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Etxe (ech-ay) curates experiences that enlighten the soul and deepen human connection. This blog shares our adventures, focused on place, culture, community and creativity. 

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Crafty Bastards Cabin Fever Finds...

I have to admit - this was my first Crafty Bastards. I've been to a TON of craft/art/design fairs and even exhibit at a few. I was out of town for the last few Crafty Bastards, so I'm glad I got to make it today!

I did the VIP because, well, I wanted a mimosa and a bagel. I also wanted to give myself a good start time or else I would have put off going and probably missed it again! I'm prepping for cocktails+craft today, so that's what will take up the rest of my day once I get this post up. (That's also why this will be brief).

Here are my favorite artists, designers and makers from today's Crafty Bastards. They all happen to be local to the DC area. Many of them I have been following for a while, but a few are new to me! They are in no particular order as I love them all equally. 

Marcella Kriebel 

watercolor artist, illustrator, designer -- follow on instagram at @marcellakriebel

Compass Coffee

Locally roasted coffee -- follow on instagram @compasscoffeedc

Handmade Habitat

All natural soy candles and beauty goods -- follow on instagram @handmadehabitat

Printed Wild

Handcrafted bags and home decor -- follow on instagram at @printedwild

Upshur Street Books

Independent bookstore -- follow on instagram at @upshurstbooks

De Nada

Alpaca knit scarves and knitwear -- follow on instagram at @denadadesign

Kicheko Goods

Socially conscious design/jewelry -- follow on instagram at @kichekogoods

Florescent

Handmade botanical perfumes -- follow on instagram at @florescent