Nutcracker Craft Boutique 2016 Brea, CA

Nutcracker Craft Boutique Brea CA 2016

The date for this year's Nutcracker Craft Boutique has been set and in 2016 it will be on November 19th and 20th.

Every year over 250 professional crafters gather in the southern California town known as Brea. And every year it gets better. This year they have baby sitting available so you really take your time. In fact, you could visit both days and still not see all the handmade treasures.

A Food Alley is also set up so if you get the munchies, you don't have to leave.

This is a big event and goes on rain or shine. Bring you walking shoes and be prepared for a (free) parking nightmare. One nightmare you won't regret that is. Also, no strollers inside and admission is still $2.

Here's the info again:

Nutcracker Craft Boutique in Brea, CA
Brea Community Center
November 19, 2016
November 20, 2016
For more information and applications go to Nutcracker Craft Boutique - Brea, CA

Brea also holds a similar event called the Spring Boutique and it will be on March 19th, 2016. More on that one later.

Happy Crafting!

Superbowl Crafts - Handmade Decorations

Superbowl is huge in the USA and around the world. Even if you could not careless about football you probably watch just for the commercials.

If you are the one hosting the Superbowl party this year you will need some food, drink and of course, decorations.

I am having a little party this year and since my hubby has always been a Broncos fan, I already have a few decorations. But I need more, more and more!! So I search the web and came up with a bunch of crafty ideas to spice up the party.

Here are the ones worth mentioning:

For printables check out 16 Printables for Your Superbowl Party. These printables are perfect for every type of Superbowl party.

Football Field Tissue Box Covers:
This one is already made, you can get one from Tissue Box Covers and Beyond

And don't forget your pennant garland! Learn how to make one here: 
Football Pennant Garland DIY
Football Pennant Garland DIY:

Expose your crafts with Instagram

So, so social these days. Can you believe that we just can not leave our device alone. I must admit I love my tablet and my smart phone my laptop and of course, my big screen tv. It seems we just can't get enough or get it quick enough. Facebook and Twitter are not going away soon and here comes Instagram with full force.

Instagram reminds me a little of Pinterest but it is gaining popularity every day. I started using it because my family and friends post there. Once you get started it does get addicting.

It is certainly seems like an excellent way to market your handmade goods. is on Instagram and we will be posting all new crafts under #handmadecatalog.

Click here to check us out:


Let's see where this new social venture takes us.

Cabin Fever Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair - Feb. 5, 2016 Washington D.C.

For all our East Coast Craft Fans, here is a great craft fair put on by the Washington City Paper.

I won't be attending this one, it's over 3000 miles from me but if I could I would. The show features over 100 curated artisans and crafters.

It must be popular, they offer VIP passes which allow for a one-hour early entry to avoid waiting in line while shopping.

This upscale craft event is for all those that love handmade creations but you won't find any granny crafts here. Every thing is fresh and geared toward east-coasters.

The Cabin Fever Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair is being held at the Hecht Warehouse
1401 New York Ave. NE
Washington D.C.

Date:  Feb. 6th, 2016
Hours: 10:00 - 7:00

Visit their website for more information - Happy Craft Hunting!