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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your booth was amazing! Can't wait till next year! :)