Supporting Lewiston-Auburn's independent artisans and craftspeople and encouraging a vibrant D.I.Y. culture through events, education, and networking.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tomorrow's the big day!

Please stop by the Lewiston Public Library tomorrow, November 24th, for Crafts in the Stacks. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Callahan Hall, and features 25 different artisans selling their creations. It's a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting local craftspeople on Small Business Saturday! While you are with us, grab some refreshments and sit & chat a while; Forage Market will be with us all day, serving up sandwiches, cookies and drinks.

Wondering where to park for this event? Please follow this link to the Lewiston Public Library's website for some helpful information on that front. (Parking is a challenge in downtown Lewiston, but it is not impossible!)

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Prizes from our sponsors!

We are thrilled to announce that will be raffling off several prizes at the upcoming Crafts in the Stacks show. In addition to raffles at individual tables, and the fab goody bags we will award as door prizes, attendees will have the opportunity to win: We are so thankful for the support of our generous sponsors! Please pay it forward by spreading the word and patronizing these great local businesses.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crafts in the Stacks!

Our posters will be appearing on local storefronts, windows & bulletin boards this week!

Avoid the masses on Black Friday: come shop on our "Green Saturday"! We will offer local wares from many Lewiston area crafters and artisans, edible goodies from Forage Market and a fun & festive atmosphere.

November 24, 2012
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Callahan Hall at the
200 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME

++ This event is being generously sponsored by Forage Market, Baxter Brewing Company and DaVinci's Eatery. We appreciate their support! ++

Our participants include:

Big Little Dog Designs: hand-beaded jewelry

Bonita K's Photography: photo prints, cards, bookmarks & calendars

Caustic Culture & Momster Creations: upcycled clothing & accessories / vintage inspired baby items

Cherry Belle Designs: decorated cardigan sweaters, oil cloth accessories

D&R Miniature Creations: dollhouses and dollhouse furniture

Ella's Chocolates: gourmet chocolates

Flat Out Tees: funny tees!

Heather Marie's Hair Accessories

Hometown History Works: greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, home portraits

Maggie's Farm: fine woodworking

Mama's Mittens: wool/flannel mittens

Mary's Fairies: fairies, fairy terrariums, wands & powersticks

Oak Street Pottery: pottery, hand painted postcards

Orchard House Woodworking: wood furniture & d├ęcor

Pat Saucier & Corey Laflamme: collapsible baskets and catch-alls; knit items; "MagNeato" pins; and more

Pinkie's CocoBee balm: lip balms

Pitter Patter Tutus: dress-up items -- tutus, crowns, fairy wings, and more

Punk Rock Pigtails: girls/toddler clothing, women's aprons, tunics, skirts

Quiet City: mixed media and collage paper goods, original artwork, ornaments

Second Story Soapworks: handmade soaps and body care products

Smart Alex Jams: gourmet jams & jellies

Ventricles Apart Crafts: heart-inspired jewelry; Victorian clothing ornaments; grab bags

Monday, August 27, 2012

Seeking artisans for "Crafts in the Stacks" event

Crafts in the Stacks
A "Green Saturday" event featuring local crafters, artisans, live music, and fun!
November 24, 2012 ~ 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library
200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME

Avoid the masses on Black Friday, and come shop on our Green Saturday! "Crafts in the Stacks" will feature local wares from many Lewiston area crafters and artists as well as live music by local musicians to enjoy while you shop.

INTERESTED CRAFTERS, please download an application and mail it with your application fee to Neighborhood Handmade, PO Box 8194, Lewiston ME 04240. Paper copies can be picked up at Forage Market on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

Follow this link to download the application form (PDF) for our Crafts in the Stacks show:
Crafts in the Stacks application form (PDF)

Please contact us at with any questions. Thanks for your interest, and please spread the word!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Introducing "Neighborhood Handmade"!

We are a newly-formed collaborative, based in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine. Our goal is to support our community's independent artisans and craftspeople by organizing and promoting events in which they can market their work to the public, as well as offering networking and educational opportunities when possible. We want to foster an enjoyable, thriving D.I.Y. scene, and an overall culture of appreciation for locally produced, high quality handmade goods. 

We are very excited to be planning our very first event, "Crafts in the Stacks," to be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2012 in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library. Stay tuned for more information!