My sister, Kelly, Van and I went down to the Handmade Market yesterday afternoon at the Marbles Museum in downtown Raleigh.
The Handmade Market is for hip, handcrafted goods from more than 50 of the best and brightest artists, independent designers and crafters from NC and beyond.
I am a huge fan of etsy, a website where you can buy and sell homemade goods, so this was right up my alley. There were many terrific vendors to see (and buy from). Adam Peele and his partner (pictured below) own Ahpeele. They are super friendly screenprinters with edgy tshirt designs. Kelly pretty much cleaned them out.
They are hosting a Traffic Jam Flea Market at the Ahpeele Studio (400 Capital Blvd) on Saturday, June 6th from 9-5. The flyer lists a myriad of activities: local art show, books, vintage clothing, tshirts, music, bread (bread?), yoga demo and… hoola hooping (interesting). I don’t think there is a website, so thought I would mention it here.
My one purchase of the day was a necklace from Ileana Rodriguez who owns India Romeo. Two more of our favorite vendors were Lucky Accessories and it’s by design. We also bought some the sea salt caramels from Karen and Nancy Homemade Goodies after they gave us a tester. I have one caramel left that I am refusing to eat, because then I won’t have any left, and that is one of those foods that I am not allowed to have in the house because it is just too good. Who would have thunk it, sea salt and caramel, yummy.
After the market, we all went to dinner at a new sushi place called Haru on Glenwood. That one is going into the weekly cycle. They had amazing, amazing sushi and were very kid friendly, actually, all told, they were really all-around-everyone friendly. After that we took a hike and saw two bunny rabbits. It was a really great Sunday.
Found some cards from addional artists to note in the bottom of my purse. : )