Author Archive for Christine Ernest

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 […]

Crafty First Timers – Yellowcake, Cipriano Designs, Sara Lee Parker Textiles, Sickfeet and Ashley Buchanan Jewelry

Let’s take a look at some more of the debut vendors at this year’s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. To see more debut vendors, please go here. Yellowcake You may recognize Valerie Mayen aka Yellowcake as a contestant on Season 8 of Lifetime's Project Runway. Her line is stylish, fun and would be a […]

What’s New at The Fair This Year

Now in its 8th year, the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair is bigger and more craftier than before!  On October 1st you can experience the all new Muve Music Media Lounge, Stroller Valet, Young & Craft section plus the all new food-craftacular events on the Crafty Farm! Keep reading to get the lowdown on […]

Washington City Paper’s Booth at Crafty Bastards

Make sure to stop by booth 97 to visit Washington City Paper and learn a new skill in their Demo Area, buy a limited edition Crafty T-shirt, enter to win some fabulous prizes and chat it up with City Paper Staff. All demo sessions are free and open to the public – seating is available […]

Planning Your Trip to Crafty Bastards

Coming out to Crafty Bastards next Saturday and wondering how to get there, what to eat and (perhaps most importantly) how to plan your shopping route keep on reading! How to get to Crafty Bastards Crafty Bastards takes place outdoors on the grounds of the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th and Wyoming in the […]

Crafty First Timers – Courtney Fischer Jewelry, Beatrice + The Bird, Matthew Porter Art and Rebe

Let’s take a look at some more of the debut vendors at this year’s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtney Fischer Jewelry Making the trip from Royal Oak, MI, to this year's fair is Courtney Fischer Jewelry. Her jewelry is made from copper, brass, repurposed items and recycled as often as possible. Various techniques […]

BBoy Battle at Crafty Bastards Celebrates Seventh Year

Make sure to stop by the 7th annual Crafty Bastards BBoy Battle at this year's fair sponsored by Washington City Paper and Sonny aka Ghost, This year it is located on the lower Basketball Court, next to the Muve Music Media lounge. The region's best breakdancers will be competing for cash prizes and ultimate […]

Vote For Your Favorite Vendor as the Craftiest Bastard

Washington City Paper and Etsy want you to vote for your favorite Crafty Bastard. All 2011 vendors are in the running for Craftiest Bastard 2011. Cast your vote now right here! The top three crafters will be awarded: Grand Prize Etsy prize package that includes a $200 Etsy shopping spree, a live shop make over […]

Crafty First Timers – Fallow Fleet, Natty Paint and Plush Riot

Let's take another look at some of the debut vendor's at the 2011 Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair. Fallow Fleet Fallow Fleet from Boone, NC, designs one-of-a-kind bags using repurposed leather that is then sewn by hand with a needle and awl as seen below. He says that most hardware and canvas is sourced […]

Crafty First Timers – Solidio, Bark Decor and House of Reboot

Let's take a look at some more of the debut vendors at this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. Solidio This husband and wife duo from Western Pennsylvania use the leftover pieces and scraps from their handcrafted furniture to make cufflinks, pendants and belt buckles as seen below. Materials not in the form of […]