March has been a busy, busy month!
Last week, I attended a networking event for a curated group of Pittsburgh wedding vendors called Hitchburgh. What an amazing group of people! Their website describes them as “Pittsburgh’s artisanal wedding community” and they offer quarterly themed wedding show alternatives referred to as Hullabaloos. Their most recent Fragile Forrest themed event was March 30th at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and they have Bohemian Bash in the works for June. If you know anyone who is planning a wedding, please check out their website here. You can also sign up for their mailing list so you don’t miss any future events.
I also attended the closing reception for Pittsburgh artist Jenn Gooch’s WERK. While her shop may have closed its doors, Jenn will continue to offer her Gender-Neutral Learn-to-Sew Nights at the Mattress Factory on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Her first class at the new location is April 24th at 6:30PM. This is a free, monthly workshop. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
What’s on queue for April? Unblurred, the First Friday gallery crawl on Penn Avenue in Friendship/Garfield is this Friday, April 4th. The monthly event attracts families, singles, and students. Any Pittsburgh readers have an upcoming event to share?Jessica Schaefer is a graduate of Edinboro University with a degree in graphic design. She rekindled her love for design by creating, printing, and binding her wedding save-the-dates, invitations, and programs. She is a member of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where she continues to study paper making and printmaking. Jessica started her Etsy business with designs from her own wedding before expanding to new ideas. This year her business, theBird+theBeard, also began selling cards in independent shops in several states. When not working on new ideas for theBird+theBeard, she enjoys camping and spending time with her husband and stepson. You can review her work at thebirdandthebeard.com.