Monday, December 8, 2008

Indie Craft Fest at DWR

Saturday, December 13, 10am-6pm

Get your last-minute shopping done in time to enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Peruse handmade goods and meet local crafters of Washington, D.C.’s favorite indie craft collective, Craft Mutiny. During this one-day event at the Studio, you’ll find one-of-a-kind clothing, stationary, prints, jewelry, handspun yarn, plush items and more. As always, you can test-drive DWR’s large selection of modern designs for the home and workplace. Our gift to you: free standard shipping on all items under $250 through December 16. Coffee, bagels and fruit will be served.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Craft Markets

Come visit me at the Holiday Booty Market

This Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- 12-6pm
Hilda's Giftshop in the National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC
This event is sponsored by DEKKA, Miss Pixies, and Chiptole.

The Craft Mutiny Collective presents its 3rd annual Holiday Booty Market! This super fun event will be your chance to find that perfectly unique handmade gift before the holidays. Come and check out our indie craft event in the heart of Washington, D.C. Admission is free. Music and snacks provided! All you have to bring is your shopping list!!!


Twenty rad vendors from the Washington, D.C. area display their handmade goodies.

I draw, sew, and try to make something every day. I use my chronic doodling and collection of toys and pictures out of magazines and newspapers as inspiration. I am as equally influenced by graffiti in Paris and Philly as I am by artists like Chris Ware and Charles Burns. Tigerflight's Pirate Yeti is our show mascot!

El Jefe Design

El Jefe Design creates hand crafted art prints and concert posters for a variety of local and national acts including The Decemberists, Foo Fighters, Wilco, and The Raveonettes. Each poster is hand screen printed on recycled paper and done in limited editions.

De*nada Design
De*nada Design is a design boutique specializing in knits, bags and graphic tees that are comtemporary, fun and energetic.

60 Bugs
If you are a rad kid in D.C., it is likely that you are wearing something by 60 bugs. Debbie of 60 bugs loves the 80s, music, pop culture and DIYing, and likes to incorporate these themes into her embroidery and gocco printing.

Tina Seamonster
Tina Seamonster silk screens shirts and cards in small batches at her kitchen table with a Print Gocco. She is inspired by her life as an urban mom of twins in DC. Check out her new Grumpy Gnome line of cards and ornaments!


DEKKA is a Fashion, Art, and Music Showroom/Retail Store in the hear of DC's most exciting are, the U Street corridor. We feature over 30 local and international designers and artists, as well as offer the latest underground music at our listening station. We thank DEKKA for being both a vendor and a sponsor of this event!

this chickadee
this chickadee is on a mission to create all sorts of magical things for you and your home. Aprons, totes, and table decorations are one-of-a-kind creations, stitched with love. The aim of this chickadee is to provide an alternative to mass-produced items and to inspire, educate and brighten.

bLuGrn design
My craft ranges from jewelry to paper goods and now baby onsies. My jewelry and paper goods consist of nature silhouettes, braille and the shark teeth i find on the chesapeak bay. My baby onsies (as well as some of my jewelry) was born from my new little mooshy gooshy boston pup, El guapo.

Pile of Craft
Pile of Craft turns colorful, bumpy, fuzzy handspun yarn into scarves,
hats, and handbags. She also creates unique and useful decorative items
out of custom-mixed polymer clay. She creates fuzzy tree cards and
other happy stationery sets, too!

Charming Vices
Charming Vices offers kitschy jewelry and accessories for guys and gals. I am compelled to recycle objects that need new lives into one of a kind creations.

Kristina Bilonick
My designs are derived from childhood memories, pop culture and a general nostalgia for the 70s and 80s. Hand printed on a mix of new and vintage apparel,kb designs add pizzaz to the dullest of wardrobes. Check out the accompanying line of glass accessories to complete the look!

8th Street Soap Kitchen
8th Street Soap Kitchen soaps are handcrafted with quality natural ingredients. Painstakingly made from scratch in small batches, these soaps lather richly, are naturally colored and carefully scented, and clean delightfully.

block party press
As with many artists, I have been drawing and making things for as long as I can remember. Sometimes my brain overflows with more ideas than my hands and my wallet can keep up with. I love texture, patterns, contrast, color (especially red, white & black and any pastel color paired with chocolate brown).

Kitten Rocks Well

Kitten Rocks Well features handmade nicnaks and stationary sets. Many of the sets are made using upcycled book and old magazine pages.

one-of-a-kind bags handmade with vintage/weird fabrics, screenprinted designs, reworked fashion finds, and various other inspirations.

Booklish Lady
Bookish Lady makes blank journals by hand, folding and stitching or gluing each page of every journal herself. She also tracks down antique letterpress blocks (or designs her own) and uses them to print the kind of cards she likes to send to her pals.

Fisticuffs Leather
100% recycled leather and found object cuffs and watchbands...soon to have dog collars too!

Daisy Lacy
Info coming soon.

Folktale Fibers
I am a full-time spinster who carefully sources local, animal-friendly, and sustainable fibers and spins them into whimsical but practical skeins. I sell handspun yarn, handdyed and handcarded fiber, felted baubles/beads, and handknit accessories.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Crafty Bastards RECAP

WOW! Despite the off and on rain Crafty Bastards managed to pull off another great show this year. They had even more vendors and more events including a skateboarding ramp section together with some freestyle rapping/singing and dj-ing which unlike last year was located directly behind us. So we had constant music and excitement. Not to mention a lot of traffic. We were super super busy from 9-5 but Marianna and I were able to get away to browse some of the other booths....which we didnt' get to do last year.

Anyways, so glad to have participated again this year and looking forward to many many other CB events in the future. So now to recuperate and get ready for: the Austin show October 18th & 19th, Halloween! (my sister and i are dressing up the dogs as bees and going as a swarm LOL!) and of course- Elections!!!

Then... a roadtrip back to D.C. from Missouri where my hubs has been campaiging. Looking forward to other possible pre-christmas shows, so stay tuned ;) Excited about posting my new designs on my site soon.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre

I forgot to mention in all the excitement that Chickrocks and I will have a booth at Bizarre Bizarre in Austin!

October 18th, 2008 from 10am to 10pm and
October 19th, 2008 from 10am to 6pm *
Travis County Event Center and Fairground
Bazaar Bizarre began in 2001 in the Boston-area as a hodge-podge of friends and acquaintances cobbling together their handcrafted DIY wares to sell and staging an offbeat entertainment extravaganza. In 2004 the Bazaar Bizarre spread to Los Angeles and Cleveland and in 2006 Make took us under their wing to include the Bazaar Bizarre as part of the Maker Faire

Maker Faire Austin
Mayor Will Wynn declares 2nd Annual Maker's Weekend in Austin celebrating Austin’s creativity, ingenuity and the Do It Yourself spirit.

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.

Featuring over 300 Makers
Online tickets - discount pricing available through 10/3/2008. Online ticket purchases from 10/4/2008 - 10/16/2008 will be full price and tickets will be picked up onsite at will call

Tickets are also available at Austin Children's Museum and Whole Foods (downtown 6th & Lamar)
  • Onsite Ticket Pricing
    • Adult - $25.00
    • Student (13-21, or with student photo ID) - $15.00
    • Youth (4-12) - $10.00
    • Children 3 and under are free
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    1 week to go...

    I'm in Houston glad to be done with Ike and hoping that friends and family are getting their electricity back. We were of the fortunate few to still have power after Ike...and all the trees missed our house. So we're counting our blessings and looking forward to seeing some of you in D.C. on September 28th for Crafty Bastards!

    Lets see... it's been a while since i've posted.... At the begining of this month i went to San Antonio for the opening of FotoSeptiembre where i was showing some of my photographs at Loft Studio.

    It was a lot of fun, great people.... lots of talent. Our photos will be on display until the end of September so if you're in the area be sure to check out some of the work displayed in the galleries at the Blue Star arts complex where Loft Studio is located along with the blue star brewery (plenty of reasons to visit ;))

    In the meantime I'm gearing up for Crafty Bastards and making a huge to do list. I'm working on my braille, vintage rehab and silhouette pieces along with the Mooshy Gooshies line of onsies ... but i've added some new designs to both my onsies and my jewelry. Most of my new items will probably not be online until after the show so if you see something you like... contact me.

    Here's a sneak peak....

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008


    Back from some travels ... and with some great news! Just happens that a spot opened up for Crafty Bastards and I'm in! YAY!!! (snoopy dance)

    That means ready to start crafting like a bastard. ;)

    Also if you happen to be in San Antonion, Texas the month of September I'm showing a few of my photographs in their monthwide photo festival FotoSeptiembre.
    I will be showing my photographs at Loft Studio with Juan I. Garcia, Marriana Urrutia, Raul & Claudia Garcia, Mark Forsyth, and Wiliam Gay. The opening reception is Thursday, September 4 from 6:30- 9:30 pm. Come join us for some drink and show.

    Here's a Sneak Peak:

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    So what's new...

    Well...I'll start with the bad news. I was not accepted to Crafty Bastards this year. I was how ever put on a waiting list so all hope is not lost. right? In any case I hope to be able to go and do some shopping. The D.C. crafty bastards fair is by far one of the best and coolest craft fairs i've been to.

    The good news is I'm still making and creating... i have a new line of mooshy gooshie wear- tees for kids - which i hope to start listing in my etsy store within a couple of weeks.

    I'm also happy to say the Mooshy Gooshies Onsies were just featured today in the OTTOWA DOG BLOG.
    how fun is that!?

    Of course I'm still making fun new jewelry items such as these new carved black lacquer rose cufflinks along with some fun necklaces such as the coral and coin pearl necklace, and the layered sterling grey pearl necklace.

    I've been playing with various types of chain as well and having fun with the simple results. Look forward to sharing the new designs with you soon.

    Well I'm off to visit NYC for the weekend. I'm really excited to check out the prefab architecture exhibit at the MOMA as well as the green canopy installation at PS1.

    Have a great weekend!

    Friday, July 18, 2008

    New in July

    While i anxiously wait to hear from Crafty Bastards.....i've been busy with custom orders with a little time for some creative explorations.... thought i woudl share:

    1) Custom Puppy Sillhouettes : The customer sent me her puppy profiles i then created a silhouette for her to approve and continued to cut them from 20 gauge sterling silver. Pendants were then hand stamped with their names. cute, no?!

    2) Custom Braille: I hadn't done these in a while... i'm guessing the customer went through some of my sold items and saw a similar item... she also ordered another bracelet with mixed the braille with the cloud pendant. very cute. A lot of great ideas come from custom orders...which is why i'm always happy to make them.

    3) Necklaces for layering- I'm really into layering long necklaces with short ones over solid color shirts and summer dresses so i started creating some simple and colorful themed necklaces for the summer. I wear them out a lot because they're such and easy accessory to work with.

    Anyways I'm keeping busy in hopes of some good news ;) Hope everyone is having a great summer.