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JUNK MARKET 2017

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JUNK MARKET 2017

Hi friends! We are SO excited over here! We will have a booth at Junk Market 2017!!!! This event brings you the best local JUNK in the region. And by junk we mean amazing vintage finds, salvaged pieces repurposed into modern home decor, and lots of handmade makers who are chasing their crafty dreams!!  It is held at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on September 23th & 24th (with early bird shopping Sept 22nd from 6-8pm) There is something SO amazing about the vibe you feel when you walk in the door. The whole room is buzzing with excitement as you hunt for...

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NEW QUOTE PILLOWS ADDED!

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NEW QUOTE PILLOWS ADDED!

Hi friends! Hope your week is going awesome... ours is! Getting images back from our photographer ( Lauren K Photography) is seriously better than our birthdays and Christmas combined.   We've been working hard to get more pillows added to our collections & these new ones are making our hearts so happy! We've added 12 new world map quote pillows, take a peek here:  See what I mean? How fun is that!! Head over to the MAP PILLOW tab to check them out! 

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521workshops: DIY Pillow Printing!

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521workshops: DIY Pillow Printing!

One day, I decided that teaching others how to successfully DIY was important to me for a number of reasons. Pinterest fails? Yep. They've happened to me more than once.  Here's the thing: when you create something yourself, you get a little spark of joy EVERY single time you look at that item. You feel a sense of accomplishment.  You are proud of that little thing that you created with your hands. And I believe that everyone should be able to feel that, even if you don't consider yourself 'crafty.' I do a lot of custom orders for clients with personalized quotes...

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So you want to start a crafty business....

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So you want to start a crafty business....

I used to go shopping at craft shows and leave feeling so excited to MAKE ALL THE THINGS. It's so inspiring to see what other people pour their time, love, and effort into creating. I know many of you are interested in starting a crafty business or maybe see handmade products and think "Oh I could totally do that that!" Well guess what? You could totally do it.  And you should. I didn't grow up thinking that I would run a creative business.  I was always interested in owning my own boutique or being a visual merchandiser for a store....

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About Melissa from 521handmade

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About Melissa from 521handmade

Hey there! I’m Melissa, owner + maker at 521handmade. Most days, you can find me in a baseball hat & workout clothes chasing my creative business dreams while also chasing three cute nanny kids around!  Which means I’m generally listening to the Moana soundtrack on full blast while chatting with you about pillows & doing 15 other things at once. You also might find me at the gym trying to be healthy -- but I will never pass up a chance to eat burgers + fries with my husband.  If it’s after 7pm, I’m usually binge watching a show on Netflix...

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