I’m excited to share something I've been thinking about doing for the last two years and it's finally time to take the leap! Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference is an annual life-changing four-day event featuring industry professionals leading attendees in over 100+ hands-on DIY workshops and creative business classes.
I've run different types of businesses, been a teacher, and now I'm back in school and I'm not really sure what comes next. I'm not saying Craftcation will have all the answers, but it's certainly going to be a great place to start. At Craftcation you can take a vacation while making things with awesome people, get help with new businesses or take existing ones to the next level, and network with people in similar experiences.
If you’re a maker, blogger or creative business owner then join me for four inspiring days that you’ll never forget. Craftcation has over 100 hands-on workshops and business classes, so whether you’re coming to craft, grow your business or a little bit of both, there’s lots of making, meeting and learning in store for you.
Craftcation takes place April 3-7, 2019, in the beach town of Ventura, CA – about an hour north of Los Angeles. Craftcation utilizes Ventura’s historic downtown buildings and businesses as well as the beach for special events like networking meet & greets, cocktail socials, a pop-up shop, opening celebration, yoga, as well as food and art tours.
Registration opens 10.5.18 and the first 50 people to register get $50 off!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
The following text is written by my Bee Creative Swaps partner, Lizette. I'm so happy to be putting together such inspiring content with her and the last few years of swaps have been incredible! There is an additional giveaway listed that is separate from the giveaway posted about earlier with the blog block party. Two giveaways in one day?! Oh yes! Read the full post below.
Since becoming a mother of two, cross stitching has become my to go craft. I tend to craft at night when my kids are asleep and I’m not too tired. However, if they need me all of a sudden I don’t have to worry about cleaning anything up or losing my inspiration, especially if I can’t get back to my cross stitch. My brain is already going a million miles per hour mothering and at the end of the day cross stitching helps me slow down while still doing something creative.
Instead of sharing my annual top ten favorite Frida Kahlo items on Etsy for this year, I decided to share ten of my favorite Frida cross stitch patterns on Etsy. Below are the Frida patterns chosen in no particular order. I’ve provided the link to the shops (when you click on the pattern’s title), the cost of the pattern, and feedback customers left on the pattern (if available).
“Lovely pattern. Can’t wait to make it.”
“Beautiful pattern, very clear and correct, happy with the results.”
Click here to check out this seller’s other Frida Kahlo products.
“It is perfect, thank you so much!”
VIVA LA FRIDA - official printed cross stitch pattern sampler by TheSnowflowerDiaries; Price $14.06 (Shipping not included)
TheSnowflowerDiaries’ Frida pattern was featured on my Top Ten Favorite Frida Kahlo Items on Etsy blog post in 2016.
“A very beautiful pattern! Plus, a few extra patterns which was so gracious and nice. Great service and considering it came from overseas, it was quick! Thank you!”
“I was so excited to get this pattern in the mail as I've had it in my favorites for a long time. Shipping was fast and the pattern is printed on high quality paper (and is also in color.) The color photo of the completed design is excellent, too. She even included another very sweet design as a bonus. I'm going to stitch this (over one) on some linen that I purchased while I was in Budapest last year. Thank you so much for an easy transaction! I can't wait to get started!”
“Perfect! Clear grid.”
Two Five Star Reviews
Click here to see this seller’s other Frida cross stitch pattern.
“Super nice seller and very quick response to my question. Great colors and easy to follow pattern.”
“Beautiful pattern, love love it :)”
They are many cross stitch patterns with Frida’s face, which I love, but it would be nice to see more cross stitch patterns with her quotes. Frida’s words “quotes” are as powerful as her paintings. They help us understand her paintings better.
“Another great sampler!”
Many five stars reviews
These next two Frida Kahlo cross stitch patterns are very simple and will fit in a 4 inch embroidery hoop. Perfect for beginning cross stitchers.
Kim, cupcakecutie owner, actually posted this pattern after I sent her a private message. I asked her if she would be able sell me the mini Frida pattern since I only have 3” hoops available. She had the pattern ready for me to purchase the next day. Talk about awesome customer service!
Was there a Frida pattern shown that you like? I hope so. All the patterns are unique in there own way but do great job at portraying Frida.
Now to the exciting part; THE GIVEAWAY! The giveaway is for a Frida Kahlo cross stitch pdf pattern from Cupcakecutie.
1. Tell me in the comment section your favorite Frida Kahlo cross stitch patterns featured in this post
2. In your comment you must include your name on Instagram so we can contact you
3. Follow Bee Creative Swaps & Cupcakecutie on Instagram.
The winner will receive their choice of a Frida Kahlo cross stitch pattern from Cupcakecutie’s Etsy shop. Giveaway closes Friday, July 13th. Good luck and Viva La Vida!
Bee Creative Swaps Instagram
Cupcakecutie’s Etsy shop
For the final information on how to enter to big giveaway with Bravery Mag for the Blog Block Party, keep reading along until the end! A few more great posts are coming up!
In exactly one week, it will be Frida Kahlo's birthday! She was born on July 6th 1907, although, she sometimes said she was born 1910-- the year of the start of the Mexican Revolution. To celebrate Frida's birthday, we'll be hosting a blog block party right here on July 6th!
What's a Blog Block Party? Starting at 8am PST, we'll be posting something new every hour from different bloggers and makers celebrating Frida Kahlo's life and work. There will be giveaways, DIYs, artist features, and more! You'll have to check out all the action right here next week.
We're hosting this party as part the Viva La Frida Swap that I host with Bee Creative Swaps. Never heard of it? Check out more about the swaps at all the fun links here:
Bee Creative Swaps Website
Bee Creative Swaps on Instagram
Bee Creative Swaps Facebook
Bee Creative Swaps Patreon
See ya next week!
The Morose Bee will be at the Bazaar Bizarre Boston Winter Craft Fair!!!! It's one of the most popular craft shows in the country and I'm so lucky to receive a vendor spot! It's going to be held on Dec 5th from 12pm-7pm at the BCA Cyclorama at 539 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. Can't wait to see you there!
I attended a craft party last Friday in honor of Etsy's birthday. I know many people around the country hosted or attended similar events and it was awesome to mingle with some creative folk. Some friends and I headed down to Pearl in Fort Lauderdale for the event hosted by the Hollywood Craft Mafia. I had never attended an event quite like this before! Out of the various craft options, I decided to make a stamp which you can see its purpley majesty above. It came out pretty cool, but I was feeling rather uninspired. During the event, we were also given special discounts to Pearl so I took advantage and stocked up on a few things I needed for TMB.
WHEW! First craft show is over! It was a great learning experience, but the show itself was a bit of a flop. It was the Bradford County Strawberry Festival in Starke, Fl which means it was not exactly my demographic. However, the booth was cheap, it was close to family, and it was a great no pressure test run to try doing this type of thing for the first time.
I hope by my next craft show to have enough jewelry to fill two tables instead of one. I think the tent looks a little lonely with just one table. I was also quite happy with the pom poms. I received several compliments about them and a few people even asked if I was selling them so, for the next festival I think I'll bring a few extras with me in case people really do want to purchase them.
I was not happy with the rings on rolls of fabric. It makes a nice display, but everyone thought they were flutes. No REALLY. People saw them and thought I was a flute vendor. Plus it makes it difficult for people who want to try on your jewelry. They had to awkwardly take the rings off and had a hard time putting them back on. Next time I'll just have a little ring tray.
Well the good news is all of my left over jewelry is slowly making its way onto my Etsy shop so go check it out!
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