Ticket giveaway: Indiana Artisan Marketplace

April 5, 2011
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Jewelry manufacturers, marshmallow makers, salsa chefs, painters, potters, photographers and more will converge here April 16-17 for the first-ever Indiana Artisan Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Details on the event here. I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do is enter below and tell about something you made by hand.

I’ll pick one winner at random.

Good luck.

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  • What I make...
    I am a casual crafter in many areas... I sew and scrapbook, and have knitted and done carpentry in the past. Probably the think I'm most proud of making is a period wedding dress from the 1820's for a college production.
  • Little Crafts
    Ever since I got involved with working with kids I've found myself getting craftier. This past week me and my "little brother" made a spectrometer out of a CD and a cereal box. Paired with an episode of the Magic School Bus, I'd pitch the little guy's knowledge of light composition against any other kid around!
  • What I made...
    I'm not very artistic at all, but every year I bake and hand decorate my daughter's birthday cake. This years was a haunted house for her "lil monsters" theme...year before was Wonder Woman.
  • Cake pops
    I make fantastic cake pops!
  • Homemade
    Bacon. I purchase pork belly from the local butcher and make my own bacon.
  • entry
    Dessert is my favorite thing to make.
  • Home Made
    cookies and pumpkin bread
  • home made
    peanut brittle
  • Home made
    I am also a baker. Last made by hand was Grandma's chocolate pie.
  • Craft
    quilts!
  • Home made
    Last thing I made was a mess because I can't do any of that kind of stuff!
  • What I made
    I sew and do crafts. Made my sisters Christmas quilts one year as a gift. Currently working on remodeling my kitchen as a do it yourself project.
  • Handmade
    During the Spring and Summer, I save all of the peels from citrus fruit I eat during that time. I string them on 2 foot strips of thin jute and allow them to dry. Then, during the winter, I toss the dried citrus peels on the logs in the fireplace to give a wonderful scent to the house.
  • Idle Hands...
    Mischief!
  • Made with hands
    I'm just not very creative. Maybe cupcakes is the best I can do!! lol
  • hand made?
    One year I made the flower girl, brides maids and wedding gown for a summer wedding - and by the way, also made the cake!
  • Something I made
    The most recent thing I made was homemade chocolate "whoopie pies" which turned out very well! (Ok, too well - I've gained a couple of pounds....)
  • Wedding Jewelry
    I make handcrafted jewelry and made pearl jewelry sets for a bride, bridesmaids and flower girls.
  • Crafty
    I recently finished making a DVD movie out of the last 20 years of family reunions videos and pictures - it took 3 DVDs. I plan on giving them out at the next reunion.
  • Designer
    Jewelry for friends and family, and myself of course!
  • Momma said...
    if you didn't have it or couldn't afford it, you could make it. I come from a family of artists and we have made everything from flower arrangements to paper to wedding cakes to pottery to fabric dyes. Everybody creates and cooks and paints and well, you get the picture. The biggest challenge for me personally was to copy a wedding dress for my daughter that she saw in a guide. There was no gold fabric locally for the bodice and I had to get it in New York. The tulle skirt was eight layers taking up the entire dining table, but the whole thing came out great. The company never actually made the dress for retail...just for the magazine and Jess had the only other one like it. You can make anything if you put your heart and mind into it. Mom was right. Ro
  • crafty
    I am actually pretty good at making hand-knit dishrags. I taught myself using a knitting for dummies book!
  • What I have made
    Christmas ornaments, to give as presents
  • Killer Cookies
    Only gift my dad ever requested from me!
  • What I made
    Made a mess.
  • pictoral decoupage
    I love old photos so I bought an old wooden chair at a flea market then found lots of old photos from my community. I then decoupaged the chair with the photos which gave an historic pictoral journey about our community. Since, I have done mirrors, jewelry boxes and old school desks with family pics as the theme.
  • What I made
    A Birdhouse.
  • Counted Cross Stitch
    It all started in 1976 making my nephew a baby gift and I have been stitching ever since.
  • Home Made
    Xmas Cookies
  • Handmade
    My mother still uses the napkin holder I made in shop class in 1974.
  • Made it myself
    I made a shirt for my brother while in high school. It was black with print patch pockets and cuffs. I've never sewn since....but my brother (good brother that he was) actually wore it! The pockets were just a little crooked...
  • Home made...
    Lasagna
  • Indiana Artisan Giveaway
    When I was younger I made a mug from scratch for my parents. Much to my horror the way we fired them and the procedure that followed, my parents could not drink out of it. I was so sad and disapointed!!
  • Made by Hand
    A sundress made from a pattern that I made from an existing sundress.
  • Homemade
    Pizza from scratch!
  • Handmade
    My Scouts and I made rope! Fun.
  • Big Dime
    One of my proudest things was a big alumium dime in shop class (so many years ago)
  • I make beer
    I love to cook, and have a few food recipes that are sort of my own creations, but my best efforts have been with craft brewing or "home" brewing beer. The equipment is not too expensive...5 gallon stainless pot, two glass fermenters, rubber stoppers and glass tubing to allow the fermentation to work, thermometer, a few other items, and yeast, grains, extracts, malts. The results have been, for the most part, terrific. My best home brew effort was either a German Wheat, or a Cherry Stout, where I used a gallon of Wisconsin Cherry Juice. Made a very good imitation of a Doppelbock as well. Great fun, and reviews from friends and other homebrewers have been very positive.
  • something I made
    the infamous macaroni covered cigar box for a Mother's Day present
  • Marshmallow treats
    My own marshmallow and fruit parfaits
  • Paintings...
    Amber and I are in the middle of painting 4 canvasses to decorate a very empty wall in my house.
  • handmade by...
    me! Dinner most every night for the past 20 years...
  • handmade costumes
    I make Halloween costumes for my daughter every year. Poor kid is the only one with a home made costume in her class. (sometimes it's awesome, sometimes it's sad). Years past: A bat, Cinderella, A cowgirl (awesomest one yet), a dinosaur, Harry Potter, little red riding hood...
  • Pot holders
    I made pot holders with my favorite girls, Valerie and Tori!!!
  • Love to make things
    I love to bake, paint, scrapbook and craft. I just wish I had more time to do it all!
  • Crafty things
    I have made a lot of things from clothes to jewelry to home decor items. I'm probably most proud of the Christmas Stockings I made for my boys.
  • Budding Artist
    Two years ago I started taking classes here and there at the Indianapolis Art Center. I have hung two of my paintings in my home!
  • Digging dirt
    I went to college because I flunked cutting and pasting in first grade. I do, however, have a lovely garden that is "made by hand."
  • Banana Bread
    It's the best in all the land.
  • what I make
    I have done some pottery in the past and really enjoyed it.
  • homemade
    Every spring, I can't wait to pick strawberries and make jam. Some plain, some with little surprises like herbs, orange zest, or a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar. It gives me a smile when getting out of bed on those dreary winter mornings!
  • Made by hand
    A crocheted blanket as a present for my aunt and uncle.
  • Woodworking
    Have done a variety of woodworking (when time allows!) over the years.
  • Made by Hand
    I made my own dress for my senior prom in high school (about a zillion years ago). It turned out fine but I've given up such efforts in favor of my day job.
  • Not Creative
    But like to made homemade items from creative people!
  • Photgraphy
    I've been an amateur photographer for years and still love working in a darkroom.
  • Gourmet chocolate chip cookies
    I make these cookiew with 70% cacao disks (Jacque Torres preferred), a special blend of cake flour and bread flour, and add sea salt on top. The are a little crunchy around the outside and chewy on the inside. Yum!
  • Don't let me sew
    I made a skirt in 8th grade home ec and had to take the hem out three times because it was crooked. Ended up with a C+
  • I try and make things by hand
    I am in awe of those that can make things by hand because I cannot... I did try a Martha Stewart craft from a magazine once... but it was a disaster.
  • Craft
    Last craft I made was a "Healthy Food for Sale" sign my kids needed for their stand during Spring Break. They actually sold a few!!
  • Pumped for the Artisan Marketplace!
    The coolest thing we've recently made by hand has been the custom compost bin that now sits on the corner of our property. Old wooden pallets and the proper hardware make for a great way to turn your organic trash into fertilizer! Once you try it, you'll never go back to throwing all of that away!
  • playing in the mud
    last thing I made was some pottery in high school...oh how I loved playing in the mud
  • dabbler
    I've been blessed with an artistic temperment but no talent. I've made lots of stuff - clothes, quilts, etc. but nothing great. BUT most of the stuff you buy isn't made very well, either so I don't feel too bad about it :)
  • crafty
    Last craft was a pinecone turkey for Thanksgiving
  • Crafts
    I make jewelry and all natural soap. I also knit and sew. My husband does wood crafts on lathe and scroll saw.
  • glaze helps
    Nearly 50 years ago in art class I made a clay frog on a log. Still have it - the glaze looks great even if the frog is not recognizable..
  • wine tags
    One of my more creative items was creating unique wine tags out of beads and basic wire, along with needle nose pliers. :)
  • Indiana Artisan Marketplace
    I made over 70 roses out of baby socks for my daughter-in-law's baby shower. They were table decorations and a momento of the event for guests! I took a lot of time to coordinate them with silk flowers and ribbons and shipped them to FL so they would be there when I arrived. They were a hit!
  • Quilter Bee
    I have been quilting for 18 years! I took one clas and was immediately addicted.I love it and can't find enough time- as I work full time. I do the best I can and love to make quilts for family and friends! I am starting to do some custom work and hope to eventually pursue this more!
  • artist of many trades
    I dabble in several artistic categories. I have recently taken up sewing, I am a photographer, I like to make pottery and glass bowls and I also like to cook.
  • Cookies
    My gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • Hand Made
    I cook, which sometimes turns out to be hand made.
  • What I Made
    I made breakfast today.......does this count?
  • Made by hand
    Award winning cherry marmalade.
  • Cool Pin
    It's fun to take old jewelry and make new pieces out of it. I've made some great pins this way!
  • Made by hand
    I enjoy all kinds of crafts, I make things out of corks from wine, I do stained glass, and I love trying new experiments...
  • Handmade
    One year I handmade all of my Christmas gifts.
  • by hand
    I've made meatballs by hand!!
  • Handmade
    Notecards and birthday cards.
  • Sock Animals
    My love is making sock animals for friends and family. These are not the typical sock monkeys! They are coral reefs with fish, snails and little blue crabs; kittys, and Guinea pigs, crazy birds and Rootin-Tootin Froggies. Monsters, dogs, mice and hamsters. Coming up with new ideas is a delightful challenge, which I enjoy sharing.

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