Happy: Austin Handmade opened a storefront. Sad: Austin Handmade closed shop not long after, in late fall of ’09. Consolation: they’ve upgraded their online store, so may the shopping live on!
While the store was open, Austin Handmade hosted some groovy handmade markets in the parking lot, leaving shoppers (some toting video cameras:) ) with plenty of inspiration for gift ideas:
- Revolutionary bathtime products
- Funky hip jewelry
- Squealably cute kid garb
- Soap that smells so good you want to eat it
- Jewelry that buys cows
- Wearable sushi
- “Earrings that make you feel good”
- Beads that inspire daydreams
Most of the artists are members of Etsy Austin, which is a great way to keep up with all things stylish and crafty in Austin. I would also like to point out the soundtrack to this video is a song called “Glitter Bomb.” And that’s awesome.
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