Crafty Bastards 2011

We had a cold and rainy weekend here in DC, but that didn’t stop folks from heading out to Crafty Bastards on Saturday – the fair was packed!  This year’s fair was packed full of exhibitors from as far away as Washington state, Ohio, Boston, Georgia, and everywhere else in between.  I managed to sneak in a few pictures even while trying to dodge the rain, so today I thought I’d share a few favorites from this year!


New House Project was probably my favorite from the whole fair.  I loved everything from the hand watercolor painted postcards to the embroidered gift tags.  So pretty!


I also love these embroidery pieces from Merriweather Council.  The little hearts are sweet, and she also has embroidered pendant necklaces!


I always love the delicate jewelry from Figs + Ginger – the new initial pendants and silhouette designs are just beautiful.


These serif and sans-serif wood lasercuts from Pepper Sprouts were another favorite from the fair


Amazing woodblock prints from Tugboat Printshop (left), and cute cards and rubber stamp sets from Small Talk Studio (right)


Fun screen printed cards and prints from Slide Sideways


I couldn’t get enough of these beautiful illustrated cards and gorgeous textiles from Sara Lee Parker

More gorgeous prints from Brainstorm Print + Design


Awesome illustrated posters by Nate Duval


Last, but definitely not least – block printed cards and textiles, including some fun new monogram cards, by local artist Katharine Watson

Those were some of my favorites!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

  1. Oh, I love Katherine Watson! I didn’t know that she was local to DC! It looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing with us from all around the globe! 🙂

  2. i follow your blog because i love fonts, paper, pens & crafts… oh, and my daughter lives in Arlington but works in DC… she may need some help with wedding announcements in the next 6-9 months.
    wondering? did you have to ask the vendors if you could take pictures of their work? I never know the protocol at craft shows…

  3. Oh I’m so glad you posted photos of the fair! I live in DC too but I was out of town that weekend so I missed it!

    Hopefully next year I’ll have a booth there…(fingers crossed!)

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