December 18, 2006

She's Crafty: Bazaar Bizarre Crafts Fair (Don't Worry: There's also a Book!)

Spent Saturday afternoon with Jane and Russ checking out the Bazaar Bizarre, a kooky hipster crafts fair organized by the founders of Magpie. "Not your granny's crafts fair" is their tagline, and they live up to it with fun and funky DIY crafts sold by folks who are, well, as fun and funky as the stuff they sell.

Russ and I picked up some techno-tacular one-of-a-kind metal robots made of recycled screws and bike parts from 80GritArt.

I bought a recycled metal egg to go with my rooster and bird collection from Anna Johannson of AnnaBuilt.

And we picked up recycled cashmere hats, a porcupine pin cushion and other little treasures for folks on our lists.

Bazaar-Bizarre.jpgBazaar Bizarre happened this year in Boston and LA. But if you missed it, don't despair completely. If you're crafty, or know someone who is, you can always pick up the book - Bazaar Bizarre - by Greg DerAnanian, one of the founders of the fair.

The book takes crafts projects from actual Bazaar Bizarre crafters, and shows you how to DIY-'em. iPod cozies, hats with ears, cuff bracelets made from vinyl records -- DerAnanian's got the stuff. So if you missed the Bazaar Bizarre itself, or went and find yourself hungry for more, pick up a copy to tide yourself over until next year.

Available on Amazon.

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Posted by Jess Brooks at December 18, 2006 8:08 AM

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