Hi all! I decided to do the digest for the Handmade Holidays event I created on Facebook as a monthly post on my blog for easier organization. You will find the digest posted on the first of each month until December, at which point the digest will be released weekly up until Christmas. Here’s a list of artists, vendors, craftsmen/women and craft shows we have so far since creating the event:
Craft Fairs and Shopping Events:
When: Every Saturday from 1-6pm
Where: Queen Bee’s in North Park
When: November 5 1-5pm
Where: San Diego Language Academy
The booth rentals collected from this event support the Music Program at the Language Academy.
When: Sunday October 9th from 9am to 1pm
Where: Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley
Handmade Jewelry and Accessory Designers
Handmade and designed by Elizabeth Smith. Find her online or at arts and crafts shows in the Western Michigan area.
Jewelry, ornaments and ephemera hand crafted out of paper and hand painted by Wansena Spearman. She is on Etsy, Facebook and is located in the San Diego area.
Become her fan on facebook and receive 20% off your next order
Handmade jewelry designs by Hannah Judkins out of Akron, Ohio. You can find her at various craft shows throughout the year in the Northern Ohio area and online.
Babies/Childrens’ Clothing and Accessories
Nicole Brown is located in Queensland Australia and designs and sews gorgeous and colorful childrens’ wear. Find her on facebook. I will update if she will be at any upcoming events.
This is the Etsy shop of Jessica Judkins working out of the Fairfax, VA area. She makes crocheted baby booties in cute and dare I say…charming? colors She just did a giveaway on her facebook and may have more coming up. Also check out her blog at My Little Mustache.
Delicious cakes, pastries and goodies for your special events!
Beautiful, simple, functional and personal ribbon bookmarks, memo boards and framed phrases by Lisa Spagnolo of the San Diego area. Lisa can be found this season at the North Park Independent Bazar, The Holiday Hit List, and The Language Academy Pre-Holiday Bazaar and also online. She’s doing a giveaway on her facebook right now! Once Lisa’s Ribbons reaches 50 ‘Likes’ she’ll give away a free bead and charm embellished ribbon bookmark of your choice! Keep it for yourself or, hey! Give it to a friend or family member for the holidays
Inspirational pocket stones and personalized keepsake boxes. She is located in Virginia and has a craft show coming up on September 10th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA from 9am to 3pm. She just did a give away on her facebook and I know she has another one in the works. Check her out!
Amazing, quirky, fun art prints and so much more from Daniel and Dawna Davis of the Phoenix, Arizona area. They are involved in several events throughout the year, so do check their website and facebook page for all the updates! Their upcoming event is Zog’s Tiki Lounge Party at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix AZ!
Handmade Hairgoods/Accessories and Other Fun Stuff
Gorgeous and whimsical, handmade accessories and dress up elements for young and old by Shae Foster Lorigan. Shae is located in the San Diego area and also sells on Etsy.
I’m not adding a link…that would be too meta…even for me
I will be at the North Park Independent Bazar this season, and I’ve applied to be a vendor at several other upcoming events, so I’ll update as those are accepted or rejected, haha!
Fun Stuff (That I can’t categorize…so…)
I found these guys at Comic Con this year and they are so amazing. Hand made crocheted home goods and toys (cacti, noby noby boy, Dia de los Muertos skulls etc.) Hand screened tees and onesies. Comics and lots more! They are a local artistic collective. No word yet on any of their upcoming appearances.
What can I say about monsters made out of stuffed socks? Um…they rule?! You have to check this out. Located in the U.K., but don’t let that stop you! We want this event global don’t we??
Natural light photography by Shae Foster Lorigan in the San Diego area. Specializing in infants, children and High School Senior photography.
Phew! Digest #1! I hope you enjoyed it! And please, if you haven’t already, join our event! Just go to our facebook page for Happy Handmade Holidays! and RSVP. We’d love to hear about your handmade items, artwork, photography or tasty edibles and whether you’ll be selling them in person or online this holiday season. Also, don’t forget to include information about any special promotions, coupon codes or giveaways you may be running. Thank you to all who have given their support to this cause so far and we hope to gain many many more members as the holiday season approaches.