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Make and Takes with Hydrangea Hippo

Posted August 30th, 2012

This Labor Day weekend, bring home something special to remember your holiday! Hydrangea Hippo is giving you the opportunity to “make and take” some hand-made gifts for friends and even your grandparents… So come by booth A120/A140 either Saturday or Sunday for a truly crafty time!

When: Saturday & Sunday September 1-2

Time: 12-3:00PM

Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

Price: $5 for supplies and instruction.

Make and Take Crafts:

Saturday: Candy Holder: create four sour cream-style candy holders that are great as placecards, party favors, or “just because” gifts. Just $5 includes supplies and instruction. Stop by Hydrangea Hippo, A140, 12-3 p.m.

Sunday: Grandparents Day Card: Grandparents Day is this week—do you have a card? Stop by Hydrangea Hippo in A140 and make one – just $3 includes supplies and instruction. 12-3 p.m.

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    Sip and Shop

    Posted August 29th, 2012

    Come join us in honor of Labor Day weekend for the last AUGUST Sip and Shop! You will hear the  Psychedelic-Thriftstore-Folk tunes of Joel Jerome, and taste the delicacy of great wine and craft beer by Off the Vine. Don’t miss out on this exciting night where it is socially acceptable to dance your way through market stalls while tasting delicious alcoholic beverages!

    When: August 31, 2012

    Time: 5-8:00pm

    Where: The Demonstration Area

    Price: $1.00 & $5.00 for beer, free live music.

    *$5.00 parking fee


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      Labor Day BBQ!!

      Posted August 23rd, 2012

      The artists at CRAFTED invite you to come celebrate Labor Day weekend with us! We love throwing parties and having a good time, can you tell? Any holiday is a good excuse to celebrate, shop and enjoy some good eats! Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, our friends at the Fox Pizza Bus are bringing their BBQ menu and we will have LIVE music in the courtyard by Eugene & the 1914 on Saturday and Cliff Wagner and the Old #7 on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. Prepare your stomachs, because this here’s the wildest cookout you’ll ever see; and prepare your wallets – the market stalls will be full of irresistible handmade goodies!

      PLUS! With your parking on Saturday you will receive HALF OFF to Street Food Cinema’s showing of Talladega Nights happening after CRAFTED!

      When: Saturday & Sunday, September 1-2

      Time: 2-6PM

      Location: CRAFTED at the port of los angeles

      Menu: Click Here! PIG ROAST provided by the Fox Pizza Bus.

      Music: 9.1.12 – Slow Learner

      9.2.12 – Cliff Wagner and the Old #7

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        Mark Montano DIY

        Posted August 23rd, 2012

        Thank you Mark Montano for this great DIY!


        I love tissue paper balls because they are magical.  You unfold them and they make these light wonderful shapes and they look amazing hanging in clusters.  I always wondered how they made them so one night I decided I was going to make my own and this is what I came up with after about 20 attempts!
        You’ll need
        Small catalog with about 30 pages (I like my Crate and Barrel mini catalogs)
        Elmer’s glue
        Hot glue gun
        Craft knife
        Cutting mat
        1 yard of ribbon per ball
        Here’s how:
        1. Make a 7” diameter circle pattern and cut it exactly in half.
        2. Divide the half circle into 6 equal pie slices and make a notch them along the curved edge of your half circle.  You will have 5 notches.  This is your pattern.

        3. Remove all of the cardboard and flyers from inside of the catalog.  You only want the pages.
        4. Placing the straight edge of the pattern on the fold of the catalog, trace the half circle and the notches on the cover of the mini catalog.
        *If you want to cut out your own circles, just use magazine pages, draw the circle and then staple across the center!
        5. Carefully cut the magazine into a 1/2 circle out with your craft knife.  This will take a bit so be patient.
        6. With your scissors, notch where you marked your notches.

        7. Starting in between the 1st and 2nd page of the catalog you will put a dot of glue on every other notch like you see in the photo.
        8. Turn the page and put a dot of glue on the notches that were not glued on the previous page.
        9. Continue alternating glue dots on notches until you reach the end.
        10. Keep the catalog closed for about 1/2 hour until your glue dries.

        *To make this project go even faster, use hot glue for the dots in between the pages!
        11. Unfold your catalog ball and glue the front and back cover together with hot glue.
        12. Attach a ribbon in the center with a bit more hot glue and hang.
        If you want a visual how to, check out the Youtube video which takes you through it step by step!
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          All Things Etsy Party

          Posted August 23rd, 2012
          Are you excited for the biggest craft party in Southern California?? Well, we are! And we’ve been preparing for it for weeks on end. You won’t believe what we’ve done to the place! Crafts, EVERYWHERE. But what about everything else? It wouldn’t be  a party without food, music, and of course WINE! And to make it even more appealing, we’ve invited the one and only Mark Montano to join us as well. And he’s excited to meet you! Here is what’s happening at the CRAFTED marketplace THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (August 24). Don’t forget, it’s FREE to attend! You really don’t want to miss out.

          Food:      Fox Pizza Bus

                         Fluff Ice 

          Drinks:   Off the Vine 

          Music:     DJ Frank Foreal 

          Mark Montano: Author of the best selling craft books in the US, Mark Montano, is coming to our party! So be sure to introduce yourself! He would love to share his crafting advice with YOU and your friends. Check out this DIY by Mark!

          Map: Click Here for the PDF of the evening’s map

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            Etsy Party Wine Menu

            Posted August 23rd, 2012

            Off The Vine Menu

            Chacewater Winery – Wines poured for Etsy 8.24.12

            2010 Sauvignon Blanc – Lake County – 97 cases produced
            A zesty Lemon Grass, Pineapple with a hint of Jasmine. A firm line of minerals with brisk acidity give way to Gooseberry and fresh Herbs. Displays a very clean and precisely balanced finish.

            2010 Organic Zinfandel – Sierra Foothills – 1,534 cases produced

            This big jammy Zin is packed with strawberry, red cherry, white pepper and laced with smoky vanilla oak. 
            The lush midpalate is fat with berry characters, finishing with expansive fruit, lingering sweet oak and complex ripeness.

            2009 Petite Sirah – Lake County – 217 cases produced

            This wine gives a generous offering of smoky richness with pepper spice. Intense mineral coupled with ripe fruit makes for massive wine showing restraint and elegance deep into its complex finish.

            We will charge $5 for a taste of three wines. We will also have a “By 
            the Glass” for $6

            Nick Kurihara from Wanderlust Wines will be there as well. His company is the broker for Chacewater Winery.

            The Fluff Ice truck will also be on site for the Etsy event

            The Fox Pizza Bus will be available for dinner

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              Knot Tying Demonstration

              Posted August 22nd, 2012

              Do you know knots? Whether or not you’ve been tying knots for decades, or the only knots you make are in your hair, this interactive demonstration is just for you! Come on by CRAFTED and make a knotted keychain with Gus from Knotical Arts. Before you know it, you will be showing off your work to all your friends and calling yourself a true longshoreman.




              When: Sunday August 26th

              Time: 2:00pm

              Location: The CRAFTED demonstration area

              Price: Free!

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