2.14.2011

Bonanza at Cabin Fever

I had the pleasure of going to the Cabin Fever Indie Gift Show yesterday and I thought I'd share some of the hot finds I stumbled upon.  There were close to 80 artists, designers, bakers, illustrators - an inveritable whirlwind of creativity packed into the Cathedral High School Gymnasium.  Here are some of the highlights:


24 year old and Little Rhody resident, Stephen Fitch of Moondust Macarons, has mastered the art of the macaron.  I can honestly say they are light and crispy and très authentique.  Picked up a lovely box for dessert.


image : GoLocalProv


For clever and attractive vintage design tees, hoodies, and other great stuff.






I'm such a fan of Leah Giberson.  I first saw her art on a post from beachbungalow8, and then
met her this past Fall, at West Elm's We Heart Handmade Art event.  Not only is she local-Brookline talent,  she's a very warm person and a delight to chat with.  Her work has been featured many times on the blogosphere - and elsewhere, but one can never tire of her appealing photography, paintings, collages, and images.  I find them absolutely captivating.




-And seeing as St. Valentine's Day was right around the corner, a shiny gemstone caught my eye.  Sara Danielle Designs - handcrafted precious and semi-precious gemstone jewelry,  was a lovely place to linger and play dress-up.  Only, it wasn't just dress-up.  I did manage to pick up a couple of gems for myself.  Happy Valentine's Day, Karen.












There were also beautifully designed and handcrafted note cards and prints from everythinglittlemiss -



Following our stroll around from artist to artist, I managed to forget to circle back and grab a couple of crazy-delicious-looking brownies.  I know.  Easy enough to replicate, but these just seemed spectacularly good.  From Yummy Mummy Brownies.

Treats for all the senses.  Cabin Fever was a great indie show and I'm looking forward to checking out more events in the area for handmade artistry.

4 comments:

Leah Giberson said...

Thanks so much for the lovely words!

Now I’m kicking myself for not picking up some of those macarons - and they were right across the isle from me!!! I’m happy to say though that my daughter was generous enough to split a brownie with me in the late afternoon! Completely delicious!

Karen @ BonjourBruxelles said...

I have nothing but crumbs and a half-eaten lemon macaron left. We'll just have to stalk Mr. Stephen Fitch or hope he appears at the next gig.

beachbungalow8 said...

i didn't know you had met Leah! I love her work. I don't think I knew she was from Brookline either. Or maybe I did. who knows my brain is a walnut this days, rattling around in the old shell.

ok, I have to admit. I rully, rully want to like Macaroons, because artistically, they're so pretty. But I had one once and it gave me such a sugar headache that I have to admire from afar. bit of a macaroon poseur, I am.
but brownies? uh. I'm sold.

S said...

I love your blog! But it makes me want to spend money and eat...
Bad. Bad. Bad.

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