This upcoming weekend is a huge craft fair weekend in Los Angeles folks, better clear some space in your calendar! Renegade Craft Fair returns to southern California with their first ever holiday sale featuring 150 indie artists and crafters at The Los Angeles State Historic Park.
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Remember a couple of months ago when I showed you some fun trinket boxes you could make with Xyron's 1.5" Create-a-Sticker sticker maker? (Click here to see the how-to.) I had a chance this weekend to try out their 2.5" Create-a-Sticker machine and came up with a few ideas for quickie craf ... More >>
A constant in the world of indie crafting for the past five years, it always brightened my day when I saw Robert Mahar of Mahar Drygoods at shows. His bright, sunny and always friendly disposition was the perfect complement to the unique and nostalgic children's products offered in his online s ... More >>
If you're an indie artist or crafter looking for shows to participate in, you really need to sign up for the Los Angeles Craft Mafia's newsletter. The almost-weekly email highlights upcoming craft fairs, along with details about the shows and contact info so readers can participate in the shows that ... More >>
Southern California indie arts and crafters take note--Renegade Craft Fair is heading back to Los Angeles State Historic Park for their upcoming holiday sale!
Image from Renegade Craft Fair website
Tents full of crafts galore at last summer's Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles
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April showers bring May flowers, they say. (Though I'm not sure who "they" are.) Celebrate the springtime warm-up with me by making some May flowers of your very own! If you don't know where to begin making flowers it's all right - there's a ton of downloadable pdfs on Etsy with all kinds of fun cra ... More >>
The old weather adage says March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. And while the weather's been pretty mild (albeit a little chilly lately), the lions march on through the work of lots of talented crafters on Etsy!
Orlan Lion Ring by Miz Dragonfly
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Once you're out of elementary school--or don't live where it snows, I think it's pretty much a given most folks don't really celebrate Groundhog Day. And with the mention of the holiday, most minds turn to the Bill Murray movie. Etsy artisans to the rescue! The noble groundhog is the main attraction ... More >>
On the ninth day of Craftmas my true love gave to me, a set of brightly colored vintage plastic cupcake toppers in the shape of lots of ladies dancing!
Vintage Dancing Ladies Cupcake Toppers from Pinky Lou Lou
After the jump, we round out our week of Craftmas caroling with a few more crea ... More >>
You know as well as I do that there is nothing bigger these days than being green, recycling, upcycling, and generally just saving our ecological butts. But did you know you can still look totally rockin' while doing it? Join us as we chat with Courtney Chesley of Twisted Handmade and the ... More >>
Long Beach librarian Marlyn Beebe has always enjoyed taking photos, but never really thought of herself as a serious artistic photographer. Then she received a digital camera as a gift. This unlocked a door for her with all it's new features, especially the macro setting. Now not only ... More >>
Rock Band Monday, 9 p.m.The video game that pays. Best band wins $50.Chronic Cantina,
1870 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CAPortrayal/Betrayal, until December 18Going beyond the superficial and trivial reading of a portrait.Long Beach City College, 4901 E Carson St., Long Beach, CA 562-938 ... More >>
Finally: A non-ugly way to incorporate the Asian aesthetic into your everyday wardrobe.
(Oh, stop that—Mandarin collars? Not so awesome. And chopsticks in your hair? Not even close to the real thing. Please stop. You look fucking silly.)
These charms and pendants crafted by origami guru Cindy Ng ... More >>