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Kelly Hanson
Minneapolis, MN
Interests: knitting, running, tennis, reading, sewing, thrift/vintage shopping
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It has arrived again - No Coast Craft-o-Rama, the Twin Cities' most anticipated art & craft sale of the holiday season! If you're looking for local, handmade gifts, do not miss this event. You can find something for everyone and everything on your shopping list this year! Friday, December 7: 3pm-8pm Saturday, December 8: 9am-5pm At the Midtown Global Market, at the intersection of Chicago & Lake St., Minneapolis Stop by and say hi! It's going to be lots of fun! In addition to my standard felt flowers, I'll have some new products to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Come on out this weekend to Silverwood Park on Sunday, July 22, from 11am-6pm for the first SUMMER edition of No Coast Craft-o-Rama! You'll find me there on the great lawn selling my handmade goods. There will be all kinds of fun activities scheduled throughout the day, including: Food Trucks - Hola Arepa and NateDogs! mnartists.org open collaborative CraftyClub Children's puppetry art workshop Children's boat-making art workshop Puppet Show And of course over 50 wonderful arts and craft vendors! Hope to see you Sunday at Silverwood Park, on the shores of lovely Silver Lake! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Thank you to everyone that came out this weekend to support me and other local artists at Craftstravaganza! The show was a great success & it was so much fun to visit with family and friends that stopped by to say hello. So, thank you! Also, I was fortunate (& very surprised) to find myself featured Saturday morning on WCCO TV! Check out the video here. Yippee!!! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
Let the chaos begin...the mad dash to get everything done before the craft fair tomorrow!! If you live in the Twin Cities area (or if you're up for a road trip!) I'd love to see you at the MN State Fair Grounds for the 7th Annual Craftstravaganza this Saturday from 10-5. The perfect place to find those last minute Mother's Day gifts! ;) Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
If you don't know about Cash Mob, click here to find out about its awesomeness. Today at noon, there will be a Cash Mob at I Like You. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this week's Cash Mob location pick, here's a little bit about my friend's store: They specialize in locally and handmade goods. They have everything...kitchen & home decor, all natural bath & body products, jewelry & accessories, books, journals, baby products and a great selection of MN themed t-shirts! They consign the works of 250+ local and independent artists and crafters. Since opening in 2007,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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This is absolutely my new, favorite shade of green! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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These days, I've been busily preparing for upcoming craft shows! So fun! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Beautiful flowers from my wonderful husband celebrating fours years of marriage! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday and shopped Unglued Craftfest in Fargo. It was such a fun day and so nice to meet new vendors and shoppers! The Plain Arts Museum in downtown Fargo was an impressive venue, especially with the sun shining in all day and live music being played. Terrific show! Oh...and I also won 'Most Awesome Booth - 2nd Place'! Yippee! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Who knew? Fargo! Last year was Fargo's first indie craft fest, Unglued, and it was said to have been a smashing success! Folks in Fargo were lined up outside the doors to shop for handmade goods made by various artists/crafters from the area. Well, you can find me at Unglued this weekend partaking in the 2nd year of this show. It should be worth the road trip and I'm looking forward to meeting new crafters! Yay! And...they also have a booth contest, so I've been thinking of ways to add more appeal to my display. I'll have these beautiful eye-catching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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My new favorite thing! Don't get me wrong...I love embellishing my felt flowers with vintage buttons, however yesterday I opened a box of vintage jewelry that I purchased last summer and much to my surprise, I LOVE how they accent my felt flowers. Love them! I can't believe I didn't open that box earlier! So, now in addition to buttons, I can add vintage jewelry to my thrift and flea market hunts this summer! These are some of my favorites... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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Happy New Year! It's been so unusually warm this winter that it has me thinking of spring. So, it was a nice change to start creating new, fresh, bright-colored flowers this weekend. Very refreshing! You can find them at I Like You in NE Mpls or in my Etsy shop very soon. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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A large shipment of felt arrived on my doorstep last week! I love it when this happens. It's so much fun to open the boxes, sort through the colors and organize it all in my craft space. So, my Etsy Shop has been updated with a selection of 40 beautiful colors to choose from...think of all the wonderful things you could make! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at knit.stitch.create.
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A fabulous new book was released last month - Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders - a collection of sewing projects that require just one yard of fabric! Pretty cool, huh? Rebecca and Trish are not only awesome & craft-famous, but they do a really great job of supporting local, handmade artists & crafters in the Twin Cities. So...I was honored when they asked if they could feature one of my felt flowers in the book! Very cool. Check it out: Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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It has arrived again - No Coast Craft-o-Rama, the Twin Cities' most anticipated art & craft sale of the holiday season! If you're looking for local, handmade gifts, do not miss this event. You can find something for everyone and everything on your shopping list this year! Friday, December 2: 3pm-8pm Saturday, December 3: 9am-5pm At the Midtown Global Market, at the intersection of Chicago & Lake St., Minneapolis Stop by and say hi! It's going to be lots of fun! More new products I'll have on display... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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After several requests and suggestions, I'm finally getting around to making small flower bobby pins for the hair. Work in progress, but should be a nice addition to my full-size felt flowers! I think they're quite darling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Made progress on one of several organizing projects this weekend. Almost complete! Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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I've been so busy preparing for a couple upcoming craft shows that I've seriously neglected my blog. Eeks! Well, anyway...below are the details on where you'll find me this weekend. Hope to see you there! 8th Annual New Ulm Women's Expo and Craft Fair Jefferson Elementary School Saturday, November 5 9:00am - 2:00pm FREE Admission Busily making necklaces out of buttons... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Thought I'd share some new product photos with you. Not many...but you get the idea. I've made necklaces, set of 3 bobby pins and set of 4 thumbtacks with my new fabric button maker and will have them for sale soon! Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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This is so much fun! It's my new addiction...a button machine. So easy to use and so fun to play with. This one belongs to a girlfriend of mine, but I recently purchased one on eBay that'll get put to use as soon as I clean it up. I'm making new products with fabric covered buttons and will share with you in the very near future. For now, I'm busy pressing out buttons! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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I've been busy preparing for another craft fair. This weekend, you'll find me in Madison at Craftacular. A first time show for me, but I doubt Madison will disappoint! This show has quite the following and I expect a good turn out. So...if you're in Madison this weekend, here are the details! Loads of pins and hair clips... Felt ready to be rolled... Felt ready to be sold! Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Harvested our first batch of basil from our garden...so exciting! Fresh pesto with my favorite basil bread... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Is the name of the sale coming up this weekend! I'll be participating in this sale, mostly selling my handmade flowers but have a few garage sales finds to add. The other ladies have ADORABLE merchandise that they've found, painted, refurbished, handmade, etc. This sale is a transition from Front Porch Finds which was run by my friend, Sabrina, who now owns her own store front in Watertown, SD called Shoppe on the Corner. YAY! You can check out their blog here. Vintage Cornerstone is sure to be a great sale. Here are some of my pieces that you'll find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Well, we had a very small garden last year (even smaller than this one), but Kent built a quick frame, laid the ground work so that we could expand our herbs and veggies this year. Can't wait for those fresh tomatoes! And our little helper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.
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Yes! My sister & I were proud finishers of the Minneapolis 1/2 Marathon yesterday. It was a beautiful morning despite the sun beating down on us and the rough hills to climb, but we did it! A first for my sister...congratulations!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at knit.stitch.create.