The boyfriend and I ventured into Williamsburg for Bust magazine’s holiday craftacular at the Warsaw. I meant to stop by Fred Flare’s Carnival of Cute, but we didn’t leave until late. Oh well! I was bummed until I went into the crowded Warsaw. We manuveured our way through the booths. Unfortunately it was a little too crowded, but we fought through it and got to see some really cool things, had some good laughs and purchased some really cool things! Here are some of my purchases along with some of my favorite booths (i’m sure I missed some great things in the crowd!)
My first purchase was at the imogene booth:
some really cool pink earrings that i can’t wait to wear!!! purchased from imogene
My boyfriend and I loved the Vegan soaps from Althaea. We purchased the soap and the skin silk in “Apricot-Peach” (his favorite). I put the skin silk on my hands and I swear they haven’t felt softer plus the scent is long lasting but not overwhelming!:
Check out Melanie’s soaps & lotions at althaea
We got a good laugh at the Artizan Soap booth. Primarily from the adult collection, but we ended up purchasing some mini soaps pictured below (they smell great!!!! and make great stocking stuffers or gag gifts!):
purchase them or view the other collections here @ artizan soaps
I’ve already sent out round 1 of our christmas cards, but we ran low and had to get a refill. These “Rudolph” cards were just too funny to pass up.
They are from Happa ideas…Poor Rudolph!! he is obviously boycotting christmas becuase the cards say happy hanukkah on the inside!! haha
The Bookish Lady had some really cute lino cut linoleum block prints. It was fun to buy other people’s linoleum block prints (if you recall the christmas cards i made where linoleum block prints) I have such a huge appreciation for the process so we picked up some christmas gift tags in various designs:
I am really fond of her bra notebook and the “obsolete” idea books (the books are too funny! they would certainly make a memorable gift!) check out her store & blog!
The following items were some of my other favorites that i didn’t end up purchasing, but are on my “wish list”
Stationery from Pinecone+chickadee:
I have purchased way too much stationery as of late, so I declined to purchase any more, but I will definitely be turning here when I start to run low. (I love their journals and of course their unicorn & peacock cards!!) Check out their collection at pine + chickadee
The highlight for me was the booth from little flower designs. While everything is beautiful, I couldn’t justify making a purchase for myself (I have vowed to wait until after the holiday season!) but I was tempted by the lovely designs. I simply love everything, but here are my favorites:
dahlia vase $85; flower teaspoon rests $20 for a set of 4; tea pot $100 all avialable for purchase @ little flower designs
Another highlight were the prints from Katie Muth. The prints look fabulous as cards (you may recall I recently featured her christmas cards), but also as wall art. I was especially taken by her calendar! The calendars are $20, for purchasing information please visit her website. Below, is a sample of one of her lovely prints:
To see addiitonal prints, or for ordering information please visitkatie muth
Last but not least, I got a good laugh at the girlie pants booth, with their very clever, and sometimes naughty screenprinted undies as pictured below:
Available for purchase @ Girliepants.com
After the craftacular event, we browsed through williamsburg stores & boutiques (i picked up a special christmas stocking stuffer at an antique/junk shop that will surely be a big hit), and then headed to union square area to finish the night with drinks and more shopping @ urban. Today, I went to see Annie at MSG with the boyfriend’s six year old niece. It was quite the experience. I’m not sure that I would recommend it if you don’t have kids, but whatever as long as the kids enjoy it!!!