Thursday, November 18, 2010

bon bon atelier

Of course bon bon atelier will be there too! After all, we put the Ric Rac on so of course we will have a booth! We are planning to bring all sorts of goodies like oilcloth lunchbags, our ever popular coasters, fabric scraps for your holiday projects and our sewing class lists..because a sewing class is officially the best gift you can give this year!


Emetalworks is all about the statement jewelry. Chunky enameled cuffs, large pendant necklace, crazy dangly earrings. The best part about this jewelry is that you can let it make the outfit. Each piece is an eye catcher, and I'm excited to see the new line of beaded jewelery that is going to make it's debut at Ric Rac!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Early Jewelry

Early Jewelry is one of Ric Rac's most popular vendors. People flock to wear the simple, rustic and elegant jewelry. A necklace from Early Jewelry will be the perfect gift for your best friend, or sister.

Craftboy Workshop

My number one go-to holiday gift? Handmade Journals! Everyone likes them and everyone wants one. Especially when they are as beautifully done as Craftboy Workshop journals!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Betsy Lemon

I have it on good authority that Betsy Lemon, weaver extraordinaire, has been knitting up a storm making adorable hats for the winter.  I need to replace my winter hat so I will be making a beeline for her table.

Samantha Kuykendall

This is a time for a statement necklace. A boisterous piece that provides a focal point for an outfit. For my money no one does the floral statement necklace like Samantha Kuykendall. She makes huge flowers out of different materials giving the necklaces texture and depth which you won't find anywhere else. Perfect for all of those holiday parties!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Handmade by Sodapop

Where you find Dirty Laundry you almost always also find Handmade by Sodapop. They are hand in hand in cuteness, but where Dirty Laundry is brightening up the bathroom, Handmade by Sodapop is accessorizing you with headbands, jewelry and pop bright bags.

Dirty Laundry

We love Jeanee and her Dirty Laundry bath fizzies. They are so cute and the smell so good and I'm pretty sure they are the best stocking stuffers you will find anywhere!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Alisa Ross

I could do a whole song and dance about how fabulous Alisa's work is, but I know there is no need. Because I know that you are barely reading this because you are so entranced with the cuteness below. Can I just say though..wait until you see her whole booth, it's awesome.

Oddly Correct Coffee

Now this is a perfect gift because what gift keeps on giving better than caffeine? Not to mention locally roasted and packaged coffee. That happens to be delicious. And they have coffee home delivery! I think that is super cool. In fact I think everything about Oddly Correct is really cool!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Folded Pigs

Well, if you are looking for a gift for your boyfriend/husband/etc. I just don't think you can go wrong with a mug or plate saying that you love him more than zombies love brains. It might seem like a weird thing to say, but it really is a sweet sentiment.


I've had a request for men's gifts from our vendors and I was please to tell them that yes, you can find a gift for that special man in your life at Ric Rac. For the next couple of days I'm going to highlight some gifts that I think are perfect for your man.

For instance, lusterbunny's octopus cuff links. In my mind all men should wear (or at least have) a shirt that needs cuff links. There is just something so Cary Grant about it. However instead of boring silver links, I think octopi are much more exciting.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Two Tone Press

Two Tone press shared a booth at the summer Ric Rac with Sike Style but now Michelle is bursting out on her own. And quite rightly so because I think I speak for all of us when I say that we want all we can get of Two Tone Press (and Sike Style) we don't want to be shortchanged!

Lindsay Ramon

Lindsay Ramon is another first-timer at Ric Rac. We love the bags she makes and although I am partial to the clutches and totes I have to say that the toddler backpack is just way too cute, I'm going to have to get it for someone. Even if they aren't a toddler.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


One of the best things about an annual craft fair is building a relationship with your favorite artist. One of our nearest and dearest is Emily Walters of Emmy-Ray Jewelry and we are always happy to have her at the fair and to see what amazing jewelry she has come up with.

Mindy Mathews-Nanos

I can't tell you how many people lately have been raving about the reusable coffee sleeves they've been seeing around town and handing me the artist's card saying "she would be perfect for Ric Rac" I know. That's why she's in Ric Rac! Mindy doesn't just do reusable coffee sleeves though, she also does fabulous ornaments and plush. I love that robot pillow.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Seek Design

No craft fair would be complete without jewelry and we have a lot of options for you. Seek Design, by Tara Tonsor is always a fan favorite. Tara makes amazing slightly rustic pieces that seem like they go with absolutely everything. Especially her earrings..

Glazed Earth

We do have a special fondness for the artists that have been with us since the beginning of Ric Rac and we are happy to say that Glazed Earth is one of them. She does the most heavenly ceramics and it's always a delight to peruse her booth. And her stuff just happens to be perfect for gifts, if you are in the market...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sike Style

Not only do we get to have Sike Style at the Holiday Ric Rac (this is their second show with us, they joined us this summer as well) but we will all be treated to the debut of the new scarf line, how cool is that? I totally want one!

Owl and Mouse Textiles

Owl and Mouse textiles will be joining Ric Rac for the first time, and we are so excited about it. I had seen their work around town and loved it. Alice Youngblood and Cristin Llewellyn met in the fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute, hit it off and have been designing, hand dyeing and printing these beautiful pieces  ever since.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Countdown begins

Yes folks, it is T-minus 10 days until the Ric Rac Roundup! We will keep you on the edge of your seat with sneak peeks of all our great vendors so check back every day from now until the 18th.