Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DIYpsi recap

last weekend was our final craft fair of the year... DIYpsi at corner brewery in ypsilanti. what a fun show! after scrambling all week to restock the dang goods to have plenty of new goodies at the show, the show was somewhat low key and a super good time. it was great neighboring with heather of bettula, nicole of sloe gin fizz, and courtney of nests. the weekend was a wonderful end to a great crafty year! the last show of the year is always bittersweet, but i'll take it- as there's christmas stuff to prepare for.

there was a fabulous group of 35 local vendors, filling the place with handmade goods and christmas cheer. 

i was SUPER excited that my local favorites, the lunch room, was selling their delicious vegan food there. i consumed many spring rolls, corn chowder, cookies, and hot chocolate over the course of the weekend! 


a bunch of new goods have been added to the dang shop! check 'em out for that last minute gift.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

DUCF recap

this past weekend's detroit urban craft fair was amazing! in its 6th year, this was the first time the event was held at the masonic temple in detroit. the building is so beautiful! with over 1,000 rooms it's the largest masonic temple in the world. i could have spent forever peeking around at all the architectural details, but there was a craft fair going on! a craft fair with record breaking attendance, in fact. over 3,500 people came out to shop handmade and local. amazing, right?! a hearty thanks to all those who came out and shopped, and a BIG hearty thanks to handmade detroit for organizing another great show, and for just being all around awesome.

over 80 indie vendors from michigan and beyond were there- a truly lovely group of people. when doing craft fairs it's always nice to see my crafty pals, and to make new ones. i'll say it again- DUCF is like christmas, disneyland, and a family reunion all wrapped into one. i get teary eyed just thinking about the event and all that it means for detroit and craft. since the 2006 DUCF was the first show dang argyle did, i always get nostalgic about what the show means for the city, and how far everything has come along for us and craft world at large. i won't get crazy weepy nostalgic, like i did in last year's round-up, but the same kind of thoughts were/are swimming through my head. can i say magic?
since it was a craft fair, of course i did a bit of shopping! i bought some wonderful handmade gifts and some goodies for myself from these awesome artists: alisa bobzien, 1up gallery, handmade detroit, vintage in retrospect, sadly harmless, perfect laughter, tourist park, make-out goods, and jody lynn's emporium of doodles. i can't post pics just yet, because, well, they're gifts! i gotta surprise some folks.

what's next for dang argyle? we have one more holiday show! this weekend is DIYpsi at the corner brewery in ypsilanti. there will be 35 indie vendors both saturday and sunday. see you there!

Friday, December 02, 2011

new stuff for winter shows!

i've been working like mad making all sorts of new goodies for this winter. 
find these new cuties, and more, at DUCF or DIYpsi, then perhaps Etsy!