Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from San Diego's Craft Mafia!

The members of the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Have a fun NYE tonight and a great day tomorrow! We're getting ready for a busy year in 2010 with the return of our "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" gift bazaars, a Mafia Trunk Show, the Spring Line Up at the North Park Festival of the Arts, and another Holiday Hit list. We also welcome everyone to come and craft with us at our monthly "Crafty Conspiracy Craft Nights" at the Ruby Kitchen in Hillcrest. Not a crafter? You don't have to be. Stop by and visit with us while enjoying some great food or maybe a glass of sangria? Let's make next year great by making new crafts, making new friends, and "keeping San Diego Crafty!"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Last Minute Holiday Shopping @ the Ruby Kitchen!

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Like to leave that 'til the last minute? Come to the Ruby Kitchen on Dec. 17th for a "Last Minute Holiday Shopping" event! The members of the North Park of Craft Mafia will be there with other crafty vendors for an evening of shopping, great beverages, & tasty appetizers! Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the USO toy drive and get a free raffle ticket for our holiday giveaways!

Vendors to include: Belle Pepper Couture, Meagan Rae Designs, Velvet Klaw, Dusty Cat Designs, Splendid Peony, & Blanca Nieves.

Thursday, December 17th
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Location Change!*
The Ruby Kitchen
1263 University Ave. - 92103

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

There's Still Time to Donate a Toy!

Thanks to all who made donations of toy and/or cash at last night's holiday toy drive! If you couldn't make it out there last night, there's still time. You can stop by Skateworld roller rink today and drop of your donation. The rink is open until 5 pm, so come by anytime! The downtown USO is hosting their event tomorrow where they will be distributing toys to the children of San Diego's military families. If you are in the downtown area, you can make your donation there as well! The USO is located at the corner of 3rd & A Streets. Let's make this a great holiday season!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bring a Toy to the USO Toy Drive Tomorrow at Skateworld!

Do you like to roller skate? Want to help the USO collect some toys for military families this holiday season? Then join our friends from San Diego Roller Derby while they collect toys for this year's USO Toy Drive! Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to drop into the collection box sponsored by San Diego Roller Derby! Don't have time to shop for a toy? Not a problem! You can also donate a few dollars and the SDRD members will be using that money to buy a whole bunch of fun toys to add to the toy box! Be sure to pick up a free SDRD 2010 game schedule too! Their new season starts on Jan. 23rd with a home game at Skateworld in Linda Vista. So, grab your skates and come skate with the girls from San Diego Roller Derby tomorrow!

USO Toy Drive sponsored by San Diego Roller Derby
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. during Adult Skate Night @ Skateworld
(open skating from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.)
6907 Linda Vista Rd. - 92111
Admission $8 - or drop off your donation at the ticket counter

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Hit List is Happening Now!

We are at the NTC Promenade right now for our 3rd Annual Holiday Hit List! We will be here until 6 pm! Over 75 vendors are in the house with all kinds of fabulous gift items for those on your holiday shopping list! Check them out at and then come on over!

McMillin Event Center
2875 Dewey Rd.
Noon - 6 pm

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Hit List - 2nd Room Added for More Vendors!

Yes, it's true! We have added a second room this year to be able to include more vendors for our Holiday Hit List event! We have only a few spaces left, so if you are a crafty vendor who wants to be a part of this year's show, read the FAQ page and get all the details. Then, email us ( right away and let us know that you want to apply and we'll send you the application! Don't miss your chance to join us! It's sure to be a fabulous day of holiday shopping, music, fashion, and fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

3rd Annual Holiday Hit List! Designers - Show Your Stuff in Our Fashion Show!

The time is almost here! We're getting everything ready for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hit List indie shopping extravaganza - and that includes a fashion show! If you are a designer who wants to show your work, then we want to hear from you! There's no fee to participate and this is an all ages, free event! Think you might want to join us and have your designs seen? Send us an email and we'll give you all the details. Email us at:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, Crafty Sunday Celebrates El Día de los Muertos- Crafty Vendors Wanted!

Come and join in the celebration at our next Sunday, Crafty Sunday show as we bring you some Día de los Muertos fun! There will be drink specials, a DIY craft booth, and crafty vendors! Can't get enough of dressing up? Join in on the costume contest and you might win a prize!

Interested vendors can apply now!
Just go to:
and download the application. Spaces start at $15, so don't delay!

Sunday, November 1st
2 pm - 7 pm
The Ruby Room
1271 University Ave., San Diego - 92103

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, Crafty Sunday Returns October 4th at Filter!

Sunday Crafty Sunday is returning to Filter Coffee House on October 4th for its Fall Edition! Come and shop for crafty wares by local crafty vendors including yours truly, the North Park Craft Mafia. We'll have a craft table where you can decorate a Halloween pumpkin to take home! Also enjoy some cookies, cakes, coffee, and cold adult beverages because Filter is now serving beer and wine!

Update: Vendors will include - Attic 802, Bell's Hand Crochet, The Housewife Project, Jellybeans & Faries, Meagan Rae Designs*, Pogoda Designs, Royally Divine, This 'n That Cafe, Unordinary, & Velvet Klaw*.
* Craft Mafia member

Sunday, October 4, 2009
4096 30th St. 92104
(at 30th St. & Polk)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It's Newsletter Time!

Yes, the September issue of our monthly newsletter has been emailed out! This month features our interview with the brother and sister design duo behind all the fabulous fabrics from Alexander Henry! Their textile designs are some of our favorites around. Also, just in time for "back to school", we've reviewed the book Alternation. Get some ideas for making a new wardrobe by reusing what's already in your closet! If you are not on our mailing list you can download a copy from our website!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Celebrate Our 2 Yr. Anniversary This Sunday at the Ruby Room!

Join us as we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a party & show at the Ruby Room in Hillcrest! There will be crafty vendors, DJ Johnny Tran & DJ Roxx to spin some tunes, a dog fashion show (and a people one too), $3 martinis & Trumer Pilsners, happy hour food specials at the Ruby Kitchen from 5-8 pm (you have to come to the event and get the "password" from a Mafia member) free giveaways...and more! Come dressed in your "mafia best" and you might win a prize in our mafia costume contest!

Sunday, August 30th, 2 - 8 p.m.
The Ruby Room
1271 University Ave. - 92103
(Must be 21+)

Want more info? Visit:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Get the August Edition of our Monthly Newsletter!

Did you know that we publish a monthly newsletter? We do! It's full of interesting interviews of crafty folks, recipes, a monthly horoscope, and crafty how-to's! Sign up to have it emailed to you each month! Send an email request to:, or download it from our website. You won't want to miss another issue!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We're Tweetin' on Twitter!

Have you missed one of our craft nights? Do you want to keep up with the latest Mafia happenings? Follow us on Twitter and don't get left out again! You can find us at:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Apply Now for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hit List!

Thinking about this year's holiday season in July? Great! If you want to be a vendor at the 3rd Annual Holiday Hit List you need to apply soon! We are hosting the third edition of this event and it will be even better than last year! The Holiday Hit List has become an anticipated shopping event for those, in the San Diego area, who want to find unique and extra special gifts and items for those on their shopping hit lists! Want to know more about the HHL? We've set up an FAQ page that has answers to many questions. You will find a link to the vendor app on the FAQ page. We hope you will join us on December 6th, whether you are a vendor or a shopper. This is not to be missed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alexander Henry Fabric, Loteria Print, Out of Print , But We Can Change That!!

Hi There Alexander Henry fans, and Loteria print fans!
I am going to start to get together a massive order for the Loteria fabric design from Alexander Henry. For those who love this fabric and make stuff out of it, this will be a chance for us to tell them, "Hey! We love this fabric and we want it reprinted!!!" There are two colorways that I want to have them reprint. The Black background and the White Background(Natural).

Currently, this fabric is out of print. That means that at this time it is not avaliable, because the printed run of these lovely loteria cards has sold out. I know this fabric is a VERY popular one! I sold this fabric like CRAZY when I had it in my fabric shop.

I have to get together an order of over 1000 yards of each design(2000 total). I figured, it's about 134 bolts of 15 yards.

If you are interested in buying a bolt, or more, let me know, I will be starting up a list of interested buyers.

Visit my etsy site at

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunday, Crafty Sunday Happening This Weekend!

That's right! We're hosting another "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" this weekend on June 7th from noon to 5 pm at Filter Coffee House in North Park! It's sure to be a good time and there will be lots of crafters on hand with great gift items for your June gift buying occasions. Here's a list of the vendors you will find this Sunday; Aquarian Soul, Artista Muerta, Belle Pepper Couture*, CiCi's Beaded Art, Deborah Ellen Jewelry, Delilahs Interior Gifts and Services.Com, EverAfter Naturals, Martha Savage Peruvian Handcrafts, Meagan Rae Designs*, Ulu..., and Velvet Klaw*.

So join us, have a cup of coffee, and do some shopping. Filter now serves mimosas, Bloody Marys, wine, and beer! Want more info? Visit!

* Indicates Craft Mafia member

Sunday, Crafty Sunday
June 7th, 2009
12 noon - 5 pm
Filter Coffee House
4096 30th St., SD - 92104

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Come to the Ruby Room on May 16th & Get in on Some "Sketchy" Action!

You do not want to miss this one! What could be better than spending an afternoon drawing live models? Drawing live models at a cocktail lounge, of course! This Saturday, May 16th, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School will be happening at the Ruby Room in Hillcrest from 3 - 6 pm. You bring your sketch pad, drawing supplies, and some cash for libations from the bar, and Dr. Sketchy provides the models! Each month the good doctor brings burlesque dancers, belly dancers, and now - roller girls! This month will feature members of San Diego Roller Derby in their derby best and some other fun costumes. What kind of costumes? That's a secret. You'll have to check it out and see! Who exactly is Dr. Sketchy? Dr. Sketchy’s is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. It was founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s asked a simple question. Why can’t drawing people be sexy? From its humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has 70+ branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Rome, and Melbourne. Since it’s successful launch during Comic Con 2007, Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego branch has been going strong each month. It's great fun and you can even win a prize for your drawing! This month there will be prizes donated by your own Craft Mafia and the SDRD. You have to draw to win! We want to see you there!

Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School
The third Saturday of every month3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

$10 admission


The Ruby Room
1271 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

Questions? Contact Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego at

Monday, April 6, 2009

Two Great Events Happening in May!

The Mafia is busy as always! We are organizing two great events that are coming up in May. We'll be bringing you another Sunday, Crafty Sunday event on May 3rd at Filter Coffee House from noon to 5 p.m. This is just in time for all the Mother's Day shoppers! Interested vendors should check out our FAQ page where you will find all the details about the show and an online application. The next show we have coming up is the 2nd Annual Spring Line Up. This year's show will be a part of the larger 13th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts event! We will be working with our friends from the North Park Main Street on this one. They organize the NPFA event and we'll be taking care of the Spring Line Up section. This free, all ages event takes place on May 17th along University Ave. between 30th and 32nd Streets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Spring Line Up vendors section will be located at the west end of the event between 30th & Ohio Streets. This is a huge event with past attendance topping 35,000! There's so much to see at this yearly event that we can't list it all here. Visit our Spring Line Up page where you will find all the latest info. and links to the vendor FAQ page and vendor application. Spaces are filling up fast!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The first Sunday Crafty Sunday of 2009 is this weekend!

We are busy getting ready for the first Sunday Crafty Sunday show of the year! This Sunday, from 12 - 5, join us at Filter Coffee House for a relaxing and fashionable afternoon. The event will feature a "Valentine's Day" theme and provides an opportunity for you to pick up a little handmade gift for someone special. Check out our events page for a list of which vendors will be there. Sunday Crafty Sunday is a perfect alternative for those who are not so interested in certain "sporting events", or for those who want to pop in for a quick shopping experience before the "big game". We will see you there!

Also: don't forget -- Craft Conspiracy is TONIGHT! Come craft with us!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January happenstances!

Well, we here at the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia are finally recovering from a whirlwind holiday season, and we are ready to get back to work! Full steam ahead! Here are some of the things that we are putting together for January:
  • The ladies of the SDNPCM will be on the San Diego Living morning show every Friday beginning in January! Tune in each week to catch a different Mafia member demonstrating a totally fun craft that you can make at home. San Diego Living airs on CW 6 at 9 am in San Diego. But if you miss an episode or are outside the San Diego area, don't despair! We will be featuring each episode on YouTube!
  • This month's Crafty Conspiracy night will be held on Tuesday, January 27th, at Filter Coffee House in North Park. Come hang out with us and relax! Bring whatever crafty item you are currently working on, or just stop by for coffee, treats and crafty conversation. Everyone is welcome!
  • Our next Sunday Crafty Sunday show will be held on Sunday, February 1st at Filter. If you would like to sell your handmade wares with us, please check out our Filter FAQ page and fill out a vendor app.
As always, feel free to check out our website for more info as to what we are up to. We will see you soon!