We love Denver's crafty DIY spirit and think there's always room for more. So strong is that enthusiasm here that it's experienced an enormous trickle-down. More and more people are thinking about ways to recycle old materials into new gifts, create new urban looks or channel timeless pastimes to fit modern sensibilities. And because our town is a veritable beehive of crafty goings-on, we have to like the spirit of this past weekend's Craftin' Carnival
, which uniquely gave equal time to Colorado craft-show newbies and old hands alike, showcasing everything from artwork by homeless kids to hand-stitched whimsies. Here are a few of our favorite vendors.