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We’re thinking about spring weather, around these parts things are a little chilly. With the flowers blooming you can’t help but notice spring is on the way! With Spring comes one of our busy seasons, with a fair almost every weekend. Here’s a preview of them all, we hope you can make it to some of them! They’re all a little different, and unique. GO WEST! Craft Fest of course is our baby so I can’t help but hope you’ll come to that with jugglers and an aerialist performance, what more can you ask (other than all the cool handmade goods you’ll find). Without further adieu….
30th Street Craft Market NOW Feb 23rd!
Cheers to all of you who got TOO MUCH snow last weekend, around these West Philly parts the snow was slim pickins, still we went sledding in Fairmont Park, where it was a little deeper. In anticipation I made a new prototype dress for L, with more to come for the masses.
The lovely Emily of VIX Emporiums Craft Market was postponed because of the anticipated snow and will now be on February 23rd. It’s our first event of the new year and we can’t wait. We’re vending with such a talented crew, you can see all of their profiles here. Hope you can join us next Saturday for the first 30th Street Craft Market, inside the historic and bustling 30th Street Station.
Berlin Flea Market Style
Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been away from this space for a minute or 2 or 3, trying to savor some internet free time and the last of the holidays. We’re back home now from the wonderful Island where we spent New Years with our friends and since it was Saturday once again Mike headed off to his favorite (somewhat) local Berlin flea market. We enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather in the park and sat outside at a cafe! We had a great surprise when Mike got home with a 1960s pram. We’re not quite sure what to do with it yet (other than ride L around town), and will for the moment just have to add it to our collection… yes I said collection. There were some new to us plates too. I’m sure the dancing ladies are going to be a big hit! We’ll put at least one up on Etsy. What a nice Saturday, hope your weekend was lovely too!
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Thank you everyone for a busy and wonderful holiday vending season. We have one more (small) fair today in our neighborhood then we’re taking a well deserved break for Christmas and New Years. I meant to post this thank you from GO WEST! last week. Well, here it is now! I still have Christmas sewing to do for L and our niece (I know cutting it close), and will be happy to sit and relax on Christmas Eve with our family and my new favorite winter cocktail, eggnog & Snap.
Wishing you much laughter and light for the rest of this year and into the next. Remember…
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GO WEST! *holiday* Craft Fest this weekend!
We’re getting so excited for this weekend. Our holiday Fest is almost here and we’ve been so busy making and promoting, not to mention doing that for all the other fairs this season! This one is our baby though, and feels really special. It’s our 3rd year of having a holiday fair at The Rotunda. The first was Second Saturdays (anyone remember that?) then we transformed into GO WEST! They’ve all been really fun and busy, with great local vendors and a terrific crowd. I hope for nothing less this year, once again we have an awesome line up of vendors, many who have been there from the start, and some very first timers too. We also have food (and coffee) from Black Orchid, treats & pops from the Lil Pop Shop and ice cream from the debuting West Philly company Weckerleys!
Check out our pintrest page for a sneak peek at some of the wares that will be there. Also the complete listing of the vendors is here on our blog. I can’t wait to see everyone there and am anticipating a busy and fun filled day! There will be handmade holiday gifts for pretty much everyone.
Here’s a little sneak peek at what I’ve been up to… I’ve only made a few, so come early! Can’t wait to see you there!
GO WEST! Craft Fest December 15th, 11-4pm
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
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Craft Fair Weekends!
We’re getting into the holiday craft fair rush, with Fairs every weekend until Christmas. This weekend we have two! Crafty Balboa, a holiday smackdown of some awesome Philly crafters on Saturday. And on Sunday the Punk Rock Flea Market. We did this one last year and it was a fun and packed event with 250 vendors selling everything from punk stuff to yummy jam to flea market knick knacks and then of course a bunch of handmade crafts. This year Mike will continue selling off some of his old punk records, along with his jewelry, and my kids clothes (I have a pair of mini Carhartts!). Hope to see you there, check out my Instagram for a blow by blow… Then get ready for GO WEST! Craft Fest, my own baby, on Dec 15th!!
Crafty Balboa, Sat Dec 8th, 11-6pm, Neumann Goretti High School, 11th & Moore, South Philly
Punk Rock Flea Market, Sun Dec 9th, 10-5pm, 461 N 9th Street, Northern Liberties
Waldorf School Holiday!
We’re getting ready for the Waldorf Holiday Fair tomorrow and Saturday. Mike’s upstairs in his studio giving a final polish to some new pieces, and I’ve spent much of the day at the sewing machine with pirates, owls and Matryoshka dolls for company. We all have so much fun at the Waldorf Fair. I love the Waldorf Philosophy and try to incorporate parts of it into my daily life with L. Some of my favorite people grew up in the Waldorf education and they seem to take such a joyful, natural approach to learning. The school itself is so lovely and it’s a very fun time, with so many wonderful vendors and natural children’s activities all day. I’m especially looking forward to seeing the felted doll ornament maker, and finding a lovely one for our tree. Also the “puzzle lady” who had no online presence unfortunately. She has a pedal powered saw and makes wooden puzzles before your very eyes! Last year we got L’s hand traced in puzzle form and a few others with sweet Elsa Beskow illustrations. We’re really looking forward to this weekend full of fun (and honey sticks) hope to see some of you there!
Late Fall Vending
Our last outside fair of 2012 was Clover Market this past weekend. It was fun (and quite chilly) making me thankful for all the indoor markets of the upcoming holiday season. I took some pictures of favorites of this last Market but unfortunately my phone (and new found love of instagram) are not cooperating tonight. Here’s a look at our stand though, if you’ve never been, some pictures of the always work in progress that it is. Now to scaled down spaces of the indoor winter. One of my favorites is coming up next weekend, The Waldorf School Holiday Fair , where once again, I try not to buy as much as I sell. Happy weekend to you all and I hope to see some of you family types there!
Looking forward to the weekend!
Wow, what a roller-coaster of a week, and it’s not over yet. We survived Sandy with the most minimal of leaks, and lots of home cooking and pie baking and looking at storm footage on the computer. The cold front hit, and we feel very blessed that we can turn our heat on when we want to. Our families are and friends who were in the path of the storm are ok. We have friends who weren’t so lucky, a good place to donate money to one family is here and if you live in Philly, West Philadelphia Coop School 4625 Baltimore Ave is having a clothing & goods drop off tomorrow from 1-3pm, that will go directly to NYC hurricane victims. Then of course the weather changed and it was Halloween! L was a cookie delivering pirate, and had as much (if not more) fun giving out candy then the actual trick or treating.
This Sunday is the last Clover Market of the season. We’re thrilled to be participating again and have many new designs and flavors for all of you holiday shopping needs. Yes, it’s that time again. We’re #76, same place as last time and what a nice place it was, hope to see you there!I know there are a few “moments” in here as well as some plugs for things but these first pictures really sum up “savoring and remembering”!
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