All posts tagged: pop-up shop

ice cream social.

Ice Cream Social was the sweetest event! My friend Tally Sue of Shweet Shtuf and I popped up shop at Mischief in Oakland for an afternoon of ice cream treats and craftiness. We set up shop in the Mischief backyard which they had just fixed up. And we decorated with honeycombs, ice cream balloons, and a giant soft serve lamp. Special treat: The Laurel District Association sponsored the snacks. We had ice cream sandwiches and fruity popsicles. Yum! My set up! I had a whole line of ice cream themed pennants and wall hangings for sale, plus surprICE CREAM pints (versus my usual ‘surprise boxes’) in actual pint containers and felt succulents in cups and cones! It was Tally Sue’s very first pop-up so it was super exciting to share the moment with her. Her stuff is the cutest. Tally Sue sells her plushies wholesale in a few shops, but Mischief is the only California store. (Exclusive!) She also makes avocados, clouds, tooth fairy pillows, donuts and so much more. For the pop-up she made …

pip pip hooray!

Earlier this week I had my first crafty biz pop-up of the year at Pippa & Co in Berkeley. It was all the cute. Owner Lisa had the front area of the shop set up with some display items and once I arrived I filled it with all my felt creations. This corner was totes meant for me! It was so fun to hang out in the shop all afternoon. I got to share my creations with the community and got to dream up some new ideas, too. Since it was a Valentine’s pop-up I had lots of love themed goodies. I also had my pennants on demand station up and ready to go for any custom requests. There had been a bloom bar the day before and Lisa paired one of my pennants with this lovely bouquet. It was a semi-gloomy and semi-sunshine kind of day – the lighting was perfect for product photos! And when my friend Masako came to visit, her fancy nails got her recruited as a product model. Can’t get …

confetti crown crew.

For the opening reception of my pop-up at Mischief we threw a confetti crown party. (Throwback to our 5th birthday!) And I make my own confetti now thanks to a super cool paper shredder that cross cuts paper into tiny pieces. This time I used a colorful neon paper assortment on it’s own; next time I’m thinking I should add some sequins and metallic bits. Let the colorful mess commence! Sparkly everything, colorful gems, and hot glue make for a fun crafternoon. ​ Huzzah! We are still finding confetti bits around the shop and I’m not even mad about it. 😎 Thank you to friends, old and new, for celebrating with me!

mischief maker. 

If you haven’t heard the news, I’m a mischief maker. I’m the featured maker at mischief! Semantics… My Feed the Fish co line gets a special area of the store and I get to hang out and craft all day when I’m in-shop. I love my lil set-up! It changes a little when I’m in the shop so I can sit near my stuff. I am most especially proud of my banner bar, which has been a longtime dream of mine. I finally found the right display for it, and this pop-up was the perfect place for it’s debut! I’m about halfway through my ‘residency’ now and already so much has happened. I’ve learned more about shop-life, brainstormed crafty projects with shop owner Laura, and completed a lot of custom projects in store. What’s extra fun is that I get to interact with the customers and show them how I make what I make. I’m also teaching a few workshops throughout the month. A huge, huge thank you to owners Laura and Julien (the OG …

pop goes the etsy.

The San Francisco Etsy street team strikes again! This time, setting up a pop-up at Ghirardelli Square for the entire summer! Participating vendors set up a 3-foot by 2-foot space. I found the perfect display for my pennants — a flower pot holder! SF Etsy is all volunteer run, so we were each asked to volunteer a shift during the pop-up. For opening weekend I signed up to be a “Traffic Attractor,” tasked to get people to come inside and shop local. I made a giant pennant for the occasion, plus some neon arrows. So much good stuff in the market! Vendors rotated in and out over the weeks so the market was ever-changing. For one of the market days I got to teach a mini felt succulent workshop upstairs. And I got to set up an additional pop-up display. Loving this tiny set-up. A huge THANK YOU to the coordinators – Rebecca, Stephanie, Krys, and Debbie – and to my team members for volunteering many hours and so much energy to put on this …

west elm local.

I had back to back events at West Elm – a workshop on Saturday and a pop-up shop on Sunday! It was my first time selling my Feed the Fish co. wares in store. Looky looky looks! My favorite part of setting up at West Elm is using their table as part of my booth display. I’m a big fan of using legit tables (e.g. not folding tables) for my crafty display. And it was only a little weird when people wanted to test chairs around the table I was using. What was way less awkward was taking product photos with all the lovely items in store. Dreamy… Thank you, West Elm, for supporting small independent makers! Have you checked out your West Elm’s local wares and pop-up shops? Share below!

live drawing!

One of my favorite artists Genevieve Santos had a pop-up shop and live drawing session last week. The first time I met Genevieve I totally fangirled; this time, I totally fangirled again, but hopefully I was less creepy. 🙂 Her artwork is totes adorbs! I love all the color, the cute characters, and how much I can relate to the pieces. I mean…boba girl, am I right? I absolutely love her displays, too. Wooden shelves, vintage boxes, table cloths with sparkles… She had stickers, prints, cards, and magnets for sale. Even some originals, too. I wanted it all! We arrived early so we could shop her collection, but we were really there for the live drawing. I had been eagerly waiting for a custom session with Genevieve. The Hubs was excited, too; he brought the GoPro and filmed it! We asked Genevieve to draw us in our wedding day outfits with a similar pose to the characters in her Celebrate Wedding Card. Look, it’s us! The details, the colors, the pearly white teeth… 😉 It was crazy …