Wednesday, December 19, 2012

telecrafting / the wire

i pretty much cannot sew without  a TV show playing on the TV that is very near my sewing machine. namely TV shows that i've seen several times. we call this act #telecrafting. defintion: crafting while watching something on the TV. i've probably watched the wire the most while crafting, and i sure watched it like crazy during prep for this season's craft fairs.

while browsing for some goodies on etsy today i came across these cross stitched beauties made by watty's wall stuff. the wire is filled with memorable characters, and omar and the bunk are some of the finest.

bunk is the man.
omar comin'
photos by alicia watkins / watty's wall stuff

evidence from a few weeks ago. proximity!

Monday, December 10, 2012

DIYpsi craft fair recap!

this past weekend at DIYpsi was amazing! i had such a great time, i was sad to see it all end. the corner brewery was packed all weekend with the most loveliest of shoppers and the air was filled with such a magical vibe. it was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic shoppers, and to have so many friends stop by! i had fun hanging out with my neighbors jason giber and oh so betty, eating delicious vegan food, and shopping. i bought some top secret gifts for people, and traded for some cute stuff for myself. gotta treat yo self at these events! thank you so much to marcy, sherri, and cre for putting on another great DIYpsi. i'm so glad this show exists!

and so ends the 2012 craft fair circuit for d'argyle! life's been a whirlwind the past few months preparing for DUCF and DIYpsi. now's the time to work on special orders, and i'm going to try and update the shop with a few new things as well.

thanks again to all those who shop at these local craft fairs. the artists work so hard to bring the best to these shows, and it's wonderful when their hard work finds happy homes.

here's betty picking out some cards to trade for a new coffee cup muff.

both days there was a line outside waiting to get in. probably for the top notch screen printed swag bags that went to the first 50 guests each day.

i've been making these mini librobot cards for my fall and winter shows this year. quite fun! people enjoy picking out which dates to get stamped on their card. and i love the teaching opportunity that arises when kids ask, "what's that?"

the lunch room was selling food at corner all weekend, and due to the fact that they make the best vegan food around, i was in heaven. i totally overdosed on mochas and loaded nachos. (hello new coffee mug cozy!) the owners, phillis and joel, are the best and i can't wait until they open a restaurant.

 this lil ugly santa was chillin' throughout the show. he was jazzed with this new wooden file box.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

DIYpsi craft fair!

DIYpsi takes places this weekend at the corner brewery in ypsilanti, on saturday 11-7pm, and sunday 12-6pm! the show features 36 wonderful vendors that will have some great handmade goodies that would make nice gifts for your favorite people. it's dang argyle's last show of the year and i'm looking forward to enjoying the show. it's been a busy few months! i will indeed be bringing some new stuff to ypsi this weekend. all craft, all the time!! did i mention that this show is in a brewery?! yep, you can shop crafts while drinking a good beer. i mean, COME ON!

i'm also super excited that ann arbor's the lunch room will be there selling their AMAZING vegan food! loaded nachos and bánh mì chay, here i come! check out the weekend's menu!

see you there!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

detroit urban craft fair recap

thank you so much to everyone who came out to the seventh annual detroit urban craft fair, held at the beautiful masonic temple in detroit! this is an amazing show to participate in and to shop at! i look forward to it all year. DUCF was the first craft fair that dang argyle sold at, way back in august 2006! so it's near and dear to my heart and brings out the emotions every year. this year was no exception. this year's fair featured over 100 stellar vendors- many local, but also sellers coming in from chicago, indiana, and toronto, to name a few. it was great to catch up with my crafty buds and enjoy the weekend selling handmade goodies to a wonderful crowd. and it was nice that so many of my friends came to visit!

as always, handmade detroit did a great job organizing a great event! best of luck to stephanie tardy diumstra as she leaves the group to move on to other crafty adventures in her own neck of the woods.

what's next? this weekend is DIYpsi, and will be our last show of 2012! it's amazing how time seems to go by so quickly.

how amazing is this building! i loved being in it for two days.