Author Archives: Becky H.
There’s pretty much nothing I’m more in support of than cultivating the abilities of young crafters!
Finding something creative that you love and developing a process as a maker is important for young people. It can encourage entrepreneurial spirit!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab is hosting a Teen Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, April 5th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the museum. They want to showcase the unique and creative talents of teens in our community. The Pop-Up Shop will feature handmade items by teens such as jewelry, t-shirts, bags, art, buttons, screen prints – anything creative.
They want you, crafty Denver teens! It’s free to apply – First come first serve basis.
Hit this link to grab their application and encourage the young creative people in your life be a part of a budding teen community of crafters & makers!
Spring market season is starting, Ninjas!
And I, for one, am so excited to share these markets with you! If you are a crafter, artisan, DIYer – these events are for you!
If you’ve been wanting to dive into selling your wares at a market…now’s the time to give it a whirl.
And if you’re just a fervent supporter of handmade, update your calendar so you can shop these amazing events!
Here are a few that should jump start your market game plan:
With the deadline for Firefly just days away, it’s time for you to get your application in pronto!
Here’s a link to the application! The market takes place in Boulder on April 26th & 27th with a jury fee of $15.
All the details are on the page so read up and hustle your buns!
Our friends at Horseshoe just updated their website and hooboy is it awesome!
I’m extra excited about their all new application page! Here’s the link for you vendors eager to grab a spot in this super fun market!
The spring market is in their usual spot in the Highlands on May 10th!
This new market looks pretty amazing! With a focus on regional artists and makers, and portions of booth sales going to a community partner, this is an exciting new event for vendors! And it’s at the Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall – great foot traffic and lots of fun things to do downtown after you’re done shopping! May 24th and 25th!
Booths are a touch pricey, but the exposure might be just what your crafty/artsy business needs!
Here’s a link to their application page – deadline is in April…so, you’ve got some time.
And this is just the start!
There’s more good stuff coming AND you can count on a market happening at Share Denver this spring as well!
So, start making your market plan of attack!
Denver Craft Ninjas has changed. It’s not that I wanted it to change. It wasn’t planned. But sometimes you want to believe you can do it all. That’s what I’ve been trying to do since Share Denver opened.
Owning a business, having a business partner – it’s a lot. A lot more concerns, worry and struggle than just a monthly craft group meet up. It’s hard. Sometimes your dreams come true and then you have to come to terms with what that really means.
It means work and making it work. It means letting go of things you loved to put your intention and focus into something bigger and scarier and more awesome.
Denver Craft Ninjas is still alive! We’re still doing our monthly events…except now, it’s at Share Denver.
Three Kings is and was awesome, but it was the basement of a bar. And schlepping materials and supplies was hard work for a team of one. Now, everything is in one place. One sunny, fun, inspiring place!
Take some time to visit us at Share Denver and learn about all the cool workshops that are happening there.
I’ve been considering updating this blog and determining what I wanted next for this space on the internet where great crafty things have happened.
Denver Craft Ninjas will continue to offer our monthly get-togethers. We’ll still swill mimosas, talk garbage, and get glue and glitter on our faces, but this blog is going to be so much more than that.
Denver is such an inspiring place! There’s so much going on with our friends, our community, and I want this spot to be a place where you can learn about it all.
I’ll be updating with craft projects, cool events around Denver, markets & fairs, and notable people in the community that make Denver’s creative community one of the best in the world!
Stay tuned for what is to come and feel free to contact me if you’d like to get involved, share ideas, or get crafty with us!
Denver Craft Ninjas – Ninja-in-Chief