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Last weekend we sponsored Riverwest Fest, a two-day multi-venue DIY music festival in Milwaukee. The annual festival showcases local and regional music and celebrates our neighborhood and its local businesses. Some friends came up from Chicago (Scoundrel, Harps of Tartarus), some from Minneapolis (Animal Lover), and Brian Rogers even flew in from California. Check out these bands if you have a minute.

Anyway, it was an awesome weekend. The after party is tonight at Quarter’s on Center Street. The Jam of the Day Crew, which includes Dave Arnevik, is spinning records. Dave is the man. He not only plays great records, but he also designs the Riverwest Fest posters and  Baas Instruments promo materials.

That said, through February 1st, we are running a 2-for-1 guitar set-up special. $50 plus strings for 2 guitar set-ups. Get at us. Happy Holidays!



sign painted by the lovely and talented Vanessa Andrew. Check out her blog here:


Hover Craft was incredible. Thanks to all friends, family and strangers that came out and said what’s up. We met a lot of awesome vendors and shoppers. A special thanks to Sean Heiser for making a killer sign the morning of and to Sweet Water Organics and the organizers of Hover Craft for bringing it all together!!


More exciting haps:

– Updated our Bookcases and Earrings pages with photos of new goods. Check ’em out. Let us know what you think!

– Setting up at etsy page! Loading pics as we speak…or type, rather

– Since we sold out of Wisconsin cutting boards this weekend, we are making many more this week. E-mail us at to place orders

– Sponsoring a local music fest, Riverwest Fest December 21st & 22nd. Dets coming soon

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


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



We are excited to announce that we are participating in Hover Craft this year! Hover Craft is an annual buy-local event that showcases the works of Milwaukee-based makers, crafters and artists. Just in time for the holdiays, we will be selling bookcases, cutting boards, earrings and other odds ‘n ends.  Hover Craft is Saturday December 1st at Sweet Water Organics in Bayview, Wisconsin.