After the final installation at crafted the booth finally took shape with paint on the walls, a cash wrap, with glass display case, and a wood cash register to top it off. Then filling the space with product really made the space take to life.
It was a huge step from where we started just a few weeks earlier...
Our booth even got a little feature in the San Pedro Today. Terry Harbuck, Meredith's mom, was running the shop durning the photos.
A few months after Crafted had opened there was a "make and take" event was planned with Etsy. I choose to offer a wood post card make and take. The Etsy party's theme was "Wish you were here" and I figured that was a fitting product. I hand cut and lined out each postcard.
There was also some decorating involved for the party. We made paper chains and globes which we hung from the large open beamed ceilings of the old warehouse we call home.
Etsy holds 2 annual nation wide craft parties. Anyone can throw one and if your response back form the RSVP for the even is high enough Etsy will even donate crafts items to be used at the "make and take" event. The event was a huge success and our Esty Craft party at Crafted was the second largest turn out next to the Etsy headquarters in Brooklyn new york.
The booth across from us was vacant at the time so we asked to use for our make and take area for the evening. I really wanted to do something fun in the space so I built a table to work at decorated it with old post cards and maps and hung globes from the celiings. I also built a oversized wood postcard to be used as a photo booth in the space. I cut a hole for the face where the stamp was located.
We had a lot of fun people stop by our make and take booth to create one of a kind leather luggage tag identifiers and wood post cards & book marks. Here are a few of our fun make and takers.
After the Etsy party the staff at crafted ask to keep the large over sized post card so reinstalled it in a empty booth down the way from mine.
Later that month I had a lot of specials order requests like these drift wood planter with custom size card holder.
.. And these two wood be right back signs for Clay Magyk at Crafted.
..And these ten wood letter keychain to attach to jump drives for Maragrita mix studios. The attached jump drives will hold menus of local restaurants so that they're clients are be able to order from on they're own personal computer.
I even did an artist collaboration with Sire's crown eyewear.
I was always hard at work at Crafted in San Pedro.
Here are some custom wood cutouts for specialty fabric pieces for De La Luna designs at Crafted
I made a wood pie cut out & hand painted for Cutie Pie that! at Crafted
I also put a book together of the building process of our booth for Crafted to keep displayed at our shop.