A Few Selected Crafty Bastards
OK, so I’m working my way forwards through cool things that have happened recently. So Crafty Bastards is a twice annual fair for people who make things. Last year, I was blown away by the diversity and creativity. This year, I still thought it was cool, but realized that the whole fun of it is probably walking around and looking at everything. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of really great merchandise, but with people more strapped for cash than ever, I wonder how many freaky little stuffed creatures, New-Yorker-cover journals, and $30 t-shirts were actually purchased at the festival a few weekends ago. Still, certain things stood out to me. Above are Owly Shaddow Puppets, and below, a pun I could not resist—8th Street’s Soap Kitchen‘s Spruce Springstein.