I’m not squeezing your pig

So I’m standing in this store and I’m waiting. And waiting. and- YES! There’s someone (I yell in my head). Annnnnddddd……nope. They turn a corner quickly to do who knows what. The only thing I know for sure is that they are not here to ring up my super important ceramic llama. Yeah, you heard. It’s … Read moreI’m not squeezing your pig

It’s going to be SOOOO Good

Have you ever had a moment where you knew, just KNEW that you’d be great at something?   I’ve always felt like I would kill it- like *ahem*(said in my deep narrator voice) *total annihilation* kind of kill it in a donut eating contest. Throw some bacon on there and I can see the tiara … Read moreIt’s going to be SOOOO Good

Vendor Spotlight: Sweet Peas

Vicki Lindgren has been sewing since the age of 15.  She made nearly all of the clothing for her three daughters as they were growing up as well as her own.  Having learned to do English smocking when her girls were small, she continued the tradition by making lots of clothing for her grandchildren. When … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Sweet Peas

Vendor Spotlight: The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed Candles began as maker Sheila Hood’s expression of gratitude to God after her husband spontaneously and uncharacteristically called in to work one day seven years ago. An explosion on that very day left two of his long time co-workers dead and temporarily shut down the company. Sheila’s mother encouraged her to pray … Read moreVendor Spotlight: The Mustard Seed

Vendor Spotlight: Mr. Woodburner

Kurt Huntley received his first woodburning kit from his grandmother for his 8th Christmas, but the story didn’t have a happy ending. When Kurt burned his twin’s ear with the woodburner, his kit was confiscated by the grownups. Over a decade later, a trip to Gatlinburg renewed Kurt’s interest in woodburning, thanks to an artist … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Mr. Woodburner

Vendor Spotlight: Fox & Flora

Ashton Boehman creates art on the daily.  She’s working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, so though she started out making soaps as a hobby, she has dreams of becoming even more of a presence at markets and festivals when she graduates.  Combining her soap-making skills with her art is sure to guarantee her … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Fox & Flora

Vendor Spotlight: Diann Parr

Diann Parr sold her family-owned and -operated business, Hometown Gift & Variety, in March of this year, but she’s bringing everything she learned in the business to her Market creations. Diann made crafts to sell in the store, and now that she is ‘retired,’ she continues to craft with her sister, Tammy. “Now we have … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Diann Parr

Vendor Spotlight: SB Custom Designs

Stacey Lawalin has been creating art as a hobby all her life.  It took real strength for her to turn it into a business, though. In 2009, Stacey was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 34.  She struggled with health issues for the next few years until, no longer able to do many … Read moreVendor Spotlight: SB Custom Designs

Vendor Spotlight: Country Creations

Duane Coomer knows what a piece of wood is going to be the moment he picks it up. A disabled veteran and firefighter, he started working with wood to occupy his mind and hands, and the results are absolutely spectacular. From benches to spoons, Duane works magic with wood that will have you salivating on … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Country Creations

Vendor Spotlight: Rustic Road Designs

Derrick Schaefer started making corn hole boards 20 years ago  because of a desire to bring it to our area. When he married his wife, Dawn, a graphic designer, the couple decided to add more family games to their line as well as home decor.  Rustic Road Designs is now a full-time joy for Derrick’s … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Rustic Road Designs