About two weeks ago, I had such a fun time getting together with a few friends to make cards for Operation Write Home. This is a non profit organization serving all our soldiers. You can send cards that the soldiers can use for their own personal use as a way to stay in contact with family and friends. And you can send cards & coloring pages with messages which are given to the soldiers.
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this local event, the HAMMS event. First of all, as you know, I love to support other Minnesota makers. I admire what others do; I love getting to know their story and why they love what they do. And another reason is because I’m an East Side girl. I grew up on the East side of St. Paul and at the time I had no idea how special it really was until I moved away. This HAMMS event is located in the old HAMMS brewery; a building I drove by almost everyday as mom worked at the Bethesda Hospital by the Capital. To be honest, in those days smelling the brewery wasn’t my fondest thing. But I loved the feel of the building. It felt like the gateway to downtown St. Paul. You can learn more about the history of this building here.
What was once the shipping docks of the brewery is where this Minnesota event takes place, now called the Everest Building, located at 713 East Minnehaha Ave. And when is this great event? I’m glad you asked…it’s Saturday May 3rd from 10am-4pm
At the HAMMS event you will find local Minnesota Makers; idea creators, product makers (like myself), food vendors, music, beer/wine tasting and your four-legged friends are very welcome.
To purchase a ticket, pop over to the HAMMS event website (up to $5000 of the ticket sales will be awarded to one Minnesota maker from the event).
I know many of my readers are not in Minnesota but over the next 2 weeks I will be featuring some of the MN makers who will be showing at the event so you don’t miss out on the creative greatness.
For my local friends, if you would like to place an order from My Little Chickadee Creations and pick it up at the HAMMS event (no shipping charge of course), you can order from my Etsy shop & make sure to use the coupon code at check-out (CRAFTFAIR). The coupon code is for free shipping. You can order any item (personalized or non personalized) and make sure to indicate which Craft Fair/event you will be picking it up, in the note to seller box as you check out of my Etsy shop.
And for those who are local, consider entering my giveaway for 2 tickets (two winners will receive one ticket each).
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Ok, if I had a small dog, I would totally be getting one of these adorable rain coats at Push Pushi.
Chick’s Pick is a curated find by the head chick at My Little Chickadee Creations.
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