Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Crafty Holiday Event Round-up

Yup, the BUST Craftacular wins for best show I've been to in a while, biggest and great selection with 2 floors at The Metropolitan Pavilion, nice.
Even Amy Sedaris was there signing her new book, which cracks me up: Simple Times, Crafts for Poor People.  I can't show what I bought for gifts, but I did buy myself a small present: delicate hammered silver knotted bangles by Baublettes by Beth who I bought a pretty ring from in April at the Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair.  They're sitting on a pretty leather journal gift from Hermes, yay holidays!
Also went to the Handmade Cavalcade in a new location at the OpenHOUSE Gallery.
And to the very cool Brooklyn Kitchen to see pastry chef Joanne Chang demo her recipe for a roasted pear and cranberry crostata.
Man, was that good, so flaky and yummy and Joanne really explains the science behind baking for everyone who's ever wondered what's going on in the oven.  She's also just about the nicest pastry chef I've ever met. 
The recipe's in her new book Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe (and her famous sticky buns beat out Bobby Flay in a throw down!) so trust me and stop by one of the Flour locations if you're ever in the Boston area.  You can also read more about her tasty treats on Justin's blog.  Then we checked out the Degenerate Craft Fair for a change of pace.
Bunnies painted on a diaphragm case anyone?  Hmmm...and not, but not least, was an event at White Castle to celebrate their hamburger candle (yup, that's right...)
The proceeds from the sales helped to raise $500,000 for Autism Speaks, wow!  And attending?  Martha Stewart!
And Vera Wang.
Celebs, martinis and fried food for a good cause, I like it.


gina said...

Please take me with you next time you go to these things!

San Jose Love said...

those hamburger candles sound interesting. I kinda want one just for kicks.

Hearthandmade said...

omg this looks amazing!! I really want a vera wang wedding dress if i ever get married... Im not engaged.. i just dream. lol

Craftiness NOW said...

hi gina, YES, come along!

San Jose Love, it's a little scary, a mix of pickles, onion, burger and bun -- and some people get a scent of coconut somehow...

hi Hearthandmade, agreed, a vera wang wedding gown is a lovely dream whatever your relationship status ;-)

Savoir Affaire said...

WOW! How exciting! I just love hearing about all the fairs and events and celebrates that you see/attend! Very Glamorous!

Valerie said...

what a day !!!
i love the bangles

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, Savoir Affaire, it's such a great time of year, there are SO many here!

hi Valerie, thanks so much for visiting and commenting :-)

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