On the last day of January I saw a post about an upcoming Valentine’s Handmade Market in Denver. Initially, this bummed me out and I contemplated moving back to Denver, where there are always events like this going on. I only felt this way briefly, when I realized I could set one up right here in Colorado Springs and save some gas money.
The folks at Fifty Fifty Coffeehouse (though they sold the business a few days after this event), were always up for hosting events. In fact, they previously hosted a Handmade Marriage event featuring Small Room Collective, Stitch and Saw and The Long I Pie back in September of 2014. I reached out to them and after a few days of discussing details…it was on the calendar.
There are a surprising number of talented people running creative businesses in Colorado Springs and coincidentally, I ran into a few of them over the course of the weekend and all agreed to take part.
And best of all, a ton of people showed up and bought handmade goods from local businesses!
Thanks again to Fifty Fifty Coffeehouse, Ladyfingers Letterpress, Amos Leather Works, Hilary McBeard, Ragged Print and Colorado Collective for helping to make it such an awesome market. I can’t wait to do another one.