Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sacramento Handmade Holidays Craft + Food Swap

Amanda of from house parties to housewife is putting on a pre-holiday swap event on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Sacramento Handmade Holiday Swap November 23, 2014

So much of the Holiday Season is centered around spending. Let's take a break from that and do some swapping! This event is open to anyone who believes in making things with our hands, and who wants to swap with other makers! We ask that you bring something valued around $20 so there is a level swapping field.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Shine Coffee
1400 E Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The entrance fee is $5. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or you can pay at the door. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Connect with other swappers by using #diyswapsac in your social media posts.

We hope that you will walk away from this with a new handmade item that you love, and some new friends!

Friday, September 12, 2014

IndieSacramento has left the building (temporarily)

{Painted suitcases in the above photo by Rosaura Unangst of Pigment & Parchment}

Hello, it's Amy here, founder of IndieSacramento. I've had ideas in the works for re-structuring IndieSacramento for some time now. In the meantime, I'm taking down our out-dated website and am closing down the blog for a much needed vacation. If you are interested in being notified when we return, please follow us on your favorite social networking platform:


Thanks for following and I hope to see you around town!

P.S.) If you are interested in creative living and entertaining, please check out my other passion amyistheparty.

Amy Cluck-McAlister is a web designer with a passion for parties, decor, and desserts.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

What's new at Delta Workshop

Upcoming classes

Screen print your own t shirts
Complete Screen Printing
August 10 & 24
Knit and make friends
Knitting Circle
August 13
Starting in August, there will be a Knitting Circle on the 2nd Wednesday of every month!
Uncover the mysteries of acrylics
Painting with Acrylics
August 16 & 23
Register for August classes now!

Upcoming events

August Second Saturday Micah Brenner
Letterpress Demo at the Crocker

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Ana Apple Boutique & Creative Studio to Open this Fall

Ana Apple, a Sacramento children's apparel company, will be opening a retail store & children's art studio this Fall. Help them open their doors to local families!

Ana Apple was established in January 2009 and proudly creates quirky apparel for infants and youth that celebrates childhood whimsy and inspires generosity.

Our products include infant bodysuits & bibs and youth tees & hoodies. We are committed to constructing our products locally using kind materials sourced in the US, such as felt made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

At Ana Apple, we believe that even the smallest actions add up to make a significant impact. We regularly contribute to organizations that share our core values of creativity, integrity and community.
Ana Apple was recently named the Grand Prize winner of the Calling All Dreamers competition hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, which means that Ana's dream of opening her own boutique and children's art studio will come true - in Old Sacramento this Fall! But wait - Ana still needs our help!

The award package includes a $10,000 funding match, which will be invested primarily in space build-outs, substantially increasing inventory and hiring additional employees locally. In order to receive their full match capacity, Ana Apple needs your support to build their available capital!  (Fine Print: They need to raise $10,000).

Ana Apple is offering a variety of donation options (every little bit helps!) - but the best part is that Ana gives something back for every donation that she receives. Donate just $35 and you can get an infant bodysuit, youth tee, or adult tee (your choice) from Ana's classic collection. Read more about Ana Apple and fundraising options by viewing the IndieGoGo Campaign.

As a long time supporter of Ana Apple, I can tell you that Ana is true to her word when she says she plans to give back to the Sacramento community. Ana recently shaved her head as a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for children's cancer research. Ana also donated a portion of her sales to help rebuild Sacramento's McKinley Park playground, which burned down in 2012.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What's New at Delta Workshop

Here are some updates on upcoming classes:
Complete Screen Printing
Sunday, Aug. 10 & Sunday, Aug. 24
Painting with Acrylics
Saturday, Aug. 16 & Saturday, Aug. 23
Make & Print Your Own Rubber Stamps
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Register for classes now!

Are you a knitter? 

Join us for a modern knitting circle this Sunday, June 22, from 11am - 1pm.

More info is available on our website, http://www.deltaworkshopsac.com/classroom.html

During July, the shop and gallery will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.

We will return to normal hours in August. 

For more information, visit the Delta Workshop website at www.deltaworkshopsac.com.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Get your Doughbot doughnuts by August 3rd

I am sad to hear that Sacramento's local doughnut shop, Doughbot, is closing its doors after 3 short years. Doughbot is different than other doughnut shops in that they offer a variety of non-conventional flavors like maple bacon, s'mores, and carrot cake doughnuts.

Doughbot will always have a special place in my heart. I had my heart set on apple doughnuts for my Apple Hill Wedding last year, but our wedding was scheduled a few weeks prior to apple season. I hired doughbot to custom bake some for me - and they were every bit as good as the traditional Apple Hill doughnuts. I took my then-fiancé, now-husband, along for the tasting and he caught wind of the bacon maple doughnuts. Before I knew it, we were changing our order to include half bacon apple flavor! Our guests loved them and so did we.

Doughbot will be closing its doors on August 3rd so be sure to get your doughnut fix before then. You can follow Doughbot on Facebook for daily menu and hours.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A differnt kind of thrift store

I first read about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore a few months back - a DIY blogger was talking about purchasing materials there and mentioned that there are other locations around the US. I checked out the website and found they have a store in Sacramento!

According to the website:
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.

I finally got a chance to check it out last weekend, and while they didn't have anything I need at the moment, I can definitely say I'll be back. The store was filled with some new, but mostly used (but still good!) furniture, light fixtures, bath fixtures, windows, mirrors, kitchen cabinets, patio furniture, doors and lots and lots of tile (at $1 per square foot).

As a crafter and DIYer, I have seen many cool projects over the years that just aren't practical if you don't happen to have a spare door lying around or spare wood scraps or whatever. Now I know where to buy a wooden door (for cheap!) if I want to make a table out of it (I'm thinking rustic patio table). They also had a stack of veneered wooden boxes (I'm guessing they are drawers without holes drilled in them for hardware)that would make some kick-butt shadow boxes for someone's home.

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
819 N. 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

ReStore Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

For more info, visit: http://www.shfh.org/doc.asp?id=17
Photos taken from Sacramento's Habitat for Humanity ReStore Facebook page.