Fall Merchant Day at Simply Hand Made!

Shop Saturday, October 16th for Fredericksburg Merchant Day! Every ten dollars spent earns you an entry in our raffle for this basket stuffed full of great items from our artists. Every purchase of any amount comes with a free gift.* Plus, we have free Halloween craft bags* for any kids who visit!

This is a great day to start your holiday shopping while supporting local artists and the Fredericksburg Community Library at the same time. Be sure to check out the specials at the other stores in Fredericksburg while you are here!

*Free gift with purchase and kids craft bags available while supplies last.

It’s Fall!

Saturday, September 26th we will be celebrating the start of Autumn with a big THANK YOU to our customers. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST every purchase of $30 or more will include a gift bag filled with Simply Hand Made merchandise! Also included in your gift bag is a mystery coupon worth $1, $5, or $10 off a future purchase!

Thank you to all the Simply Hand Made patrons, volunteers, and artists who together make this special store possible!

We are open! (By appointment)

Simply Hand Made is open again for customers! No, we do not have our regular hours staffed yet, but we are happy to open by appointment. Please call or email the shop to arrange a time to visit. Occasionally the shop will be open to the public, depending on the availability of volunteers who are comfortable with working during the COVID-19 crisis. However we ask that only one customer or customer group visit at a time to maintain social distancing. If the store is open to the public we will be posting that day’s hours on social media. Thank you for your patience and flexibility! We take the health and safety of our customers and volunteers very seriously and have been working hard to find solutions to be able to open during this difficult time.

We can’t wait to see you!

Simply Hand Made will be closed until further notice.

For the protection of our customers and volunteers amid concerns over COVID-19, Simply Hand Made will be closed until further notice.

Thank you for the support you have shown us and our community by shopping at Simply Hand Made.  We encourage you to continue to support other local businesses as much as is safely possible during this difficult time, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

If you have any questions or need to make a purchase please reach out through our email at simplyhandmade.fredericksburg@gmail.com.

Stories from Simply Hand Made

A story from Jane Braddock, vendor and volunteer.

Last Friday, Dave & I were getting ready to leave on a weekend trip to Indiana, taking my Mom to visit my brother. It was pouring rain, & though I was feeling bad for not being able to work at the shop, I wondered if anyone would stop in anyway. Then the phone rang. It was Seton, the manager of the Salt Creek Cafe, saying he had just talked to a woman there from out of town who was disappointed when she found the shop closed, & asked if he knew anyone who could help.

This is Fredericksburg at it’s best, and why folks from near and far love this place. We finished packing the car, hopped in, and drove to the shop. Mom waited with Dave in the car, while I waited on a nice woman from Ragersville and her granddaughter, who was still sipping the hot chocolate she hadn’t had time to finish at the Cafe. Grandma went on & on about how much she loves Simply Hand Made, how she tells people about it all the time. She purchased lip balm for herself and a friend, and a cute little Boston Terrier pipe cleaner dog for her granddaughter.

On our way to Indiana, I had time to sit and think about all of this. The library, here after 21 years, is truly a living miracle, here because so many people have given their time, talents, energy, resources, believing in the importance of a library in this community. Simply Hand Made is an extension of the miracle, supporting the work of amazing artists and the work of the library, while preserving the one-of-a-kind jail building. All of this is only possible because of the people who believe in making a difference right where they are, who see how both places enrich the life of our community, then give their time as volunteers. Incredible.

Thank you so much, volunteers, vendors, and friends of Simply Hand Made, for believing in this place, for giving so much to make it all possible, and for making Fredericksburg a wonderful place to be!