October 14th // 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to Crafty Bastards in Washington DC! This was my third year participating and I feel extremely fortunate, as this craft fair is pretty tough to get into. It was loads of fun, as always, and I think it was the busiest I have ever seen it. My goodness, DC loves to buy handmade!

This was a fake cover of DC's City Paper drawn by Ben Claassen. Can you spot the little caricature of me wearing a Rosette Fascinator? So funny!

Crafty Bastards // Crafty Paper

Nate + I got up at the crack of dawn, drove past Delaware + Maryland, where the sunrise led us to DC. We were greeted by an amazing band of volunteers that helped us unload + get situated in our temporary place of business.

The Giant Dwarf pop-up shop!

Giant Dwarf // Pop Up Shop

A closer look!

Giant Dwarf // Pop Up Shop

I brought tons of Fleurette cloche hats + lots of Rosette Fascinators, but by the end of the day, they were all spoken for. We were busy little bunnies, to say the least, and didn't really have a chance to say hellos or do much shopping.

After we were all packed up, we got a quick bite to eat at our favorite falafel shop in town, with some friends + crafty comrades, Stephen + Shauna and David + Maggie. It was delicious and gave us just enough energy to drive past Maryland + Delaware, and into the sunset that led us back to Philadelphia.


High fives to all of the organizers + volunteers that made the event a huge success. It was a rad show and I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Thank you!

1 comment:

chickens and hens said...

did you see ben claassen? did you get to talk to him and sigh over the old days?