The most highly anticipated craft and vendor markets of the year is almost here!

The Muscatine Area Farmers Market presents A Handcrafted Christmas, this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Muscatine Mall (1903 Park Ave. Muscatine).

A Handcrafted Christmas is the largest Muscatine Area Farmers Market’s event of the year! With 100 participating vendors, you’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list! Peruse the many booths and tables while enjoying live holiday music. You will even get a chance to visit with Santa himself from 1 – 3 p.m.

Check out this impressive list of participating vendors at this year’s event:

Monica Duffe- Baked goods

Ol’ Man & a Saw- Puzzles, plaques, pens and more

Jennifer DeFosse- Homemade bread & apple butter

Bonnie Buelt- Crochet scarves, hats and mittens

Barb & Betty Thompson- Sewn goods, towels & more

Grey Barn Farms LLC- Alpaca products, yarn, sugared pecans

GunsNCoffee- Hot & cold coffee, vintage coffee cups, gift baskets

Grandma Letty’s Pastries- Mexican wedding cookies, pies, buñuelos

Sharon Hamilton- Hand-painted holiday decor

Ellen Dice- Herbs, teas, salves, aprons and jewelry

Randy Hahn- Painted decor, wooden toys

Pauline Swanson- Kitchen towels, scrubbers, pot holders

Al’s Handcrafted Soaps- Soaps, shaving balms, dog shampoo

Jeanne Bishop- Painting on canvas & feather art

Jody Ford- Crochet accessories & fluid art

Samantha Kennedy- Wooden jewelry boxes

MA’s Handmade Vanilla & more- Vanilla, jewelry, jellies

Toni Fowler- Seasonal wreaths

Broken Shovel Farms- Breads, dog treats, baked goods

Grandma Tea Party’s Closet- Doll and pet clothing

Cindy Sorenson- Framed dioramas

Betty Collins- Greeting cards, nature art

Mike Schmidt- Vintage-inspired wood crafts

Madsen Goat Milk Soap & Crafts- Soaps, jewelry & more

Release the Krakken Bath & Body- Bath bombs and soaps

Sweet Josie Girl- Vintage signs, jewelry, Christmas Ornaments

Cindy’s Crochet Goods- Crochet hats, scarves and accessories

K&M Crafts- Signs and home decor

Angie Miller- Sweater mittens

Lottie Morrison- Beef sticks & jerky

Wild Angel Expressions- Cards, decor & paper crafts

Jessica Blanchard- Wreaths & home decor

JmagaClothing- Pet and doll clothes, hair bows

Drea’s Vinyl Creations- Custom tumblers, glasses, mugs & more

Amanda Bollinger- Mixed-media artwork

A Little This & That- Handcrafted wooden decor

Gau Designs- Purses, bags and accessories

KnitWitNerd- Knit hats, baby cocoons & beadwork

Expressive Inspirations – Shirts, crafts & crochet items

Melons and Mingos- Custom glassware, baby bibs & bows

Serena Bollinger- Watercolor paintings and collages

Say it Simply Creations- Home decor & clothing

Hearts & Holly- Wreaths, Christmas decorations

Stone Creek Ironworks- Iron art, stocking hangers & more

A Cobert Creation- Soaps and lip balms

Crochet Mama- Crochet toys, stuffed animals & hats

b.jules designs- Necklaces, rings, bracelets

John Marr- Wooden birdhouses

Karen’s Krochet Korner- Crochet baby clothing, blankets & booties

Elephants & Flowers- Dreamcatchers, macrame & jewelry

Pam Speer- Themed solar lights

Lula Stiger- Kitchen towels, oven mitts, scrubbers

D and Zee’s Fleas- Holiday signs & decor

Bonnie & Christine- Tie blankets, wreaths, knit cloths & hats

Crafts Unique & Creative Design- Dolls, jewelry, accessories & more

Marilyn’s Crafts- Blankets, table runners, quilts

Gilbert’s Grapes Handmades- Hats, scarves, cowls, coffee cozies

Brenda Close- Massages

Arnie’s Corner BBQ- Brisket, burnt ends, funnel cakes

Loving Paws Bakery- Dog treats & biscuits

Cathy Fehring- Leather goods

Zanetta Hill- Jewelry & magnets

Pat Garmin- Folk art pillows and decor

Meagan Koehler- Holiday wreaths

Products of the Flock- Knit/crochet hats and plushes

Lindsey Bohl- Bath bombs, sugar scrubs, soap & candles

Graceful Designs- Pet beds, table runners, jewelry

Wild and Free Custom Creations- Custom clothing, decor & more

Simple Liberty- Soaps, lip balm, jewelry

Missy Plowman- Dream catchers, woodwork

Family Traditions- Potholders, stonework

Under the Rainbow- Crochet goods, jewelry

Graphics by Hartley- Personalized signs and gifts

Jan’s Sewing & Crochet- Needlework & sewing crafts

Courtney Litwiler- Origami art & crayons

Nancy McMahon- Upcycled art

Andrea Newsome- Holiday signs

Sunshine Fibers- Knit/crocheted wool fiber products

2nd Chance Designs- Upcycled signs & decor

Warwood Customs- Wooden cutting/cheese boards, toys & more

Sew Crazy- Car seat ponchos, feedsack pillows

Lauren Petty- Yarn tapestry, wood sign, pallet wood art, fluid art

Kris Norris- Quilts & jewelry

Rick’s Signs- Metal art work

Art Grows Wild- Felted wool fiber art

Karen Nelson- Table runners, placemats, wine carriers

Pam Jacobs- Lighted vases, upcycled crafts

Scott Phelps- Wooden rubber band machine guns

Emily’s Imagination- Cutting boards, serving trays, woodworking

Dragon’s Keep- Chainmaille, jewelry & accessories

Kristina TeBockhorst – leather jewelry, knitted items, concrete planters


For more information on this year’s A Handcrafted Christmas, please visit

Don’t miss the largest Christmas market Muscatine has ever seen!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.