Bake It Pretty


My good buddy Amanda, purveyor of adorable miniatures, has opened her own online store! Bake It is a veritable treasure trove of vintage-inspired miniatures, baking supplies, packaging and unique novelties. This indie business began in 2006 as A. Bel Emporium, a hugely successful Etsy shop. She now offers the same fare as that shop plus much more. She has worked long and hard to find adorable supplies for the baker at fair prices, and everything in her shop will be wrapped up for you Continue Reading

Handmade Nation

I am absolutely over the moon about the opening credits for Handmade Nation, which is a documentary about the new wave of craft in America. Comes out next year. I can't wait to see it! For more: Handmade Nation. Continue Reading

Call for applications!

It's time to apply for Handmade Parade 2008! The 7 Cities Crafters are extremely excited to announce our second annual holiday art & craft bazaar, Handmade Parade! This show will provide great holiday shopping for those who are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts while avoiding the mass-produced and supporting independent entrepreneurs instead! We will offer a wide variety of fine art, accessories, jewelry, pottery, house wares, baked goods, baby items, clothing and more! The show will be held Continue Reading

Buy Handmade

Everyone should go check out Buy Handmade and take the handmade pledge this holiday season. Why buy handmade? For me it all comes down to one-of-a-kind gifts and avoiding the malls and parking lots which I LOATHE. But there are some other really good reasons as well. Here's some great info from their site: Buying handmade is better for people, better for the environment, and better for giving truly special and well-crafted gifts. The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing Continue Reading

Big ol’ Etsy Shop Update!

You know your faithful companion deserves pampering every now and then. So scamper over to the My Aim Is True etsy shop and get him a dapper new collar or get her a fancy leash poop baggie holder. Or buy them both some paw balm to soothe those cracked pads! Lots of good stuff, get it before it's gone! Shop My Aim Is True! Continue Reading