I didn’t realize just how deep Ohio pride runs until I went to Crafty Supermarket. It seemed every other artisan at the semi-annual (and sometimes thrice annual) quirky craft fair was hawking some sort of Ohio state outline paraphernalia or Cincinnati regalia. And I couldn’t get enough. Really, it’s like all the cool people in the Midwest got together to sell all things that are good, or at least Ohio-related and/or nerdy.
Grace Dobush — Crafty Supermarket visionary and author of Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash and Basically Have It All — makes an Ohio-themed card among other cheeky goodies:
This Ohio pillow from Fabricate matches my Ohio tattoo:
Wholly Craft brought the mother lode of Ohio-themed crafts, including state-outline necklaces:
and state-outline soap by Stinky Bomb:
as well as state-outline felt pins, wood coasters and cutting boards:
And Tacocracy was slinging tacos under their Buckeye State emblazoned banner:
and Pacman cutting boards:
But my favorite thing from Crafty Supermarket was, of course, this crocheted Bender from The Snow Store:
And these revolver pocket knife necklaces by Off The Beaten Path are perfect for any utility femme:
Cupcake bow ring and cameo necklace by The Lovely Teaspoon.
And I picked up at few vegan treats, including sugar cookies and oatmeal creme pies by Sweet Peace Bakery:
All the items I bought were $10 or less, making them beautifully within my budget. Now I call that a successful supermarket trip.
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