“The Daddy Issues” was a BLAST!

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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/

VENDORS AT “THE DADDY ISSUES”:

Pieces of Me

Seeds of Inspiration

Kellsworth Ink

Ahtee’s Designs

Enkyskulls

Azul Bluedragon

Goody Jar

Endless Jewels

Scotty’s Cottage

DPR Collectibles

CraftyBannie

Becca’s Cupboard

Gennie Goose

Sabrina Bayouk

We Get Crafty

Playkill

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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.

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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!
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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:
http://eepurl.com/znQX9

Hope to see you there 🙂

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

 

MEET AND GREET DAYS AND TIMES:

MONDAY, 5/13/13 @ 11am

MONDAY, 5/13/13 @ 7pm

THURSDAY, 5/16/13 @ 11am

THURSDAY, 5/16/13  @ 7pm

Bats Day “Black Market” 2013

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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
Facebook

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Natalie Ewert of Dream Trappings
Art on Etsy
Blog

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Kit Cameo of
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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.

Upcycled Window Shutter Wall Organizer

 

 

 

 

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What you will need:

Wooden Shutter

Metal Address Numbers/Letters

Cabinet Hinges

Metal Findings and Embellishments

Industrial Strength Glue (E-6000)

Rubber Stamps

Ink Pads

Distress Pads, Nails

Hammer

Ruler

Pencil

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Step 1:

Distress the Wooden Shutter Edges using your ink pads and distress pads. If you chose a Dark Wooden Shutter, you can use sand paper to sand down the edges lightly to distress and leave wood exposed, or you can color distessed wood with colored ink pad. Or, if you don’t want to sand, you can use silvers, golds, and other metalic colors.

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Step 2:

Stamp any images you like around the shutter.

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Step 3:

Place all of your metal pieces and address letters/numbers around and once you like where they are, glue them down.

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Step 4:

Now take the cabinet hinges, and place them on the top back side of the shutter with the hinge side up. You do not want the hinge touching the wall when you hang it or it will make the shutter stick off of the wall. You want the flat side flush with the wall.

Use a ruler and pencil to mark where you want your 2 or more cabinet hinges to be.

Use small nails and a hammer to connect the cabinet hinges to the shutter.

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Now hang where ever you like:)

Enjoy!

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It’s May…so it’s time for our next event!

“Mother May I…Shop Handmade?” will be our next monthly event, which is being held on May 11th. We will have vendors who specialize in so many unique, whimsical, and random handmade peices. You will have plenty to choose from to give a one of a kind gift to your mama. We are also very excited to have a simple, yet beautiful, make and take craft table. We wanted to have some fun with our raffle this month, so we will be doing a “CRAFT” Bingo. Each card will be $1.00 each.

Along with all of the fun inside, there will be “The Viking Food Truck” serving all kinds of yumminess.

Hope to see you there!

~A Little Known Craft Gals~

Support local artists and crafters

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