We are three women who love to craft, create, share ideas, and promote other small businesses. A Little Known Craft was an idea born in early 2013 (probably over a few lattes at one of our main offices — Starbucks). The three of us love selling at local craft fairs but we wanted to find fairs that offer more than just shopping. We were looking for events that offer workshops, crafty projects, food, drinks, fun services, and more. We had a hard time finding events like this so we thought, “Hey! Let’s host our own events!”
In a short period of time, we’ve networked and met so many great handmade artists and have hosted several craft events. And we’re looking to grow from here!
Meet the Coordinators:
DANIELLE lives in Orange County and is the owner of The Grey Tabby shop. She lives with husband, Jose, and the muse of her shop, Chloe, a grey tabby cat. The Grey Tabby shop consists of many different handcrafted items — from sewn bags & accessories to handmade jewelry. She loves crafting of all sorts and typically has a hard time focusing on just one hobby. In addition to making goods for the Grey Tabby shop and being a coordinator with A Little Known Craft, she also owns a couple of paper goods shops on Etsy — Danielle’s Designs and Wishing Heart. In these shops, you’ll find an array of party goods & paper wedding goods. After she got married in November 2010, she realized just how much she loved helping other brides with their wedding details. She loves typography, fonts, colors, and anything she can create on her computer. Her passion is to not only help with wedding & party paper goods, she also loves to help friends & family with building logos, brands, graphic design, and all the technical little details that come along with building small businesses. When she’s not working, she’s usually doing some kind of craft (crochet, knitting, cross stitch — to name a few), learning the ukulele, catching up on her DVR or watching a UFC fight with her husband, or just posting on or perusing Instagram (she’s quite addicted).
EVA started with cartoons when she was a little girl growing up on a farm. Then, she moved onto painting and crafting. She learned a great amount about crafts from her aunt, who had her work featured in craft & miniature doll house magazines. Since Eva was little, she stuck with her own style and tried not to conform to what everyone else was doing. Making it this far without changing her style has proven to be successful. “If people are interested in an artist’s work, they wouldn’t want it to change, but come straight from the artist’s heart.” After moving to the Los Angeles/Orange County area in 2001, she has always tried to find ways to give back to the community and the world through her work. “I want my art to be affordable and fun! I’m a big kid and I think it shows in my work. I don’t do anything that I wouldn’t like.” One of the exciting adventures that has happened for Eva was being chosen to be the craft host for mahalo.com for 2 years. Plenty of her tutorial videos are still up on YouTube. More recently, Eva has started a fun line of original characters. She has brought these characters to life by making them into plushies, original artwork, wearable creatures, and much more. She sells these limited creations at live events and online. On top of crafting, Eva is the owner of Lacy Ink, where she offers face painting and airbrush tattoos. She has a list of amazing artists involved with her company who also offer services such as caricatures, glitter tattoos, henna, and face painting. She has had the pleasure of working as a face painter & caricature artist for some high-end clients such as: K-Earth 101 FM, L.A. Zoo, KNX/KFWB AM 980, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, The City of Fullerton, Beverly Hills Police Department and the Beverly Hills Friar’s Club.
GENEVIEVE has lived in Southern California her whole life. She started face painting as a teenager in order to earn a little extra money while helping her family work at antique fairs and farmers markets on the weekends. She went off to college to pursue a degree in music. Along the way, she also decided to minor in art. While rehearsing for a opera production that had a Bollywood flare, she discovered her talent for henna tattoo art. Ever since then, she has added henna to her arsenal of artistic skills. In 2005, she graduated from Biola University with a BA in Vocal Performance. Since then, she has striven to branch out and expand creatively as much as possible. Genevieve can currently be hired through lacyink.com as a face painter, glitter tattoo, and henna tattoo artist. She also creates one-of-a-kind custom felt art pieces. You can see examples of her work here. During the fall, Genevieve can also be hired to carve fantastic 3-D Jack-O-Lanterns. Examples of her carvings, as well as all of her other arts and crafts, can be found here. She also performs locally as a solo artist under the name Gennie Goose, singing covers & original music accompanying herself on ukulele or keyboard. You can hear her music and get free downloads of her covers here.