D and I went to 10a Alabama for the first time last August 3, and although it was just a quick stopover, I came home with a smile of a girl who just discovered a secret, magical place. I’ve heard a lot about 10a Alabama so it was quite a treat when we finally got a chance to go, and during a Handmade Arts and Crafts fair no less.
I say, you can’t come out of a place (or an event!) like that and not feel inspired to create something beautiful. The last two frames in the collage above are some of the things I took home with me—a notebook and a set of buttons from Ella Lama, some washi tapes from Hey Kessy, and a bag of ground beans from Cordillera Coffee.
Here are some independent artists at the 10a Alabama Fair that caught my attention:
Cordillera Coffee. Surprise, surprise, a college friend of mine (Iona) and her husband were manning the booth, and aside from the mini reunion we had back there, I also took home a bag of ground coffee which I love love looove. Best of all, by buying and drinking their coffee, you support native coffee growers in the province of Cordillera. Double win.
Ella Lama has the most adorable notebooks and buttons and post cards. All her designs are hand drawn and you can really tell they are made with love.
Nikita‘s line of handmade jewelries are sooo adorable I actually regret I didn’t purchase that one necklace I really loved!
Gawa ni Femi is one of the reasons I wanted to go in the first place. I wanted to buy some succulents but her products were sold out by the time we got there! Crazy.
These Bags by Rubbertree are awesome.
And well, Hey Kessy needs no introductions.
Check out these independent artists and support the handmade movement here in the country!