Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crafty Bastards

This past Saturday, I helped my friend Jen at the Crafty Bastards craft show in D.C.  Jen has a block printing business called Home Sweet.  She hand cuts each pattern, and prints them by hand on sustainable fabrics.  She's got all kinds of products, from pillows to table runners to kitchen towels, and now even Christmas stockings! 

Crafty Bastards is a huge show, and I couldn't wait to go help out.  Jen has perfected her display, which is hard to do, in my opinion.  Each vendor only has about a 10'x10' space to set up a shop, so you have to get creative.  So we set up her corner and got ready for the crowds!

I love how she uses the door as a backdrop for her towels.   

And I love these stockings.  Check out the mock mantel she built.  Her son even made a fire for her!

Here I am later in the afternoon (boy, I'm in need of a haircut!).  It was a super busy day, and there must have been thousands of people there.  The aisles of the huge tents were so crowded, people were shoulder to shoulder and it was hard to move!  It was a great show, and maybe one day Purl & June will be there!

Here's a view of the tents and Union Market after the show.

If you're local, Home Sweet will be at the Holiday Heap craft show in Baltimore on December 1st!


Becky said...

She really has a nice set up and I love her stockings too! :) That was really nice of you to help her. I bet it won't be long before you're ready to take on a craft show that big. :)

Momma/Deb said...

That really is a very professional set up! Wow! I know you were taking it all in and planning for your future booth at that great and fancy craft show! I just love craft show booths! If only I had ever made money at it!!! Love, Momma

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