Monday, June 4, 2012

Ric Rac Pictures

We were so lucky to have Gabler Photography shoot at Ric Rac Roundup. Check out the fun pictures here! Thanks to everyone who came to the Ric Rac Roundup, we had a blast!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup in two days!

Only two days until the Ric Rac Roundup! See you on Sunday!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup on Fox four news

Check out the Ric Rac segment on the news this morning!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Folded Pigs!

Foldedpigs dinnerware is now available in a couple of new colors: Goldenrod yellow and Olive green!  The new colors look pretty rad paired with the oldies but goodies: Black, Blue, & Ghostie grey.  Also foldedpigs will be debuting a new design in the "Bone Appetit" series: a spinal column.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love is Rising

hi nice to meet you. I'm Rachel. A busy stay at home mom of two. i love all things vintage. somehow i wish i could go back and live in the 20's or 30's for a bit. Agatha Christie is my favorite author. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is also close to my heart. I love a good homemade sweet tea or lemonade on a hot summer day like today. Hope you enjoy LOVE IS RISING and can't wait to meet you at RicRac. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

5 Berry Oak

Eat this! I bake with high-quality and organic ingredients. I put lots of careful work into each and every tasty bite in my humble kitchen.  I grew up in the restaurant industry and am classically trained in patisserie. For now, I work by day and bake by night hoping to someday have a little place of my own.  I want to bring joy and scrumptious deliciousness to all those around me.  Stop on by a grab a delightful something for you & your someone! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Oddly Correct Coffee

Oddly Correct: We are a trio of monkeys on Main St., roasting, pouring, pulling, bagging & tasting coffee.  We long to freak out your coffee experience in such a way that one transcends the way one thinks about how coffee can taste.  Black coffees via pour over brew method, espressos & americanos, whole-bean coffees, select scones, and fine chocolate bars are what we offer on a daily basis.  Come and see & taste & be.  

Midtown located, quality-oriented, coffee impassioned, art inclined, espresso wired.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry has been a long time Ric Rac Roundup (and bon bon atelier!) supporter. What would we do without her??

Jeanee is the mastermind behind Dirty Laundry cupcake bath fizzies. 

Cupcake bath fizzies are bath bombs handmade in realistic mini cupcakes for your bath or foot soak. 

Each year Jeanee brings something new to Ric Rac. This year she has a list of new scents:
• pink pepperberry - the scent of 2012
• honey bee
• green tea lavender
• black raspberry vanilla
• cranberry apple marmalade

In addition, Jeanee will be debuting her new shea mini meringue hand soap! 

You'll surely to be able to find a confectionery bath product to make you, or someone else sweet!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Tag Team Tompkins

We are so excited to welcome Tag Team Tompkins to the Ric Rac Roundup family! You are going to love their work...

Take two book lovers, season them with graphic design careers and a strong desire to travel.  Stir up these ingredients and you have Tag Team Tompkins, a mother/daughter team creating art that honors literary wit and wisdom.  

We collaborate on mixed media projects such as our hand lettered  and cut paper original work.  We then translate our favorite pieces into letterpress art prints - printed by Bob Atkins, owner of Skylab Letterpress.  

Our frequent travels to Japan let us find new tools and materials, and lend us surprising perspectives on our art.  Those long plane trips ensure plenty of time to read and imagine new work.

We're very happy to be first-time participants at Ric Rac Roundup - seeing old friends and making new ones.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Decoylab

We love having Decoylab in the show, and this year she's bringing a friend!

Decoylab is back again this year at Ric Rac joined by a good friend Erin Miller Arnold . We'll be offering unique modern home goods and accessories all hand crafted and made here in town. Specially discounted prices on ALL Decoylab products from 20% off!! Come see us and say hello!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ric Rac: Judy Boyer Finnegan

Judy has been in Ric Rac since the very first show, she is a RRR alumni! Originally she just did ceramics, but recently she's been working with linoleum prints. This year will be a nice variety of both.

"I have my tea bag dishes this year and my incense burners again. I will have some wheel thrown items as well this year, tumblers, bowls, etc.. New glazes include a bright Sunset Red and Sea Spray. Linoleum prints: portraits, chickens, cats and dogs."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Benandi

Can't wait to see you at the roundup, Benandi!

Hey Ric Rac Roundupers this is Sandi aka Benandi (oh boy, excuse that that rhymed) and I couldn't be more excited to see you this year at the Summer Ric Rac Roundup. It's going to be amazing! There are so many talented handmade artists that you'll be wowed! In years past I have offered a variety of plush critters and I will still have a handful available. But this year I'm super excited to announce that I've ventured into jewelry and accessories (magnets, brooches, pendants, etc.)  and are cutting my designs via laser. I'll also be offering up a a handful of my illustrative prints and stickers. I hope to see you there and make sure to come by and say hello!  I'd love to meet you. :) xo sandi 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Seek Design

Welcome to another year of the roundup, Seek Designs!

 I have been eager and anticipating Ric Rac Roundup summer 2012! Lost & Found Jewelry has some new lasercut creations in bamboo that are unique for the Kansas City community including new scallop-shaped 816 patterned button earrings! I am also looking forward to this summer's ric rac roundup being a great success with less heat!! Thank you to Bon Bon Atelier for all the previous successful Roundups, and I personally think they just keep getting better and better!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Craftboy Workshop

Another repeat Ric Rac Rounduper: Craftboy Workshop...

 The Craftboy Workshop will be returning to the Ric Rac Roundup with more bookish stuff -- letterpress-printed notecards and lots of hand-bound journals. Chuck Harper (The Craftboy) likes working with vintage and recycled materials such as Readers Digest Condensed Book journals featuring a Secret Belgian binding or thrift-store leather jackets turned into Moleskine-like notebooks.

Monday, May 7, 2012

ric rac roundup: 40threads

We are excited to welcome back 40threads to Ric Rac! Besides great handmade plush, artist

 Alisa Ross will be bringing along some new products from husband and artist "Scribe". We have lots of awesome gift ideas, specialty items and those one of a kind pieces you can't buy anywhere else.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Owl and Mouse Textile Designs

Owl and Mouse is back at Ric Rac! I don't know where I would be without them..they were one of my biggest Christmas present suppliers last year! If you are looking for presents, definitely stop by their booth!

Owl + Mouse Textile Designs is excited to have all new scarves, shirts + baby items at Ric Rac this year! As always, our items are hand-designed, dyed, printed, + on organic fabric!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: Ampersand Design Studio

Ampersand Design Studio is another newbie to the Ric Rac Roundup. We've loved their work for years, so we are super excited that they are joining us!

Carrie Kiefer & Morgan Georgie are long-time colleagues and friends and the owners of Ampersand Design Studio: the blog, store and award-winning surface pattern and graphic design duo. Their shared design aesthetic—fresh, innovative, and energized by shots of surprising color—infuses everything they do.

Carrie & Morgan's mission is always to create looks and lives that are creative, harmonious and happy. " This is our first year to join the amazing line-up at Ric Rac and we couldn't be more excited!! We'll be selling melamine platters and art prints for kiddos and adults, and we'll have plenty of our popular screen-printed neon ampersand prints!! Stop by and say hi :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup: For Strange Women

We are excited to welcome For Strange Women to the Ric Rac Roundup for their first year!

I will be at Ric Rac with my natural perfume line, For Strange Women. I hope not to scare away the boys because I also have a unisex cologne line. I am delighted to be participating in the Roundup for the first time, alongside many of my favorite local artisans, including Scarlett Garnet (the only jewelry I wear) and the printer of my letterpress packaging, Two Tone Press.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ric Rac: Sara Cramer

We asked the vendors of this year's Ric Rac to let us in on what they are working on for this summer. As the month goes by you'll get sneak peeks of what is to come at the fair!

Sara Cramer’s handmade jewelry collection uses square glass beads, putting a modern twist on a traditional fiber process. For the Ric Rac Roundup craft fair, Sara focuses on creating bright color combinations for summer, while putting an emphasis on bold, elegant, and classy styles.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ric Rac Roundup in 38 days!

Hey everyone, are your calendars marked and your plans made? They better be, because the Ric Rac Roundup is in a mere 38 days! We are so excited to have 27 amazing vendors! (see the full list on the official RRR website) Also this year we will have craft demo booths, so you can try your hand at a new hobby, and we are proud to have a quilt show in the store featuring the amazing work of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

During the next month we will be giving you sneek peaks from our vendors, so be sure to check back. Oh, and don't forget to go to our Facebook page and RSVP!