Excited about selling at and attending the Bust Magazine Craftacular this weekend since I will be surrounded by small businesses owners who make their own products. It's usually at this type of event I see the artful and ingenious creations of others which reinvigorates my spirit.After reviewing the other vendors, here are the companies I cannot wait to visit:Artikal Millinery (based in the East Village)The founder, Holly Slayton, is self taught and grew her company organically in New York City.I want this beautiful felt cocktail hat.This is listed as a velour freeform sculptured cocktail hat with coque feathers, style C010. Retail $85Style C010. Courtesy of Artikal.comI like this 60's style hat for every day:Style W5 Courtesy of Artikal.comVelour 60's style cap with lambskin band and hand beaded flower accent. Retail $150Twig Terraniums (based in Brooklyn)The two ladies who founded this company, old friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow, make miniature moss terraniums and other small worlds in their Brooklyn studio. Don't we all love looking at teeny tiny detailed creations?This one is called The Happiest Day.The Happiest Day is 17" tall and retails for $300. Or for something smaller and more affordable, Gentle Reminder retails for $50.Who wouldn't be happy getting this as a gift? Photo courtesy of TwigTerraniums.comDanny MacaroonsDanny Macaroons, baked in Brooklyn, has a mission to make the tastiest macaroons you've ever had. Salted Caramel. Photo courtesy of DannyMacaroons.comOr, if you are a chocolate fan, chocolate dipped:Photo courtesy of DannyMacaroons.com$24 for a dozen pieces of gluten free deliciousness. I will be picking these up this weekend at the Craftacular, too.I sent out a $10 free Tangy dollars for you to use at my booth if you make it this weekend. It would be a lovely and creative way to spend a Saturday afternoon with a friend.
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