Hitting the city on my bike is one of my favorite things to do on a holiday. A lack of traffic and the general quiet that comes on a holiday makes for ideal riding, in my opinion. On New Year’s Day, I made my way over to the Dogpatch and found that there is an abundance of my favorite kind of beauty, the abandoned, busted kind. If it ain’t ugly, it ain’t pretty.
Let’s all give a big welcome to the latest stores who are now carrying The Heated’s dish towels in their fine establishments. Paulie’s Pickling in Bernal Heights, Faye’s Video in the Mission, Merch in the Lower Haight and The Mason Jar in Cow Hollow. Looking at this list, I love how varied these neighborhoods are. San Francisco is the best! You can always check my FIND A STORE page to find a store near you. I’m pretty good about keeping my site updated. Anyway, during the holiday season I managed to get a few shots of some of these stores.
What I love about the San Francisco Bazaar is that it’s a truly local show. When you go and spend money there, you’re supporting your own community. I’m really pleased to be doing this show and look forward to seeing you there.
San Francisco Bazaar 8th Annual Holiday Festival
San Francisco, CA 94123
Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th 2013
11:00 am -6:00 pm each day – FREE TO ATTEND
Big week here for The Heated. First off, you can catch me at IDEO’s Wunderfaire. Check it out this Thursday.
Thursday, December 4th
4:30pm – 8:00pm
IDEO Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
Then I have a two-day show this weekend that is going to be so amazing! La Cocina, Do415, and the SFEDA are sponsoring El Mercado, taking place December 6th and 7th at Ghiradelli Square.There will be food, shopping and entertainment so get on it! I’d like to extend a special thanks to SFEDA member, the San Francisco LGBT Center, for recommending I apply. I can’t tell you how amazing it’s been to receive support from them this year. SFLGBT Center, you rule!
Saturday December 6th from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
and Sunday, December 7th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
FREE TO ATTEND
Oakland, I’m coming for ya! This Sunday you can find me at Jack London Square, along with a ton of other amazing vendors. There are details on this page of the internet: http://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/upcoming-shows/
Jack London Square
55 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Sunday November 16th
11:00 am – 5:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND
Yeah, I’m stressing the hell out. I’m sick and I’ve been subbing as a secretary to try and make ends meet for the past few weeks so I’m behind on everything, in all the ways. I know it’s going to be fine but I just don’t have time to write more. Please note that this time, Renegade is taking place at Fort Mason.
Renegade Craft Fair
San Francisco, CA 94123
Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th
11:00 am – 6:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND
I went to take pictures of houses for a new design I’ve been working on (which if you follow me on Instagram, you already know about). It was late-August when I went on this field trip and the main reason I finally made it out to another neighborhood was because I was sick to death of wandering around in my own neighborhood. I needed out, so on a whim, I set out to the West Portal station and wandered around from there. It was grey and foggy. It was perfect.
I can’t believe that October is here already. It’s nuts! My last appearance at the Mission Community Market for 2014 is happening this Thursday, October 9th. The market continues year-round but I’m too much of a wimp to stand out in the cold all winter. Here are the details:
Mission Community Market
21st Street at Bartlett
San Francisco, CA 94110
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND
The Heated will be there October 9th for the last appearance of the season.
I’ll also be at the Urban Air Market in the Lower Haight this Saturday, October 11th. For once, I’m sharing a booth with someone and we’ve been joking about how luxurious it will be to take a bathroom break. So, come on out and see how happy that makes me. I’ll be in booth 42E, halfway between Fillmore and Steiner on Haight Street.
Urban Air Market
Haight Street, between Fillmore and Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94117
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – FREE TO ATTEND
Sure, there’s a new span of the Bay Bridge that I could be celebrating but personally, my heart belongs to the old span. Part of that is because of the Bay Bridge Lights, which, if you haven’t seen yet, you definitely should. Anyway, on the 4th of July I was out impossibly early on a bike ride and took a few photos of the Bay Bridge that I later used to model for my dish towel. If you want to buy one, do it!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/205584616/flour-sack-dish-towel-bay-bridge-in-grey
Here are images of the new design:
Here’s the image I used as a model. It’s the first time one of the research images I took for a project has any appeal as a photo. That’s largely due to the early morning sun, rather than my skills as a photographer. At any rate, it’s not terrible.
Check out the snazzy poster for the event I’m working this Sunday. It’s the 12th annual Excelsior Art & Music Festival. I will be there with dish towels like you wouldn’t believe! Here are the details.
Come see me at the Excelsior Art & Music Festival which is coinciding with Sunday Streets on September 28th
Excelsior Art & Music Festival
Ocean Avenue and San Juan Avenue (at Mission Street)
San Francisco, CA 94112
Sunday, September 28th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND