Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Richmond Craft Mafia presents Handmade Holiday 2010

RICHMOND, VA - Skip the holiday shopping trip to the mall and join the Richmond Craft Mafia at Plant Zero on Sunday, December 12, from 11 to 5 for the Sixth Annual Handmade Holiday.

Moving this year’s event to a larger venue means even more handcrafted goodness than ever before. Additionally, the RCM have expanded the event to include not only local crafters, but some of the best independent crafts folk from across the country!

Want an idea of what you’ll see at this year’s show? Think modern takes on traditional crafts like pottery and knitting, as well super fresh styles of jewelry, t shirts and clothing, bath and body goods, toys, art, and way too much more to even think about listing!

Rubbing out the mass produced is a serious undertaking, but the RCM is dedicated to supporting the handmade movement, and making the Handmade Holiday event hugely different from run of the mill craft shows. By painstakingly jurying each show they produce (which means reluctantly nixing many, many worthy artists) the RCM brings Richmond the most amazing variety and quality of handmade designs, making sure visitors will never see the same show twice.

Check out which vendors will be showing this year, and get event details and directions by visiting the event website at You’ll also find a sneak peak at some of our vendors’ favorite items!

To learn more about the Richmond Craft Mafia, please visit

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Craftaluma 2010: The Usual Suspects Holiday Show!!

Happy Holidays from the Petaluma Craft Mafia! Folks, we are not in the habit of taking candy from a baby, nor nicking the smiles from your bright and shiny faces. Life has us all busy and spread thin, and isn't always roses and red meat - some days it's green salad and scrambled eggs. But we have had so many requests about when our next show is, we could not let you down! No siree.
So, Craftaluma, the much anticipated craft show of the year here in fair Petaluma is ago with the choicest, freshest talent in Petaluma and beyond. We get so much supportive feed back on our shows, vendors and music talent, so you, my dear friends, could be clinically inspired and happily sated by the crafty Indie vibe you have become accustomed to at Craftaluma. (Not to mention getting your last minute shopping done). And if so inclined, pick up a little something wonderful for yourself for the holidays - hey, what happens at Craftaluma, stays at Craftaluma. We didn't see nothin'!

Our fifth annual show, Craftaluma's "Usual Suspects" Holiday Show is chock-full of crafty DIY wares so meaty in creativity, you'll need a machete to wend a swath through our talented vendors to help you with your shopping list and be creatively inspired.

This year the Petaluma Craft Mafia is teaming up with the amazing Petaluma Art Center for Craftaluma. The venue is centrally-located and beautiful. The team at PAC is having it's annual staff salon show for craft shoppers to oggle as well. We think Art and Craft, make a beautiful team.
So please join us for the best craft for miles around, fantastic music to groove to, cupcakes and friends.

Do you prefer your craft rare or well-done? Craftaluma has you covered. Pass the horseradish.

**Vendors: Please email me at for more info. Our website is being updated and we will have online applications shortly.

Please drop by and say "howdy" to our "Usual Suspects" the creative team in the Petaluma Craft Mafia. See you all there! ;)

CRAFTALUMA "The Usual Suspects" Show
December 12, 2010 from 11-5
The Petaluma Art Center
230 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, CA 94952