Monday, June 26, 2017

Field Trip: Seattle Urban Craft Uprising

This past Saturday Samantha and I made the short trek to Seattle to take part in a show that we have loved for some time. The Seattle Urban Craft Uprising show is always fun, inspiring and full of new items to buy! This year was no exception and we came home with some cool handmade products that we are really excited about! 

The show is one featuring 150 plus handmade vendors and bills itself as Seattle's largest indie craft show. We have some favorites that we look for year after year, and new ones that we are excited to check out. What we brought home this year looked very different from last year!

A company that I was really curious and excited about is Render Skincare. It's a line of skincare products made from tallow and real essential oils. Yup, tallow is made from rendered beef fat, but if you take a peek at their website you see the care in which the product is made, and really the sense behind using it. We bought small jars of both the whipped and regular and can say it's really soothing, smells wonderful and we are even more excited about it after trying it! It's one that I think we will be following and buying even more of in the future!

Another item we brought home is a Loome tool, to use for crafting tassels, pompoms and other small fiber arts. You might think this is something we could do on our own, but did you see that necklace? And the tool looks amazing, with a website that has a wealth of ideas, videos and resources. We are super excited to use this and maybe this will be the craft of the summer! 

Another booth where we were drawn in by the vendors (and their gorgeous setup) was Hillockburn Farm. Sam ended up buying a gorgeous smelling soap, while I already wish we would have picked up a Vegan Body Balm. Yes, I know this might be curious in light of what we already bought. I'm open to a lot of options, and this one comes in a handy container making it portable! 

We had so much fun at the show. Talking to people in line, meeting vendors, being inspired. I would highly recommend a visit. Even if you aren't much of a shopper there is much to see there! The next show is the Winter show coming on December 2 and 3rd. Will we see you there? 

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