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Friday, July 29, 2005


a Walk on the Crafting Wild Side…

There’s probably no better way to start the weekend and jumpstart some inspiration than to go visit your local Craft Divas…

b.Limey! I knew I was going to like this place as soon as I got off the elevator…

Catalyst Ranch 656 W Randolph Suite 3W
Friday, July 22, 2005

the Chicago Craft Mafia’s
Summer Shakedown


The Ranch was ALIVE with a huge assortment of creative vendors showing their latest creations…

These are the very lovely felted bags from DragonFly Handbags



Absolutey mouthwatering millinery from the design studio of Laura Hubka

Looking cosmopolitan as ever, my neighbor Theresa models one of the fabulous Hubka creations. We both flipped for the Fuschia!

And speaking of Cosmos, we enjoyed one before the Shakedown over at the new Meiji restaurant in the neighborhood (right next to Blackbird). YUM! The bartender made the best lemon twist I’ve ever seen…



The entirely stylin’ tootsies of one Ms. Kelly (from Arcadia) on the move during the show…

More beauty on display from nFelt

Nad Thitadlaka presented a wonderful assortment of shawlettes and ponchettes, along with some totally original felted pieces…



A girl’s gotta SHOP! I got my beautiful chandelier earrings from Beth Respess at Dejahmi

And always, saving the BEST for last…


The BEST Dressed Dogs on the Planet wear creations from our friend Corinne, of Lucky Penny Handmade

The colorful beauty of these outfits never ceases to amaze and delight!



NEXT: Street Scenes GALORE!

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3 responses to “Friday, July 29, 2005”

  1. Sally says:

    More! More! More! pant..pant

  2. rachelkates says:

    Isn’t the Catalyst Ranch a great venue. My friend wouldn’t leave that night until after we got details about booking the space for an office party.

  3. elisabeth says:

    Thanks for the photo journey.

    AND, btw….that knitting bio girl is one hot tamale, no?

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