Sunday, June 10, 2012

Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Fair

Andrea Luna Reece
The awesome Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival took place today at the Helms Bakery in Culver City.  It was such an inspiring event.  Seeing all the fabulous wares people spent much of their time making so impressed me.   The dedication it takes a crafter to put herself out there and get it all together to sell at a show like this is really a feat.  Many of these talented ladies dragged their husbands/boyfriends to the festival to help them "man" the booth.  I just adore the fact that these partners-in-craft love their gals so much that they drove (I'm imagining), helped set up (heavy lifting), and endured hot 5'x5' spaces for hours on end to show their support.  When you fall in love with a crafty gal, this is your future, men. Anyhow, here are a few of my favorite booths.
My dear friend Jen of Unurth  was selling her colorful/functional ceramics and home goods.  Her boyfriend Jeff is hiding behind the display.

Check out this amazing planter.

...and her lovely mugs.

Another impressive ceramicist there was Alyson Iwamoto.  So delicate and natural...
The ZFLA booth with handmade critters from repurposed sweaters, wool felt trimmings and suede scraps.

My new buddy from ZFLA.

Laser cut magnets from  Their stamps are also to die for.  Another boyfriend manned booth.

Special owls from Andrea Luna Reece.  She must like animals because there were tons of critters in her booth.

My new owl spoon rest.
The lovely  Melissa Abercrombie of Blue Ribbon Salvage who made beautiful jewelry out of 19th century medals, compasses, and baby rattles.

Here is a French medal for best honing pigeon.  She also had French medals for mothers who had had five kids (or more) who managed to live beyond the age of five.  Can you imagine?

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