Meet Your maker Online Series: 3 Blind Hogs

3 Blind Hogs
This week's 'Meet your maker online' post features the shop 3 Blind Hogs. Three Blind Hogs is composed of Roger Van Wyck and his children Kelsie and Clay Van Wyck.  What items do you create, and what makes your items unique? We focus on repurposing materials we find in abandoned houses around the state. It all started with an old window and a bucket full of...
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Local author Allison Adams

Allison's display at a local craft fair
This week's featured maker is local author Allison Adams. She has a new book available for the holidays entitled '12 days of Christmas Giving'. More info can be found on her blog: www.12daysofchristmasgiving.blogspot.com Allison says: "I sell them for $15 paperback and $20 hardback. Some of my original artwork is also at Makers Market. I moved here from Birmingha...
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Meet your maker online

Lavender Lotion
Last month I participated in 'meet your maker', a monthly feature of the maker's market in Tuscaloosa, AL. The maker's market carries my products along with crafts from over 100 other vendors. While I was there I was browsing around, looking at all of the other wonderful crafts and items from the other artists. This gave me an idea - what if I had a 'meet your maker' segment of...
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First Friday Kicks off for Fall!

Setting Up For A Craft Show
First Friday is an event that many cities hold throughout my area to showcase local artists. Tuscaloosa has had an unofficial event for the past few months, but this month marked the first official event, with (hopefully) many more to come. I was honored to be asked to participate in this event and hope that I can help it to grow from the ground up. I brought a small sampling o...
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It’s Market Season!

At the Market
This weekend marks the opening of the farmer's market I participate in, and I could not be more excited! I will have soaps, lotions, lip balms, and other goodies on Saturday. The market runs from May 18th until August 31st. I will be there every weekend except June 8th, when I will be speaking at the 15th annual Alabama Soap and Candle Association. If you would like more inform...
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