>>> if you live in utah, this weekend is BIJOU MARKET!! [provo this weekend, salt lake city next weekend.] oh how i wish i were there -- i haven't missed a show the past two years. it's the best collection of handmade in the state, including this totally awesome chevron wrapping paper [designed by melanie from fifth & hazel + brianna from collected]:
>>> also in utah, the annual AMERICAN CRAFTS WAREHOUSE SALE is happening from now till the new year, wowza! just because i used to work there doesn't mean i'm lying to you when i say they have some freaking awesome stuff -- and it's all for dirt cheap. the sale is in a new location this year so check out the blog for more details.
>>> if you live in california, this weekend is QUEEN BEE MARKET!! i wish i were there too :) i went to my first qbm at blogher and fell in love. tons of stationery, clothes, kids' clothes, jewelry. (i like these sewn cards by lollipops.)
>>> if you live in washington, NEXT weekend is the etsyRAIN handmade holiday show!! 55 vendors will gather at seattle center to offer awesome handmade gifts. i can't wait to check it out! will i see you there?
>>> if you live anywhere, and you love mail -- which i'm pretty sure you do! -- you should sign up for the brooklyn bride 5th annual HOLIDAY CARD SWAP!! kind of like my valentine swap [which you BETTER believe will be coming back in 2012] but for holiday cards. hooray, handmade mail! go here for info on signing up -- but hurry, you have to do it before november 23!
and that's a wrap! i'm taking next week off to enjoy the thanksgiving holiday with my family, so i'll see you back here after that. enjoy your turkey & football (if you're in america) or your 3rd week of november (if you're not ;), and don't forget to be extra grateful for the good things in your life. xo