Saturday, December 11, 2010

Support the Arts in San Diego - Don't Let The City Council Make Cuts to Art Programs!

The SDNPCM supports all the arts in our city. Member Velvet Klaw has recently become a part of the NTC family with the recent opening of the new studio space in Barracks 19. We encourage all our crafty friends to attend this meeting!

Councilmember DeMaio Schedules December 14 Budget Town Hall at NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District: Proposes Cuts to Arts Funding

Dear San Diego Arts and Culture Colleagues:

You may have heard about the proposal from San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio to significantly cut arts and culture funding in his “Roadmap to Recovery.”
You can read about the cuts at Voice of San Diego (The proposed cuts to arts and culture come on page 37 of the Roadmap PDF.)

Councilmember DeMaio is holding a series of public Budget Town Halls to brief San Diegans on the Road to Recovery plan, answer questions and listen to their ideas.

A Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 from 6pm to 8pm at the NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. The Command Center is in the heart of the city’s planned 26-building Civic, Arts and Cultural District at the former Naval Training Center.

Already 7 buildings are renovated and are home to over 40 Civic, Arts and Cultural organizations and artists - many of which will be impacted by the Councilmember’s proposed cuts.

Representatives from arts and cultural organizations are encouraged to attend the Forum and can RSVP at Roadmap to Recovery Facebook Page and click the "I'm Attending" button in the upper right corner.

In advance of the Town Hall, on Thursday, December 9 at 10 AM, These Days on KPBS will air a segment about this discussion. Dalouge Smith, CEO of San Diego Youth Symphony and outgoing Chair of San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition, and Seema Sueko, Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, will be on air.

Please tune in (89.5 FM or ), and feel free to call in to join the conversation.

Alan Ziter, Executive Director
NTC Foundation
2801 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92106
619 573-9315 - phone
619 764-4995 - fax for the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanks for coming out to our Holiday Hit List!

Thank you to everyone that showed up at our Holiday Hit List 2010! We had a great time, and I sure hope you did, too. An extra special big thank you to our shoppers that showed up early to get a chance at grabbing one of the swag bags! We enjoyed ourselves, meeting all of our vendors in person and getting a chance to do a little shopping of our own. Our Holiday Hit List was a success and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Our write up in the Union Tribune!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Learn About Polymer Clay at Tomorrow's Holiday Hit List!

So, you love to shop from local artists and crafters? Why not try a new craft? Polymer clay artist, Maria Villegas, will be hosting a demo from noon to 2 pm at our Holiday Hit List! Maria is a local artist who creates fantastic things from polymer clay and is a member of the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild. Maria not only makes jewelry, but also fun figurines and kaleidoscopes! Bring some clay, if you have it, and get ready to create! We'll have some clay for you to try out if this is all new to you. Don't be shy, jump in and DIY!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Swag Bag Preview For The Holiday Hit LIst!

The Holiday Hit List is almost here! This Sunday December 5th, the doors open at noon and the first 100 shoppers arriving at our Holiday Hit List show will be lucky enough to get a very cool swag bag filled with goodies and coupons from our members and our talented vendors. The bags this year are super fabulous, screenprinted by our own Velvet Klaw. The bags are bright red with black trim, reusable and eco-friendly, great for craft show shopping!

Inside your swag bags from our members are sparkly pencils from Velvet Klaw, silk card holders from Belle Pepper, puzzle piece hair clips from Meagan Rae Designs, skull and rose pinback buttons from Artista Muerta. Some of the bags contain extra special packets of craft supplies from Belle Pepper and Dancing Bear Indian Trader. Vendors that have contributed swag are Paloma Plane - pretty bags, pins and card holders, Clever Knits -coupons and one random bag includes a special class gift certificate, Tora Jewelry - lovely hand stamped bookmarks, Attic 802 - sparkly beaded bracelets, Papa Designs - sticker gift lables, Little Partridge - adorable bow hair clips, A Scrap of Time - beautiful hand made holidays cards, and valuable coupons from Acute Designs and TaBou Treasures.

The doors open at noon, but get there early so you don't miss out! See you there!

Monday, November 22, 2010

4th Annual Holiday Hit List Vendor List!

Are you counting the days 'til the 2010 Holiday Hit List? We are! Get a sneak peek at the vendors who will be at this year's event! Check out their websites and start making your holiday shopping list! Use this link to see the vendor line up page!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Take a "Friday Night Liberty" at Liberty Station This Friday!

Looking for a FREE art event this week? Look no further than the Friday Night Liberty in the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. If this is your first visit to the NTC Promenade, then you are in for a treat! Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first-Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District. What kind of studios? Everything from oil painting to original fashion designs and photography. This month's event will mark the premiere of the Velvet Klaw Studio! That's right, you can visit NPCM member Velvet Klaw at the NTC's Barracks 19 building! Barracks 19 is the first of several buildings that are being renovated to create artist studios and gallery spaces. It's a great place with many events happening each month! The studio will offer workshops where you can learn how to screen print and will host the NPCM's monthly craft night events! In addition, there will be a retail area where you can find products from all the NPCM members and other artists. Get a sneak peak before the official Grand Opening & Reception on November 20th. While you're there, have a walk around to the other buildings and visit the Visions Art Museum, which features art quilts from nine countries, and check out the performing arts studios that feature music, dance, and martial arts. Admission to all the galleries and studios is free and there's plenty of free parking!

Friday Night Liberty
NTC Promenade at Liberty Station
Velvet Klaw Studio - Preview Opening
2690 Historic Decatur Rd. - Studio 203 (Barracks 19, upstairs)
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Want to Make Sugar Skulls? Come to Our Workshop at Our Next Craft Night!

Get ready for El Dia de los Muertos and learn how to make sugar skulls! At our next Crafty Conspiracy craft night we will be hosting a workshop where you can learn how to make and decorate your own sugar skulls. There will be an informative discussion about Dia de los Muertos, as well as a demo on how to make the sugar skulls. Then you will get to decorate, decorate, decorate! It's going to be a lot of fun! Due to limited class size, you will need to pre-register. Send an email to: to make sure that your space is reserved!

This month we will be moving to our new location in the historic Barracks 19 Bldg. in the NTC Promenade! (2690 Historic Decatur Rd., Studio 203 - 92106)

Sugar Skull Making Workshop
Tuesday, October 26th - 7pm to 9pm

Class fee of $20 includes:
3 Sugar Skulls preformed
Colored Frosting, Sequins and other decorations
We will also have molds available for purchase so that you can make more sugar skulls at home!

(Sugar skulls are for decorative purposes only)

Monday, September 27, 2010

October 6th - It's a Roller Disco Birthday Party for Skateworld!

The Friends of Skateworld are hosting a birthday party for Skateworld! On Wednesday, October 6th, Skateworld will be celebrating 35 years of rollin' good times in San Diego with a Roller Disco Birthday Party! Please mark your calendars and invite your friends! Help promote it on! This is sure to be a fantastically fun event complete with costume contests and birthday cake! Get your best 70's outfits ready! Admission is $7 and includes skate rental! With your paid admission you will receive a ticket for an opportunity drawing and could win a great prize - like a pair of skates or a gift basket from the NPCM! You won't want to miss this party!

Be sure to visit for their latest skate session schedule. They are OPEN for weekly sessions and available for birthday parties and special events. We'll see you out on the floor!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Skate & Eat - and Help Save San Diego's Last Roller Rink!

The North Park Craft Mafia supports all things DIY - and that includes sports & recreation, which brings us to skating! Did you know that San Diego has only ONE roller rink in the entire city? Skateworld has been keepin' the good times rollin' since 1975 and now they are in danger of being forced to close their rink in Linda Vista. We can't let that happen. The Friends of Skateworld (FOSW) is a nonprofit group that is working diligently to see that San Diego keeps this rink. Please visit their website and read about what has been going on with the city council. The FOSW is also organizing some fun fundraising events to help get the public involved. ALL proceeds from these events goes to the fund to help save Skateworld! Don't forget to sign the online petition and send letters of support to the city council!

Skate For Skateworld - Saturday Morning Skate!
September 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Skateworld - 6907 Linda Vista Rd.

The FOSW is hosting a special Saturday Morning skate session at Skateworld! Have your morning coffee and then grab your skates and get out on the floor! Admission is $5 and skate rental is FREE! All ages are welcome, so bring the family! What a great way to start your weekend!

Eat For Skateworld - Pizza Fundraiser!
September 18, 2010 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Joe's Pizza - 5583 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
- 92117

Do you like pizza? The Friends of Skateworld invite you to a Pizza Fundraiser at Joe's Pizza! Here's how it works; come to Joe's Pizza on Sat., Sept. 18th between 5 pm and 9 pm, order the pizza buffet and let them know that you are there to support Skateworld. All the proceeds will go to help save the rink! It's simple - and tasty!

Joe's pizza buffet features a variety of pizzas, salad bar, bread, pasta, soups, and dessert pizza! All for $10 per person! They also serve beer & mojitos!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Get a Taste Of University Heights - September 12th!

What is the University Heights Arts Open & the Taste of UH? This is a collaborative event with the University Heights Community Development Corp. and Taste of University Heights. So, get ready for lots of fun, food, and art! It all happens on Sunday, September 12, 2010, from noon to 5 p.m. So, what will be waiting for you in University Heights? What is there to do? Well, you can stroll through the quaint neighborhood while enjoying sample delicacies from some of University Heights diverse restaurants. Then, enjoy a free self guided tour of the arts. The UH Arts Open showcases the works of over 100 new as well as celebrated artists, playwrights, performers and musicians from the San Diego region enlivening the historic University Heights community. The UHAO incorporates local businesses, schools, churches, theaters, and a free shuttle tour of artist studios in the area.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Teachers Annex Building located at the intersection of Park Blvd. and El Cajon Blvd. The grassy open area will serve as the Artwalk area, featuring visual artists of all mediums, as well as historic groups, community groups, the taste ticket will call, free parking and shuttle start. Be sure to stop by the North Park Craft Mafia booth! Members Meagan Rae Designs, Artista Muerta, and Velvet Klaw will all be there to represent! Live music, performances, and theater will be featured across the street at Swedenborg Hall. Some of the participating restaurants include Farmhouse Cafe, Monica's at the Park, Savory Deli, Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, Soltan Banoo, Pizza Gourmet Express, Twiggs, Garden of Eden Organics , Gulf Coast Grill, Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano, Eclipse Chocolat, Pizzeria Luigi, Pomegranate, Petrushka, and Apertivo.

Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary color program of the Taste and UHAO exhibits —including participating restaurants, artwork, and a walking/shuttle tour map. You can get one at the event at the information booths, or online at Catch a free shuttle that will take you on your Taste and artist studio tour throughout the day. The cost for the Taste tickets is $15 in advance or $20 the day of event. This includes entry to raffles with prizes! The UH Arts Open is FREE! Bring your wallet, though, as you’re sure to find some great items to purchase! We hope to see you there!

When: September 12, 2010 , Noon - 5pm Where: Arts Open Artwalk & Taste ‘will call’ begins at the Teachers Annex Building: Park Blvd/El Cajon blvd. 4100 Normal Street San Diego, CA 92103 Reception: Friday, September 10th, 7-9pm Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Ave San Diego CA 92103 Contact: 619-508-4075 or visit

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friends of Skateworld - Sponsors Needed!

Our friends, the Friends of Skateworld, are looking for sponsors to help out with some upcoming events. If you would like to help out, or if you know of a business that would like to lend a hand, please contact them at:! This is a great cause! What could be better than helping to save San Diego's last roller rink? Plus, they've been getting lots of media coverage, so it's a win-win! Be sure to visit Skateworld and support them by skating! Don't forget to come to the next Support Rally on August 25th - rally at 6pm and open skating from 7 - 9 pm for just $2! All proceeds go to the fund to help save this rink!

Here's some of their upcoming events!

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's a Linda Vista Family Reunion Tomorrow!

This weekend is the 2nd Annual Linda Vista Family Reunion. This fundraising event will benefit the Linda Vista Recreation Center. Visitors will enjoy live music, games, food, opportunity drawings - and more! Look for our friends - the Friends of Skateworld - who will have a booth where you can pick up a Friends of Skateworld t-shirt or bracelet and show your support for Skateworld roller rink! Let's help to keep this fabulous rink in Linda Vista! The ladies from San Diego Roller Derby will be helping out that day. Be sure to pick up your tickets for their next game happening on August 21st! It all helps to support Skateworld! Visit the official Facebook page for all the details of this FREE family-friendly event!

Saturday, August 14th 2010
@ the Linda Vista Rec. Center
6074 Levant St. - 92111
11 am - 7 pm
All Ages FREE event!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Visual Craft Attack: A Raid on the Senses - This Weekend!

Looking for something to do this Sat? Come to our show at Visual Art Supply on Adams Ave from noon to 5 pm! You'll find lots of crafty vendors & live & DJ'd music. Sound good? Don't forget to check out what Visual Art Supply has to offer in the way of art supplies - lot's of good stuff.

Vendors will include:Linda Castagnola
MF Designs
Kiki Smith
Starfire Design
Paris Davis Designs
Gee Whiz Designs
B's Bows
Neopolitan Ecowear
and more!!!!!!!

Visual Craft Attack: a Raid on the Senses
Saturday, August 7th
3524 Adams Ave. - 92116
Noon - 5pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Come to the Rally! FREE Skating for Everyone!!

Segment from Fox 5 News - July 20, 2010!

Come one, come ALL to our Support Skateworld Roller Rink RALLY!! Free admission and skate rental! Bring your signs and banners and skate with us inside the rink and out on the sidewalks. Be seen and be heard! Show your support for San Diego's ONLY remaining roller rink. Show the city council that you want Skateworld to stay! Don't let Donna Frye give the land to a developer. This is an historic building! Tell everyone you know & let's get everyone out there!

Send your letters in support of Skateworld to the entire City Council with one click!

Watch the news segment that aired on CW6!

Download the event flyer!

Help promote the event on Yelp!

Skateworld Support Rally!

6907 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego - 92111
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
6 pm - 9 pm
ALL Ages Welcome!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thanks to all those who came to the Craftabout at the Walkabout! We had fun!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Craftabout At This Weekend's Walkabout!

It's time for the Summer Walkabout, which means that it's also time for the Craftabout! Never heard of the Craftabout? Not familiar with the Walkabout? The Craftabout is a crafty event that's held at the Whistlstop Bar during the Walkabouts in South Park! You'll find lots of artisans set up with booths and selling their wares. Very cool & a lot of fun! Your NP Craft Mafia members will be there, so stop by and say hello! The Walkabouts are a series of evening events where where shops and businesses welcome visitors and the sounds of live music entertain walkers as they wander through the neighborhood of South Park. What will you find at the Walkabout?
* Live musical entertainment.
* Shops open late, many offering refreshments and specials.
* Free trolley from 6 to 10pm, with convenient stops at main shopping areas (Juniper, Grape and Beech Sts.).
* Special offerings at South Park restaurants, coffee shops and taverns.
* Free parking at Christ United Presbyterian Church (30th between Elm and Fir), and Gala Foods (corner of Grape & Fern), plus plenty of street parking throughout the neighborhood.

Download the flyer for more info!

Craftabout at the Walkabout!
Saturday, July 17th 2010
In front of the Whistlestop Bar
2236 Fern St. - 92104
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cocktails & Couture A Women's Fashion & Networking Event!

Come join us for an evening of fun and fashion. Network with some of San Diego's brightest up and coming entrepreneurs. Over 15 high end vendors from all around San Diego - including the NPCM's Velvet Klaw! For more info., contact Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center at 619-255-5147.

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center
3925 Ohio St. - 92104

3 pm - 7pm
$10 cover

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Holiday Hit List Vendor App. is Live!

Attention all you craft vendors! Now's your chance to apply to our 4th Annual Holiday Hit List shopping extravaganza! This year will mark the return of this event to North Park! The Holiday Hit List will take place on December 5th at the Masonic Hall on Utah St. Vendor space is extremely limited - only about 30 spaces will be available. We're also limiting the number of jewelry vendors, so if you plan to sell jewelry, you should apply early or those spaces will fill up. Get all the info. at! Read the FAQs and then apply online!

2010 Holiday Hit List Vendor Application-
Now Online

December 5, 2010

3795 Utah St. - 92104

Noon - 6 pm

Monday, June 28, 2010

Are You Crafty On Skates? Join the Fight to Save San Diego's Last Roller Rink!

I grew up skating at the Palisade Gardens roller rink on University Ave. in North Park. Many Saturday afternoons were spent there and I developed a love for the sport of roller skating. When the rink closed its doors in 1985 it was a great loss to the community of North Park. I hadn't roller skated for a number of years, but picked it up again when I discovered women's flat-track roller derby! I skate with San Diego Roller Derby at Skateworld, our home rink. Now the rink needs your help. Skateworld, the last remaining roller rink in the city of San Diego, is in danger of losing its lease. The San Diego Redevelopment Agency has an exclusive negotiation agreement with a private development company (MRW) for the property on which Skateworld is located. This company has indicated that they plan to redevelop the property and the future of Skateworld is uncertain.

Skateworld has been an outstanding member of the Linda Vista community for nearly 35 years. This establishment attracts visitors from all over San Diego County and has made many positive contributions to the public. Skateworld hosts fundraisers for various causes, provides family-friendly activities, and employs many who would not find jobs elsewhere, such as teens with no previous work history. Businesses adjacent to the rink are also supported by Skateworld’s patrons. Many San Diegans, who remember skating there as children, now take their own families to Skateworld. Closing this rink would be a devastating loss for all of San Diego County.

Please join all of us who love Skateworld by voicing your support of the rink to the San Diego City Council. The community of Linda Vista is represented by 6th District Council Member Donna Frye. Her phone number- 619-236-6616; email- Tell Ms. Frye that you do not want to see Skateworld close! You can also show your support by signing our petition that will be presented to the City Council at a later date. There is no age limit – everyone is eligible to sign. You can sign the petition at Skateworld or at any NP Craft Mafia sponsored event. If you would like to help collect signatures, you can download a petition packet or sign the online petition! All help is appreciated! Also, don't forget to join the "Friends of Skateworld Roller Rink" group on Facebook & read the new Friends of Skateworld Roller Rink blog! Thanks for your support!
-- Teresa Salazar, NPCM Founding Member
aka Velvet Klaw #10*31, San Diego Roller Derby

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trunk Show Tonight!

Come see us at Queen Bee's tonight from 7-9 pm! Fashion show starts at 8 pm - don't miss that! Plus, you can pick up a $3 discount ticket to see Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums later on tonight at the Java Jive- located at Claire De Lune's Snset Ballroom - 2906 University Ave. What a deal! No cover for our event! See you soon!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our First Goup trunk Show - An Evening of Crafty Fashion & Fun!

The members of the NP Craft Mafia are proud to announce their very first group trunk show! What exactly is a trunk show? A trunk show is an exclusive preview of new products not yet available anywhere else. You will be our special guests at this exciting event! The evening’s festivities will include a fashion show, hors d'oeuvres, free giveaways, and more! What will you see? All three Mafia members will be on-hand to show their latest and greatest creations for fall. Here’s a little peak of what to expect;

Belle Pepper Couture - “My focus is making colorful, fun and fashionable clothing and accessories for pets that are made in the USA, and high quality. I'm working on some different items. New designs that I have been thinking about for a while. New outfits, new fabric patterns for collars, and new fabrics for the fleece vests. Everyday I'm reminded by my sweetheart doggies, Belle, Pepper and Bambi. They always want to be dressed. So I'm always changing their accessories. I love looking at fabric design, color and textures, they give me lots of inspiration. Also, I like to see the current trends of fashion to be inspired to create cool new looks for doggies.”

Velvet Klaw - “I love to work in many different mediums, so I’m always trying something new. This year I have a new line of jewelry made from vintage flatware. I’ve also been working in digital collage and creating fun journals and notebooks and have recently returned my attention to millinery design, so you will see some hats in the fashion show! I love all things vintage and find inspiration from many sources including china, silverware, and textile patterns.”

Meagan Rae Designs - “My designs are fun, funky fashions and accessories inspired by re-inventing re-cycled items for an urban girlie style. New MR Designs include re-fashioned t-shirts paired with full cocktail skirts, accessorized by origami dangle earrings and recycled handbags. I am overwhelmed with inspiration in everything, all of the time. People around me, nature walks with my dog, Sex and the City re-runs, and vintage anything keeps my mind from ever stopping!!!! When I'm focused, the end product is very exciting!”

So, stop by Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center Thursday, June 24th and check this out! It's sure to be a fun time!

Thursday June 24th
7 pm - 9 pm
Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center
3925 Ohio St. - 92104

Thursday, June 3, 2010

We're Hosting an Etsy Craft Party!

We here at the North Park Craft Mafia love Etsy. What's Etsy? Etsy has been a major contributor to the crafting community since 2005. They make it very easy for crafters around the world to sell their wares and buy supplies by listing items for sale and shopping at It's all about handmade, and that’s what we’re about too! Etsy's birthday is June 18th, and in collaboration with over 400 other crafting groups worldwide, we are hosting an Etsy Craft Party - all on the same day! This will be a World Wide Crafting event!!! Because our Crafty Conspiracy craft night was to be held soon after this event, we decided to combine the Etsy Craft Party and our craft night! So, we'll take a break from our regularly scheduled craft night this month for this all-out Craft Party! What can you expect? We'll have a group craft project and craft swap! What’s a craft swap? Basically, you bring your extra craft supplies, that you don't want or need any more, and swap them with someone else for new stuff! More details on the craft project will be posted on our website. It will be lots of fun! Be sure to RSVP on our meetup group's page for this event:

Friday, June 18th 2010
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Ruby Kitchen, upstairs lounge area
1263 University Ave., 92103

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Your Mom a Great Gift at "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" This Weekend!

That's right! This Sunday will be the next "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" shopping event. Do you have shopping to get done? Come on by and check out all the great vendors that we have lined up for you! We'll be at Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center in North Park on Sunday, April 25th from noon to 5 pm. Don't miss out on this day of crafty shopping. There's no cover to get in and you're sure to find some unique gift items.

Participating vendors will include; 39 Stars, Art by Brook, Belle Pepper Couture, Beth Mann Jewelry, BFF Scarves & More, Clover & Folly, Fragrances Naturally by Susan, Sasswatch, Shed Beads, Swiss Pillows, Velvet Klaw, Artworks byYasminto, & Zedena Designs!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, Crafty Sunday - Mother's Day Gift Bazaar! Vendors - Apply Now!

Our crafty gift bazaar's continue with a special day of shopping with mom in mind! Why shop at the mall when you can spend a leisurely afternoon in North Park with the Mafia? Come and see us at our new venue - Queen Bee's on Ohio St! Want to be a vendor at this show? The vendor application is now available now! Fill it out and get it back to us right away! Check back here for the list of participating vendors. That should be posted about a week before the show.

Sunday, Crafty Sunday Gift Bazaar
April 25, 2010
noon - 5 pm
3925 Ohio St. - 92104

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vendor Opportunity for St. Patrick's Day!

Attention crafty vendors! We wanted to share this event with you! If you were looking for a vendor opp. for St. Patrick's Day, check this one out! The event takes place in Anaheim on March 13th. Please contact the event organizer for more info. (This is not a Craft Mafia sponsored event.)

Listen, Taste, Touch & See - A St. Patrick's Evening Arts & Crafts Fair!
March 13, 2010 4pm-9pm.
This will be a cozy indoor event in Anaheim that will be showcasing local crafters, artists, bakers, music and overall creative minds. We are super excited and hope you'll want to participate in this fun evening of handmade goods, eats, beats and treats!

Our warehouse isn't huge, therefore spacing is limited so if your products can be displayed on a smaller table than the normal 6ft x 3ft that would be great and allow for more possible vendors, if not we currently have room for the standard table.

Vendor participation is $35 dollars, this fee is DUE Thursday, 3/4/2010. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please send an email to

Please include your Name, Phone Number, Email Address, What you are selling ( In general. art, knit stuff, baked goods, your right arm, whatever ), and if you need a big or small set up.

Check out the Craft Fair Facebook! --->

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Gift Bazaar Kicks of our 2010 "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" Events!

Our "Sunday, Crafty Sunday" events begin with a gift shopping event especially for Valentine's Day! We will be at our new location, Queen Bee's in North Park, for a full day of crafty shopping fun with your Valentine in mind. The event happens on January 31st from noon 'til 5 pm, which gives you some time before Superbowl Sunday to get your shopping done. No need to miss the big game, stop by and visit our "craftabulous" vendors and pick up a nice gift for your special someone, whether they be human or a furry friend. Check out the vendors who will be joining us:
Auntie Bubbles, Belle Pepper Couture*, Charlie Anne Breese, Dusty Cat Designs, Embellish Me, Flamingo Uprising, Holiday Earrings, Little Island Company, Meagan Rae Designs*, Milk & Eggs Co., Sipin Style, Splendid Peony, Two Poodle Press, Velvet Klaw*, Zabana Essentials, & Zedena Designs.
* Craft Mafia member

Sunday, Crafty Sunday Gift Bazaar- Valentine's!
Queen Bee's Art & Culture Center
3925 Ohio St. (at University Ave.) - 92104
12 noon - 5 pm

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Join the Spring Line Up at the 14th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts!

That's right! The NP Craft Mafia will be hosting our Spring Line Up (SLU) at the North Park Festival of the Arts for the second year! Last year we partnered up with the North Park Main St. to combine our SLU event with their Festival of the Arts. Two great events that came together to be even better! The SLU is a combination of artisans, crafters, and entertainment. The Festival of the Arts brings a ton of musical and dance entertainments along with food and more artists. We'll be bringing together a fabulous collection of artists with fantastic products for sale. The 14th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts will place on, Sunday, May 16th, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This FREE neighborhood event takes place in downtown North Park, along University Avenue between 30th and 32nd Street. Past year's events have seen more than 35,000 visitors coming to see the more than 100 specialty booths. Think you might want to have a booth this year? We are now accepting vendor applications! Get in on the "early bird" discount - offer ends Jan. 31st! Visit the NP Main Street's website for more info. about the event at - and use this link to get the Spring Line Up Vendor's Application!