Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010 Handmade Detroit DUCF Recap!

Posted by Crystal

Well, the lovely ladies of Handmade Detroit really outdid themselves for the 5th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair

70+ vendors filled The Fillmore Detroit lobby, theater, stage and balcony with all kinds of fabulous handmade goods.

I knew it was going to be a great show when I saw Jason from Kill Taupe right away.  All those cute colors and critters just have to put you in a festive mood!

A fabulous idea from Jennifer Joy Creative for all those small balls and scraps of leftover yarn!

Upcycled sock octopus from StinkinCuties!  Should I ever have children, I would definitely want to make many of their toys and give them handmade toys from local crafters.  I adored Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a girl and would want that kind of meaningful, DIY, eco-friendly existence for my family.

I was so excited to see Michelle's Aisle 3 wallets made from vintage neckties at the Goods table!

I bought the most awesome pair of tree bark earrings from Heather of bettula.

i3detroit offered a nifty hands-on make and take soldering project.

I was completely charmed by these ladies cravats by My Marigold.  I got one in brown with turquoise snaps.

I've never seen stamps featuring original designs at an indie craft fair before, so it was super fun to check out the adorable products from Frizzelstix.

When I saw the Save Michigan Buy Local print from Amanda Jane Jones, I knew I had to have it!  It will soon be hanging in my kitchen with other fun prints from local artists.  I absolutely love the WPA poster style of graphic design. 
Aren't these the most adorable winking owl pouches from dEid Goods?!

If you're looking for more handmade goodness, be sure to come visit me at Holiday MittenMade at Blue House Ann Arbor on December 18th from 11am-6pm! 

I will be vending my upcycled beautiful JUNK crafts as well as our official Flint Handmade Knuckles Merchandise.


  1. "i3detroit offered a nifty hands-on make and take soldering project."

    That was actually All Hands Active from Ann Arbor ( That's me in the photo. =D

  2. Oops...thanks for the correction! :)