Monthly Archives: December 2009

Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire 12/13/09

I’m gearing up for my last two shows of the year. I can’t believe how quickly 2009 has flown by! I have a show this Sunday in Japantown San Francisco called the Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire, which is put on by Kimochi, Inc. It is a FREE holiday vendor event with 83 designers and crafters. I always find some great holiday gifts and a few gifts for myself. =) Here is all the info for the show:

Sunday, December 13th, 10am – 4pm
Kimochi’s Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire
The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

I am very excited that my friends from A Hui Hou Hawaiian jewelry and Fat Rabbit Farm will also be selling at this event.  Be sure to stop by my booth if you come to the show. I will be located in the St. Francis Hall at Booth A10. And I’m so happy that I will be right next to Fat Rabbit Farm’s booth…ooh that could be dangerous for my wallet. =P

Hope to see you Sunday! If you can’t make it, be sure to check out the Melinda Mae website…don’t forget to use the Holiday Discount Code to receive 10% off your entire order (Code: HOLIDAY09)!  Happy Shopping!

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Meet my new BFFs!

It’s been so freezing lately that my body just wants to stay in bed all day. I noticed on my thermostat today that it is 56 degrees in my house…sooo cold. And since my body has still not adjusted to Norcal weather from San Diego weather, I pulled out all of my blankets and all the fuzzy socks I could find. Then someone suggested to me to buy a space heater. I had not thought of it before, but let me tell you…it has quickly become my new best friend!


It comes with me everywhere…to cut fabric, to iron, to sew, to blog, to sleep…EVERYWHERE! So if you are freezing like me, I would suggest you pick one up too. I got mine from Target for only $15!

To survive the cold, I have also purchased Heattech from Uniqlo.  I purchased two long sleeve shirts to wear under everything for extra warmth.  Heattech was developed in Japan and uses 7 technologies: heat generation, heat retention, soft texture, odor control, stretchable comfort, anti-static and non-deforming. And the great part is you can buy Heattech tank tops, long sleeve tops, short sleeve tops, leggings and turtle necks for men and women. Prices range between $10 – $16. Right now, you can check out all of the colors and order them online:

Hope you all stay warm! =)

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Final Week Fabric Clearance!

This is the final week of the Fabric Clearance! This week I wanted to feature a fabric that I purchased in Tokyo in the Nippori district, which is the textile area of Tokyo. I really love this fabric because of the texture and design of the fabric.

Final Fabric Clearance!

Don’t forget! You can order any size bag in this fabric and you will receive a discount! Since this week is the FINAL week of the Fabric Clearance, I am offering 30% off any Melinda Mae products in this specific fabric! Please email me at or leave a comment on the blog if you would like to order a wristlet, clutch, small, medium or large Melinda Mae handbag in this week’s featured fabric. I will email you instructions on how to place your order and receive the 30% discount. I will also make sure that you receive your product in time for Christmas!

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are interested in a custom order, I will definitely work with you to make sure you get the exact product you want. =)

Also, I am still have the Holiday Discount on ALL Melinda Mae products on my website: Just enter the code “HOLIDAY09” to get the 10% discount on your entire order. Happy Shopping!

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