Get your spooky crafts on! October 5, 2006

I’m a huge fan of the fabulous monthly craft fairs in both of my cities, Crafty Wonderland in Portland and Felt Club in Los Angeles. If you’re in the mood to shop handmade for fall, you’re in luck: they’re both coming up this Sunday. October’s events are going to be especially cool, with plenty of spooky touches — don’t miss them! If you’re not close enough to check out either one in person, be sure to check out the vendor lists for links to tons of great stuff available online.

Crafty Wonderland (held at the Doug Fir from 11-4) has more than 40 vendors this month, including Carye Bye of Red Bat Press!

Carye just created a new line of woodcut and letterpressed Halloween art postcards she’s unveiling at the show, including this one (my favorite!):

dj scare-d cat

You can also get your craft on at the free DIY table, as always — this month’s project is must-be-seen-to-be-believed Seed Art Portraits, taught by Cathy Camper.

Felt Club (going on at the Echo from 11-6) has 25 artists selling, including Jessica Wilson and her Jekbot line. She’s created all kinds of ooky crafts for this month’s event, including glow-in-the-dark eyeglasses cozies and these super cool Gocco’d onesies:

Jekbot spooky onesie

Treat yourself to a cupcake (beautifully decorated by Cathy of California) while you browse for just the thing — and DJ Dirty Robot will be spinning all afternoon, too.

See you there!

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