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Crafters Cove at MSF offers abundance of treasures

MADISON – Crafters Cove at Madison Street Festival on Oct. 6 will feature the area’s best in original designs.

Crafters Cove will have 60 vendors this year. “Twenty-five are returning vendors, and 35 are new vendors. This year is first time that new vendors outnumber returning vendors,” Crafters Cove Chairperson Brenda Parker said.

Parker has volunteered with the Madison Street Festival Committee for about 20 years with entertainment and crafts. “I always look forward to seeing what these crafters bring each year. They inspire me with their hard work and originality,” Parker said.

Crafters Cove’s location is the corner of Church and Maple streets. “Make Crafters Cove your shopping destination, and enjoy a snack from our food vendor while you browse,” Parker said.

Woodcrafters/woodworkers include ET-1 Enterprises; Carpenter Carpentry; John ‘Twigs’ Neely; T & S Woodworks; R T Custom Woodcraft; Woodmont Woodwork and Design; and H & H Woodcraft Designs. These artisans make handmade pens, wine bottle stoppers, corn hole games and wooden kitchen utensils, along with one-of-a-kind twig-and-bent-willow furniture.

Shawn Doughty from Athens with Who, What, Where Art will bring his beautiful, unique paintings and drawings. Doughty creates hand-drawn collages of Southeastern states and cities that he sells as signed prints.

For eye-catching wreaths for all seasons, visit Dixie Wreaths; Madison Wreath Makers Live; and Handmade by Karan.   

Holtz Leather and The Grey Button will sell hand-sewn leather goods, such as wallets, passport holders, purses and journals. Students with special needs from Merrimack Performing Arts Center will sell glazed and fired pottery.

Jewelry vendors include The Kendry Collection; ArtCircuit; Dora Heisey Jewelry; Design Your Own Jewelry; The Lost Button; Heart and Wire; Ella’s Enchantments; and Le Petit Bijou. They will offer Bohemian wrap bracelets; ‘nerdy’ jewelry; highest quality beads and metals; button jewelry and button art on canvas; and handmade bead jewelry.

Peaceful Living Farm, “Playing with Fire” Candles, Hershell’s Soap Company, Wild About Herbs, Dan CarLee Market and Rustic Creations will feature handcrafted soaps, candles, bath bombs, goat’s milk soaps and doggy soaps.

“If you’re looking for that special gift for your very own princess, look no further than Pumpkin Patch; Luna Bella; Barbara Hilliard; Ears and There; and Honey Pot Treasures,” Parker said. “Shoppers can choose from ribbon shakers, hair bows, tutus, handmade ears, shirts and ornaments.”

For home decor creations, visit Piney Creek Wooden Flowers; SheShe Creations; Mother Daughter Crafts; Olive Tree Antiques and Interiors; aDOORable Home Accents; Ceramixology; Gourd Girls; and Toodlebugs. Personalized ceramics, hand-painted gourds, original paintings, pillows, industrial pipe lamps and up-cycled furniture and accessories are a small sampling.

One-of-a-kind handmade clothing for women, children and infants can be found at Abigail’s Klozet; Bags, Bows and Doll Clothes; Nana’s Handmade; Sew Original by Carol; Doris Evitts; Wren Riley Designs; The Rookery; G Noelle Yoder; Rudy and Me Too; Stitching Square; and Direnda Jarrell. Their wares will include blankets, bag charms, dresses, hooded towels, bibs and headbands from 100-percent cotton T-shirts.

Sewing to the Dogs; Creations by Ashley B; Southern Seven Designs; Southern Gypsy Rose; I Sew Mean; Cosmic Creations, and Alabama PEO – Chapter Z will offer comic book art on tin canvas, bookmarks, key fobs, ‘stuffies,’ epoxy tumblers, dream catchers, clothes, accessories for dogs and cats, handmade greeting cards, embroidered tea towels and can airplanes.

“Buying from these local folks is the best possible way to shop local,” Parker said. “Of course, all will accept cash and most, if not all, will accept debit and credit cards.”

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