Ahhh- shopping and the holiday season, go together like vodka and soda. Ha...but seriously I love it- especially shopping for other people. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend my first Handmade Arcade at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Thanks again for the invite Heather!
This was a really cool, FREE event that featured several vendors, local as well as from other mainly Eastern states, that sold handmade wares. There was everything from jewelry, clothing to artwork and soaps. Lots of vendors as well as patrons.
Heather found the cutest kiddie hoodies, (so cute she bought 2, for different gifts.) The hoodies were designed by Diane Koss, you can find her Etsy site here. The brand is: "Cutesy but not Cutesy." Ha! You can see the hoodie for yourself below- furry hood- with the adornment of horns and a duck. So perfect- some of the toys were fun too! I liked the cupcakes!
I also bought these cool prints from my old co-worker Seth. He created the mallard print, and his friend did the dog one. The dog remind you of another dog I love?! Check out his blog.
Pink Bathtub Designs. If you guessed that I bought the one with the black cat- you would have been correct. My fiance is severely allergic to cats- so no real ones for me, but I still like them, especially in my favorite color.
Next up, comes the jewelry- these were the gifts that I bought for yours truly. I purchased one necklace, and two pairs of earrings- all from different vendors.
The necklace was from an amazing designer named Emily Biller, and her company is called Water and Salt
I chose a sterling silver necklace with black glass beads- beautiful! Below is me modeling the necklace, and actually one pair of the new earrings I purchased as well.
My earrings, and a few of her necklaces that I liked- but didn't buy. I couldn't go crazy here people.
Lanyapi Designs- New and Repurposed Vintage Jewelry. So versatile. Love them!
Happy (beginning) of the Holiday season. Too early?! Haha- sorry.