Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's HOT: Handmade in Kansas City!

With so many talented makers in Handmade in Kansas City, staying up to date on all the newest stuff is daunting!  Luckily, I did a little catching up with some of our members.  Here is what a few of us are working on....

While you can find Jennifer's adorable friends, hoop art and pillows all year long, these Yetis have not been available since last Christmas!  Get them before they are gone again!!

Larissa has hand-painted these unique cuff links.  Each cuff link is painted on the back of a recycled Scrabble tile on silver plated fixtures.  They are durable and are a classy and simple way to add a little character for any occasion.

Carla is working on creating new art with her collection of vintage jewelry.  In addition to teacup gardens, she also is now selling these amazing pieces in frames.  They are perfect for the person who appreciates the beauty of antique items, but isn't into wearing jewelry.

Jennifer is hard at work filling inventory for fall events.   She is sewing doll diaper bag sets right now.

Kelly has been working on custom orders!  She just finished a mermaid tail blanket and is now focusing on a custom squeeze-me baby doll. She is looking forward to creating some new sock animals (like the sock lion pictured below)  and a fall candy corn amigurumi.  The BIGGEST news is that she has a new website,

Melanie's time has been mostly dedicated to creating dog beds and aprons for Kansas City Pet Projects.  She does have this Falling  Leaf 6" hoop inspired by a Sycamore tree available in her shop right now.

Carolyn and Kristi have been drilling, hammering and cutting to make the most amazing jewelry from musical instruments and other items, like this gorgeous necklace from a cymbal!

Tania has made these incredible necklaces from mint condition antique perfume buttons!  You can read the full story in the listing.

I have also been working on custom orders!  Big projects have been making sweatshirts that open on the chest and arms for dialysis, pjs that close in the back for kids with nighttime bathroom challenges, and redesigning a mother's wedding dress for her daughter.   My newest items for the shop have been clothes made from vintage fabric and trims.  The Layers of Lace skirts were just finished last week and will be up for sale soon.

Be sure to visit our member directory for links to more Handmade in Kansas City members! 

this post was written by Laura (Handmade by Lolo Z)


  1. Awesome post! Thank you so much for including the news about my new site and the custom orders I have been busy on! ♥ You guys are the best handmade group ever! ☺

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