Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Throwing My First Indie craft Fair!! WE need Vendors!!!

I am so excited to announce the making of Give Back Gallery! We are throwing our first event in Los Angeles. It will be an indie craft fair called Home Sweet Home on October 17th and need crafty vendors!!! Please email me at givebackgallery@gmail.com for an application!


Friday, August 13, 2010

OC Foodie Fest!!!

Holy Amazing!!!!! This is a wet dream! OC Foodie Fest is Gourmet Food Trucks plus an Indie Craft Fair!!! All taking place in Anaheim on August 28th. I can hardly
contain myself. Do not miss this one people. Do not.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Can't Stop Listening To.....

Friendly Fires! They are killing it for me right now!!! Favorite song, Photobooth. So 80's-esk.Can not wait to see them live!!! Come back to Detroit Bar please!! Whole album is amazing, take a listen!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cupcakes + Cause = I'm in!!

Holy moly, Orange County has a CUPCAKE CAMP this Sunday!!!! Makers and eaters come out for a day of cupcakes and to raise awareness and funds regarding human trafficking. If it involves a cupcake, you know I am all over it! 3-6pm at Atrium Hotel near John Wayne Airport. Check it out!!!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Renegade This Weekend!

Looking forward to this weekend's free indie craft event, Renegade! Event is Saturday and Sunday, 11-7 in L.A.'s State Historic Park. Free workshops offered as well!!!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Amy Sol-New Print!!

Just sharing another piece from my forever favorite artist, Amy Sol called Plum Lit. This new print goes on sale tomorrow at 2pm! How I wish I could get it! Check out all the amazing tiny details in her work.
I have dreamt of living her lands....


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hello Foodies!

I am beyond excited and oh so attending this event in August! On August 28th, head
out to the OC Foodie Fest at the Honda Center. Food trucks, music, an indie craft
fair, and it gives back? Heaven. Im in!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Before You Trash That Old Hoody....

Check out this tutorial on how to recycle any old zipper off a piece of clothing into a wearable kick ass piece of jewelry! This bracelet how-to is a must on my list! Check it out.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Reggae/Hip Hop album!

Amazing new album called Distant Relatives by Nas and Damian Marley by far exceeded my expectations! Check it out, The album is great from start to finish.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Heart This Art!

Check out this silly yet awesome art I found on ETSY! Kudu-lah's critters will put a smile on your face and the presentation kicks ass! Check it out.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Japanese Food Fair!

Oh my yum! Till Sunday, you can check out Mitsuwa Market in Costa Mesa for a variety
of gourmet foods from Japan! Im am looking forward to the ramen! Check out the good eats!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

DJ Tonight!

Need something to do tonight? Mathew Dear is playing tonight in Los Angeles
at Avalon! Check out the DJ's indie electro techno sounds! Wish I could make it....


Friday, May 21, 2010


I heart cupcakes and so......I heart this cup cake blog! Such crazy yummy flavors! I love the presentation Chockylit rocks too! So simple and fabulous. Yum!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Next From Handmade Brigade....

Calling all crafters and lovers of handmade! Save the date for Handmade Brigades block party in Santa Ana on July 10th! You can apply for a spot or just mark your calendars to attend! I applied, so cross your fingers for me!!! See you there!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Interactive Graffiti Wall!

I sooooooo wish I was in the bay area this weekend for the notorious Maker Faire!
Check out this AMAZING digital graffiti wall you can play
with!!! Crazy cool! Click HERE for the article/video!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival

Yay! It's Patchwork time again! Mark your calendar for Santa Ana's
June 6th and Long Beach is June 27th. I am helping out this year at the wonderful events, so please help me get the word out by passing this post on to friends and family! See you there!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Heart Your Sound

I have been attracted to more indie electronic pop rock sounds these days, and Empire Of The Sun has definitely been riding along on the sweet emotion train I have been on in the last week. Oh how I heart your music.....


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Make Your Summer Dress

I was so siked to find this tutorial at Drink and Dress on making an adorable dress from an old tee and tank! I have plenty of those lying around and love this style of dress!
Upcycling rules!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Unique L.A. Is Back!

Come to one of the coolest shopping events in Los Angeles April 24th and 25th for handmade sweat shop free buys, gourmet food trucks, and make and takes!!! Oh, how I love indie craft fairs! Check out the info HERE.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Art Show This Weekend!

Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim will be hosting an art show this Saturday night, April 10th from 7-10pm! New artwork by Randy "Rebornz" Deleon plus a skateboard art show. I am stoked to also see artist Michael White's deck! Support the arts and grab a drink! See you Saturday!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My First Craft Show!

Myself, Cessie Love, is a first time vendor at Handmade Brigade's SPEAKEASY event Sunday night April 11th at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa!!!
I am so excited!!! Save the date to come and boogie, shop and drink
some booze with me! Hope to see you there!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Art Show Tomorrow Night!

Check out the Camp tomorrow night for the opening of Art Show Homegrown! Come see local artists works, listen to the sweet sounds of DJ Brian and support the arts! Also, tonight at Seed Peoples Market is the free OC Craft Club meeting from 5-8pm! Bring your craft or art project and let's get creative!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feelin Fishy?

Last night I ate at a very reasonably priced Cafe called California Fish Grill in Irvine off Barranca. I ordered the special Mahi Mahi with sweet potato fries and coleslaw (garlic butter style). So fresh and so yummy! They also have a Hefeweizen on tap!
All that was just $13! For fish, that's a great price. Try it out!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Swedish Sounds

I just discovered the amazing electronic sweet sounds of the swedish group
Fever Ray! They are playing at Coachella, so if you are going, check them out!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Save The Date!

So excited that it is a new year of indie craft fairs in Orange County! Handmade Brigade has announced two dates to save for their amazing events! First is APRIL 11th at Detroit
Bar and the second will be in downtown Santa Ana on June 12th! They are accepting applications
if you are interested in vending. See you there!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Tear Of Love

I adore this necklace I found at Little Miso's shop on ETSY. Check out all of her other creations.


Monday, March 1, 2010

S'mores Pops!

Yum! These s'mores pops look so good and easy to make! Check out the links on how to at the Decorated Cookie's blog!


Friday, February 19, 2010

A Piece Of Me

Wow. This artist, especially this girl print, really touches a soft spot with me right now. Shoot, I think I even have that outfit! Ha! A crafty girl with a broken heart and patching it up all on her own.
Check out more of Rosy's designs HERE.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hello Hip Hop!

I am addicted to the album Back in Business by EPMD! I hear all the
other albums are great too, but I just wanted to share my love for this particular album with all of you! Take a listen!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cool Event!

A friend informed me of this super cool event at the Santa Anita Racetrack on March 14th! The Pink Parlour Festival will have art, crafts, music and fashion! Love it. $8 advance tickets otherwise $12 at the door! See you there.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Cute Giveaway!

I really hope to one day be able to sew something as adorable as this!
Sew on and Sew on is giving away one of these cute handmade houses to
one lucky winner. Check it out!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vday Wreath

Hey all- Found a cute and easy project for your home! Check out this Valentine's Day inspired wreath! Found on Living with Lindsay's site. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This Girl's Music

I am so in love with this album IRM by french artist and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg,
done with another favorite, Beck. The whole album is fantastic!!! Give it a listen!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Restaurant!

Hey all - A new cheap German restaurant has opened near The Camp in Costa Mesa called
Valhalla Table! I can not wait to try it since it's in walking distance from my pad! Reviews have been decent on Yelp, but I think it is worth a personal try since you do not come across
German restaurants much around here. Check it out when yo can.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bracelet How to

Here is a great tutorial posted on OH SO CRAFTY's blog. This bracelet looks
so lovely and you could definitely replace the pearls with an other kind of bead
if you are not into the pearls!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Love This Project

I had so much fun using this tutorial on how to transfer a photo into art
on fabric using household items. It was so easy! I made two pillow cases for my husband,
one with Leia's head silhouette and the other with Han Solo's!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Art With Embroidery

I think I am in love! Mimi Love has the most beautiful works of mixed media including the ever so fabulous world of embroidery. I LOVE embroidery!!! Check out
all her many sites listed on her site and pieces for sale at her shop!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Mos Def

Hip hopper, Mos Def dropped a new album! Check out the album Ecstatic and
get a list of tour dates HERE.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Carry Me Away!

I am absolutely in love with my new purse purchased at ZIA ZIA's shop on etsy! It's
exciting to have a one of a kind handmade purse that was made by this lovely designer
in Tijuana. Take a look at all of her amazing pieces!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Adorn Yourself With Flowers!

I love this easy breezy tutorial on Queenly Things on making felt flowers! You can add them to so many things, but my favorite thing to make is little hair clips for my nieces!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yummy Lollipops!

Look how cute this tutorial is at The Decorated Cookie for making lollipops out
of jolly ranchers. Sweet!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Costume Art

I am a HUGE fan of going all out when celebrating Halloween or going to a costume party and this is one of the coolest costume ideas I have ever seen! This girl looks just like
she stepped out of a comic book!!! Check out more HERE!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Wanna Hear More!

I'm diggin this DJ Matthew Dear that I stumbled upon while searching music on Myspace. Check out his tunes and make him a friend to get the scoop on tour dates!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Easy Grommet How to

I recently went to seek out some advice on how to place a grommet on fabric, and this is the lovely "how to" I found that explained it best in my opinion. You can do it easily now too!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Oh So Sweet Jewelry!

I just love this ETSY site called Lychee Kiss! Her jewelry is so sweet
and fairly inexpensive. This hawaiian jeweler is one to mark in your


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Easy Bird Bath

I have had a big terra cotta pot sitting in my yard for awhile now, so I thought I would take THE NEW GREEN's blog advice and turn it into a bird bath! So easy and so much less expensive, as they can cost a ton! You can even buy great Terra cotta paints at craft stores if you want to freshen up that pot!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Let's Start With Something FREE!

I found this FREE downloadable 2010 calendar via Craft Gossip and designed by Gleaux. Just load into printer with some card stock, print, cut, punch a hole in the top of each piece, tie a ribbon through all, and hang! Yeah, a beautiful calendar for the new year!