Posted by on December 17, 2009
This Saturday is the most funist most awesomest holiday craft fair.
The Holiday Booty Market will take place inside Design Within Reach in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. And don’t let this awesome list of crafters fool you, because I too will be hocking my wares at this totally rad show.
So come on out, shop for some great last minute gifts and support your favorite local, indie crafters.
Posted by on December 3, 2009
We have officially entered the holiday season. I know this because not only am I inundated with Christmas music everywhere I go, but I have seen the Chia Pet commercial on TV at least five times already.
So if we’ve entered the holiday season and the holiday season is the season for giving, then you better get crackin’ on that naughty and nice list of yours. And what better way to reward all those super nice people in your life then giving them the gift of handmade?
You can pledge your support for indie crafters, designers and all out handmade mavens by taking the handmade pledge. But it isn’t required when hunting for that perfect indie gift.
Not sure where to find such treasures? Look no further! From East Coast, to West Coast to No Coast here is a list to plan out your holiday shopping, handmade style all after the jump:
Posted by on December 2, 2009
Welcome to the Gun Club. Each Wednesday I hope to provide you with a taste of gun imagery found in the handmade community. Enjoy the irony!
We’re back in the saddle this week with this super awesome belt buckle from A Well Dressed Bullet. The buckle is made from nineteen 44 Remington Magnum brass handgun case heads to create a slick looking buckle. The casings are used, making each buckle unique and perfect for the cowboy in your life.
Posted by on December 1, 2009
The Handmade Mart, Holiday Shop-N-Stroll is this coming Saturday in Downtown Silver Spring.
From those that brought you the Handmade Mart in June of this year, this Fall market teams up local crafters with the Silver Spring FRESHFARM market. Starting at 10am until 3pm, browse for some holiday gifts and stock up on your fresh produce, all at the same time.
For a vendor list, complete with many of your favorite local crafters head on over to the Handmade Mart site, and start making your list.
Posted by on November 23, 2009
As the season turns and the leaves change I find myself wanting nothing more than to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and catch up on my Netflix and Hulu queue. It is the ultimate in comfort and helps make the transition of the season a little bit easier.
I also find this time perfect for crafting. It’s a great way to catch up on the pile up of projects that have been sitting all summer, or time well spent in getting a good head start on holiday gifts. But what about settling in and trying a new craft?
You might be an expert knitter or killer silk screener, but have you ever wanted to try book making or needle felting? Dabbling in a new craft and learning a new skill can help stretch your creative muscles and make your main hobby even stronger.
Usually when trying a new craft, there’s an impulse to go out and get all of the different materials and shiny tools that are required for the new process. It can be a down right expensive endeavor, especially if the new craft leaves you cold.
That’s why how-to kits are especially amazing. They provide you with all the materials and tools needed to make a one-off project. You can have the luxury of trying a new and shiny craft without the long term commitment. So here are some choice indie how-to projects to get your juices flowing and your hands busy on those warm blanket, tv watching days:
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