Author Archive for sdick

Crafty Bastards Moving to Union Market

Crafty Bastards, the massive indie arts fair that Washington City Paper has sponsored since 2004, will have a new home this year: Union Market. The fair, which had set up for the last seven years at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan, will take place Nov. 10 at the new venue. Union Market, […]

Handmade Holidays: Attention Last Minute Shoppers

Last weekend's snowpocalypse put a damper on my plans to shop at the Holiday Booty Market & Black Cat's Rock and Shop.  Good thing our area has local shops that carry handmade goods to round out my last minute holiday shopping. Head downtown now to catch the final hours of DC's Downtown Holiday Market, which […]

Tonight: Make Stuff & Get Stuff at the Hello Craft Holiday Party

Don't miss Hello Craft's holiday party tonight in Adams Morgan.  Bring your holiday cheer, a small appetite and a handmade gift to play in the holiday gift exchange. Head to the Black Squirrel’s upstairs lounge tonight, Dec. 15th from 7 to 10 pm.  Hello Craft will provide supplies to make holiday cards, gift tags and […]

Handmade Holiday: Local Craft Shows & MD Crafters

Following the list of DC crafters I posted last week, below you will find links to all the Crafty Bastards in Maryland.  I'm working on the Virginia crafters.  Stay tuned. But first, one of my favorite ways to buy handmade: craft shows! Craft shows are a great place to find handmade gifts and come with […]

Handmade Holiday: Support DC Crafters

In case you haven't heard, holiday shopping season has arrived.  Since you are reading this, I'll assume you're not the sort that rushes to big box stores at 4am the day after Thanksgiving.  If you're like me, you want no part of the mind-numbing mall experience and would rather avoid our nation's gross display of […]

Crafty Bastards Picks on Etsy’s Homepage RIGHT NOW

Cruise on over to & check out the Crafty Bastards picks on the homepage.  Start the handmade shopping early and buy online now!  The Crafty Bastards picks will be featured on the homepage for about an hour, but you can still find them in the Crafty Bastards gift guide for a few more days. […]

One of a Kind Show in New York

One of a Kind Show is looking for exhibitors for their New York holiday show.  Here's the info from the Hello Craft blog: Hello Craft is excited to be partnering with the One of a Kind Show & Sale and will have a booth at OOAK's holiday show at Pier 94 in New York from […]

Crafty Bastards Notified

Vendor status notifications for Crafty Bastards 2009 were sent via email this evening. If you completed an application, but don't see the notification email from Crafty Bastards, please do the following: 1. Check your junk mail/spam folder. The email was sent from: 2. Still not there? Email and let us know.

Philly Trunk Show. This Saturday.

Our friends at the Philly City Paper are hosting a trunk show this weekend.  The show will feature 150 or so vendors including Crafty Bastards vets El Jefe, Squidfire, Tigerflight and more.  From Philly CP's site: Join us in Philly's largest open-air market for a celebration of 150ish emerging artists, crafters and designers hand-made crafts […]

Apply for Crafty Bastards 2009!

Applications for Crafty Bastards 2009 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply for booth space is July 5, 2009.  Get more info and submit your Crafty Bastards application here. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee. The jury will review and score all completed entries on various criteria from design and craftsmanship to saleability […]