Make those lists!

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This holiday season, tell friends and family what you’re wishing for with a FREE giftbug registry.  All of your gift ideas are in one place, it’s available year-round, and you can add items from anywhere on the web, or even upload your own images.  And giftbug was created right here in Pittsburgh!

This year giftbug has worked with some of our artists to create a gift registry full of items from our holiday market! Take a peek at to see some of the amazing items that will be available at  I Made It! for the HolidaysDon’t forget to create your own FREE registry at! Shopping for the perfect gift has never been easier!

Get busy, we’re only a few days away from the market! We’ll see you at Nova Place – 100 S. Commons, Pgh 15212 – on Black Friday from 12 – 8 pm and Small Business Saturday from 11 am –  6 pm!


Save some room for a food truck roundup!

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After you’ve had your fill of turkey and stuffing, make your way down to I Made It! for the Holidays for a food truck roundup with Pittsburgh’s finest! FRIDAY we welcome Uncle Charley’s + Square Cafe Brunch Truck, Randita’s, Franktuary, South Side BBQ Company, and Happy Camper Cakes. SATURDAY we are joined by Miss Meatball, Randita’s, Franktuary, South Side BBQ Company, Mac & Gold, and Happy Camper Cakes. Come hungry!

Nova Place – 11.27 + 11.28 – Black Friday + Small business Saturday

I Made It! for the Holidays welcomes Neighborhood Flea sellers

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In case you haven’t heard the news, this year’s Holiday Market will be featuring a selection of our Neighborhood Flea sellers!

Have you been to the Flea? If you have, you already know that it’s not your ordinary flea market. The Neighborhood Flea features vintage clothing, repurposed furniture, handmade jewelry & cosmetics, reclaimed wooden wares, local foods, and strong brews.

We warmly welcome Mona Lisa, Three River Revivals, RPM Treasures, Westward Notions, Reel Vintage, LLC, Kitschtopia, Orignal GlassWorx, and Lover Of All Vintage to I Made It! for the Holidays! Be there or be square this Friday and Saturday at Nova Place!








Here’s a video to help you park!

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Parking at Nova Place for I Made It! for the Holidays 2015 from I Made It Market on Vimeo.

Shop baby + kid at I Made It! for the Holidays

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Cross all those little cuties off your list at I Made It! for the Holidays! We have an array of artists showcasing their very best baby and kid wares. From handmade wooden toys to babydoll clothes, backpacks, stuffed animals and everything in between, we’ve got you covered! With two days to shop, make your holiday shopping easy this year while supporting local artists! Make your list and check it twice, I Made It! for the holidays is right around the corner.  Find us at Nova Place November 27th and 28th!

Many thanks to our 2015 Sponsors!

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Our generous annual sponsors!

Port Authority of Allegheny County, Techshop, Drawbridge Games, Square, Green Mountain Energy, Whole Foods, and  Yelp Pittsburgh. We are so grateful for your continued support!

And to our event sponsors!

Zero Fossil and Green Mountain Energy who are energizing the market

Artists and Craftsman Supply who will be providing a make and take holiday card craft

T-mobile at 5th and Smithfield for providing us with mobile hotspots so our artists can accept mobile payments

AssembleJordana Zober Cutitta of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, and Little House Big Art for sponsoring our kid’s activities

Renewal by Anderson who supports small business owners and artists throughout the city

Faros Properties for allowing us to pop into Nova Place

And last but certainly not least, our amazing volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you!

I Made It! Market is humbled by your generosity!

Pittsburgh lovin’ at I Made It! for the Holidays

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 It’s your ‘burgh



Let’s face it, Pittsburgh is awesome. Our artists are awesome. Share your love for our beautiful city through one of these creative and unique Pittsburgh themed gifts. Here are just a few of the many who will be representing the ‘Burgh at I Made It! for the Holidays!

Jewelry N’at :: copper and brass hand-cut Pittsburgh themed jewelry

Steel City Cotton Works :: vintage tees inspired by Pittsburgh sports as well as socks, pins, pennants and more

Smalltower Press :: fun art prints of our great city’s landmarks and skyline

KloRebel Art :: wearable art pieces, home goods, and other specialty gifts from Pittsburgh themed original illustrations

Show your hometown love with a handmade, one of a kind gift this holiday season at I Made It! for the Holidays, November 27 + 28 at Nova Place!



Q & A with Sew Appealing

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Meet Kara Hohn of Sew Appealing!  Sew Appealing is a home-based sewing business that uses trendy fabrics to create handmade baby bibs & burp cloths, toddler pocket bibs, nursing covers, kitchen aprons and embroidered tote bags. Read more about Kara below, learn how Sew Appealing came to be, and shop her adorable goods at I Made It! for the Holidays, November 27th & 28th at Nova Place!



What inspired you to start your business?

I was inspired to start my business through conversations with friends and my sister. I found my son could pull most bibs right off his neck, and all my burp cloths were boring (stained) plain white cloth diapers. My niece was a “drooly” baby, and my sister was putting a dry bib on her twice an hour. After sharing these frustrations with some other “mom friends”, I realized there was a need in the market for stylish and functional baby items and that I could use my sewing talents to solve our problem. We brainstormed together and they helped me list some essential items, and then functions of those items, and Sew Appealing was born.

What are your goals for the future?

My goals for the future are to continue to grow my business in the Pittsburgh area. I started my business in Medina, Ohio, but my family moved home to Pittsburgh two years ago. Since then I have worked hard to reestablish my business in our new area, while still attending some markets in Cleveland too. It has been a fun challenge, and so rewarding to already have established a loyal following here.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Do what you love.

What’s your favorite piece of work you have created?

My favorite product is the toddler bib with the snap up pocket. My youngest child is 4 now and still wears one now and then. The bib is a great size to cover and catch the dropping Cheerios for a 6 month old, and still works perfectly to absorb the messy spaghetti for a preschooler. Many things we buy for our little ones seem to be “just right” for such a short time, I am so proud to say that these bibs can be used for several years!

Name one thing you can’t live without.

Coffee, coffee coffee :)

When do you feel the most creative?

Honestly, anytime my home is quiet. I have 3 young kids, so it doesn’t happen too often, but when it does I feel so organized and creative (and I can actually focus!)



I Made It! for the guys

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Find the perfect gift for the men in your life at I Made It! for the Holidays! We’ve got the guys covered, so don’t fret over what to get. Tees, hats, socks, and shaving supplies are just a few of the many handmade essentials available for you to shop. Not only are these gift options suitable for any guy on your list, but you’ll be spared the headaches of shopping malls, long lines, and crowds during this busy time of year. Do yourself (and your guy) a favor and shop small at I Made It! for the Holidays! We’ll see you at Nova Place on November 27th & 28th!