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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Discussion: A Permanent Craft Marketplace at the Port of Los Angeles Opening Summer 2012

Contributed by Melissa Kojima, Artist in LA LA Land Shop

I just received an email about this permanent marketplace opening at the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) this summer, 2012, called, CRAFTED.  For $500.00/month, you would receive a permanent 10' x 10' stall with a locking, closing gate to keep your wares there.  It would be open Fridays-Sundays, but with major holidays off.  It seems like there are a lot of benefits to doing something like this, including having a constant influx of tourist and those looking for unique, handmade items see your goods.  But I was wondering if any CCCOE members could think of the down side, worries or possible problems?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and discuss it in the comments below.  Read more about them at this link.

Carnival & Mardi Gras Inspiring CCCOE Creations

Contributed by Melissa Kojima of Artist in LA LA Land Shop

February 17th - 21st is carnival and Mardi Gras, so I thought I'd showcase some of the fun items that CCCOE members have created that draw inspiration from this wild and fun time of the year.  There were many to chose from.  Of course, green, purple and yellow are the colors for this festivity so I found fun products in those colors.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Style Trend: The Birds!

One of the biggest (and most timely) trends for this spring is the bird motif. Birds are popping up on celebrities everywhere in fun, unexpected ways:
*Photos via Google Images*
Take a peek at these pretty bird themed pieces, all made by CCCOE members:
For more general bloggy girly-girl goodness, visit me at: PuppyLovePreschool "Land of Little, Lovely Delightfullish Things"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

aquarius ♒ | pisces ♓

My birthday is at the end of the week, so I decided to celebrate ME with an ode to my astrological sign, Aquarius!  Since I'm close to the cusp, though, I also wanted to acknowledge my neighbor, good ol' Mr. Pisces. 

Of course, I'm honoring the eleventh and twelfth signs in the zodiac with lovely items from our talented CCCOEs!  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Big Game

So, there's some big game on today? I keep hearing things. But as I don't follow sports, I don't really know the ins and outs. However, there are some in the California Crafters Club of Etsy who do.

Crochet hats? These make a lot more sense than those guys that paint their bare chests in the freezing cold:

Football Helmet Beanie by The Enchanted Square

Football Hat by My Little Critterz
The coach deserves a shout-out, too:
Thanks Coach Card by Black Sheep Betsy
Cupcakes? I'd much prefer cupcakes to some of the food I hear that is consumed while watching the game:

Football Cupcake Toppers by tiffzippy
Of course you should have something to support your team, even if it is only when you go out for coffee:

Coffee Cozy-Cuff-Sleeve by Cozy World
And you're never too young to pick your side:

NFL Diva Bib by Divababies and More
For those of you who enjoy that sort of thing, I hope your team wins. For the rest of us, happy shopping.

This post was contributed by Liz of Zizi Rho Designs, who knows that the game is on today, but that's about it.