Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome Vendor Xenotees!

Awesome whimsical screen printed tees and original products!  Check out Xenotees at their Etsy shop:

Don't delay, get your tickets while they're still 2 for 1:

Vendor a la Liz

I created a la Liz as a way to share my love of color, pattern and fabric combined with my love for creating handmade goods.  I make vibrant handbags, funky shopping bags, custom laptop, ipad, kindle etc cases, scarves and more.  I also love to make use of recycled items.  I make custom memory quilts from you favorite t-shirts and super-soft scarves from well loved left-overs. I knit, weave, sew, crochet, quilt and more!  Visit me at to see where inspiration takes me next!

See you tomorrow!  Tickets at the door or get the 2 for 1 special:

It's Almost Here! Tomorrow is Cocktails & Crafts

Tomorrow come on out to Old City during First Friday and show your support for Philadelphia's shelter animals!  We'll be there sipping and shopping from 4-9pm at Power Plant Studios, 230 North Second Street, just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Easy parking across the street at the Parkominium.  Don't miss this event for a great cause!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

10! Show on 12/1 at 11:30am

Tune in to the 10! Show tomorrow, December 1 at 11:30am to see Hope, a sweet little doggie that needs a home and a mention about our great event, Cocktails & Crafts!

12/1 is also the last day to purchase a VIP ticket, so get your orders in asap!

Vendor Mushmina

Welcome vendor Mushmina!  The story started with two sisters who wanted to make a difference in the developing world. One joined Peace Corps Morocco to help rural women develop business skills and the other traveled to Mali to research traditional weaving and metal-smithing techniques. Six years later, Mushmina was born. Our name Mushmina, is an endearing nickname that to us means ‘little sister’.

In Morocco we work with over 9 different regional artisan groups, employing over 75 artisans, both men and women. While we are a cottage industry business (where many women work in their homes) the Mushmina Workshop and atelier is coming soon!See Mushmina's products at:

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Vendor Sherlock Holmes Creations

After 20 years of exemplary military service, most of that time based in Germany, including a Purple Heart for his time in Vietnam, Bob headed back to the States to work as Import Manager and Operations Manager with Goebel USA, world renowned for their Hummel figurines.

Now Bob brings you his unique, well-crafted stained glass creations.  Choose one of his completed masterpieces, or order a custom design -- either way, it will brighten your home and bring joy throughout the year.

Bob Holmes has been creating beautiful handmade stained glass since 2004.  His unique creativity and technical skills merge beautiful patterns with exquisite craftsmanship.

Each piece of glass is individually selected.  After cutting and grinding every piece of glass, Bob assembles the whole panel with copper foil and a final bead of solder to finish and seal the work.

This custom work in either framed in pewter or wood construction with eye hooks for easy display.

Bob has the unique talent for combining your ideas with his technical knowledge to create a distinctive personalized piece of stained glass art.

His work is perfect for a distinctive gift.

See Bob's work at:

Welcome Vendor Visually Delicious

Check out vendor Visually Delicious' gorgeous graphics.  They make cards, pillows, pennants, notebooks and other stunning papergoods.  Their work can be seen on Etsy at:

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Vendor PickledAliens

Check out our great vendor PickledAliens!  A bit about PickledAliens:
Simple and functional sculpture and pottery describes my ceramic work. Whether I am creating creatures, stamping catchy phrases into pots, or collaging mugs and bowls with vintage decals, all of my pieces are embellished with a sense of humor and my love for short narratives.
I believe that pottery and its everyday use should be accessible to everyone.
Portions of purchases made in my etsy shop, PickledAliens, are donated to benefit shelter animals and animal victims of natural disasters.

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Vendor Anna Beau Designs

Check out vendor Anna Beau Designs' wonderful jewelry.  All the pieces you are handmade by Anna in her Philadelphia studio. She uses traditional fabrication techniques to create these designs incorporating sterling silver, vintage brass findings and semi-precious stones.  Anna's designs can be found at her Etsy page:

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome Vendor Bruce Murray Collection

Check out our unique vendor Bruce Murray Collection! 
Since 1991, Shawn Murray, the grandson of Bruce Murray, Sr., has been printing, publishing and marketing his grandfather's photo artwork.  For over four decades, "The Master" photographer, Bruce Murray, Sr. (1893-1969) has captured amazing images of sports legends, historical figures and Americana.  Mr. Murray truly loved his work and was a founding father and president of the Philadelphia Press Photographers Association.  He passed on his skill and photography to his grandson, Shawn (almost Bruce III).   Shawn has proudly preserved the provenance and his family legacy and committed his life to publishing his grandfather's work.  Shawn prints these photographs directly from the original glass plate negatives that were handed down to him.
Bruce Sr.'s work was included in the Sports Illustrated book "20th Century Sports - Images of Greatness," and has been featured nationally on the Yes Network and Fox Television networks.  The photos have been auctioned at many charity events for such organizations as the Red Cross, ALS, Alzheimer's Assn., Aids Coalition and M.S. Society.  The photos are part of the permanent collections of such institutions as the Thomas Edison Museum, the Babe Ruth Museum, the Franklin Institute and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.  They are part of the private collections of many notables such as Reggie Jackson, Tom Hanks, Larry King, Gary Sinise, Les Paul and John Goodman.  Homegrown collectors include former Phillies Larry Christensen and Don Money, and Phila. D.A. Lynn Abraham.  Shawn is always happy to speak on behalf of his grandfather’s work.
See the Bruce Murray Collection at:

For tickets to our great event, visit: 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vendor Profile Wags & Tags

Wags & Tags is an independent, Pennsylvania-based company which makes a
collection of durable, sophisticated dog tags made of precious metals and
stones. Wags & Tags is dedicated to providing pets with dog tags that are
not only tough and sturdy, but also fine, luxurious jewelry.

A collector of fine jewelry, Sandy Hirsch began by consulting a designer and a
jeweler. She explored the properties of precious metals, the strength of
various bales and connectors, the staying power of various gems. After
coming up with a prototype that addressed both function and form, the tags
were put to the ultimate test of durability: her dog, Jessie. After three
years of extensive swimming and racing through the woods, Jessie proved
that the tags could withstand all the fun of an active and rambunctious
four-legged friend. Wags & Tags can be found at:

Book tickets now at:

Vendor Miss Rosie's Canine Creations

Welcome vendor Miss Rosie's Canine Creations!  This is a little information about Miss Rosie'sWe offer a variety of all natural dog treats. Vegan and gluten free items are available along with seasonal specials.
I lost my two wonderful dogs 6 years ago. Jake, my Golden Retriever and Rosie, my Boxer. They died 6 months apart. I believe that their demise was caused by either the commercial dog food or treats that I gave them. Both brands were a part of the recall that affected thousands of our beloved pets in the United States.
Since then I have changed to a dog food that is not only made in the US ...but all of the products used are grown and milled in the US as well.
I founded Miss Rosie's Canine Creations with the same mindset. All of the products used in creating our treats are grown in the US. I use locally grown produce that are in season. This ensures not only a fresh, tasty and wholesome treat for your dog but a truly healthy one.
Miss Rosie's Canine Creations offers a variety of all natural, preservative-free dog cookies that relieve some of the health issues that many dogs suffer from. An oatmeal, peanut, pumpkin and ginger cookie that calms a dog that suffers from motion sickness, a buckwheat lavender treat and a buckwheat pumpkin ginger that iare both vegan and gluten-free which relieves the symptoms of skin allergies.
We offer a special treat made of millet-ginger-chamomile in the cooler months. 

To book tickets, visit:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Flash Promo for Small Biz Saturday! - Buy One General Ticket, Get One Free Thru 11/29

In honor of Small Business Saturday, buy one general admission ticket, get one free!  Now through the end of the day Monday.  Book now at:

Simply bring the special offer ticket and your free guest to the event, no extra ticket is necessary.  If your free guest is meeting you at the event, have him/her give the name of the ticket holder at the door for admission.

Limited time only, hurry!  Bring a friend for free!  See you Friday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vendor Duke & Winston

Welcome vendor Duke & Winston! 
Duke & Winston is a Philadelphia based independent men's clothing line. We design unique & well made 
casual gear for the modern gentleman......we also develop special products for man's best friend (at the insistence of our resident bulldog and mascot, The Duke)

We will be selling t-shirts,our super popular eco-heather hoodies, henleys, tote bags, soy candles, dog beds.

Work can be seen on website:
or at showroom:

633 N.2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Get tickets now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome Vendor Recycled Rowhouse

Check out C&C vendor Recycled Rowhouse!  Recycled Rowhouse is a project dedicated to finding new uses for old items and creating objects that promote environmental sustainability.

Recycled Rowhouse will have birdhouses, candle sticks, and other home items made out of reclaimed and recycled wood available on Dec. 2. We will also have some vintage items that have been "up-cycled"

Our work can be found on our ETSY shop:
and at Greensgrow Farms in Philadelphia and Heirloom Home and Studio in Glenside. A limited edition of our jewelry boxes are available on Anthropologie's website and at the Philadelphia location.

Welcome Recycled Rowhouse!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Vendor Angela Davidson

Tired of getting the kiddos in your life tubs of plastic toys or oddly smelling stuffed animals made in China?  Angela Davidson makes really unique, handcrafted stuffed animals!  Angela has been creating original patterns for about 3 and 1/2 years.  They are all made using one hundred percent cotton yarn, and safety eyes so they are safe for children of all ages.  At the event she will be selling squids, elephants, cats, and some other miscellaneous surprises.

Angela's work can be found at her Etsy shop:, or  at P.POD inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum Shop at the Seaport Museum, and SquarePeg Artery and Salvage near Rittenhouse Square.  And, of course, on December 2nd at Cocktails & Crafts!

Book your tickets now, what are you waiting for?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Welcome Vendor John Shoemaker Creations

Here's a bit about our vendor, John Shoemaker's work:  I am an independent glass artist, all items are of my own design and crafted by me. I create functional wares as a means to practice my skill and explore design, which informs my sculptural work, crafted primarily from glass and wood. For this event I will have a variety of items including bowls, goblets, ornaments, and other decorative function objects. I try to emphasize refined form and patterns in my work. I employ a variety of cane-working techniques,a process pioneered by Venetian glassblowers beginning in the 16th century, to create dynamic line work.

Come on out on December 2 to see this talented artists work!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vendor Albums by Christine

Welcome vendor Albums by Christine!  Christine will be selling one-of-a-mini albums (made with various materials including chipboard, acrylic, envelopes, paper, beads, buttons, etc).  Their albums make great gifts for any occasions because they are personal, to both the giver and the recipient.

They also provide custom album services: taking your photos (the good, the bad, the funny, the ugly!) and memorabilia to create your life's story.  They use the latest and safest materials when creating your
albums, so they last a life time. Each album is customized to you, your family, your event, your style - and no two are alike.

For tickets to our event, go to:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Welcome vendor Jewelry With Me

Check out new vendor Jewelry With Me!  Here's their story: 
My name is Joyce Mercer and I started Jewelry With Me in June of 2010.  I create custom handmade wire wrapped jewelry from Aluminum Wire.  I started with a signature ring that I create on the spot when I am at a location giving the customer the opportunity to pick the colors they like and have the ring sized to fit.
Along with the rings there are earrings, bracelets and necklaces that are fun and colorful pieces to go with the rings.

The choice to use aluminum started as a practice wire because it’s less expensive than Sterling Silver, but once I discovered the color and gauge options along with the fact that aluminum is non-tarnish, light weight and hypo-allergenic I decided to work exclusively in that material creating Fun and Inexpensive Handmade Eye-catching jewelry!

I can be found vending and making rings on the spot throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Etsy –

For tickets to this unique event, go to:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vendor Two Lucky Cats

Check out great vendor Two Lucky Cats!  Two Lucky Cats is a mother and daughter team working with different types of fibers to create one of a kind accessories. We love to work with bright colors and our inspiration comes from nature and the textiles of different cultures. We make brooches, bracelets, and other jewelry using felt, roving, beads, and hand dyed ribbon, knitted hats made with hand dyed yarns, and purses made with fabrics that we've hand dyed and decorated. We've also made special edition ornaments to decorate your tree at Christmas, but they can also be enjoyed at any other time of year. We love to create beautiful things that put a smile on your face. We hope you enjoy our creations as much as we enjoyed making them.

For tickets to this unique event, visit: or purchase general admission tickets at the door!  See you December 2!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome vendor VoXevangeline

Check out vendor VoXevangeline's story:

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Theatre Design, I pursued a career as a rock singer/songwriter, performing in the New York and Philadelphia area with my band, Denny and the Dropouts. You can actually find me on YouTube. I had the honor of working with Andy Wallace, who worked on Nirvana's 'In Utero' and Wally Gold, who wrote, "It's My Party" for Leslie Gore.

A few years ago, I stopped performing professionally but it's hard to keep someone with the creative gene down. One day, one of my closest friends, Meg, suggested I start designing jewelry after she had seen some beaded bracelets I had made with our daughters.

I began doing craft shows designing jewelry from vintage and antique finds under the name of bijou X ( As I continued to grow as an artist, I wanted to expand my skills and designing direction. Voila! VoXevangeline!

Always loving history and antiques, I took some of my favorite vintage things and decided to cast them using the lost wax casting method. And always loving my roots in rock, I decided to give those pieces an edgy look with a feminine feel.

For tickets to this great event, visit or purchase at the door!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vendor dop dop designs

dop dop designs was formed in February 2011 as an effort to save the mind
and sanity of one social worker turned stay at home mom.

dop dop designs' focus is women's boutique and limited edition aprons made
from designer, vintage and repurposed fabrics.  Other vintage and
repurposed items can be found in the "Market to Table" tote designed using
vintage table linens, and children's library totes utilizing vintage
children's fabrics, repurposed vintage drapes, and other children's
linens.  dop dop's mission is quality, color and making every messy woman feel as pretty as
she may please with clean lines, splashes of color and loads of purpose.
Welcome vendor dop dop designs

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Vendor Naturally By Marge

Welcome vendor Naturally By Marge!  Naturally by Marge are two sisters who create coasters made from recycled beer and wine labels, fabric patterns, sports themes and old encyclopedia photos. The coasters are made with natural stone and slate and are glazed and then corked at the bottom to protect furniture.  They also make magnetic bookmarks and recycled cork key-chains.

Their creative upcycled creations can be found at local festivals or

For event tickets, go to: or general admission at the door.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vendor Candydolce

Welcome vendor Candydolce!

Candydolce bracelets and earrings are designed and handmade in the USA by Candy Verna using quality glass beads from Japan and the Czech Republic.  Candydolce earrings are designed and handcrafted by Pep Verna using Sterling Silver components, glass and semi-precious beads.  Candydolce has styles for everyone – women, men, girls, boys and unisex styles as well!  

Candydolce's creations can be found at their website or Cappy & Company Salon in Wayne, Pa.

For tickets to this exclusive event, visit:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Vendor Willow Street Pictures

Willow Street Pictures was founded in 2002 by Darren Modricker, a socially conscious photographer and graduate of NYC's School of the Visual Arts.  He is an experienced photographer recognized for portraiture and lifestyle images published in national and international media.  After battling a personal health crisis, Darren opened Willow Street Studios in a former factory space on Willow Street in Reading, PA.

Welcome Willow Street Pictures!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Win a VIP ticket to Cocktails & Crafts!

Call for entries!  Between now and November 15th, tweet, email, or post to our event Facebook wall a picture of your pet doing something silly or cute!  You will be entered to win a VIP ticket to Cocktails & Crafts!

Twitter:  @Gritty_City

Vendor Krista Peel

Welcome vendor Krista Peel!  About Krista's work:  I am an artist, designer and science enthusiast with an intense affection for rocks, minerals and man made wonders! I make contemporary handmade jewelry in clean, elegant designs.

Krista will be selling her gorgeous all handmade earrings and necklaces.  Her work can be seen at:

To get tickets to this amazing, all handmade shopping event, go to:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vendor Bridget's Bowtique

Bridget's Bowtique was started two years ago after Bridget Deacon began making darling headbands for her daughter's friends.  Her business snowballed from there and now she makes children's bows, adult clips, fascinators, hippie headbands and vintage-inspired hair accessories!  Bridget's work can be found at her Etsy shop or at Fiona's Childrenswear in Northern Liberties. 

Come see Bridget's adorable creations on December 2nd!  Tickets can be purchased at:

Live Jazz at our event!

We are so excited to report we will have live Jazz courtesy of The Narberth Jazz Project!  Check out their music here:

Get your tickets now!  Food, music, shopping and LIVE JAZZ!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome vendor Lost Creek Woodworking!

Lost Creek Woodworking is a small, one man shop based in Watsontown, PA.  Each piece is individually constructed, branded and loved.  The goal of Lost Creek Woodworking is to create long lasting comfortable pieces of wooden furniture / art that will last for generations.  Lost Creek uses only the highest quality hardwoods.  Lost Creek Woodworking chairs feature deeply carved seats to contour to the user, coopered headrests to relax the neck, coved arms that cradle users' arms and strong flexible back supports with lumbar support.  Lost Creek Woodworking will have available a nice selected of hand crafted wood items, including a rocking chair, cutting boards, wooden pens and wine bottle stops.  Something for everyone!

Don't forget to buy tickets at:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vendor Introduction - Kissyface Kreations

We are excited Kissyface Kreations will be vending at our event!  Kissy Face has super cute hand crocheted items available, check out their story:

Kissyface Kreations came into existence at the same time as my only child and I named the shop after her (because she has the chunkiest, kissiest cheeks!)  I crocheted several hats for her, and many people asked where they could buy one. In the past 1-1/2 years, I have expanded to include headbands, hair clips and other accessories to round out my shop.  I will be selling headbands, clippies, covered diaper wipe cases, and of course crochet hats and scarves.  The items I make are mostly targeted for little ones, but I do have things for teens and adults as well.

 Welcome Kissyface!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Introducing our vendors! Holly Mack Designs!

We are going to start featuring our confirmed crafters!  Welcome our first vendor Holly Mack Designs!

Here's the sweet story of Holly Mack: 
I am a stay at home mom of two girls named Holly and Mackenzie, hence the name Holly Mack Designs.  Feeling a little bored and needing some sort of creative outlet, I decided to take a few jewelry making classes. I was hooked. I fell in love with the whole process. What started out as a hobby, has turned into this obsession.

I enjoy working with lampwork glass, sterling silver, gemstones, pearls, and wire.  I use only the best products.  I take pride in my work, and I have been know to redo a piece several times until it is “perfect.”

Holly Mack is based in Swarthmore, PA and has some gorgeous pieces you can check out at our Dec. 2 event!  Welcome Holly Mack Designs!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011