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Halloween Activities

Posted October 8th, 2014

This Halloween enjoy frightfully fun festivities in our handmade market. Friday, October 31st, come dressed in costume all day.  Kids booth to booth trick-or-treating will start at 11am until the candy runs out. Be sure to dress to impress, this year’s youth and adult costume contest starts at 4pm!

Saturday, November 1,  watch a delightful dance performance by San Pedro dance troupe, Folklorico Del Mar. This 2pm performance is in celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Visit the Day of the Dead altar in front of the Red Car Market, Shop 144.

From 3-6pm, CRAFTED will host a Monster Movie Mash! We will screen the classic zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead. H.P. Lovecraft film festival has also generously donated three short films to screen from their recent event at the Warner Grand Theater. Get a chance to watch “The Heebie Jeebies”, “Vomica”, “Invasion!” and the award winning, “Grave Shivers”.  NO RSVP or tickets required, this event is free and open to the general public. All movies are not rated. Get your refreshments in the CRAFTED marketplace. Happy trick or treating.

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    Anything Pink!

    Posted October 8th, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Visit CharMel Jewelry and the R-Sew-Cute, Shop 142,  and purchase “anything pink” and a portion of your purchase price will go to Step 4 Life. Step 4 Life is a fantastic organization that hosts cancer awareness events, promotes wellness and social activities for those currently battling cancer, those who have won the battle, and loved ones who have family members diagnosed with the disease. After you make your pink purchase, you will receive a free gift as a thank you for your donation.


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      New Shops

      Posted October 5th, 2014

      Visit these great new shops in the craft market.

      Van Go Woodworks, Shop 101 

      This shop specializes in custom made reclaimed wood furniture, fine art and home decor. Let them craft a perfect piece for your home.

      The Yellow Lily Pad, Shop 154

      Lilah, owner of The Yellow Lily Pad, decided to pursue crafting full-time after a career change. Citing her mother as her primary inspiration, Lilah has branched off to create a sweet home decor shop. She has created everything from decorative mason jars, canvas art, one-of-a-kind frames, and holiday themed decorations. Lilah also offers personalized wine and champagne glasses.

      Tabatha’s Creations, Shop 178

      Tabatha’s Creations began with a love for beautiful things and lots of bling. Their unique and special designs are inspired by the beautiful world we all live in.  Make your next event special with their personalized decor and customized accessories tailored just for you. Eva, the shop’s owner and designer is also a wedding and event planner with over 30 years of experience. Plan your special day with this handcrafted business!

      THNK DRNK, Shop 183

      Upcycling one piece at a time to make this world a tad more visually appealing. Mike of THNK DRNK repurposes wine and hard liquor bottles and turns them into drinkware and glasses. The top portion becomes a tulip wine flute and bottom portion becomes a beer pint (or beer stein tumbler). For an added element of surprise, Mike takes pop culture art and etches them directly onto the glass.

      Lil’ Annie’s Soap Shop, Shop 193

      Lil’ Annie’s offers a variety of natural and deliciously scented artisan soap bars, liquid soaps, body scrubs, foot scrubs, deodorants, whipped lotions, and more! Your skin will feel silky soft with these lusciously scented body products.

      Epic-Pics, Shop 195

      Epic-Pics is all about the road trip… finding treasures, photographing them, and sharing them with the world in unique pieces of art.

      ECF Art Center, Shop 211

      ECF is adult program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1946 to help children, students and adults with special needs reach their greatest potential. Visit their shop for amazing ceramics, art, apparel and more.

      Kersey Girl Creations, Shop 131

      Find aprons for the entire family that can be used for cooking, crafting and gardening. Kersey Girl also makes table runners, wall decor, napkins and apparel and accesories. All produts are 100% cotton or cotton blend and oh so soft!

      One-Of-A-Kind Quilting, Shop 131

      Find gorgeous quilts of all sizes plus beautiful wall hangings, tote bags, and table runners. This quilting has intricate detail and fabulous colors. This shop, which is shared with Kersey Girl Creations, also carries a variety of fabrics, tools and supplies for those who share the passion of quilting!

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        Let the craft classes begin!

        Posted September 25th, 2014


        Talented crafts artists are teaching classes in our market! Have you longed to create pretty origami pieces or learn quilting techniques just like our professional crafters? RSVP to a unique and special craft class hosted by your favorite artist. Space is limited so sign up soon. This will be the most fun you’ll have in class – guaranteed!

        Want to teach a class at CRAFTED? Email us at

        Upcoming Schedule:
        9/26/14, 2pm-5pm: Origami Fish – Choose from a rainbow of colors and sticky eyes to glue on. You can transform this fish into boat or a space rocket! Visit the Creation Station.
        9/27/14, 10am-12pm: Quilt Battings, Backings, and Bindings – Have you ever made a quilt top and wondered “What’s Next?”  In this class led by Patsy Johnson Quilts, you will learn how to select the appropriate type of batting; how to “sandwich” your quilt top with the batting and backing; and how to bind the edges of your quilt. $55, RSVP/Questions:
        9/28/14, 12pm-4pm: Japanese Origami DollChoose different sheets of paper to create your own Japanese doll inside a framed medallion. Hang it as an ornament or decoration, and enjoy. Visit the Creation Station.
        9/28/14, 1pm-4pm: Glass Fusing Class – Enjoy a great beginning glass fusing class. Learn the basics of glass, and explore by cutting and designing your own custom project. $55, RSVP/Questions: RSVP:
        9/28/14, 2pm-5pm: Wine, Dine, and Fine Art – The advent of fall is here, as we celebrate with paint the wine harvest season – vineyards, grapes, wine bottle still life – and you can design your own wine label! Enjoy wine country inspired appetizers and desserts! $50, RSVP/Questions:
        10/11/14,  10am-12pm: Beginning Quilting – Learn the basics of quilting. In this intro class you will learn color and fabric selection, rotary cutting, and precise piecing of a quilt block. $55, RSVP/Questions:
        10/19/14, 11:30am-2:30pm: Drawn to Fashion, Fashion Sketching – Join Patricia Samaniego, a fashion mentor for the Accademia di Moda and Mood, the fabric home of Project Runway to learn the secrets to creating beautiful fashion illustrations.  You will learn the foundation of fashion sketching as taught in fashion colleges.  $45, RSVP here.
         10/19/14, 2pm-5pm: Intro into Metal Clay – Learn to make a pendant from silver clay.  This material is fine silver particles combined with an organic clay binder that, when burned away, leaves the maker with pure silver (no copper alloy). $85, RSVP/Questions:
        10/19/14, 3pm-5:30pm: Chainmail Jewelry – Take a class to learn the ancient art of chainmail.  Learn to make a bracelet using the Byzantine chainmail weave which dates back to the Byzantine era. Class held in Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop 186. $25, RSVP/Questions:
        Times and dates are subject to change. For more craft classes and updates for scheduled times visit our calendar of events at
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          Make it a Handmade Halloween!

          Posted September 17th, 2014

          Get crafty this Halloween with handmade home decor and jewelry accessories. These pretty pieces are both spooky and stylish, and will be sure to compliment any Halloween party you are planning! The goodies are all one-of-a-kind creations, it will haunt you forever if you miss ’em. The horror!

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            Fantastic Fall Scents with Artisan Candle Co!

            Posted September 17th, 2014


            We are welcoming the change of seasons and can’t wait for the first day of fall! The always amazing Artisan Candle Co have blended fabulous fall fragrances for their candle line and are gifting free samples to guests this weekend. Stop by this sweet smelling shop and get a whiff of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie and more! It is sure smelling delicious!

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              Edible Garden Demo Project

              Posted September 10th, 2014


              Sweet peppers, tomatoes and beets, oh my! We are thrilled to team up with Green Girl Farms to launch a brand new edible garden at CRAFTED. This cool container garden concept was installed last week, and our friends at Green Girl have been busy planting delectable bok choy, cucumbers, turnips, garlic and leeks. Stay tuned for regular harvest sales, talks and classes with Master Gardener, Lara Hughey. Share your pictures of the garden on social media using the hashtag #craftedgarden.

              Happy harvesting!


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                Mom & Pop-Up Shop

                Posted September 4th, 2014


                The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with a holiday edition of the “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED, December 20. This one day festival showcases dozens of Southern California’s  modern makers of handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and jewelry, treats both sweet and savory, and so much more. Combined with the makers inside CRAFTED’s permanent marketplace, you’ll get to shop creations from over 100 of the best local crafters around — all while enjoying live music, art projects for all ages, a hula hoop station, and face painting.

                Are you a maker of high-end handmade goods? Apply to be a vendor here.

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                  Picnic Essentials

                  Posted September 3rd, 2014

                  While summer is winding down, the weather is still so gorgeous! Enjoy the California rays with these handpicked picnic and tailgating essentials from the market. Perfect for a trip to the Hollywood Bowl or just lounging around in your backyard. Impress your guests at your next barbecue with these handcrafted essentials. It’s an endless summer, indeed.

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                    Tall Ships and duck craft weekend!

                    Posted August 27th, 2014


                    We had such a blast at the Tall Ships Festival last weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited the pop-up shop and brought their family down to make a paper duck hat – they were such a hit. We spotted duck hats all over San Pedro, and even a few on the freeway. Over 7,000 duck hats were made over the course of the five-day fest and the creativity we saw in each individual hat blew us away! We loved to spread our handmade happiness to the visitors of Tall Ships and share a sample of our amazing craft marketplace to those who have never been.

                    The World’s Largest Rubber Duck, one of the stars of the festival, is still in town for another two weeks. The Port of Los Angeles has provided a full schedule of duck appearances called the Duck Days of Summer. In line with the duck days, we decided to keep the fun rolling by an encore Tall Ships craft weekend in the market. Click through the gallery below to find a few of the fun crafts we’ll be making this weekend only!



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