Sacramento Craft Mafia

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is an organization of indie business owners who have come together to promote, support and encourage each other and put Sacramento on the map as the capital of Crafts.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hot off the presses!

Our wonderful Mafiosa Melody has really been pouring her heart and soul into The Sugarcube Society. If you haven't heard of it yet, this is an organization that Melody started to help raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Today a great article was published by the Sacramento Bee to promote Melody's cause! Please go read it and if you haven't shopped at the Sugarcube Society Store yet....then what are you waiting for?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Under Construction!!

Hello to all you craft lovers! Just wanted to give an update that the Sacramento Craft Mafia is currently updating all of their sites. We've started with our website, so for those that have tried already we apologize but it is currently down. We will have it up and running in no time so check back with us on the blog and we'll notify you as soon as we are ready to re-launch! Keep on craftin!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Mafia Goes To Mass-MIDNIGHT MASS!

July 26th is the date for Sacramento's largest and most fun event for car and bike lovers.
It is the fifth annual Poor Boy's Midnight Mass. Over 500 cars, 6,000 spectators, 2 stages of live music and over 60 vendors make for one heck of a party.
With that kind of fun going on, you know the Mafia will have their hand in it!

Sacramento Craft Mafia President, Shonda Honkanen is a Midnight Mass veteran with 3 Mass years behind her. This year she will initiate two new Mafiosa to the event:
Stacey of Bouton Blue and Rain of Rain's Embellishments.

The three will be vending together near the main stage. We will be joined by many other DIY artists and crafters, many inspired by Kustom culture and a love of things retro. It will be a shoppers paradise!

The event starts at 4pm and is completely free, except for the Cal Expo imposed parking fee of $8 per car.

So come out, shop DIY, do a dance, look at some amazing kustomized cars and bikes and have some Sacramento style fun with some Mafia girls!

To visit Shonda and preview her wares, visit

Visit Stacey of Bouton Blue and her adorable accessories at:

Have a peek at Rain's gorgeous handmade jewelry at:

Come and visit the whole Mafia on myspace at:

Check out pictures and links for this year's Midnight Mass, including hotel information at:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Craftalong - Craftamazing!

Last night a beautiful crafting event unfolded in an air conditioned corner at the edge of the grid. This historic meeting of crafty minds was none other than the July Sacramento Craft Mafia Craft Along at The Java Lounge.
The July Craft Along was hosted by Sophia of Simply Strands Jewelry for Ladies and Gentlemen. Also in attendance were Shonda of Ignition Rain from Rain's Embellishments, Melody of Handmade Luck and the Founder of the Sugar Cube Society , and Yoli of Sacred Snatch. We were also honored by the presence of three wonderful guests, including Yoli's beautiful and fun Mother.
All the Crafty Ladies got to learn a little about the wild world of wire and some of its uses in jewelry design. After the mini- lecture everyone spent some time getting bent…bent wire that is!!! If this awesome craft centered evening and inspiring cast of ladies to craft with sounds like something you need to be part of…you can!!!
The Sacramento Craft Mafia hold a Craft Along on the second Tuesday of every month at the Java Lounge on 16th street between X and Broadway. The fun starts at 6 pm and usually lasts until about 8 pm. Each Craft Along will have a theme, but never hesitate on coming out if the theme is not your forte. Bring whatever awesome craft you are working on and come out to get crafty with us!!!"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sending Happy Thoughts

One of our founding members is expecting a little bundle of joy! Many of you already know, but Claire has been put on bed rest, she calls it house arrest though. Either way, it's very boring and she made me this super cute mini pin cushion! Maybe if you beg her she will sell them!

Made by Claire Bone

I am guessing she would really like it if everyone would send her some love! You can follow her at her blog, or you could help a woman out and buy some of her wears!

We love you Claire!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Thank You Coffee Garden!!!

Where do all the Mafiosas meet? Why the Coffee Garden of course! This is the place where you can get a genuinely great cup of coffee or tea along with a pastry, sandwich or soup...and best yet, all while sitting in a garden!

We the ladies of the Sacramento Craft Mafia want to thank Michael and his crew for all your love and ongoing support! We cannot express how much we appreciate the use of your shop for our meetings!!!

SCM Sisters:
Erika Ashley, Katie, Sophia, Shonda, Yoli & Rain

If you haven't visited The Coffee Garden yet, you don't know what you're missing! Please stop by and say hi and enjoy a specialty crafted snack or beverage of your choice!
The Coffee Garden
2904 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 457-5507

Friday, July 4, 2008

July's 2nd Saturday

If you haven't check out the 2nd Saturday Park Your Art event at McMartin Realty, you really should. It's a hub of wonderful finds by hardworking, handcrafting local artisans. You can always find a member or few from the Sacramento Craft Mafia there selling their wares because it's such a fun venue and there's always so much to see both inside and outside of the building.

Sophia Albov of Simply Strands and Lorrain Garcia of Rain's Embellishments will most definitely be representing the SCM and selling their beautiful jewelry.

So, come out, take in some art and shop!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Please come join us for a little coffee/tea...and a little crafting!
Miss Sophia will be providing wire and some beads, but asks for you to please bring your own tools (round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers & cutters) if you want to get down on the wire!
If wire is not your thing please don't hesitate to come out anyway. Bring WHATEVER craft floats your boat...just come out and hang with us=)

The Sugarcube Society

The Sugarcube Society Shop on Etsy is now open! The shop features crafty items from donors all over the country who are joining the fight to put an end to type 1 diabetes. All proceeds from the Sugarcube shop go directly to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The girls of the Sacramento Craft Mafia didn't leave me hanging. They have donated to the shop and have adopted Sugarbabies! I've very blessed to be a part of such a diverse and generous crafting community!

Thanks for giving me hope! I love you all!