Da, ta-da, da! Handmade Market!

 So dear friends! It 'tis a rainy day and on rainy days one must pull out something lovely to brighten the gloom a bit.  So, I'm been saving this post for such a time as this ..... are you ready?  excited? Ok, good.  You should be a wee bit ;) What is it you ask????? This year The Traveling Cabinet Shoppe is going to be a part of the HandmadeMN Fall Market in Uptown, Minneapolis!

WHAT: HandmadeMN Fall Market
WHEN: October 22, 2011 10am-5pm
COST: Free and Open to the Public
WHERE: James Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
parking lot located at rear entrance to VFW, on Aldrich Avenue.
WEBSITE: http://handmademn.com

"With the growing popularity of shopping local and buying handmade, HandmadeMN offers both by bringing its team members’ online goods into the local marketplace. You will find everything from unique statement gifts to budget- friendly stocking stuffers for the upcoming gift-giving season.The show will feature two floors of hand-crafted, locally-made items including jewelry, ceramics, paper goods, toys, clothing, photography, home décor, soaps, artwork, and accessories." source
AND GUESS WHAT?!?!?! The Traveling Cabinet gets to have its very own booth!! How lovely.  We'll get to display all the new clutches, earrings, paper garlands etc, alongside so many other MN crafters! Yay Handmade!!! I am super duper excited.  And that's not even the best part.

In the spring I am going to be a part of a team of missionaries that travel to the Middle East with e3partners to minister to broken women and the proceeds of The Traveling Cabinet's sales at the HandmadeMN Fall Market will go towards raising support for the women to travel to our conference and travel expenses.  I will follow up with another post with more details about what we will be doing and how you might be able to join our support and prayer network.  I am humbled at the chance to serve women during such a difficult time of their lives.

"just another day Designs" last year's Market source

Side note, in further reference to the Fall Market: The first 25 attendees will receive gift bags with handmade items from participating vendors; in addition, a drawing will be held for two handmade gift baskets valued at over $150 each.
"Light Reading" - image of last year's Market source

I would truly love to see you there - we can chat and you can explore the booths if you fancy - I am really looking forward to it!