My 11 year old daughter Betty and I discovered this Pittsburgh event last year for the first time and we both loved it. (The photo above is a t-shirt I bought from garbella.) We made a day out of it – very easy to do – and I’m kinda hoping that we make this a mother-daughter tradition. It is a fabulous opportunity to support local crafters and get some one-of-a-kind gifts. Like many people’s finances, our Christmas budget is a tight one this year. If I’m going to spend what little money I have, then I prefer to spend it with local entrepreneurs.
I Made It! for the Holidays starts tonight from 5-10 p.m. at Bakery Square, which is always a cool place to check out. (It makes me nostalgic for my Philly roots, as it is a former Nabisco plant!). I Made It! for the Holidays continues tomorrow from 11-6 p.m., so you have your pick of times to shop.
In addition to the 90+ artisans, here are just a few more things that Carrie and her team have planned. (I don’t know how that girl does it, quite honestly. I’m in awe. I’ve met her. I don’t think she sleeps.)
- Santa will be on-site on Saturday from Noon-3pm as well as a special RED lighting of Bakery Square’s Google building for World AIDS Day http://www.facebook.com/PittsburghRED
- TAPPED is bringing a holiday version of their pop up beer gardens to a great day of crafts and fun. As always they will have Full Pint beer and Bar Marco will be bringing a warm festive cocktail with delicious food and treats from Tapped friends to add to the mix! http://www.facebook.com/events/12959897052434
- Free gift wrapping provided by YELP!
- Parking in the Bakery Square garage is FREE (always a plus in Pittsburgh!) and I Made It! Co-Founder and Organizer Carrie Nardini has all kinds of fabulous activities planned in collaboration with these community organizations:
Animal Rescue League : Kitties were adopted last year. ARL will be on hand Saturday with lovable furry friends looking for forever homes.
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