Thursday, November 29, 2007


Don't forget to mark your calendars for IndieSacramento THIS Saturday!


* Holiday Shopping: Sacramento's largest indie/ alternative craft fair
* FREE Admission! ($1 donation is appreciated)
* FREE swag bags to the first 150 patrons
* FREE music by local bands
* Cupcake Decorating for the kids (and adults), by Capital Cupcakes
* DIY demos & classes
* Fashion Show
* and Door prizes!

DON'T FORGET TO BRING CASH! Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Saturday 12/1 is the Queen City Craft Bazaar.
The Burlington Craft Mafia is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Art From the Heart. Two gift bags will be given away containing handmade goods from the members.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide

Don't forget to check out the holiday gift guide on!

Don't miss out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chicago is the Place, this Saturday!

This weekend, the Chicago Craft Mafia, with 80+ of our crafty friends, is presenting the DIY Trunk Show! It began with selecting our vendors from over 200 applicants, and this year will be better than ever. We're taking over three gymnasiums in the historic Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. We're promoting the indie proprietors for holiday and any day gift purchases! To keep our customers shopping, we have some interesting indie food vendors, and a mobile ATM outside the fieldhouse!

Handmade Parade - Now a Major Motion Picture!

Here is a little video from the big day, for your viewing pleasure! With the shaky camera shots and grainy pictures, it has all the charm of a snuff film....but we did our best. Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Norfolk Craft Mafia Handmade Parade report!

Whew! What an event! Handmade Parade was an amazing success. We had a wonderful turnout (our conservative estimate is about 1000 people), happy vendors and a super reaction from the crowd who came out. Amanda and I want to thank everyone who helped out or volunteered in any way, we could not have done it without you!

I saw lots of happy customers leaving with bags of handmade, one of a kind items and lots of happy vendors making sales. That's what it's all about, people!

Thank you to all the generous artists and crafters who donated items for our free raffle! It was a big hit! Also a HUGE thank you goes out to Ashley at Pickin Paint (and her awesome balloon man) for donating her time and efforts to create gorgeous face and body paintings and elaborate balloon hats all day long!

Twin bellies! This really added an awesome element to our show and I'm so glad she could take part! For more photos and a full report on the event, go visit the Norfolk Craft Mafia blog.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Get Crafty in the Kitchen with the Sacramento Craft Mafia!

The Sacramento Craft Mafia cookbook is finally here!

Crafty in the KitchenCrafty in the Kitchen
Get Cookin' with the Sacramento Craft Mafia

$10 donation + $1 shipping & handling gets you over 50 tantalizing recipes, including:

  • Black Cat Cocktail
  • "Sangre de Craftita"
  • Creamy Creatress Dip
  • La Yoli's Sacred Baked Brie
  • Artichoke Crostini
  • Worth the Wait Crock Pot Barbecue Beef
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Mexican Cornbread
  • Chick'n Tortilla Soup
  • Shonda's Kitchen Sink Soup
  • Rain's Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Sugar and Spice Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Vegan Chocolate Pie
  • Vegan Powdered Pecan Cookies
  • Sacred Tres Leches
  • Peptogirl's Peachy Keen Peach Pie
  • Naughty Fondue
  • And MUCH MORE!

Impress your friends and family with a mob-style feast this holiday season. Crafty in the Kitchen also makes a great gift!


Recipe Teaser
The Sacramento Craft Mafia Pink Pucker
Submitted by Shonda of Ignition

1 can of frozen pink lemonade
regular or your favorite citrus vodka
pink sugar (find flavored and colored drink rimming sugars at better liquor stores)
lemon wedges

Scoop frozen pink lemonade into blender. Add one can of your vodka. Fill blender with ice. Blend until smooth. Rim glasses with pink drink sugar-pour in drink. Add lemon wedge for garnish if desired.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Get Made for the Holidays with the Sacramento Craft Mafia

This Second Saturday, November 10th, from 4-10pm at Deep Art Yoga (2030 H Street, Midtown, Sacramento) is the first holiday show of the season for the Sacramento Craft Mafia.

Called "Get Made Holiday", you can expect an art and craft show like only the SACRAMENTO CRAFT MAFIA can bring!

Start your art walk early with the SCM at Deep while enjoying  live music, free hot chocolate and amazing INDIE handmade items that you will not find anywhere else. Live holiday music, area art and over 15 vendors!

Also see the debut of Sacramento Craft Mafia's fundraiser cookbook "Crafty in the Kitchen" with  over 40 pages of member recipes including appetizers, cocktails, desserts and more! A real gift in itself.

Need some bling for your holiday decor? Be sure to stop and see the spectacular Sacramento Craft Mafia holiday tree. Decked out in SCM colors of pink black and white and featuring Mafia made ornaments that are all for sale for a tiny price of $5 each!!!!!!!!

(And thanks, Shonda, for organizing and writing up this great promo text!)

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, November 5, 2007

We got Linked!

The Norfolk Craft Mafia is the cover story on today's Link (the free local daily paper)! Click here to view a pdf of the full article.

There are profiles on several mafia members and some great photos from our swap meet a few months ago. Man, this is some great exposure for our big show this weekend! Let us know what you think!