Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Holiday craft fairs!

Don't like shopping online for your holiday gifts? Why not check things out in person? There are two events happening this coming weekend:

For those of you who are New York based, check out this year's Bust Craftacular event, sponsored by Etsy.

With over 200 vendors, (including one of my favs, pequitobun!), DJs, dancing, food, and drinks, this will be an event not to be missed! Am Sedaris will be there, signing books and selling some of her own handmade goods.

You can even have your holiday portrait taken (tacky sweaters will be provided.)

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2007
LOCATION: The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, 125 West 18th Street.
TIME: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Then there is the Bazaar Bizarre...not your granny's craft fair.

Dissatisfied with stencils of country ducks and painted wooden slices of watermelon, a hodge-podge of friends started the Bazaar Bizarre craft fair in Boston in 2001. Seven years later the event is still growing in popularity and has now spread to Los Angeles, Cleveland and San Francisco!

I attended last year and had a ton of fun!

DATE: Sunday December 9, 2007
LOCATION: The Cyclorama (Boston Center for the Arts)
539 Tremont St in the South End of Boston
TIME: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Admission fee $1.00

Now go fill those stockings (and maybe pick up a thing or two for youself while you're at it!)


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