Thursday, May 22, 2008

Constructor Craft Fair

Here's the info for that craft show I mentioned. It sounds like it's going to be great!

Join Fly Bird and Sheriff Peanut
on Sunday, May 25th from 12-8pm
for the first ever CONSTRUCTOR Craft Fair.

CONSTRUCTOR will be held at FitzGerald's (6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn) and will give you the opportunity to shop goods from over 30 of the most talented crafters in the Chicagoland area, hand-picked by the Fly Peanut for your crafting pleasure. Your ears will revel in the sweet jams of local Dj's while you nosh on food from Wishbone and local pastry artisans. And, of course, the opportunity to belly up to the beloved bar at Fitzgerald's for a drink or two, should not be missed. The first 50 attendees at this event will receive a super fabulous bag of swag delight. Admission is FREE.
This exciting, inventive, design-loving craft experience is one you should be sure not to miss!

Practically Necessary
Practically Necessary aprons are for the woman who wants to cook, bake, and entertain in style. They're attractive enough for greeting guests and hearty enough to help with the dirty work.

Pock-it Palz
Hand sewn designer plush toys. Each Pock-it Pal has a pocket with a miniature pal inside.

Sew Bettie
Sew Bettie is a collection of adorable patterns and tutorials to inspire the crafty soul in you.

Eco-friendly lighting and interior homegoods designed from castaway car parts

I'm Smitten
Ashley Alexander's work as "I'm Smitten" has been featured in Venus and Punk Planet Magazines. Her wares have been sold in stores around the United States as well as in Mexico, Spain, Scotland, England and even Tasmania. Ashley puts images of everyday mysteries onto cards, and handbags, and t-shirts, so that everyone could have something a little bit pretty and a little bit strange to add to their day.

SuperKonductor is the shop of designer/printer David R. Head, Jr. and writer Jen Hazen. Creations include handmade, limited edition rock posters and calendars. For all things design, visit's blog and events calendar.

Sheriff Peanut
Sheriff Peanut has been lassoin' little doggies into her quirky brand of onesies and bibs for four years. But don't fret, big kids and adults, she's got tees for you too! Sheriff Peanut goods have been featured in such glamorous publications as Time Out Chicago, The Austin Statesmen, Venus, Bust, Love Chicago, Pregnancy & Childbirth, and more. She's an Aries, in case you wondered.

The multi-craftical mind of Carole Plese brings you an eclectic mix of whatever she feels like making at any given moment. Her booth will have baby shoes, stained glass jewelry, furniture, stationary and more.

Whimsical mugs and housewares for the hard-to-buy-for geek on your list. Each rescued mug has been designed and hand-painted and fired with non-toxic, non-lead based paint. All items suitable for the microwave and dishwasher friendly.

Kiku Handmade
after spending a few years making children, and finally quitting her real job, laurie freivogel went to her first "indie craft fair" (depart-ment) in march of 2004. she was so inspired by the amazing goods she saw that she went and bought a kiln and taught herself how to fuse glass. soon after, her business kiku was born. she makes fused glass jewelry + belt buckles, but gets bored easily and has added sewing, knitting and other crafting to her bag. she is no longer making children.

My Favorite Mirror
My Favorite Mirror puts the FUN in functional with our artsy giftware items featuring the officially licensed artwork of over 30 amazing indie artists! Nothing over $20.

Johnny Sampson
I am a freelance illustrator in Chicago. I like drawing, painting, silk screening and making novelty items. This is my first craft fair ever, and I feel that it's in really good hands. Berwyn here I come!

Cafe Le Baron
Home of the bacon-chocolate chip cookie!

Oh My Golly
Oh My Golly! is a one-woman craft extravaganza run by Lacey Whittaker. Lacey mostly makes hand-made unique soaps, but also dabbles in other crafty-ness such as sassy pillows, pouches, and hand-stitched notebooks. Lacey loves cupcakes, baby animals, and you.

At Souldier, all of our products are handmade in Chicago. We do not outsource to other agents and pride ourselves on the craftsmanship of our product. Our products are not designed for the masses, but for those are committed to their craft. Show your Soul!

Nevin Peters Woodworking
handmade hardwood goods and furniture

Mosh Baby
mosh baby provides unique one-of-a-kind shirts for babies, toddlers and kids. Drawing inspiration from contemporary tattoo artwork, Japanese animation, and edgy urban designs, mosh baby offers an exciting alternative to everyday toddler wear.

One-of-a-kind clothing and accessories for children and babies made mainly from recycled and vintage materials

Edgy Petal
Edgy Petal jewelry and magnets are handcrafted from recycled bottlecaps. Each piece is a mini wearable piece of art that is good for the environment too!

Grandpa Dirt
Grandpa Dirt makes bracelets from rescued materials: Hobolink bracelets from soda cans & clothespin springs, Perky Button bracelets & brooches from antique buttons, Smart People T-shirts and lacquered paper brooches.

Moxie Doll
Moxiedoll creates retro inspired goods for book lovers and media junkies.

Subversive Seamstress
I sell a variety of accessories from ipod cases and laptop covers to clutches and hobo bags. I strive to give thrift store table cloths, curtains, & more a new life, creating unique, high quality pieces that are also eco-friendly.

Knotty Needle
Knotty Needle creates embroidered pillows and tea towels, inspired from tatooists of a bygone era, and traditional folk designs, the tinted embroidery and vintage fabrics make the pillows a modern take on a classic craft. And just like at your favorite tattoo studio, custom orders are welcome. Additionally, we created the "WOOLEN BEASTIE". these one of-a-kind, hand crafted friends are constructed of wool felt and stitched together with a mother's loving care (and embroidery floss). There are no small plastic parts to come off and find their way into your little darling's mouth , and the only other ingredients in the BEASTIES themselves are Love, and imagination, and polyester stuffing.

The Nerfect Experience (Live!)
Headquartered in beautiful Berwyn, Illinois, Nerfect Worldwide manufactures a wide variety of fine ephemera and novelties featuring the
artwork of gentleman artist Mr. Walters. These delightful items include stickers, buttons, t-shirts, handcrafted stuffed toys, original artwork,
and many more surprises.

Beautiful hand sewn & quilted items. Felt wallets, purses, pouches, wristlets, and more. Impeccable quality in each one-of-a-kind piece.

Leslie Hamer
Custom Wedding Art and Portraits.

Mabel Handbags
One-of-a-kind and handmade handbags made by Jessica Miller-Webster in Chicago, IL. Large, slouchy totes and colorful clutches, each with a unique contrasting lining for the inner child in all of us.

Stuffed Animals and accessories.

Sarah Burden
Reclaimed plates, mugs and bowls, made new again with hand drawn and hand fired designs


Laura said...

This sounds so fun! And I'd definitely try to be one of the first 50 in!

I looked at the Practically Necessary aprons - they are adorable! I have a thing for aprons and actually have plenty, but those are tempting!

Have fun at it!

Laurie Cinotto said...

wow ! sounds like some awesome vendors!