December 6, 2010

Frances presents, Crafeteria

This past Friday Scott and I attended the 5th annual Frances Crafeteria with our friend Gina. Crafeteria is an amazing handmade craft show that featured over 40 local artists. There was everything there from amazing original paintings (that were made by Danielle Hacche, who is a blog friend of mine, Celine, sister (pretty sure I got one for Christmas)), super cute flower headbands (my purchase of the evening), pretty paper goods, and also edible treats including cupcakes, cookies, and pumpkin soup.

One of my sponsors, Rainy Day Story, also had a booth there with her pretty gocco prints, cute charms, and amazing terrariums (I wish I would have bought one now!).

Here is the booth where I bought my lovely rose headband. I know it's a little hard to see, but I promise to share my purchase from there very soon.

SeeSaw Designs was also at the fair. I've heard about them so much online, and it was so great to finally see their paper goods in person. They really had some lovely things.

Ashley of Merry May Handmade also had a lovely booth. She was selling reconstructed grandpa sweaters, as well as reconstructed vintage fur collars and a few other cute things.

Press Coffee was also at the fair. They had a lovely booth with free samples, and the neatest coffee brewing system on display. I really want to check out their new location over break.

My favorite Urban Cookies was also there! If I wasn't so full from my dinner at the new Pita Jungle (more to come on that later), then I would have for sure tried one of their new cupcake flavors.

While at Crafeteria Scott and I also ran into a few friends. It really felt like almost everybody we knew showed up to support that night, and it was great to see so many familiar faces.

(Janessa and I! We're on State Press Magazine together.)

(Scott, Courtney, Kingsley, Gina, and I (somehow I didn't end up with a picture of Sanford! sorry!).

Lastly, the night wouldn't have been complete without a trip to Smeeks as well.

(Gina and I.)

All in all, Crafeteria was so much fun, and I am so happy that we have so many great artists, crafters, and all around good people in Phoenix. I truly love my city, and I'm so happy to call it home.

Do you have a annual craft fair in your town? What's it like?


  1. I love reading your little adventures-- you guys are always so busy and always doing something!!! xo

  2. Emily Anne- Awwh, thank you so much! We had a lot of fun this weekend!

  3. oh wow!! this looks like soo much fun!! i LOVE going to craft fairs but i never go to enough, they hardly have any (or at least i dont know about them) in kansas city!!

  4. was the print by danielle hacche? if so her stuff is amazing, timmy is one of her best friends and we love her dearly.

  5. looks like you guys had a great time! I'm trying to go to a design show/fair in LA here this weekend called unique la. :) I'll have to share my pics with you guys! :)

    i wander, i wonder

  6. looks like so much fun! I loved the hanging letters on the clothes line

  7. So glad you liked my sister's stuff and so fun to finally meet you!
    Dannie's etsy shop is

  8. Sandy- I love going to them as well! They used to never have them in Phoenix, but lately they've been having so many great ones. Hope they have one in your town soon!

    Rikki- YES! That's so awesome! Scott and I lovvve all of her work!

    Sylvia- Oh my, I've heard so many great things about Unique LA! Hope you get to go! :]

    Erin- So did I! SO cute!

    Celine- It was soo good to finally meet you as well! Thank you for sending me Dannie's link :]

  9. this looks so rad! if you're ever in portland, or you should check out crafty wonderland.

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  11. This looks like so much fun! I love all the booth displays. In my town, we have an annual music festival called Loblolly that's filled with crafts and good eats. It always falls on the most perfect autumn day too!

  12. Oh my, Oh my, Oh my!!! I just stumbles upon your blog through the clothes horse comments and I was ecstatic to discover you are from my home state! I in fact was just at the Pink House in downtown Glendale purchasing Christmas gifts from Rainy Day Story's booth there!!!

  13. We have an art walk, but no annual craft fair! That looks so fun and so cute! I can't wait to see your headband :)

  14. These photos look amazing, I bet there were so many amazing things at the fair. We actually have a huge craft fair here in Austin, but I've always had work. Hopefully next year I can make it!

  15. Mary- Thank you so much for the suggestion! That place looks awesome!

    Greenpoet- Thank you!

    Gabby- Your craft fair sounds amazing! So much fun!

    Bella- That's so neat how you discovered my blog! Maybe one day we'll run into each other! :]

    Claggie- Art walk are just as fun! :]

    Amanda- I hope you can make the art walk next year! Sounds like fun!