Friday, October 26, 2012

fall + winter shows!

once again it's that time of year when shoppers and sellers delight in local craft fairs! each year i am in awe at the raw, creative talent that poors out of this fine mitten state. the talent includes those selling their art at these shows, as well as the organizers of them- as it's no simple feat. supporting independent artists at events like these is the way to go year round, and especially during the consumer-heavy holiday season. why not buy local and talk to the maker as you're making that special purchase?

each year i get super excited about not only participating in holiday craft fairs, but also hitting them up for some shopping! here's a quick guide to give you the lowdown on where to shop when. this is just a list i've gathered and wanted to mention, it's not all inclusive, and it doesn't mean the vendor lists are live on the event sites. check it out, and stay tuned to their websites for details and updates!
Oct. 27, 10-9
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Craft Circus
Nov. 3, 11-4pm 
Ypsilanti Senior Center, Ypsilanti, MI

Nov. 17, 10-5pm
The Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ferndale, MI
Nov. 23-25
Ferndale, MI
(Rust Belt is in action every weekend, but this weekend is the 3 day blockbuster)

Nov. 24, 10-4pm
Masonic Temple, Flint, MI

Dec. 1-2, Sat. 10-7pm, Sun. 11-6pm
Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
(dang argyle will be vending!!)

Dec. 8, 10-7pm
Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI

Dec. 8-9, Sat. 11-8pm, Sun. 12-6pm
Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, MI
(dang argyle will be vending!!)

Dec. 14
Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
(still accepting vendors through nov. 18!)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

the owls are not what they seem

new to the dang shop is the red room pouch! if you're a fan of twin peaks you'll immediately recognize it. i'm hosting a fall twin peaks party, so i've had twin peaks on the brain lately. when this design popped into my head and i had to immediately find chevron fabric to make it. i combined the new chevron fabric with a stash of thrifted red fabric and voila! it's a made to order item that's currently for sale in the dang shop.

The One Armed Man and The Man From Another Place highly recommend it.