Mother’s Day Mayhem
Over the recent Mother’s Day weekend I had the pleasure of attending Mother’s Day Mayhem – a fantastic event hosted by Growing Paynes.
Growing Paynes is one of several local, small-scale farms in my community, and happens to be my favorite for “u-pick” strawberries. They offer seasonal produce, including strawberries, tomatoes, okra, pumpkins, gourds and more! Not long ago, they also started hosting events on their property. This last Saturday was one of the best events yet, Mother’s Day Mayhem!
The event included many vendors with a wide range of handmade items – which is always my favorite thing to check out at these events. They also had face painting, photography, fresh baked goods, farm fresh eggs and food trucks! All of this and more on a lovely country acreage surrounded by open spaces and rolling hills. I had such a fun time!
The absolute BEST part of touring the vendors was checking out the businesses with children running the show! Seeing the next generation of handmade artists and craftsmen learning to present their new skills and tailor their marketing approach with hands-on experience was so impressive! One young lady had created several charms and small scale fidget items. She presented them on a tiered dessert tower, which looked fantastic.Another impressive young lady, with Avah Designs, had a booth offering a wide range of handmade jewelry and keychain accessories. She produces items with her mom making this a truly family operation. It’s always a joy to support young entrepreneurs.
While there were many wonderful vendors and a few selling quality commercially made items, I want to show some love to those pouring their heart and skills into handmade items. Below are my TOP 5 favorite vendors from this event!
Christy’s TOP 5
Fiber artist focusing on macramé.
Variety of handmade crochet items.
Handcrafted quality soaps.
You can also find MoistYour at the Wildhorse Gardens and Market in Mustang, Oklahoma during their summer market hours. Check out their page on Facebook for more information.
Welcome wreaths and pillows to customize your space.
Variety of crafts, including beaded loom bracelets.
Be sure to like and follow Growing Paynes on Facebook to see announcements on “U-Pick” strawberry and pumpkin dates, fresh egg pickups, and what is happening in the garden.
Mark Your Calendars! Growing Paynes next event is Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
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