Archive for October, 2012

Trend Spotlight: Scarves

This morning was stupid cold. I said that out loud to myself in the car. "Morning! You are stupid cold!" I searched my car for a scarf because I knew that would help, but nothing. I thought about stopping at the thrift store to buy one on my way to work, but decided all the […]

Trend Spotlight: Apocalypse

Most of us spent the past few days waiting for the world to end via superstorm. Lucky for most in the D.C. area, we escaped in one piece. This got me thinking, are people more likely to enjoy the trend that is thinking of all things apocalypse more or less now? Personally, I find the […]

Gift Guide: Supplies to Give for Making

If you have a friend who is crafty, maybe supplies to create something is more up his or her alley than receiving a pre-made gift. From knitters to scrapbookers, there are all sorts of supplies to buy at Crafty Bastards this year. Gioconda Padovan Atelier Grafico If you know any friends that are paper artists […]

Vendor Spotlight: Metamorphosis Metals

Ever dream of finding that perfect kite-flying-kids necklace?  Or one featuring a tiny family of adorable frolicking bears?  Perhaps you’re more of a farm scene girl.  Well, if minis get your motor running, be sure to check out Crafty Bastards newcomer Metamorphosis Metals. Jewelry designer Sonya Coulson Rook from Raleigh, North Carolina, offers up beautifully […]

Gift Guide: For The Cyclist

Looking to pick up a gift for someone who's bicycle is their main mode of transportation? Have no fear, below are ways to get that shopping done at this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. Fabric Horse Fabric Horse designs and hand-sews a line of urban living accessories like their U-lock holster as seen […]

Gift Guide: How to Stay Warm This Winter

Let's face it, Washington DC doesn't get as cold in the winter as the rest of the country. Yet cold weather is on the way and so is the need to keep warm. Here are some vendors at this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair to shop from that offer outdoor accessories for the […]

Crafty Bastards at Union Market: Now Even Bigger

And now, an update on Washington City Paper's Crafty Bastards arts and crafts fair: It's going outdoors again. The fair, which will be held at Union Market this year, was originally scheduled to be inside the market building. But City Paper and the market's organizers have been able to expand the festival to take over […]

Vendor Spotlight: In the Seam

No wall space left for art? How about your sofa? Is there any space free there? New Crafty Bastards vendor, In the Seam creates couch art: an ongoing collection of handmade pillows using their photographs. I am particularly excited to see these in person because they are so striking. All pillows are printed on fine […]

Vendor Spotlight: We Need More Skulls

Around this time of year, most people need more skulls. Human skulls, mostly. But have you considered adding some bird skulls to your collection? Or perhaps the lovely skull of a bat? Or even better, the skull of a domestic cat? That is exactly what you will find from new vendor, Skullery, at Crafty Bastards […]

Got a Story to Tell?

This year, we are collecting audio stories from our vendors and festival-goers to create a series of audio podcasts. We would love to hear from you if you have a story to tell. The best stories will make it into the final series. How to record? You can call a toll free voice-mail line and […]