This past weekend marked our second month at our new location — the beautiful F+ Gallery in Santa Ana, CA. We had yet another successful day of networking, shopping, festivities, food, and lots of new & repeat customers. This event was called CRE-8-Bit and oh my, we had a blast with this 8-bit theme!
At this event, we had over a dozen vendors and we even had an awesome food truck. We also offered several fun services and a free make & take craft project. We’ve had a craft project at all of our events so far but this particular one was the biggest hit to date!
This month’s make & take project was perfect for our 8-bit theme: Perler beads! Everyone had a blast with this classic craft. From young little kiddos to adults, everyone came up with awesome 8-bit style designs. We even had quite a few people request that we offer this crafty project again at our future events. We’ll see!
We also had an 8-Bit photo booth and boy was it a hit! We captured quite a few sweet (and funny!) pictures.
Along with the photo booth and Perler bead make & take project, we had some fun services available: airbrush tattoos, caricatures, and henna. (Contact Lacy Ink for booking info.)
The Waffle-icious food truck came to our event for the very first time and we all loved it so much! It was super delicious. They had plenty of great items on their menu — from sweet desserts to savory sandwiches. Not only were they delicious but they were also really affordable. One of our customers even made a total of FOUR orders. Yum! Us A Little Known Craft gals really loved the grilled cheese waffle sandwich. We’re drooling over here just thinking about it…
Waffle-icious asked to join us again and we are so happy to say that we will be having them back at future events. YAY!
Some of our vendors hailing the almighty WAFFLE!
Amongst all of the fun, we had a raffle going on throughout the event. One of our vendors, Audrey from Audrey Miller Art, had her heart set on this Tofu Girls print. Well, she bought lots & lots of raffle tickets and it paid off!!!!
Today was extra special for our coordinators, too! Genevieve (one of our three coordinators) was celebrating her birthday! We celebrated by surprising her with a yummy gluten-free cake before the event. (Thanks to the Sensitive Sweets bakery in Fountain Valley for this beautiful cake!)
We want to send out a big THANK YOU to all of our vendors, Waffle-icious, and of course all of our customers, friends, and family who came out & supported our event. We love to see each and every one of you. This is our passion and each of our vendors loves to share what they make.
Please keep supporting local handmade arts & crafts. These people are too talented & creative to have boring desk jobs!
More photos can be seen on our FACEBOOK page.
Here’s a list of all of our CRE-8-Bit vendors:
AUDREY MILLER ART
SECRET NAME BAKERY
LITTLE BABY BUDS BOUTIQUE
AZUL BLUE DRAGON
HAND AND PAW
A NEW LEAF CREATION
GARDEN MEMORIES BY LINDA
THE GREY TABBY
SORE THUMB CREATIONS
AIRBRUSHING BY LACY INK.
DESIGNS BY GENNIE GOOSE
CARICATURES BY JOHN SOTELO
Jewelry by WINDSDAY
Scarves by A New Leaf Creations
Audrey Miller Art
Art by Azul Bluedragon
Goody Jar Designs
Hand & Paw Dog Treats
Little Baby Buds Boutique
Secret Name Bakery