Monday, May 28, 2012

Patchwork Santa Ana

Yesterday was the Patchwork craft show in Santa Ana, California. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the crowds were out. We had a great location in a corner spot.
My booth mate, Gilded Moon sells beautiful jewelry (I bought a pair of earrings at the show last weekend and have my eye on another pair!)
Here's my table stuffed with cards, bookmarks, notepads, paintings and a few more miscellaneous items.
After the last show, I decided our booth needed some jazzing up so I made bunting. I saw bunting on a blog by South African artist Heather Moore (etsy shop skinny laminx) and thought that it looked really quick and easy, which it was. At a local quilt shop, I purchased for $10 a pack of 42 pre-cut pieces (Moda, California Girl) with the edges pinked. I simply cut each piece down the middle and had enough pieces for 3 strands of bunting. I pinned and sewed the fabric onto 12 foot lengths of twill ribbon. It was an easy one night project. Here's the result:
I like to walk around the show and check out everyone's booth and product but I rarely have the chance. Before the show opened I snapped a few pictures as people were setting up. Here are a few of my favorite items and displays. 1. Beautiful necklace made from vintage parts by Bazaar Latino (I purchased one from her etsy shop just last week)
2. Eye catching display from Bazaar Latino's booth mate Hephzi Creations. I love the way she lined the vintage suitcases with fabric to display her jewelry.
3. Huggable dolls from Imaginery Friend. (You can reach her at
4. Cool things made from vintage items- like these paper art dolls. I love the one in the middle with the sheet music skirt (darn, I think she sold!) These are from You Are It and you can see more at and at
Two weeks until Patchwork Culver City! More show inspiration to report then.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Craft Show Product

Since my first craft show of the year (Patchwork Long Beach) is this coming Sunday, I thought I'd make some items using my new collages. I've done 6 different note cards, and a few decorated Moleskines with matching bookmarks which will be sold as a set. If they do well at the show, they'll debut in my Etsy shop in a few weeks.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Craft Shows

It's time for the spring craft shows and so far, I have 3 scheduled. Patchwork Long Beach on May 20, Patchwork Santa Ana on May 27 and Patchwork Culver City on June 10. These are all great shows with music, food trucks and way too many cool things to buy. (It's a wonder I make any money!) You can find out more about all three shows at I did this new promo postcard to hand out and I think it came out pretty well.
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