34th annual Lynbrook Craft Faire – Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hello Everyone!

Lynbrook Craft Faire invites you to offer your personally handcrafted items for sale in the Lynbrook Holiday Craft Faire! Traditionally this event marks the beginning of the Holiday season, doing so for the past 34 years. Lynbrook Craft Faire is looking forward to yet another great year, and they hope that you will want to help make this the best Holiday Craft Faire ever.

Special Features of the Lynbrook Craft Faire
• Attracts many regular holiday shoppers from the communities of Saratoga, Cupertino, and west San Jose.
• Fabulous, friendly students helping with the setup and tear down and provide music and free services during the Faire. This one reason many of our vendors repeatedly return to sell at our Faire.
• Vendor fees benefit the award winning band and orchestra programs at Lynbrook High, through the parent volunteer organization, the Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters (L.I.M.B.) 
• New Location: Indoor booths will be in the Gym next to the Cove or in the Cove itself. Outdoor booths will to the left of main entrance. 

Date and Time: Saturday, November 22, 2014
• Set up: 7:00 – 9:00 am. 
• Faire: 9:00 – 4:00 pm
• Clean up: 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Location: The Faire takes place at Lynbrook High School, 1280 Johnson Ave. (at Rainbow) in San Jose (close to Highway 85 and its intersection with 280).
Please visit our Craft Faire webpage at:

Or our vendor webpage at:

If you have any questions, please e-mail LIMBfair@yahoo.com


Xmas in July!!!

Our blog has been too quiet for too long, so let’s start this all over again!

Today we highlight 2 stores that are having Xmas in July sales:

The Enchanted Square

The Enchanted Square opened originally as a quilt shop and after a few years of playing, Ruth, the owner and designer discovered that yarn and crocheting were her passion. Ruth’s business focus is bringing super fun crochet accessories and patterns for all to wear. 

Ruth makes fun and unique crocheted headwear, kits, and accessories.  Everything is made by her and she strives to put extraordinary attention to detail into every product. 

Ruth adores the twinkle in the eyes of her customers when they wear their hats and she wants to bring that twinkle to everyone’s lives.

The Enchanted Square is having a Christmas in July Sale of 15% off for those who want to guarantee one of the hats as they sell out quickly during the holidays.  The Etsy code is XMASINJULY. 

The Enchanted Square



Hodge Podge Bowtique

Mary Holden, the power behind this store, has always been very creative, and loved to make things. It was her dream to open a boutique, and one day she decided to put the two together and opened HodgePodgeBowtique. This is just a start, with the hope that one day it will be bigger. She would love for her mom to run the shop when she retires. Mary’s daughter is her little co-owner, and some of the designs you see are created by her. Everyone in Mary’s life is always very supportive, and this store would not be a reality without them.

There is something for just about everyone, including pets! With a line of pet bows for collars and hair, a line of hand crafted flowers, that can be worn in your hair, on clothing, scarves, and even the smaller ones can even be clipped to the side of a high heel. Most everything that is made has multiple ways to wear. 

The Hodge Podge Bowtique is also having a Christmas in July Sale, now through July 31st. 20% off entire shop.
Hodge Podge Boutique

EBAC Holiday Gathering & Silent Auction

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Join the entire East Bay Arts Collective for a Holiday Mixer & Silent Auction!

Let’s get together, meet with East Bay artisans, network, enjoy some snacks, and try our luck in a silent auction to support EBAC and all it does for local artists in the Bay Area.

Meet with the designers, crafters, and artists who create the local flair that makes the Bay Area so unique.

*Remember to bring cash for the silent auction and donation base bar

Thursday December 5th
@ Norton Factory Studios
3094 E. 10th St.
Oakland, CA

Some fairs coming up!

The holiday season is soon to be here. These are markets we have found:

10/26 Fall Fest Boutique – Pittsburg / Antioch

WANTED—Vendors and Crafters for Fall Fest in Brentwood, CA. We are a non- profit women’s organization that helps women and girls in our Community and throughout the world.
This Fall Fest is a fundraiser for scholarships and our Programs. Vendor space is $25.00. Event is open to the Public and is free. Please email me for more information and an application. 

3rd Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair – Antioch CA

FREE Admission
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Antioch Park Grounds at Hillcrest and Lone Tree Way Across from Walmart.
Antioch Moms Group is hosting their 3rd Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct 5th, 9am–1pm, at the Park Grounds across from Walmart in Antioch, at Hillcrest and Lone Tree Way. FREE Admission and FREE VENDOR TABLE opportunity!

Contact Stephanie at stephanie032412@yahoo.com for more details if you wish to be a vendor. Vendors must supply their own tables/chairs/supplies, and must be set-up by 8:30am.

Kids Craft Table will be set up for all the kids to play, too! This is a family fun event–lots of things to do, see and check out at the Fair!

Telegraph Ave Holiday St Fair – Berkeley CA
The 30th Annual Telegraph Ave Holiday St Fair is accepting applications from Handmade Craft Artists now! The 6 day show has an application on it’s website:
Days of participation are optional, but only handmade crafts by the artist are acceptable. A deposit now, will hold your space, balance due in mid November. Come join us this year, and be a part of this tradition in Berkeley. Show dates are: 12/14,15,21,22,23,24.
Janet Klein/Coordinator

Plaid Friday Sale

EBAC is offering special shopping deals in participating shops on Plaid Friday November 23rd.

Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses and organizations. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday”. Also, it’s a way to show your support for local independent Artists & Designers.

Discount will be applied to all online sales through the etsy.com website in all participating shops.

Use discount code PLAIDFRIDAY to get the discount listed for each shop.

Participating Shops:

30% OFF
Girl on Bike – Nature inspired jewelry made from bicycle innertubes

25% OFF
Tangleweeds – rustic, elegant hand-crafted brass and steel jewelry

Pearl Reef Designs – handcrafted jewelry from upcycled materials

Artwork by Lesette – Original Handmade Oil & Acrylic Paintings

20% OFF
Mangosteen – Handcrafted silver jewelry

Percent – handcrafted jewelry from vintage, natural and re-purposed materials.

Impressedbynature – handmade pressed flower jewelry

Little Kiss – Handmade crochet and sewn accessories

Studio La Touche -Handmade Jewelry – Whimsical Made Chic!

KelinaLobo – Embroidered tote bags, cat quilts filled with catnip, and more.

15% OFF
Back to the Roots – Homegrown Mushroom kits

10% OFF
Fresh Edamami – Origami art pieces & accessories

Andrea I Jewelry – www.andreaijewelry.etsy.com

The Mice Art – Art, prints, & photogragraphy inspired by nature

Duffy Studios – Stained Glass Mosaics of Nature’s Elements

Come Celebrate Octobers Full Moon!

Come celebrate the full moon with kindred souls and moon lovers of all kinds.

Enjoy a mug of lentil soup, sip an herbal soda, get your tarot read and dance in the backyard under the stars! Shop goods from local moon child artists. Pick up a treat for yourself and maybe a gift for a friend.

Artist List:

Diamond Dazed, Sam E. – beaded diamond jewelry.

Chamomile on Mars, Cara Greene – herbal soda, hang over tea and healing desserts.

Tiny Assembly, Julia Booz – beaded ball and penny jewelry.

Rebecca Stevens – coconut date truffle boxes, soup in a mug, and adorable cookbook “SoupLove”.

Grace Hearth, Keri and Jocelyn – nourishments.

Michael Olivo + Tomato Pie, Michael Olivo – comic books, prints, and tomato pie.

Rachel Kantor – prints, original drawings.

Witch Kitchen Vessels, Jaclyn Tobia – healing salves, handmade mortal and pestle, sauerkraut and pickling vessels.

Heather Lynn Hankins – hand dyed and silk screen pouches and tea towels.

AmanDoug, Amanda and Doug – sketchbooks, notebooks, resin fruit jewelry and light covers.

Girl on Bike, Kendra Poma – recycled bike innertube jewelry.

D. Alexander Holmes – recent drawings and paintings.

Alese – Tarot, by donation.

Music by DJ Arash Shoushtari.

Wednesday Item Features: Pick this for your picks

Last year, I featured one of Korina’s cute little pencil-case sized containers. I revisited her shop and found this awesome little guitar-themed one and knew I had to share it.

To recap, Korina Lew from Oakland (owner of The B Hive on Etsy) has some small bags you can use to zip up your stuff.

Handcrafted out of Japanese fabric, this little zipped up case measures about 7-inches long, 2-inches wide, and 2-inches deep. Have a budding guitar player in your home? This would be a nice little pouch to keep guitar picks or spare little musical items. With a bright yellow interior, it would cheer anyone up just to open it up and find goodies inside.

heck out The B Hive’s listing on Etsy now: Guitars Sm CA Roll (Pencil or Makeup Case)!

Tune in next week for the Wednesday Item Feature!

Love + donuts,

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