Crafty Bastards 2009

On Saturday I headed on over to the 2009 Crafty Bastards fair with Juli.  Perhaps it was the amazingly good weather on Saturday, but this year's fair was absolutely packed!  There were a bunch of repeat vendors from last year, which was absolutely great, but for my recap I thought I'd focus in on a few new favorites from this year:

First up, some fabulous screen prints and posters from Brainstorm Print + Design:

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Next up, these lovely moleskine notebooks and gocco prints from local DC crafter Gosh Darn Knit:

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Also in the paper goods category, some cute and snarky upcycled map stationery from Craftgasm:

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I also really liked the modern jewelry and reusable felt coffee cozies from Megan Auman:

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And check out Megan's cute holiday ornaments and prints!

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I really, really loved these hand-printed textiles from Home Sweet — check out the chevron pattern!

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Something's Hiding In Here was also back this year, but with a whole new woodlands-inspired booth:

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That's it from this year's fair!  Did any of you go to Crafty Bastards this year?  Did you enjoy the fair?

{image credits: Oh So Beautiful Paper, Something's Hiding in Here}

Bespoke Letterpress Illustrators Project

Bespoke Letterpress recently completed an amazing project combining two of my favorite things — letterpress and illustrations!  Bespoke Letterpress commissioned 10 emerging illustrators from across the globe to create a 3 color illustration, each of which is now available as part of a special collection

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Bespoke Letterpress is celebrating the new collection with a huge giveaway — one complete collection with all 10 prints (a $560 value!) — as well as a huge sale in their shop:

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Check out the giveaway and illustration collection over at Bespoke Letterpress right here!

{image credits: bespoke letterpress}

Happy Weekend!

I don't know if it's the new chilly fall air or what, but I am sooo ready for this weekend — and for Crafty Bastards tomorrow!  Anyone also planning on going?  You can check out the vendor list right here.  But in the meantime…

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…here are a few things making me happy right now:

That's it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend — and if you haven't already, don't forget to check out the first part of my 2010 calendar round-up.  I'll see you all back here on Monday!

{image credits: Sloan Photographers via Once Wed

Love Fonts Memo

Okay, so technically this is only a conceptual student project, but someone needs to manufacture this game, for real - and like asap.  The game is called Love Fonts Memo, and here's the description from designer Sara Strand:

Love Fonts Memo is a classic memory game where it’s all about finding a matching pair of cards. At the end the player with most card pairs wins. The cards represents love stories about different kind of type faces. Love Fonts Memo is perfect whether you are a professional or a rookie.

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So. Awesome.  Found via The Dieline.


{image credits: Sara Strand via The Dieline}

A Weekend at the Farm

Do you remember, from a couple of weeks ago, when we went to a friend's farm in western Virginia?  We couldn't have asked for a more lovely afternoon and I went a little camera happy as we explored the property.  I finally got around to uploading a few of the photos and thought I'd share some here with you…

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{our friend's dog, Sasha}
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It was such a gorgeous day… we immediately fell in love with our surroundings and now have dreams of moving out to a farmhouse in the countryside, which is saying a lot for these two urbanites.  It didn't hurt that it was an absolutely gorgeous day — just look at this sky!

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Check out a few more photos after the jump!

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