Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIYpsi wrap up!

wow! what a weekend at the corner brewery in ypsi last weekend for DIYpsi! a ton of snow fell on saturday, and folks still drove hours from ferndale and ann arbor to shop handmade and sip some tasty brews. it snowed even more on sunday and even more folks came out! thank you so much, you brave souls, for trekking out to the corner brewery. inside the corner the mood was indeed festive and merry!

it was amazing hanging out with my crafty pals for one last weekend this year. the last show of the year is always bittersweet. i like to think of it as a big holiday party with amazing artists. the organizers, marcy (all things grow), sherri (the library lab), and cre (tin angry men), did an amazing job organizing this fun and cozy show. there was shopping, vegan brats, dancing, laughing, and more shopping.

thank you so much to dang argyle supporters! 2013 was a fun year, and i look forward to seeing you next year in all things dang.

the snowy scene on the morning of day 2

 day 2 and shoppers are shopping! 

craft fair bingo?! yes. 

chuppy love & dang argyle all set up on day 1! i had a ton of fun sharing a table with genna.

there was a bit of snow...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DUCF wrap-up

another detroit urban craft fair has come and gone, and again i'm at a loss for words. this year was the 8th year for the event, and there was record breaking attendance- over 4500 shoppers were there! that is amazing. several vendors were selling out of things, aisles were packed with people, and so many smiles and high-fives were given among everyone there. the masonic temple is the perfect backdrop for this event. DUCF is truly a magical experience and i am humbled and proud and thankful that little old dang argyle was able to participate in michigan's largest indie craft fair. i always tear up a few times during the weekend. sigh.

thank you so much to the wonderful ladies at handmade detroit for putting on yet another amazing craft fair! these gals know the score! thank you so much to all the rad shoppers, and thank you michigan for having such a fabulous craft community. i've been making and participating in shows since 2006 and i'm still in awe at how super everyone is. my heart is filled will joy and and i'm so happy to be a part of it all.

i sadly took only a few crappy photos, but anne at indie lovely took a billion nice photos! so here are a few of hers that capture the day:

photo by anne hayman / indie lovely
photo by anne hayman / indie lovely
yes, that's a craft-a-way camp shirt you see! on day two of DUCF ten of the campers that were also vendors wore our shirts- it was so fun! and great when folks asked what it was and how they could participate.

next up: DIYpsi indie art fair in ypsilanti on december 14-15. 40 vendors will be selling the finest in handmade wares for this holiday season. tis the season to shop local and buy handmade! it's nearly everyone's last show of the season and it's always a blast!

see you there!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

DUCF preview

this coming weekend is the 8th annual detroit urban craft fair, and i couldn't be more excited! the fair runs december 7th & 8th at the beautiful masonic temple in detroit.

the dang argyle crafty sweatshop has been working in high gear getting ready for it. here's a sneak peek at some of the smaller things i've been making: