Small Business Saturday at Crafted!

On November 24th Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles will be celebrating Small Business Saturday! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day for eco- and socially-conscious holiday shopping in support of small, local businesses that are the engines of the nation’s economy. Crafted represents more than 100 local, independent artists and crafters under one roof, with the perfect gifts for absolutely anyone!

Be one of the first 200 visitors to Crafted on November 24th and receive an incredibly cool CRAFTED tote bag that is made from recycled military scrap material by disabled veterans at the West LA Veterans Administration. So cool!

More Crafted events for November 24th:

• Visit SANTA and Mrs. Claus from 12-3 p.m.
• Dancers from the The San Pedro City Ballet will be doing mini Nutcracker performances at noon and 1:30 pm.
DJ Frank FoReal will be spinning from 3 – 6 p.m.
Belly Bombz food truck from 11am-3pm
A Bite Truck food truck from 1pm-5pm

Parking is now FREE FOR EVERYONE at Crafted! So come by this holiday season and get your holiday shopping finished off with some of the most amazing handmade creations you can find in person!

Color Inspiration

Another Pinterest find, this outfit is surrounded by a sea green jacket! Click the image to see the bracelet for sale on Etsy.

Another Pinterest find, this outfit is surrounded by a sea green jacket! Click the image to see the bracelet for sale in my shop.

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Creative Dreamin’

Lately I have been waking up in the morning and before opening my eyes I have had visions of new bracelets dancing in my head. So I just wanted to let you know that there are some new bracelet styles coming in the future! I hope you are excited.

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The Versatile, Sky Blue Bead

In my opinion, the sky blue bead is one of the most versatile beads that I have! Sure, the transparent silver, or transparent gold go with every color of thread, but the sky blue bead does too, and it adds a punch of color! Perfect for springtime coming up! Check out the single strand custom bracelet listing to see more bead options!

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I’m BACK!

Whoa, I have so much news! I just got back from a wonderfully long road trip with my boyfriend. We drove up north stopping in Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Bend and Eugene Oregon, Arcata and Santa Rosa! I had a lot of time on the road to crochet and come up with some new things for my shop. I am also re-organizing my shop listings to make it easier for everyone to order custom items. I hope everyone had a great new year celebration. 2011 is going to be a great one!

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It’s Over!

Well, Christmas is over. It was quite a rush!! Thankfully my nieces and nephew loved the crocheted animals I made them!! Unfortunately I will NOT be making custom animals in my shop. They take way too long!! I will be sticking to beanies, scarves, headbands and bracelets for the time being. But before getting back into the swing of things I will be putting my shop on “vacation” for some much needed time off. Happy New Year everyone!

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Making Christmas

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Whoa!!! This has been one crazy holiday season, and the holidays haven’t even started yet! I had no idea what I was getting into selling on Etsy for the holidays. Non-stop crocheting, posting, wrapping, shipping. It was definitely a learning experience that I will never forget. I will be taking a “vacation” from Etsy in early January and have plans to do some re-organizing of my shop to make things easier for everyone. I want to thank everyone who purchased items from me for the holidays!! I hope everyone loves their handmade gifts. As you can see from the picture, I am also handmaking some of my own gifts. I bought this pattern off Etsy and decided to start making them about a month ago and I am just now getting them put together. These were way more work than I thought they’d be but they are going to be really cute when they are finished. I can’t wait to give them to the little ones!

The Laker Fan’s Girlfriend

Give the gift of good-luck to your girlfriend, and your favorite basketball team this year with this Laker-color bracelet. Ready to ship TODAY, in the shop.

Laker Bracelet