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On Thursday, I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family, but we also celebrated my older sister’s birthday! I wanted to get her something unique and special, so I headed to Crafted at the Port of LA! The last time I was there, I’d had a blast meeting all the different vendors and trying out different crafting projects! This time, I went looking for gifts!
I ended up choosing this gorgeous necklace from Les Beaux Metaux, and this adorable fabric flower magnetic broach from The Jungle Bee! I couldn’t resist buying a unique art print card from Mome Rath Garden as well.
Today is Small Business Saturday, so if you still have gifts to get for your holiday celebrations, be sure to support your local businesses! If you live in the Los Angeles area, I can’t recommend Crafted at the Port of LA too highly – it’s one of the nation’s largest craft marketplaces with hundreds of vendors selling their unique crafts, gifts, and tasty treats!
Last weekend, a few of my fellow bloggers (Jamie, Erin & Mary) and I attended the “Etsy Craft Party” at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles! Crafted is growing fast, and will eventually be the largest indoor craft marketplace in the United States!
There were so many awesome vendors who were working on projects live, offering crafting tutorials, and showing off their gorgeous, handmade crafts for sale!
Of course, you can’t have a party without music! DJ Frank Foreal spun his records inside next to the hotties at Handmade and Damn Handsome Coffee, while live bands played outside for the tie-dye station and the Fox Pizza Bus Food Truck!
In the middle of the party, several of the talented vendors of Crafted created their art live, and were fascinating to watch!
RR: Wow! Who are some of the women who benefit from your organization?
AC: One current highlight is Irma Ramos, who is currently completing her Fashion Design Degree at El Camino College. She has been granted an internship as site manager at the Women’s Project Market Stall 125. Her responsibilities include product display, weekly booth management, volunteer coordination, designing and creating new artifacts for sale, and community outreach to her fellow students at El Camino College regarding Crafted.
RR: I recently bought a gorgeous hair clip from your booth! Where does the money I paid go?