I know I said I was going to go to the Cherry Festival last weekend, but then I found out about the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival (which was the same weekend) and I decided to go there instead.  I thought to myself I like crafts more than I like cherries…. plus, it was waaaaay closer!  Patchwork was held in what I think might have been a parking lot in the historic Helms Bakery in Culver City.

 

 

There were over 100 vendors…. it seems like a lot, but it’s not that much…. Also I was promised some DIY workshops and there were none.  It was very disappointing – but I got over it.

There were lots of fun vendors…. and many of their products were made from re-purposed or up-cycled materials, which I love!  Say the work up-cycled or re-purposed when trying to sell me something and chances are that I will buy it.  There was a fun little vendor- Make Shop Live that had a ton of re-purposed products…. like bottle caps!  They made magnets and pin-cushion rings out of bottle caps! How can you not fall in love?!  Here are a few photos of their booth space:

 

      

 

There was also a vendor who will “Pimp Your Bike!”  - SpokeNWheel Designs - this vendor is all about bike bells! Yes, bike bells! She had all kinds, sushi ones, eyeballs, letters and more…. but I ordered a custom bell…. I’ll post a quick picture when it comes.  Can’t wait to share with you- but in the meantime here are some of her other bells:

 

 

 

All in all, it was a pretty fun day.  I was hoping for some DIY projects, but I ended up buying quite a bit of fun stuff instead.  After the fair we all (the girls from the shop and myself) headed over to Father’s Office for lunch and beer.  Yum.  Hopefully next time the craft fair is in town I’ll know a little bit earlier and give you all a little heads up so you can go experience it for yourself.

One Response to Patchwork Craft Festival

  1. Aack! I totally forgot about it! It sounds like there were a lot more vendors than last year.

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