

PAPER GOODS

Papier Sanctum

Stampin' With Style

What's My Future

PET GOODS

lizziebees

PHOTOGRAPHY

South Austin Gallery