Monday, October 25, 2010

ADDICTED TO HANDMADE

It is true; ever since I started immersing myself into the culture of handmade goods, my appreciation and enthusiasm for the creativity has become addictive. The time and skill that goes into making handmade things is amazing and I love that every crafter has his or her own unique aesthetic.

Right now, my drug of choice is the craft fair. I know, it sounds a little "grandma", but I have found an amazing amount of fairs that accommodate all types of genres. I have made it a goal to attend four craft fairs in the span of twelve months and I am already going on number two.
My sister, Kelsie, and dear friend Jenny, went with me to the recent Country Living Fair. It was sponsored by Country Living Magazine and hosted at Stone Mountain.

After taking our time and browsing around the seventy-something tables, I walked away with these little beauties from a favorite shop of mine called Found*ling. I love these post earrings and the fact that they go with everything. Mine do, however, say "love" rather than what is pictured below.

What is my next venture? I am enthusiastically making my way to the new "Indie Craft Experience" fair next month in Atlanta. I think the fact that it aims at a younger, "indie" audience will make it an extremely clever and creative fair. I am SO excited! My dream is for Maiedae to have a table at something like this next year. *Crossing my fingers*!

If you are in the Atlanta area, I suggest you think about attending! It is only $5.00 for admission, and it runs November 20-21. Check out their site for more information.


See you there!

2 comments:

  1. oh my goodness...i found out about the CL fair at the last minute and decided not to go because of a crazy busy weekend...but i didn't know foundling was there! she was my very first etsy purchase...sigh...maybe i'll check out the indie fair!

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  2. Hi there. I have a blog and am looking to create a personal blog, as my business model will be changing soon.... and I typed Addicted to Handmade, and here you are. I can totally relate to how you are completely addicted to making things, and how you appreciate them. I find that the more I learn, the more I want to burst from the inside to make something, appreciate something, or teach someone how to make something.

    I am irght there with you for your love of the Handmade Art.

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