yay for local folk!
yay for an event that bring a bunch together so i can buy from them direct instead of off the internets and with stuff on sale/samples available!
whew, that was tiring.
summary of thoughts:
really, it was cool. maybe a little too LA in some ways, but i love LA. i mean, i've been to craft fairs while traveling in other parts of the US or smallish ones in the 'burbs. none of those had a good DJ who spun biggie, tupac, and some less gangsta stuff for the non-rappy in the crowd. none had real meal food, and the food+drink was definitely not by tiara cafe, malo, or intelligentsia. and none had so much pink--like pink velvet ropes and pink parking validation stamps. and none had the sheer amount of vendors, selection, and quality. but then again these have evolved quite a bit since i last went to one ages ago.
yeah, i said pink velvet ropes.from another booth, i bought this card, but i wanted to buy all of them. all of them. so random. so cute. so loving of the internets [sic]. so me.
if you like potatoes, bears that eat meatballs and sushi (hm, i think i live with one of those), cheese, ramen, wine, dive bars, internet research, pessimistic but cute+random creatures that have unibrows, and/or color on the front of/inside/and on the back of your cards, you should check them out. i really liked the cheese one, too.
five dolla t-shirt! so soft, so stretchy, so comfy, so bargain (it was a sample). normal price isn't as potato-friendly. but really, their shirts are really soft, comfy, and have cute graphics.
other random photos. because i'm random, and this is my blog:
they used this wallcovering that i tried to sell many a client on
on the columns of the lobby of the california market center.
it's yarn, photographed, blown up. fuzzy wuzzy up close.
old LA in foreground.
new LA [live] in background.
yup, nice views from the 13th floor.
this building has a 13th floor. hnh.
old books + scrap paper
made into new journals.
i like this non-heathered
cool, medium gray.
i need a zip-up hoodie.
didn't buy it, though.
not really a fan of riots.
kidneys! "when urine love."
get it? ha!
cute organ plushies.
cute charm necklaces
from a cute but slightly too girly/vintagey store
for my taste.
liked these posters.
so would do the large eggs and large toast posters in my kitchen.
if our walls weren't made of lead or something else
that won't allow us to hang anything.
ha! too late.
too bad so sad.
i wanted the t-shirt in the background.
yes, it has poo on it.
the fat rabbit farm shirts were cute, too.
artist's tape in fun colors.
you can buy some from me
if you visit me at my "campus" job.
i go through a couple rolls a semester.
yikes. lots of tape.
whew. tired. lots of walking. too many booths. lots of cute kids stuff, eco-friendly stuff, and jewelry.