Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cincinnati is hot!

I had such fun at the Crafty Supermarket. I met some terrific people and was inspired by all of them — they are not just makers, but doers. Drawing, painting, business-owning, sewing, organizing, DJing, writing doers. Oh yay, and that's in addition to full time jobs. The organizers in particular, Grace, Alisha and Chris, were incredibly gracious, organized, fun and inspiring! Of course, I rarely left my table because it was crazy busy, but here is just a wee peak…

I met the lovely Jess from Paper Acorn — I wasn't quick enough to snatch up one of her paper bird boxes. They sold out in a flash!

My view for the day was of these fantastical creatures, or "hand-crafted curiosities" from Lori Brown of Morninglori.

I also got to check out Fabricate on Sunday, a new Cincinnati shop run by my hostess and all-around extraordinary lady, Chris Salley along with her business partner. They have all kinds of goodies from local makers, as well as a gallery space. The current exhibit is from a local high school class — I love the community feel of the whole place, not to mention the turquoise!

Did I mention I ate some awesome food, too? Yummy sandwiches at Melt, sushi at Kosho and shrimp and grits at Take the Cake, all in Northside. Now I know where to go for a little piece of urban inspiration! They know how to get things done in Cincinnati.


  1. sounds like a good time! :)
    see you friday.

  2. Awesome!! See you Friday!! Get ready to knit to your heart's content!!!!

  3. Yay! See you Friday, Amanda!