We came on back to Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta again this November. ICE-Atlanta, as the locals call it, is a fine show with an enthusiastic audience and some incredibly talented and creative artists and artisans. Held in the off-the-beaten-path Ambient Plus Studio, the event featured over 100 crafters from tee-shirt screen-printers to almond butterers to stuffed animal makers. And there was enough hand-made jewelry on offer to keep the ladies in your life gifted for the next millennium.
We logically ended up on what came to be known as Food Sample Row. Always some tasty treat to run and try during the infrequent occasions when the traffic was thinner. My only regret is that I didn’t have a spiked eggnog.
Our occasional pop-up shops at events like this give us the chance to break out our handy bow tie display rack, lovingly designed by our neighbors across E. Main Street in Old Town Rock Hill, Flutterby Interiors. It’s an old pallet with rake heads affixed to it, as you can tell.
A big thanks to those of you who came by, and especially those of you who bought our wares. It still blows our minds that we’re able to create things that people appreciate and wear with joy. It was especially fun to see how fast folks gobbled up our scarves. We nearly sold out on Saturday, so Ellie made another batch Saturday night, which almost sold out again Sunday.
While we’re in the neighborhood, let me tell you about a great new menswear shop in Midtown Atlanta: TWEEDS.
I picked up this leather watch band by Form Function Form. Looking forward to seeing how it weathers.
If you’re in town, they’re having a little soiree on Friday evening from 5-7p, with cocktails and a special guest designer Ernest Alexander of NYC in the house. I’m hoping to make it. And they’re right next to Octane Coffee and just up the street from YEAH Burger.
Tomorrow I’m meeting up with one of the keepers of You’ve Been Noted, a photo blog celebrating Atlanta style. They are going to take my photograph. That’s a little intimidating. Oh well.
Atlanta is a swell city. I certainly wouldn’t want to commute on the freeway, but it would be fun to live in town. Now that Ellie’s parents live in the area, we’ll become regular visitors. I’m glad about that.
So long for now. Happy Thanksgiving.