Join MAKE Collectives in Long Beach + enjoy a glass of Bourbon champagne with light refreshments as you make a bath tea, bath salt, bath tea bags, or body polish/scrub. Learning from the best, a local maker from Naked Scrubs, just how to pamper yourself, or your loved one this February.
AJ will teach us:
+ leave with very own scrub, bath salt or tea as well as the knowledge to make them at home whenever you please.
Sister Flea to the Rose Bowl Flea, I've heard Ventura Flea is just as good, if not possibly, better than the Rose Bowl. I'm heading there this month to check it out for myself, so you'll get all the details soon. Oh, apparently T-Swift shops here, so that has to be a good sign.
Open every Fri, Sat + Sun, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, is a permanent fair featuring local SoCal artisans. Not only does the marketplace feature products + goods, they house live music events + DIY workshops. I can't wait to checkout their marketplace this month + maybe even a DIY class!
Shopwalk DTLA + Urban Air Market are coming together for the first time to create one amazing open air market focusing on sustainable design. I got a chance to hit Urban Air Market in Oakland a few years back + I am so excited to see it grow + expand to Los Angeles! Be sure to check out this one of a kind experience.
"This artisanal exposition is a celebration and a platform provided to some of Los Angeles' most gifted artists, textile artists, craftsmen, and handmade vendors. Its an event that allows our local residents to get exposed to innovative art, creative and diverse perspectives, and to shop uniquely handmade artful tchotchkes. In addition, this is also a platform of advocacy for those who have the courage to live out their creative visions and dreams, as well as extending that courage into their livelihoods and sharing it with their local community members." Love everything about this description + can't wait to go check this one out!
If you missed my first Maker of the Month post on Silverado Salvage be sure to go check it out now! Jeff, owner of Silverado Salvage, made one of his dreams come true (+ mine) when he took a 40' shipping container to Eastern Europe + filled it with unbelievable goodies that will be on sale this month!!
Echo Park Craft Fair is a beautiful merging of artists + crafters from around the Los Angeles area. So many talented artists are featured here, it is a shame to ever miss. If you're in the East L.A neighborhood go check it out + pick up some summer finds!
Cost: $10 single/$16 weeekend
If you're in SF April 29 - May 1st, without a doubt go check out the Spring Renegade Craft Fair. Held at Fort Mason there are so many good vendors, makers, foodies + crafters you will never be disappointed. Although I can't make it this year, go for me + have some drinks + take some pics : ) Be aware that April 29th is a wholesaler only day, April 30 - May 1st is open to the public.
This will be my first time attending this what seems to be a badass indoor flea market. I have no idea really what to expect, but do expect a blog post on it coming up soon : ) There will be antiques, vintage finds + handmade goods. Check out the early bird Sip + Shop event on April 8th, or for only $2 check out the entire event on April 9th!
Cost: $25 | $10 | $2
When I learned of Emily Katz from Justina Blakeney's latest bohemian bible The New Bohemians I fell completely inlove with her style. I've been trying to make it to one of her workshops for months now + never seem too, but now I have no excuse! She's now offering certain workshops online! Take them at any time, whenever it works in your schedule, + be prepared to up your coolness.
For all my bohemians out there, go check out this Gem Faire in Costa Mesa for all your spiritual + crystal needs. I'm sure I'll be there collecting + bargaining my way into serenity. Open Friday 12-6pm (Wholesale Hours 10am-12pm) Saturday 10am-6pm + Sunday 10am-5pm.
Cost: $7 weekend pass
Back in my home town Fullerton hosts a wonderful little flea in Downtown Fullerton, every first Saturday. Mercantile Flea Market blends a variety of goods, handmade wares, antiques + art to make for a flea as diverse as the town. Pair this with some live music + you've got your perfect Saturday outside the big city.
Dear Handmade Life hosts numerous of online workshops. I love the idea of constantly learning new skills + finding your creativity + feel this workshop is perfect for all of you out there. The best part about this, its online! You can draw, create + have fun at home or in your backyard at your own pace. Check it out + find your lost artistic side.
LA seems to be gushing with new DIY workshops + studios all around town. At Gather DTLA every Saturday is the place to be with their Intro to Knitting workshop.
Now that I'm weaving regularly my new desire is to knit. This Intro to Knitting class is sure to be a creative experience + claims to make me a knitter in 3 hours.
Check it out, or just check out their site for more DIY + creative workshops!