It’s time for Christmas in July!

Join us July 11th – July 27th as we transform part of Simply Hand Made into a Winter Wonderland! Preview new holiday items, scoop up some older items that are on sale, or get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

There will also be the opportunity to make a special donation to the Fredericksburg Community Library to help replace worn out favorite books. When you shop at Simply Hand Made you are not only supporting local artists and helping preserve the unique jail building we call home, you also are supporting our local library and the many services it provides to Fredericksburg and the surrounding community!

We hope to see you soon! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date on everything new and happening at Simply Hand Made!

Let’s Make the World More Beautiful

Join us April 25-27 for a Spring Open House where we celebrate all the ways we can make the world more beautiful!

Your support benefits local artists, helps to preserve the unique jail building we call home, and donates funds to the Fredericksburg Community Library, which in turn works hard to provide resources and programming in our neighborhood and beyond.  Every purchase you make at Simply Hand Made goes a long way!  
This weekend we are saying thank you with a raffle and giveaways.  Plus check out our restocked Kindness Rock Garden – though it doesn’t stay restocked for long!

New items keep being added to our raffle!  This flower pot is filled to overflowing with items from our shop, as well as some fun extras to encourage beauty in all its forms.  Need cards to send an encouraging note? They are included!  Want to start sketching?  We’ve got a drawing pad and pens!  Ready to garden?  You are now!
Every $10 spent or $5 donation earns one ticket.

When you visit, be sure to pick up your freebies!  We have flower seeds and pick your own colorful crayons.  Your favorite kid will love it when you give them a bag of these playful crayons – and don’t forget to include a Save the Date flyer for Art in the Park. This free event on June 8th kicks off the summer reading program and is a ton of fun!

We are thankful for you.

Through your support of Simply Hand Made we are able to:
Promote the unique work of local artists.
Preserve the antique jail building that we call home.
And Provide funds for the independent Fredericksburg Community Library.

But that isn’t all!  We have also started Art in the Park, an annual outdoor event to kickstart the library’s summer reading program and foster a love of both art and literacy in children.  Attendance continues to increase each year, and summer reading participation continues to go up!

Our hope is to continue to find new ways to support both the arts and literacy in our community, and your patronage makes that possible.  Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Hours
We are staffed by volunteers, and so our store hours will be a little different this holiday weekend:
Thanksgiving: CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Looking ahead:  Our last day of the season to shop will be December 23rd.  After that we will be closed to restock, rearrange, and refresh until February 2024.

Holiday Open House

Visit Simply Hand Made November 16-18 for festive shopping fun! Ornament kits for kids, fun freebies, sweet treats, and a raffle for a gift basket filled with goods from our vendors. And, as always, every purchase helps us support the Fredericksburg Community Library. So make your list, check it twice, then come visit us for unique holiday finds!

Is there someone on your list that you know would love our shop, but you don’t know what to buy? We have gift certificates available! (And yes, gift certificate purchases count towards raffle tickets!)

2022 Holiday Open House

What could be better than shopping for Christmas in the cozy atmosphere of the converted Fredericksburg jailhouse? Enjoy some sweet treats, check out the wintery displays, and support the Fredericksburg Community Library with every purchase!

The Details!

Thursday November 10th 9am-7pm (Do you have trouble visiting during the day? Come during our special extended evening hours this night!)

Friday November 11th 9am-4pm

Saturday November 12th 9am-4pm

All three days, the more you shop, the more entries you will have in our raffle for a $50 gift certificate. (One entry for each $10 spent. Plus every purchase helps us provide funds for the local library!) See something you want for Christmas? Be sure to fill out a letter to Santa! (Then pass it on to someone who might be having a hard time coming up with gift ideas for you!)

Follow us here or on social media for some fun gift ideas too!

Free Kids Craft!

Every child is an artist, and we want to help them create! Pick up this free flower craft for kids when you visit Simply Hand Made this summer. Each kit includes a link for video instructions, plus information about upcoming children’s activities provided by the Fredericksburg Community Library and Simply Hand Made!

It’s the start of a new year at Simply Hand Made!

Snow and ice may have delayed our reopening, but now we are back! Open 9:00-4:00 Thursday-Saturday!

As we are staffed by volunteers, we will be closed any time the Southeast Local school district is closed due to weather. We never want our volunteers to feel unsafe driving on the roads to help us in the shop. When planning a visit, please feel free to call ahead to make sure a volunteer will be there that day, or to schedule an appointment outside of our normal open hours.

We look forward to sharing more amazing artisan work with you in the coming year!