One of the things I love most about the DIY is checking out the other vendors. I especially love to see all the fun, creative things the handmade vendors come up with. When I'm not buying vintage, I shopping with handmade local businesses. Here's my handmade purchases from this year's festival:
Last year, I bought a really cute pouch at the festival and wore it out. So this year, I was looking for something to replace it. I love these little pouches, they have many uses and I find myself using more than one at once. My mom actually found this for me and I think it's absolutely adorable! Sarah, from Hip to Piece Squares, hand selects the fabrics and creates the designs for each of her products. This pouch is very well made and even has a layer of quilt batting in between the lining and the exterior. I've already got my make-up in it!
These bracelets were tempting me all weekend long! Adam from Wenge Woodworks hand bends each of these bracelets from a single piece of wood. All of his bracelets come in a variety of sizes, I got a medium, although I am sure I could have made a small fit too, I like my bracelets to be big and loose. I also really love the triple twist bracelet too! It was between those two and I chose this one -- so glad I did because I have already worn it tons!
Jodi was my neighbor this year at the DIY and I fell in love with her magnets. I picked out this vintage camera one because it reminded me of my love for old photos and classic film. Jody hand illustrates the images that she uses for the magnets and then they are laser cut onto wood. Check out her shop HERE where she has lots of other goodies besides these cute magnets!
Check out my picks for vintage vendors tomorrow!