Stone Beverage Dispenser – Let’s Face It, It’s For Alcohol

June 6th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

beverage dispenser

Here’s another great Father’s Day gift idea: This awesome stone beverage dispenser.  It’s handmade in New Hampshire and will hold a standard bottle of liquid (hehe alcohol) with a nice study grip and no leaks. The drink is poured through the stainless steel spigot and let’s face it, this is a great addition to your home bar.  No two beverage dispensers are the same because the rocks chosen are found from the New England coast. Measures approximately 7″  at the widest point and 7″ tall.  Happy drinking!

Stone Beverage Dispenser

Buy It: The New England Trading Company

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Do Your Dad Proud with This Ron Swanson Beer Mug!

June 6th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Ron Swanson Mug

Here’s a perfect Father’s Day gift for the beer drinking, bacon eating, manly man in your life! This Ron Swanson Beer Stein is a tribute to one of the great television characters of our time! This mug is hand painted and awesome, that’s all I have to say about that. Oh, and I love bacon.

Ron Swanson Mug

Buy it: Etsy

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An Adorably Modern Take on Shrinky Dinks from Unicorn Crafts

May 29th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Unicorn Crafts

I thought I’d kick off my Patchwork Show entries with one of my all-time favorites:  the lovely Unicorn Crafts!  Let me say this–if you ever have the pleasure of meeting owner Faheema Chadhury at one of the local craft fairs, take a moment to chat with her. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and her infectiously fun spirit is definitely reflected in her awesome shrinky dink creations.

When I was a kid, I remember making shrinky dink Christmas ornaments. My parents were obligated to hang up my sad excuse for an ornament on their tree, but I feel like they would always put it on a branch out of view. Now, if my ornaments looked anything remotely like Unicorn Crafts’ adorable creations, I’m sure our tree would have looked awesome. Giving the 1970′s shrinky dink a modern spin, Chaudhury takes her own adorable illustrations and then prints them onto a special material, meticulously cuts out the designs, and then bakes them (yes, she’s hardcore).  She creates a wide array of jewelry–rings, earrings, necklaces, keychains, pins, brooches, etc. Everything she designs will make you say, “awwwwww!”

Below are a few of my favorite creations from Unicorn Crafts! Click on the links to head directly to her store.

PB and J Earrings
[buy PB and J Earrings]

Book_Earrings
[buy tiny book earrings here]

Unicorn Crafts

Unicorn Crafts

Unicorn Crafts

Buster Loves Unicorn Crafts
Buster loves Unicorn Crafts!

Own it: Unicorn Crafts

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[pics] The Patchwork Show in Santa Ana Kicks Off Summer!

May 27th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Patchwork Show

Kimi and I had a really great time at the Patchwork Show in Santa Ana this past Sunday.  We arrived about 15 minutes before the event started and it was already crowded (but thankfully not TOO crazy) with people. The weather was great in Santa Ana, there were sooooo many cool vendors, and we were able to see friends and meet new friends!

This week I’ll be featuring some of my favorite vendors from the Patchwork Show, so stay tuned for more! Until then, please enjoy these photos!

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana

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The Patchwork Show is This Sunday in Santa Ana!

May 24th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

patchwork show - modern handmade festival

Remember my LA friends, this weekend is the Patchwork Show in Santa Ana! With over 100 local vendors selling a variety of handmade goods, food trucks, photo booths, and DIY stations, there are plenty of opportunities to get your craft on.  The event is at 125 N Broadway, Santa Ana 92701 and runs from 11am-5pm. Also, it’s absolutely free!

Here’s a map so you know where to get crafty, where to stuff your face, and where to enjoy the music:

santa ana patchwork

(from Patchwork’s FB)

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