My friend Gloria informed me of a Craft Fair in West Philadelphia called “Go West!” that happened this past weekend. This was the first craft fair that I’ve been to since I started reading so many blogs, specifically blogs that talk about handmade things. I ended up spending a little bit more money than I wanted to spend, but I came home with some awesome purchases.
I have been looking at Real Fruit Jewelry since Fall of 2010 – that’s two years. I saw her at a First Friday in Philadelphia, kept her card, and couldn’t stop thinking about her. I finally made the splurge. $25 for the pair of earrings. They’re real fruit with a shellac on top and they look a lot like stained glass in the light. Definitely worth the wait.
Second, I’ve never really been a pin girl, but recently I’ve found some that I really like. I think my collection is up to approximately 15 pins. Now I need to find a way to display them. These pins came from Oh Talking Bird. She’s on an Etsy hiatus right now, but I’m sure she’ll be back eventually. How can you beat a bargain like this? 3 pins for $1.
This is a hair pin from Busy Baker Industries. While Gloria and I were sitting there chatting with her, we learned that her mother and grandmother go tag sale hunting on the weekends to find her cool materials to use in her accessories. Then she sends her grandmother snail mail pictures of displays and products. I thought that was pretty cool.
This next booth was cool because I knew the crafter’s husband. He was actually the accompanist in my college chorus. Anyway, her name is Allison, and you can find her shop Bijoux by Allison here. When I saw the fleur de lis on this headband, I knew I needed to have it. I really am becoming a Louisiana girl…
This next print is also by oh talking bird. It’s approximately 4″ x 6″ and I think it’s lovely. It looks very nice next to my homemade art on the wall.
This next print is by Stephanie Harvey at Exit 343 Design. I fell in love with it. It may have been the turquoise. It may have been the Friends with Benefits. It may have been the ripped edges of the paper. This also looks really good next to my homemade art. I’m going to have a turquoise wall in my house, and I’m excited to find other art that blends in.
I hope that you enjoyed my crafting experience with me. Check out some of these lady’s sites. They’re incredible and they make some awesome crafts.
Which one’s your favorite?