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Roscata 2010 Holiday Season Craft Show Update and $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Nov 6th, 2010 Posted in Craft Shows, Giveaways | 106 comments »



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Hello fellow Stuffkateers!  It’s been a busy year with a new job, tons of new ideas and of course, a new holiday season!  To celebrate the season and to let everyone know about my up-coming holiday craft shows that I’ll be participating in, let’s have a giveaway shall we?  First, here’s the low down on the craft shows (mark your calendars folks!)…


Located in the most adorable place in Long Beach, California near Belmont Heights and Belmont Shore.  This is an Orange County jewel of a craft/art fair.  Tons of great sellers and lots of fabulous gift opportunities!

When: Sunday, November 21 from 11a-5p

WhereLong Beach Marine Stadium (Enter the Marine Stadium from East Paoli Way off of East Appian Way, just follow the Patchwork signs!)

Don’t forget Patchwork Santa Ana on Sunday, November 28 from 11a-5p at The Road Less Traveled Store off Main Street!


A great show filled with TONS of fabulous sellers, mostly from around the southern California area.  There is a small $10 entrance fee but it’s really worth it!  Great shopping, great deals, and just really, really talented and nice people sell here!  I always end up buying a ton of stuff for presents (mostly for myself though…).

When: December 11 & 12 from 11a-6p, both days

Where: Downtown LA in the California Market Center Penthouse (fab view of downtown LA skyline and the beautiful Eastern Building)

ANOTHER CRAFT SHOW (that I won’t be participating in but want to share the love!)

Renegade LA (December 11 & 12)



Up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate good for anything in Roscata’s Etsy shop.  Plus, the winner also receives free first class shipping to one address so the twenty bucks can go directly to the purchase!  To enter the giveaway see the rules below and note that you must do #1 as your first entry.  Also, please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This contest is open to anyone around the world and has free shipping!  Deadline is midnight Pacific time November 23, 2010. Thanks!!!

1.) Your first entry is mandatory.  Visit my store Roscata – Stuff for People and leave a comment on this blog telling me which is your favorite item.  Feel free to choose more than one and visit Roscata’s sold items too.

2.) Follow Roscata on Twitter (username is Roscatastuff) and tweet the following: @roscatastuff $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway from Roscata on Etsy!!!  When done, come back and leave a separate comment with a link to the tweet and your Twitter username for an additional entry.

3.) Become a contact with Roscata on Flickr to get an additional entry.  Just visit Roscata’s Flickr page and add Roscata as a contact.  Also feel free to comment on any of her pictures in her photostream.  Come back here and leave a comment with your Flickr ID for an additional entry.  If you’re already a contact, THANKS! and leave a comment with your Flickr ID.

4.) Join Roscata’s blog via Google Friend Connect (see right-hand column and click “Follow”) and leave your username in a comment for one additional entry.  If you’re already a friend and follow me, just type in your Google Friend Connect username.

5.) Lastly, make a purchase from Roscata’s shop and earn five (5) additional entries for EACH item purchased!  Come back here when done and leave five additional comments for each item purchased.  Be sure to include your Etsy username and item(s) purchased in the comment.

Until Later!  ®oscata

All entrants to this giveaway will be given instant membership in The Stuff Club, Roscata’s once-a-month mailing list where you’ll be the first to know of her monthly giveaways and super-special sales!  Your e-mail will remain protected, never spammed, and your privacy is thoroughly respected. If you would not want to be part of The Stuff Club just reply back to any e-mail with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”

Handmade Brigade of Orange County Indie Holiday Craft Show this Sunday, Nov 1st!

Oct 30th, 2009 Posted in Craft Shows, I ♥ Handmade | 2 comments »

If you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Handmade Brigade of Orange County Indie Holiday Craft Show at The Camp in Costa Mesa this coming Sunday on November 1st, 2009.  Click here for a Google map to The Camp.  There are over 40 vendors selling the most amazing creations and I’ll have a table with my wares too.  Here’s a tiny smattering (there was too much to choose from for my nine-pic mosaic!) of what you might find.  This will not be your typical craft show!  Come early and get a free goody bag – a handmade HBOC printed recycled t-shirt bag filled, well, really stuffed to the gills with great swag and goodies from vendors and sponsors.  You don’t want to miss out on these!

MDarling-Large Blue Green Handbag by YellowWallpaper

New Beginnings – lovebird, bird on a branch pendant necklace by ohhellofriend

Bosco the Blueberry Owl Plush by TrishAns

Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap by SafiyaBeauty

Book Organizer Clutch Eskimo Island by mandalanda

After The Glass Door Incident, I Have Not Been Right In My Thinking Thingy 8 x 10 ART PRINT by Mincing Mocking Bird

Equinox Flat by HydraHeart

Miss Melene Dress stripe check retro urban by Spicy Toast

St Little Richard Rosary by Berndt Offerings

HBOC_Holiday Craft Show Flyer_2HBOC_Holiday Craft Show Flyer_BACK_2

Until Later!  ®oscata

LA Derby Dolls Final Bout

May 23rd, 2009 Posted in Craft Shows | no comment »

I only got to vend at two other Los Angeles Derby Dolls bouts and this will be my last one <sniff… sniff…>.  They were a ton of fun to attend and the people that go to the bouts are really awesome.  Today I am finally going to list a ton of stuff (UGH!) that I created for Patchwork on my Etsy shop and have just sitting around the house.  There are a ton of really cute sundae parfait ice cream necklaces that are totally cute!  I posted pretty much everything on my Flickr page including my jellybean charm bracelet and earrings, banana strawberry sundae necklace, citrus parfait necklace, green tea icecream with mochi Japanese parfait, sushi cell phone charm, doughnut shoppe purse charm, my fun chocolate fudge ice cream popsicle keychains (or purse charms), and tons of other stuff!

LA Derby Dolls Sirens vs. Tough Cookies

at the Doll Factory

1910 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Google Map of Location

Until later! ®oscata

“Ice cream is exquisite.  What a pity it isn’t illegal.”

-Voltaire (1694-1778)

Whew… time for a break…

May 22nd, 2009 Posted in Craft Shows | 2 comments »

Patchwork is over and I am so tired! But it’s back to work today and this weekend photographing all the stuff that I created for the show and didn’t get to list in my Etsy shop yet.  The show was great and I had a ton of sales and wonderful people come to visit my little booth.  I even got to use my tiny fridge and stove that I bought (thanks PeachyChicBoutique and bunnypig !!!!) and tons of compliments on them!  By the way… disregard the ol’ crappy Ford Probe on the right, that’s NOT part of my display!  Yeah, that wooden hand sculpture on top of the rice box is giving the bird!  I love that thing!


Until later! ®oscata

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The Swap Sample Sale

May 13th, 2009 Posted in Craft Shows | no comment »

So I’m doing another craft fair that I’m really excited about. It’s an event through Handmade District (thanks Kayte of Lucky Find Designs!!!) at To Die For Clothing in Costa Mesa, CA.  The best part is that there are only a small number of vendors and hopefully there will be tons of people that want to buy my little stuff! :)   There is $1 fee to cover the cost of printing and posting flyers around.  The event is sponsored by Handmade District, To Die For, KidRobot and tons of others!  This one will be fun and have some amazing stuff!

The Swap
Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 3pm

To Die for Clothing
1032 West 18th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Google Map of Location

Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival

May 6th, 2009 Posted in Craft Shows | 2 comments »

I’m so excited!  I get to go to Patchwork in Santa Ana!  I’ve been working like crazy to get enough stuff together and have a lot of awesome inventory for the show.   I’ve been making some really cute fudge covered ice cream treats (remember Dove Bars?) with gooey fudge dripping down over ice cream on a stick!  I also added cute crystal embellishments to make them ultra-girly!  I’ll take pictures tonight and post them later.

Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival

Sunday May 17th, 11am until 5pm

2202 North Main Street, Santa Ana CA 92708

Until later!


“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”

-Roald Dahl (1916-1990), (Willie Wonka) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory