December 2015 Workshop & Holiday Market


My friends, how is it December already? It feel as though this year has flown by! Let’s wrap up 2015 with some fun – I have two great events in December and I’d love to have you join me for one or both:

Enchanted Handmade Holiday Market
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Surprise Ball Family Workshop
Makers Mess, Los Angeles (Silverlake), CA
Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Enchanted Handmade Holiday Market
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 11am-4pm
FREE to attend

This is the ONLY holiday market I’ll be participating in this year and I’d love to have you stop by and say hello. Enchanted Handmade is a lovely smaller scale sale with approximately 25 talented vendors, including my studio mate and dear friend Molly Meng! The event is held in the gorgeous Center for the Arts Eagle Rock from 11am until 4pm with plenty of street parking (please, always ready the street signs!). I’ll have beautifully packaged anatomical embroidery kits, hand embroidered wall art and a small selection of surprise balls! Can’t wait to see you there!


Surprise Ball Family Workshop
Makers Mess, Los Angeles (Silverlake), CA
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10am-1pm
Class fee: $65. including all materials


Looking for the ultimate holiday party favor, stocking stuffer or festive family fun activity? Join me at a great new creative venue in LA, Makers Mess to create old-school surprise ball party favors dressed up as super-sized candy! This is a family workshop – parents and kids are encourage to attend!

Create the perfect gift for your favorite kid (big or little!) this holiday season and rediscover the fun of a vintage craft last popularized in 1950s America. Surprise balls consist of small treats and trinkets, jokes and candies artfully concealed in hundreds of feet of crepe paper streamers. Recipients are showered with fun as they unroll their surprise balls, revealing the goodies you’ve selected and creating a happy mess!

Each participant will learn techniques, tips and tricks to successfully create their own surprise ball party favors – stylized as super cute smiling candy. This project is highly customizable and once you learn the basic construction methods, you’ll find yourself recreating the fun at home – for every holiday and festive occasion! Get inspired – check out my Pinterest board of surprise balls to see how others have styled and decorated their versions of these fun novelties:

This is a beginners class – no experience needed. All children to be accompanied by an adult. All tools and materials will be provided. I will provide a sweet selection of kawaii and vintage inspired items to include in your surprise balls (enough for everyone to complete at least three!) but if there are specific, small scale items you’d like to use, please feel free to bring them with you (think tiny charms, novelty jewelry, stickers, notes on paper, little hard candies, etc.)