Archives for the month of: November, 2012

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article, Hover Craft fair revolves around Wisconsin,

Crafts orbit the Badger State

There’s a quality that sets Hover Craft apart when it comes to holiday season craft fairs: Its absolute commitment to Milwaukee.

Hover Craft is dedicated to mining the treasurers that exist right here in a deep way. More than that, the organizers, Alyssa Schulte, Cortney Heimerl, Ashley Chapman and Vanessa Andrew, actively cajole creative people in to creating things for the fair.

How about cutting boards in the shape of Wisconsin made by a trained luthier (guitar maker)? How about a winter Hover Craft hat in Packers green and gold commissioned by Wisconsin Knitwear? Or what about the painted plates of Tina Shinabeck, the collections manager at the Milwaukee Art Museum?

The fair promises affordable, handmade gifts and a great alternative to the mall. Hover Craft happens from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sweet Water Organics, 2151 S Robinson Ave. Admission is $2.

– Mary Louise Schumacher


Just finished a new bookcase for my friend Naomi. Some of the bookcases I’ll have at Hover Craft will be about this size. The headboard is Ash, the top two shelves are Douglas Fir, bottom shelf is Pine and the support beams are Cedar. Good for records, books and all your knick-knacks

We’ve received a lot of questions and order requests regarding the Wisconsin cutting boards. Thanks, everyone! Hopefully this post will help to answer questions. If not, please shoot us an e-mail at

For those of you who live in the Milwaukee area, we would really love to see you at Hover Craft Saturday, December 1st at Sweet Water Organics. We will have plenty of cutting boards (as well as earrings, picture frames and bookshelves) for you. Plus, there will be tons of other local crafters and artists to check out and support.

Wisconsin Cutting Board Prices

12″ – $48 (includes WI sales tax)

16″ – $64 (includes WI sales tax)

For those unable to attend Hover Craft and/or those interested in ordering three or more cutting boards, please e-mail In the e-mail please include your name, phone number, quantity and size(s) of cutting boards desired, and the date that you would like the cutting boards by. From there we will figure out payment and delivery options. Thanks again! AB & KK


Earrings in the mix

Working on our first few sets of earrings!