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.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Bead Stores...Suburb Style!

Even though some of us doubt the existence of life outside the confines of a five mile radius of downtown...there is! Today we explore explore a few bead stores in Sacramento's diverse bedroom communities. We will start in Folsom, then traipse over to Roseville and finish our exploration up in Davis. So hang on for the ride!

This wonderful shop is not only home to one of the most talented jewelry designers in the Sacramento Craft Mafia, it lives in Folsom and Roseville!!!
Here is all the information for the shop in Folsom.

The Bead Shoppe-Folsom Broadstone Marketplace
2770 East Bidwell St Suite 500
Folsom, California 95630
Phone (916) 983-3222

Store Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00 noon to 5:00pm

AND here is the information for the Roseville Store

The Bead Shoppe-RosevilleRocky Ridge Town Center
2030 Douglas Blvd St 42
Roseville, CA 95661P
phone (916) 782-1014
Store Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday noon to 5:00pm

It is the same website for both stores! I have never actually had the pleasure of going to either of these stores, but I have gotten very good intelligence that they are both wonderful! Especially the classes;) They offer a variety of classes at both locations and you can even shop online...awesome for those of us that do not live in the immediate area. Take a class from Rain if you are going to take a class - she is an amazing talent with the beads and the wire!

A Better Place to Bead

This store is located in Davis at 132 E Street Davis, CA 95616 and their phone number is (530) 759-8038. The name is not a link because as far as I can see they do not have website=( Too bad for homebodies like me...but there are some very complimentary testimonials on both Yelp and Davis Wiki. It looks like they offer a place inside the store to work on your projects during business hours...yeah!!! That is a real advantage for beginners because then you can get help in finishing a project from a real person. I hope some day I have the pleasure of visiting this fine establishment.

Well thanks for joining me for another Sunday of adventure in local bead stores. I leave you with a picture of what can happen if you bead shop a lot!

The small bear on top of the massive bead collection is named Ned and he was made by Missy Ballance of Mohair Circus.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Show Postponed!

A few of us gals (Shonda, Sophia and Kaytea) were going to be at Kraft-A-Billy in San Francisco this weekend, but it got postponed! The new show date is September 28th, so please come out and see us then. The details are in the flyer below, but just ignore the date on it! We all made a lot of great stuff for the show, so make sure to clear your calander the last weekend of September!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Have you Checked Out the SCM on Etsy Recently?

There's some fabulous finds at our Etsy shops! Just go to and type Saccraftmafia into the search engine or click on one of the links below!

Classic Swallow Tattoo Onesie
Classic tattoo cherries onesie
Classic Swallow Tattoo Onesie
Red Retro Marble Necklace

Pearl Bauble Bracelet.
Dark Skulls Halloween Bracelet
Blue River Bracelet
infinity and beyond necklace

checkered bag

The Ice Storm Necklace

Faceted Goldstone Bracelet
Pink on Pink Art Bracelet
Mother of Pearl Mod Nod

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Have you heard???

You can now follow the Sacramento Craft Mafia on Twitter! Take a gander and see what we are up to!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lip Gloss Tutorial

Hey everyone! I just discovered a great and easy way that you can make some yummy lip gloss at home with just a couple ingredients. Feels great on the lips and is so much cheaper than what you buy in the stores. This craft is perfect for kids too! So, why don't we get started?
For this project you are going to need some all-vegetable shortening Crisco, a packet of Kool-Aid (any flavor you would like) and a container. I bought these 1oz containers at Michael's, but you can also use old film canisters if you have them handy.
Place three tablespoons of shortening in a microwave safe dish, I used a coffee cup. Place in the microwave and melt for 1 minute, or enough time to completely melt the shortening.
Once melted, dump an entire packet of Kool-Aid into the cup and mix until it is completely dissolved. You can use any flavor that you like. The gloss will have a slight flavor to it and just a hint of you might want to stay away from Blue Raspberry! I myself used fruit punch! Once dissolved, pour the mixture into your clean containers. Mine filled two perfectly, so now I have one to give away to a friend! Place containers into the refrigerator and keep in there overnight. You will be tempted to take them out early, but you want these guys to firm up completely so if you must you can open the door and admire your work every now and then.
24 hours later....voila, perfect lip gloss! Feels nice and smooth on the lips and has just a hint of yummy taste. Have fun, and remember me when you are making these for Christmas!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Felt Club

I know it's a drive, but from what I heard, it's worth it!

Sunday, NOVEMBER 16, 11am-7pm
@ Shrine Auditorium Expo Center
700 W. 32nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Applying for Felt Club's HOLIDAY 2008 event (Sunday, November 16) is free! There is a $180 VENDOR FEE if accepted. If you're sharing a table, each vendor pays $100. You MUST have a partner chosen (and named) when you apply.

Your rental fee includes an 8-foot table and two chairs. Booth spaces are 10' x 10', and you can bring any additional display items you wish as long as they fit into the space allotted. This is an indoor event.

Apply now...deadline is August 29th. You'll hear back by September 1st if you're accepted.

Visit the Felt Club site for more details and applications.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sacramento's Bead Options

So...where does one go to find the supplies to make beautiful beaded jewelry? There are (of course) the large corporate craft stores...but Sacramento also has a variety of independent bead stores and we all know it is better to shop local!!!

Where to go...where does one start? It all depends on what area one lives in. There are great bead stores downtown and in the 'burbs. Since I reside downtown...that's where we will start!

This inspiring collection of beads is located on L street between 17th and 18th. This is a wonderful place to go if you want really unique beads or you are interested in high quality wire. They also have a selection of tools that is vast...everything from mandrels to ring clamps. The staff is knowledgeable and super friendly!!! They also have a sale every Second Saturday weekend which is not to be missed...the actual specials change every month so make sure you always check it out! The Bead Fetish also has classes almost every night of the week...from fusing silver rings to exploring fashion can't go wrong...they offer private lessons as well!!!

Locate at 2525 Yorktown Ave (Which is just off El Camino very near Watt) this store is has a HUGE selection of sead beads. In fact...I have never seen so vast a collection. This is also a good place to go if you already have part of project and you are trying to color match. Once again...the sead bead room is so overwhelming...every color, every shape, every size!!!

This bead paradise is located at 4147 Northgate Blvd # 2 in Sacramento. I have nor personally had the pleasure of visiting this store yet...but from their website it looks like they have a wide variety of bead wonderfulness. What looks particularly interesting are their Semi-Precious Trunk Shows & Sale' seems that they have these at fairly regular intervals throughout the year. The next one is going to be Friday, September 5 (12-5:30) and Saturday, September 6 (10-4)...I know I am going to try and make it!

This store lives at 5710 Auburn Blvd in Sacramento. Not only do they have a physical location but, they advertise being the largest wholesale bead catalogue on the web. So, if you don't actually want to leave your house there is still great bead shopping to be done. One awesome unique aspect of this bead paradise is they offer a fused glass class...for $150 USD you can get a full day of introduction to the techniques of making your own fused glass beads and pendants. While it looks like the most recent class has passed make sure to check the website for the next one!

Whew...lots and lots of bead shopping options in our lovely Sunday we will explore the bead options in Folsom, Roseville, Elk Grove, and Davis...brace yourself...its going to be wild!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, Crafty Sunday

Our sisters from San Diego's North Park Mafia host a monthly crafty event of their own that looks way cool!

If you're in the area, check out the next event:

September 7th -
Sunday, Crafty Sunday!
Join us for the next SCS show at Filter. We'll be bringing you great vendors and a fun craft demo!

The vendor application is now up! Apply now to part of our September 7th show. Applicants for September will get a $5 discount of the regular vendor fee! It's our "Back-to-School" special (other discount coupons not valid with this offer).

Sunday, Crafty Sunday
September 7th - noon to 5 pm
Filter Coffee House
4096 30th St., 92104

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bead Amazing!!!

Do you ever go someplace that is so inspiring that you almost want to implode with creative excitement?

Well for me that place happens to be the Semi-Annual Gem Faire which happens to be in town this very weekend! This is truly a wonderful event for bead and gem aficionado's. People who have never experienced it cannot relate...this is a bead store on steroids! Thankfully it only comes to town three times a year...or I would be in the poor house. Check it out today if you can!

Remember also to support your local bead store...the gem faire is some place that I go for the truly unusual, but I still get my day to day supplies locally!!!

Anyway...I got to get to making some fun stuff out of my new stock!

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Meet Crafty Chica!

In one week, the Crafty Chica herself (aka: Kathy Cano-Murillo) will grace our town with a visit! It's all part of her 'Spread the Sparkle Tour' at select Michaels Craft Stores! We (the ladies of the Sac Craft Mafia) will be there (all glittered up) to catch a glimpse of this crafty lady! Please come join us and add new Crafty Chica products to your ever-growing craft collection!

Here's a list of other stores she will be visiting on the tour:

Michaels #20611475 N Litchfield RdGoodyear AZ 85338-1262(623) 536-3158
Michaels #27639470 W Northern AveGlendale AZ 85305-1104(623) 772-9614
Michaels #780155 S McClintock Dr Ste 125Tempe AZ 85281-2042(480) 967-0795
Michaels #51032766 W Peoria AvePhoenix AZ 85029-5129(602) 588-9590
Michaels # 98062060 E BASELINE RDMesa, AZ 85204-6965
Michaels # 9972285 N Federal StChandler AZ 85226-3192(480) 782-0333
Michaels # 27581161 W Irvington RdTucson AZ 85714-1165(520) 807-6290
Michaels # 48087150 E Broadway BlvdTucson AZ 85710-1405(520) 722-1074
Michaels # 95303749 W Ina RdTucson AZ 85741-2001(520) 579-7490
Michaels # 9531320 W 32nd StYuma AZ 85364-8128(928) 344-5522
Michaels #35512720 Ming AveBakersfield CA 93304-4431(661) 836-2712
Michaels #15919350 Rosedale HwyBakersfield CA 93312-2143(661) 587-5334
Michaels # 47036745 Camino ArroyoGilroy CA 95020-7075(408) 847-1630
Michaels # 6713561 Coleman AveSan Jose CA 95110-2047(408) 975-9371
Michaels # 207631080 Dyer StUnion City CA 94587-1768(510) 471-5443
Michaels # 869515100 Hesperian BlvdSan Leandro CA 94578-3600(510) 278-5400
Michaels #48145550 Snell AveSan Jose CA 95123-1651(408) 694-0658
Michaels # 94122040 Tully RdSan Jose CA 95122-1300(408) 274-6772
Michaels #8696100 Woodside PlazaRedwood City CA 94061-2553(650) 367-6397
Michaels # 481239170 Argonaut WayFremont CA 94538-1304(510) 857-0268
Michaels # 87181310 Gateway BlvdFairfield CA 94533-6903(707) 421-2822
Michaels # 94081051 Helen Power DrVacaville CA 95687-3507(707) 446-1991
Michaels #21217400 N Blackstone AveFresno CA 93720-4301(559) 353-3201
Michaels # 9884255 W Shaw AveClovis CA 93612-3602(559) 324-8725
Michaels #47152981 W Florida AveHemet CA 92545-3616(951) 925-6635
Michaels # 354144410 Valley Central WayLancaster CA 93536-6528(661) 723-1713
Michaels # 775339626 10th St W, Ste BPalmdale CA 93551-3000(661) 224-1618
Michaels # 670312100 Lakewood Blvd.Downey CA 90242(562) 401-4059
Michaels # 374013410 Whittier BlvdWhittier CA 90605-1932(562) 696-1600
Michaels # 78137872 Van Nuys BlvdVan Nuys CA 91402(818) 901-8321
Michaels # 303417584 Colima RdRowland Heights CA 91748-1752(626) 965-9336
Michaels #2869357 S Mountain AveUpland CA 91786-7032(909) 291-8273
Michaels #85261802 E Katella AveOrange CA 92867-5107(714) 289-8792
Michaels #3059729 E Huntington DrMonrovia CA 91016-3613(626) 305-5222
Michaels #3023201 Orangefair MallFullerton CA 92832-3038(714) 992-9272
Michaels #30241951 Foothill BlvdLa Verne CA 91750-3501(909) 596-6946
Michaels #67073340 W Century BlvdInglewood CA 90303-1305(310) 677-1531
Michaels # 77306381 Pats Ranch RdMira Loma CA 91752(951) 340-0338
Michaels #980418030 Chatsworth StGranada Hills CA 91344-5607(818) 831-1889
Michaels #86674000 Hardwick StLakewood CA 90712-2349(562) 633-1913
Michaels #21151500 W Imperial HwyLa Habra CA 90631-6967(562) 697-1369
Michaels # 988110345 Magnolia AveRiverside CA 92505-1809(951) 637-2316
Michaels # 671921630 Valley BlvdCity of Industry CA 91789(909) 869-1043
Michaels #384410788 Foothill Blvd, Ste 103Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730-3884(909) 291-8768
Michaels #2008219 N Glendale AveGlendale CA 91206-4455(818) 291-0944
Michaels #47068341 LaPalma AveBuena Park CA 90620-3207(714) 232-8104
Michaels #48004850 Telephone RdVentura CA 93003-5234(805) 289-1581
Michaels # 27011551 N Victory PlBurbank CA 91502-1647(818) 260-0527
Michaels #95391155 E ColoradoPasadena CA 91106-1806(626) 431-2850
Michaels # 300418131 Ventura BlvdTarzana CA 91356-3616(818) 881-7555
Michaels #37602704 Canyon Springs PkwyRiverside CA 92507-0933(951) 656-2172
Michaels #304814370 Ocean Gate AveHawthorne CA 90250-6732(310) 676-2064
Michaels#21112315 E Imperial Hwy Ste DBrea CA 92821-6112(714) 255-1018
Michaels # 473027534 Lugonia AveRedlands CA 92374-2017(909) 335-7439
Michaels # 37366625 Fallbrook AveWest Hills CA 91307-3520(818) 961-1121
Michaels # 99667340 Carson BlvdLong Beach CA 90808-2360(562) 377-0669
Michaels #970125686 The Old Road NNewhall CA 91381-1707(661) 255-7132
Michaels # 3848816 New Los Angeles AveMoorpark CA 93021-3585(805) 552-9140
Michaels # 2711937 Avenida PicoSan Clemente CA 92673-3908(949) 940-0465
Michaels # 95183151 Geer RdTurlock CA 95382-1118(209) 634-7084
Michaels # 16733151 Geer RdTurlock CA 95382-1118(209) 634-7084
Michaels # 98513691 Truxel RdSacramento CA 95834-3604(916) 928-9777
Michaels #3557860 Northridge Shopping CenterSalinas CA 93906-2007(831) 442-3506
Michaels #95501242 BroadwayChula Vista CA 91911-2911(619) 425-0209
Michaels #3851820 W Valley PkwyEscondido CA 92025-2537(760) 291-0137
Michaels # 32071652 Camino Del Rio NSan Diego CA 92108-1514(619) 294-2609
Michaels # 47202740 Midway DrSan Diego CA 92110-3203(619) 858-0260
Michaels #27382055 Theatre DrPaso Robles CA 93446-9629(805) 226-0737
Michaels #94211934 S BroadwaySanta Maria CA 93454-7808(805) 349-8801
Michaels #9963187 N Fairview AveGoleta CA 93117-2304(805) 967-7119
Michaels #20192775 Santa Rosa AveSanta Rosa CA 95407-6232(707) 591-9382
Michaels#31456632 Pacific AveStockton CA 95207-3720(209) 476-0197
Michaels #997427471 Ynez RdTemecula CA 92591-4612(951) 676-8087
Michaels # 37251215 Airport Park BlvdUkiah CA 95482-7400(707) 472-0411
Michaels # 67061120 Harter RdYuba City CA 95993-2642(530) 674-2601
Michaels #354412353 Mariposa Rd, Ste C-2Victorville CA 92392-6000(760) 955-2455
Michaels # 48214248 S Mooney BlvdVisalia CA 93277-9306(559) 713-0847
Michaels #2104441 S Wadsworth BlvdLakewood CO 80226-3110(303) 980-4111
Michaels # 1610931 E 120th AveThornton CO 80233-5710(303) 255-8886
Michaels #700515151 E Mississippi AveAurora CO 80012-2522(303) 751-6167
Michaels # 6762600 Hartford RdNew Britain CT 06053-1527(860) 826-2752
Michaels # 9613196 Kitts LnNewington CT 06111-4250(860) 667-0747
Michaels # 961112425 SW 88th StMiami FL 33186-1871(305) 271-5515
Michaels # 982511300 Pines BlvdPembroke Pines FL 33026-4012(954) 431-1700
Michaels # 1553521 N State Rd 7Royal Palm Beach FL 33411-3524(561) 784-8574
Michaels #95468287 W Flagler StMiami, FL 33144 (305) 266-7033
Michaels #97058354 S Dixie Hwy Miami, FL 33143(305) 665-6793
Michaels #57203278 N John Young PkwyKissimmee FL 34741-7549(407) 343-0915
Michaels #47131766 Sand Lake RdOrlando FL 32809-7628(407) 857-1329
Michaels# 21074628 E Colonial DrOrlando FL 32803-4304(407) 897-1138
Michaels # 99276725 S Kirkman RdOrlando FL 32819-9341(407) 226-1134
Michaels # 944014829 N Dale Mabry HwyCarrollwood FL 33618-2027(813) 960-3002
Michaels #86347231 W 24th StNorth Riverside IL 60546-1406(708) 442-5787
Michaels #95401081 Riverdale StWest Springfield MA 01089-4614(413) 732-7221
Michaels #206618 Water Tower PlazaLeominster MA 01453-2247(978) 534-4630
Michaels #9940290 S BroadwaySalem NH 03079-3304(603) 870-5442
Michaels #3746327 Mount Hope Ave, Ste 1002Rockaway Township NJ 07866-1645(973) 328-7831
Michaels #27643849 S Delsea Dr, Ste A3Vineland NJ 08360-7408(856) 825-5855
Michaels #20573549 Zafarano DrSanta Fe NM 87507-2618(505) 424-7600
Michaels #47243701 Ellison Dr NW Ste BAlbuquerque NM 87114-7016(505) 922-0221
Michaels #15451435 W Craig Rd Ste ANorth Las Vegas NV 89032-0211(702) 642-2841
Michaels # 58081251 S Decatur BlvdLas Vegas NV 89102-5515(702) 259-0034
Michaels #58014871 Kietzke LnReno NV 89509-6549(775) 829-8000
Michaels #7752165 Los Altos PkwySparks NV 89436(775) 626-3341
Michaels #87859030 Metropolitan AveRego Park NY 11374-5328(718) 459-2375
Michaels #78146445 Keizer Station Blvd NEKeizer OR 97303-1695(503) 393-0260

Michaels # 48233433 Catclaw DrAbilene TX 79606-8223(325) 692-3306
Michaels # 47183021 S IH-35, Ste 190Round Rock TX 78664-8300(512) 388-5662
Michaels # 98895601 Brodie Ln, Ste 200Austin TX 78745-2512(512) 899-2800
Michaels #13283201 Bee Caves Rd, Ste 112Austin TX 78746-6696(512) 328-6142
Michaels #485110900-D Lakeline Mall DrAustin TX 78717-5924(512) 275-1016
Michaels #16814717-E S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi TX 78411-4415(361) 851-9360
Michaels # 20484921 Overton Ridge BlvdFort Worth TX 76132-1910(817) 423-1727
Michaels #27125500 Greenville Ave, Ste 700Dallas TX 75206-2931(214) 461-9491
Michaels # 272119105 LBJ FwyMesquite TX 75150-6416(214) 231-0699
Michaels #88171108 W Arbrook BlvdArlington TX 76015-4211(817) 468-7983
Michaels #99251751 N Central Expy, Bldg BMcKinney TX 75070-3113(972) 547-0762
Michaels #27221151 N Burleson BlvdBurleson TX 76028-7009(817) 426-4357
Michaels #16721313 George Dieter, Ste CEl Paso TX 79936-7410(915) 629-9577
Michaels #99125730 Fairmont PkwyPasadena TX 77505-3906(281) 998-2221
Michaels #99692218 I-45 NConroe TX 77301-1051(936) 539-9630
Michaels #16837560 Westheimer Rd Unit AHouston TX 77063-4615(713) 490-1421
Michaels #27199666 Old Katy RdHouston TX 77055-6322(713) 490-1796
Michaels #94443904 Bissonnet StHouston TX 77005-1143(713) 662-0913
Michaels #112212556 Westheimer RdHouston TX 77077-5808(281) 558-1088
Michaels #17335510 San Bernardo AveLaredo TX 78041-3008(956) 725-8497
Michaels # 10106705 Slide RdLubbock TX 79424-1513(806) 794-4297
Michaels #20493001 W Loop 250 NMidland TX 79705-3252(915) 522-5212
Michaels # 12126065 NW Loop 410San Antonio TX 78238-3339(210) 681-2393
Michaels #9815255 E Basse Rd, Ste 120San Antonio TX 78209-8336(210) 804-1966
Michaels #986117700 US 281 N, Ste 400San Antonio TX 78232-1414(210) 494-020
Michaels #780817802 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 104San Antonio TX 78257(210) 641-2975
Michaels # 12068610 Fourwinds DrWindcrest TX 78239-1979(210) 590-9550
Michaels #2047521 N Valley Mills DrWaco TX 76710-5234(254) 776-7009
Michaels #2865520 E Expressway 83McAllen TX 78503-1615(956) 631-4065
Michaels #14084402 S Broadway AveTyler TX 75703-1303(903) 509-2827
Michaels# 27531567 S Burlington BlvdBurlington WA 98233-3219(360) 757-6404
Michaels #96056803 W Canal DrKennewick WA 99336-7673(509) 735-3404
Michaels #95491729 S 1st StYakima WA 98901-3745(509) 452-6484
Michaels # 28503565 S 27th StMilwaukee WI 53221-1301(414) 643-0707

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mafia of the Rings

Tonight was the Button Ring Tutorial by none other than myself, Stacey of Bouton Blue! I must say that it was a great night and fun to hang out with the ladies to work on some groovy buttons. Everyone made something a little different and I definitely got some good ideas myself! Thanks to everyone that came by to support and make some new jewelry. Don't forget to come by next month for another exciting tutorial!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sweet like Sugar!

Hi, I'm Melody of the Sacramento Craft Mafia and I would just like to thank everyone who has donated their time, money, creativity, goods and love to the cause of my heart, finding the cure to type 1 diabetes, which my son Christian was diagnosed with in 2005.

Many of my sisters in the Mafia as well as crafters from all over the world have sent in items for my fundraising shop on Etsy called the Sugarcube Society. Almost everyday, I have the opportunity to talk to people who are affected by this disease in some way. I really love connecting with these people. We are kindred spirit, all of us on the same side of a battle trying to defeat a foe that is seemingly all-encompassing at times. I'm continually overwhelmed by the generosity of others and the strength of those who struggle with this disease.

There's a good variety of items in the shop, but I think I'm most impressed with how the Sugarbabies project has turned out. These babies started out as plain cotton fabric dolls in two sizes: full-size doll and pincushion doll.

Look what the mafia girls did with them, which is a total testament to their creativity and craftsmanship:

Two have already SOLD! The SCM artists involved in the creation of these dolls are Lorrain Garcia, Stacey Ball, Erika-Ashley Garcia, and Angel Walsh (papergoods artist).

Thanks girls for all your amazing work and for helping me raise money for the cure!

Sugarcube Society coordinator

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Some Monday Morning Reporting on the Weekend!!!

Good morning to all those out in the blog-o-sphere!!! Still trying to figure out what happened to Sunday...must mean there is a lot going on.
So the questions on every one's was Second Saturday?!?! pretty much ROCKED!!!
We had six members of the SCM out representing at the Park Your Art event at McMartin Realty. Jenn of Rosebud Designs was out in force with her beautiful handmade yarn and knit delights. Katie of Kaytea brought the baby goodies and the funky fresh onsies. Erika- Ashley of Charming Co. did some awesome magnet work while Rebecca of Good Friday amused the crowds with her unique jewelry. Speaking of unique jewelry the evening was rounded out by Antoinette of Creatress Designs and Sophia of Simply Strands. WOW...quite a showing SCM!!!

Here is a cool picture of the event...look at all the people! You should definitely make it out to the hottest lot in town for September's Second Saturday!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August Craftalong!

Please come join the Sacramento Craft Mafia on Tuesday August 12th at the Java Lounge for a little coffee/tea...and a little crafting!

Stacey of Bouton Blue will be showing us how to make some cute elastic vintage button rings. She will be providing elastic and some buttons. You will want to bring the following supplies:

Sewing Needle (standard size that can fit in buttons holes)
Buttons (the kind with 2-4 holes in them)
Thread (White recommended)

If buttons are not your thing please don't hesitate to come out anyway. Bring WHATEVER craft floats your boat...just come out and hang with us!

Java Lounge
2416 16th Street Sacramento
August 12, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Find out at Grind and Groove for their 2nd Saturday art show and reception. Sacramento Craft Mafiosa, Sacred Snatch will have art in this show, as well as Evie's Ark and Krissi Sandvik! Check it out before or after you come out to McMartin Reality's Park Your Art event from 6-10pm at 21st and K Streets!

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Little Blog on Blog Action

Our sisters of the Petaluma Craft Mafia were recently recognized for their blog, which could teach us a couple things. Congrats, girls!

PCM wins Arte y Pico Award!

Aww. I was just informed that our little blog over here at PCM, was chosen by a very talented blogger herself, Elaine Barr, and awarded the mucho coveted Arte y Pico Award! Whooo hooo!

So, when I find some time I mean to pay the Pico Award forward and choose five blogs I heart to pieces too. You know, so many blogs so little time! Thanks and mucho appreciato!


About Arte Y Pico Award...
The Arte y Pico Award is meant to be paid forward to five bloggers who you want to recognize for their creative talents, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community...helping to make the world a better place, one blog pots at a time!Now it's your turn...If you have been selected for the award, please pay it forward, following the steps below:1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.5) Please post these rules! - Be my guest to copy and paste from here..The Arte y Pico blog is in Spanish.To read it in English, click here. The translation is not perfect.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Hottest Lot in Town

Rebecca of Good Friday
Katie of Kaytea
Looking forward to joining the crowds and coming out for the best day of every month? Prepare yourself because Second Saturday is coming!!! Where should one go for the best Second Saturday in town? McMartin Realty of course. Come out an joining several members of the SCM at the hottest lot in town. Park Your Art will be held on August 9th at the corner of 21st and K Street from 6pm-10 pm. Here are some picture of some lovely SCM ladies out at the May Park Your Art event!!! So please come and join us for the the last Second Saturday of the summer. Erika-Ashley of Charming Co. (All photo's by Melody the founder of the Sugar Cube Society)

Friday, August 1, 2008

SCM Superstar!

Have Tamie Snow of Roxycraft sign your copy of Tiny Yarn Animals!

Borders Bookstore
2339 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

This Thursday, August 7th at 7pm!