Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Petaluma Craft Mafia Hatches a Half-Dozen

Since forming the Petaluma Craft Mafia with my other two founding members Dee and Anna, our crafty little famiglia has grown by double this past month. In the land of butter and eggs, commonly known as Petaluma, we are hatching creative DIY chics as fast as a hen lays eggs. In livestock speak, our famiglia head count is now a half-dozen and counting.


We are pleased to welcome Tami Lovett-Brumfield of the Felt Baron . Tami makes the cutest felt and fleece creatures you ever did see. And she is an absolute sweetheart. We are proud to have her as part of our crafty little famiglia!
It's a great way to start the new year with an expanded famiglia. I am confident she will contribute positive juju to our already harmonious and crafty famiglia.

Welcome ladies, we have much craftabulous mischief to create!

Happy New Year!

P.S. 2007 photo Cheryl Aronson. Petaluma Landmark of "The Hatchery."

I Made it! Market in Los Angeles on Saturday Feb 9th!

I Made It! Market
It's a handmade/indie craft show with 16 Los Angeles
area artists. Screenprinting, fused glass, homebrew, comic
books, children's clothes... it's a diverse group of

It's on Feb 9th from 12-4pm at
Billy's Coffee Shop 114 West 5th
Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Free Admission!

For more info go to: or

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia has expanded!

We are so very pleased to announce the addition of our new members:

Amy Smock of  Designs de Luna
Margaret McLean of  The Wee Set
Meagan Rae Longtin of  Meagan Rae Designs
Karen Jorgenson of  Altered Provisions
Lisa Yednorowicz of  Old Cake Paintings
Sarah Sweeney of  Piedras and Pretties Collection
Stefanie Histed of  Made With Luv

Check out their websites NOW! They are all so fabulous!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Orleans Craft Mafia wants your swag!

The New Orleans Craft Mafia is proud to sponsor the Alternative Media Expo, presented by Antigravity Magazine. This will be the sixth edition of the Expo, and this year's event will feature over 70 exhibitors with 'zines, comics, films, crafts, photography and handmade clothing, independent record labels and artists with CDs and records, indie and grassroots organizations, filmmakers and much more!

The Expo will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 from noon-7pm at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.) in New Orleans, LA. The admission fee for this all-ages event will be $5.

The first 150 paid attendees through the doors will receive limited edition cotton tote swag bags, courtesy of the New Orleans Craft Mafia, filled with freebies and product samples. These bags present a great opportunity to get the word out about your business, band, or organization. Vendors exhibiting at the Expo are also encouraged to participate in the swag bags.

Some swag suggestions include, but are not limited to: coupons, stickers, buttons, magnets, pens, etc. We ask that you do send actual swag items and not just promotional materials such as business cards or flyers. You may attach business cards, etc., to any donated swag, of course. If you are interested in sending in swag material, we ask that you send in the full amount of 150 items.

We will also be accepting product samples, which may include, but are not limited to: CD/DVD samplers, comics and zines, small jewelry or accessory samples, t-shirts, blank notecards or stationary, or other small samples of your products. If you choose to send in samples, we ask that you send a minimum of 25 samples.

The deadline for sending in swag & samples is Friday, February 15th, 2008.
Items may be sent to:

New Orleans Craft Mafia swag bags
c/o Claverie Crafts
P.O. Box 9399
Metairie LA 70055-9399

For more information on contributing to the swag bags, please email mallory [AT]

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy

I am really excited about the new book Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy by Tamie Snow of Roxycraft! Tamie's little yarn animals are so darn cute, I'm going to have a hard time waiting until it comes out in August! The good news is, you can pre-order your book now on Amazon!

Roxycraft patterAnd if you still can't wait, Tamie still has plenty of patterns that don't suck on her web site:

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is planning to throw Tamie a book release party. So stay tuned for details!