A fast week has gone by since we returned from the 2 1/2 day American Made Market in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. We are still buzzed from the amazing energy of this event. We came home feeling exhausted but rejuvenated, having made many new friends and being amongst the perfect cross-section of like-minded creativity.
Our table neighbors made it so much fun! Great to meet the adorable Adina and Adam of S.W. Basics of Brooklyn,http://swbasicsofbk.com, who created a line of body products incorporating all natural "edible" ingredients. Loved Shay and her sweet dad Eric of Portland's Non-Perishable Goods, http://www.nonperishablegoods.bigcartel.com , and Jann from the fab line Lucky Fish. Carina from http://nonchalantmom.com, was helping out too at Lucky Fish. Such a fantastic group of sweet and styish folks. On the other side of the market was Crystal from VIntage by Crystal - I was lucky to pick up a few little cuties from her line before the show ended. Livia from The Green Vase was also there with her gorgeous handmade paper flowers. I was so excited to see that she used some of our vintage fruits in her corsages that she picked up last year in our shop. Can't wait to get my hands on the new book on paper flowers she has coming out this spring, called The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers. Does sound exquisite, doesn't it?
We're holding onto the high we experienced at American Made, and hope to carry it well into our holiday season. Thanks to everyone involved with an event that made us feel so special and truly validated within the handmade creative community.