Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Swag and raffle goodies preview!

The big day is almost here -- less than one week until the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia Holiday Hit List Show this Sunday, December 7th! The swag bags (available for the first 100 shoppers to arrive at the show) have been assembled with the very creative and quality goodies from our vendors and some special friends. These bags are pink, re-usable totes, with the SDNPCM logo on one side and a shout-out to our sponsor, Filter, on the other.

Here is a sample of what you might find in a swag bag:

Coupons from Mesh Boutique, Tabou Treasures, Noon Designs, Eclipse Chocolate, Beth Mann Jewelry & Pottery, Sea Rocket Bistro

Buttons from Sweet & Sour Goodies

Notepads from BoyGirlParty, earrings from CiCi's Beaded Art, candles from Ti Amo Bella Creations, magnets from Random Creative Moments, Build-Your-Own-Bracelet kits from p-starr

Magnets from Made with Luv, earrings from Mandarin Ruby, note cards from Truly Fine Designs, patches from Velvet Klaw, earrings from Designs de Luna, zippered pouches from Pixel Knit

Earrings from Asilomar Works

These bags contain an assortment of the above items as well as other goodies, such as earrings from PYP Arts & Designs, greeting cards from Belle Pepper Couture, and other cool stuff! Be sure to get there early in order to be one of the first 100 shoppers!

But wait, there's more!

Here are some prizes that will be given away throughout the day in our FREE raffle. These are all fantastic prizes that you will surely want to win (please note that you must be present in order to collect your prize)!

Art and hairclip from Twinkle Baby Couture, bear with necklace and bracelet from Beth Mann Jewelry, a baby blanket and burp cloths from Wee Set, handmade red class reversible necklace from PYP Arts & Designs

Big Foot pillow from Pixel Knit, gumball machine candle from Ti Amo Bella Creations, original art from Random Creative Moments

Blue Swarovski crystal earrings from CiCi's Beaded Art, beaded necklace from Beth Mann Jewelry

Gift set of illustrated stationary from BoyGirlParty, handmade raggy sac from Charina Charina

Three shoulder strap totes from Bagriculture

Unisex knit hat from Little Grey Cat, abalone dangling disc earrings from Nora Farrell

Two grafitti paper bangles from Voz Clothing & Art, Creepy Cozy Gizmo pouch from Handcrafts by Lani, original inked linoleum print of bride of Frankenstein's monster from I Wish I had a Penguin Friend

Two pairs of earrings from Tabou Treasures, necklace from Designs de Luna, abalone earrings from Laura Hunter Handmade

Delicate handcrafted earrings from Asilomar Works, feather hair clip from Lo Boheme

Soft aqua colored t-shirt from gotanurge

Two computer mouse wrist rests and a Veggie Squeaky Poo from Planet Tokki

Creme colored evening bag decorated with beads and flowers from Katz Bagatopia

You know you don't want to miss this one!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sight and Sound event at Ray at Night Saturday, November 22nd!

A few of us from the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia will be appearing at the Sight and Sound event at Planet Rooth & 4 Walls Gallery on Ray St. for Ray at Night this Saturday night, November 22nd, from 7-11 pm. This promises to be a super fun event, with music, performers, free tastings and freebies from us Mafia ladies!

$5 gets you in the door and also a complimentary beverage. Proceeds are to benefit the Autism Research Institute. Hope to see you there!

There is still time left to get an ad in the 2008 HHL program!

Today is the deadline to place an ad in the program for the 2008 Holiday Hit List, to be held Sunday, December 7 at the historic NTC promenade in Point Loma. This is a great opportunity to get out the word about your business to savvy holiday shoppers. Due to extensive promotion, we expect huge crowds to attend the show. We will be printing 1000 copies that will be distributed throughout San Diego and the day of our event. We will give away FREE programs of the event with an advertising section in the back. For more info about placing and ad, and about our very affordable rates, please visit our Holiday Hit List website.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Our first anniversary celebration Friday, October 10th at U-31!

It's almost impossible to believe but it has already been a year since we have started our little group! My, how we have grown! We will be hosting a fantastic party at U-31 in North Park to celebrate our First Anniversary, and we want you to be there! The event starts at 7 pm and we will be serving up hors d'oeuvres and cake to compliment the wonderful cocktails at U-31. The members of the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia will also be selling their unique, crafty wares. And because it is our "paper" anniversary, we will also be featuring paper crafts for you to make and wow us with. We can't wait to party with you!

SDNPCM First Anniversary celebration
Friday, October 10th from 7-9 pm
U-31 Cocktail Lounge and Bar
3112 University Ave
(between 31st St & Iowa St)
North Park, CA 92104
(619) 584-4188

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The next Crafty Conspiracy will be held September 23 at Filter Coffee House in North Park

We had so much fun at the last Crafty Conspiracy and are really looking forward to this next one. Join us on Tuesday evening, September 23rd, from 7-9pm to craft, chat, and indulge in the goodies served up at Filter Coffee House. Our very own Sarah will be leading us in a crafting project (detailed list of supplies can be found to the right in the "Upcoming Events" column). We will also have some random supplies out for your crafting pleasure -- or just bring whatever you are working on to show off your mad skillz!

It will be here before you know it -- Holiday Hit List 2008!!!

Time flies when you are having fun crafting, and the holidays are approaching fast! We are already busy planning the spectacular 2008 Holiday Hit List and we are looking for vendors! This will be a super HUGE event -- to be held at the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station in Point Loma on Sunday, December 7th. If you have a crafty independent business and are in or planning to be in the San Diego area the first week of December, then you don't want to miss out on this opportunity! All of the details can be found here on the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia website. Hurry -- you only have until October 3rd to apply! This is going to be an epic show with entertainment, giveaways, craft demos, fashion show, and more!

Friday, July 25, 2008

This one is going to be HOT! Aug. 3 at the Ken Club!

The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia is pleased to be having a special Sunday, Crafty Sunday show at the Ken Club in the heart of Kensington, San Diego. This event will be done summer style -- HOT bands, HOT burlesque ladies, HOT prizes, and as always, HOT vendors and their crafty wares! Come out and cool off with a cocktail while you peruse the fancy items for sale, and rock out with fantastic entertainment. We will be there from 12 to 8 pm, but make sure you get there early -- the first 50 people in the door will receive a free gift bag!

Sunday, Crafty Sunday- Summer Edition
August 3rd
12 pm to 8 pm
The Ken Club
4079 Adams. Ave. - 92116

21 & up - $5 cover

Friday, May 23, 2008

Check out this week's San Diego Citybeat!

The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia is proud to be featured in the annual San Diego Citybeat's "Summer Guide '08". Our Sunday, Crafty Sunday events have been given a shout out as one of six super summer shopping events. This issue is jam-packed with useful information on how best to spend the summer in San Diego. The folks at Citybeat know San Diego like no other! Don't miss this issue! And don't miss the next Sunday, Crafty Sunday show at Filter!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Join us on May 4th for
"Sunday, Crafty Sunday"!

Are you wondering what to do this Sunday? Come hang out with us! We'll be hosting monthly craft shows beginning on May 4th @ Filter in North Park! Come and meet members of the NPCM and other local artists/crafters! This show's happening just in time for Mother's Day shopping. Come on by and pick up that special Mom's Day gift! Support DIY in SD!

Sunday, May 4th 2008
@ Filter (formerly the Other Side)
4096 30th St., San Diego - 92104
12 noon to 5 p.m.
Need directions? Use this map!

Our Vendors!
Come & meet 'em on Sunday!

Belle Pepper Couture, The Elegant Affair, goldiesknits, Jewelry by Jolene, I's Ha-lo Halo, Liz Avalon Designs, Lynn's Rags, Quiet Hero, stitchedbykate, Studio 1212 Ceramics, Sunshine Christine, valmarie*jewelry, & Velvet Klaw!

Check our FAQ page for all the details.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Trunk Show at Pawparazzi!

NPCM Founding Member, Svea Komori, is having a show! Pawparazzi Pet Boutique will be hosting a trunk show for Belle Pepper Couture on Friday, April 25th from 5-8 pm. They're located at 8283 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA. ph:(619) 464-1744. They'll be making collars and jewelry to order - and showing a lot of new items for Spring!

PAWPARAZZI PET BOUTIQUE ***Upscale, Trendy & Chic boutique offering gifts for you and your pet. ***It's a pampered dog's life, nothing is too good or PAWsh when it comes to pet pampering. ***Devine dresses & trendy clothes will have heads turning! REMEMBER... "EVERY DAY IS A FASHION SHOW & THE WORLD IS YOUR RUNWAY!"

Come by on Friday and meet Pepper! She'll be there in her special Belle Pepper Couture dress. Belle & Bambi may make an appearance too! We hope to see you there, cuz every pet needs a bit of glamour!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Spring Line Up is this Sunday, March 30th!

The date you all have been waiting for is approaching fast – the Spring Line Up is this Sunday, March 30th! We have been working hard to make this a fantastic event and you won’t be disappointed! Here’s a look at the bands and performers we have rounded up:

12 pm - Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (drawing class)
12:45 - Urban Tribal Dance Company
1:30 - Fashion Show
2:30 - Architect Sketch
3:15 - The Down Stroke
4:00 - Castillo
4:45 - The Messenger
5:30 – Jezebel

There will be free prizes raffled off all day long and complimentary swag bags for the first guests –what a steal! Plus: demos by Sew Hut, and extraordinary food and beverages from the Other Side Coffee shop.

We will see you there -- to miss this event would constitute a felony!

Spring Line Up
Sunday, March 30th
Silver Gate Masonic Hall
3795 Utah St. San Diego CA 92104

Friday, February 15, 2008

Come meet the crafty debutantes!

Our new members will be presented for their debut craft show on Sunday, March 2, at the Other Side coffee house in North Park. This will an excellent opportunity to meet and greet the lovely new members of the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia! Come by and have a cup of coffee and peruse the delicious, one-of-a-kind wares from us fabulous fashionistas! The show will run from 12-6, so there will be plenty of time to drop in and hang out with us. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Other Side
4096 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia has expanded!**

We are so very pleased to announce the addition of our new members:

Amy Smock of Designs de Luna
Margaret McLean of The Wee Set
Meagan Rae Longtin of Meagan Rae Designs
Karen Jorgenson of Altered Provisions
Lisa Yednorowicz of Old Cake Paintings
Sarah Sweeney of Piedras and Pretties Collection
Stefanie Histed of Made With Luv

Check out their websites NOW! They are all so fabulous!
Meet the new crew members at our very first group show on March 2nd!! Details to come. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Coming VERY SOON--the Spring Line Up!

The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia is ecstatic to be announcing our huge spring spectacular show—the Spring Line Up! It will be held on Sunday, March 30th at the Masonic Hall in North Park! This event promises to be enormous, and of course will be completely entertaining. Are you interested in joining us to be one of our many fabulous vendors? We have posted an online application here. The deadline for applications is February 22nd—don’t delay!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

"Meet and Greet" with the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia 1/12/08!

We hope everyone had a great holiday!  Now it is time to get back to business.  We here at the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia are rested and ready for 2008.   We are going to begin the New Year with a “Meet & Greet” at the amazing Claire De Lune in North Park.  If you haven’t been to the Claire de Lune, they have great coffee and other goodies!   This gathering is open to anyone who has an interest in joining our group and wants to meet us and see what we’re all about.   It will be a relaxed atmosphere where we can feel free to chat and to get to know each other.  We hope to see you there and look forward to meeting you!

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2008
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge
2906 University Ave.
S.D., CA 92104

R.S.V.P. – Please let us know you will be coming, as we need to reserve a large enough seating area. You can drop us a line here.