Monday, August 27, 2012



The creators and hosts of the awesome Craftcation conference, would like to invite team South Bay & LA to their amazing annual event!

CRAFTCATION ( is a four-day indie business & DIY craft conference that takes place March 21-24th 2013 in Ventura, Ca.

It's a retreat to inspire, network and build the independent craft business community.

Their objective is to ignite the entrepreneurial business spirit and
strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and
newcomers to indie craft business. Incorporating both business and
social activities, Craftcation features industry professionals leading
attendees in DIY and small business workshops, panel discussions
and Q & A sessions.

INDIE BUSINESS: How to start a crafty business, maximizing social
media, blogging, in’s & out’s of indie craft shows, Etsy, wholesaling,
merchandising, accounting, legal issues, branding, website design,
publishing, pricing, design & display, branding and more.

DIY WORKSHOPS: Screenprinting, sewing, canning & preserving,
cheese-making, needle arts, terrariums & edible gardens, sustainable
organic cooking, jewelry and more.

COMMUNITY: Meet & greets, pop-up shops, yoga, food tours, BBQ
& cocktail socials and so much more!


Check out their website above!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Patchwork would love for South Bay & LA Team Etsy to show them what you've got!


southern california:
**CULVER CITY: nov 4th 2012 * 11-5pm * helms bakery * 8711 washington
**LONG BEACH: nov 11th 2012 * 11-5pm * marine stadium * bayshore @ appian way
**SANTA ANA: nov 25th 2012 * 11-5pm * downtown * sycamore @ 2nd street
northern california:
**OAKLAND: nov 18th 2012 * 11-5pm * jack london square * 98 broadway

PATCHWORK indie art & craft festival ( showcases 100+ local emerging artists, crafters & designers. Come down and eat + drink from local cafe & restaurant booths as you listen to live local tunes and peruse goods from the best California makers. This year we will celebrate our 6th year and 23rd festival! Vendors feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home & garden goods, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more! We'll also feature a bike valet, photo booth & more! Please note all applications go through a jury process to ensure a varied selection of lovely handmade goods. As makers and small business owners ourselves, patchwork creators DELILAH SNELL ( & NICOLE STEVENSON ( seek to build upon the handmade community by offering makers an affordable venue to show their goods, network and build their businesses and also produce CRAFTCATION: INDIE BUSINESS & DIY CRAFT CONFERENCE (

info on applying & download applications (

check out some photos from our spring 2012 santa ana show (
general patchwork info (

Monday, July 23, 2012

Craft Party - Team South Bay/ LA

Team South Bay/ LA will be hosting a craft party for any South Bay and Los Angeles residents that would like to attend!   More details to follow!

A Craft Party is a time to get to know our neighbors and exercise your creative spirit. Craft Parties take place around the world when communities come together to participate in art, craft, design and DIY in every form.

Date : Friday, August 24th, 2012
Place : Address to follow
Time : TBD
 Sign up now {here : } so that we can see who is interested and go from there!  

****You must be a member of our team to get involved :]  Team : 

Garden Gnome Arts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Local event this week!! Apple Store Event!!

Santa Monica Apple store will be hosting 3 local Etsy Artists in store to talk about how they have used technology to grow their business. Members, you may find the discussion useful to help grow your own online presence and they will also have our own Teams Strategist, Morgan Evans and Creative Director Randy Hunt on hand to answer any questions. 

April 26th, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Etsy, Local Artists, and Technology
Apple Store, 1248 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Etsy, Local Artists, and Technology

Etsy is an e-commerce website that provides a technology platform and marketplace for independent, creative businesses. Join Etsy representatives as they showcase some local Etsy shop owners. Learn how the businesses use technology in their work and how they’ve grown their online presence. Explore the creative process with the artists and hear about their struggles and achievements. A Q&A session will follow the discussion.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Venice Meet

Hello friends and neighbors~ 

Another opportunity has been brought to us, this time by The Venice Meet.

'The Venice Meet' is currently seeking some additional vendors, the fee is $125 to reserve a 10x10 space on Abbot Kinney. For food vendors it is $75 plus the cost of the health permit. Here is the info:

The Venice Meet debuts on April 7th, 2012. Making its home on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, The Venice Meet is a monthly open-air market designed to bring together local craftspeople, independent musicians, and specialty food artisans and provide them with a neighborhood forum to exhibit their talent and wares. Meticulously curated, The Venice Meet will consist of over fifty Los Angeles-based vendors showcasing their creations. On the musical front, among others, Venice-based roots collective The Dustbowl Revival is scheduled to perform. Part of what has been called “The New Face of The Flea,” at its heart The Venice Meet is about building community and capturing the independent spirit of this one of a kind L.A. neighborhood. Saturday April 7thfrom 10AM-5PM. 1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (at Broadway). Free. 

Website :

Interested? Questions? 
**Email :

For updates follow them on Facebook or Twitter
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If any of you sign up, please let the team know so we can come by your booth and say hello!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hi South Bay/LA!!

    I am excited to share with you a special offer that we as a team, received!

Event : "Craftcation" { { A new Seller Education event } }

What is it : Craftcation is a three day indie business & diy workshop conference. it’s a retreat to inspire, network and build upon the independent craft business community. Their objective is to ignite the entrepenurerial business spirit, strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and newcomers to indie craft business. This is an opportunity to network, communicate and share with your peers.

When :  March 22-25th

Where : Craftcation in Ventura, CA

Website : {check-itty check it out} :

Here's the deal-i-o :

They have kindly extended an Etsy Seller Discount for our Team Members! * HOWEVER* We received this private code JUST FOR OUR TEAM MEMBERS.  I will not be posting the CODE on our blog, but please head to our Etsy forum where I posted the code privately.

I hope to see you there as well!  This sounds like a fun social event, and a great opportunity for all of us!  Let me know if you guys sign up, I'd love to get an idea of who is attending.

-Camille Larson

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pink Parlour Festival 2012

The Arts and Crafts revolution is now!

The Pink Parlour Festival, is a unique one-of-a-kind event that caters to women of all ages. This festival was conceived with the purpose of celebrating the creativity of women. Our objective is to unite women, while bringing together the collections that they create. These include artists such as crafter's, visual artists, and performing artists amongst others. Many additional attractions also include musical performances, a fashion show spotlighting young, "Up 'n' Coming" designers, children's activities, along with the excitement of horse racing, concession foods to fine dining and so much more!

The world of crafts have evolved and this a great opportunity to be a part of The Pink Parlour Festival, all the while promoting your business in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Our concept has been to spotlight women and promote community involvement. We have also invited several non-profits, such as Avon-walk, The Girl Scouts, along with any other organizations whom fit the criteria that show interest in being a part of the festivities. This years event will take place on Sunday March 25th 2012 at the Santa Anita Race Park adjacent to the Westfield Santa Anita mall.

Seeings how we feel so strongly about the "handmade movement" as well as promoting it, has been the driving force behind it's conception and development. This and our passion for the arts compelled us to create this festival as a tool from which to showcase the multitude of talent within our community.

Just added the amazing sounds of No Duh!!! The No Doubt / Gwen Stefani tribute band!!!

* Live Female Fronted Bands and Dj's
* Horse Racing
* Fashion Show
* Free Giveaway Bags
* Concession Foods & Fine Dining
* Bars and Lounges
* Raffles
* Arts and Crafts Exhibitors
* Car Show
* Childrens Activities and Crafty Corner
* Fun for the Whole Family

Check out their website HERE .

**I will be a vendor here, and I will be there all day!  Will post more about this in the team forum.  Thanks for checking in!

Hope to see a lot of you here and hope everyone had a great weekend!**

Camille Larson