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January 18th, 2007


Does anyone know of a good t-shirt reconstructor (artist that makes different shirts using t-shirts) in/around the Seattle area?

January 15th, 2007

Well, I'm in the Tidbits section, at least :)Collapse )

I ASSume you can still find the January BeadStyle magazine on the shelf at... wherever you find magazines locally (it was still on the rack at the local QFC) but this is hella belated.

December 15th, 2006

Happy Holidays from IHR!

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. Come celebrate the last holiday of the year with us. We have lots of special things in store for you!

Most important are all the fabulous vendors you have come to know and love over the last year, plus a few new ones that may become faves. Come and join everyone for some fun and cool indie holiday shopping, including Seattle Craft Mafia's own The Bathery.

Gift basket give away!

As if that weren't enough, IHR is having a holiday gift basket give away! Drop your biz card (or fill out a slip at our booth) and drop it in the jar and at 3pm we'll announce the winning entry. Gift basket includes a Cold Heat Glue Gun, Craft Magazine, a handmade notebook/journal from Attic Journals, an IHR tank top and button, room spray and bath salts from SCM's own The Bathery, and a flower brooch made from recycled sweaters from Bella Sisters. It all comes tucked neatly into a sleigh basket! Whether you keep it for yourself or give it away, this is a great indie holiday gift basket!

Special guest for December is author Thomas Wurst who will be autographing and selling copies of his newest book "Pearl's Christmas Present", an illustrated Christmas story about a little boy who wants to be a girl.

We've brought back our favorite DJ for the holidays, DJ Colby B. We've asked her to throw in a few rocked out xmas tunes to get us all in the holiday spirit!

And as always, the Crocodile Café will be serving up their yummiest of yummy brunches! Good food for the bad weather we've been having!

So come on down on Sunday December 17th from 12-4pm! Bring cash and some holiday cheer!

Crocodile Cafe
2200 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA

December 1st, 2006

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Seattle Craft Mafia

Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Show
Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd
11am - 5pm

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Mercer Street @ 3rd Avenue North


Last year's show had over 4,000 visitors and people were lined up an hour before the doors opened for a chance at a swag bag. The show is back this year - this time it's two days long and with double the vendors. There's even going to be a fashion show! Come visit Paddy Litvak Jewelry, LaLa Bags, Mama Monkey, and Nine Lives at the Seattle Craft Mafia mini-shop-in-a-booth. SCM members The Bathery will be representing at the UCU booth and GlamSpoon will be sharing a booth with her pal from SAB bags.


11:00am – Doors open

Be sure to get there early — the first 100 people through the door each day will get an awesome swag bag full of handmade goodies from our vendors and sponsors!

2:30pm – Fashion show (Saturday only)
Come check out the outfits that have been hand-crafted by your favorite clothing and jewelry designers, at this fabulous fashion show emceed by the dynamic Anna Banana, owner of Pretty Parlor here in Seattle.

Until 5:00pm – Peruse the booths and witness the Uprising
Take care of your holiday shopping while supporting the work of over 100 indie crafters, all under one roof! 



Faythe Levine from the Indie Craft Documentary will be filming at Urban Craft Uprising both days. She will be interviewing the organizers and the vendors. UCU 2006 (and the Seattle Craft Mafia) will be part of DIY history! 

See ya there!

November 18th, 2006

Sunday, November 19th
2 - 7pm
Highland Community Center
14224 Bel Red Rd

Swank is a collaborative group of local artisans focused on creating high quality, innovative and dynamic styles for everyday use and today's changing lifestyles. Products range from apparel, baby items, decorative art, distinctive fashion accessories (i.e. jewelry, handbags), beauty products, and household items.

We are proud to announce the addition of an Eastside Swank show just in time for the holidays. Come check out SCM's Paddy Litvak Jewelry and others!

November 17th, 2006


Hey ladies, looks like I'm up and running on this now. Hurray!

I mentioned an inexpensive fabric site at our last meeting and promised a link. It's Marshall Dry Goods, and their site is at http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/store/. Some of the fabrics are pretty weak, but they have some good stuff too for a great retail price. You can even set up a wholesale account with them...

Also, just FYI -- I'm looking into what options there are for a wireless credit card machine. I'd love to have one by the UCU show. We shall see.

More links:
* My "long"-standing blog is at http://www.pettyvices.typepad.com
* I've got a few little things up on Etsy at http://www.2NineLives.etsy.com
* I have an ecommerce web site under construction; the URL is http://www.2NineLives.com and will hopefully be up and running next week (now I just need more product...yikes!)

November 9th, 2006

10am - 5pm
Catharine Blaine School
2550 34th Avenue West

Catharine Blaine K-8 School is a Seattle Public School located in the Magnolia neighborhood. It draws children from around the city, primarily the Magnolia/Queen Anne neighborhoods and the south east neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Rainier and Columbia City. The school has a high percentage of parent involvement. The PTA funds a full time Art teacher, Music teacher, Reading Specialist and Counselor. Our school is the home of the School of Rock program that involves “at risk” middle school age kids in their own rock bands. (How cool is that!) As we all know, the Seattle Public Schools are not able to put as much funding into each of the schools as is needed. With a lot of hard work and support from the neighborhood Blaine continues to offer the special extra classes like Art and Music which children need to be well-rounded individuals.

Come shop DIY with SCM's own Double Duchess Designs, Mama Monkey, Paddy Litvak Jewelry and The Bathery among others at this wonderful event.

To read more about School of Rock, click here.

December 31st, 2006

Upcoming Events

Seattle Craft Mafia
Sunday, June 3rd
12 - 4pm
Crocodile Cafe

features 45 of Seattle's most innovative indie designers and urban crafters at the Crocodile Café from 12-4pm the first Sunday of most every month.

November 3rd, 2006

Sunday, November 5th
12 - 4pm
Crocodile Cafe

Yes, this month is IHR's 5th birthday! Come celebrate with us! We'll be having a birthday cake and balloons!

This month's special guest is Biznik! An indie business networking group that doesn't suck. Come by and check them out, you may make that business connection you've been looking for!

And for your listening pleasure this month's DJ is DJ Eternal Darkness.

We even have some other surprises in store for you! So come on down and grab some brunch and something cool from our fabulous IHR vendors (including SCM's own Paddy Litvak Jewelry, The Bathery, and Double Duchess Designs)!
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