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Title: Loving México!!
Post by: mirchita on February 09, 2009 09:11:09 PM
Hi there! I am Mirchita, and I am mexican, I would love to share a little bit of the much of crafting culture of my country, and I would also love to know other mexican craftsters too!
Please let me know if I can help with any advice about Mexican stuff...

 ...and  rise your  hand if  you love  México as me!!!




Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: kitsue43 on February 09, 2009 09:33:17 PM
I'm half Mexican and I love bright colored Mexican crafts! Especially worry dolls.


Title: I'm founding White Girls for the Love of Latin Art as of right now!
Post by: expressmail on February 09, 2009 09:49:07 PM
I'm American, of Italian descent, and I have to say that growing up in Southern California and volunteering at the Museum of Latin American Art, I'd just like to say that Latin American art rocks my socks off! Rivera, Botero, it just doesn't get better. It reminds me of the art I'd see in my grandfather's home, stuff from our old country. The bright colors, the curvy yet angular styles, it's just wonderful. And, don't tell my family, I like latino art better. Mexican crafting culture, with rich inlaid woods, frescos, fabric weaving, Mexico knows how to get things done. You should be proud of your culture, it's a beautiful one. Dios te bendiga!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: hotbettie on February 09, 2009 10:30:10 PM
I'm a proud mexican lover! My man (we've been together for 11 years!) is mexican. Some of my favorite things are loteria, Dia De Los Muertos, and the food!!!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on February 25, 2009 11:03:05 AM
Hi Mirchita! I swear I'm not a stalker  ;D I'm from Mexico, I live in Estado de México but I have a full time job in DF, at one of the most important museums of the city. On Saturdays I work at a beauty salon. I wish I have more time for crafting. By the way, I love the pic you post, so colorful!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: EllynGrey on May 05, 2009 06:32:26 PM
I am from Mexico toooo!! yeyy how exciting to find this post. Even though there is only about three of us... I am from Estado de Mexico too but I am close to DF, and I am not a stalker either, jajaja, nice to know about you guys!!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on May 06, 2009 08:58:14 AM
I am from Mexico toooo!! yeyy how exciting to find this post. Even though there is only about three of us... I am from Estado de Mexico too but I am close to DF, and I am not a stalker either, jajaja, nice to know about you guys!!

Hi EllynGrey!, I live in San Cristóbal Ecatepec, so is also close to DF, I hope more craftsters lives around for a meeting!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: BettiePage on May 27, 2009 09:38:12 AM
hi! one more Mexican over here, I live in Reynosa, right across the border from Texas, the typical culture is kind of lost over here but i still appreciate it very much! nice meeting you!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on May 27, 2009 10:20:24 AM
Hi Bettie, I'm glad to hear about more Mexican craftsters  :D


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: ghilie on May 29, 2009 08:03:07 AM
I am not from Mexico (but I am from California!)  I love the little collage you put up there!  Me encantan los colores!  I am taking spanish class but I feel overwhelmed and in over my head (I am just beginning the second year).  I really want to learn though, (Tengo muchas ganas de aprender!) and think that if I could talk about crafts in espanol it would go a long way toward helping me.  I am always checking craftster when I shold be studying - I can't help myself.  Is there a spanish language crafting forum anywhere that I could sign up for, something similar to craftster?


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on May 29, 2009 11:19:21 AM
Hi Ghilie! I also have been searching about a Spanish forum like Craftster but I only found some forums for general maintenance or forums for only one kind of crafting like Fimoland  http://www.fimoland.com/foro/ (http://www.fimoland.com/foro/)

I also like to read some blogs in Spanish, sometimes I don't have enough time for this but here are some of them.
http://mikimono.blogspot.com/ (http://mikimono.blogspot.com/) (drawing, painting, notebook making...)
http://anabelgp.blogspot.com/  (http://anabelgp.blogspot.com/) (felt)
http://japaya.blogspot.com/ (http://japaya.blogspot.com/) (she's also a very talented member of Craftster who makes awesome jewelry)

Spanish speakers we need more help in this matter!

¡Suerte con tus clases de español!
Good luck with your Spanish lessons!







Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: sweetlullaby on June 24, 2009 05:57:49 PM
i'm from mexico too!
i currently live in monterrey, along with my sister (celene08) to bad i'm not even remotely near el DF...
but i think that if we dig more, we can find more mexican craftsters so we can make a swap! :D


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: sweetlullaby on June 24, 2009 06:04:09 PM
by the way, i forgot to ask
does someone know about a GOOD craft shop?
the only things i can find here are at hemsa o fantasias miguel, and i would prefer to buy online from mexico than other place because of the shipping and all
i just remembered! there is a really good one in guaymas, sonora .if any of you guys know someone from there...


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on June 25, 2009 08:54:39 AM
by the way, i forgot to ask
does someone know about a GOOD craft shop?
the only things i can find here are at hemsa o fantasias miguel, and i would prefer to buy online from mexico than other place because of the shipping and all
i just remembered! there is a really good one in guaymas, sonora .if any of you guys know someone from there...


Hi Sweetlullaby, it would be great if we can make a swap. About a good craft shop in DF, well the only big franchises is Fantasías Miguel. But you can find some supplies at Office Depot/Office Max/Lumen: Paper supplies, Parisina/Telas Junco: Fabric and embellishment supplies. At downtown there are several little stores that offers free craft lessons if you buy your supplies there. Unfortunately sometimes I have not enough time to go to the stores and buy online.


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: lauralanyon14 on August 25, 2009 02:09:16 AM
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Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: lauravalenzue on November 08, 2009 10:55:14 PM
 Hi! I´m from Merida Yucatan in Mexico, and I like very much this web forum. I use to look in it since maybe four years ago. I often make crafty things but I have two problems I cant take good pictures and some times for me is a little dificult to understand how to use well the page because of the language. I want to say thanks to this forum is the best place to find some inspiration. I hope soon can make a version in spanish. Bye.


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: casu on July 11, 2010 12:45:23 PM
Hi!
I have been reading crafster for a while but just registered today, I live in D.F. and its nice to know there are more crafters from Mexico here.
I wanted to ask you something, I usually buy from Fantasias Miguel or try to go downtown to buy supplies, when you buy online what pages do you go to, how much do you usually pay for shipping.
Thank you!  ;D


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: prettyinkpink on July 29, 2010 10:08:48 AM
Hi!
I have been reading crafster for a while but just registered today, I live in D.F. and its nice to know there are more crafters from Mexico here.
I wanted to ask you something, I usually buy from Fantasias Miguel or try to go downtown to buy supplies, when you buy online what pages do you go to, how much do you usually pay for shipping.
Thank you!  ;D

Hi Casu! To do online shopping I use Ebay and sometimes Etsy, the shipping rate depends on the seller and the item(s) you want to buy, for example, in January I bougth 12 cabochon settings, the pieces cost me $2.8 and the shipping $2.5



Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: chikapaw on January 05, 2011 01:11:44 AM
yay! i leave in Edo. de México :D
and im totally new here ^_^
i been crafting for a long time and been coming arround for a while but just registred today :P
so nice to find more people from Mexico :D


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: sweetlullaby on January 11, 2011 01:32:49 PM
nice to meet you chikapaw.
i think we're enough to make a swap so if any1 is interesed lets make one!  :D


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on September 16, 2011 10:36:04 PM
Yay!!!!! Mexican girls !!!! Hello every One i'm from Mexico too, gdl more especific, i'd love to make a swap between us!!!!  I can't help that i just love swaps!!!


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: sprinklemesugar on December 20, 2011 09:54:27 AM
Hi! Name's Mag, I've been an off/on Craftster user for a while now (because I lost my password and my email's password and so on...) I live in DF but I'm from the north (sí señor!). Since I moved here recently, I don't know where to buy any sort of materials. I read a comment about Fantasías Miguel, and I'm taking a small trip today to check it out, but are there any other places?

Anyway, it´s very cool to know there are other mexican craftsters :D ((hugs))


Title: Re: Loving México!!
Post by: EllaBlackheart on November 18, 2014 07:22:58 PM
Hi! Sorry for necro-posting. I'm also from Mexico, DF. It's awesome to see there are other mexican crafsters around here.
 So, if anyone of you is still alive, I'm just saying hi.