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I Am Awesome

I will never forget that I am awesome by The Small Object

And so are you.

(And whenever I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.)

Coming soon from The Small Object.

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Handmade Favorites: Leah Duncan

Triangles pillow by Leah Duncan

Elle Summer Scarf by Leah Duncan

My heart to your heart print by Leah Duncan

Raindrop pillow by Leah Duncan

Circles Lines and Shapes print set by Leah Duncan \

Is it too early to start talking about my birthday in August?
Because everything from Leah Duncan’s shop is on my list.

Images: Leah Duncan

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Favorites: Hopscotch Mat by Cool Spaces for Kids

Hopscotch Mat by Cool Spaces for Kids

Perfect to roll up and bring to the park, or to play inside on a rainy day – and a great solution for those who don’t have a sidewalk or a paved driveway either. I love this mat by Cool Spaces for Kids – it would make a great gift for any kid.

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Renegade Brooklyn Round Up

A few photos of the things I bought at Brooklyn’s Renegade Craft Fair:

What I bought at Renegade Brooklyn

H Ceramics and Perch

Sugar bowl and creamer and small gray vase by H Ceramics (a new store – not stocked yet, but worth keeping an eye on it). For anyone in Pittsburgh, Heather has a new studio called BrickPitt Ceramic Studio that you should go see.

Yellow container by one of my favorites: Perch!

Work/Life 2 by Uppercase Magazine

Work/Life 2 – a book I’ve been meaning to buy, so I was happy to find it at the Uppercase booth. After leafing through it just a little bit, I decided I had to have Work/Life (the first one) so that I could have the set.

Letterpress dice print by Stukenborg

Stukenborg Studio‘s letterpress prints made with dice were a real standout for me at Renegade. The many different patterns were so interesting to look at, and seemed to change depending on whether you were inspecting them close up, or seeing them from a distance.

handprinted napkins by Namoo

I really liked the cute booth by Namoo which had beautiful baby blankets and toys, as well as a variety of other things, including this set of four handprinted napkins. I think it’s highly likely that I’ll get another set of 4 from her shop to replace some of my older cloth napkins. (Yes, we’re a cloth napkin family.)

bookmarks by namoo notebooks by tidiworld

Giant paper clip / fabric covered bookmarks by Namoo and a set of three notebooks by Tidiworld – many cute things in their booth, especially if you happen to have little girls in your life. Their masquerade dolls were cute in person.

I bought a couple of other things too, but they’re gifts and I can’t show them. I want to give credit to Miniature Rhino for being a booth where it was easy to find lovely treasures (thanks, Jessica!).

Some other favorites included Krank Press, Beau Ideal, Foxy & Winston, and Morris + Essex.

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Renegade Craft Fair Preview

I’m looking forward to these booths and dozens more at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn next weekend (June 11 – 12).

1. Nicce Dress by Pip-Squeak Chapeau
2. Masquerade Ball dolls by Tidiworld
3. Love pouches by Humunuku
4. Letterpress Dice print by Stukenborg Studio & Press
5. Rolsten Backpack by Shelter

In other Shop Handmade news, you should check out the new Worthsy website, where creators Jessika and Zoe will carefully curate one new handmade good to be auctioned each week. Their debut auction item, made by Jessika, is charming. If you are a handmade artist, you can submit your shop / goods for consideration, too.

Wishing you all a happy weekend! xo

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Cool Handmade Gifts for a Cool Dad

Father's Day Gifts by Charlotte's Fancy

1. weRobot glow in the dark t-shirt with 51 iconic robots by the Chop Shop
2. Manly and pensive custom Moleskine notebooks, set of 3, by big and mighty
3. Tools included Bike Roll by Bike Cozy
4. Strong Man print by Gold Teeth Brooklyn
5. Reclaimed wood desk caddy by Peg and Awl
6. T Rex on a bicycle t-shirt by Dark Cycle Clothing

Images by their respective owners

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Renegade Craft Fair Preview: d’emploi


The Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn edition, is coming up in a few weeks (June 11), and I’m looking forward to spending the day among the booths, which are always filled with such a huge variety of handmade goods.

d’emploi is a Brooklyn-based company “fueled by the desire to return thoughtful work to the finished object.” All of d’emploi’s items are made in New York on a Depression-era Singer with domestically produced canvas.

I picked a few items I like in their shop – especially the Pilot’s Bag (top left). It comes in navy too, but I think we can all agree that the red is awesome. Also, I’m thinking that any of these would make excellent Father’s Day gifts.

More Renegade Craft Fair previews to come over the next few weeks.

Images: d’emploi

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