Do you remember that time when you had just learned to sew and you were convinced you could mass produce purses (and go on to rule the fashion world) from your mom's kitchen table?
No? That was just me? Okay, whatever.
Regardless, I have an opportunity for all of my Arkansas (and Oklahoma and Missouri and Tennessee and Texas and Louisiana and Mississippi and Kansas) readers to join in to really see if you could make your crafty dreams come true: The Little Craft Show.
The Little Craft Show has been put together by an absolutely awesome trifecta of local artisans who were disappointed about the indie arts and craft shows that our fun (i.e. young and hip) community could potentially give to the area. I mean, crocheted doll dresses (link) circa 1989 are cool if you're still running your craft business with your grandmother (not hating- ya'lll know I love my grandmother), but Natalie, Amber, and Jonathan wanted to offer a craft show where both the artists and community knew that there would be a break away from the traditional craft show.
- Gingibar - LOVE. HER. PRINTS. Remember when I talked about the local shop the Mustache? Her art/ clothing/ home decor is there and she recently had a Fab sale. Total awesomeness.
- Perrodin Supply- This is the husband / wife team that is 2/3rds the backbone of The Little Craft Show. Those map cut outs: Clean? Graphic? Homey? Sold.
- Natalie Creates - #1 She shoots with film. Film, guys. Remember that black spool of stuff that used to go in the back of your camerea? Crazy awesome, right?!?! #2 Her blog is a beautiful snippet of her home (which I was honored to visit during a volunteer get-together recently) where the adjectives "simply lovely" don't quite capture the essence of her home but, until I get a more extensive vocabulary, will have to suffice.
So are you wondering how you can get in on the awesomeness of The Little Craft Show?!?!
Check out all the overview here and
- If you're an artist and want to get in on the fun (and show off your wares to 1000+ lovely people), apply here.
- If you're my neighbor and want to volunteer with me, do that here. (Seriously, I've only gone to one volunteer event but while there I was greeted so warmly I want to make this a weekly thing.)
- If you are a rocking local business and want to support our local artists and continue to increase our communities cool factor, do that here.
If you live in NWA did you participate/ attend The Little Craft Show last year?
If you don't live in NWA are there any other local indie craft shows that you would recommend in your area?