Make a list and check it twice with this handy dandy holiday gift guide. The holidays are in full swing and CRAFTED artisans are busy stocking the market with handmade gifts! Find that hard to shop for gal or guy on your list something one-of-a-kind and made from the heart.
Gear up for STEAM Carnival! These handpicked items are all inspired by the terrific STEAM Carnival event, Oct 25-26, in our market. Watch the lasers, fire breathers, and tech fashion show in style will these handmade art pieces and one-of-a-kind accessories!
Artisan Candle Company is celebrating their one-year anniversary at CRAFTED in style! Visit their shop Oct 17-19 and buy one candle to get one candle at 50% off. We recommend their fabulous fall fragrances as the temperatures drop. Their woodsy campfire fragrance is always a favorite, too!
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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!
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!
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.