Summer 2012: September Subscription

Summer 2012: September Subscription
Welcome to your last month of Flint Handmade’s Inaugural Craft CSA! These past five months
have absolutely flown by! We hope you have enjoyed receiving locally made crafts as well as Flint
Handmade merchandise in this new and innovative way. Since this is your final subscription for the
season, we wanted to give you several special handmade gifts featuring the “Knuckles” logo in addition
to a knit cap to keep you warm as the weather cools down!
Speaking of cooler weather, the holiday shopping season is right around the corner and we want to
encourage you to give handmade for the holidays. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Ladies Night Out at Crossroads Village on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 4-9pm! Flint Handmade will have thirty fabulous vendors in the Mill Street Dining Room.
Then, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, also known as Small Business Saturday, join us at the
Masonic Temple in Downtown Flint for the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Market. We will have 45 new and
returning vendors offering a variety of unique crafts that make great holiday gifts!
We are hoping to offer a Craft CSA again in the Summer 2013. If we do, our subscribers from
Summer 2012 will get first dibs on a new subscription. :)
It has been a pleasure curating a selection of goods made by local crafters for your enjoyment. I
personally hope that at least one item you received in the Craft CSA absolutely made your day!
Enjoy your September subscription and we hope to see you at our holiday events. Tare care!
Crystal Pepperdine, Founder and Executive Director of Flint Handmade (FH)
Nayyirah Shariff
FEATURED CRAFT: Crocheted Banana Plush Pincushion
Nayyirah Shariff has been an avid crafter all of her life. She taught herself
how to crochet in college over a one week vacation. After years of crocheting
home decorating objects and crochet accessories for friends and family, she
started Crochet Science in 2006 to sell her designs professionally. She has been
a crochet instructor at Flint's Brennan Community Center, The Urban League of
Flint, and at various community sites through the Artworks Program. Her designs have been worn by Talib Kweli and hip hop legend KRS-One. She "can
crochet anything.”
Nayyirah believes the handmade practices are both physically and psychologically healthier for the well being of humanity. She's also makes her own
health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, cans, and cooks delicious home
meals. In 2011 she began Revolutionary Bread, a home based organic bakery.
She can be contacted at 810-610-3681 or [email protected]
Yogadala Greeting Card ($3 Value)
by Heidi of ciofani yogadala
Upcycled T-Shirt Market Bag ($2 Value)
by Steph of Frankenstich Productions
Flint Handmade Special Gifts
Knit Cap ($5 Value)
Rectangle Magnet ($3 Value)
Scrabble Tile Keychain ($2 Value)
Bottle Cap Magnet ($1 Value)
Sunday, October 7: craftLAB at The Lunch Studio, Noon-3pm
Acorn crafts with craftLAB Coordinator Jenni Snyder!
Sunday, November 4: craftLAB at The Lunch Studio, Noon-3pm
Workshop topic to be announced, but we promise it will be a lot of fun!
Monday, November 19: Ladies Night Out at Crossroads Village, 4pm-9pm
Check out our 30 craft vendors at the 5th Annual Ladies Night Out!
Saturday, November 24: Holiday Craft Market at The Masonic Temple, 10am-4pm
Join us for the 6th Annual Holiday Craft Market featuring 45 vendors!
Sunday, December 2: Library Grand Opening at The Lunch Studio, Noon-3pm
Join us for the Grand Opening of the Arts, Crafts and Creativity Library!
Bonus crafts are great to keep for yourself
or give as gifts to loved ones.