Although Collective Upcycle's Holiday '12 pop-up shop does not officially open until next week (check out the opening party on Tuesday the 27th) you can get a sneak peek of what will be available during Cleveland's Winterfest TODAY! Celebrate Small Business Saturday by purchasing items handmade from upcycled materials by local crafters!
The Milk Belly Princess and I took some Fuzzy Wigs, pins and hair clips down to this season's location in the Colonial Arcade (also known as the Colonial Marketplace) at 530 Euclid Avenue. Here is Miss Princess with our basket full of Fuzzy Wigs:
All of the loveys in the basket are made with the sleeves of cashmere sweaters and are very soft and cuddly. I'm not sure if all of the dolls this season will be made this way, but I'll see what I can do.
Although Princess was excited to drive out to CU with me and took great pleasure in selecting her own dancing horse ornament made by the amazing Kris Barnes, her attention span was short. I wanted to walk around the store,take pictures and read the artists' stories on their hang tags and business cards, but she wanted to get home and hang her horse on the tree.
The opening party for this season's pop-up shop is Tuesday November 27th from 6-8 PM. You can read detailed information about dates, hours and parking for Collective Upcycle here. I will be at Tuesday's party and plan to take more pictures. For now, I'll leave you with a couple I managed to take on my way out the door.
These vinyl collage trees really caught my eye. Volunteering at Zerolandfill, I saw LOTS of vinyl wallcovering. and I love how the artist grouped similar colors together. I also appreciate how these trees are for sale, but double as seasonal decor in the shop.
This little pin made me smile. I admire anyone who can take small, discrete findings and transform them into something so endearing.