Thursday, July 31, 2008
Shopping local is always best! But shopping what is buying what is locally made is even better! Here is a great list on where to shop for such wonderful goodies. Look there is Modern June, Twist Style, and the local Etsy Page! Yippee! Thank you Richmond Magazine, we love you too!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"Style Weekly has released their Top People of Richmond...In response, I decided to come up with my own “Power List” of Richmonders who have made some real changes in the city, no matter how small they may be.
[last but not least]
Richmond Craft Mafia
A supportive community of like minded artists, the Mafia provides information and networking outlets for craft makers and independent business owners while they continue to rub out the mass produced."
to check out each person who makes the rcm what it is, check out our meet the family page...
Monday, July 21, 2008
The latest DIY CITY MAG tells us all we ever need to know about New Orleans and its creative spirit. And, check out the article about the The New Orleans Craft Mafia written by our own Nicole Lee! I would love to take a road trip with my Crafty Crew and use this mag as our tour guide. OH man that would be a blast! Nicole says she is game who else is in?
Join our Richmond DIY community site by sending me your email address so we can send you an invite! firstname.lastname@example.org
Deanna Miller is our plush rock star....check out her wonderful article over at rvanews.com. This was my favorite part of the Q&A...
What has been your most bizarre encounter with a customer?
There was this guy in NY who wanted to get a special monster made for his ex-girlfriend. He specifically asked for a cold-black-icicle-heart monster, but that is how she had described his heart! At first I didn’t know what I should do, but I made it and sent it to her letting her know that this was made for her. I dunno, I still kinda hope that maybe it showed a different side of him to her and maybe they got back together over it. But, that was the strangest request. I have gotten a few more people wanting monsters made for the ex’s and it always feels weird to be the middle man.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Part the First: How to Get Your Man to Propose
Buy him a sparkly orange bird from bubbletime.etsy.com!*
Well, that's what I did anyway. I had no idea they were imbued with magical pop-the-question vibes! And to all those nay-sayers who say it was mere coincidence that I gave him this on the very same night the M-word was mentioned, well I say "poo!" to you.
*OK, so Ryan really likes this stuff. Your results may vary.
Part the Second: The Fruits of your Labor
I'm not the kind of girl who wears jewelery on a regular basis (in fact, I am more apt to be found wearing a goofy felt pin of some sort), so knew I wanted a really unique engagement ring. Also, since we were just about to buy a house, I definitely did not want the whole 2 month's salary thing (not to mention the ethical issues involving diamonds). So, with the help of the ladies of Richmond Craft Mafia, we trolled Etsy and IndieFixx for a fun, pretty, and affordable ring. I fell in love with this ring by ornametal right away, but I kept looking just so I didn't pick the first thing I saw.
Turns out, after a week of searching, I realized it was the very one I wanted. (Funny, we did almost the same thing when we bought our house: we bought one we fell in love with the first day out!)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Come one, come all! Tomorrows craft lounge will be at the Northside Grill, see map for directions! This month the project is Button Flower Broaches. We will have scraps, buttons galore! Please bring some scissors, needles and your creativity! The fun starts at 7:00 we have two hugh booths reserved. FYI... they make a great Cuban and a great Margarita!
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Want to ramp up your crafting skills? Then join the folks in Etsy.com's virtual labs for over 25 live craft tutorials during the month of July. Etsy will be posting videos, podcasts, and accompanying articles for most of the workshops. You can see the schedule for the entire month here and an overview (which includes supply lists and links) of Week 1 here. Don't wait - Print Gocco is today at 5 pm!
And don't forget - the next Craft Lounge is this coming Monday July 7th right here in Richmond! More details soon... (hey, I gotta do something to get you to read the blog again tomorrow, right?!)