Monday, August 31, 2009

fall shows in michigan...

M.I.C.E. (michigan indie crafters of etsy) has posted a list of some of the fall 2009 art fairs & shows happening around southeast michigan. Check out their post for more info. Here they are:

The Jamboree @ Riverside Park, Ypsilanti-- Fri-Sat Sept 4-5
Emerge & See @ The Crowfoot Ballroom, Pontiac-- Friday Sept 11
D.I.Y Ferndale-- Fri-Sun September 18-20
Funky Ferndale Art Fair-- Sat-Sun Sept 19-20
Flintstock, Flint-- Saturday Sept 26
M.I.C.E @ The Market, Ann Arbor-- Sunday Sept.27
Ann Arbor Fiber Expo-- Sat-Sun October 24-25
Ridge Show, Pleasant Ridge-- Fri-Sat Nov 20-21

Also: Detroit Urban Craft Fair applications are live until sept 20, and Shadow Art Fair applications open tomorrow! Hit it!

shop update + star wars


i started updating the dang shop with some new star wars items. i didn't want to make more star wars stuff, then i ran across these linens in a thrift shop, so i figured why not one more batch. i like the black + galaxy in these ones! there's a new pocket pouch coming, and a red star wars purse too! but i ran out of interfacing. soon! may the handmade force be with you.

and for those of you not into star wars, i've got a green birdie tea towel and some great vintage aqua polka dot fabric for upcoming stuff as well.

p.s. new pricing starts today.

-manz

Saturday, August 29, 2009

stitch n' pitch comes to detroit!



Tomorrow Stitch N' Pitch comes to Detroit! Comerica Park will feature a ball game and many, many folks working on cross-stitch and knitting projects. I'd go, but have a shower to attend, so I hope some local crafters go and have a great time! Let me know how it goes. (As of now, there are still tickets available.)

Fact: "Stitch N' Pitch brings together two wonderful traditions — Baseball and the NeedleArts. Come to a ball game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Sit among friends, family and colleagues and cheer on your favorite Baseball Team. Beginners, intermediate and experts are all welcome."

-manz

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DUCF is coming!



Hello Michigan crafters and buyers! Mark your calendars, Handmade Detroit has announced the Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2009 details! It will be back at the Majestic Theatre again this year, on Saturday, November 21, from 10am - 7pm.

If you're a crafter, applications are being accepted through Sept. 11 Sept 20. It is such a great show to be a part of. And the handmade shopping! Ugh, it's top notch goodness.

Sounds like good times, any way you look at it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

happy summer shop update!

a few new lollipop pouches are in the dang shop!
and there are still items on SALE too :)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

happy birthday dang argyle!

four years ago the idea of dang argyle was born by coco & manz. for the next several months we honed our skills, created patterns, and sewed a lot of stuff! the following july we posted our first items on etsy (which sold very quickly), a few weeks later we had our first wholesale inquiry from little otsu, and a few weeks after that (august 2006) we were participating our first craft fair- the first ever detroit urban craft fair. in the past three years we've continued to make dang stuff, participate in various craft fairs in SE michigan, and we've met a lot of awesome people because of it all! so, happy birthday dang argyle! and thanks to everyone who's still checking up on us. :) there's more to come from us dang girls, guaranteed.

xoxo

Saturday, August 08, 2009

michigan pillow


here is the new michigan pillow i made for my couch. you can't go wrong with brown and aqua! i used a stencil i bought from coffee break design last month at SAF.
-manz