Friday, December 13, 2013

Amelia Jane designs at Crafty Balboa Holiday Tomorrow!!

Ameila Jane Designs jewelry are nautical, classic, everyday jewelry; an elegant accessory for any season. Fabricated by hand and then cast in sterling silver and 14k gold plate over sterling. 



Ameila Jane Designs will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday from 11am to 5pm!


Shop this Gift Guide By Pupcakes, Bits & Pieces at Crafty Balboa Holiday Tomorrow!!!

For Dogs: Dog Treats, Howliday Gift Set

This 6-pack of Christmas cookies will be a big hit this holiday season! Set includes a gingerbread man and woman, a mitten and a few mini bones. Everything comes packaged in an eco-friendly kraft box with clear lid and finished off with a festive red bow!

Price:$12

For Cats: Cat Toys : 3-Pack Christmas Catnip Set

Celebrate Christmas with your favorite feline friend! This set of 3 organic catnip toys includes a mouse wearing a santa hat, a red and green paw print, and a red and green spiral ball.

Toys are hand crocheted with 100% cotton yarn, filled with stuffing, organic catnip pellets, and finished with a bell.

Price: $12

For Your Precious Pet: Christmas Ornament Custom Pet Portrait

Honor your furry family members this Holiday season with a custom painted ornament from Pennys & Stamps. This is a special holiday collaboration between Pupcakes, Bits & Pieces and Philadelphia artist Claire Hudson of Pennys & Stamps.

Price: $38

Stocking Stuffer: Cat Toy, The Octopus
Price: $8


Pupcakes, Bits & Pieces will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday tomorrow! Be sure to stop by and say hello!!




Jay McCarroll at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday, December 14th!!!

Jay McCarroll is a fashion and textile designer based in Philadelphia , PA. Fabric, color, pattern, and texture are among the great loves of Jay's life. According to Jay, the greatest part of his job is manipulating those elements into functioning products for people to use and enjoy. Jay finds inspiration for his work in many different things. He's always been drawn to the vastness and the beauty of nature and is also fascinated by how other humans utilize nature so industriously.




Jay McCarroll will be at Crafty Balboa holiday this Saturday from 11am to 5pm! Be sure to stop by and say hello!


Tomorrow, Once Lost Jewelry will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday!!!

Vintage and antique trinkets find new life in Once Lost Jewelry's assemblage designs. Once Lost take these finely crafted parts and turn them into fabulous new adornments.







Once Lost Jewelry will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday on December 14th from 11am to 5pm! Be sure to stop by and check them out!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Soup Chic at Crafty Balboa Holiday!



We cook fresh, we buy local! Everything is made from scratch and we can accommodate many special dietary needs. Gluten- free, Vegetarian and vegan options are always available! Our menus include a seasonal rotation of specialties, soups and salads. 

The Soup Chic will be serving up some delicicous snacks,curried chicken salad sandwiches, potluck macaroni salad, cookies, scones, and muffins, as well as coffee and hot chocolate!

Babil & Bijou at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday!

Babil &Bijou delights in the whimsies of the past and endeavors to share items as precious as The Lost Regalia with the modern age. Our jewelry designs have been enchanting shoppers since 2006 and our work has been featured in such high profile magazines as Country Living & Lucky. All of our jewelry designs are one-of-a-kind creations, handmade with ruminations on nature, history, and hope. In addition to our jewelry designs, we offer unusual and lovely vintage and antique items with stories to tell. We hope you enjoy browsing our collections...


Babil and Bijou will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday from 11am to 5pm this Saturday! Be sure to stop by and check them out!

This Saturday at Crafty Balboa, Stevie Lynn and Alloy Theory!

Stevie Lynn Jewelry and Alloy Theory specialize in unique hand cut acrylic jewelry that is affordable and fun to wear, as well as coin purses and tote bags created from upcycled materials.




Stevie Lynn and Alloy Theory will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday on December 14th from 11am to 5pm!

Katie VanVliet curates a gift guide for Crafty Balboa Holiday!


For Constant Dreamers: Hand-painted etching, Murky Brew
Katie VanVliet's etchings are whimsical and weird, perfect for those with a snarky sense of humor and strong imagination. Murky Brew has been hand-painted with gouache, and is one of a kind. Framed and ready to hang in a vintage sheet film holder, this is also a perfect thing for those with small apartments, measuring in at 4" by 6.5."

Price: $35



For Ladies who Linger: Eye of Providence Locket

The perfect gift for an important lady in your life, hand-drawn and etched brass lockets are a unique to say that she's special. This one, etched with the Eye of Providence, is great for ladies who pay attention to the little things. Lockets can also be made to order, hand-drawn with any image you can dream up!

Price: $75

For the Eternal Runner Up: Silver Medal

This hand-made award brooch is perfect for hard workers, who deserve a little recognition for their effort! The silver medal is made of vintage leather with linen stitches and a sterling silver pendant. Everyone deserves an award once in a while.

Price: $25

Stocking Stuffer: Scary Cat Stickers
Price $6 for a set of 6


Katie VanVliet will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday from 11am to 5pm!! 

Little Things at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Textiles and fiber goods for your little ones. Little Things creates baby toys and accessories, as well as handmade hats to keep the whole family warm!





Little things will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday Saturday, December 14th! 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sweetbox Cupcakes at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Cupcakes, delicious cupcakes!  What more can I say?! Some of the flavors for Saturday's show include Red Velvet Candy Cane, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Truffle, Vegan Espresso Hazelnut Praline and more!






Crafty Balboa Holiday 
Saturday December 14th
11am to 5pm
Entrance on 11th and Moore






Susan Brandt at Crafty Balboa Holiday on December 14th!

Susan Brandt works with hand-painted silk: Scarves from budget friendly to graffiti tagged. Lights of many sizes decorated with my hand-painted silk. Wall hangings, silk mounted on slate with or without found objects. 





Susan will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday on December 14th from 11am to 5pm! Be sure to stop by and say hello!


Bobby Lerza at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday!!

"I love tye-dye, great color, and easy to wear unique comfy but cute clothing. I up-cycle and make new clothing. I love the color pink, I love to wear dresses.  BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL." - Bobby Lerza




Bobby Lerza will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday from 11am to 5pm this Saturday!


Rogue Theory curates a great gift guide for Crafty Balboa Holiday!

For The Girl About a Town: Leather Strap Flap-Over Clutch

This modern clutch is perfect for a night on the town. Plenty of room to stash your phone, wallet, keys, etc.

Price: $50

For Anyone on the Go: Mason Jar Covers

Taking your Mason Jar on the Go? We've got you covered. 
These sleeves help protect your hands and conceal your beverage of choice, from Hot Coffee to Cold Beer.

Price: $15

For Someone Looking to Make a Statement: Modern Colorful Paper Earrings

Rogue Theory puts a twist on wearable art with 'PULP', their line of paper jewelry. Each piece is constructed by wrapped ribbons of complementing hues that are sculpted and shaped to create bold statement pieces.

Price: $34


Rogue Theory will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday!! Stop by to check out all their lovely wares!

More great giveaways at Crafty Balboa Holiday from shops along East Passyunk, Nicole Rae Styer and Occasionette!!

Rounding out our 5th Anniversary Giveaways we have two more great shops along East Passyunk Avenue, Nicole Rae Styer Boutique and Occasionette! Both stores have generously donated great prizes for you to win at Crafty Balboa holiday!!


N.R.S. Boutique features one of a kind designs made in the store! Fun, girly and unique clothing and accessories, as well as men's and kids items. Looking for a holiday dress that will really wow them?! Be sure to stop in and see all of the one of a kind holiday creations by Nicole!

NRS Boutique will be giving away chances to win $20 Off any Purchase of $50 or More!

1822 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148



Occasionette is an award winning boutique on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. You'll find the entire line of Girls Can Tell decorative and useful house wares, prints, towels and gifts, along with great products for the home, dining, entertaining, birthdays, weddings and other special events. Occasionette is dedicated to making every day a little occasion.

Occasionette and Girls Can Tell have also sponsored the tote bags for goodie bag giveaway. Come early for your chance to snag on of the special Girls Can Tell totes filled with goodies from our vendors!

Occasionette will be giving away three $25 Gift Certificates and chances to win 10% Off Your Entire Purchase!

1825 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148



**To win these great prizes from NRS and OCCASIONETTE come to Crafty Balboa holiday on December 14th at 11th and Moore in South Philadelphia! Everyone through the door will receive a scratch off ticket for a chance at prizes from Crafty Balboa and select shops along East Passyunk Avenue while supplies last!**

This Saturday, Bathtub Jungle at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Bathtub Jungle is on a life's mission to extract beautiful objects from their everyday settings, changing ordinary to extraordinary in a wearable way.




Be sure to check out Bathtub Jungle on December 14th from 11am to 5pm at Crafty Balboa Holiday!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This Saturday, Crescent Ceramics at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Handmade, stoneware pottery finished with glazes all made and tested in Crescent Ceramic's studio. Interested in the strength of form, accentuated by surface manipulation and color, her current focus is in producing vessels that appeal to the senses both in use and as decorative objects.




Crescent Ceramics will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday! Be sure to stop by and say hello!


This Saturday, Krista Peel at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Krista Peel is an artist and designer with an intense affection for rocks, space, light and color. All her contemporary studio jewelry is handmade with semi-precious stones, gemstones, minerals, crystals, glass, ceramic, wood, shell, metals, resin, lucite or resin beads on sterling silver wire.




Krista Peel will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday this Saturday, December 14th!


Masters of None at Crafty Balboa Holiday Saturday Dec. 14th!

Masters of None represents a lifestyle that is sophisticated in style and thoughtful in design. Our products are decidedly smart, urbane wand playful. Masters of None values the knowledge gained from experimentation and the refined finished you can only achieve by applying a cross-pollination of skills.
Using traditional handcrafted techniques and modern tools, MON is able to produce quality goods that retain artistic integrity. Masters of None is proud to invite you to furnish your homes and outfit your lives with products that are not just good looking, but also useful.


Masters of None will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday December 14th, 11am to 5pm. Entrance on 11th and Moore in South Philadelphia!

Manayunk Calligraphy put together a great guide for Crafty Balboa Holiday!

For the Philly Phanatic: LOVE Illustration

All the things that make Philly great drawn in the shapes of the iconic sculpture in Love Park. Take closer look to see the names of neighborhoods, sports teams and some of our favorite Philly foods. The illustration is 12 inches by 12 inches, framed.

Price: $45

For The Poet: "I Sing the Body Electric" print

A segment of Walt Whitman's famous poem "I Sing the Body Electric" from Leaves of Grass written in the form of of a female body. The full illustration reads:

This is the female form;
A divine nimbus exhales from it from head to foot;
It attracts with fierce undeniable attraction!
I am drawn by its breath as if I were no more than a helpless vapor—all falls aside but myself and it;
Books, art, religion, time, the visible and solid earth, the atmosphere and the clouds, and what was expected of heaven or fear’d of hell, are now consumed.
I Sing the Body Electric
Walt Whitman

Price: $15


For the Nittany Lion: Penn State Old Main Illustration 

If you went to Penn State or live in State College, the Old Main building is an iconic landmark known by students and alumni alike.

This illustration of the Old Main building is made up of words that define the the campus and the State College experience, from street names and buildings to restaurants and landmarks.

This is a great gift for a Penn State alum, wedding or housewarming, and even better for your own wall!

Price: $15



Stocking Stuffer: 
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Greeting Card
Price: 3 for $5

Giveaways Galore! HOME and Nice Things Handmade help Crafty Balboa celebrate the 5th Annual Holiday Show!

Crafty Balboa Holiday would like to thank Home and Nice Things Handmade for the prizes they've generously donated to help celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary!!


Owned by an interior designer, this is a pretty little shop for people with a discerning eye for furniture, lighting fixtures, charming home accessories and holiday decorations that make a house a home. This holiday season the shop is putting together the most perfect little gift baskets for everyone on your list!

Home will be giving away chances for 20% Off Entire Purchase, Excluding Sale Items and Select Jewelry!

1815 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

Visit HOME Online Here!




Nice Things Handmade is a boutique/gallery featuring ceramics, jewelry, clothing, prints, accessories and art from indie artists near & far! Nice Things will be hosting their annual ornament show on December 14th starting from 6 to 10pm! Be sure to stop by to pick up an ornament or two!

Nice Things will be giving awat TWO $25 Gift Certificates, ONE $10 Gift Certificate and chances to win a Nice Thing Holiday Ornament with purchase of $25 or more!

1731 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

Visit Nice Things Online Here!



**To win these great prizes from HOME and NICE THINGS HANDMADE come to Crafty Balboa holiday on December 14th at 11th and Moore in South Philadelphia! Everyone through the door will receive a scratch off ticket for a chance at prizes from Crafty Balboa and select shops along East Passyunk Avenue while supplies last!**

This Saturday, teke case company at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

Proudly based in baltimore, md., we're a small company with big ideas. we follow a simple motto: quality and conscience.
teke bags are made with 100% merino felt wool.
It's not your grandma's itchy wool sweater, but a soft and sturdy material that wears in well. It's the type of all-purpose bag that you can take anywhere, throw anywhere, do anything with and feel good that it'll keep in tact.
Teke is run by three old friends: carl, the founder/designer/crafter extraordinaire; jordan, the co-founder/business mongrel/legal dude; and doris, the chief of making things look pretty. (fun fact: the summation of the number of years we've known one another is older than your mom! seriously!)


teke case company will be at Crafty Balboa holiday this Saturday! Stop by and say hello from 11am to 5pm!


Monday, December 9, 2013

toDIYfor at Crafty Balboa Holiday, this Saturday!!

 toDIYfor creates original designed, hand crocheted turbans, hats & scarves. Be sure to check her out this Saturday at Crafty Balboa Holiday!


"Quite simply, this scarf is my favorite. I’ve been crafting this style for a few years now, and have only managed to hold onto a few for myself. It’s always a hot commodity in store & at fairs (and at family gatherings—most of my female relatives have at least one “ball scarf”, as they say). This garment gives any outfit a lux look. Katy (in white, below) likes to loop hers, I prefer to wrap (and occasionally broach) it. It’s an insta-amazing-cowl-for-any-outfit."

"Philly winters are frigid. The instant the temperature drops below 50 degrees, I need a hat—and a chic way to wear it. Inspired by Faye, Ali, Barbra, Joan, and other turban-donning women that came before me, I decided to winterize (and modernize) the classic look."