Sunday, November 14, 2010

Let it Begin! Let it Begin!

We're one week away from the first of two Patchwork shows. I can't wait! The Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festivals are the best shows in Orange County (well technically Long Beach is LA county but they're on the cusp, really).

A week from today, Sunday, November 21st from 11am to 5pm, Patchwork will be in Long Beach. The physical address for the Marine Stadium where the show is: 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803 BUT the actual location is on the corner of Bayshore & Appian at the lot with launch ramps for boats (just follow the signs).

This will be Lucky Zelda's first time selling at the Long Beach show. We'll have purses AND market bags out of new fabrics. Swing by & say "Hello". You won't be sorry you came to this show!

PATCHWORK ROCKS!!!! This is NOT your Grandma's craft faire.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Awesome Booth Buddy

As mentioned in the previous post, Lucky Zelda participated in the Claremont Village Venture. This was Lucky Zelda's 3rd year at this event & this was the best year yet!

One of the great things that made this year great was meeting a new booth buddy: Carly of Lovely & Amazing. Carly answered an online thread I posted looking for someone to share a booth with at the Village Venture. Looking at her great products in her Etsy shop, I felt they would blend nicely with Lucky Zelda.

Carly & I didn't meet until the morning of the event but the whole day went great! We both did well at the show & her items are even sweeter in person than online. Beautifully hand made with care & creativity, many of her items would make wonderfull gifts for this gift giving season. Please check out her shop & buy handmade!

Thanks for a great day, Carly!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Shows, Shows & More Shows

All of a sudden Lucky Zelda is crazy busy. 'Tis the season! There are four local craft shows in which Lucky Zelda will be participating. For all you fans out there I thought I'd put all of the info for all of the shows here, in one concise post for to ease your shopping stresses.

Come to the show closest to you. Come to one that is new to you. Hey! Come to all four! Here they are:

Claremont Village Venture
This Saturday! October 23rd rain or shine 9am-5pm
Over 450 vendors make this show HUGE

Mary Roseanne's Holiday Shoppe
Friday, November 5th 4pm-8pm & Saturday November 6th 9am - 5pm
831 Inola Ct., La Habra
20 vendors with a great variety of items
Shop this boutique style show with the ease of 1 easy checkout

Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival, Long Beach
Sunday, November 21 11am -5pm
On the corner of Bayshore & Appian @ the lot with launch ramps for boats

Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival, Santa Ana
Sunday, November 28 11am -5pm
On Buffalo Street @ Main Street

Happy shopping! Buy handmade!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lucky Zelda has gone retail. South Coast Repertory, a regional theatre in Costa Mesa, California now offers several Lucky Zelda purses in their gift shop. As I work as South Coast Repertory's costume cutter/draper, Lucky Zelda occasioanlly uses scrap fabrics from productions to create purses. Audience members & customers alike can now take a piece of a favorite production with them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Aloha Fabrics Available

Lucky Zelda's aloha shirts are quickly becoming a customer favorite! We've received new fabrics from Polynesia that would all look great made into a shirt. Remember that Lucky Zelda's aloha shirts have the style of a Hawaiian shirt without being so loud.

Below are a few swatch cards of our our new fabrics. There is a 12 ounce can of soda in each photo to show the size and scale of each of the prints.

Please contact us if you would like a Lucky Zelda aloha shirt custom made for you. Matching sets are also available (while the fabric supplies last).

Monday, August 9, 2010

Get You Fill

Saturday, August 28, 2010 is the First Annual Orange County Foodie Fest. What, you ask, does this have to do with Lucky Zelda? Well, #1 we love food & #2 Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival is having a mini Patchwork show at the Foodie Fest & Lucky Zelda will be there!

This "one-day event will be the ultimate foodie destination, featuring the best in popular mobile eats combined with a unique forum to showcase local entertainment & shopping to help support local charities". See! "local shopping"! That's Lucky Zelda and the other 29 amazing indie arts & crafters that will be part of this Patchwork.

The Foodie Fest will be at The Honda Center in Anaheim 11:30am - 7:00pm. Tickets are $12.00 + parking. As many of you know, The Honda Center isn't far from the Anaheim Metrolink station so be green & save the money you'd spend on parking to spend at this event. Throw your bike on the train & pedal on over!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I have been a recycler for decades now. I'm not sure if it stems from being "thrifty" even as a young child or that I loved the idea of turning "trash" in to actual money to pay for horseback riding lessons. Either way it's a habit that I've had long before it was trendy. As I've grown, my zeal for reusing & recycling has matured into a way for me to be a good steward of the environment I am surrounded by and therefore worship the Creator rather than the creation.

Many Lucky Zelda products are made using repurposed, or upcycled materials. Just because that scrap of fabric isn't enough for an entire garment doesn't mean it won't make a great purse! That's why I was thrilled when Chocolate Dog Studio informed me of a treasury she curated and was kind enough to include me. Entitled, "Upcycle, recycle, reuse, repurpose" this treasury is filled with great items that are just that. Because so many different materials can be repurposed, this treasury has a wonderful variety. Please check out this treasury & all of the featured shops. There's alot of talent represented that you could support by buying handmade & environmentally conscious.

Thanks again to Chocolate Dog Studio for this great treasury & for including Lucky Zelda. Check out this listing from her shop. It's my fave!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dear Ol' Dad

Today there was a great treasury posted up on Etsy. It features a great variety of items that dads of all shapes & sizes could love. My dad is an avid reader so of course this item makes me think of him.

Nora of Transient Treasures put this treasury together & we think she did a great job. Thanks to her for including my tapa cloth print aloha shirt. Transient Treasures is a great shop that has lots of different types of items that "are made from vintage and found materials". Here's my favorite of her hair clips.

So thanks to Transient Treasures for featuring Lucky Zelda in her awesome treasury, thanks also for her giving a shout out to all of our "Dear Old Dads".

Did I mention that my dad is better than your dad? :-)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Show After Show

Lucky Zelda had an amazing show yesterday at Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival yesterday in Santa Ana. As usual, Nicole of Random Nicole & Delilah of The Road Less Traveled put on an AWESOME show. Thank you to EVERYONE who came by & supported Lucky Zelda & all of the other great vendors. Please go to Patchwork in Long Beach on Sunday, June 27th to get another dose. Lucky Zelda won't be there as a vendor but I'm planning on doing some shopping!

Speaking of Long Beach...

Lucky Zelda will be in Long Beach this Saturday, June 12th at the Stir It Up Fashion Art Music Festival from 9am - 2pm. Located at 3400 Pacific Ave. in Long Beach there will be handmade vendors, food, one of a kind fashions, live music & crafts for your kids. Please swing by to say "Hello!"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Double Feature Treasuries

Lucky Zelda was blessed this week to be featured in two different treasuries. It is always such a compliment & being notified that one of our items is featured never gets old!

The firt treasury was currated by Go Go Snap. Go Go went with an super fun wimsical collection of circus items. Lucky Zelda's circus tent stripe purse was lucky enough to make the cut. Go Go Snap's shop features beautiful vintage styled correspondence. This item is one of my favorites. Thanks to Go Go Snap for including me in her treasury. Please check out Go Go Snap's shop, the treasury & the other featured shops!

The second treasury was made by Beverly at CristPottery. Beverly used a Polynesian theme to feature some really fun items. Lucky Zelda's Samoan block print strapless dress looks great displayed next to the other island items. Crist Pottery makes beautiful pottery that has a vintage style while being fresh & new at the same time. This is my favorite of her current listings. It's just begging for some sorbet to fill it! Please check out Crist Pottery's treasury, it's featured shops & of course Crist Pottery's shop!

Thanks to Go Go Snap & Crist Pottery for the flattering week in the world of treasuries!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chocolate Lovers!

Not only was Chocolate Dog Studio awesome enough to include a Lucky Zelda skirt in her delicious treasury but she notified us of the great collection. This is a great treasury featuring a wide variety of items from wonderfully knit creations to gorgeous eye shadow. Please go check out this treasury & all of the talented shops that are represented.

And don't forget to go to Chocolate Dog Studio. There you will find great crocheted items & some beautiful art pieces. Thanks Chocolate Dog for including my skirt in your great treasury!

Show Hibernation is Over!

Lucky Zelda has had a long winter hibernating from the craft show circle & is hitting it with full force in the next few weeks!

First up is a fundraiser craft show at Arbor Christian Fellowship in Lake Forest, California. Funds raised will help send 3rd through 6th graders to summer camp. This show is coming up quick! This Saturday, May 15th from 8am to 2:30pm. Also enjoy $5 pancake breakfast from 8am to 10:30am. Along with Lucky Zelda there will be other handcrafted items as ell as vendors from Avon, Cookie Lee, Mary Kay, Gold Coast Candles & more.

The show is located at 23302 El Toro Road, Lake Forest 92630.

Please stop by not only to support Lucky Zelda but to help send kids to camp!

Stay tuned for other shows that Lucky Zelda will be participating in!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Greens

RetroAttack has put together a really great treasury. Filled with a wide variety of items including clothing, housewares, and a really cute purse (if I do say so myself) this treasury has beautiful items that all look great together. Please check out this treasury to go to all of the great shops it is showcasing.

My favorite pick in the treasury is a beautiful tea dress by SohoMode. The dress featured in the treasury is a reserved listing but SohoMode has other really great items that should be explored. Her prices are great & her clothing is SUPER cute.

Please also check out RetroAttack's shop. The curator of this treasury has fun buttons, pocket mirrors & magnets with fun, vintage graphics. Thank you Retro for including me in your beautiful treasury!

Beautiful Hand Made

A friend of mine brought this Etsy shop to my attention. Rensday is a jewelry shop that stands above the very many jewelry shops one can find at Etsy. For the time being Rensday is a small shop but her items are all lovely. Made from PMC (precious metal clay) the items have a sense of already being loved for a long time.

Pictured is my current favorite of Rensday items, a beautiful pair of earrings with dangling mother of pearls.

Please go to Rensday's shop and see the other items available for purchase.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Feature

Lucky Zelda was greeted with a lovely little email this week. Eyeliah of Style Symmetry was sweet enough to feature a pair Lucky Zelda vintage gloves. Style Symmetry is a great blog with fun links to shops, her take on fashion, giveaways, and of course her own personal style.

Please go to Style Symmetry & check out this great blog!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stormy Skies

A perfect color combination for the stormy skies currently over southern California, Olde Tyme Notions has currated a lovely treasury with beautiful items of greys & pinks. Olde Tyme is a vintage seller on Etsy that considered Lucky Zelda's vintage fuchsia dress lovely enough to be included in her lovely treasury. Thank you Olde Tyme!

If you love vintage, please show some Etsy love to Old Tyme Notions' shop. They've got some really great items. Here's a link to one of my favorites in the shop.

Thank you again, Olde Tyme Notions for including me in your treasury!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Double Feature

I was notified yesterday by two different shops that they each had included a Lucky Zelda item in a treasury. Simply Doodles chose to curate a treasury of lovely vintage items & my little blue sweater was picked to be hung in this gallery with other great finds. Sweet Heart Studio went a different route & went with a red & green color theme & chose my green brocade purse to join the mix.

One of the things I love about treasuries on Etsy is the exposure you get to all of the new shops & items. I find such, well, treasures, because of the treasuries. I love seeing the wide variety of items that can be grouped together for one reason or another. They can be rabbit holes though can't they? I want to see that in more detail? Click. What else does this shop have? Click. What/who do they have listed as a favorite? Click. I love them!

Please go get caught in a rabbit trail by checking out the treasuries, the curators' shops & the other shops that are included in the treasuries. There are great things to see! Happy clicking!

And my thanks go out to Simply Doodles & Sweet Heart Studio for choosing Lucky Zelda items to be a part of there beautiful collections.