Sponsor Spotlight: Creative Outlet Studios


Sometimes you don’t want to clutter the kitchen table with all your craft supplies. Sometimes you just want to get out of the house and share space with other creative folks. That’s where Costa Mesa’s Creative Outlet Studios comes in!

Creative Outlet Studios is a fully equipped creative workspace supporting many mediums in an inspiring community environment. With pay-by-the-hour use of the studio and equipment, workshops, as well as parties & events, the possibilities of how you might use the space are vast.


If you’re a So Cal resident, definitely check ‘em out in person, and if not, peep their blog for projects, updates, and crafty inspiration.


Sponsor Spotlight: MailChimp


We're huge fans of e-newsletter provider MailChimp. It's incredibly easy to use and is the choice service for so many crafters and small business owners! Want some more details? More than 3 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track … [Continue reading]

Sponsor Spotlight: Matthew William Photography

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We're having a great time at Craftcation, and we want to share the magic with  everyone who couldn't make it this year! That's where our excellent photographer Matthew Miller of Matthew William Photography comes in. He's going to capture all the fun, … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Marlo Miyashiro

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It's almost time! It's almost time! And who better to welcome everyone to Craftcation 2013 on Thursday than the lovely and inspirational Marlo Miyashiro! Marlo is one of those multi-talented folks: a jeweler by trade, crafter of sewn things, teacher … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Kayte Terry


The countdown is on! With just a day left until Craftcation 2013 officially begins, attendees and speakers should be pouring into beautiful Ventura. We're glad to have veteran crafter Kayte Terry joining us to share her insight and experience in the … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Rosalie Gale

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We couldn't be happier to be in the presence of Rosalie Gale at Craftcation 2013! She's a multi-talented creative who is wildly successful in her own endeavors, and takes the time to pass along a bunch of that energy to folks like us: Rosalie Gale … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Radmegan

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In a word, Radmegan is, well, rad. Currently working with the superstar team at Creativebug, she's a carnivorous plant-loving wunderkind who blogs about craft, food, and garden from her LA home base. Known in craft circles as “Radmegan,” Megan O. … [Continue reading]

Sponsor Spotlight: Hearts and Laserbeams

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We're proud to present another fine sponsor, Hearts and Laserbeams, an excellent web design/graphic design/craft blog website that will certainly fulfill at least one of every Craftcationer's needs. How do we know Hearts and Laserbeams is the best? … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Steph Cortes

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We're overjoyed to have Steph Cortes, aka Nerd JERK, back at Craftcation this year! A Bay Area-based crochet artist, certified Etsy educator, and all-around crafty superstar, Steph is all about creating community and sharing what's she's learned with … [Continue reading]

Speaker Spotlight: Christine Haynes


We're pleased as punch to have Christine Haynes returning to Craftcation 2013! Christine is not only an incredibly talented and resourceful seamstress, but she's also an excellent teacher. Generously sharing her skills with beginning stitchers, she … [Continue reading]