Sunday, December 9, 2007

The "Holiday Hit List" Was a Hit!!

Wow! What a day! The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's first event - the Holiday Hit List - was a blast! The day started out rainy and cold, but warmed up a bit and turned out to be nice. We had a wonderful group of vendors with a wide variety of items for our holiday shoppers to choose from. It was a great turn out! Thanks so much to everyone for coming down to the Bar Pink Elephant and thanks to all the folks from BPE for having us there. We hope that everyone a had a good time, we sure did! We'll be posting some photos from the event on the group blog. Boy, am I tired today- but there's no time to rest. The SDNPCM is already planning more events for next year. Check back for updates!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Come to the Fall Bazaar!

Well, the holidays are fast approaching and the shopping season has begun. I'll be at the Learnin' Tots Fall Bazaar in Old Town with fellow mafia member Penni Hawkins. Come see us! There's more shows coming up, so check back here to find out more. And, don't forget about the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's first production - the Holiday Hit List! Deadline to apply is tomorrow, Nov. 3rd.

Learnin' Tots Fall Bazaar
Wednesday, Nov. 7th
11 am - 1 pm
Caltrans Building Courtyard in Old Town

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Psssst....Did You Hear?

The (San Diego) North Park Craft Mafia is hosting our first event this December- The Holiday Hit List! We've been working with our friends at Bar Pink Elephant, in North Park, to bring this event to you. What is the Holiday Hit List? Well, it will be a holiday shopping social- indie style. We'll have a gang of crafty vendors who will be there selling fantastic, hand-crafted items for those on your shopping "hit list", a DJ to provide some hit tunes, a fashion show- and other surprises. Not only will you be able to enjoy some fantastic drinks and music, you can get your holiday shopping done at the same time. Don't miss it! On Oct. 17th we'll begin accepting applications for vendors who want to join up with us at this event. Check out our FAQs page for more info. I'll be posting updates here and on our website!

The North Park Craft Mafia's Holiday Hit List
Saturday, December 8th, 2007
3829 30th St., San Diego
12 noon - 6 pm

Visit for more information!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's Time for Oktoberfest!!

I know, it's not Oktober yet - but we're starting the party early! I will be there with the (SanDiego) North Park Craft Mafia this upcoming weekend! Join us on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 - 23 in the Balboa Park Club Ballroom, 1450 El Prado in fabulous Balboa Park. This fantastic festival is put together by the International Dance Association of San Diego County. The festival runs Saturday from 1-4 pm with free beginner’s dance lessons. Then on Sunday from 12:30 to 4:45 pm, don’t miss the costumed dancers performing traditional folk dances. Dancing, vendors and great German food—fun for the whole family! Hope to see you there!

For more info, call (619) 422-1584 or email

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The North Park Craft Mafia Has Arrived!!

Yes, it's true. It has been in the works and it's now official. The North Park Craft Mafia has arrived in San Diego. The three founding members are Penni- owner of P-Starr, Svea- owner of Belle Pepper Couture, and me- owner of Velvet Klaw. We three are so excited to be given this opportunity and we are proud to be members of the Craft Mafia ™ family! We have some events being planned and we'll be out and about in our city making our presence known. We'll be sharing more about our plans later. For now, we will be working together to make this group great and to have fun!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Watch Uncommon Threads on Aug 9!

You'd better watch! Miss Penni (P-Starr) is going to be showing you how to make some nifty stuff. The show was taped last year when she was a member of the San Diego Craft Mafia. Most of the members have since moved on to other opportunities, but the show premieres next week! Here's all the info. Don't forget to TIVO!

Uncommon Threads
Episode DUCT-257

Made in the Shade
Crafting hipsters, San Diego Craft Mafia, show us how to keep cool. We make a vintage-inspired curtain and a Roman shade.

• August 09, 2007 7:00 AM ET/PT

Monday, July 2, 2007

Come to the Walkabout!!

That's right! It's time for the South Park Summer Walkabout! If you haven't been to one, it's a fun event where the local businesses stay open late and have special treats for visitors. Come check it out. I'll be there sharing a booth with two of my skating sisters - "Lucky" Penni from P-Starr and newly ordained Derby Doll Mariah, from Mia Bella's Gourmet Candles. We'll be at the Whistle Stop Bar and we'll have lots of cool stuff for sale. Check out the other vendors and shops too! Don't miss it! Here's the info;

South Park Summer Walkabout
Friday, July 20, 2007
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

2236 Fern St. (30th & Juniper)
San Diego, CA 92104

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ross & I Will Be On Knitty Gritty - TOMORROW!!

That's right! Ross and I were guest "knitsters" on Vickie Howell's show, Knitty Gritty. It was great fun and everyone we met was so nice. We made two hats from "Domiknitrix" Jennifer Stafford's new book. Don't forget to watch. Here's the listing from;

Knitty Gritty
Episode DKNG-706 - Devilish Knits June 25, 2007- 7:00 AM et/pt
Whether it's Halloween, Mardi Gras, or you're just feeling a bit spunky, this snow devil knit hat will do just the trick. Knitwear designer and author of the book Dominknitrix Jennifer Stafford demonstrates her devil hat. This project involves incredibly detailed and symmetrical shaping. From a costume party to the slopes, you're sure to stand out from the crowd. The base of this devil hat can also be transformed into a knit Mohawk with a few adjustments.