I love sweets. Swedish Fish are my all time favorite, but really, give me anything with sugar and I'll be happy. So, you can imagine my delight when I saw that SF Etsy & The Commons' Block Party this Sunday will have so many great sweets makers.
Woop Woop Fine Foods was started by husband and wife team Johnnie and Lexi Lightning in Queensland, Australia. They began their bakery business, then called Slow Rise, in 2002, where they sold breads, cookies, and granola at local farmers markets on the Sunshine Coast.
Even though I love sweets, I'm not a big fan of chocolate. Crazy, I know. I'm like the only person on the planet who willingly chooses an oatmeal raisin cookie over a chocolate chip one. I can't help it - the heart wants what the heart wants. So, I am especially curious to try Jeri Vasquez's 'dangerously delicious' handmade caramels. Her company, Kindred Cooks, takes the best family soft caramel recipes to produce their delicious caramel treats. In addition to the traditional caramel flavor, you can find combinations like Vanilla Chai, Mango/Passionfruit, Lavender/Meyer Lemon & Toasted Coconut caramels, to name a few. And if you can't choose just one, Jeri offers sampler packages so you can get all of your favorites together. I love life without limitations!
There's a persistent rumor that the food in England is gross. Like, bland and uncreative, which may be true for some British foods but one thing they really do right is jam. One of the best things I've ever eaten in my life was in London - it was at the cafe in the Albert & Victoria Museum, a proper soft and flaky English scone with clotted cream and jam. I don't even know what kind of jam it was, all I know is that it was sweet and fruity and just the best I'd ever had. I've spent so much money on imported clotted cream & Sconehenge scones & fancy preserves at Berkeley Bowl trying to recapture that experience but really the bread and butter is secondary; it all comes down to the jam. I think I've found what I've been looking for in San Jose's own Woo Garden jams. Not only do they create clever and inventive flavor profiles like Pear/Lavender, Blackberry/Creme de Violette & Apricot/Cantaloupe, but the names are so lovely - Dusk, Wink, Vacay, Dreamy, Lust. I wonder if they'd mind if I brought my own scones and tried them all?
At first glance, Trina Moreau's jewelry line, Decadent Minis, is cute. So impossibly cute!! You'll find yourself oohing and aahing over her 1:12 scale miniatures of all different kinds of foods, from peanut butter sandwich earrings to popcorn necklaces - they look so realistic, you'll just be completely amazed. And then you realize - they're scented! Each miniature food replica is custom scented to smell just like the real thing! You have to experience it to believe it. And although Trina's jewelry is not edible, they look & smell good enough to eat.
I was first introduced to MorninGloria's beaded flower jewelry when we were both vendors at a craft fair in SF. I was immediately struck by all of the color in her display - vibrant blues, rich reds, warm amber - just a gorgeous array of hues that catch the eye. Upon closer inspection, I saw that each piece was intricately beaded, hundreds of tiny glass beads strung and wired together to create MorninGloria's hair accessories, wine glass charms, earrings and necklaces.
Gloria E. Rubio-Verduzco, owner and designer of MorninGloria's, first started making her beaded artwork in 2005. "I've been excited by beads and jewelry making since I was a little girl, but when I discovered French beaded flowers, I was immediately in love!" Gloria said. " I always loved wearing flowers in my hair, so I began creating beaded flowers to wear to dance classes and special events. Immediately, I began receiving requests from friends and family to make items for them...and so began MorninGloria's."
The technique Gloria uses to create her beaded flowers and leaves was first developed in the 1500s, and remained a popular folk art form through the Victorian era. Examples of beaded flower bouquets, called Immortelles, as well as decorative brooches, earrings and pendants can be seen in private and museum collections all over the world.
We are excited to have MorninGloria's present her exquisite line of beaded accessories at our first ever Sonoma County Pop Up, at Viansa Winery, 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA Sunday July 29 noon - 5pm.
Did you know that SF Etsy covers more than just San Francisco? We embrace makers from all over the Bay Area, including the North Bay and Wine Country. This Sun July 29th we'll be popping up at the beautiful Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California!
Come out and experience the best that wine country and SF Etsy has to offer. Welcome to your new favorite Sunday experience!
Over 20 local Etsy sellers will be showcasing wonderful art, skin care, jewelry, gifts and more in an idyllic setting. Viansa is the home to delicious wine, beautiful Instagram backdrops, a picnic area, pizza oven and on July 29th - a fun shopping experience featuring the SF Etsy Team.
The SF Etsy shopping will be located inside the winery event's AIR CONDITIONED space - grab a glass and shop local!
Join us! 12pm - 5pm - just a quick drive from SF and other Bay Area spots. Find more information at our Facebook page
Featured vendors* include:
*vendors subject to change
Lone Pine Art
Love A Bee LLC
Sparkle & Wine Studio
Two Rabbits Art
S for Sparkle
Waffles & Honey Jewelry
Light of Day Jewelry
Fleurette Sevin Recycled Glass
Jewel Box Terrariums
Beth Gabow Pottery
Petit Papillon Art
MAC Cutting Boards
The Weekend Store
Thank you to everyone who joined us July 1! We will be back again Sun Aug.5, 11am - 3pm on Fulton Street at Larkin.
This FREE family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, a selection of bar and street food offerings curated by Off the Grid, music and promotional appearances by Bonneville San Francisco KMVQ 99.7 FM, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local artisans from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Team, and DIY arts and crafts activities.
August 5th event highlights include street soccer, where everyone can play and compete for prizes; a Make-Your-Own-Slime booth; a book sale booth by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; and a chance to play your friends in family in a game of giant scrabble, brought to you by 826 Valencia! Find more information at our Facebook event page
Come out and shop in the SF Etsy Open Air Marketplace.
August's featured vendors are:
- Messy Playkits: DIY slime and other fun activities for kids and kids at heart
- Shiny Notions: Handcrafted and Handmade Jewelry
- Woop Woop Fine Foods: - Flavor-forward, attractively packaged gluten-free treats that appeal to a wide variety of humans
- MorninGlorias: Intricate beaded flowers and other seed bead jewelry, hair pieces, decor items - mostly made from beadwork wire wrap technique from the Victorian Era
- CanDid Art: Handmade Jewelry & Body Chains influenced by African visual culture and cosmic geometry using metal and natural stones
- Life Adventure Cards: Classy and Sassy Cards for all occasions
- LicensePL8art: Home Decor for the California Lover in all of us
- Lacson Ravello: Women's fashion that is designed, patterned, cut, and sewn in the SF Bay Area
- Somnia City: Original designs showcased on a variety of products such as t-shirts, ties, enamel pins, scratchboard art prints, robot light switch covers and other hand-painted housewares
- Weird Vanity: Custom pet portraits, glass paintings, wood paintings, watercolor bookmarks, handmade greeting and post cards
- Woo Garden: We focus on crafting original, innovative delicious jams that change minds and win hearts
- Slow Moon Rise: Hand-printed, nature-inspired, graphical apparel
- Kindred Caramels: Caramels that are "dangerously delicious" in classic and unique flavors
- SoujanyaARao: Original acrylic canvas paintings as well as art prints. Inspired by the nature, love, books, Indian culture and all the beautiful things around creating Modern, Abstract, Pop Art, Indian art, Nursery art and more
- Starblast Co.: Zero Waste Bath & Body (soaps, whipped body butters, facial oils, toners)
- S for Sparkle: Handmade dainty jewelry inspired by the world
- Dirt Alley Designs: Hand screen-printed maze map art in which has transformed street grids into solvable puzzle mazes
- Decadent Minis: Scented Food Jewelry, Dollhouse Miniatures & More
- Join us on the 1st Sundays of the month, July through November, for a block party in Civic Center Commons in San Francisco!
This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, a selection of bar and street food offerings curated by Off the Grid, music and promotional appearances by Bonneville San Francisco KOIT 96.5 FM, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy artisans, and free DIY arts and crafts activities.
Spend your Sunday in the Commons: grab your groceries at the nearby Heart of the City Farmers' Market, play on the new playgrounds, check out the Asian Art Museum's FREE 1st Sundays and outdoor art activations at the Village Artist Corner, and join us for brunch and games.
The August 5th Block Party will kick-off the series with
Come out and shop in the SF Etsy Open Air Marketplace.
July's featured vendors are:
- Travel Inspired Art from Jennifer Clifford - https://www.jenniferclifford.net
- Hip-Hop Modern Enamel Pins from Good Dope Supply - https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodDopeSupplyCo
- Modern meets Vintage Groovy Home Decor from Groovy Fisco - https://www.groovyfrisco.com
- Modern Colorful Geometric Jewelry from Clouds and Ladders - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cloudsandladders
- The perfect SF Treasures from The Weekend Store - https://www.theweekendstore.com
- Huggable Whimsical Pillows from OodleBaDoodle - https://www.etsy.com/shop/OodleBaDoodle
- Sassy Cards and Enamel Pins from Leah Jachimowicz Coffee N Cream Press - https://www.coffeencreampress.com
- Perfect Laser Cut SF Gifts and Jewelry from Splendid Colors -
- When You Need The Perfect Words - Say Something Cards - https://saysomethingcards.com
- Beautiful Handmade Ceramics from Tina Fossella -
- Unique Hand Painted Home Decor - Glitterglobe Creations -
- Handmade Wood Burned Pieces from Sunni at Sunni Raney -
- San Francisco Photo Essays on Wood from Cuppa Fog Designs -
- Unique and Inspired Jewelry from Ferral Blue - http://www.feralbluejewelry.com
- Handbags and Fashion Illustrations Lovingly Made in SF - CharoCassandraBags.etsy.com
- Upcycled Books and Art from Rae -
- Affordable modern Handmade Jewelry from Adrienne Wiley of Frolick - https://shopfrolick.com
Gallery of Vendors
Celebrate Pride Month and Wave your Rainbow Flag. The Pride Celebration in San Francisco helps to educate the world, celebrate freedom, commemorate LGBT heritage and gay culture. The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in the nation, bringing out hundreds of thousands of attendees. So get inspired and shop for Pride designs and products all year round from the SFetsy team! Show your Support for the LGBTQ+ Community! See You at the 46th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration on June 23/24th!
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