Shop Handmade at Bakery Square Dec. 2 & 3

Wow – we have been getting lots of visits from people checking out our posts on Small Businesses we love and Pittsburgh Cyber Monday Deals.  Be sure to take another look at the Cyber Monday Deals post – many of those shops are offering savings all week and all month long.

You have another opportunity to pick up some gifts this Friday and Saturday.  The folks who put together I Made It Market have partnered with Bakery Square to bring you a huge market this weekend.

Over 80 vendors will be at Bakery Square on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon – lots of great gifts – all handmade.

Holiday Market @ Bakery Square
December 2nd, 5 – 10 pm &
December 3rd, 11 am – 6 pm
80+ LOCAL artists (meet them here)
RSVP on Facebook

Here is a sampling of items we selected from some of the vendors who will be at the I Made It Market this weekend:

Owl & Leaves Cotton Sca…


Black Friday Cyber Mon…


Christmas Soap, Gingerb…


i love you Pittsburgh P…


Red Handmade Ceramic Mu…


Antique Post Office Doo…


Graphic Stencil Reclaim…


Pittsburgh Steelers Ski…


A Brick Wall – Zipper P…


Custom Folded Book Art …


Custom Gemstone Wrapped…


Pittsburgh Stoffbuch


Hammered Sterling Cuff …


party dress celebration…


Easy as cake earrings


Deep Fuchsia Fabric sho…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Pick Up Some Valentine’s Day Gifts Made with Love at I Made It Markets

You might be sitting at your desk right now – racking your brain for the perfect gift for that special someone.  With Valentine’s Day just 5 short days away – time is running out for a quick ship gift from Amazon.  Luckily you have 3 great ways to pick up a hand made gift or make one this weekend.

  1. I MADE IT! ORIGINAL Date: February 11 Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pmLocation: William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh – brought to you by I Made It Market and The Original Magazine
  2. I MADE IT! MINE Date: February 12Time: 12 – 5 pm Location: Glass Lofts {5491 Penn Avenue, Friendship} – brought to you by Justin and Stephen Cummings and Friendship Development Associates
  3. Make and Take Workshop at Pittsburgh Glass Center: On Friday, February 11, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, located directly across the street from the Glass Lofts, will offer 20-minute walk-in workshops for $25. Participants can make a flower, heart pendant or fused valentine. Stop by on Saturday, February 12, from 12 – 4 pm during I Made It! Market to watch classes and explore the Center’s newest exhibition “TENacity.” Visit for more information.

(via PCC : I Made It! Original & I Made It! Mine 2/11 & 2/12)

Here is a selection of items that you might find at the IMadeIt Market this weekend – I selected these from the Etsy shops of the vendors – more vendors who do not have a shop on Etsy will also be there.  Check the “Artists” tab on to see which artists will be at each market.

Our IMadeIt Mine Valentine’s Day Picks from

Valentine’s Day Egg – Ha…


Valentine’s Day Card – O…


Succulents on Cranberry Scar…


scarlet secret heart, enamel…


i heart u ladybug pouch


PS: I love you


black and hot pink wool felt…


SALE Valentines wrapped edit…


Sidney pendant


Bird Wristlet Made from Wool…


Valentine’s Day Red Hear…


Red Linen – Branch Note Card…


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More Holiday Shopping Opportunities This Weekend

Christmas is just 22 short days away! But fortunatly for you there are lots of fun places to shop this weekend – pick up some great gifts and support Pittsburgh Businesses.

Last Unblurred of 2010 – Stroll along Penn avenue for the monthly Unblurred – held the first Friday of every month – businesses and galleries stay open late for fun times.

  • The Cotton Factory is hosting another Tee-Rex Event from 6-10pm, they will have t-shirts for sale, local crafts and local beer for drinking (Click here for Facebook event).
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center kicks off their Holiday Glass sale this eve – the glass sale will be open Saturday and Sunday as well.
  • C Space Collective has their annual holiday show this evening as well – lots of local artists will be selling gifts
  • Need a gift for a coffee lover? Stop into Voluto Coffee – they are serious about coffee and can help you select the perfect beans.  The also have some other gift items available for the holidays.  (Note they close at 6pm on Friday)

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South Side Works Exposed 2010 – Music and Arts Festival

Another popular event from 2009 is back again for an even bigger event in 2010.  This weekend the South Side Works shopping area will become a street festival with music, artist market (organized by the good folks at Imadeit Market) and kids area. 3 days of fun in the streets of the south side.


July 16, 5 – 10 pm
July 17, 2 – 10 pm
July 18, 12 – 5 pm

south-side-works-exposed-2010Exposed Artist Market – over 70 different artists will be selling their hand made wares this weekend at the Southside works.  Here are a few of our favorites.  Check out the entire list of vendors here on the IMadeIt Market Blog.

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Chili and Crafts at Southside Works + Pop Up Markets

IMI-CHILIrecipe-final1The folks at the ImadeIt Market may have had their valentine’s day show at the Union Project canceled due to the snowmageddon that took over Pittsburgh back in February but they are back with an awesome way to chase away the winter chills – Chili Contest!

Here is the deal – Joseph Beth Books has moved out of their space on Carson Street – to a smaller space across the street -so on Saturday, April 10 – the I Made It market will take over the old Joseph Beth Space and turn it into a Chili spectacular and handmade market.

I Made It! Market, Pittsburgh’s nomadic indie crafts marketplace, joins with the SouthSide Works for a Spring Arts & Chili Festival on April 10 from 2 – 8 pm.

More than 50 regional crafters will join together to create a pop-up marketplace inside the former Joseph Beth Bookseller space, on the corner of 27th and Carson Streets, which will also include a Kids Korner. Outside will be live entertainment and a chili festival complete with a celebrity judged chili competition.

Chili with the Works on Facebook –

Popping into Vacant Spaces

These pop-up markets are litterally popping up all over the place  and it is a great way to reuse vacant spaces and bring communities together at the same time – who knows maybe bringing new faces to vacant spaces will inspire some new tenants too.

What other pop up shops do you know about?  Is there a space in Pittsburgh that is ripe for a pop up event?