As I was sitting here watching the live feed of Futurama’s last episode chat with the writers, creators and directors, I realized that it has actually been about a month since I’ve posted. So much has happened in the last month that I’ve taken my sweet time catching up. Here are a few pictures from one of my favorite parts of my trip to Utah, a local downtown craft fair.
The one thing I miss about Utah is the TRAX system. I’m a huge fan of mass transit, especially when it makes sense and can get me to where I’m going. When my parents moved to the Salt Lake valley over ten years ago, there wasn’t a single TRAX line. Now, there is one just about a mile from their home.
This system now is starting to criss-cross the Utah Valley and you can reach University of Utah, downtown Salt Lake City and more. It’s incredibly affordable and you get a chance to see your surroundings.
And, it’s a plus in the summer or winter, they have both air conditioning and heating depending on the season.
As we approached downtown salt lake city and where the crafty fair was being held we came upon these bicycles that you could rent by the hour. Seeing this sort of thing really made me want to talk to people in Bellingham to get something like this started.
And here we are — A bit of Bellingham in Salt Lake City! I was so excited to see something that encouraged DIY, handmade and local in Utah, and it was free too! Check out more about Craft Lake City here.
This adorable little trailer for unhingedslc was the first thing that caught my eye. The retro and vintage feel of it made me feel at home in the hot Utah desert and I knew that I was going to love the rest of the exhibitors and vendors.
There were so many goodies that I couldn’t help by snap a few photos. This journal was especially one of my favorites. The hand stitching and design was just so adorable.
These paintings were my absolutely favorite. If I could have fit one of these in my suitcase, it would have come home with me. These are Thomas Kincaid-ish type works that have zombies, Cthululu, and Tie Fighters. If someone wants to purchase me a home decor piece, this would be it!
I’m such a fan of Butcher’s Bunches jams and marmalades. This one in particular made me giggle. I ended up picking up a sugar-free guava tasting one that is perfect on a piece of gluten-free cinnamon raisin bread.
These larger-than-life peace signs would brighten up any room.
As a soapmaker, one of my favourite parts of any craft fair is visiting the bath and body vendors. The first one I was able to stop by was Beehive Bath & Body. The owner was super sweet and we chatted about her handmade cold process soaps.
As a fan of pop art and culture, this poster (among with others) made me look a bit closer. The strokes of the pen and the colors make it pop!
These butterfly and bug clips brightened up the hot day and caught my attention.
I’m just getting into cross stitch thanks to Subversive Cross Stitch, but these television and movie inspired pouches were just perfect.
After the heat and temperatures reaching well over 100 degree Fahrenheit downtown, I stopped into a local juice shop that catered to my myriad of allergies. I had the delicious Orchard Fresh Juice Combo with fresh orange, apple and lemon juice. The whole afternoon was fabulous and I can’t wait to visit at next years fair.
Did you have a chance to visit Craft Lake City? What was your favourite vendor?