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Gift Guide: For Those Who Have Too Much To Carry

If you have friends who are car-less in the city chances are they always need a new bag to help carry stuff around. Not only does a bag have to be functional to keep everything organized, it should also be stylish. There are plenty of bags and totes to choose from at this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair.


Catherinette by Katie Stack uses salvaged leather to make satchels and clutches as seen above. Katie says she "follows no-waste manufacturing practices and uses eco-friendly products whenever possible."


5th Season

For those you know who travel to the grocery store on a regular basis, the basket as shown above is a way to lug home groceries in style. 5th Season says the mission "is to inspire the use of consumer goods beyond their originally intended purposes and enjoy them for yet another season – refashioned, repurposed and transformed into something of higher value and function."


Jay McCarroll

Jay McCarroll of Project Runway fame has a collection of oversized totes to carry everyday necessities. Jay says he "creates bold and unique clothing and accessories for the eclectic folks who march to the beat of their own drum."


Milk & Honey Handbags

Looking for an everyday resilient bag? Then stop by Milk & Honey Handbags with the line of cruelty-free and eco-friendly bags and accessories. All bags are made with a special faux-suede made from recycled bottles and are lined with organic cotton. Plus each one is machine washable and stain resistant.



You probably recognize Tina Seamonster's work as she has shown at every single Crafty Bastards. Something new since her first year are the totes as seen above that can be used to carry quite a few things around town.

See all of the previous 2012 Gift Guides here.

The 9th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. We’re moving this year to Union Market!

Get Your Crafty Bastards Tickets! Tickets are available online now. Buy tickets online in advance for $5 and enjoy 2-for-1 admission. Admission at the door is $5.

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