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.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Featuring Sacramento Craft Mafia!

This Saturday, Novemeber 1st, Sacramento Craft Mafia is hosting a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Sara Jane & Co.!

Sara Jane & Co. is a very cool midtown boutique and gallery featuring the hippest of art, clothing, jewelry and more.

We are planning to have refreshments, sidewalk sale and a community altar!

We invite everyone to come out, bring flowers, candles, pictures to place on our altar an honor and celebrate those passed and present!

It all starts at 3pm and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Website

Guess where the Sacramento Craft mafia is hanging out now?!?

Our New Website!!!

Have fun clicking around and seeing the new digs of the Mafia!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sights & Sounds from Craftoberfest

Thank You! THANK YOU! To everyone who participated in this year's Sac Craft Mafia event! Thank you to Stacey for all your hours planning Craftoberfest!
Thank you to our sponsors, Dave's Pumpkin Patch for the pumpkins and
the Sacramento News & Review for allowing us to use your parking lot for the event!
Thank you to the Tumbleweeds for not giving up & playing your wonderful music!
The set Rocked!!!
A special thanks to the Petaluma Craft Mafia Ladies
and all the other wonderful outside vendors who traveled to Sac
to vend in our cold windy town that day!
Thank you also to all the wonderful people who came out to shop and support
us all in our arts & crafts!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pictures from Craftoberfest

These beautiful pictures were taken by Rain of Rain's Embellishments !!!

Makes you wish you were


Friday, October 17, 2008

Getting Crafty for Prop 2

This Saturday evening from 4-7 at Body Tribe Puppy Bird will be helping out at the Yes on Prop 2 party and hosting the make your own Yes on Prop 2 sign table.

I've got paint, glitter, stencils, and glow in the dark paint to make the coolest prop signs in town.

If you are not feeling crafty there are plenty of other reasons to come. There will be a art auction with items donated from local artists as well as yours truly.

And if that's not reason enough, I'll be making the famous vegan cheese ball to nosh on.

come support prop 2 (or find out why you should)


Monday, October 13, 2008

Diamond Glaze is a crafter's best friend

Oh Diamond Glaze how I love thee....

I just have to let everyone in on a little secret product that I am in love with. Diamond Glaze puts the greatest glass-like glaze cover over any product and it doesn't stink too bad and dries fairly fast. You can't really find it in any stores that I am aware of but you can buy it online at

I also found it on line on the Joanne's website (but not in the actual stores).

Here are a few of the things I have made since discovering this little gem.

Belt buckles (with a message of course)

and I improved the coating on my Japanese icon jewelry

The possibilities are endless. Just squirt it on evenly, pop any bubbles that form, and wait. It will look milky when it first goes on but it dries clear.

Tons of fun!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Craftoberfest Featured Artist!

As a resident in Midtown, I am thrilled to actually be a participant in the Second Saturday events. This has been a goal for many years. Thank you to Craft Mafia for the opportunity.

My crafting background started over 30 years ago with my family teaching me to embroider, knit and crotchet. Over the years it has evolved into wire and metal smithing with beads, candle and soap making as well as other various crafts.

Currently, my position as Class Director and Assistant Buyer at The Bead Fetish has cultivated many creative projects and as well as enthusiasm to keep dreaming of new pieces. Other inspiration arrives through my nature walks, gardening and a yogic state of mind.

Many of my pieces may be viewed and purchased at The Bead Fetish, 1725 L St & Sacramento Art Complex 2110 K Street in lovely Midtown Sacramento.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Craftoberfest Featrured Artist!

Founded in 2007, Oli’s Products developed out of per necessary and the love of cooking. Olinda (known by her friends as "Oli") and Debbie, both have Celiac Disease, and were desperate for great tasting gluten-free food. Even if you do not have any dietary restrictions our products are worth a taste. We currently offer a Sweet ‘n Spicy Sauce that can be used as a replacement for BBQ sauce or ketchup, as well as a Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa, both offered in varying degrees of heat. Recently we became award winners and took first place for both our products at the California State Fair. So check out our website for our show schedule so you can have a free sample and see what you've been missing out on all these years: great tasting gluten-free foods! In addition to our food products, you’ll also find hand-knitted baby hats and handmade jewelry at our shows.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Seconds Saturday!

What are your plans for Second Saturday?

There are going to be two awesome events taking place that will be featuring and incorporating that lovely ladies of the Sacramento Craft Mafia. They span both the day and the with 12 plus hours to come out and see have no excuse!

1. Craftoberfest - Saturday, October 11 from 10 am- 4pm in the Sacramento News and Review Parking lot. 20 plus vendors including ALL the lovely mafia ladies!

2. Park Your Art - Saturday, October 11 from 6 pm- 10 pm in the McMartin Realty parking lot. 40 plus vendors including several of your lovely mafia ladies!

Be there or be square!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

The best thing happening this Saturday night

This Saturday come check out the Wonder Fall fashion show at Freestyle clothing company.

Mafia members Monica and Ruby of Puppy Bird clothing are in the show and the lovely mafia sister Angel will be doing hair and make up for 2 Puppy Bird models.

Live DJ, fashion, models, drinks, mad skilz..... this is a show not to be missed!

$7 in advance $10 at the door. Freestyle is just off Hwy 80 (you can see it from the Fwy) Exit on Antelope then turn left at Taco Bell (drive thru the parking lot as if heading back to the freeway)There will be signs....

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Did We Mention Swag???

Yes Swag! We are giving out FREE SWAG to the first 100 visitors to Craftoberfest!

But what is swag really? Here's one definition from the Urban Dictionary:
Any corporate/branded merchandise given out for free in order to promote the company/brand. Usually little trinkets or doodads, sometimes clothing, and always cheaply mass-produced. Etymology of this term most likely stems from the middle-English use of the word 'swag' often in pirate circles or other criminal circles as a euphemism for loot or plunder.

Our swag bags are going to be filled with incredible goodies made by the Craft Mafia girls who will be vending the show! I won't tell you all the things that will be in there because that would ruin the surprise! However, I will tell you there will be some good stuff to get your hands on - including the latest copy of the Sac News & Review as well as mini pumpkins from Dave's Pumpkin Patch! So make sure you arrive early! The show starts @ 10:00am at the Sac News & Review parking lot (1015 20th St. Midtown Sac)!