Last weekend, the Indie Craft Parade showed up in my town. This is it's third year. It gets better every year, from what I hear, though this was my first year checking it out.
It was pretty awesome, I have to say. Lots of vendors set up tables to sell their handmade wares. There was a lot of variety, which was nice. It was held in a neat setting. Some downtown lofts that are part of the Peace Center.
And it was crowded. We went on Sunday afternoon near the time everyone would be closing up shop and it was packed. They must have had a great turnout over the weekend.
There were all sorts of artists. Potters, painters, knitters, felters, screen printers, jewelry makers, spinners, sewists, soap makers, chocolatiers... (is that the right word for a chocolate maker?)
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed seeing others who have a passion for making things and have turned it in to a business, whether full time or on the side.
I was quite taken with these funny little creatures by Finkelstein's Center. I walked by several times before I finally stopped and decided to take one home.
I like to think of it as a reminder of my dream job. What!? I haven't told you about my dream job? That's where I make softies and clothing inspired by kid's drawings. And I get to quit my day job and do it full time because I make billions of dollars in the process. A girl can dream.
Quite frankly, I just really liked this pig. He's going to live on top of my bookshelf at school next to my lion.
Thanks for bringing all the awesomeness to town, Indie Craft Parade!