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'Etsy Vendors' Taking Arts and Crafts Show by Storm

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PASCO, WA - Custer's Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show returns to the Mid-Columbia this weekend. 

Thursday afternoon was all about setting up the 150 vendors from around the region. Cheryl Custer-Branz is a second generation promoter of the show. She has seen several trends come and go.

"We've seen changes of a younger demographic getting involved. Especially stay at home moms or people with young families," said Custer-Branz.

People like Stacey Thomson and her Sweet Daisy Designs.

"I started making bags for myself and I've always liked to make things and create things and so we started just kind of that way and then I had friends who wanted bags here and there and other small things I'd made," said Thomson.

The Thomson's are a military family and high school sweethearts from Prosser. Tyson said Stacey saved the family's finances with her designs after he returned from a tour in Afghanistan and wasn't working.


"After the kids go to bed is when I sew. My husband helps me out by cutting materials if I need it, making dinner if I need him to," said Thomson.

They often sell a few thousand dollars worth of designs in a single weekend.

"It's something I love to do. I feel really lucky. I don't think a lot of people have that opportunity," said Thomson.

The Spring Arts and Crafts Show opens at the TRAC in Pasco on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Then it runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $6 for admission and kids 12 and under get in for free.

"Lots of your favorites are still here but then a lot more variety all geared towards spring," said Custer-Branz.

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