Crafty Ways

Patchwork - Indie Arts and Crafts Festival:

* May 27th * 11-5 * Downtown Santa Ana  * Sycamore + Second St.
100+ booths featuring local independent artists, designers + crafters at the show. These amazing creators will be showcasing their unique wares including clothing (for men, women & kids), accessories, home goods; like art, pottery + glassware, pet items, jewelry, soaps, candles + other bath + body items, craft kits + patterns, knit + crochet items, stationary + paper goods, purses, handbags and so so much more! Grub includes many delicious creations from local restaurants and unique food trucks. {Bring the kids so they can make art at our DIY craft booth.} 













 delilah + nicole
keep it local at the indie arts & crafts festival!
~eat, drink + shop from local indie crafters,
designers, artists, food trucks, cafes + more...
*be sure to visit: random nicole sponsors - backyard in a jar
Santa Ana, CA ·



July 7 | Canning 101

July 7th | 11:00am-2:00pm
Learn the basics of canning your fruits and veggies. Learn the science and proper techniques behind food preservation in this comprehensive canning course that will leave you feeling confident and secure. Master Food Preserver Delilah Snell will guide you in this hands-on workshop making 2 sweet preserves and one pickle while covering techniques, supplies and food safety-all involving peak of season produce.

Recipes, canned goods (btwn 6-8 jars/student) 
and snacks are all included in this workshop-bring 
your apron and your appetite!

Workshops: Take a look at our event calendar for a full listing of our hands-on community workshops.
Blog: Check in with the Project Small Blog for Road Less Traveled owner Delilah Snell’s adventures in apartment homesteading, food craft & business.
Our Story: Learn where we came from and where we’re heading.
Store Info: Our address, phone number and store hours can be found here.

MISSION: a shop with that provide natural and unique (local/handmade/fair trade) items as well as a community education space.
Road Less Traveled (RLT) started as the brainchild of Delilah Snell, who wanted to see something different in her Orange County community.
In August of 2005, she rented a 500-sq. ft. retail shop in an unknown spot on North Main Street where she saw the need for eco/non-toxic/sustainable goods with $5,000 of savings from working at The Gypsy Den. Over the next 6 years, her store became a hub for creative thinkers, community members and artists to find something literally of-the-beaten-path. In that time, RLT had won awards and media attention for eco-education and creativity, and Delilah lectures across the state on food sustainability, creative business development, DIY and green consumerism.
In February 2012, RLT moved to downtown Santa Ana to collaborate with Grand Central Art Center in a new home in the heart of the Artist’s Village. RLT has also partnered with friend and fellow green business Belly Sprout offering eco-beauty and natural parenting.
Road Less Traveled Store Summer 2012 Windows

Road Less Traveled Store Summer 2012 Windows

Backyard In A Jar:  random nicole sponsors - backyard in a jar  In 2009 Delilah became a Master Food Preserver and started a line of artisan preserves focused on unique/strange items and the bounty from Southern California yards and farms. She teaches classes on food preservation at RLT almost monthly.
Patchwork Show: In 2006, Delilah and her niece Nicole (of Random Nicole) started an Indie Arts & Crafts Fair called Patchwork in the back parking lot of RLT with 20 vendors. The goal was to showcase handmade/local goods and have them available to the public in a one-day shopping event. In 2012, Patchwork has grown into 3 locations (Santa Ana, Long Beach and Culver City) with over 100 vendors in each location. More locations are currently in the works. We are always looking for people to help with each of the events-contact us for more info.
Craftcation Conference:  In 2012, Delilah and Nicole started Craftcation: a conference for vendors who would do Patchwork or are thinking about starting a small/creative business (retail, freelance, craft, etc…) with workshops on accounting, PR, scheduling, marketing, etc… and craft classes. The first conference was held in Ventura March 22-25 with additional locations and dates in the future.

Nicole Lavelle

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