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Oh boy, was this weekend fun! We had no idea what to expect with it being our first year in a public place with vendors that we didn’t necessarily know beforehand. To say it went smoothly is an understatement. There were times that it was jam packed in the venue and I think almost all of the vendors are so pleased with how the weekend turned out. We had 17 vendors and quite a few hundred people coming to shop. There are a few kinks to work out for next time but all in all I’m so happy with the Handmade & Vintage Market 2013. Look at all of these amazing, quality, beautiful goods that we had for sale…

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Our vendors for Christmas 2013 were:
Eva Marie Typography | Cards by Jessica | Amy Cornwell | Belle Wesley Vintage
Chicken Scratch’d Designs | Madame Pierre’s Handmade Quilts | Amanda Lynne Designs
A Sip in the Right Direction | Aleks Handmade | Sister Soap | Frosted by Melinda Lee
Chicness Designs | GirlE Things | Willis & Harriet’s Homestead
Artsy Alphabet by Steph | Blossoms & Bows

hello new friends! i’m beyond thrilled, and completely humbled to be a guest here today on Amy’s blog. my name is Kellie and i blog here. i am the hands and heart behind ‘the lemondime’ where i sew craft, and paint and [my newest, most exciting adventure] host Craft Liberation -a weekend getaway! i am a 38 year old wife to my sweets, Joel, momma to Ellie (13), Kole (12), Avery (10), Ezra (8) and Amara (3) {who we also homeschool in a very fun and laid back way}. 

here’s the most recent photo of the family- without me of course…’cause what family can ever get a good photo all together? hee hee.years ago, as a busy momma, i came to a place in my life where my art became lost. i neglected the gifts God gave me, the talents he instilled in me and struggled with depression. i had prayed for years that He would give me something i could do with my gifts, help other women and also contribute to our family’s income. i began to sew here and there for friends.everyone kept telling me to start my own business, but fear of failure always took over. i’m one of those people who either does something 100% or not at all. any of you relate?

a little over a year ago, i came across THIS in the middle of the night. my life was forever changed as i heard the Lord speak to my heart prompting me to start my very own CRAFT WEEKEND! i teamed up with my beautiful friend, Laurie, and we went to work (with our daughters!) to bring Craft Liberation to life.

the response was overwhelming… and all inclusive weekend getaway for 14 women, one huge luxury cabin in the hills of Brown County, Indiana, crafting, SWAG, food galore, shopping, laughing, sharing… AMAZINGNESS!our first weekend was in the spring, another in august, and we have 2 more booked and full to capacity with a waiting list for more… EEK! i am over the moon excited about all God has done with the women who have attended. lives have been changed, and God has used crafting as a tool to show women love, acceptance and most of all, how not to neglect who they were meant to be… hence the name, “liberation”.we have SO much fun getting the cabin ready!the girls craft ’til the early morn. there’s snacks and food prepared by our in-house cook!

we do a little shopping…

the girls go home with a LOTS of SWAG (Stuff We All Get)…

and their beautiful creations!

it’s just a beautiful thing

there are SO many women who need a break…
to be refreshed…
to spark the creativity inside them…

i’m so very grateful to have the opportunity to serve women, and make a difference using my gifts. as i say so often, ”my cup runneth over.”

come see me on my blog to see LOTS more pictures of our craft weekends as well as get more info about  Craft Liberation! you’ll also find great inspiration, tutorials, as well as giveaways! {i love to give away aprons!}

please find me on facebook too- i’d LOVE to meet you!

thank you SO much for having me! have a beautiful day!

come by and say hi!

peace, kellie