The Winter show of Urban Craft Uprising is awesome to check out if you’re trying to find unique, handmade gifts to give for Christmas. My biggest problem though is that I always end up finding more things I want to buy for myself. GAH, THE AGONY.
The following is just a tiny sampling of some of the great booths I found. Oh, and pardon the somewhat low quality photos in this post…I was focused more on shopping and looking than lugging a camera around, so quick phone snaps had to do the trick!
To the left is a pic from the Oh, Hello Friend booth, which was packed every time I walked by it, and for good reason! Danni had so many awesome things to buy here for anyone that loves crafty goodies (stamps, decorative masking tape, wood embellishments, etc) but I somehow managed to keep myself in check. It was hard, trust me.
The hand cut paper images at the Bird Mafia booth stopped me in my tracks because, duh, paper, and HELLO, gorgeous! As much as I love playing with the stuff, I definitely don’t have the kind of patience or talent it takes for hand cutting. I have a scar on my leg from an incident with an X-Acto knife several years ago if that tells you how great I am around super sharp objects.
Can we just talk about how much I love the Mod Radio sign? The product was awesome too – vintage, retrofitted speakers for your iPod/other music playing device…I want one SO BAD and couldn’t resist Instagramming one of my favorite ones here.
Tender Loving Empire was another booth that I was immediately drawn to…an indie record label based in Portland (check out Radiation City and Typhoon), they also have a retail store with handmade jewelry, cards, clothes and all kinds of other nifties. These bottles of Seattle rain are so freaking adorable.
The Mugwump booth was full of passport covers, wallets, and handbags made from re-purposed materials like these old record covers!
Ahh, pretties (found at Oh, Hello Friend and Such Sweet Tierney).
That’s all I have for this recap, even though there were MANY more great booths that aren’t represented here – Bison Bookbinding, Slide Sideways, Frida Clements…I could go on! You can find out more about Urban Craft Uprising here, and here is the post I did for the summer show this past July.
If you also attended this year, which booth was your fav? Does your city have a craft fair similar to this? I’d love to see or hear about it! :D