Saturday, November 19, 2011

'Tis the Season to Shop Local!

There's a chill in the air and I can almost smell the turkeys and tofurkeys cooking! With black Friday just around the corner we feel compelled to encourage folks to support their communities by shopping for local, handmade wares. Box stores might have all the deals in town, but let's take a step back and remember that when we support our local craftsmen and craftswomen we put our money back into the community.  Alright, alright, I'll step off my soap box! :) Here's a quick list of Chicago based artists you should check out for some fantastic gift ideas!

Allie's Minis 
Invisible Jet Publishing
Laura George
Letterform's Nourishing Notes
Marlingsworth Marley's Munchable Morsels
Orange Beautiful
Paper Parasol Press
Paper Tiger Cards & Friends
Reuse First
Rar Rar Press
Simply Keen
Steff Bomb
Wonder Wheel

In other news, we traveled to Pittsburgh for the Handmade Arcade show (which was amazingly wonderful, we can't wait to visit again soon!!) and are currently in Atlanta for the Indie Craft Experience show. We'll get next weekend off and then we will be at Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market and the following weekend we'll be back on the road again and headed to Chattanooga's Chatty Crafty! Come say hello!!

Since we're on the road and don't have the means to post up pretty new photos to appease your hungry eyes, we leave you with this parting image. cheers!!

Is this how we'll feel when the craft fair season is over?!

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