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earlier in October, I was a vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market– the second one in a fall season of four shows. this weekend, on Sunday, November 3rd, I’ll be back in Ardmore for the final Clover Market of the season! if you haven’t been before, check out this post for a sneak peak on some awesome things to expect this month.

in October, for the first time ever, Bryan of Yardsale Press and I split a booth! it was only a matter of time, I think- we do so many of the same shows. anyhow, our booth was chock full of colorful silkscreen prints and more. we will also be in the same booth in November’s market- come by and say hello!



merry fucking christmas

my new Christmas card made its debut in October. you can pick one up here.


IMG_3101i LOVE Bryan’s new doughnut print! i picked one up for my studio.



 Bryan’s vending machines saw a lot of action, as usual!


i stopped in Bee Vintage Redux’s booth and found this beautiful fall-inspired necklace.


Reclaimed, a candle company had a variety of nice candles, but I really liked the candles poured in vintage cups.


I’m really into these cotton scarves by Red Prairie Press, but can’t decide which one I like the best!


there are many antique and vintage dealers at Clover each month, but I really liked Lackluster Co.’s merchandise variety and arrangement. you can even shop their inventory on Etsy!

I couldn’t leave empty-handed – I came home with some adorable guinea pig buttons by Bubbledog and a beautiful print of Valley Green Inn by Paul Carpenter:



hope to see you at Clover Market in November! it’s the first show of my official craft season 🙂

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my fall/winter show season is officially kicking off this weekend in Ardmore, PA at The Clover Market! on Sunday, October 13th I’ll be hanging out at 12 E. Lancaster Ave. from 10-5pm rain or shine. for the first time ever, I’ll be splitting a booth with Yardsale Press– double the silkscreen-printed fun in one stop!

here are some new products that will be making their debut at this month’s Clover Market:


moving announcement cards– two pattern varieties with two text variations: we’ve moved or our first home. available as singles or in packs of six. need more than six? ask me about wholesale prices.


ampersand magnet set– a trio of magnets for a designer or type nerd. perfect for home, office, or studio!


merry f***ing christmas cards– these screen printed cards are a variation on the popular crass birthday card.

hope to see you this weekend 🙂

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april and early may was a busy time for craft shows! as usual, when i had a helper, i wandered around each event documenting some of my favorite work. the season started on april 14th at Ardmore’s Clover Market. my boyfriend Nick was my helper for the day and i unveiled my Main Line Tote, inspired by the railroading history of the area:



check out Yardsale Press’ popular print on a tshirt, exclusively sold through Philly’s own Art Star. i picked up this sweet summer drink print by fellow printmaker Masthead Printshop.


it was awesome to meet Kim of Dollhouse Fossils– it turns out she lives around the corner from my studio! her multi-media works depicting homes and domestic environments are awesome and really different from other work i’ve seen at art shows. Christine Shirley’s are so nice; her elegant floral bags are perfect for spring and summer travels. i was especially excited to see the work of meeralee– her original watercolor illustrations are intricate and playful. how cute is that fox illustration?


bee vintage redux was there with some new, awesome vintage statement necklaces. i don’t remember whose booths the other two photos are from, but how cute is that cat with coffee? if only i drank coffee . . .


the following weekend, i spent a chilly day in West Philly at the Go West! Craft Fest at Woodlands Cemetery. check it out- one of my prints was hanging out at the handmade peanut butter table!


love that beautiful cherry blossom tree at the cemetery! Black Heart Letterpress was a couple of booths down from me; they recently unveiled some new letter pins that are really fun. i also love their witty breakup card featured above.


mellifera candles had a really nice setup featuring their beeswax candles. i picked some up during the holiday Go West! for work gifts.


it’s always exciting to see other printmakers at shows, so it was cool to see the work of Lisa Imperiale of Imperiale Prints. i love the patterns on those bug silhouette blocks! i stopped in to see my friend Jess of Frosted Treats to see what new jewelry she had- how fun are the PB+J friend necklaces?


i stopped in to see Amy of b.goods– these rock/paper/scissors pins are great for a friendship gift. it was nice to meet Dana Wyatt, the artist behind Spruce Avenue. her colorful illustrations are perfect for summer! i was smitten with the parakeet tea towels. i also snagged this awesome Maker’s Mark print for Nick- it’s his whiskey of choice:



the whole table of ceramic cups by Wynn Bauer was visually commanding- what a great setup! this west philadelphia tote bag by kathryn kelly workshop is classic.


in the beginning of May, i headed to Brooklyn, New York for the BUST Spring Craftacular in DUMBO. it was really great to come to New York and see a whole bunch of new, crafty faces! i unveiled my new tee shirt display and came home with a Mail Chimp monkey friend 🙂

my neighbor was the talented Periodically Inspired– her brainy tshirts and goods are featured in the Big Bang Theory TV show’s web shop! so cool!


miniature rhino’s booth was primarily centered around embroidered goods, but i was struck by the cyanotype pillows- it’s a process i rarely see. Life with Tigers‘ bucket of severed leg catnip toys was priceless! what a clever idea for a cat toy. Ink and Sword illustration shared a table with the catnip toys. i thought that the cards were by them because Ink and Sword had some adorable animal PSA posters, but the cards are also by Life with Tigers. check them both out!


the weekend after BUST, i set up shop at the annual Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing. my friend Karina came to help me out- thanks so much! i also had the super talented Phea Jean as a neighbor which is always a pleasure. it was a bit windy, but overall it was a great weekend to be outside.



Ukiah Carbone-Gambon doesn’t have a proper website (yet!) but his printed paper goods were quirky and funny.


wear liberty sells limited edition tee shirts inspired and influenced by Philadelphia. i picked up a sweet Philadelphia shirt.


i see Tadpole Creations at a lot of shows and am already a big fan of their matryoshka dolls- how adorable are these pirate versions? they also sell kits to make your own at home. the USB Typewriter booth was so packed with people i was only able to snap the above photo of their display.


The Knotty Owl’s wooden jewelry and coordinating displays were a nice combo of a rustic feel and modern shapes and colors. nestleberry, a print outfit from Vermont, made really nice homegoods and kitchen wares.


Stevie Lynn jewelry had a whole bunch of these bold, laser cut pendants based on organic shapes.  i am a big fan of Moxie House Papergoods and was swooning over this simple “thanks a bunch” card. another neighbor of mine was Boutique Textiles. her booth featured a lot of printed home goods like pillows and table runners, but i was drawn to the above watercolor painting.


of course, there were many irresistible items and i couldn’t come home empty handed. the coasters on the left are by Typothecary Press. it was really nice to meet Megan, the master mind behind the Reading-based  letterpress company. the cat tshirt on the right is by some of my favorite silkscreen printers, Everyday Balloons.


i fell in love with this geometric clutch bag by Red Osa Bags. i love the design of it- it’s essentially a large bag that folds over with a magnetic fastener. the bright orange goldfish is an older style from Stevie Lynn jewelry. the bunny rattle is from one of my favorite plush makers, Laura from The Wind and The Sail and made a great gift for a one year old. the card is my annual purchase from the hilarious Laura Berger. the soft pretzel pin is a new style from b.goods– i think i’m going to wear it as a necklace instead.

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spring flower greetings

hey all! if this past weekend was any indication, spring is quickly on its way to being sprung! and along with the beautiful weather, flowers, outdoor weddings, and hoards of dogs being walked outside comes spring craft shows! as usual, i have a pretty full schedule. if you live in the Philadelphia area or NYC, please come out and check out all of the handmade goodies us vendors have been working on all winter 🙂

clover market spring 2013


kicking off my craft season and The Clover Market spring season, I will be returning to the popular show in Ardmore, PA on Sunday, April 14th! the first date listed will be the only one I’m participating in, but if you’re free any of the above dates you need to check out this show. not only is it packed with a rotating cast of talented artists, but there are unique booths of vintage and antiques to peruse as well. here’s a list of the vendors, broken down by each month. to get a better visual idea of what will be there, check out this comprehensive pin board. also, tune in to my blog tomorrow for a clover market themed etsy treasury tuesday post 🙂

go west craft fest 2013


the following Saturday, April 20th I’m headed to West Philly to return to the local favorite Go West Craft Fest at the beautiful Woodlands Cemetery. this show features a wide range of handmade items and is really family friendly, with a small local acrobatic group performing throughout the day and local snack and ice cream vendors. it runs from 11-5pm and is easily accessible via public transportation- steps away from a trolley station and short walk from 30th Street Station. here’s a list of the vendors and here’s a Go West! themed pin board to get a visual of who all will be there 🙂

the weekend after that, I’m taking a break to celebrate my birthday with friends since I was away for the actual date in March. however, if you’re looking for a fun activity to fill up your Saturday, check out Crafty Balboa in South Philadelphia, one of my favorite craft shows that runs in conjunction with East Passyunk’s Flavors of the Avenue event.

BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular

I’m kicking off the month of May in New York City with the annual BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular on Saturday, May 4th. It’s been over a year since I’ve done a show with BUST and I’m pretty excited to come back, see some new faces, and shop! This outdoor show is at the Pearl Street Plaza on the DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront- right near the Brooklyn Bridge! The vendor list isn’t up at this time, but keep an eye on my twitter and I’ll post the link. The show is one day and runs from 11-6pm.

art star craft bazaar 2013


I’ll be ending the spring season with a bang at the biggest Philadelphia show of the year- Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing on May 11th and May 12th. This two day event coincides with Mother’s Day weekend- Saturday is a great day to shop for your momma and Sunday is a great day to shop with your momma 🙂 This show is huge and brings vendors from near and far- here’s a comprehensive vendor list with links and photos. the first 150 people to arrive each day will get a tote bag full of vendor goodies. also, a little birdie told me that the Art Star ladies will be holding a Craft Bazaar giveaway on social media sometime in the near future- be sure to check them out on twitter at @artstarphilly and instagram also @artstarphilly

That’s all for now, folks! I’m looking at a couple of potential shows in June, but will be taking a craft show break for the majority of the summer. Hope to see you sometime this spring!



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another overdue post- back in November 2012, I was a vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market. it’s one of my favorite local shows to do; Janet does a tremendous job filling it with a blend of local handmade + vintage goodies. this look back to last year’s shows comes just in time- a special winter edition of The Clover Market is coming to Philly this weekend! check it out on Sunday, January 27th at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street) from 10am-5pm. a bunch of the vendors that i photographed in November will be there- you can see the vendor list here.

during November’s market, I kicked off my Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser by selling prints and totebags. the response was tremendous- i can’t thank the shoppers that day enough!

hurricane sandy fundraiser

i was fortunate enough to have a helper that day, so i got to spend some time roaming the market and checking out all of the goods:

bee vintage redux

i adore the work of bee vintage redux– her vintage jewelry is like a collage of all of the most colorful and fun jewelry your grandmother had in her jewelry box. check out her work at january’s market!

rogue theory

i’ve always enjoyed rogue theory‘s accessories, but how cute are these clutches?? i love the fall color schemes. check out their jewelry line, too- all made from colored paper:

rogue theory

press no.9

I’ve written about Press No. 9 a couple of times before, but this time around, I got to chat with the girl behind the screenprints. it turns out Christina lives right around the corner from me! what a small world! anyhow, i love these vertical greeting cards- and check out her fall floral market totes:

press no. 9

abj glassworks

ABJ Glassworks has many colorful and functional stained glass works- definitely more contemporary than your grandma’s floral stained glass window hanging. i love these color combos.

boxer dog

boxer party outside of my booth!

scissor pillows

open eyes press has a selection of bold, vintage inspired housewares. love these scissor pillows- perfect for the seamstress, quilter, or crafter in your life.

black heart letterpress

black heart letterpress always has the perfect card for every occasion. check out joe from BHL at january’s market- he’s running a DIY letterpress workshop!

whale bracelet

charms city company had a beautiful set up- how cute is this nautically inspired whale bracelet? you can see what other charms the charms city company has to offer at january’s market.

squid whale

 . . . continuing in the nautical vein, squid whale designs makes the perfect accessories for seafaring folk.

tiny marie

i love this unique mountainscape by tiny marie! she also makes gorgeous and unique clutch bags.

center for creative works

in addition to “ooo-ing” and “ahh-ing” at everyone’s work, i came home with a couple of items too! i had a nice chat with a representative from the Center for Creative Works in Wynnewood. they provide studio based art class for people with developmental + intellectual disabilities. The Center set up an informational booth and shop at Clover- i picked up this whimsical floral bouquet screenprinted card. i love how free and childlike it is 🙂

black cat pottery

i am a sucker for ceramics, which if you read my blogs about craft shows, you probably already know. i picked up this sea colored stoneware platter by Tamara Frost of black cat pottery- it matches an existing handmade ceramic pitcher i have by a different artist.

this time around, i came home with some cool antique finds, too. i love this glass box from Milkhouse Antiques– i’m brainstorming what to put in it- any ideas?

milkhouse antiques

i also snagged this fun milk container from mouse trap vintage:


thanks for reading! i’ll be shopping this Sunday the 27th at Clover Market- maybe see you there 🙂

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As you know, Hurricane Sandy paid the East Coast a visit earlier this week and essentially ravaged the Jersey shore, parts of NYC, and more. Yesterday, a friend and I were talking about ways to help with the relief effort. Honestly, I was at a loss- I don’t know how to drive a dozer and I certainly can’t build a house. What I can do is print- so I’ve launched a small fundraising campaign to raise funds to ultimately donate to a charity of my customers’ choosing! It kicked off last night and I’m planning to keep it going until at least the end of the month, or as long as there’s people interested in donating.

I’m selling three different items with the same design- each item is for whatever donation price point you’re comfortable with:

5″ x 7″ silkscreen prints on colorful cardstock- perfect for framing or using as stationery. $2 from every purchase goes directly to charity!

14″ x 14″ hand printed tote bags- $5 of every purchase goes directly to charity!

Hand printed tee shirts- $10 of every purchase goes directly to charity!

 . . . so now you’re saying- what charity? Well, it’s up to you! Check out my public exit343design facebook page to VOTE on what charity (or charities, depending on how much is raised) you’d like to support. If you don’t see one you support, do some research and add your own.

I will be selling tote bags and silkscreen prints at this weekend’s Clover Market in Ardmore! Otherwise, totes and tees will be made to order if purchased through the exit343design etsy storefront. The first batch will be printed and shipped the week of November 12, 2012.

Thanks for your support!

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getting excited for the upcoming FINAL Clover Market of the fall/winter season in Ardmore, PA on November 4, 2012!

SALE Autumn Morning Linen Pillowcase, Ready to Ship as Pictured - KayeRachelle
Thanks Card - TwoPaperdollsShop
NEW Hanging Teardrop Glass Terrarium with Door -- perfect for moss terrarium -- terrarium supplies -- eco friendly - ABJglassworks
Whitman Earrings, Vintage Fabric, Buttons, Posts, Red, Black, Ivory, Leaves, Modern, Graphic, Print - PenelopeAndAnastasia
ON POINTE Textile Wall Art - tinymarie
Vintage metal footed bowl - gold with scalloped edges and raised pattern detail - RedAshRedux
art block - matryoshka (nesting dolls) - milkshakecrafts
Vintage Folk Art Driftwood Bud Vase with Glass Vial - SquidWhaleDesigns
SALE Marked Horizon Original Modern ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE Painting by Kristen Stein  rich warm rustic - kristensteinfineart
Unearth Cafe Apron - untoldimprint
What a Tool... Vintage Rustic Wood Tool Tote Box Caddy with Leather Strap Handle - InWithTheOld
red and yellow chevron silkscreen print. - exit343design
Autumn nature photography art print -  Maple leaf fall foliage rustic harvest large print - JennDiGuglielmo
Blank Card - Woodland Deer - WiderAwake
Brass Antlers Necklace - CharmsCityCompany
Original Painting - Mixed Media Painting - Farmhouse - Ready to Ship - Limited Edition - 24 x 24 Inches - Edition Number 1/100 - NancyJeanHome

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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the last three weeks have been busy with back to back to back shows in the philadelphia region! here’s a round up of some of the talented artists i met and great art i saw at each event 🙂

on September 29, i was a second time vendor at Vix Emporium’s Go West Craft Fest at the Woodlands in West Philly. it was a brisk fall day and plenty of families came out to see the art and entertainment! above is an image of my booth setup and some cuties who showed off the plush owl and cat they went home with.

i came home with these sweet polaroid camera buttons- i love them so much and i can’t find the artist who made them anywhere! the back of the packaging looks like it reads catkowski.etsy.com, but i couldn’t find the shop. if anyone knows, please let me know! i’d like to give credit where credit is due 🙂

i couldn’t decide which photo i liked better so i included both! these gorgeous blue bowls from Anne-Marie Gincley are the perfect size for a side dish like rice, pasta, or edamame. i also traded with Emily from Vix for one of her delicate birds nest necklaces under her etsy persona precious meshes.

Chase Brown was at the last Go West! and i adore his ceramic flask pieces. i brought one of the smaller ones home to use as a bud vase. thanks so much for the trade, chase!

the following weekend, i headed over to Penn’s Landing to participate as a vendor at the Old City Seaport Festival at the Philadelphia Seaport Museum. vendors had to arrive so early to set up that i got to see the sun rise on the Delaware River:

the day was beautiful and many Go West! artists were also there. i met Virginia Evans and her husband of Apricot Basket, whose photographs and stationery are great! be sure to check out her etsy store. anyhow, the Seaport Festival was a well attended family event that seemed to be a great time for all who attended.

the following friday, i headed down to Main Line Art Center for another edition of their One Night Stand event. i participated back in May, but if you missed my post about it, it’s basically a Friday night art show/sale featuring young artists from the area. here’s a photo of my setup and of the space near me:

there were some returning artists . . .

(prints by Gillain Pokalo and sugar skulls by Emily B. Snedden Yates)

 . . . and there was a whole bunch of new faces! my neighbor was the ultra-talented painter Anna Kocher:

one of my favorite setups of the night was the work by Claudia Eckel, a painter whose primary subject matter is cats!

the ceramics by Bethany Rusen were also stellar:

later that weekend, i headed back down to Lancaster Ave. to participate as a vendor at Ardmore’s Clover Market! it was a perfect fall Sunday and people came out in droves early in the morning! the wind did kick up a bit, but my booth managed to stay in tact. whew! here’s an image of the setup, along with some new items i’ve had out on display this fall craft season:

there were many talented returning vendors that i’ve written about in previous posts, but i did manage to scope out some cool finds i’d never seen or posted about before. i also noticed that many artists and antique vendors had very elaborate setups that were just stellar in terms of arrangement. so inspiring!

the top left features a display by Creekside Antiques– i came home with two of those skeleton keys. the bottom left is a vendor i’ve written about before- Press No. 9. how cute is that tote bag? the right features two gorgeous necklaces by Reagan Hayhurst; i loved her setup and her work!

recognize these flowers? i posted about my own ventures making them this past summer for my boyfriend’s family’s beach house. The Painted Home was selling their own version of the craft with giant spiral flowers and stems made of actual twigs! very cut stuff, ladies.

i’m not exactly sure whose booth this was from (perhaps funretro?) but i loved the packaging of these keys.

Milkshake Crafts had a really cohesive setup and i loved these small art panels! how adorable are those Russian dolls? the handmade jotter books were also cute.

my favorite display of the whole show was hands down the work of Made by Liddy. i will be posting separate photos on my “show setup” Pinterest board. the whole look was cohesive and professional and i was totally blown away. it also helps that i’m a sucker for hand drawn type on chalkboards!

as you may have noticed from my Seaport Fest photos, I’ve been setting out a dog bowl at my outdoor shows. i’ll leave you with two satisfied pups who came for a drink. thanks so much to everyone who made the fall season a success!

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getting excited for the upcoming clover market in ardmore, pa on october, 14th!

High Line Placemats in Citrus on Cream, Set of 4 - KayeRachelle
wedding congratulations card - exit343design
Lint-Free Natural Cotton Tea Towel /// WINE BOTTLES - openeyespress
Spirit . Raw Crystal Quartz Earrings - MicheleMolesky
How Sweet It Is Card - TwoPaperdollsShop
Spring Keys - Recycled Stationery  - set of 12 note flat cards - rachelink
petite floral bouquet- large antiqued silver ring. - joeyfivecents
borderlines --- diy cross stitch kit border sampler, materials and pattern, to be framed in included 5.25 inch wooden embroidery hoop - ChezSucreChez
Lost Keys - YardsalePress
Waxed Canvas Lace Tote Bag -Women's Shoulder Bag - Vintage Lace - Rusty Brown - MomoTrees
Lancaster Ave (matted 11x14) - pokaloprint
Along The Pond Ring - PenelopeRakov
Perfect Gift Handmade Jewelry by Jennifer Wilfong of Yummy & Company - yummyandcompany
Floral Notes, Set of 6 screenprinted note cards. - PressNo9
My Mother's Scissors Print - JaneAnnWynn
Book Club Earrings  made from real vintage book covers OBLONG flying pineapple - overdueindustries

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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hey all! if you’ve been on the blog lately, you may have noticed that my “upcoming shows” column has been growing slowly. my fall season is three weekends of shows beginning next weekend!

Saturday, September 29: The second installment of the thrice-yearly event sponsored by West Philly’s own VIX Emporium! Held at The Woodlands Historic Mansion/Cemetery/Landscape in West Philadelphia, this festive family friendly event is happening from 11-5pm. There will be over 50 art/craft vendors, as well as food and a packed entertainment schedule. Check out this neat Pinterest board featuring work by all the creative vendors who will be in attendance!

Saturday, October 6 + Sunday, October 7: I will be a first time vendor at Philadelphia’s annual Old City Seaport Festival at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing. You do need to purchase a ticket to attend, however your ticket includes admission to the museum, historic ships, craft area, entertainment areas, and deck tours of the Tall Ships. They will have food trucks and a beer garden located on the second floor deck of the museum, as well as river tours throughout the day. They have a whole schedule listed for each day that you can check out by clicking on this link. I attended this event years ago as a kid and I really enjoyed; it something that is definitely unique to the east coast. Anyhow, I’ll be there both days from 10-5- hope to see some of you there!

Sunday, October 14: I will be a returning vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market! I was sad to miss the fall season kick-off date in September, but it only makes me more prepared for October’s market 🙂 This “modern flea market” is one you surely don’t want to miss- Janet Long’s suburban creation has gained press and notoriety in the past few months. The market is located in the parking lot at 12 E. Lancaster Ave. and is open from 10am – 5pm, rain or shine. Check out the website for detailed maps, where to park, and more! There’s even a comprehensive Pinterest board showcasing all of the artists who will be vending during the fall season.

Hope to see you this fall season! I will be showcasing a couple new prints, many new greetings cards, and even a new shirt design! Woo hoo!

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