Holiday Maker Fair

Holiday Maker Fair, Philadelphia PAWell friends… I’ve decided to throw a craft fair! When I moved to Philly last December, I was looking for a way to buy holiday gifts for friends/family from local makers. While there were few fairs, there wasn’t anything that seemed to be as curated and inline with the style I was looking for. Which is why I decided to put an event together myself!

The Holiday Maker Fair is going to be during First Friday, so while you’re out and about, be sure to stop in, grab a drink and shop from 20+ awesome Philly vendors. You can get more details, including the list of shops that will be selling, on the Facebook event page (please invite all your friends). Seriously guys, it’s going to be a blast!

xo
Rachel

PS for those of you not in the Philly area, I’ll be sure to do a write up of all the vendors after so you can at least visit their shops online!

West Elm Embroidery Workshop Recap

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West ElmA few weeks ago, Lisa from Zelma Rose and I hosted an embroidery workshop at West Elm in Emeryville and I thought I’d share some photos today! By no means am I an embroidery expert, but that’s what was so great about this event; with a few basic stitch techniques, everyone was able to create custom and fun wall art for their homes.

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West ElmOne of my favorite aspects about hosting a workshop is gathering the supplies. There just something about so much crafty goodness is one place that makes my brain rush with creativity. Minted provided the fabric for the event and boy did it blow me away. So many fun prints and patterns. I can’t wait to use the leftover scraps for some upcoming projects (stay tuned!). DecoArt also provided the paint so we could color block and match the fabric perfectly.

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West Elm

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West Elm

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West Elm

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West ElmEven though I wanted to buy the entire store by the time everyone was done crafting, West Elm provided such a perfect space for the event. I mean, look at that bedding and that exposed brick!

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West ElmIf you weren’t able to attend the event but are curious to know how to recreate this project at home, don’t worry, I got you covered! I’ll be sharing a tutorial very soon!

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West Elm

Embroidery Workshop Recap, West ElmSo that’s it! A huge thank you to everyone who came out to craft on a Saturday and special thanks to West Elm for hosting us!

DIY Embroidered Wall Art Workshop!

Embroidered Wall Art Workshop, Emeryville CAAlright Bay Area friends, it’s time to craft together!

Lisa from Zelma Rose and I are teaming up with West Elm to teach you how to make embroidered wall art for your home! There will be light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you stitch away. Spaces is also very limited, so it will make for a more intimate workshop– perfect if you’re new to embroidery! Here are the details:

When: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: West Elm, Emeryville (5602 Bay Street)
Cost: $35
*All attendees will also receive 15% off their purchases that day.

I cannot wait! Grab your ticket while you can!

xo
Rachel

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop RecapTwo weeks ago, I traveled to Austin, TX to attend my best friend’s wedding. During my trip, I was fortunate enough to team up with Becky of The Pink Samurai and host a bead decorating workshop. I met Becky through Twitter a while back and we became instant friends. That’s right– we planned an entire workshop without ever meeting in person first. The internet is seriously amazing!

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

First and foremost, we are so thankful to all of the makers who contributed to our amazing goodie bags! Here’s what everyone got:

The Burlap Bag not only hosted us in their fantastic shop, but they also donated one of their candles to everyone.

– Nail polish from Julep in the prettiest shades

– Adorable hand-printed gift tags from Lauren Kiedaisch

– The coolest temporary tattoos from Little Skunk Co

– Gorgeous illustrated postcards by Jenni Haikonen of Bottomley Cottage

– Amazingly fun prints from Tiny Deer Studio

– Becky also donated the cutest buttons ever– OMG CAKE and Food Love

I also want to thank Deco Art for supplying such lovely paint and Briley Noel for taking the photos! 

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap The brilliant ladies from 2 Tarts Bakery also came with treats. I’m talking homemade pop tarts and the fluffiest pink icing ever– the kind that you’d consider moving to Texas for.

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap I can’t begin to express what a great time I had with this workshop. Thank you SO much to all the kind and creative ladies that came out to craft together! Your necklaces and keychains were all amazing and I hope we can do this again sometime.

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap For all of those who couldn’t make it to the event, be sure to come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks for painting wooden beads!

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

**Photography by Briley Noel