Monday, April 5, 2010

Home sweet home

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ah, the joys of switching blog hosts...


Friday, November 20, 2009

we've moved!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Handmade Saturday

Applications are now being accepted for Handmade Militia's 2nd annual holiday market -
Handmade Saturday
your friendly, local alternative to black Friday.

This year's event will be held on Saturday November 28th in Old Town Fort Collins. The market will run from 10 am - 4 pm.

There is a limited amount of space. Local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply early. All work must be high quality, handmade, and made with love. Applications will be accepted until October 31st. Do not send payment now. Upon acceptance, payment must be made in full by November 7th. There are no refunds for cancellations.

The holiday market will be advertised locally and in neighboring cities including Denver and Boulder with posters, flyers, and press releases to all local newspapers and media. And of course don't forget good ol' word-of-mouth.

Cost to participate is as follows:
10x10 booth - $85
Up to 3 crafters may share one 10x10 booth space. Information and photos from all participating crafters must be included on one application to be considered.

6 ft table space - $55
Applicants may not share a table space with any other crafters. A 6ft table will be provided.

The application can be found to your right in the sidebar or here.
Please fill it out and email it to

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions:


Sunday, September 27, 2009

ooh, ooh pick me! pick me!

NEW! Catch it while it's hot.

email me if you want to participate!

Friday, August 7, 2009


handmade militia
✂ call to arms: a summons, invitation, or appeal to undertake a particular course of action ✂

contact me if you'd like to participate.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

handmade militia
✂ call to arms: a summons, invitation, or appeal to undertake a particular course of action ✂

The French Nest Market :: Saturday, August 8th
The opportunity to share the Handmade Militia booth at our (as in Fort Collins') outdoor summer market called The French Nest Market on August 8th. Depending on how many people sign up to share the booth, the cost will be $20-$40 per crafter. 
I can only accept 10 different artists at this time so please let me know asap if you would like to participate. 

The booth is 10' x 20'. We all set up our stuff together, there aren't really separate tables for each artist, although everyone can have their own "spot". I provide the tents, a couple of tables and clothing racks. I'm asking that people try to bring more tables to help me out. And of course whatever else you need to display your lovely things. There was a TON of foot traffic last month and everyone had good sales, I think the longer these markets go on the more people will come to shop. Besides that, it's just plain old fun. You get to sit in the grass and hang out with other people who make things, and sell your creations to an adoring public, what more could you really want? The market runs from 9 am - 3 pm, set up at 7 ish.  
p.s. this event is pet and child friendly. There is a large grassy area for kids and pups to play in, so bring 'em along!

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact me.

See you all soon!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

French Nest Market Awesomeness

Thank you to everyone who stopped by last Saturday and visited the  Handmade Militia booth at The French Nest Market. We had double the space and double the vendors, most of whom were new and it was a pleasure to meet each and everyone of them.
And just in case you couldn't stop by, here's a list of who all participated:
Willow Tree - sculptures by Willow Wicklund
Will Dunn and Kelsi Ottenbacher - photographers extraordinaire
Lily McConnell - incredible peyote stitch bracelets and fabulous button earrings

Looking forward to the (hot) August market. Contact me if you are interested in participating.