indie craft fairs for holiday giving

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Last year we posted a list of holiday shows where you can support handmade and local while buying up some fabulous gifts for friends and family. This year, I’m going to let Craftzine.com do the work for us! Head over to Craftzine.com’s events calendar and you can see what’s coming up this week and next and, in fact, every week in crafting events throughout the year. As for me, I was at Seattle’s Urban Craft Uprising this past weekend (you might be able to spot me in the photo above) and chances are good that I’m heading to Portland’s Crafty Wonderland this weekend. My favorite thing I purchased at UCU was a sustainable pendant by Dinah Coops, who also carries some gorgeous linens and table mats in her shop. What about you — any indie goodness that you’ve picked up lately that you’d love to share? –Mary T.

Quicklink: Craftzine.com’s events calendar of indie holiday craft fairs

From our partners
ellobie

A necklace (just like the earrings featured on their homepage!) from Pear & Peacock for my sister-in-law and I’m still perusing Moira K. Lime’s etsy site … on second thought, don’t go there! I haven’t decided which one I want for my sis!

http://www.pearandpeacock.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/moiraklime?section_id=5167624

ellobie

Oh, and I found both of them at Chicago’s renegade craft fair in September.

I love the idea of giving a handmade indie gift. So much better than a souless gift from the mall.
I recently attended a great indie craft fair here in Long Beach CA. It was called Patchwork Long Beach and I found lots and lots of fabulous things. I blogged about it here:
http://picnicsinthepark.blogspot.com/2009/12/gretas-gift-guide-patchwork-long-beach.html
and here:
http://picnicsinthepark.blogspot.com/2009/12/gretas-gift-guide-patchwork-long-beach.html

Please take a look and maybe find a treasure for yourself or someone you love.
Cheers
Greta