Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indie Craft Parade


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!

15 comments:

  1. What a kewl experience! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Aw, what a sweet little pig, I love him!

    I have a similar dream job to you. What I'm going to make depends on how I'm feeling - currently it's machine embroidery as I've very recently attended a machine embroidery workshop.

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  3. Oh how fun! Did you feel the wind of jealousy? We nev-er have such coolness here!

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    1. I did! I thought I heard a rustle in the leaves...

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  4. Love the pig. I have a similar dream but the problem with selling anything hand made is that ultimately most of us earn more per hour in our day jobs. Having said that why not make up a collection and sell them at a stall as a one off thing to see how it goes?

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    1. I would love to do that one day. It's definitely on my bucket list.

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  5. Nice! We have something similar in Melbourne called the markit. Some of the stuff is awesome (with prices to match) and the rest is a bit.. meh. XD But you can find some cool things there..

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  6. Love the idea! I'd like a copy of the little person my daughter has been drawing quite obsessively lately. You could start a custom business where people send you the pictures and you send them the softie. I'll be your first customer!

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  7. there was a street fair outside our apt today... this is just what i wanted it to be...

    (instead we had endless purse and ipad accessory stalls)

    i love this virtual tour!

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  8. looks like an excellent time, we get horrible fairs in our neighborhood usually involving way overpriced food. have to check out those softies, i'm a major sucker for a stuffed animal!

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  9. For real. We need to talk. I will motivate you to quit your day job and start your dream! Seriously.

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    1. Oh, and that softie is so adorable!

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    2. If only my dream job included health insurance....! Oh man, that sounds so sad and practical. I get more and more boring every year.

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