Schedule of Events: May

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MAY 2018: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 8 from 7-9 pm
Stitch n Bitch
Location: 47 East High Street, Studio LLA (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165557804122002/
Price: $7 per person/ Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members
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Sunday, May 13 from 3-6 pm
Stitch n Bitch at Awbury Ag Village
Location: Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/816037715262379/
Price: $7 per person/ Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members
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Sunday, May 13 from 1-5 pm
Group Sewing Lesson
Students will learn the basics of sewing and will create their own pillowcase. Once complete you may choose to keep it simple or decorate your design with embroidery.
Location: Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/720265934764192/
Ages: 10 and up.
Price: $15 / per person
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Sunday, May 13 from 12-2 pm
Mother’s Day Mommy & Me Tea
Location: Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane (in Germantown)
Come and celebrate Mothers day by joining us for tea! Get hands on and create a lovely tea cup garden as well as other plant related crafts in this fun filled “Mommy & Me” activity.
Ages 2-14 with parent
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2068835113402534/
Price: Teacup Garden workshop is $20/ per workshop participant. All supplies included.
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Tuesday, May 15 from 7-9 pm
Stitch n Bitch
Location: 47 East High Street, Studio LLA (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/189553121684465/
Price: $7 per person/ Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members
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Tuesday, May 22 from 7-9 pm
Stitch n Bitch
Location: 47 East High Street, Studio LLA (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468153249955392/
Price: $7 per person/ Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members
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Tuesday, May 29 from 7-9 pm
Stitch n Bitch
Location: 47 East High Street, Studio LLA (in Germantown)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593252874124762/
Price: $7 per person/ Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members

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Gift Guide: Don’t forget your Momma!

Mothers’ Day is coming up and  for those of you who may not have procured a gift for your lovely Momma yet – this is for you!!  Since all these impressive items are straight from the shops of your fellow Handmade Philly team, there’s a good chance you can arrange to pick them up so you’ll have them in plenty of time to deliver to Ma. And if they’re still late arriving to her, just mention that the artisan ran short of time while customizing the item just for her 🙂

With no further ado, bring on the lovelies    (Click on the photos to purchase!!)

For the mom who loves music and tea, why not add to her teacup collection with this delicate selection from Teaspoons and Petals?

For the mom who can never have too much jewelry, why not try Bijoux By Allison? She’s currently running two awesome specials: Free shipping when 4 items are purchased AND a bonus gift on a purchase of $10 or more. Either mom gets a whole new jewelry selection, or you get some new pieces too – you decide. These earrings, at $10 before shipping, would qualify for the free gift!

Instead of the same old bouquet, pick up a dried bouquet or a stylish menagerie of twigs and this original vase from Allison’s Ceramics Shop.

Ladies, make sure you thank your mother for all she’s taught you about growing into a woman with these hilarious magnets from Say Hi Beth. Maybe it’ll bring her back to yesteryear, but more likely it’ll make her burst out laughing.

Does your mom love the family dog or cat more than you? Of course not, although they probably give her less of a headache…  Surprise your mom with a custom portrait of her favorite furry one – but hurry, BGartman requests two weeks to complete the painting.

Gently encourage Mom to forgo the giant “mom-bag” by purchasing for her a stylish little clutch like this one created by Momo Trees. Don’t think Mom’s wallet will even fit in the clutch? Good news – Momo Trees also has larger hobo bags available!

Encourage Mom to take down those embarrassing grade school photos of you and replace it with this vintage-looking beauty from Chubby Cat Creations.

If Mom refuses to take down 8 year old you, maybe she’ll have room for this lovely 5×5 nature shot on her coffee table, available from Seabelly.

Modernize Mom’s wardrobe with something she might be familiar with – crochet shawls! Give her this updated version of a classic to brighten up her spring evenings, available from Elegant Crochets.

Add a comfortable summer staple to your Mom’s wardrobe with this gorgeous linen dress. Available in three colors from Steel Pony, the A-line cut will be flattering on any mom and she’ll love her daughter picking out new clothes for her! Can you say ‘chic’?

It seems that all Moms have such graceful handwriting and what better way to celebrate her elegant script than with these fun springtime note cards available from Lil’ Griffin Designs.

Now that you’re finally out of the house, let Mom turn your old bathroom into the guest room with these lovely soaps available from Mamoucha Soaps. The colors and the almond scent will make Mom swoon – she might just keep them for her bathroom instead!

For the overworked, active Mom (doesn’t this cover every last one??), let her pamper herself in a small way with some Lemon & Geranium Lip Balm from Volta Organics.

YUM – I just couldn’t resist adding these Snickerdoodles from Sheila+Sharon’s Cookies to this guide. I mean, who wouldn’t love to receive cookies for any holiday? Or any day for that matter 😉

Hope you were able to find something that will make your Mom smile! And don’t forget to check out the dozens of shops that weren’t included in this particular guide – there’s definitely something for everyone within the hundreds of items available from Handmade Philly artisans.
Happy shopping!!

Suggestions, ideas, critiques, or feedback? Leave it in the comments! Thanks for reading!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers have always loved handmade art. From macaroni glue-work, crayola creations (yes, even the ones on the kitchen wall), and finger-paint masterpieces, Moms have cherished and proudly displayed their children’s crafts. So why not treat Mom to a handmade upgrade this year with a gift from a Philadelphia crafter? And to save you hours scouring the web, I’ve hand selected some goodies perfect for any Mom.

soaring swallow flag thief rectangular platter from Little Flower Designs

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Water Lily Pin from Sqrl & Bee Studio

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Boat Bower Bluebirds one-of-a-kind reverse decoupage 10″ glass plate from Insitu Decorative Arts

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haiku teacup & saucer from teaspoons & petals

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Small Porcelain Red Tree Plate from yasha butler ceramics

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Stunning Peony Blossom 8 x 10 Photograph fro Allison Ostertag

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Dahlia Thank You Notes (Set of 6 Cards and Envelopes) from Red Red Orange

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MAGNOLIA earrings – Yellow Fluorite, Amethyst, Gold from Grace Christie Designs

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Free Bird Tea Towel from hummingbird

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Nourishing Rose Facial Elixir from Lilith’s Apothecary

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