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Super Friends Indie Holiday Craft Fair Last Minute Market!

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Hey gang! The Super Friends Indie Holiday Craft Fair Last Minute Market fun is happening once again this year, hooray!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 11am – 6pm, come share in the slathering of local artist friends with ample supply of holiday goods for your last minute holiday shopping needs + Join us for Holiday Cheer in the form of music, crafts, snacks, homemade cookies, beer, libations, and good vibes!

Your 2015 Participating Artists:

Super Friends Indie Artists Last Minute Christmas Market TOMORROW on 12/14

Well, it’s that time of year. Full of Holiday parties and Holiday Cheer.

Come join us for our very last show of the year THIS Saturday (ONLY!) for hours (ONLY) at the First Annual Super Friends Independent Artists Last Minute Christmas Market (and beer) Show! Hosted by CommonWealth Press at theCommonWealth Press Warehouse (not the retail shop!)

The basic premise is this:

  • We have some wicked talented best friends who do shows all year long all over the country.
  • You probably have a few gifts left to procure.
  • So why not have fun and find something special in a super chill, low-key fun environment in Pittsburgh and pick up some handmade, crafted right here in not only the USA, but in Pittsburgh by local and crazy talented artists.
  • Have some fun, drink a craft brew beer, and bring your friends and family.

“The last minute Christmas market is sponsored by a few local artists. Come shop for some crafts, hang w friends. drink some beer. family friendly.

Wares by strawberryluna, garbella, Nick Caruso, Alternate Histories, Sapling Press, CommonWealth Press, Mike Budai everyday balloons, Suz Pisano, redraven studios,

Maybe more, maybe less. who knows….we will keep you posted.”

Who: See above silly!

Where: At the CommonWealth Press Warehouse (not retail shop!) located at 2315 Wharton St‎. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 on the South Side.

When: Saturday December 14th, from 2pm – 6pm (ish) and ONLY!

Why: Because Friends are neato and Handmade is best.

 

Fresh Spring Trio Instagram Giveaway!

Spring Trio

It’s the first day of Spring!

Hooray! Finally, blue skies, softer breezes and warmer air are on the way here in the Northeast. Can’t come a moment too soon. To celebrate 2 of my super talented and fellow Pittsburgh artist friends garbella +  Redraven Studios & I strawberryluna have teamed up to bring you a special welcome-to-spring-giveaway on Instagram!

We are giving away all 3 of the above items: Diamond Tote Bag (by garbella), Spring Cardinal print (by strawberryluna), and Arrowhead Earrings (by Redraven Studios) to 1 lucky winner!

Here’s how it works, to enter our #SpringTrio Giveaway:

  • Repost the above photo on Instagram. You can screencap it to repost.
  • Tag your repost: #springtrio
  • (If your Instagram account is private then comment on one of our 3 posts that you shared the #SpringTrio giveaway post above instead.)
  • And follow all 3 of us on Instagram: @redravenstudios + @strawberryluna + @garbella.

Our #SpringTrio Giveaway ends at midnight on Friday March 22nd (EST)

We will choose a winner at random on Saturday morning (the 23rd of March) and announce the winner on Instagram with a special photo shout out from all 3 of us.

Thanks so much and good luck!

Thank you Chicago & Renegade!

Just wanted to give a bustass shout out to everyone in Chicago who came out and made this year’s Chicago Renegade Craft Fair so fun and so amazing. It’s always so great doing a busy show and getting to meet so many awesome people. I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of working this 2-day, outdoor festival solo, but man oh man, things could not have gone more smoothly. Perfect weather, lovely neighbors, and awesome shoppers. The crowd was really big, and everyone was super friendly and nice. What else could a craft show boother ask for?

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A special thanks to Sue Daly & everyone else of Renegade for all of your hard work, I can’t imagine the monumental kitten herding feat it must be to bring this fair to order. You guys did a phenomenal job! And a double extra special thanks to my homies in Pittsburghtown, the little area of Renegade where fellow Pittsburgh Craft Collective crafters Rag Trader, garbella and Cosy Knits and myself were. Thanks for looking out for me, and most huge thanks to Rag Trader Beth &  her brother Joel, I could not have done it without you cats.

This trip was super special as it was the 2nd part of a 2 week show tour that I did with friends and fellow print and poster artists Hero Design & Delicious Design League too. Thanks for your hospitality Delicious! We love hanging around Chicago, as the photos while working and playing below can attest to. And there are more boring photos on my Flickr page here!

Lamps

Lamps by neighbors Bright Lights Little City made from vintage ribbon. Click for more info!

And below, some photos from our day off in Chicago on Monday. It’s always so nice when we can build in a little time to walk around and do quintessential things in other cities.

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started.

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started. PS-those are bleachers on the buildings across the street...yowza!

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy  happiness.

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy happiness.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Indiana, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Sandusky County, Ohio on the way home, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.