Life | Urban Craft Uprising – Summer Show Recap


Urban Craft Uprising is a lot like walking into a real life Etsy. So much handmade awesomeness, you guys. The summer show this last weekend had over a hundred vendors, so the following is just a sampling. (And for the record, I was packing light, so all my snap happiness was with my iPhone!)


What is it about wood mounted rubber stamps that excites me SO much more than acrylic?! These two sets (there was a sewing one too!) from Assemble Shop & Studio were begging for me to add them to my collection. OY VEY. So cute.


So basically, these letterpress notecards from Old School Stationers is perfect in every way. The colors, her dress, the font, the scrolls…THE HAT.


I wasn’t expecting to find much of anything to use for scrapbooking purposes, but OMG PATTERNED CHIPBOARD BUTTONS. Yes, the top one to the left came home with me. Colored tags and twine were also hanging out in the Such Sweet Tierney booth, along with her awesome bags!


I have been wearing the same diamond stud earrings and cameo necklace everyday for years now (with no plans to change it up much), but the The Sprinkle Factory jewelry booth made me stop in my tracks. Pie necklaces, gummy bear rings, teapot necklaces…so full of quirky cuteness.


My first purchase was this journal from Ex Libris Anonymous. I spotted it across from another booth and knew it had to be mine. Bound inside this vintage book are a few pages from the book itself, along with blank, acid-free paper. What to put in it, I haven’t decided yet, but its well-loved cover and old book smell makes me soooo happy.

I had to get a shot of the above pillow from Cellar Door Mercantile because my mom owns several goats, so I’m sure she could appreciate this. (PSST…and if you’re a fan of other naughty words and weird animals, then you should check out this Narwhal card)


Hey, that’s my hood! My budget was way too beat for any of these Twozdai original paintings at the Skylines art booth, but I am so in love with the Top Pot canvas, and the crow on the telephone wire. Well, any of the Capitol Hill images, but those especially.


This travel coffee mug from Bread and Badger might be my absolute favorite thing I brought home. Cats, bikes, Oregon, yarn, narwhals…they’re all represented there too.

And that 4×5 coffee print from Graphic Anthology is gonna look great in my kitchen, y’all. (POLKA DOTS, WHUT)

Already can’t wait for the December show. I <3 UCU!


9 Responses to Life | Urban Craft Uprising – Summer Show Recap

  1. Emily Adams July 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM #

    Oh that looks like a fun craft show!!

    • Lisa July 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM #

      Emily, yes, so much creativity! The one in December is great for Christmas shopping :D

  2. Mary pat July 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM #

    Oh wow this craft show looks amazing!

  3. artfulscrapbooking July 16, 2013 at 3:55 PM #

    TFS!!! This is so fun!! I really love the letterpress note cards. xo, Evie

  4. perpetualrenovator July 16, 2013 at 5:17 PM #

    This looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Becky G. July 16, 2013 at 7:32 PM #

    I’m drooling here! Amazing, and I really don’t know how you didn’t buy everything up!

  6. Madeline July 16, 2013 at 7:49 PM #

    Ooooo…great show! Love the old book newly spiral bound with new pages!

  7. Lisa Swift July 17, 2013 at 4:24 AM #

    This looks like a shopper’s and crafter’s paradise!

  8. midwestgirl60 July 23, 2013 at 5:41 AM #

    That looks like a fantastic show! Bet I would have dropped a wad.

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