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Don’t forget :) Handmade Arcade is this Saturday 4/16!

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be attending, vending, talking, and showing our wares at the one & only & spectactular Handmade Arcade craft fair in Pittsburgh this Saturday (ONLY, it’s a 1-day boomer).

Handmade Arcade is totally FREE to attend and with over 100 of the best artists and crafters setting up shop, it’s going to be pretty great. We’ve got bunches of new stuff in tow and are so excited to get t do a show right here at home for a change. See yinz there!

Handmade Arcade is on Saturday April 16th, 2011 (just ONE day!) from 11am – 7pm at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. And best of all? Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend!

The  Important Details:

  • When: Saturday, April 16th from 11am – 7pm
  • Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown at Penn Avenue & 10 Streets.
  • Free admission
  • Over 100 vendors, local and far-flung.
  • Easy to get to: close to many bus lines and the T; on-site garage parking; also accessible by foot, bike or even watercraft!
  • More space than ever: wide aisles, extra larger vendor room.
  • Early Birdie passes (as always) See below for more info.
  • Refreshments on-site.
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.

We are thrilled to be a part of this awesome return! We’ll be there working our booth and talking with folks, selling our prints, posters, alphabet prints, test prints, t-shirts, shoot. You name it! So come on out and see all of the best that the modern Handmade Movement has to offer you Pittsburgh.

About: “Handmade Arcade is run by a collective of creative Pittsburghers who have helped to shape and bolster Pittsburgh’s independent craft scene over the past six years. Founded in 2004 — when no events in the Pittsburgh region served the burgeoning DIY craft community — Handmade Arcade provides crafters working outside the mainstream/fine arts sector with a grassroots high-visibility venue to sell wares and build community.

Tapping into a vibrant subculture of young, innovative designers who bring a fresh, artistic, and often subversive sensibility to traditional crafting, Handmade Arcade provides Pittsburgh-based crafters with an alternative to high-end, fine arts fairs and traditional craft venues, while connecting the city to a thriving craft culture that is sweeping the nation from Brooklyn to Berkeley. Handmade Arcade has made sure that Pittsburgh remains on this significant cultural map. Creative, motivated individuals come to Handmade Arcade to build an audience for their handmade products, and they leave seeing Pittsburgh in a new, positive light.”

And yep! Handmade Arcade is selling their ever-popular Early Birdie passes for the show too. Click here for details.

For more information about Handmade Arcade click here.

Here’s a great short profile on the Handmade Arcade from the 2009 show:

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WYEP’s Holiday Shoppe this Sunday

 

Pittsburgh’s independent music station WYEP FM is hosting a great little independent holiday shopping experience hosted at their Community Broadacast Center and featuring the work of local handmade artisans:

Barker’s Herbs & Heirlooms (Steampunk, altered art, vintage image, & upcycled items.)
By Suz (Accessories including handbags, wraps, scarves, and hats.)
Carol H Designs (Personally designed & hand-made jewlery featuring sterling silver & Swarovski crystal beads.)
Charmed By Nature (Handcrafted jewelry with a sense of humor.)
Extra Impressions (Custom gift wrapping featuring handmade, decorative, imported, and recycled papers.)
JOPA (Handcrafted, imported, recycled.)
Lenny Pang Designs (Handmade, one-of-a-kind notecards, itty-bitty books, wisdom magnets and Fancy Shmancy bookmarks.)
On the Rocks Designs (Original, handcrafted jewelry.)
Robyn’s Nest Pottery (Handmade pottery.)
Silent Lotus (Specializing in jewelry and art inspired by the designs of nature and the beauty of simplicity.)
Spooky Kelly (Reconstructed tees, original handmade clothing, patches, bags, and other accessories.)
Strawberry Luna (Hand screenprinted art prints and gig posters.)
Whimsical Wonders (One of a kind windchimes and jewelry made from silverware.)
Wren & Rita (Handmade bags and accessories, and pouches using recycled sweaters.)

And more! (Part of all profits go to support WYEP.)

And, no holiday shoppe is complete without baked goods – good thing The Goodie Truck will be parked in front of the station, selling their delicious desserts!

There is no admission fee, stop by and get a start on your holiday shopping at WYEP this November 29.

The details:

Holiday Shoppe at WYEP
November 29, 2009
10am-2pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center

WYEP Community Broadcast Studio is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood at 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

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Thank you Chicago & Renegade!

Just wanted to give a bustass shout out to everyone in Chicago who came out and made this year’s Chicago Renegade Craft Fair so fun and so amazing. It’s always so great doing a busy show and getting to meet so many awesome people. I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of working this 2-day, outdoor festival solo, but man oh man, things could not have gone more smoothly. Perfect weather, lovely neighbors, and awesome shoppers. The crowd was really big, and everyone was super friendly and nice. What else could a craft show boother ask for?

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A special thanks to Sue Daly & everyone else of Renegade for all of your hard work, I can’t imagine the monumental kitten herding feat it must be to bring this fair to order. You guys did a phenomenal job! And a double extra special thanks to my homies in Pittsburghtown, the little area of Renegade where fellow Pittsburgh Craft Collective crafters Rag Trader, garbella and Cosy Knits and myself were. Thanks for looking out for me, and most huge thanks to Rag Trader Beth &  her brother Joel, I could not have done it without you cats.

This trip was super special as it was the 2nd part of a 2 week show tour that I did with friends and fellow print and poster artists Hero Design & Delicious Design League too. Thanks for your hospitality Delicious! We love hanging around Chicago, as the photos while working and playing below can attest to. And there are more boring photos on my Flickr page here!

Lamps

Lamps by neighbors Bright Lights Little City made from vintage ribbon. Click for more info!

And below, some photos from our day off in Chicago on Monday. It’s always so nice when we can build in a little time to walk around and do quintessential things in other cities.

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started.

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started. PS-those are bleachers on the buildings across the street...yowza!

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy  happiness.

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy happiness.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Indiana, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Sandusky County, Ohio on the way home, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

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