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1  California / California: North / San Francisco, CA: A Family Affair: Tips and Treats with the SF Craft Mafia on: July 02, 2007 09:01:34 PM


The San Francisco Craft Mafia (SFCM) strikes again with a community event for Bay Area designers, crafty businesses, and the general public alike. A Family Affair: Tips and Treats with the SF Craft Mafia offers local businesses and designers the perfect chance to network as well as fabulous opportunities to gain new, crafty skills.

Stitch Loungea member of SFCMwill sponsor and host, A Family Affair on August 12, 2-6pm, and feature a number of work stations to pick up jewelry-making tips, work on selected patterns from Stitch Lounge's published guide to clothing customization, Sew Subversive, embellish and bedazzle garments with an assortment of buttons, beads, and sequins, and decorate delicious cupcakes. Business owners and designers can mingle over treats and exchange their own business tips and experiences.

A Family Affair: Tips and Treats with the SF Craft Mafia
August 12, 2007, 2-6pm
@ Stitch Lounge
182 Gough Street (@ Oak in Hayes Valley) San Francisco, CA 94102-5918
Free to the public
$1-2 donations gladly accepted

+ Jewelry-making station: Cute n' easy earrings in 5 minutes.

+ Clothing customization station: Get your sew on with patterns from Stitch Lounge's published guide to clothing alteration, Sew Subversive.

+ Garment embellishment station: Sequins, fringe, beads, oh my! Bring in your old duds and get bedazzled.

+ Cupcake makeover station: Decorate delicious homemade cupcakes with gummy, sprinkly, frosty fun.

2  California / California: Central / Big Craft and Sewing conference/convention in the Bay Area? on: February 12, 2005 11:21:31 PM
Heylo, my friend was just telling me about a big Craft and Sewing conference/convention in the Bay Area happening on Presidents' weekend. Does anyone out there know exactly where it is and all that good info? How did this escape my knowledge? =P
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle felted mushroom pin cushion on: February 09, 2005 10:01:53 AM
My mushroom pin cushion, and yes I was inspired by Mario Bros. =) I needlefelted it using red and yellow felt roving.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my first felted wool flowers! on: January 15, 2005 12:30:24 PM
I finally bought the wool roving and felting needles to make some chubby felted flowers. I love them! I got advice from Crafty Ass Chick who gave me this link to felt wool: http://www.mielkesfarm.com/ladybug_dir.htm

Felting is addictive as well as time consuming. The first salmon colored one took me an hour. =P

5  California / California: Central / Where can I buy wool roving in the bay area? on: January 06, 2005 11:06:47 AM
Hi everyone, do any folks who spin wool into yarn or do wet or needle felting know where I can buy wool roving in a store and not on-line? Anywhere in the Bay Area works for me. I just need instant gratification, versus waiting for a week or two for the mail to arrive. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks! =)
6  California / California: Central / FYI: Crafty events in the SF Bay Area! on: November 10, 2004 02:56:17 PM
Heylo crafty ladies and gentlemen,
Just wanted you all to know about some SF Bay Area crafty events coming up soon. I'm going to be at some of these for some crafty inspiration:

Celebration of Craftswomen (go ladies!)
11/20-21 and 11/27-2810am-5pm

2004 KPFA Crafts and Music Fair
Dec. 11-12 @ The Concourse (8th/Brannan), 10am-6pm

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza 2004 (BABE! 2004) (Isn't that cute... it's
this weekend) Smiley
11/13 10-6pm, 11/14 10-5pm @ Oakland Convention Center @ Oakland Marriott
Ooh, an admission coupon: http://www.beadextravaganza.com/html/discount_coupon.html
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