“The Daddy Issues” was a BLAST!


Photo by Eva Sowinski

Wow! So many wonderful vendors and supporters came out to our event. The weather was so beautiful, our courtyard was filled with the aroma of food, amazing art, music and talented artist’s showing off their skills.
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This event proved that it needs to be an annual theme based on the turnout and how much fun everyone was having. Each vendor had unique, one of a kind items based on the theme of comics and Star Wars. All of our inner (and outer) geek came out and we loved it!

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 Among all of the art that filled the tables, we also had a few space inspired decorations made by future artists. A Little Known Shop offered a workshop called, “Watercolor Your Planet”. The planets hung from above along with the Death Star.

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As always, Waffle-icious brought the most amazing food and kept our bellies full. So many great items to choose from on their menu. Don’t worry, they will be back for our July 13th event so you can try something new from their menu.

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Along with shopping, guests found themselves creating at the make and take table. We offered magnets, pins and sticker foam heads which they could turn into superheroes.When they were done, some moved their creative minds into The Makery for more crafting.

This youngster made his favorite superhero…his DAD!

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Filling the courtyard with beautiful tunes was guitarist and singer Bradley Hargrove.

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The outstanding vendors were so generous and donated several of their handmade goodies to the raffle so guests could have a chance to go home with amazing merch! This table was so popular and we can’t wait to see what our raffle will look like next month.

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BOOM! POW! ZAP! The photo booth got a lot of laughs and everyone had fun changing out the captions that were provided. They could channel their inner super powers to create fun poses with friends and family.


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The very talented Playkill artist, Eric Padina, came out and did live art while selling prints of his work. Everyone was blown away by his artistic abilities. It’s always so neat to see an artist showing their sweet skills.

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We are so happy to see the community coming together and having fun at our free events. All we can ask is that they all spread the word and show up each month with new guests. In between our monthly events, our shop is open for purchasing handmade and original art. Don’t forget, we have The Makery art studio too which offers affordable and fun projects for all.

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Hope to see you at our event next month:

“Handmade in the Shade” at COMMUNITY

423 S. Brookhurst St.

Anaheim, 92804

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560481657347759/


Pieces of Me

Seeds of Inspiration

Kellsworth Ink

Ahtee’s Designs


Azul Bluedragon

Goody Jar

Endless Jewels

Scotty’s Cottage

DPR Collectibles


Becca’s Cupboard

Gennie Goose

Sabrina Bayouk

We Get Crafty



Photos by Eva Sowinski

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“Mother May I…Shop Handmade?”

Our event was another success!

We felt so much support from friends, family, and guests at our new location. Community offered a beautiful setting for shopping, mingling and relaxing! We hope all of you return each month.

Along with our event, our new retail store, A Little Known Shop, opened it’s doors for a sneak peek of it’s space. A Little Known Shop will be offering space for handmade and original art to be sold. The shop will be having the Grand Opening on May 31, 2013 from 6-10pm. Next to the shop is The Makery, a wonderful art studio offering workshops, projects for guests that drop in, rental space for events and more! Join us for the free grand opening to enjoy shopping local handmade merch and original art, listen to live music, eat amazing tamales, play the raffle, get a face/body painting and caricatures.

RSVP for the the special night here:  A LITTLE KNOWN SHOP GRAND OPENING

Our craft events will be held in front of the new store and neighboring shops inside of Community.

This month we had our fun festivities including: Caricatures, a photobooth, raffle, and a make and take table.

The free craft project  this month was paper flower making which could be attached to cards and tags.


As always, we try to have an amazing food truck. This month we had the oh so yummy Viking Food Truck.
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Pictured below is Stephanie Dang of Treasured Confections. She was selling cake pops and other scrumptious baked goods. We always love to have a dessert vendor:)

Above- Stephanie Dang, Treasured Confections, owner and baker: Photo by: Robyn Soto

Recycled fabric was used to make our fun photobooth and by the look on this pups face, it was a blast!

We are known for our exciting raffles with great handmade prizes and more, and this month we put a twist on it: BINGO RAFFLE!

One of our guests below was the final winner of the night and went home with an original painting. Several other winners took home handmade items such as greeting cards, prints, jewelry, baked goods and more.

Some of our vendors were from previous shows, but we also had merchandise by new vendors.

Photo of Audrey Miller Art by: Robin Soto

Photo of Azul Bluedragon Booth by Rod Hillen

Photo of Ahtee’s Designs by Rod Hillen

We want to thank you all again for participating and supporting local creative small businesses! Hope to see you next month for “The Daddy Issues” on June 15, 2013 from 4-7pm and at A Little Known Shop’s grand opening on MAy 31, 2013.

Vendors from “Mother May I…Shop Handmade?”

Designs by Tamiza

Kellsworth Ink

A New Leaf Creations

Ahtee’s Designs

Azul Bluedragon

Hand and Paw

Karen Young Creations

Helen Manriquez

Treasured Confections

Something Beautiful Creations

Gennie Goose

The Grey Tabby

Caricatures by Kevin Cardona

Want your handcrafted and original art in our shop? Come out this week!



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Excited for the first day of Meet and Greets today (11am and 7pm)! Make sure you sign up for this free opportunity to see “A Little Known Shop” before it opens, see spaces available for merchandise, ask questions about consignment and our events, hear info on how to apply.

Shop is opening May 31st.

Go to the meet and greet, sign up here:

Hope to see you there 🙂

If you cannt make it (due to location or work, just join the mailing list at: www.alittleknownshop.com



MONDAY, 5/13/13 @ 11am

MONDAY, 5/13/13 @ 7pm

THURSDAY, 5/16/13 @ 11am

THURSDAY, 5/16/13  @ 7pm

A Little Known Shop – Our Big Announcment!

Are you ready for our big news?? Click on the video to hear details on our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

We will be opening a handmade shop in the haven known as Community.
We’ll be right next door to The Makery. YAY!

This is such a great honor and an amazing opportunity to feature handmade crafts, apparel, and original art. We’re so excited and we can’t wait to share the space with you!

If you’re interested in selling your items in our shop, sign up for our mailing list here and we’ll send you more info.

Be on the lookout for more info on our grand opening, tentatively scheduled for May 31, 2013.

We’re moving locations!

We had to make a last minute move to a different location for our upcoming show, Mother May I… Shop Handmade? We’re bummed that we won’t be at the F+ Gallery but we’re super excited to be at Community in Anaheim! Community is a “grassroots effort by locals to bring Orange County a fulfilling destination for the design, environmental, and socially conscious consumer.” We absolutely love this space, the people, and the shops in Community and we couldn’t be happier that they’re accepting us with open arms. And we hope you’ll join us this Saturday, May 11th, to check out our fabulous vendors and the wonderful space at Community.

Mother May I Shop Handmade - A Little Known Craft Flyer - 05-11-13 - Community

Photo courtesy of community

Photo courtesy of community

Photo courtesy of community

Bats Day “Black Market” 2013


This was one of my first “Bats Day” events, but one of the A.L.K.C. coordinators had been here before.

Wow! The talent, variety, cosplay, costumes and more just made it such a unique experience. I found myself talking to so many wonderful vendors, and also buying goodies. I didn’t have time to speak with every single vendor, but some that I met were:

Mary J. Hoffman of Booger Vampire
Etsy Shop



Natalie Ewert of Dream Trappings
Art on Etsy


Kit Cameo of
Kit Cameo
Glass Site

But there were so many other great artists too!!!!

Check out the “Bats Day” official website to see their other events. One is around the holidays.