October First Wednesday – Community Socal

This past wednesday I attended Community’s October First Wednesday event in Anaheim! “Community offers retail spaces for the eco, social and design conscious.” A few of my fellow Crafted vendors were there selling their handmade goods, and I went to support them and snap some pics! Check some of them out below, or view the whole album HERE.

Plushies by DesireeB
DesireeB

Bullet Necklaces by Mitsymoto Designs
Mitsymoto Designs

Crocheted Cowls with Handmade Buttons by Oxford Accessories
Oxford Accessories

Sweet Treats by Cake Bar
Cake Bar

Recycled Goods by Kelso Doesn't Dance
Kelso Doesn't Dance

Community Socal
Community Socal

Labor Day at Crafted August 31st – September 2nd

I have been gearing up for this upcoming holiday weekend with some new products in my booth at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles!

crochet hearts

Come by Crafted this weekend for Sip n Shop, Live Music, BBQ from the Fox Pizza Bus (see menu here), and as always, handmade goodness from the Crafted vendors! Get more info on about the Labor Day festivities on the Crafted Blog and RSVP on the Facebook Event Page! Can’t wait to see you there!

Etsy Craft Party @ CRAFTED!

CRAFTED will be hosting an Etsy Craft Party on August 24th! If you would like to attend the Etsy Craft Party at CRAFTED, please RSVP HERE by August 12th. The more the merrier!

CRAFTED will be hosting an Etsy Craft Party on August 24th! If you would like to attend the Etsy Craft Party at CRAFTED, please RSVP HERE by August 12th. The more the merrier!

Etsy Craft Party

Craft Party is a time to get to know your neighbors and exercise your creative spirit. Craft Parties take place around the world when communities come together to participate in art, craft, design and DIY in every form. Anyone can organize a Craft Party and anyone can participate — the power is literally in your hands! – Etsy

CRAFTED Grand Opening Weekend

My booth Friday morning
My booth Friday morning

WOAH! The CRAFTED Grand Opening weekend was such a success!! There were literally thousands of people who showed up to see what was happening inside the huge warehouses in San Pedro this past weekend. This being my first ever craft-fair type situation, I had no idea what to expect. But it was indeed a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported all the handmade vendors who spent 3 very long 9-hour days showing off and selling their products.
My booth Sunday evening
My booth Sunday evening

My customer chalkboard
My customer chalkboard

My chalkboard definitely filled up from new and old It’s me Mary fans! Thanks everyone! It will be erased for next weekend so come over July 6-8 to write a note or draw a picture and peruse around “the largest indoor year-round craft marketplace“.

You’re Invited!

Yay! CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is opening soon! You are invited to “A Showcase for Handmade Crafts of All Kinds”! CRAFTED will be open year-round every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and It’s me Mary will be there! Now you can find your favorite handmade items in person, and meet me at the same time! RSVP for the Grand Opening here, and don’t forget to like CRAFTED’s facebook page to stay on top of all the news!

My Grandpa’s Closet Bracelet GIVEAWAY!!

My Grandpa's Closet
Today is the day of the first ever It’s me Mary bracelet giveaway!! Can you believe it? Visit the ever-so-amazing blog about everything fashion, beauty, foodie, diy and much much more, My Grandpa’s Closet for details on how to win a Coral and Gold It’s me Mary double wrap bracelet!! Happy Friday!

Coral and Gold

Color me Collared

Crocheted Collar
Peter Pan Collars have been quite abundantly displayed on some of my favorite fashion blogs lately. Whenever an accessory that can be crocheted like this comes back around I like to go straight to the souce, and find a vintage pattern! After a few minutes of googling free patterns I located this little gem and gave it a whirl. Vintage patterns are always fun to try because sometimes instructions are left out, or the materials needed were discontinued 50 years ago. But I gave it a try nonetheless and it came out quite beautifully…for a pre teen girl. A little too small. I plan to make another one with a larger hook to fit my more grown up neck!