Archive for September, 2011

See You Tomorrow!

See you tomorrow at Crafty Bastards for some shopping and fun! If you're not already following Crafty Bastards on Twitter make sure you follow it now, as tomorrow special deals from vendors will be tweeted out all during the fair. Wondering how to get to the fair? Then check out this handy guide for directions […]

She’s Gotta Hive It: Ashley English Found a New Life Canning Vegetables, Keeping Bees

The following article is from the official Crafty Bastards Events Guide which you can pick up in this week’s Washington City Paper on stands now. By Heather Morgan Shott When Ashley English moved to D.C. in 1996, her aspirations didn’t include canning and preserving her own fruits and vegetables, making her own dairy products, or […]

Small-Town Girl: Christina Brown Builds the 1:600-Scale Cities of Her Dreams

The following article is from the official Crafty Bastards Events Guide which you can pick up in this week's Washington City Paper on stands now. By Kieca Mahoney Just about all of us dream of making ourselves a home, of creating a domestic space that suits exactly who we are. Christina Brown’s dream, however, is […]

Cut From the Same Cloth: Former Mother-Daughter Team Still Stiched Together

The following article is from the official Crafty Bastards Events Guide which you can pick up in this week’s Washington City Paper on stands now. By Mimi Kirk Eleven years ago, when Hillery Sproatt was 15, she and her mother, Debby Weiss, then 44, went to the Los Angeles County courthouse to apply for a […]

Dude, Where’s My Carapace? Ian Henderson Finds Jewelry-Making Inspiration in the Exoskeletal

The following article is from the official Crafty Bastards Events Guide which you can pick up in this week’s Washington City Paper on stands now. By Garth Johnson Ian Henderson makes jewelry inspired by nature. But that doesn’t mean he has a thing for sweet little flowers, leaves, or birds. Instead, the 31-year-old Bostonian says, […]

Craftiest Bastardy: Crafty Superlatives Chosen By Bridget Elmer

The following article is from the official Crafty Bastards Events Guide which you can pick up in this week's Washington City Paper on stands now. By Bridget Elmer of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts Best Evidence that Bright Ideas Should Never Be Left on the Shelf: Household-Appliance Lamp by Minda’s Art Here’s […]

The Crafty Food Awards: Washington’s Craftiest Brewer

The Crafty Food Awards is uncovering Washington’s best craft foods: flavorful, creative, responsible products from home food crafters. While the supermarket shelves are lined with America’s biggest brands, independent artisans are transforming great ingredients into artisanal products in their home kitchens. We are proud to announce the winner of the first ever Crafty Brewers Award. […]

Neighborhood Stampede at Crafty Bastards 2011

All attendees of this year's Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair are invited to take part in the Neighborhood Stampede. In this week's issue of the Washington City Paper is the game piece for this year's Neighborhood Stampede. The rules are simple. Take your game piece to 4 of the 12 businesses listed and receive […]

Let’s Get New

As an 8 year (!) veteran of Crafty Bastards, I have seen many vendors come and go from the fair. Every year, I eagerly check the vendor gallery for new faces, but I find that I am just as excited to see what old timers (like me!) are coming up with. Crafty Bastards is such […]

Hello Craft’s Make Something Awesome Area at Crafty Bastards

Hello Craft, the 501©6 non-profit trade association which helps power Crafty Bastards, brings its Make Something Awesome Area to Booth #66 on Saturday. Projects to make include embroidery projects, duct tape wallets, knitting, make your own buttons, felt fruit plushies, and envelope making. There will also be giveaways at the booth for a bevy of craft books and […]

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