Come on out and learn a new craft skill from a few of our talented San Diego and Tijuana artists our Etsy Craft Party is Saturday June 6 from 11-3pm.. We'll have brunch snacks and tasty drinks. It's drop in style, come by, make your crafts and hang out as long as you like. You'll be able to take a few of your very own handmade wonders home with you and meet some new maker friends!
Pay your $10 fee here. We will put your band on the will call list. No need to printout a ticket.
See you on June 6!
The very talented DJ Ala, who helped set the vibe during our recent Remade event, produced a custom soundtrack specifically for us. Listen or download.
Those that know us know how locally-focused we are. All our merchandise is sourced only from the creative and hard-working makers, craftsman and artisans in the San Diego and Tijuana region. That might make us sound a bit provincial, or even anti big-business. There's some big guys out there though that have impressed and inspired us.
Etsy is our digitally-based kindred spirit, and we're huge fans of theirs. Countless customers have walked into Make Good and remarked that we're the brick-and-mortar equivalent of Etsy, a compliment we cherish. And American Express OPEN, with their Shop Small program that champions small businesses, has made a huge impact in raising awareness of the importance of supporting shops like Make Good.
So it was an incredible honor that we were recently selected for a store makeover by American Express OPEN and Etsy. Rue Magazine was selected to provide some re-design consultation, and we shut down last week to remake Make Good.
We've now re-opened the shop and are preparing for a big celebration. On Saturday, February 7th from 3-9pm, we'll host a Meet Your Maker event at Make Good, called Remade. In addition to a dozen Make Good artisans being present and selling their handcrafted goods, we'll have amazing food by Tacos la Mezcla, coffee by Coffee & Tea Collective, an Amigo photo booth, music by DJ Ala and a live performance by Erika Davies. The first 25 attendees will receive some truly cool swag by Make Good artisans, and we'll feature a few raffles during the event for a chance to win some other great handcrafted merch from Make Good.
And most importantly, a few stellar makers from Make Good will be present selling their handcrafted goodness:
· Alpaca India
· Cali Sunshine Soapery
· Cheshire Salvage
· Grey Theory Mill
· Harken Press
· Juanita Banuelos
· McAdams Co
· Pippi Lane
· Urban Industrial Craft
· Val's Art Studio
Make sure and sign up for the event here.
The San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture teamed up with the San Diego Tourism Authority to produce a series of film shorts about the many arts districts in San Diego, and some of the creative gems within the city. Make Good was featured in the North Park + South Park segment. Rad!
Mac Premo. Stuffmaker.
"To be the arbiter of stories is to live forever."
Shop Small at Make Good on Saturday November 29, 2014 from 9am-8pm, where you can enjoy a 20% discount on handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, accessories and home goods by our local artisans.
And get this: the first 50 guests to RSVP (click the register button below) will be given a free handmade gift by one of our 140+ artists, when you show up on November 29th to Shop Small Saturday at Make Good!
Make Good is proud to be partnering with Etsy and American Express Shop Small Saturday in celebration of our local artisans in San Diego and Tijuana. We’ll be serving drinks and tasty treats, and James Crouch from Urban Industrial Craft (based here in San Diego) will be on-site from 9am-4pm. His lamps are not only cool and functional, they are also sustainably made, incorporating reclaimed wood and vintage books. Please stop by and meet him, he's a really great guy!
The first time we try something, we're never sure what exactly to expect. Like a lot of things we try, Meet Your Maker was a big experiment. It felt a lot like the old days when we'd host handcrafted events in our home, and lots of people started showing up, hanging out, meeting artisans, tasting some local eats and making new friends. In other words, it was an awesome day that just felt right.
On Sunday November 2nd, A dozen local Make Good artisans hung out with us in the grass lot next door to the shop. Some were from just down the street here in South Park, others were from Tijuana. Honoring loved ones with the Dia de los Muertos holiday, Meet Your Maker was a chance to meet some of the amazing people behind the things we sell at Make Good. Jewelry, clothing, kid stuff, home goods and art were represented, along with Calexico Creamery serving up some delicious helados out of their vintage trailer, and Lucky Dutch sold out of their stellar cold-pressed juice, made right here in South Park.
On Sunday, November 2nd from 2-7pm, Make Good is very excited to host Meet Your Maker, our first curated outdoor marketplace. Make Good artisans from San Diego and Tijuana will be participating, celebrating the Dia de los Muertos holiday. It's a great opportunity to meet some of the finest artisans in the area, and get some great deals on locally handcrafted art, jewelry, home goods, clothing and more.
Also participating is Calexico Creamery, serving up delicious Mexican ice cream, and Lucky Dutch, pouring their amazing cold-pressed juices, made right here in South Park.
What: Meet Your Maker
When: Sunday, November 2nd, 2-7pm
Where: On the grass lot next to Make Good in South Park (Map)
Below are a few photos of some of the handcrafted goodness you'll find at Meet Your Maker. Hope to see you there!
At Make Good, we don't normally think of our work, or the work of our artisans, as dirty. Truth be told though, the act of making is usually hard. It's often messy. It requires experimentation and perseverance. It's usually equal parts grit, ingenuity and creativity. Much of the work we do and that of our artisans has its roots in the days of old, when people made stuff for a living, often out of whatever they happen to have around. True craftsmanship evolved from this, people who became truly great at the things they made.
Recently Mike Rowe, creator and host of the television show Dirty Jobs, appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to talk about the widening gap between those who work with their hands and the work that needs to be done. It's a remarkable talk he gave. The podcast OnBeing wrote a great post about it, check it out here.
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A blog about what's happening in and around Make Good, the art/handmade scene in San Diego and Tijuana, local artisans, and occasionally other things we care about.