Hello, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a warm and filling Thanksgiving holiday. More importantly, I hope you all haven’t blown your wads on the Black Friday thru Cyber Monday madness…so you can still support me and others at the 5th Annual Unique LA Holiday Show this weekend! This is the 2nd stop on my 2012 Holiday Craft Fair Tour and I couldn’t be more excited to join over 350 hand-selected artists and designers in the nation’s largest independent design show. All of the goods sold at this show are made right here in the USA – so you’ll feel great about supporting small business and your local economy this holiday season.
Cost: $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. 10% of all ticket sales go to the downtown Los Angeles non-profit organization Inner-City Arts.
Admission includes an exclusive UNIQUE LA tote bag (by the amazing artist Brian Rea of the New York Times “Modern Love” column), unlimited re-entry for both days, a Unique mini magazine, free booze, free DIY workshops and crafts, free photo booth portraits and a print from Oh Snap Studios Photo Booth, a curated cafe featuring LA’s best restaurants and trucks, and more!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Holiday Market this past weekend. I had a blast with my booth partner and new friend, Dana, of Gilbert & Leona (check out her rad leather goods)! NYC is lovely this time of year and it’s always such a joy to meet new people and see familiar faces. It was rather chilly in our tent (unfortunately, the heating didn’t make it around to all the vendors), so I didn’t take as many photos as I would like. But thanks to my ever-trusty helper (and fiance) Jaymar for snapping these photos along the way. You can find a few more photos on my facebook page here.
1. Manhattan skyline as seen from RCF Brooklyn // 2. Our Booth Before // 3. Our Booth After // 4-5. My mighty booth set-up // 6. DI&Q odds & ends // 7. Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg right across the street! // 8. Lovely friends Joyce and Stephanie pay a visit // 9. Krystle rocking her brand new beekeeper.
And so it begins. I just landed in NYC and I’m revving up for my first craft fair of the 2012 holiday season! This weekend, you can catch me at the first ever Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Brooklyn! I’ll be hawking my cozy knit goodies (perfect for the crisp NYC autumn air) along with 185+ of the best and brightest indie artists + makers. Besides getting some holiday shopping done, you can enjoy hands-on workshops, art installations, savory and sweet treats, a free-to-use photobooth, Brooklyn’s finest DJ’s and more! Oh, and don’t worry, this outdoor market will be heated (so you won’t freeze). You can find me in booth #37 with Dana from Gilbert & Leona.
Hope to see you there, and thanks for shopping handmade for the holidays!
Why, hello! I’m so excited to announce my 2012 Holiday Craft Fair Tour! As you may know, this is my first Fall/Winter season as a bonafide small business and I couldn’t be happier to go on a whirlwind adventure through 4 cities in just 5 weeks! It all starts in Brooklyn and continues through Los Angeles, Portland, and San Francisco.
Please find details below (and in the sidebar). I hope to see you all this holiday season! In the meantime, I shall return to my yarn.
A few months ago, I posted about Caine, a 9-year-old boy from East LA who, armed with imagination and cardboard, built an entire arcade in his dad’s used auto part store. Caine has quickly risen to child hero, inspiring kids and grown-ups alike all around the world. In this video, a “sequel” of sorts, we see just how much impact childhood imagination can have on generations of creators.
And if you feel so inclined, join the Global Cardboard Challenge on October 6, where the world is invited to play while raising funds to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.
“Build the world you can imagine. Imagine the world you can build.”