Craftcation 2012 in Ventura

March 29,2012

Last week I was part of the event, Craftcation, a three day indie business & DIY workshop conference which took place in Ventura CA. I was one of the presenters and I did a lecture on Retail vs. Wholesale and talked about the pros and cons of both.

I was also on a panel of “Start Up Stories” with Melanie and Dana Harvey of Harvey’s Seat Belt Bags and Christine Hayes who has published books and sewing patterns and is a master seamstress. It was fun to be on a panel and hear their stories and the similarities and differences we all have in start up and running of our businesses.

I am still very proud to make our products here in the USA and it was nice to be able to meet with many people that are working towards the same goal. A special thank you to Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell who put on Craftcation. They are also the lovely ladies who run Patchwork a great craft show we love to exhibit at. Come see us there soon and Keep on Craftin’!

Panel time!

Leopard ladies! Me & Nicole

Me & Ron getting our 80s on!

Our Little Factory

November 29,2011

Happy holiday season from our little factory in sunny Burbank! Welcome to our new fun & fabulous website. I am very thankful for the way it has turned out. Many thanks to my fantastic staff, family, friends, Classic Hardware fans and, of course, kittens!

We are busily working away shipping orders to our customers and prepping for our many upcoming holiday sample sales and parties. If you’re in the Los Angeles area please come visit our Burbank Studio during our Holiday Sample Sale and Party, ie: drinks, snacks and fun! This is the BIGGIE! Super duper deep discounts for  not deep pockets. Cheers!

Classic Hardware Holiday Sample Sale and Party
December 9th 2011,  5-9pm
December 10th 2011,  11-3pm
Classic Hardware Headquarters
2607 West Olive Ave (West of Buena Vista)
Burbank, CA 91505

Hope to see you!



Upcoming Craft Shows & Sample Sales

November 18,2011

Upcoming Craft Shows & Sample Sales

Our first blog post, yeah! We’ve got some craft shows and sample sales coming up. Come say hi!

Santa Ana  Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
Nov 27th 2011,  11-5pm
2202 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

December 3rd & 4th 2011, 11-6pm
California Market Center
110 East Ninth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Classic Hardware Trunk Show at Wak Shack Salon  
December 2nd 2011,  4-8pm
782 Haight Street
(near Scott Street)
San Francisco, CA 94117

San Francisco 3rd Street Warehouse Sale
December 3rd 2011,  9-4pm
2575 Third Street
Between 22nd & 23rd
San Francisco, CA 94107

Classic Hardware Holiday Sample Sale
December 9th 2011,  5-9pm
December 10th 2011,  11-3pm
Classic Hardware Headquarters
2607 West Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505