With the official call to Makers up and running for the Detroit Maker Faire this summer, I can’t wait to see what kind of great ideas come in. And thinking of that made me think of City Bird, one of my favorite Detroit crafty duos helping DIY folks across Michigan and the midwest bring their goods to eager shoppers.
Since opening their very own store last November, brother-and-sister team Andy and Emily Linn have been busy bringing new items to the shop non-stop. City Bird is not only the name of the store, it’s the name of their own line of Detroit-themed products, from city map soaps to buttons and more. There’s been no shortage of crafters approaching the two to sell their goods; reception downtown has been amazing, both from crafty folks and customers alike.
Since having a shop has been in the back of their minds for a while, the Linns got their start selling at craft fairs. The experience of applying to shows has helped a lot now as business owners when it comes to deciding on merchandise, making sure there’s a good balance of products, etc. And they’re hosting their own events at the store, too. Detroit is packed with makers and crafters, and the Linns are evidence of that.
To learn more about City Bird, check out their web site as well as this photo set inside the store. And stay tuned for more Detroit Maker Faire announcements right here!