It's true, crafts are cool again. While scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and puffy paint may never break into the hip lexicon, stitch 'n' bitch, etsy.com, and ironic knick-knacks certainly have. This spring's Crafstravaganza brings all of these things together and more as over 65 local vendors sell their wares. There's A Boy Named Coy, which rebinds children's books as personal journals. Sassy Knitwear makes clothing for all ages out of hand-dyed organic cotton and recycled materials. There's cheeky men's underwear by Cricket Syndicate. And several local print designers will be selling their hottest posters. Check the schedule online for a list of workshops running throughout the day. Into enviro-friendly wares and services? After checking out the green products at Crafstravaganza, wander over to the Living Green Expo, which will also be at the Fairgrounds this weekend. For more information visit www.craftstravaganza.com or call 651.291.5327.
Sat., May 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009