Monday, June 30, 2008

We done did it!

I know, I sound like a Hee-Haw reject, but I guess my brain is a little fried from Craftaluma, and we sure are proud! Thanks everyone, our attendees, the fabulosa entertainment, our sponsors my entire crafty famiglia and all of you crafty vendors, you sweet craft things you, who make our hearts sing!

I'll post vid and or photos later. I'm done crafted out for now, folks.

Rest, work play and then on to the next show, Petaluma Craft Mafia presents, "Mafia Made Holiday Craftacular!"

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Craftaluma eve is upon us , and by noon tomorrow, birth shall commence. I once heard one of my former san Francisco Craft Mafia sister's say, she would never have kids and that producing a craft show felt is like giving birth. I can't agree more! :)

So, I'm chill and actually relaxed. Whatever will be, will be. We've had last-minute sick crafters, last minute add-ons, last minute emergencies, a venue change, and uh, some communication issue and disorganization with certain parties pertinent to getting our show on the road, amongst other things, but we're taking it like champs.
It doesn't hurt to have such an awesome famiglia who roll-up their sleeves and pitch in like true famiglia. I am grateful.

Tomorrow we Craftaluma, no turning back now. Cheers!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stuck on Stickers

Okay. You can stop holding your breath now...collectively, Petaluma. The day has arrived!

So get ye down to Mrs. Grossmans on Cypress Avenue and throw a little mad money for a lot of way cool and cute stickers at Mrs. G's. This only happens once a year, so you won't want to miss. I got a first-hand peek at the goodies offered up...and smokes, something for everyone and SO much to choose from!

And even if you're not a stamp book queen, never fear, all kinds of uses and juicy goods to haul away to make any crafter and collage artist happy! Day sleepers, set your alarms, 9:00 - 5:30!


Mrs. Grossman’s
3810 Cypress Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954

Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's not all apples and oranges

One of the coolest crafters and a member I am proud to call a friend is Tami Lovett-Brumfield. You know the one, she makes the cutie felt veggie and fruits such as oranges, and sour apples ...and a even a few acorns here and there.

Tami discovered when my birthday is a few weeks ago (my birthday was actually in March) and one day after an awesome lunch at Sea Modern Thai here in Petaluma, she surprised me with a belated birthday present. Is she thoughtful or what? Not only is Tami creative, but apparently clever, as she has me figured out as well. She gave me some wonderful bracelets, one an aqua retro aqua bake-lite affair, and the other a double-strand wooden beaded bracelet. I heart them and wear them both all of the time. I hope they make my skinny wrists look bigger!

Oh, but that isn't all, we all know Tami makes just about anything out of felt, and knowing that the acorns, squirrel and Oak Tree are Moxieville icons for my company, she felted me the sweetest acorn magnets as well. Check out the fabulousness of these in the photo. (I paired her felted acorns with my felted squirrel I made last winter, see moxieville blog for the squirrely details).

After seeing my funky squirrel creature I made last winter, (see moxieville blog) she figured he could use a few, uh, nuts to keep him company. I mean, can these felty nuts possibly geet in cuter?...Maybe with some x'd our eyes or something? Acorns gone bad...nutty. Whatever.

Anywho, I think she should consider doing a whole line of these. I also love the ice cream cones, doggies and bones she's been working on. I'm trying to talk her into doing felted sushi, sashimi and ungari with eyeballs...all packaged and barcoded like you find at the A&P. But you won't get a peek here. You'll just have to come see for yourself at Craftaluma.