Meet Houston’s CultGrrrl: Cute, Cuddly, and Macabre Crochet Creations


I have the pleasure of sharing another unique local treasure with you guys today. Mrs. Jess Carlos of CultGrrrl is a native Houstonian and a regular at our bi-annual Pop Shop Festival. She makes totally original, sometimes creepy, and completely adorable stuffed, crocheted figurines. (How do ya like them adverbs?) Seriously, though, she’s amazing.   […]

Five Chemicals to Avoid in Commercial Beauty Products

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This is a guest post written by Stephany Lehman of If you want to be beautiful and healthy, you are not alone. The beauty industry is one of the most lucrative in the world, although many people are unaware of how complicated the business can be. The reality is that many beauty products on the market […]

Everything You Need to Know about Upcycled T-Shirt Alterations

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Here is everything you need to know about Upcycling Old T-Shirts. We scoured the internet for the best of the best. Here are a few of our absolute favorite upcycled T-Shirt Alterations! These DIY’s are totally refined and fashion forward instead of looking messy and DIY. First video up is the one that we created […]

Plush Hand-Painted Dolls By Valentina Felce Of Blue Raspberry Designs

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You guys! Look, look, loooook at who I’ve found! Over in Florida, Miss Valentina Felce is busy hand-making these wonderfully unique plush dolls and painting characters onto them. They are one of a kind and have a real vintage air about them. Please tell us a little about yourself and your artistic background. Where are […]

Meet Patricia Waller: Lowbrow Textile Artist

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Meet Patricia Waller, indeed. I am so excited to bring this unusual and totally morbid textile art to the Pop Shop America blog. Miss Waller has been growing her body of work for longer than I’ve been alive, and I am so grateful for her persistence and commitment to her craft! The pieces are so twisted, […]

Meet Freelance Photographer & Artist: Steph Wilson

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Steph Wilson is a London-based photographer and artist. Her photographs have this velvety richness about them that make the images rather surreal. She is also founder of Lemon People, an art collective where she works with other creators to realize all kinds of projects.   Hi Steph Wilson! So, tell us a little about yourself and your […]

The Best Spring & Summer Craft Fairs in the USA 2016

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Find the current Fall & Winter 2018 List of Craft Fairs Here. Shop Local isn’t a thing that we invented. It’s a concept that means something to people all over. No matter where you are there are tons of cool indie craft fairs that have feature amazing handmade artisan quality goods. What’s really interesting is […]

Menu of Art Classes and Craft Workshops by Pop Shop America

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SEE OUR WORKSHOP CALENDAR  –or — GET A PRIVATE WORKSHOP QUOTE Join Pop Shop America for stylish and modern craft classes in Houston TX, across the state of Texas, and all around the USA. We host public events, art classes, diy lounges at major festivals and more. Here’s where you can find out more about […]

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