First, let me set the scene:
Well, it's not the best pic, nor is it the whole show, but you can see it's pretty huge! Plus, it was held at the Fillmore this year, a big theatre that usually hosts concerts and stuff. Took the photo from the mezzanine :)
Here's the whole stash I brought home:
Well, most of it. I picked up a couple gifts that aren't here. Some of what's here will be gifted (to people who don't know I have a blog, of course), but some is definitely for me. Here's a close-up of one:
Our old pal Austin makes awesome paper action figures, and now he's making tiny (seriously tiny -- like maybe an inch or so!) little roller skates too -- he had about 20 pair, and each is unique. The rainbow-striped versions called to me. (I admit, I already have one pair -- they were a birthday gift, and I've turned one into a necklace.) I wish he had a real website or etsy store or something...if you are down with paper roller skates or action figures, just let me know and I'll put you in touch.
This might take a little explaining. First, these are, as you can see, photos of motel signs. They happen to be of motels that are very near where I grew up (and where I still drive past every day). Whenever I see them, I think to myself -- "Self, you should totally get pictures of those cheeseball signs before they disappear." Yet, I never have. Now I don't need to, because the friendly couple behind Perfect Laughter has done it for me -- plus, the prints are on lovely textured paper and look like Polaroids. Love. Their other letterpress goodies are very well designed, and the quality is fantastic, too.
Who knew? Rubber stamps at an indie craft fair! These are so super-cute, and the Tricia, the artist behind Frizzelstix, also does fun prints and fabrics with her designs. I thought these were really whimsical and fun. I can already see that little Yeti paper-pieced with something fuzzy and fun -- felt, maybe?
If you'd like to know more about what's in the photo, just let me know. And if you're local, the craft fair is open tomorrow, too. Check it out. Also tomorrow: the Whip Stitch Craft Fair is tomorrow in Ypsilanti -- more goodies to be had (plus a specially-brewed beer from Arbor Brewing just for the occasion). Nice.