Holiday Vending Events Confirmed!


Here are some updated details on my upcoming holiday shows!

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Saturday & Sunday, November 29th & 30th, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm both days
Pier 35 on The Embarcadero in San Francisco
Head on over to any of the links below to get details on this FREE event!
Etsy Event Details
Facebook Event
Yelp Event Page
Evenbrite Event Page


Triton Museum Holiday Gift Fair/Family Art Day
Friday, December 5th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Triton Museum: 1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Vending Event! – Sunday Dec 15th – Indie Holiday Emporium



Join me on Sunday, December 15th for the Indie Holiday Emporium, over 25 vendors and yours truly will be there! The event is both days but I will be vending only on Sunday. Click the photo to be taken to the Facebook Event page with all the details! Hope you see you there!


My Tree Ornament #SFEtsy #MeetandMake Event Recap!

This past Friday I hosted the December SFEtsy Team Meet and Make at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles!

The craft design I chose was a little cone shaped Christmas Tree, check out the promo photo for my example below.


I got the initial idea because one thing I always enjoyed doing going up was decorating our Christmas tree at home with all of the ornaments we made as kids over the years. We always opted for the homemade ornaments over store bought ones, they always were more interesting and sentimental.


I drew up the shape, got some felt and cut out a bunch of shapes from a magazine while I was designing my prototype. After a few different attempts I was successful with the way it came together and wrote up instructions and the cutout shape I used.  (Links to files at the bottom so you can make your very own ornament!)

The museum gave me a budget to get supplies so I was able to get many colors of felt, holiday paper, threads and other decorations. Check out the supply table we had set up for everyone to use.


South Bay SFEtsy Team Leader Jen (Mama’s Magic Studio) was there to help!



We had a great group of crafters show up and they made some amazingly creative trees, here is a gallery of trees that were all made at this event. I am so impressed with what they came up with and so proud they shared their Friday evening with me!























Thank you so much for those that came out, I had a great time seeing all the cute ornaments you made!

Want to get the instructions to make your own tree ornament? You can download the PDF’s for yourself:

Written Instructions: Craftsbyionyka-HolidayTreeOrnament1

Tree Shape Cutout: Craftsbyionyka-HolidayTreeOrnament2

Thanks so much for stopping by!

#SFEtsy Meet & Make: Fiber Note Cards

I attended another SFEtsy group Meet & Make last night at the San Jose Museum of Quilting and Textiles.

This one was run by Armani Mondragón and our craft project was to make cute felt note cards. You take a plain note card and cut felt and decorative paper to size and shapes you want and then sew them together with thread or thin yarn. Super fun and simple enough for kids even.



I was deciding what to do with my cute note cards now that they are finished, and I thought they would make great decorative recipe cards. This project would be a great way to gift recipe cards to friends and family, for birthday gifts, shower gifts etc. I really liked the event and look forward to going to more of them!

Vending Event! – Triton Midsummer Art Fair!

My first outdoor fair was yesterday at the Triton Museum for their Midsummer Art Fair.

Midsummer Fair

Midsummer Fair

In addition to crafters, there was live music, food trucks, a book sale and the Friends of Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority were there with information about pet adoption. So many things going on!

I got to be neighbors with jewelry maker Juliette who runs a shop called Art in the Redwoods. She and I were neighbors at the Spring Fair too and she makes wonderfully unique copper jewelry:

Art in the Redwoods

Art in the Redwoods

There were also some fellow SFEtsy members there too (if I missed anyone please let me know I did not get much chance to run around and visit this time) Jen from Mama’s Magic Studio and an SFEtsy Team Leader was there too getting photos of each shop so glad she stopped by!

Laughing Devil Designs

Laughing Devil Designs

Devika's Art

Devika’s Art















Fairs are a great way to get feedback about your crafts and I learned this time I need to get a hand mirror for people trying on hats, and that if I do another outdoor show I should really get a canopy. Also, lots of people really like Zebras. I was thrilled to see that my CroCreations Scarf I posted about recently found a good home too. I very much need to find more of that yarn, it got so many compliments!

I hope everyone who participated and/or attended the fair had a good time, the weather was awesome and I sold things from both shops, so I could not be happier!

June 3rd – Splash Sale! #SFEtsySplash40



Join my shop and others that are also a part of the #SFEtsy group for a special sale on June 3, 2013. This is a 1 Day Sale and the coupon code SFEtsySplash40 will only be good for that day! Great chance to splurge on an item or two and support local Bay Area crafters!

SFEtsy Meet & Make – Victorian Hair Jewelry

Tonight I got to attend an Etsy Meet & Make run by the SFEtsy Group here in the Bay Area. I am a member of the group so when I heard about this workshop I was excited to go as it was my first one. This event was hosted at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, in San Jose, CA.

We got to experiment with fiber yarn and make a small piece of jewelry in the style of old Victorian hair design. See example photo below from the event.

Here is my work in progress.



And here is the final result:



Not too bad for my first attempt. The fiber we used was similar to the thread you would buy to make those friendship bracelets I made tons of when I was younger. You pull the threads apart (6 per strand) and then flatten them out in groups of 6 and make the basket weave pattern. Cute idea for buttons!