Things are really picking up around here! Everyone seems to be waking up out of their winter slumber and now there is something exciting happening nearly every weekend (in addition to the excitement happening every day here at Home Made, of course). (:
In an effort to keep us all in the loop, here are a few upcoming craft-related things happening in late April and May that you might want to check out. If I missed anything or you have something to add, please leave a comment and to fill in the rest of us!
Cape May Zoo Fundraiser at Natali Vineyards
Saturday, April 30 from 12 -5 PM
221 N. Delsea Drive (Route 47) in Cape May Court House, NJ
Enjoy a tour of the vineyard, wine tastings, a live band, and many local vendors from Cape May County. Home Made will have a table to give out information about our classes and shop so stop on by! You could even bring your knitting and hang out at our table, as that’s what we’ll be doing! Admission is FREE. You can find out more on their Facebook event page here.
**Natali Vineyards hosts a similar event Memorial Day Weekend too!
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM – 6 PM + Sunday, May 8 from 9 AM – 5 PM
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD
Get your fix of all things sheep and wool-related including over 250 fabulous vendors selling yarn and other supplies, a sheep-shearing, food, and fiber arts workshops. You can visit their website here and download their schedule and flyer here. It’s definitely worth the trip if you can make it.
UPDATE: Millville Stitchers have organized a bus trip for Saturday, May 7. The bus leaves at 7AM from Millville High School and will begin its trip back from the festival at 5PM. Cost is $50. If you’re interested, call the Home Made shop and I’ll get you all the details. 609.536.2940.
Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday, May 14 + Sunday, May 15 from 11 AM – 6 PM
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA
The Art Star Craft Bazaar is an outdoor retail art/craft show that is juried by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Over 100 local & national artists have been chosen to set up shop & sell their wares along the beautiful waterfront. All items have been handmade from a variety of mediums that include fabric, clay, glass, wood, paper & much more. Admission is FREE and the event is packed with great food vendors and live music. You can visit their website here for more info or check them out on Facebook here.
Arts in Bloom: A Springtime Studio + Gallery Tour in Salem County, NJSaturday, May 21 + Sunday, May 22 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Salem County Visitors Center
1 New Market Street, Salem, NJ
My friends Bonnie + Abe Warren are participating in this great event. Arts in Bloom celebrates all the local artists – from glass to ceramics to photography to leatherwork and fiber arts. See each artists’ studio space on this interesting tour of the area, including “Handcrafted by Abe Warren” (you may remember Bonnie + Abe from the tree stump tables they created for me. You can check out the website here for more info or call 856-935-9242.
And, before I sign off here, I want to remind everyone that Home Made will be CLOSED this weekend, April 23 + 24! I’m hoping that you’ll be enjoying so much of that family time that you won’t even notice. We’ll resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, April 26.
While I’m giving an update on some holiday hours, please also note that Home Made will be CLOSED on Sunday, May 8 (which is Mother’s Day – so you should be spending time with her anyway. Unless of course she loves craft supplies. In that case, you can stop in beforehand to buy her a gift certificate!).