Area native Alison Odowski landed back in the Tampa area after more than a decade spent living in places like Miami, upstate New York and Portland, Ore., took one look at the local urban craft scene, and decided she had to do something fast. Though Etsy.com, she tracked down a group of likeminded locals folks who produce everything from handmade journals to iPod coozies with a flavor thats often witty, ironic or deliciously unexpected (anything but country) and the idea of a craft fair for the Gen X/Y set was born. Following a successful June debut, the event dubbed Crafting Out Loud has become a twice-monthly affair held at beloved hangouts Sacred Grounds and New World Brewery. Goods regularly on tap include vintage plates decorated with wry comments and drawings by Odowski; journals, purses, toothbrush bracelets and record bowls, among other things, by Girlfriend Sweatshop; baby clothes and bibs by Melimade; and vintage-inspired jewelry by Yens Little Things. www.craftingoutloud.com.