November 9, 2011 | 10:20am
While the pie fiends at Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are busy drooling over pie crust recipes and celebrity judge announcements, we've been drumming our fingers in anticipation for the lineup of local creatives who will wheel out their goods for this Saturday's Pie Social.
The event, which will take place at the A.R.T.S. Market on Roosevelt Street at 2 p.m., will be an eyeful for any fan of the home-baked dessert. (quick note: Rain or shine, Pie Social will go on! Rain location will be announced soon, depending on the forecast.) You're bound to leave full, and you might want to save room for a few treasures from these vendors:
1. Merry May Handmade:
Ashley Eaton and Andrea Pederson have an eye for vintage and a few hands on the steering wheel of their 1961 Shasta Airflyte, which will house a mobile vintage shoppe that'll debut this weekend. The duo will be selling handpicked finds and crafts just in time for that one gift-giving season that's just around the corner. More info here
Cora Blouch will have her own scarves, hats, purses, hair accessories, bangles, earrings, wristlets, handspin yarn, knitted winter wear, and accessories. Check out her website here
3. Dark Goddess Creations
Jewelry, costume accessories and clothing, and all things steampunk, pirate, antique, pagan, goth, and pin-up era by Serena Agha. See more of her wares on her etsy page
4. Designs by Velvet
Victorian romance meets modern artistic flair in a variety of hand knit scarves, shawls, jackets, infant and children's clothing, hats and accessories. Check out Velvet's etsy page
for a preview.
5. Buttons by Brendan McCaskey
Find (and wear) your favorite celebrities, characters, or items vintage memorabilia on the faces of one-inch, pin-back buttons by Brendan McCaskey. The local foodie's also the manager of Smeeks, so we hear there might be a few pies and candies involved ...
6. Tonatierra Quetzal Co-op
Stop by the Tonatierra booth to check out coffee and handmade jewelry, clothing, scarves, handbags, shawls, accessories, unique small crafts from indigenous artisans in the Quetzal Cooperative
7. Just B - B Just
And scrub it all off with locally made soaps, moisturizers, and lip balm by Just B - B Just
. All proceeds go toward aiding local homeless.