This morning I got up early, headed over to my friend Janeen's place to pick up her and her cup of coffee, and then we were off to Handmade Parade! And how fun is this photo? A room full of crafty goods! Vendors lined the outside of the large room and craft demos and make 'n' takes ran down the center of the room.
One of the first vendors that we saw was Katie Jean! Katie has been on a circus themed fabric kick lately and she made these really cute baby sets with her new fabric finds. All of her handmade goodies are vintage inspired and I just can't get enough of them! I would give up ice cream to be able to spend one afternoon fabric shopping in her studio!
Next, we ran into The Tin Thimble, a sewing store located in Newcastle. They were setting up to do a fleece dying demo and had several stunning pieces of felted creations on display. I have yet to visit their store, but I'm already planning my road trip!
Here's Jessica of Outro Designs. Her handbags are created with vintage fabric and estate sale finds. Aren't they some of the coolest purses you've ever seen? She's another one that I want to go fabric shopping with!
I was thrilled to see my Craft Mafia sister, Rain of Rain's Embellishments! She lives and breathes beads and it shows in her stunning works! I own several of her glass fused necklaces and always get compliments whenever I wear them.
And last, but certainly not least, the woman behind the curtain - Claire! Handmade Parade is her baby and she did an amazing job putting this crafty event together. Everything went smoothly, there was a huge variety of vendors, and everyone in attendance was shopping, shopping, shopping!
Speaking of shopping, check out these yummy fabrics that I purchased from Claire's booth! They are vintage sheets! Isn't she a genius? I already have something in mind for them, too!