Saturday, April 18, 2009

Manic Monday Must Have: NH Made

This past Saturday I participated in the Artisans @ Mt. Monadnock Craft Fair in Keene, NH where I met a great variety of crafters and artists. So, for this week's Manic Monday Must Have I have featured some of the wonderful Crafters from my home state, New Hampshire, who participated at the fair. I hope you check out their work and their sites!

MIJOY, a business run by Sandy Lee and Tracy Pollak are from Barrington, NH. They sell very cool 100% organic tee
shirts. I think this shirt is such a clever idea. Splat is written on the front and MIJOY says, "'s intended to be used as a canvas for the dribbles, the smears, and the frequent splats of life."

Find them at

efore the fair opened to the public I did the walk around and came across what I thought were these beautiful photos of golden retrievers, but to my surprise they were illustrations! If you are a pet lover you may just want to have Mia Houman of do a custom illustration of your pet.

Find her at
See her on Etsy, too.

Neighboring the Golden Illustrations booth was Ripenstitch, the works of Kristen Lehouiller from Loudon, NH. I love her stuff! It's hard to say which item I like the most. The Reversible Daily Traveler Hobo Bag has a shape that I love. It seems like it would just hug the body. The inside pockets help to keep the bag organzied. Add the skinny wallet and the Key Fobs and you have the perfect set. To top it all off she uses vibrant fabrics from some of my fabric designers out there.

Find her at
See her on Etsy, too.

After the craft fair got going my husband and I got very hungry. Fortunately for us we were next to Michele's Sweet Shoppe seller of Totally Awesome Gourmet Popcorn. She sells both sweet and savory varieties that she and her family take time to perfect. We had the yummy Chocolate Caramel and the hot, hot, Buffalo Supreme. I recommend them both.

Find her at

This is just a small sampling of the fabulous crafters that attended Saturday's fair. Check back as I hope to feature more of the work from the great state of New Hampshire!

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