The last Crafty Feast Features post will focus on ORB Clothing and Lightnest bags. They are two of the three vendors I bought things from. I bought a pretty pink skirt from ORB and a gorgeous purse made out of vintage fabric. I am really in love with my items. ORB’s Etsy page is bare right now, but she has her number up. If you are in the Asheville, NC area, you can also buy her skirts locally. Lightnest’s Etsy shop is up. If you want to know more about her purses, you can also find her email address on her Etsy page.
The Cordial Churchman is the next Crafty Feast Vendor up for the Crafty Feast Features series because Father’s Day is right around the corner. The Cordial Churchman sells beautiful ties and bow ties with a Southern flair, i.e. seersucker and plaid. Everything is reasonably priced. Ties are priced at $35 and bow ties are $26. Some of the ties are reversible. My personal favorite is The Four Toned Seersucker Bowtie. All of the colors go great together and make quite the Father’s Day gift. Check them out on their blog and online shop.
Shop Not Made In China was one of my favorite booths at Crafty Feast. Nikki Mueller’s ode to buying homemade items made right here in the US of A features cute buttons, hand mirrors, paper products, and tote bags. She also does custom made items. Her items are funny, bright, and are guaranteed to make you smile. The phrases on her products are pretty bad ass.
My favorite items are the buttons and book binding zines. The buttons have funny catchphrases pertaining to Charlotte and Ashville, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the upcoming Democratic National Convention next summer. The book binding zine teaches you the art of Japanese bookbinding. Just typing that makes me excited to try it. You can buy her items on the Shop Not Made in China website or Etsy. Photo from the Shop Not Made In China Etsy.
This week’s Crafty Feast Features is spotlighting Verabelle, a crafty brand from Charlotte, NC that reworks vintage goods into incredibly unique items. Verabelle sells cute vintage apparel and shoes, hair accessories, and the cutest appliques so you can get your design on too. Maybe you prefer vintage housewares to vintage clothe? Try Verabelle’s Attic for cute vintage housewares. They make the perfect housewarming gift. If you are looking for cute gift ideas period, just check out Verabelle and Verabelle’s Attic.
Hello everyone! I wanted to bring you this post about Owelette Collective while I recover from exams and final projects. This is the last week of school, so a regroup and recoup is in order. Anyway I wanted to bring you all a post on Owelette Collective. I know a lot of my friends have been having baby showers galore lately, so this is great for their little bundles of joy. Owelette Collective’s printed baby bonnets bring a certain freshness to modern babywear.
These cutie patootie baby bonnets are the perfect gift for a little one. They are printed by Friendly Arctic Printing and Design and feature nifty little designs. Don’t forget to pick up their bloomers and diaper wallets. I think I have some great baby shower gift ideas!
Check Owelette Collection online here and at the following stores:
Bloomington IN: Paper Crane Gallery
Cincinnati OH: Fabricate
Columbia SC: Pack Rats
Columbus OH: Lottie Da Baby
Columbus OH: Wholly Craft!
Mt Pleasant SC: Pure Gifts
Nashville TN: Friendly Arctic
Portland OR: Plue Children’s Store
Warren RI: Muse American Handcrafted
Today I bring you part two of a series I have decided to call Crafty Feast Features. Today’s featured artist is Sara Lee Parker. Before we move on, check out last week’s post to catch up. Now back to Sara. When I walked into Sara Lee Parker’s tent at Crafty Feast I was stunned to see such beautiful printed fabric and greeting cards. Then she told me she screen printed them on her own in Georgia, and I was flabbergasted.
I am so behind the times with this post, but I have been so busy with school. Two Saturdays ago late I went downtown to brave the rains and hit up Crafty Feast 2011. It poured down rain as soon as I got there, but the rains soon let up and I got my shop on.
I bought the decadent Sea is for Caramel bar from the Sweeteeth booth. The lovely Laura from Fool 4 the City bought this same dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel bar in Charleston during fashion week. Laura you were right. It was so divine. Ahhh!
I had such a blast visiting all of the designers, artists, and crafter’s tents. I am going to make sure I make it back there next year. I have so much to tell you about Crafty Feast that I decided to do a weekly post introducing you to the fun and creative people that I met that day. Be on the lookout for those posts, and while you are waiting…go get you some Sweeteeth Chocloate.
P.S. Sorry for the grainy webcam picture. I am having technical difficulties.