Arts and Crafts

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2014

    Day of the Dead Festival/Teen Festival

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    American Apparel: We Did Nothing Wrong But We're Paying $1 mil to End Worker Death Case

    "American Apparel has been and continues to be absolutely committed to providing its employees with a safe work place and fair wages in a sweat-shop free environment." -Los Angeles-based lawyer Peter A. Schey, on behalf of American Apparel, which agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a civil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Culture

    September 5, 2013

    Creative Outlet Helps You Get Creative!

    [Trendzilla] The Costa Mesa shop offers workspaces for crafters tired of working at home

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2013

    Courtney Love

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Culture

    July 19, 2012

    MASH Up Your Wardrobe

    [Trendzilla] Go back to your junior-high days with vamped-up versions of fanny packs, scrunchies and friendship bracelets

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012

    Patchwork Spring Festival

    Sycamore and Second St., Santa Ana

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012

    DIY Market Swap

    Mass Media Records

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012

    Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival

    OC Fair and Event Center

  • Culture

    February 2, 2012

    Craftcation Time!

    [Trendzilla] Do it yourself with everyone else in this out-of-county conference

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend

    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. ​ Aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Time for a Quickie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Gettin' Made: A Fond Farewell to Mahar Drygoods

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Call for Craft Fair Vendors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale Call for Vendors

    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​ After the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    35th Annual Irish Fair

    Irvine Meadows Fairgrounds

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Make Some May Flowers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Gettin' Made: March in Like a Lion

    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​ After the jump, more wildcat craft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Happy Groundhog Day!

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    Craft Supershow

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The Twelve Days of Craftmas, part 3

    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 >>

  • Culture

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Twist and Shout

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The Gift of Creativity

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Fight Club

    Cinema Fusion

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Femme Power

    Girls Night Out

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    To Do Tonight 12/1

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Altared States

    Noche de Altares

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    This Weekend: Armenian Festival of Orange County

    For those whose only exposure to Armenian culture is Zankou Chicken (actually, not a bad start), here's a chance to widen your perspective. This weekend (Saturday, September 13th from 12 PM-10 PM, and Sunday, September 14th from 12 PM - 8 PM), the 4th Annual Armenian Festival will be held at the La ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Smiling Eyes

    Great American Irish Fair 
and Music Festival

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Green Thumb

    Spring Garden Show

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: Origami Jewelry

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Live Review

    Back to School Night: The World Record, Ann Lynn, Slings, Sendaero

  • Columns

    March 9, 2006

    What I Miss About Drinking

    No more Crazy Rita, but a grave, sober scrapbooker

  • Culture

    August 25, 2005

    Saints Relics

    Bowers hits us with Evitas Personal effects

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Sex for Grown-ups

    Or those who appreciate the finer things in life

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Flying at 30,000 Feet . . .

    . . . Without leaving the ground or entering the terminal

  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    Best Canine Art Show Ever!

    And no dogs playing poker in the bunch

  • Music

    January 8, 2004
  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You

    A tale of two artists groups

  • Culture

    December 2, 1999

    The Sacred and the Dead

    Plus: Zapata, Zapata, Zapata!