Friday, December 16, 2011

Craft Fair Recap

Over the past month or so, I participated in two craft fairs: one in Park Slope, and one on Franklin Avenue in my own neighborhood. Though I didn't sell much myself, I did get to meet a lot of other really cool vendors, and for me a lot of the experience of craft fairs is talking to other vendors about their work and how they sell.

At the Park Slope craft fair, I shared a table with Annie of Brooklyn Owl. She makes adorable felt hair pins, earrings and other accessories in the shape of owls (hence her business's name), flowers, bees, cats and seahorses, to name a few. On either side of us was eco-friendly jeweler Lori of A 1000 Kisses, and Precious Pieces (sorry, no link, but I loved her pillows-- the artist designed the fabric herself!)

There were a lot of neat vendors at the Built in Brooklyn craft fair on Franklin Ave, too. If you're into vintage, check out Prints and Pleats Vintage. There were a few great jewelers there, and my favorite was Melody's Addiction. She uses all kinds of things, not just metal, to create her jewelry, like fabric, leather, feathers and shells.

Bonus! Early December's Built in Brooklyn was featured on local Brooklyn Blog I Love Franklin Ave.

There's another Built in Brooklyn coming up tomorrow, same time and place as last time (12-6 p.m., Launchpad on Franklin Avenue.) I won't be vending, but my friend and fellow yarn-crafter Elizabeth of woolendiversions will be. (She makes awesome hats! Including, for all you Harry Potter fans, hats in the colors of the Hogwarts houses.)

As for me, I won't be doing any craft fairs again until around early spring, at which time I hope to have more in my repertoire besides scarves. But everything I didn't sell at my fairs will very soon be up on my Etsy shop, so if you're interested please check back often!