Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival

I hadn’t heard of the Patchwork fair until they asked if I could vend. I don’t know if I could commit to two holiday craft shows, so I sadly declined but definitely wanted to check it out as a shopper. Patchwork had 3 shows already in Culver City, Long Beach and Oakland. If you’re in Santa Ana, the last holiday show is TOMORROW, Sunday the 25th, so go check it out!

I get shy sometimes about asking people if I can take photos of their booths, so there aren’t very many photos… sorry!

We picked up two succulent plants from Branch of Life.  I loved the little vintage-looking food cans!

Here’s my girl Polly of PollyAnnaCowgirl. Her booth is like a retro kitsch fantasy! Colorful gumball necklaces, tiny walnut-shell Christmas tree ornaments (which I’m holding below but you can’t really see). I bought two ornaments and a ring!

The farmers market was also out that day, and we picked up some veggies. Hairy saw some little peppers and said, “I CAN PICKLE THAT.”

A honey stand was selling the tiniest honey bears I’ve ever seen. I had to get one!

When we got back to San Francisco, we stopped at Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, which we ha never visited before and apparently was a winner of Cupcake Wars.

I got something chocolatey and something lemon-y. These are my baseline cupcakes to compare cupcakeries. The chocolatey one was super good, but the lemony- one….less good. I also ate the lemon-y one the next day, so that probably didn’t help. My #1 favorite lemony cupcake is still from Kara’s Cupcakes. They definitely don’t skimp on squirting the lemon goo in there!

That same day we also bought pumpkin pie and muffins : /. It was a shameful but delightful outing.

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7 Replies to “Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival”

  1. Lee says:

    I ate the pickled peppers.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I thought you were supposed to wait a week! 😛

      1. Lee says:

        There are still plenty left pickling in the jar.

  2. Sami says:

    Ermagherd those frosting shots!!

  3. aahck! THE FROSTING SHOTS!!!! o_O

  4. Monica says:

    That cupcake place….is that where that awesome engagement took place? I cant remember the couples name but u crocheted a cupcake for him to put the ring in and i cried my eyes out….hoping my girlfriend got some good notes on that…hint hint. 😉

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      The couple got engaged in Korea, so, no, I’ve never been to their cupcake place 😛

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