bust craftacular...


i had a craftacular day sunday! after a very lovely, very long lunch at union square cafe (finished off with an eggnog brulee.... devine) with my sister katy, we walked over to the bust craftcalur. this was my first trip there, and it was really nice! after a wait to get in (above), and paying our two dollars, we walked into a very large room, filled with hundreds of vendors.


we saw so many etsy sellers! some i had met before, others i feel like i know so well, but haven't actually met in person (including some i have bought from before)! it was very nice, and packed with people. some highlights:

one of the first vendors we saw was fern animals. i was lucky enough to see her work at renegade this summer, and it's always enjoyable to see these tiny little creations in person. i particularly liked this one...


next we saw jennifer from peppersprouts, who has these beautiful shadow boxes and also a great blog, upstatefancy. check them both out...


then we hit reprodepot, and picked up some excellent fabrics!!


we also saw life with tigers, who makes plush animals and lovely fabric topiaries that are quite amazing in person...


i saw one of my favorite sellers, kristin of cakehouse. she's such a great person...


she was sharing a table with may luk, whose terrific ceramics i have shown off here before:


i just missed out on a perfectly beautiful pairs of dancing bears, from kgrandey, that were marked down a huge amount because of an unnoticeable flaw. the woman in front of me whipped out her wallet a second ahead of me (although i thought katy and i were going to have to duke it out for them). i guess i'll have to save up for my own pair...


one of my favorite tables, and now one of my favorite sellers was mummysam! her work is beautiful, and she uses all wool felt and stuffing! she was super nice, and we talked a minute about our little ones who are similar ages. i had seen her work on etsy before, and even though her pictures are quite lovely these pieces are just amazing in person...




i saw a lot of other wonderful sellers as well... i wish i could include everyone (some of whom i bought presents from), but all in all a very talented room! that includes of course the very talented amy sedaris, and her very kitschy table as well...

happy crafting!

2 comments:

sammi said...

thank you so much for your sweet words....I had such a lovely time chatting with you, and just adore everything you make. (is that too obvious that a "trade" would be welcome anytime?)

Cary Walker said...

just let me know! i'd love a trade! i'm so in love with all your work, but i'm especially fond of your houses. actually, i would be hard for me to choose!