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Urban Craft Uprising - Winter Show 2011
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We made it back from our Florida trip just in time to set up for the Urban Craft Uprising winter show! We did the summer show this year, so we assumed that we knew what to expect. But instead... holy 10,000 people, Batman!

Our expectations were far exceeded - the amount of people in attendance was astounding, and we were busy all day, both days. We really had a great weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to see us! For those of you who couldn't make it, here are some photos of our booth (taken by our stellar intern, Jenny).

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Our tiny tree was laden with Holiday Coaster Ornaments

Our new apple crate shelving...

Our new apple crate shelving...

...was strung with  tiny lights!

...was strung with tiny lights!

We debuted an assortment of new holiday cards

We debuted an assortment of new holiday cards

And the typewriter came along for fun

And the typewriter came along for fun

The everyday crew made a card pyramid

The everyday crew made a card pyramid

And it was all in all a great weekend!

And it was all in all a great weekend!

We really enjoyed browsing the other booths, too! Here is linkage to a few of our favorite fellow vendors:

Gorgeous handmade hats by Humperdinck Hats Nerdy baby clothes by Katy and Zucchini Amazing colorful yarn by Spincycle Yarns Delicious and soul warming lunch by Got Soup?, And (to quote Brad): "Tiny dessert burgers" (Macarons) from Lilli-Pilli Patisserie.

Urban Craft Uprising Vendors
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We loved browsing the Urban Craft Uprising. Our fellow vendors were super talented, and offering such exciting things! Here are a few of our favorites.

Heather of Material and Movement makes beautiful jewelry from recycled vintage china. Her pieces are beyond beautiful, and definitely on my wish list.

Alexa of Foamy Wader has delicate and fun jewelry. This axe necklace has me written all over it. I visited it several times throughout the show - too bad my birthday isn't coming up!

Mary Kate McDevitt is an illustrator & hand lettering artist from Portland. We fell in love with her chalkboards and art prints. I was super thrilled to do a trade with her at the end of the show - she went home with one of our Wood Type Calendars, and we were super excited to go home with one of her Abe Lincoln prints! Couldn't be more up my alley.

Robyn of Pepperjack Home was our next door booth neighbor, and we loved her fun and useful home goods. After hearing about their many uses for two days, I was totally sold on her Wetbags - they are so cool, and would be so handy with kids! We were excited to do a trade with her and the end of the show - Robyn headed home with a set of our new Recipe Cards, and I was able to give one of her gorgeous aprons to my friend Holly as a thank you gift for spending the weekend supporting us. Yay!

The ladies from This Charming Candy did a sweet write up about us on their blog, so it was really sweet to meet them in person. We also really enjoyed their lollipops! They have a wonderful flavor selection, and they last a really long time!

We had a really wonderful weekend, and there were way too many great vendors to mention here! We'll definitely be applying for the winter show - and if you missed this one, put the next one on your calendar now!

(Photos belong to their perspective owners.)

Our 1st Urban Craft Uprising Booth
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This weekend we were a vendor at the Urban Craft Uprising! We attended our first summer show right after we moved to Seattle two years ago, and we loved it! At the time, Brad and I shared a daydream/goal of selling at the show, and we were so excited and pleased to see that come true this weekend!

We've done small shows in the past, but this one is the best, and we wanted to rise to the occasion! We built a display shelf from scratch. It was a fun project, but it taught us that we definitely prefer working with paper than with wood! Nonetheless, we really like how it turned out, and it was so fun to see all of our new designs displayed.

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My favorite part of the show was getting a chance to interact with the shoppers. It is so exciting to see people engage with our work - to see their smiles, laughter, and interest while looking at our cards and gift products. We love what we do, and it's so gratifying to see that other people love it too!

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Some of my favorite things about the show are in this photo:

1) Our newest addition to the Constellation family, a tiny Sigwalt printing press! (Blog feature to come soon.) It was such a wonderful tool to show everyone how the printing process works on a small scale.

2) A collection of vintage photos and ephemera for sale - I've been collecting these kinds of items for years, and it was so fun to hear how each creative person who bought some planned to use it in their own art!

3) Our hand painted star tablecloth! I spent the few weeks before the show doing all kinds of DIY projects, and I love how they came out.

4) Our Vintage Stamp Postcards (soon to be available for sale online), were a big hit! People loved seeing the history in each stamp, and it's exciting to know that lots of our postcards will be going through the mail soon!

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see us this weekend! It was a joy to meet you, and we are so excited to continue to offer you letterpress goodies, made by hand with love! All of the new products that we debuted this weekend will be available on our Etsy and Felt & Wire shops soon. Check back on the blog in the coming weeks as well for features on some of our most favorite new things!