Saturday, August 13, 2011

Favorites from the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market

I finally made it to the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market today. It seems like every year, I become aware of it just in time for the season to end (even though it runs from April to October), which, as I realized today, was my loss. It's a small market but I was impressed with the quality and variety of things people were selling.

I especially loved this ceramic kitty from Red & Main because it looks like my real-life kitty. I was tempted to buy it, but unfortunately before I acquire more cute things I need to acquire more flat surfaces to put them on.

I also really liked Katharine Watson's block-printed cards and textiles, Yummy & Company's clay jewelry, Motherbored's recycled computer part pendants, and Ashley Buchanan's hand-cut metal necklaces and earrings.

While I'm on the subject of cool handmade things I've seen recently, I should mention Uncanny Jewelry, whose earrings and necklaces I saw at NOFO last weekend during a trip to Raleigh. I've seen recycled can jewelry before but nothing as pretty as what she makes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Belated donut post

This is it... the ultimate in adorable donuts: donut kitties!

Via Epicute.

Edit: the rest of the internet has discovered these donuts as well, so now I can note that they are from Floresta in (of course) Japan.