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New Book from Hello Craft! “Handmade to Sell”

Who knew what those awesome Hello Craft ladies were up to during the “off-season” of Crafty Bastards? But of course they were super busy elves, compiling all the latest tips and expert advice on how to run a craft business into a shiny new book. It’s called “Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning,… Read more »

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…aaaand that’s a wrap!

Crafty Bastards 2011 has come and gone. It was a wet one this year, but thanks to plastic sheeting and duct tape, we still had an amazing time! And special thanks to Kim + Sara of the Crafty Bastards crew for continuing to outdo themselves every year. Please note: We’re working on migrating all of… Read more »

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New Art From imoM!

Handmade Mart is back this Sunday, May 23, from 10am-5pm! It’s in downtown Silver Spring, and we’ll be showcasing brand new designs (well new to you, but most were originally created by our dad Ming-Yen Hsu in the ’70s or ’80s). A lot of these new designs are paper collages, which are my favorite of… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards Sept. 2008!

I have some time on my hands, so here are some long overdue photos of things I’ve hyped recently. Crafty Bastards was a blast… no surprise there. I woke up around 6am, a smidge glum from the darkness outside. But once there, it was all excitement. Art and artists everywhere hauling their goods, my coworkers… Read more »

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Ok stop it already.

Stop talking about Crafty Bastards… u annoying biatch – jeesh. but it’s this SUNDAY!!! 10am-5pm Marie Reed Learning Center, Adams Morgan. They’re expecting 25,000 to come thru this year, as opposed to 20,000 last year. Statehood will be playing. Who will man my booth then? Em will not be around Good thing I got some… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards & Obama the Rockstar

Crafty Bastards is coming back around! SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Sept. 28. I can’t contain my excitement! But it also brings back memories of the June festival when Tina Seamonster and I were trying to crash blog all the vendor Q&As in time for the festival. This time around we have some funny questions and… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards Vendor Party

The Crafty Bastards vendor party happened last nite! We met up in a little bat cave called Quarry Tavern in Silver Spring. When I got there, there were tater tots on the table, courtesy of Kim, and I thought to myself ‘I’ve come to the right place.’ I also got a veggie quesadilla that was… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards Vendor Gallery Has Been Posted!

The official vendor gallery for the Crafty Bastards Festival has been posted! I’m especially psyched to see these booths (in addition to imoM of course): Rebecca Rakstad, who makes postcards with the cutest phrases. Her cards were the first things I bought on Etsy. I love Rebound Designs book bags (literally) but they’re a little… Read more »