Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Chicago Craft Mafia Presents Hand May-ed!

This Saturday, May 3, the Chicago Craft Mafia will come out in full bloom for our Spring extravaganza, Hand May-ed! We've teamed up with Zola Jones Design, creator of the Bumpy Ride Bag, in his shop at 1944 West Montrose Ave., Chicago. Hours of the event are 11 AM-5 PM.

Also returning in May for the CCM--The Craft Racket, our quarterly networking meeting, open to all Chicago craft artists!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre & Maker Faire SF

Maker Faire and Bazaar Bizarre are happening THIS weekend!

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.

72 Crafters! A smorgasbord of handmade items, many cleverly made with recycled materials. Something for everyone—jewelry, toys, lotions, art, glass, fiber arts, ceramics, handbags, baby items, even crafting supplies.

Saturday May 3rd, 10am-6pm
Sunday May 4th, 10am - 5pm

Bazaar Bizarre & Maker Faire SF
San Mateo Fairgrounds

Check out the other vendors here and here. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Big time Stitch news!!

So I'm sure all of you have been wondering where the $%^$^&$*&%^* we've been... I know, I know... we've been a bit mum over here. Quite simply Stitch 2007 was awesome and amazing and wiped us out! We just needed a little break. Well, we're back and we're gearing up for our next show. When will that be you ask?? Well, we're changing things up this year...or next year to be more precise. The next Stitch will be held in April of 2009! Maybe it's the dreamy Texas spring, maybe it's exhaustion from 2007... who knows. But we're very excited about this change. We're hoping that with the spring weather on our side this will open up the possibility of an indoor outdoor venue. We also have a ton of other ideas up our sleeves and as our plans get nailed down we'll bring you all of the latest news. Until now, sit tight... we'll be back soon with tons more Stitch news.

Monday, April 14, 2008

L.A. Craft Mafia's April Meetup!

Psssst! Here's the scoop:

Tuesday April 22nd 2008 at 7pm
Bigfoot Lodge
3172 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90039
There is plenty of well lit metered parking on Los Feliz Blvd that's free after 6pm. There is also loads of free parking on the neighboring residential streets.

The craft for the night will be: Stuffies! If you have a favorite fabric or pattern go ahead and bring it along. Also, bringing your own tools is always appreciated but we will have tools on hand for your use;)

Don't forget to post it on your Myspace, tell your friends and blog about it!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Handmade with an Atitude

The Sacramento Craft Mafia makes the cover (of the Scene section) of the Sacramento Bee! Read it here.

Sac Bee Photo

Left to right: Melody Claussen-Furry, Katie Reeves, and Amy Cluck. Photo by Michael Allen Jones.