Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tsai Fi

Tsai-fi (pronounced sci-fi), a collection of twisted but adorably, cute artwork was launched five years ago as a creative outlet for artist Kimberly Tsai.
Kimberly is inspired by daydreams and her own world of make believe. The world of tsai-fi was created to be an escape from everyday life, so her love of fantasy movies is a huge influence for the art. The other two major inspiration areas include popular Asian culture and Kim's everyday life experiences.

Yep. Tsai Fi and her incredible artwork will be at at the DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing on Saturday, May 21st. Come say HI!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fuzzy Mug

FuzzyMug‘s Brooke Behnken is a professional graphic designer, business owner and a HUGE animal lover. When she’s not creating custom pet portraits, she volunteers her time and design know-how to local animal shelters.

Her own four cats and three dogs were her inspiration for FuzzyMug and they are often coerced (with many treats and promises of long hikes in the woods) to pose for Brooke’s portrait ideas.

Catch FuzzyMug at the DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing on May 21st!

Lucky Dog Animal Rescues Joins the Spring Fling!

Great news, crafters and craft-lovers! DC's own, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue joins the DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing on May 21st!
So, whataya say we hold a raffle for them? They'll hang out with us, share some information and host a raffle, where all ticket sales will benefit their organization. Best of all, they'll have plenty of lovable dogs at the event looking for their forever homes! So, if your looking to adopt and adorable companion, now's a perfect time!

Exhibitors: If you would like to donate a small item (no more than $20) to the raffle on September, please contact the DC Craft Mafia for more info. This is completely voluntary, folks! No pressure at all.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vendor List (AND more) is Up!

Wow! We have so much awesome stuff in store for YOU at the frist-ever DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing on Saturday, May 21st!

The official vendor list has been added to the website, plus check out who we have performing that day: Dave Tieff, front man of the late Laughing Colors AND Snakehead Run with their original take on old-time acoustic blues.

Not only that but the well-known food truck, Merlindia's own Fojol Brothers will be parked alongside the Spring Thing tents ... serving up their unique brand of Indian/Ethiopian mobile cuisine.

It's gonna be a glorious day of crafts, music and food. Come and join us!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jon Wye

If you haven't heard of Jon Wye, you've been living under a rock. And not cool, little grooundhog nook, like those dudes in the Geico commercial, just a boring, old rock.
Did you know that Jon Wye was the first company to use belts as canvases? Yep. They create one-of-a-kind designs on the finest quality leather, and now the best cotton shirts around. They take pop culture and add their own influences. They make almost everything by hand in their workshop in DC, and they try their hardest to get all of their materials from the USA. Basically, they make awesome.

Jon Wye. DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing. Saturday, May 21st. Be there!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Looking for kick-ass, hand-knit creations? Well, then, you're in luck. Welcome to the world of punkrockknits!
Your senses are are in for a treat when they get a load of artist, Tracy Weidman's original designs:

Your eyeballs will go into sensory overload with the vivid, flashy colors.

Your hands will marvel at the soft craftsmanship of the fibers.

And your taste ... well, maybe that's one sense that will not be affected, but you get the idea!

Check out punkrockknits at the DC Mafia's Spring Thing on Saturday, May 21st!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Announcing the Spring Thing!

Don't know about you, but I am super-siked for the first-ever DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing on Saturday, May 21st! So let's get to it. Introducing our talented exhibitors. Let's start off with popular DC artisan, Herban Lifestyle.

Herban Lifestyle has been passionate about hand crafting natural and organic bath and body products for more than 10 years, ever since founder Mary Kearns learned to create herbal bath and body products for friends, family and visitors at her local farmers market. Today, Mary brings the same passion for sustainability, healing herbs, and aromatherapy to Herban Lifestyle.

There are over 30 Herban Lifestyle products all made with natural, organic and Fair Trade ingredients and packaged in recyclable containers printed on 100% recycled paper.

Visit with Mary and all of her organic products from 11AM -5PM at the DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing!