Wednesday, November 18, 2015

dang prints headed to craft fairs!

i've been busy making all sorts of new goodies to bring to detroit urban craft fair and DIYpsi! the shows are only a few weeks away and i'm SO excited!! but there is still a lot more to make, which means i have many hours ahead of watching the wire (for the 45th time) and drinking pots of coffee! i sure love this time of year.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

eat your pizza & veggies

not sure how i feel about the pizza... but i'm loving these root veggies in teal! i finally cut into the yards of fabric i've been printing and cut out a giant stack of newbies to sew. hooray for productive weekends!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

schedule of holiday craft fairs in michigan

it's holiday craft fair season across the land! there are several in michigan that you need to bookmark and head to when the time comes. your favorite michigan crafters are also doing some other fine shows in nearby states if you're looking for a day trip!

this time of year we buy so many things for loved ones, and i know that buying handmade goodies from super rad, local artists makes me feel less guilty about doing so. i mean, because talk about such unique and beautifully made things! this time of year is particularly busy for artists and visiting shows is a great way to support all the hard work they do with their own two hands! i'm not only looking forward to selling at two of the most awesome craft fairs ever, but also SHOPPING at them!
november 14
bloomington, IN

november 14,
columbus, OH

november 15
toledo, OH

november 21
ferndale, MI

november 21-22
detroit, MI

november 28
flint, MI

november 28
cincinnati, OH

detroit urban craft fair (dang argyle is a vendor!)
december 4-6
detroit, MI

december 12
ann arbor, MI

december 12
detroit, MI

DIYpsi (dang argyle is a vendor!)
december 12-13
ypsilanti, MI

december 12-13
detroit, MI

this is not a complete list of all the shows going on in SE michigan, but ones that caught my attention. happy shopping! i hope to see you around!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

dang argyle holiday show schedule!

this winter you'll find dang argyle at two gosh darn pretty awesome craft fairs in the mitten, and i could not be more excited! this marks our first show of the year, and i've been printing and sewing up all new things! last year both of these shows were off the hook in attendance and quality of crafters present.

you'll find us at the detroit urban craft fair and DIYpsi.

this year marks the 10th anniversary for DUCF and there is a special preview night and party that you can attend! and DIYpsi is taking over the whole riverside arts center!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

dang prints

i'm super excited about the new things going on at the dang HQ! i'm block printing all the fabric i'm using to make new things for upcoming shows! i have block printed on paper for years and one of my goals this year was to print my own fabric. at first i was going to screen print, then this summer i had a huge DUH moment when i thought about all i could do with a process i was already in love with -- block printing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

flower house detroit

last weekend the most wonderful large-scale floral installation filled an abandoned house in hamtramck and over 2,000 attendees were left awestruck, speechless and muttering things about dreams, fairies, enchantment, and paradise. the flower house was beyond words, beyond what you could capture on film. if you have not heard of the project do not pass go until you've read all about it. the houses will now be responsibly deconstructed and the land turned into a floral farm and design center.

creator lisa waud's big project has been covered around the world - just google it and your eyes and mind will be blown to mellowy dreamy bits of goo. in fact, it's three days later and i'm still feeling a bit gooey. i'm so grateful to have witnessed such unique beauty, and i'm so proud and inspired by the creatives in my community. so many people i know were able to go and they too are still basking in the afterglow of such wonder.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

book pages: nature anatomy!

i am just in love with this book! nature anatomy by julia rothman is full of amazing illustrations and blurbs of things found in the natural world. things involving weather, flowers, animals, and so much more! a really great find for those who are into illustration, nature or beautiful books.

*all photos and illos are from the book