Archive for December, 2009

yesterday was probably the most perfect weather day to travel to seattle.  crystal clear, tons of sun and a straight shot to a pile of indie craft goodness.  it was also fun to explore the whole exhibition grounds area around the space needle.  tons of beautiful studios, warehouses and green space.  ah, seattle.  you do well.

the urban uprising craft fair rocked in general, but one of my favs had to be marked.

marie khediguian, a montreal-based artist makes this     amazing jewlery using 1970s-era new york times microfiche.  entirely brilliant and exquisitely crafted.

reading her blog, i have also learned that she has a masters in architecture, but recently decided to take the plunge and do her art full time.  inspire much?

then there was soopajdeluxaka jenna.  her stuff was beautiful.  it took be forever to choose, but eventually i bought three pieces for $20 (her sign said 2 for 20 but she threw in another for free).

jenna works not only in print, but sculpture and multimedia as well.  her site also leads me to believe she is pretty political and has a soft spot for street art.  that’s my kind of craftivist.


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i freaking love craft fair season. you know it exactly when it arrives. one day you wake up and BOOM – wall to wall craft fairs every weekend. it’s funny, i have never been a big christmas person, but man, craft season is like one big extended seasonal high for me. i just can’t get enough.

this weekend in particular is shaking down to be a bit of west coast DIY craft-off with both Seattle & Vancouver hosting their largest indie craft fairs on the same weekend.  what’s a girl to do, but hit both?

Seattle’s Urban Craft Uprising is going to be amazing.  the ladies & i will be joining the celebration of 5 years of craft fantasticness right after we hit the outlets on the way down.  this lady needs some new duds to wear to her new office come january. too bad i couldn’t pull off one of these hats as a casual accessory.

Vancouver’s Got Craft is going to rock equally as hard, and maybe harder if my super-geek plan of being one of the first lucky 30 through the doors of the Commerical Drive Legion works.  two words.  swag. bag.  i know, right?  i mean, seriously.

and for all my yankee readers, check out this week’s list of US-craft fairs put together by Handmade News.

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