Monday, May 28, 2007

DC Craft Mafia Show!!!

Save the Date! DC Craft Mafia is planning a holiday show for November 3, 2007. The show will include the work of all DCCM members as well as the work of several other vendors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor OR vendor please go to and sign up for our newsletter. We will notify you when applications are up. This will be a great shopping opportunity for anyone living in or visiting the DC area! So, save the date & shop indie!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Craft Mafia Shopping Page Now Up!

Have you ever wanted a list of HOT indie artist? I bet you wanted them sorted out by what type of things they create right? Well, today is your lucky day!!! The Craft Mafia, which consist of crafty groups from all over the world, has composed a group of all it's members & what type of arts and/or crafts they make. Here are a few of our favorites by category...


Vintage Fabric Ponytail Ties

Pretty flowers + pretty graphics = pretty hair.
The smaller red set measures 3/4" (1.9 cm) and the larger yellow flower set are 7/8" (2.2 cm). I use metal-free "ouchless" hair ties to make your pony tails extra extra nice.


Jennie Stephens Art

City Climbs
Acrylic on Canvas

Baby/Kid Stuff:

Hazel & Melvin's Bedroom

Crib Set
Modern and updated, this chocolate and blue circle pattern is paired Astro Bursts.

Bath & Body:

Feto Soap

Box of Chocolates Soap
This naughty treat will make you wish there was a reason for someone to wash your mouth out with soap! These truffled darlings look and smell like real chocolate. Each of these six pieces contains cocoa powder and is made with high-quality Creamy Goat's Milk Soap. Divaliscious!

Amet & Sasha

Opera Top
The top wraps around the waist and fastens in back with hidden hooks. The top of the shirt is fastened around the neck with hidden hooks as well, and an attached scarf wraps around the neck. This top comes in black silk.

Crafting Supplies:
Crafty Planet

Jun 20, 2007: Sew A Bag
Make a tote, bag, or purse of your choice. Class fee includes Trish's simple tote pattern, or choose from approved Amy Butler and Sew Betsy Ross patterns. Beginner Friendly Class.
Wednesdays, June 20-27, 6:30 - 9pm (2 sessions) $30 plus materials

Home Goods:
Lark Studio

Etched Retro Drink Set
Salvaged glass drink set is etched with fun circles and

Gavin & Lily

2 brass horseshoes hand formed and hammered and buffed to a satin finish hang from a 16" goldfill delicate chain. 2 tiny labradorite beads accent the back of the necklace at the eye and lobster clasp.

Urban Farm Girl

Fuzzy Navel Handbag
super chunky yarn makes this bag big and fun. buttery color and vintage button accents. 100% acrylic. Plastic buttons.

Paper Goods:
ZeVin Creations

Ecclectic Flair Candles
Express someone a birthday greeting with this unique variation on birthday candles. Eccletic paper is adorned by candles made with fabric and ribbon scraps. Inside left blank for your personal message.

Loose Tooth

Pillow Dolls!

Drawn & sewn pillow dolls...nothing cuter!

So there it is! Don't forget to check the DC Craft Mafia member's pages as well.
Remember shop indie!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cool Places to Shop in DC

As lovers of independent style, we know how you hate to see your clothes on every other chick in the city. In support of that, we have compiled a list of lovely shops with a unique flare. Happy shopping!!!

Annie Cream Cheese-Georgetown

Annie Creamcheese, a vintage boutique formerly in Arlington, opened a new location in Georgetown this spring, providing vintage-starved fashionistas with one-of-akind, original pieces by such designers as Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Missoni, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Christian Dior, Ferragamo, and Mollie Parnis. Located at 3279 M St., N.W., the boutique also features many pieces from up-and-coming designers, plus a men's vintage line. Couture fashion designer Nanette Lepore was recently spotted shopping in the store and spending $2,000 at the high-end but funky shop. Clothes are handpicked from a highly selective list of private owners from cities around the world. Annie Cream Cheese also provides alterations at no charge.


Women’s styles by Donna, Ravel, Johnny Cotton, Wendy Hil, BGN, LulyK, HarMoney and Kenpo Girl.
Jeans by Red Engine and January Jeans.
Handbags by Tiffany & Fred, Fino Leatherware, Borsetta Bags, and Silhouette's.
Belts by Bill Adler Design and Leather Island Belts
Jewelry by local designers, Mila Medina, Roz Jacobs, and Joanna Crain.

Men’s apparel by Report Collection, Nick Danger, Alpana Bawa, Joseph’s Cloak, local designer Sasha Sozonov, Panda Snack, Jed, Johnny Cotton, and Roar.
Belts by Bill Adler Design and Leather Island Belts
Accesories by Stewart/Stand

1603 U Street, NW Washington, DC
(202) 265-1930

Sunday, May 6, 2007

New Members!!!

DC Craft Mafia is pleased as punch to annouce 2 new made women.

Chandi Kelley is the designer/ artist behind Manatea Party. Chandi graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the fine art photography program. She has many talents! Chandi creates a variety of very creative & cute things! Check out her other tie bracelets & goodies at

In addition to Chandi we would like to introduce Leah Huete of Curious Zoo. Leah has been a professional artist/crafter for the last 8 years! Leah makes really fun stuff. One of my favs is the the little cupcake paintings! Yum! You can see more of her work at

Chandi & Leah are now mafiosa so don't mess with them!

Don't forget to look for us at the Sguidfire show this Saturday in Baltimore! Don't make us send our "people" out looking for you! :)