Loveland Center for Business Development showcases local artisans
LOVELAND -- Using a process similar to making tea, fiber artist Sheron Buchele Rowland turns the herbs she grows at her Loveland home -- and even a few weeds -- into dyes to color her fabrics.
She infuses some part of the plants in water to draw out their colors, dying yarn for knitting and materials like silk rayon to make scarves.
"Everything I do has to do with plants," said Buchele Rowland, who also makes herbal bath and body care items and metal jewelry for her Loveland business, Fox Ryde Gardens. "When I walk into a forest ... I see medicine, I see color, I see food."
Buchele Rowland was one of 23 local artisans and vendors selling handmade items Saturday during the second Loveland Community Marketplace. The four-hour event, housed at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, showcased local arts and crafts through booth sales and a silent auction.
"Most of our artists don't have brick and mortar. This gives them an inexpensive way to sell their wares," said Mary Ann Frimd, program coordinator for the Loveland Center for Business Development.
Upsy-Daisy joins a growing trend
Pop goes another occasional shop. This one will be in downtown White Bear Lake (2176 Third St.), where Upsy-Daisy is getting ready to open next month.
Mother-daughter team Clare Jacobsen and Danielle Rode plan to sell upcycled, vintage and modern furniture, home decor pieces, jewelry, gifts and more.
Some of the pieces will be creations from mom and daughter. Jacobsen specializes in seamstress work that includes pillows, purses and clothing. And for more than a decade, Rode has been selling her hand-painted furniture throughout the metro area, including the popular biannual Junk Bonanza shopping event in Shakopee.
The Upsy-Daisy grand opening will be 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Regular store hours will be Thursday through Saturday during two weekends each month. For more information and updates, visit upsy-daisy.net or facebook.com/upsydaisy.treasures .
After more than 20 years, Barb's Bridal in Hastings has closed. A Facebook post on Oct. 7 states, "Today is