Tuesday, May 1, 2012

gobs of goodies!

image by Teryn Wilkes

Our goodie bags this year were full of wonderful items donated by some of our favorite inspiring shops and companies. The bags themselves were from Hands on Hemp, a thoughtful local business that makes reusable fruit, veggie and bulk bags. We thought it would be fun for the bags to have an afterlife and are always searching for ways to make our event earth conscious. It makes us feel good. :) The design on the front was by the uber talented, budding pattern designer Katy Clemmans, who won a contest we ran in the Art of Surface Pattern Design e-course (which I loved!). Many of the items found in the goodie bags reflected the essence of our event and what we stand for ~ a creative, healthy & sustainable way of living. We were just thrilled to have such fantastic support from our growing community and couldn't wait to give our participants their bags full of treats! Our awesome intern ~ Laura ~ worked really hard pulling all of the pieces together for this project so big thanks to her! 

Below you can find the fantastic companies and boutiques that contributed to our bags and a little bit about what makes them so lovely. We are incredibly grateful to them all!


Bead for Life: a wonderful organization dedicated to empowering women through handmade crafting

Bird Dog Press: our favorite letterpress and design studio

Bell Frida: a new, unique local boutique with handmade clothing and folk art from mexico

Colorado Chautauqua: the beautiful venue where our event is held and did you know the Makerie is carrying out their 100 year old original, wonderful historic mission

Common Threads: a local high-end consignment boutique that also hosts a wonderful variety of creative workshops

Cured: our town's brand new wine, cheese and cured meats boutique ~ you must try their fresh bread baked daily!

Dish Gourmet: a favorite local deli and catering company who provided one of our yummy lunches ~ their customer service is outstanding

Fabricate: a new modern fabric shop and sewing studio in Boulder that we're super excited about ~ what a great addition to our local handmade community!

Fancy Tiger: our Denver crafting mecca full of boutique crafting supplies and a wonderful variety of creative workshops; we loved having their adorable pop-up shop at the Makerie again this year

Firefly Handmade: our beloved Boulder handmade market that features incredibly well-curated indie-craft artisans ~ how we love that they put on the Makerie Market and treasure our partnership!

Fiskateers: still can't believe all the crafting and sewing tools they provided for our classes and goodie bags ~ a serious treat for all

Horseshoe Market: a seasonal open-air handmade and flea market in Denver that is always full of inspiration

Ink Lounge: a fantastic Denver screen printing studio where we printed each goodie bag by hand

Larabar: one of our favorite natural energy bars and love that they're local

Love Grown Foods: this fantastic Denver company is devoted to changing the world with love and granola (and they are some of the nicest and most generous people you'll ever meet!)

Mollie Makes: an excellent creative publication from the UK that lives and loves handmade

Old Glory Antiques: a truly wonderful Denver antiques & home decor boutique that we adore in countless ways; their love and support of the Makerie just amazes me! 

Pangea Organics: a Boulder-based skin and body care company that uses only natural and organic ingredients ~ and you can certainly feel it

Petite Purls: the most adorable children's knitting online publication

Quarry Books: a fantastic publishing company with beautiful and inspiring crafts, food, and lifestyle books

Roost Books: another wonderful publishing company, focused on publishing inspiring crafting, cooking, gardening, and lifestyle books to celebrate creativity and the natural world

Savory Spice Shop: our neighborhood spice shop, with a huge selection and the most friendly, helpful staff (we have a crush on them ~ it's true)

Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins: a yarn, spinning, and knitting shop in Boulder that offers excellent fiber arts classes taught by lovely local experts

Sunset Magazine: a fabulous national magazine featuring the coolest happenings in the west, fresh ideas, yummy recipes, and oh so much more... they happen to be one of our favorite publications ~ we heart Sunset

STC Craft: a marvelous publishing company with beautiful and plentiful crafting books 

Uppercase Magazine: a gorgeous publication with endless inspiration and creativity ~  we were quite honored to be a part of issue # 12 

Wild Yarns: a super special Denver yarn boutique, with classes and social gatherings to support the handmade community ~ they generously hosted our DIY coffee cozy making station

Yoga Junction: a fabulous Louisville, CO yoga studio that taught our splendid Makerie morning classes


Thank you so much again to everyone for their tremendous contributions! 


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