Midwest Handmade
 

was started as hobby to help other online artisans be seen for free by Christy Arneson March 18th 2018. The idea hinged on creating content that could easily be shared and seen throughout the community. Thus began the Facebook page and it quickly took off with over 4450 likes at the end of it's second year.

Other artisans that had worked with her at other shows she had helped arrange or sell at asked her to host some larger events. This began the two day state Artisan Fairs and one day Artisan Pop Ups. Midwest Handmade's shows are always indoors, and only handmade.

Christy is always looking for more ways to help her fellow artisans, either with the free shop features, or keeping her other services affordable such as hosting giveaways, product photography and more

Christy's family and friends were hesitant at first to have her add another thing to her plate, but quickly hopped on board after seeing the passion she had for it.

Ryan her husband helps with tech support and finance. Pickles her mother helps with  signage, PR, and more. Sam her best friend is a runner at the big shows helping our artisans with booth watching, grabbing glasses of water for them and more.

Christy's children ages 16, 13, and 11 also help at the shows when they can helping with the children's games which help fund some of Midwest Handmade. 

Find out more about our team here.

Holding Hands

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VIKAS CREATIONS

Handmade Pacifier Clip, Teething Ring & Hair Accessories from Harrisburg, SD

https://www.etsy.com/shop/vikascreationsshop

https://www.facebook.com/vikascreationsshop/

ALL ABOUT THAT HAIR BOW

Handmade Hair Accessories and Jewelry from Rochester, MN

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllAboutThatHairbow

https://www.facebook.com/allaboutthathairbow

TJ'S TROVE

Handmade Jewelry and accessories from Madison, SD

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TJsTrove

https://www.facebook.com/tjstrove/

SNOWY RIVER POTTERY Handmade pottery from Dundee, IA

https://www.facebook.com/snowypottery/

at Iowa Makers:

201 Spring Street 
Dundee, Iowa 52038

IOWA MAKERS

A handmade specialty gift shop from Dundee, IA

https://www.facebook.com/IowaMakers/

at Iowa Makers:

201 Spring Street 
Dundee, Iowa 52038

 

SMITH COUNTRY

Handmade crochet, jewelry, and patterns from La Crosse, WI

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSmithCountry

https://www.facebook.com/TheSmithCountry/

We are so excited to introduce you the new regions of Midwest Handmade:

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@PacificNWHandmade

Serving the states of: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii

@RockyMountainHandmade

Serving the states of: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.

@SouthWesthandmade

Serving the states of: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.

@MidwestHandmade

Serving the states of: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio

@SouthEastHandmade

Serving the states of: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

@NorthEastHandmadeRegion

Serving the states of: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC.

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