It was a beautiful day at Crafty Bastards - the weather was perfect and the crowds were huge. The show is so well organized from the volunteers who help you unload your car to the boxed lunch delivered to your booth. Amazing!
For the first time I planned and executed some serious shopping before the show opened. I have been eyeing this necklace in Dandelion Blu for ages. The organic shape is eye catching and it is reversible. So I have a blue and a red necklace. I also purchased a great piece from her booth mate The Broken Plate but it is a gift and Top Secret!
My booth mate was Souldier who makes cool guitar straps, camera straps, belts headbands, and cuff bracelets. Since I don't play the guitar, I bought an array of belts, cuffs and headbands made out of vintage 1970's material. We had a great time sharing a booth and I hope to see her again soon on the craft scene. I may need another belt....
My sister is having a baby any day now. It's a girl! So I had to go shopping for the soon to be newest member of the family. I found this upcycled Chicago t-shirt handmade by Sweet Pepita. I wish it came in my size - it is so soft! The gorgeous booties are from Wooly Baby. I think my niece is going to look great in these finds.
This poster from Rar Rar Press is the perfect wall art for my bike commuter husband.Herban Lifestyle makes a line of fuzzy soap - a bar of soap felted in wool that you use as a part of the soap. I can't say enough about the quality of Mary's products. They are expertly crafted, eco-friendly and beautifully packaged! Word on the street is that there will be a new product launch October 20th.
My final purchase was Samuel the squirrel from Tigerflight. I caught a glimpse of him on Beth's blog and knew I had to have him. He will make a nice addition to my son's stuffed animal collection.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank Athena and Forest who took my son all day (and night!) so that I could be 100% present for Crafty Bastards. This while designing and painting a mural at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center. Check it out in the Del Ray section of Alexandria - it is amazing. Forest really captures the spirit of Del Ray in this inspired work.