Within the normally expansive roundhouse at the Rotunda in West Philly Saturday, shoppers squeezed through the tables laden with knitwear, hand-crafted dolls, and hand-made ceramics – gifts for men and women of all ages. Philadelphia’s own artisans sold crafty gifts at Go West! Craft Fest; in case you missed the one-day craft fair, here’s a sampling of the wares still on offer through the vendors’ websites and e-mail. Thanks to the internet, you can shop local from the convenience of your own home, benefiting the economy in your own backyard, and supporting Philadelphia’s arts. And watch out for PW’s Holiday Gift Guide, coming soon to an honor box near you.
Available at VIX Emporium. www.vixemporium.com
Corina Dross. www.corinadross.com
Mike Scott-Straight for Manor House Creations. www.manorhousecreations.etsy.com
T-shirts and more at www.communiteagraphics.com.
Earrings by Joelle Workman, theapothecarium.etsy.com.
Earrings at theapothecarium.etsy.com.
Ornaments, crafts and more at Square Peg Artery. squarepegartery.com
Scrabble pendants and more at hipsterdesigns.etsy.com.
Prints by Bryan Stulthorpe at www.yardsalepress.com.
Hand-knitted caps at Nice Things Boutique. www.nicethingshandmade.com
Two-headed monster doll, thetangledweb.etsy.com.
Little stuffed monsters, at thetangledweb.etsy.com.
Stuffed, cuddly robots at thetangledweb.etsy.com.
Pillows, T-shirts and gifts available through The Bryson Institute of the Attic Youth Center. www.brysoninstitute.org for more info.
Hand-crafted and hand-fired ceramics by Harmony Thompson. risd.digication.com/harmonyarts
Elegant hand-cut wood prints by Whitney Superstar. email@example.com.
Handmade matching knit sets by Elizabeth P. Schmidt. firstname.lastname@example.org
Homey and elegant pottery by Jane Broadbent. www.janebroadbent.etsy.com
Jewelry by Kelly Anne Mifflin. geodewebs.wordpress.com
Fine handmade jewelry by Michele Molesky. www.michelemolesky.etsy.com
Your favorite pop culture icons on your ears, by Night Owl Designs. www.shopnightowldesigns.com
Prints and paintings perfect for a tyke, by Greg Barajay. barajayart.com
Pretty wallets and accessorries, hand-made by Lil Ferd. www.lilferd.com
Hand-knit and crocheted winter essentials by Poiema Deane. poiemaworks.blogspot.com
Pendants and the all-essential whiskey flask, ceramic and hand-made by Chase Brown. chasebrownart.blogspot.com
Light up your Christmas table with candles by Mellifera. melliferacandles.etsy.com
Fragrant and festive hand-made soaps by Kate Johnson. www.mamouchasoaps.com
T-shirt designs and fridge magnet for hipster stocking-stuffers, by Aaron Weber. email@example.com
Hand-made cars for tots by Sara Nissley. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hats, bonnets and toys hand-made by Susie Mizelle. etsy.com/shop/westphillywhimsy
Potholders and crocheted crafts by Ann Wilson. etsy.com/shop/hooksandbobbins
Dolls and accessories hand-crafted by Jessi Schwarz. email@example.com