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crafty bastards tomorrow

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is tomorrow from 10–5 at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming in Adams Morgan. I will be volunteering at the Pyramid Atlantic booth 90 / 91 from 10–noon doing a letterpress demo. Some of my letterpress friends will be selling their awesome goods at booth 123, (and some of mine too!) Hope you all can stop by the fair and buy some crafty stuff!

Have a great weekend!

crafty bastards recap 1

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Overall it was a great Crafty Bastards this year. I felt like there were a lot of new vendors and a wide variety of products in comparison to the past couple years. I walked away with quite a few goodies, mostly gifts but a couple things for myself. Over the next couple of days I’m going to do a recap of my favorite vendors.

Fuzzy Ink was the first booth to catch my eye at the show. I know some people are already sick of mustaches but not me. They offered a wide range of tshirts with very original mustache illustrations and some plush mustaches as well. Check out their online shop.

Illustrators Jen Skelley (top image) and Nate Duval (second image) really caught my eye with their booth full of beautiful and unique prints. I was very close to purchasing a print from them, but couldn’t decide on one!

Tugboat Printshop‘s woodblock prints blew my mind. The illustrations were gorgeous and super detailed. I’m in awe of their wood carving skills. See details of their process here.

Ok, that’s all for today. I’ll share the rest of my favorite vendors tomorrow.

kerri conrad

Thursday, March 4th, 2010


right: Skeleton Girl   left: Octogirl

Last October I purchased one of Kerri Conrad’s pieces at DC’s Crafty Bastards. It was really hard to choose just one, but I ended up deciding on “Skeleton Girl,” (pictured above.) I adore Kerri’s quirky, dark and playful illustration style. Each piece is an original ink drawing that is attached to a wooden plaque, all coated with resin. It’s not obvious in these pictures but the ink drawing is mounted in a way that makes it float in front of the plaque.

See more of Kerri’s work here.


Twins (all pictures via Kerri’s site)