Crafty in Columbus

Steps away from downtown Columbus OH, the hubby & I visited an event called Urban Scrawl
in Franklinton.
It was a great way to spend a beautiful end of summer day by checking out artists practicing their craft, local vendors featuring their handmade goods and local live bands.

here are a few pics I snapped of the artists in action, creating large murals that may someday be hung on buildings around Franklinton.

There was even a spot set up where visitors could get in on the painting action

though there weren't a tremendous amount of local vendors on site, I was reminded by yet another fortune I got on Friday night...

There definitely wasn't any shortage of quality hand made local goods.
One of the vendors happened to be one of my former work colleagues that is starting up a her own business.
her business called Objet Adapte features a selection of recycled & vintage fabrics that have been adapted into amazing handbags & accessories. This bag is one of my favorites.
Hint, birthday is rapidly approaching.

If you are interested in checking out some more of her bags and accessories you can see them at

merchandised along side of these great bags from Objet Adapte was lingerie and lounge wear from almightyquinn. They sell handmade clothing & lounge wear made from new, recycled & vintage fabrics. I love the ruffle front tunic pictured above. To see more from the almightyquinn you can visit
more news about local columbus crafters in the September issue of Lucky magazine

here is the article

it is located in the Shopping Report section on page 112.
Non Fiction Design Collective has an absolutely inspiring selection of housewares & porcelain.
Take a peek at their collections at
From current artist and crafters to ones from the past,here are a few pieces I picked up this week at various auctions from local artisans

I bought this painting titled "Bronze lady" dated 1969.
I still can't decide if she is creepy or cool...or maybe a little bit both but I think that is why I was drawn to it.
At another auction this week, where one of the featured items was this gas lamp that was once located at the Ohio State Fair grounds at the turn of the century, I found some really great hand made pieces from another Columbus resident.

This little pink tray was so delicate & feminine and so 1960's. Despite some damage to some of the leaves I decided to get it.

all of Maybelle Wyman's pieces are signed & most of them are dated...and according to this piece she didn't always live in Columbus.

Some more of her handmade pottery.
So perfect for a retro tiki party.

this is one of my favorites.

maybelle also seemed to have quite a collection of scrap fabrics.
I am now the proud owner of what appears to be a complete history of polyester fabric.
Watch out Marsha Brady!
I can't wait to get to work and find some great ways to use these pieces in an arts & crafty way.
last note:
If you read my last blog and are curious about how much the 1960's gilded matador & bull won at the Price Is Right sold for...
only $17.50. What a deal!
As the auctioneer kept saying to the crowd, it was worth buying just for the story behind it.

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