Author Archive for Christine Ernest

Make Something Awesome with Hello Craft at Crafty Bastards

Come hang out with Hello Craft at Crafty Bastards this Saturday! In booth #105 is Hello Craft's Make Something Awesome Area, as seen above. The Make Something Awesome area is the traveling create and take space where anyone can use an assortment of supplies to make a improvised creation or follow directions to make an […]

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 […]

Gift Guide: Something for the Kitchen

Do you know someone who invites you over for incredible dinners or fattens you up with delicious holiday desserts? Then why not give them a thank you gift to pretty up their time spent in the kitchen this year. Dirty Ass Soaps Why not freshen up with a little bit of humor? As Dirty Ass […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gift Guide: For The Soon-To-Be Parents

Folks who are expecting usually have baby registries at big box stores to make shopping easy, but let's be honest and admit that most of those items are lame. I personally like to buy one useful gift, like a baby gate, and then something off the registry that I'd be proud to splurge on for […]

Thanks for Coming to Crafty Bastards!

Thanks to all the vendors and visitors for making the 8th annual Crafty Bastards another amazing show! Despite the rain and chilly weather, we had vendors tell us this was their best Crafty Bastards yet. Please take a moment to fill out our Shopper Survey so we can make sure next year's Crafty Bastards is […]

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 […]

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 […]