Vendor Highlights – Crafty Bastards 2014

This past weekend I joined the massive crowd of hipsters to shop City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in Washington, DC. Β This wasΒ my third trip to the fair and I came prepared to be overwhelmed. There were over 150 vendors and it was crazy hot outside.

Here are some of the memorable vendors, most have their own websites and etsy shops so you can still buy some fun πŸ™‚

Every year I stalk the Nature vs. Future booth, the detail on the jackets is amazing.

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The asymmetrical designs and fall colors are to die for. Β They are also some of the most expensive pieces at the show ($200-$500). Β I know I’d get my money’s worth out of the pieces, I just need to suck it up and order one.

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What I did purchase was a tank top and shirt dress from Red Prairie Press, a Baltimore based artist.

The tank top ($30) has a great pleat detail on the back and isn’t too low cut in front.

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I can’t wait to wear the shirt dress with some leggings and a cozy sweater, its not on the website but she had plenty in stock at the fair.

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There were tons of jewelry vendors, the Fernworks pieces stood out to me as being both colorful and detailed.

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The pieces were great quality without being too loud.

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I’ll post a couple other vendors next week as well along with the last flooring project post.

Hope you are out enjoying some Fall weather!

Sarah