Tuesday, April 19, 2011

craft revival recap

i had an amazing time at craft revival last weekend! handmade detroit put on another great show. it was laid back and full of wonderful shoppers and vendors. the live music friday night was jamming and the DJ saturday was spinning some great tunes that kept my toes tapping. thank you to everyone who came out.

i updated the shop with a few goodies. our next show is coming up soon, and is also in ferndale, on may 7 at the rust belt market!

for more details and photos from the show, check out my post over the the blue house blog.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

more paper as fabric

i don't usually purchase "new" fabric or make things for dang argyle with it. i was really drawn to this origami animal printed fabric, so i bought some to make some throw pillows for myself. i decided to make a few bags with it, as it goes with a recent theme of fabric as paper. (see graph paper pouches and library card pouches for other dang argyle examples.)

i'll have these and a good smattering of large and small bags made with some cute upcycled fabrics at the upcoming craft revival! it's this coming weekend at the loving touch in ferndale, MI: friday 9-midnight, and saturday 12-6. there's a nice selection of green-themed vendors to suit your fancy. hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

rust belt market offers opportunities

whether you are a maker or a shopper of handmade goods, there is good news for everyone. the rust belt market is a new business model opening in ferndale that features year-round vending/shopping every saturday and sunday from 11-7. mark those calendars, the grand opening is the weekend of may 7th!

the site offers space rental opportunites for artists to sell their handmade goods. not only does this fabulousness foster the DIY ethic, but also a sense of community, collaboration and connection.

stay tuned to their website, facebook, and twitter pages for updates. i really look forward to seeing what becomes of this venture! (and i look forward to being a vendor on may 7!)