“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

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.